Medications & Drugs : Health & Medical
Birth control pills are often prescribed for reasons other than contraception. Some birth control pills can be used to treat acne or moderate to severe premenstrual syndrome or premenstrual dysphoric disorder symptoms, while others are intended to be used for contraceptive purposes only.
For centuries, medicinal ants have been used therapeutically to treat rheumatoid arthritis and hepatitis in China. Belonging to the the family Formicidae, ants can be ingested as an extract, tea infusion or wine when used medicinally, or eaten whole as food. Researchers suspect that ants contain ant
Every person reacts to anti-depressant medication differently. Sometimes, your anti-depressant may lose its effectiveness, and your doctor will decide to switch you to a new medication. This should be done with caution and under the strict supervision of your doctor or mental health care provider.
Finding ephedra products has become increasingly difficult with its ban in 2003. Many people do not know this, but in 2005, the FDA allowed the sale of low-dose ephedra products. The problem is that the big companies that released the mainstream ephedra products like Stacker 2 and Xendrine, will n
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are at high risk for acute exacerbations.
Human growth hormone (HGH) is the most abundant hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. It is responsible for a healthy metabolism, muscle growth, energy, brain function and tissue repair. It reaches its peak during adolescence but is produced throughout life. The natural production of
Is combination statin and fibrate therapy better than statin monotherapy?
Insulin errors have increased dramatically over the last decade.
Robinul is the brand name of a prescription medication (glycopyrrolate) that is generally used alongside medicines that treat and manage stomach ulcers. Robinul is an anticholinergic, meaning that it blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the central and the peripheral nervous system. It funct
Norgesic Forte is a prescription medication of orphenadrine citrate, aspirin and caffeine. Despite its usefulness for relieving mild to moderate pain, Norgesic Forte poses a risk for side effects in some patients.
Clenbuterol is a selective beta-2 agonist that acts specifically to help increase lean muscle and reduce fat deposits on your body. This helps in bodybuilding and weight loss. However, due to the the possible side effects, it is necessary to take Clenbuterol in a controlled and cyclic manner. Specif
Ancient Chinese culture discovered uses for culinary herbs that expand beyond the kitchen. Many culinary herbs are used in Chinese culture for medicinal purposes. People who suffer from particular health conditions may be able to minimize their symptoms by incorporating specific culinary herbs into
A topoisomerase was identified as the bacterial target site for quinolone action in the late 1970s.
Gaviscon contains alginic acid derived from brown seaweed, and is used to reduce heartburn, indigestion and the symptoms of acid reflux. The product is an over the counter medication that comes in liquid and tablet forms. Gaviscon can be used for occasional digestive discomfort or for those with chr
What is L-Arginine?L-arginine is a semi-essential amino acid that is produced naturally in the body and can also be absorbed into the body through a person's diet or through a dietary supplement. It is sometimes referred to simply as arginine, although the term l-arginine is more...
Commander Sheppard's intergalactic spaceship, the "Normandy", is used to transport the hero and his team from one end of the universe to the other. One of the space systems that are available to the player from the start of "Mass Effect 2" is the Hourglass Nebula. The Hourglass Nebula is a huge cosm
Many people who have an interest in herbal supplements and alternative medicine may have heard of an obscure herb called ashwagandha. This little plant has long been a part of Ayurvedic medicine and is growing in popularity among consumers today for the treatment of various ailments.
Lithium is an old standby medicine used prominently in the treatment of bipolar manias. It is an antipsychotic and as one carries many risks with it. It has some common unpleasant side effects because it is an older medicine, but patients find they are temporary or grow accustomed to them and contin
Vitamins provide nutrition for the body when diet or disease prevents absorption.vitamins image by Keith Frith from Fotolia.comVitamins are nutrients that the body cannot produce on its own. To gain the nutrition from vitamins, people must consume foods that contain vitamins. Supplements...
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death in America and claimed 445,687 deaths in 2005. Fortunately, heart disease is usually preventable through a healthy diet rich in plant foods and exercise. Vitamin E and its antioxidant effects can also help preve