Home > Medical > Meds and you > News News All sections in Meds and You » Antibiotics » Generics » Inside the Lab » Medication » News » Using Medicines Will over-the-counter medication really help? We like to believe that there’s a pill for every pain. But many of the over-the-counter medicines we reach for to treat a cold, cough, heartburn or pain simply do not work. Patients tend to listen to female doctors more Patients are more likely to take advice about nutrition and exercise from female rather than male physicians. Plant-based vaccines challenge big pharma The recent revelation that the Ebola drug ZMapp is produced in the leaves of tobacco plants captured global attention. Ask Addictions Expert » Test Using the wrong pills? » Quiz Addicted to pills? » Join Body Talk » Medical history Medicines that changed history 5 very bizarre medical devices There's no telling what effect new technology will have on medicine. Here are 5 outrageous medical devices. Counterfeit medicine threatens Africa About 30 percent of all medicines sold in Africa are counterfeit. Poor online info on self-injurious behaviour Many teens and young adults engage in self-injurious behaviours, but the help that they find online is often incorrect or misleading. US doctors favour legalisation of medical marijuana More doctors than consumers support the legalisation of medical marijuana. Support for medical marijuana is highest among oncologists. Extreme medicine: The search for new antibiotics As the world cries out for new antibiotics, researchers are turning back to nature in the hope that extreme places may throw up chemical novelties and lead to new drugs. FDA approves new anti-clotting drug for heart patients The FDA has approved a new type of anti-clotting medication, designed to lower the chances of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death. FDA approves drug to treat painkiller overdose Evzio is a hand-held auto injector that delivers a single dose of the drug naloxone which can be used to treat an overdose of narcotic painkillers and heroin. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health!