Doctors often prescribe anti-inflammatory medications and recommend physical therapy in order to treat back pain. But what about antidepressants? A recent study authored by doctors in Australia and the Netherlands found that the antidepressant amitriptyline was effective at reducing lower back pain on a short-term basis. But there’s a catch. While theRead More →

Several medications used to treat hypothyroidism have been recalled according to an announcement earlier this month by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Westminster Pharmaceuticals LLC, a company that manufactures levothyroxine (LT4) and liothyronine (LT3) voluntarily recalled these medications. What is hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, is when the thyroid glandRead More →

A doctor may prescribe cephalexin to treat infections of the skin, middle ear, upper respiratory tract, and urinary tract. It appears on the World Health Organization’s “List of Essential Medicines.” While cephalexin does not directly interact with alcohol, this article outlines some reasons why people may wish to avoid alcohol whileRead More →

50,000 men in Sweden has brothers and fathers with prostate cancer Prostate cancer is often a rather indolent disease The study was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute PhotoCredit:istock Research in Sweden published on Monday found family history an important factor in men developing various types of prostateRead More →

              Being diagnosed with high blood pressure can be scary, especially if your doctor is recommending medication to keep your hypertension under control. Medication can be quite expensive. Not to mention possible side effects such as dizziness, nausea or vomiting, and erection problems. However,Read More →