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Diprolene (betamethasone dipropionate) vs. Topicort (desoximetasone)

Diprolene (betamethasone dipropionate) vs. Topicort (desoximetasone)

Diprolene (betamethasone dipropionate) vs. Topicort (desoximetasone): What’s the difference? Betamethasone and desoximetasone are corticosteroids used to relieve itching and inflammation associated with a wide variety of skin conditions such as allergic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, and plaque psoriasis. Brand names of betamethasone include Diprolene, Diprolene AF and Luxiq. A brand name for desoximetasone is […]

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Puberty

Puberty

Puberty facts Puberty is the period of sexual maturation and achievement of fertility. The time when puberty begins varies greatly among individuals; however, puberty usually occurs in girls between the ages of 10 and 14 and between the ages of 12 and 16 in boys. Both genetic and environmental factors are involved in the timing […]

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Disease Prevention for Teens

Disease Prevention for Teens

Teen Suicide Warning Signs Recognizing teen suicide warning signs Suicide is alarmingly common. It is the eighth leading cause of death for all people (accounting for about 1% of all deaths) and the third leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 24 (following accidents and homicide). The vast majority of suicides are related […]

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Vulnerable Preemie Babies Often Behind On Vaccines

Vulnerable Preemie Babies Often Behind On Vaccines

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Preemies often lag behind full-term babies in getting routine vaccinations — and the difference remains at age 3, a new study finds. Misguided parental “hesitancy” over the safety of vaccines for preemies might be to blame, researchers said. The study […]

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indapamide, Lozol (Discontinued)

indapamide, Lozol (Discontinued)

What is indapamide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Indapamide is a diuretic (water pill) that is used primarily for the treatment of high blood pressure. It works by preventing the kidney from reabsorbing (retaining in the body) salt and water that is destined to be eliminated in the urine. This results in […]

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Plants on Your Plate Will Protect Your Heart

Plants on Your Plate Will Protect Your Heart

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Pile those vegetables and fruits high when you sit down to eat, and your heart will thank you. A diet rich in plant-based foods translated into fewer heart problems in a new study. For the study, the researchers analyzed data collected from more than 10,000 […]

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New Tool for Med Students: ‘Fat Suit’

New Tool for Med Students: ‘Fat Suit’

Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Can skinny doctors ever understand what it’s like to be fat? A German medical school believes they can — after they treat patients wearing “fat suits.” Having patients don fat suits may help teach medical students about obesity and uncover their biases […]

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budesonide nasal inhaler (Rhinocort Allergy, Rhinocort Aqua)

What is budesonide (Rhinocort Aqua, Rhinocort Allergy), and how does it work? Budesonide is a synthetic steroid belonging to the glucocorticoid family, a family in which cortisol (hydrocortisone) is the naturally occurring steroid. Hydrocortisone is produced in the adrenal glands. Glucocorticoid steroids have potent anti-inflammatory actions. When used as a nasal inhaler or spray, budesonide […]

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Using an ‘obesity simulation suit’ to reveal prejudice among med students

Using an ‘obesity simulation suit’ to reveal prejudice among med students

Obesity has been, and still is, the subject of much stigmatization. A new, proof-of-concept study uses role-play to reveal the bias against people with obesity among medical students. Healthcare professionals may discriminate against people with obesity. In all walks of life, people with obesity tend to face subconscious stigmatization and prejudice. Many people with obesity […]