Drugs

A recent study showed significant health benefits of eating fish in early childhood. Allergy-related conditions such as eczema (atopic dermatitis), asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, and food allergies, have considerably increased since the 1950s. Some data suggested that dietary habits, particularly low fish and cod liver oil consumption, could be a related factor. Recently researchers studied whether
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Researchers investigated whether high lead levels or maternal folate status during pregnancy increased the risk of overweight or obesity in children. Obesity is still a growing concern in the United States. Previous studies have shown that toxic chemical exposure during pregnancy can affect fetal development, which includes metabolic development. This is concerning because any negative
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A new study investigated the association between pre-diagnostic colonoscopy and colorectal cancer deaths, to demonstrate the effectiveness of colon cancer screening. The development of colorectal cancer is a process that involves multiple steps that take place over a long period of time. This long development process allows screening and detection of early-stage, pre-cancerous polyps before
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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Pepto Bismol is a common over-the-counter (OTC) drug that may help control occasional symptoms of simple digestive issues, such as indigestion, heartburn, and diarrhea. Pepto Bismol is an antacid. It is available in a variety of
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Researchers recently assessed the number and types of apps for cancer survivors available to describe what types are available. In this age of technology and the ever-present cell-phone, many inventive designers have created apps for cancer survivors. In 2017, there were approximately 318,000 health apps, and around 200 health apps are added every day. Researchers
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Researchers from the University of Exeter studying the relationship between mental health and natural environments, find health benefits of living by the sea, which are moderated by household income. Mental health has been a prevalent topic in most westernized societies in recent years. CAMH (The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) reports that “in any
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Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are becoming increasingly prevalent, particularly amongst high school students and young adults. In the United States alone, the percentage of high schoolers using e-cigarettes increased from 1.5% in 2011 to 15% in 2015. Of this group, an estimated 66% exclusively use flavoured e-cigarettes. The rise in e-cigarette use is partly because they
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People take Xanax to treat anxiety and panic disorders. Taking too much Xanax can cause mild to serious side effects, and taking other drugs along with Xanax can increase the risk of overdose. The generic name of Xanax is alprazolam. Along with its use for anxiety, some people use Xanax for sleeplessness, premenstrual disorder, and
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Xanax is a benzodiazepine, which is a class of drug that can treat anxiety and panic disorders. It typically takes less than an hour to begin working and has a calming, relaxing effect. Xanax contains the compound alprazolam. The effects of the Xanax come on quickly and disappear rapidly. Some people take the drug recreationally
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A recent study looked at the validity of a questionnaire designed to measure one’s level of passion for achievement. What does it take to become truly great at something? We’ve all asked this question before. Most of us, at some point in our life, have taken up a hobby or an activity, which we found
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Lithium is a medication that healthcare professionals prescribe to prevent and treat manic episodes in people with bipolar disorder. The drug helps stabilize a person’s mood. Brand names for lithium include Eskalith, Eskalith CR, and Lithobid. Lithium can be life changing for those who find bipolar disorder difficult to manage, but its use does come
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Researchers recently determined the chemical makeup of newborn babies’ head odors to determine its importance in mother and child bonding. Few interpersonal connections are as close as the bond between a mother and her newborn baby. Research has shown that this bond is triggered by all five senses in the mother and the child. Newborn
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A recent study investigated whether anakinra for rheumatoid arthritis led to a reduction of joint damage and blood glucose levels in patients with both rheumatoid arthritis and type 2 diabetes. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease affecting the joints. The disease occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the joints by mistake and causes
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Some genetic risk factors for high cholesterol may not apply to non-European populations, study finds. Over the last decade, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have evolved into a powerful tool for genetics research. By scanning whole-genome samples, GWAS can detect genetic variations that contribute to human disease susceptibility. GWAS have been used to identify genetic risk
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Several neurological diseases are treated with brain stem cell transplants. The major hurdle for this therapy is the rejection of the foreign cells by the body’s own immune system. Scientists from Johns Hopkins Medicine have developed an innovative method to overcome this rejection, thus avoiding the anti-immunity drugs for effective brain stem cell transplant. Neurological
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The company Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is announcing that they are withdrawing more batches of the common hypertension drug Losartan after discovering that they contained unacceptably high levels of a carcinogen in January of this year. The FDA have published an announcement that a drug company is withdrawing several lots of a common hypertension drug. Losartan
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A recent study identifies new ways in which high sugar levels destroy vision, leading to diabetic eye disease. These findings are the basis for the future development of a new treatment for diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease causing blindness. Diabetic retinopathy accompanies high blood glucose levels, often appears without any preceding symptoms,
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Researchers recently investigated the effectiveness of three oral drugs used in the treatment of hypertension during pregnancy. Hypertension is one of the most common medical problems women experience during pregnancy. Ten percent of pregnancies are complicated by hypertension. There are many variations of hypertension, but all present dangers to the mother and baby. Women who
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A recent study investigated the association between the risk of potential side effects of donepezil, a popular drug used to treat symptoms of dementia, and hospital admissions. Dementia is prevalent in the aging population around the world with nearly 10 million new cases each year. The condition is described as a set of symptoms that
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Myocardial infarction (MI), more commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when the narrowing or blockage of a blood vessel deprives the heart from receiving adequate blood flow. This injury can often result in sudden death by disrupting the electrical signaling of the heart. In patients that survive, however, the heart can undergo several changes
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Whole body vibration has become a more prevalent form of therapy and exercise over time. It has shown compelling evidence for being an effective method for reducing inflammation caused by diabetes. Inflammation is regulated by macrophages, which are cells that are part of the body’s immune system. Macrophages are able to promote and reduce inflammation.
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Beta-blockers are a group of drugs that can treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, chest pain, and some other heart health issues. They may also help treat anxiety. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have not approved beta-blockers for the treatment of anxiety. However, these drugs change how the body responds to epinephrine, which
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