FDA approves America’s first marijuana-based medication

In a breakthrough for medical marijuana use, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the US’ first drug made from cannabis oil, designed to treat two rare forms of epilepsy. The drug, Epidiolex, is made from cannabidol, or CBD, a component of marijuana known for its muscle-relaxing and pain-relieving properties. Administered as a […]

MAPPED: Avoid taking prescription medication to these countries – or risk imprisonment

Tourists travelling abroad who need medication may be breaking the law, even if it is prescribed. Common medicine that can be bought over the counter, even flu medication or cold tablets could fall foul of the rules. A number of tourists travelling to popular holiday destinations such as Dubai and Egypt have found themselves in […]

How to get rid of indigestion: Taking this medication could make symptoms worse

Indigestion can be pain or discomfort in your upper abdomen or burning pain behind the breastbone. It usually occurs after eating or drinking. Also known as dyspepsia, its symptoms can include heartburn, feeling full an bloated, feeling sick, belching and passing wind, and bringing up food or bitter tasting fluids – better known as acid […]

How to get rid of indigestion: Taking this medication could make symptoms worse

HOW TO get rid of indigestion: people of all ages suffer with indigestion at some point. It can trigger a range of symptoms including heartburn and feeling sick, but usually isn’t a sign of anything serious. Cutting down on certain drinks is one of the recommended ways to treat the condition, but you should also […]

The US Surgeon General has issued a rare health advisory telling Americans to carry a lifesaving overdose medication — here’s how to use it

Shutterstock We asked a former paramedic what it’s like to administer naloxone, the lifesaving drug overdose reversal medication that the US Surgeon General recently advised friends and family members of people at risk for drug overdose to carry. The drug can be administered as a nasal spray or a shot that’s injected into the muscle […]