Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] A recent study by Scott and colleagues attempted to investigate the potential effects of vaping on the lungs by studying the effects of vapourized components on human alveolar macrophages. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are becoming a popular activity among both traditional cigarette smokers and ex-smokers. Using e-cigarettes is also
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More and more studies are pointing to the benefits of adding aspirin to conventional cancer treatment. A new review examines this available research and asks the question: is it “time to share [the] evidence and decision-making with patients?” Can a simple pill of aspirin help treat cancer? A new review investigates. Peter Elwood, of the
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Certain personality traits are linked to a tendency toward exceedingly selfish behaviors. There may be a huge gap between the selfishness of a narcissist and that of a psychopath, but current research shows that all negative personality traits share the same dark core. New research suggests there is one core factor that drives all negative
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] An exciting study published in the journal Immunity demonstrated a mechanism by which chemicals in vegetables can help in colon cancer prevention. Scientists from the Francis Crick Institute have revealed a mechanism through which chemicals found in vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage can significantly reduce the risk
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Existing cancer drugs could be repurposed as treatments for vascular inflammation, according to new research from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Several drugs approved by the FDA for cancer treatment may also treat vascular inflammation. Publishing their findings in Cell Reports, the authors describe new insights into the way G-protein-coupled receptors
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Bloating isn’t just an inconvenience that keeps you from being able to zip up your favorite pair of skinny jeans for a night out—it can also be super-uncomfortable. Sometimes, you know exactly what caused your puffiness (like that huge dinner you just had); but other times, the cause of the bloating isn’t so clear (was it something small
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LifePoint Health could pay out nearly $120 million to four of its top executives after private equity firm Apollo Global Management closes its acquisition later this year, according to a new securities filing. Chairman and CEO Bill Carpenter III stands to get more than half of that money, $69.7 million, according to a proxy statement
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Being physically active for at least 2.5 hours per week could delay decline in mental capacity in a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease that starts years earlier, according to recently published research. Evidence suggests that a person can alter risk factors for Alzheimers’s disease by adopting a healthy lifestyle. The finding comes from an international
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers examined which brain areas play a role in the association between depression and sleep complications. Depression is recognized as one of the most debilitating illnesses these days. According to the World Health Organization, depression is currently the leading reason for disability. While there are many known treatments,
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Walgreens Boots Alliance said Friday it agreed to pay a $34.5 million fine to settle an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. In settling, Walgreens neither admits nor denies the allegations. The SEC was investigating whether the drugstore chain’s former chief executive and former chief financial officer failed to provide adequate warning about the
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The thyroid is a small gland that helps regulate a person’s metabolism by producing hormones. Problems can occur if the thyroid overproduces hormones, when it is known as hyperthyroidism, or underproduces hormones, which is called hypothyroidism. These issues may also result in the growth of the thyroid, which is called a goiter. Researchers estimate that
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Depression with psychotic features is when someone experiences both depression and psychosis. Psychosis refers to a disconnection from reality and may include symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions. Major depression with psychotic features is also sometimes referred to as psychotic depression. It is a grave illness characterized by a combination of unipolar major depressive symptoms
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Cardiac arrest is often a sudden and fatal event that can be treated with cardiac defibrillators. Researchers investigate if wearable defibrillators are an ideal solution for high-risk pediatric patients. Cardiac arrest is sudden heart failure which leads to loss of blood circulation. While certain risk factors can increase
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Published in Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, researchers investigated the links between sex hormones and pain receptors in relation to migraines. Experts estimate that chronic pain affects more than 20% of the world’s population and is one of the most debilitating human diseases. Researchers are working to understand the cellular
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Highlights for paroxetine Paroxetine oral tablet is available in immediate-release and extended-release forms. It’s also available as both a generic drug and brand-name drugs. Brand names: Paxil, Paxil CR, and Pexeva. Paroxetine is also available as an oral capsule and oral suspension. Paroxetine oral tablet can be used to treat depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic
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Highlights for alprazolam Alprazolam oral tablet is available as a generic drug and as brand-name drugs. Brand names: Alprazolam Intensol, Xanax, and Xanax XR. Alprazolam oral tablets come in immediate-release and extended-release forms, as well as an orally disintegrating form. Alprazolam also comes as an oral solution. Alprazolam is used for short-term treatment of anxiety
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Highlights for perindopril Perindopril oral tablet is available as a generic drug. It doesn’t have a brand-name version. Perindopril comes only in the form of a tablet you take by mouth. Perindopril oral tablet is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It’s also used to lower the risk of death or heart attack in
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Highlights for meclizine Meclizine oral tablet is only available as a generic drug. It doesn’t have a brand-name version. Meclizine only comes as a tablet you take by mouth. Meclizine oral tablet is used to treat vertigo (a condition that causes you to feel like you or the room is spinning). Important warnings Drowsiness warning:
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Highlights for sumatriptan Sumatriptan oral tablets are available as both generic and brand-name drugs. Brand name: Imitrex. Sumatriptan also comes in a nasal spray, an injectable solution, or a nasal powder. Sumatriptan oral tablet is used to treat migraine headaches. It’s used when headache symptoms first start. It’s not used to prevent headaches. Important warnings
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