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capecitabine (Xeloda)

capecitabine (Xeloda)

What is capecitabine (Xeloda), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Capecitabine is an oral medication for treating advanced breast cancer that is resistant to combination therapy with the drugs of choice, paclitaxel (Taxol) and a drug from the anthracycline family of drugs, for example, doxorubicin (Adriamycin). Capecitabine is converted by the body to […]

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Health Tip: Managing Arthritis of the Hands

(HealthDay News) — Arthritis is a collection of joint diseases that affect more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children in the United States. Latest Arthritis News The joint pain, swelling or stiffness that may come with arthritis can be debilitating, says the Arthritis Foundation. To manage arthritis of the hands, the foundation suggests: Use […]

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Drug Approved to Treat Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumor

Latest Arthritis News MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Turalio (pexidartinib) capsules have been approved to treat adults with symptomatic tenosynovial giant cell tumor (TGCT), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced. The drug was approved for patients with TGCT with severe morbidity or functional limitations that has not improved with surgery. Turalio is […]

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Stay Social to Help Cut Your Odds of Dementia

Stay Social to Help Cut Your Odds of Dementia

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The evidence continues to mount that staying socially engaged as you age helps keep dementia at bay. In a new study, British researchers found that being socially active in your 50s and 60s may reduce the risk of developing dementia. The […]

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Is there a link between dark chocolate and depression?

Is there a link between dark chocolate and depression?

A survey-based study looking at chocolate consumption and depression finds that people who eat dark chocolate are less likely to report depressive symptoms. What do these findings mean, and can we trust them? Could dark chocolate lighten our mood? Over the years, chocolate has been the focus of a great deal of research. Thanks to […]

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Preauricular lymph nodes: What to know

Preauricular lymph nodes: What to know

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