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What You Need to Know About Gout Treatments

November 12, 2018
What You Need to Know About Gout Treatments

Gout is one of the most painful types of arthritis. While medications can help, lifestyle and dietary changes can minimize flare-ups and the use of drugs.

Can Artificial Intelligence Predict Drug Side Effects?

November 5, 2018
Can Artificial Intelligence Predict Drug Side Effects?

With many people on multiple medications, it’s difficult to know what adverse events can occur. An experimental system called Decagon is aiming to change that.

Drinking and Drugs: How Alcohol Can Mess With Your Meds

October 22, 2018
Drinking and Drugs: How Alcohol Can Mess With Your Meds

Many medications have a warning not to mix with alcohol because of serious side effects. What drugs can have the most dangerous interactions with alcohol?

Going Under: Potential Side Effects of General Anesthesia

October 15, 2018
Going Under: Potential Side Effects of General Anesthesia

The short-term effects of anesthesia are usually short-lived and manageable, but long-term neurological effects are a potential concern.

Dreading a Colonoscopy? Here Are 5 Alternatives

October 8, 2018
Dreading a Colonoscopy? Here Are 5 Alternatives

Prepping for a colonoscopy is a notoriously awful experience. The good news is that there are alternatives that can screen for colorectal cancer that aren’t as invasive and provide similar accuracy.

Can an Opioid Addiction Drug Treat Autoimmune Disorders?

October 1, 2018
Can an Opioid Addiction Drug Treat Autoimmune Disorders?

Evidence is mounting that low doses of naltrexone can treat conditions like lupus and multiple sclerosis effectively and with few side effects.

Treating Opioid Addiction With Meds: A Closer Look

September 24, 2018
Treating Opioid Addiction With Meds: A Closer Look

A host of drugs are used to treat acute opioid overdose and opioid-use disorder. Find out the benefits and side effects to expect from these treatments.

Pros and Cons: Prednisone

September 17, 2018
Pros and Cons: Prednisone

Prednisone is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat a variety of conditions. Find of the benefits and risks of this popular corticosteroid.

‘It’s a Gamble:’ St. John’s Wort, Depression and Drug Interactions

September 10, 2018
‘It’s a Gamble:’ St. John’s Wort, Depression and Drug Interactions

St. John’s wort is a popular herbal supplement used especially for depression. But does it actually work and what drugs might it interact with?

5 Things to Know About Essential Oils

August 27, 2018
5 Things to Know About Essential Oils

Essential oils are a popular part of homeopathy, but using them safely requires research and caution.

How Imodium Became Appealing to Opioid Addicts

August 20, 2018
How Imodium Became Appealing to Opioid Addicts

Dangerous side effects associated with using OTC anti-diarrhea drug in high amounts.

5 Alternatives to Erectile Dysfunction Drugs

August 13, 2018
5 Alternatives to Erectile Dysfunction Drugs

If you think turning to Viagra is the only way to deal with erectile dysfunction, think again. Here are 5 alternatives to ED drugs, including their pros and cons.