Get sick? Pop a pill. Feel sad? Pop a pill. Too excited? Pop a pill. Took too many pills? Pop a pill. Pills are the correct answers to most of life’s problems because chemistry is a hell of an art and the human body is easily unbalanced. But the inoffensive pill shape hides some gnarly things, just take a look at this…
Open your spam folder right now and there's almost certainly a grammatically questionable spam email offering you V1agra or C1al1s. But while you know that any pills procured from shady online retailers aren't regulated, apparently some people can't stop buying them. Brian Krebs reports that the problem is out of…
After the first shudder, it sounds even more terrifying: a pill coated with tiny needles that injects you from the inside of your intestine. But the scientists at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital who developed the capsule say that these swallowable microneedles could be a new (and painless!) way to deliver…
If your daily regimen of medications has you traveling with the equivalent of a small pharmacy in a bag, maybe it's time to simplify things with Unikia's silicone Pill Pouch that can easily slip into the pockets of even the tightest jeans.
Congratulations, you injured yourself doing something active. Such things are liable to happen when you leave the couch. But the choice between Advil, Tylenol, aspirin, and so many other pills can be daunting. Here's what you should reach for, and when.
Whether you don't like needles, or whether you really don't like needles, there's some good news on the horizon: a special "bioadhesive" coating that was just developed at Brown University is bringing us one step closer to saying goodbye to injections and hello to things like insulin pills.
Don't do drugs, people. But if you do do them, don't overdose on 'em. But if you do overdose on 'em, make sure the drugs you're doing are weed, LSD, opium and mushrooms and not pharmaceutical pills. That's because pharmaceuticals kill more people in America than any other type of drug. What?
Do you ever feel like the rest of the world is so dumb? And it's not that you're especially smart, it's just that people are just so dumb. Do they enjoy being dumb? Have they ever thought about being smart? Of course not! Because being dumb is fun. Being dumb means you don't have to be self aware anymore. Being dumb…
Firefighters run into flaming buildings for a living, It's not exactly what you might call a safe job. And while they can tell generally how they're doing by noting whether or not they are on fire at any given time, there's a lot more nuance to keeping track of other aspects of their health. That's where data…
Addictive prescription drugs are flying off the shelves—And not in the hands of paying customers. Pill robberies are becoming such a problem that the NYPD wants to start planting fake prescription drug bottles with embedded GPS chips in pharmacies to help the cops bust thieves after heists.
The American Psychiatric Association has just approved revisions to the manual used to diagnose the things that go bump in your soul. The first revision of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in twenty years dictates who gets treatment and how it is treated for the foreseeable future. There are…
Pills, they're the answer to every one of life's little problems, or so the pharmaceutical companies would like us to think. They come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours, but have you ever thought about why? Why are some boring white and round, while others are bright pink and look like a torpedo?
If you're sometimes unsure which pill you're supposed to be taking, help might be at hand. A researcher from the National Institutes of Health is developing an app which can tell apart your drugs using a simple smartphone snap.
Sure, there are a few valid-ish reasons for why some individuals buy their pills over the Internet.
Remembering if you've taken your medication could be a thing of the past now that the FDA has approved Proteus Digital Health's new chip-embedded pills that can report back to a sensor and your smartphone when meds have been ingested.
At Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the doctors are training themselves with technology to better recognize the signs of addiction.
This sewer runs along Zhengshang Road, in Zhengzhou, China. On April 21st, the strangest thing happened overnight: it got covered with pill capsules. Pill capsules everywhere, gazillions of them, turing the water into a gross soup of colorful molecules.
Researchers at Oxford University claim to have discovered a "cure" for racism, in pill form. It only (supposedly!) stamps out biologically-inherent discrimination, apparently, so if someone's been Clockwork Oranged into a life of hate, maybe it won't be so helpful. But, to repeat: RACISM-CURING PILL.
Despite being freely prescribed across the US, a new study shows that sleeping tablets increase the risk of death for those taking them—and are associated with up to 500,000 extra fatalities a year in the US alone. And nobody knows why.