Medicine can make our lives better in so many ways. They can help relieve pain, increase our lifespan, and ease the symptoms of colds and flus. Medicines come in all different forms, from new nanotechnology to liquid medications, to over the counter medicines and prescriptions given by doctors. Read about new medicines, how to administer them to the elderly and children, and what signs to look for in teen medicine abuse.
Administering Children's Medicine
This article covers how to give medicine to children.
Keeping Track of Your Loved One's Heart Medicines
WebMD gives you tips for keeping track of heart disease medications for yourself and loved ones.
Depression Medicine Types and Tips for Taking Antidepressants
WebMD explains the different types of depression medicines and how you can most effectively treat your depression with medications and lifestyle improvements.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Symptoms
Could your digestive troubles be a sign of irritable bowel syndrome? WebMD explains the symptoms of IBS and when to seek medical help.
What Are Rebound Headaches?
“Rebound” headaches can happen if you overuse some headache medicines. Find out why they happen and how to avoid them.
Small Wonders: Micro-Machines in Medicine
In the 19th century, the tools of progress were coal, oil, and steel. In the 21st century, they will be atoms, microscopic tubes carrying drugs, and miniature disease-fighting robots, say small-thinking scientists with big ideas.
Antique medicines contained everything from arsenic to opium -- and promised instant cures.
Targeting Asthma Treatments
A lot of people think that treating asthma is simple: when you start wheezing, just take a puff from a rescue inhaler. But it's not so straightforward for most people.
Non-Prescription Meds for Cold & Flu
When you’re sick, you don't want to go shopping for medicine. Find out how you can be prepared before you get sick.
Trouble Swallowing Big Pills
Our expert offers tips to help swallow big pills.
Changes in How New Drugs Are Tested
Janet Woodcock, MD, discusses the FDA’s new plans for evaluating new drugs.
Drugs vs. Supplements
What’s the difference between drug and supplement regulation?
Slideshows & Images
Commonly Abused Drugs
This slideshow features pictures of commonly abused prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including depressants, pain relievers, and stimulants.
What’s on a Medicine Label?
Do you know what all the info on your over-the-counter meds means? Here’s a breakdown of the most important parts of a drug label.
Keep Your Medicines Straight
Get tips on keeping tracking of when and how to take your medications.
Steroids: What Are They? How Do You Take Them? What Are The Side Effects?
They've gotten a bad rap over the years due to some athletes using them illegally, but steroids can help treat a variety of health conditions. Learn about the different types and what they do.