Two reports found that licensed medications and anti-smoking ads are effective in helping people quit smoking.
Researchers found that diabetic people with depression are at a higher risk of suffering from low blood sugar episodes.
People should not buy sexual enhancement supplements because they may contain undisclosed prescription drugs that could cause serious harm, according to researchers.
For the first time since 1957, drug spending decreased one percent in 2012.
A national poll found that 40 percent of parents give children under four-years-old cough syrup and medications that have not been found to be safe for young toddlers.
Common medications used to treat rheumatoid arthritis may affect abortion rates in women, a new study suggests.
In case a doctor has made an error while treating a patient, the last person to know about it will be the patient and his/her family members. The recent study, conducted by The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, has revealed this shocking result.
In a recent report, doctors are warning those under medication about serious health problems caused by mixing medicines and grapefruit. While previously only a few drugs were known to react with grapefruit, the numbers have shot up to almost double in the last four years, Mail Online reports. According to the report, statins, antibiotics, antidepressants, drugs to treat cancer and heart disease, and some others used by patients who have had organ transplant are a few among the 85 drugs that are known to be affected by grapefruit.
The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. By altering the heritability of certain traits, gene drive technologies have the potential to spread desired genes through wild populations. In practice, this could lead to mosquito populations that, for example, bear traits making them resistant to the spread of malaria. Despite the huge potential for improving human well-being, concern exists that gene drives could fail in the wild or, perhaps more concerning, spread beyond their intended target populations.