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What are Antibiotics?

Antibiotics were first discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming. The drugs is well known for treating bacterial infections. A common misconception is that you can treat things such as the common cold and the flu with antibiotics, but this is not the case. These conditions are a virus and not […]

What is Viagra?

What is Viagra?

First lets clear one thing up, although most people refer to the medication as Viagra, this is actually the trade name and not the name of the product. The official medication is called Sildenafil but for the purposes of this article we will refer to it as Viagra. The primary […]

Medication to Quit Smoking

Medication to Quit Smoking

In the past smoking might have been glamorized and considered sexy. But nowadays we know the risks involved in smoking and therefore it is considered a very unhealthy thing to do. Because of the long-term damage that smoking can cause, more and more people are choosing to give up. An […]

Treating Pain with Pain Killers

Treating Pain with Pain Killers

Pain, whether fleeting or constant, is very difficult to live with. But with the advancements in modern medicine you no longer have to suffer with pain. There are many drugs which you can take to either lessen or totally rid yourself of the pain. Pain killers are a fairly old […]

Weight Loss Medication

Weight Loss Medication

With a growing global obesity crisis, it should come as no surprise that weight loss medication is becoming and ever increasingly big market. Drugs for weight loss work in several different ways from helping your body absorb less fat to actually suppress your appetite and thus making you want less […]

Questions to Ask your Doctor

Questions to Ask your Doctor

There are many things to consider before you start taking medication. The most important thing that you should to is to talk to your doctor or physician who can advise you correctly about all the different aspects of taking medication. However, here are a few points that you might want […]

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How Drugs are Developed

When we pop a simple pain killer, or take any other drug, we often don’t think about how to came to be. But the reality is that these drugs take years and years to discover, develop and administer to the general public. Before a drug can ever come into development, […]

A Short History of Medicine

A Short History of Medicine

Though there have been great advancements in the progression of modern medicine, the practice is actually very old, even dating back to the Babylonian period almost 4,000 years ago. In fact the first form of surgery was performed almost 7,000 years ago in France. Though the practice of administering chemicals […]