Overdoses from prescription painkillers have tripled in the past decade. Now they account for more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined, US health authorities said.
In this modern times, when you get sick, you go to the doctor for diagnosis and treatment, he prescribes you medicines. You buy these medicines and take them, hoping that you get well.
The behavioral effects of prescription drugs medications vary widely on the persons taking it. Some can dull alertness, slow reflexes and reaction time, others can encourage risk taking and hurt the ability to judge distances and it can impair decision making, researchers say.
Viruses, not bacteria are the cause of common cold, influenza and most coughs. Antibiotics are only effective against bacterial illnesses and in some cases when used against cold or flu they can do more harm than good, the expert warned.