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Depression: Brain stimulation may be a good alternative treatment

Depression: Brain stimulation may be a good alternative treatment

A new review, which appears in The BMJ journal, examines the benefits of non-invasive brain stimulation for treating major depression and finds that the technique is a valid alternative to existing treatments. Doctors should consider brain stimulation as an alternative treatment for people living with severe depression, finds a new review. Over 17 million adults […]

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Plant compound could fight eye cancer

Plant compound could fight eye cancer

A substance present in the popular coralberry plant may halt the development of eye cancer. The scientists previously thought that these findings were impossible. Coralberries could eventually help stop the spread of eye cancer. Survival rates for eye cancer are generally high, according to the American Cancer Society. However, when it becomes metastatic — that […]

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Is this a better way to deliver drugs to the brain?

Is this a better way to deliver drugs to the brain?

The blood-brain barrier is a protective layer that surrounds the brain. Its main function is to prevent potentially harmful agents from leaking into this organ. However, it can also stop certain therapeutic drugs from reaching their target. Using ultrasound in new ways could open the door to better treatments for conditions that affect the brain. […]

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Cefdinir vs. Cefpodoxime

Cefdinir vs. Cefpodoxime

Cefdinir vs. Cefpodoxime: What’s the difference? Cefdinir and cefpodoxime are cephalosporin antibiotics used to treat a variety of infections. The brand name for cefdinir called Omnicef and the brand name for cefpodoxime called Vantin are discontinued in the U.S. Side effects of cefdinir and cefpodoxime that are similar include diarrhea or loose stools, nausea, vomiting, […]

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Fewer Periods May Mean Higher Dementia Risk

Fewer Periods May Mean Higher Dementia Risk

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Menopause News WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that the fewer menstrual periods a woman has in her lifetime, the higher her risk of dementia — though the reasons, for now, are unclear. The study was based on close to 16,000 women. It found that […]

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Hydroxyzine vs. Xanax

Hydroxyzine vs. Xanax

Hydroxyzine vs. Xanax: What’s the difference? Hydroxyzine and Xanax (alprazolam) are used to treat anxiety. Hydroxyzine is also used to treat itching caused by various allergic reactions, for inducing sedation prior to or after anesthesia and to treat nausea, vomiting, and alcohol withdrawal. Xanax is also used to treat panic attacks. Hydroxyzine and Xanax belong […]

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Heart Failure Hospitalizations Spike When Flu Season Peaks

Heart Failure Hospitalizations Spike When Flu Season Peaks

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Weakened hearts grow weaker and fail when influenza rages throughout the land, a new study reports. Hospitalizations for heart failure increased dramatically in months when the flu season was at its worst: For every 5 percent monthly increase in flu activity, […]

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Supplemental Steroids, Testosterone May Lower Men’s Sperm Counts

Supplemental Steroids, Testosterone May Lower Men’s Sperm Counts

Latest Men’s Health News WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Men who abuse hormones such as testosterone or steroids for bodybuilding can have declines in sperm and testosterone production, researchers say. The good news: these changes seem to reverse once men stop hormone overuse. While the use of nonprescribed male hormones (androgens) has surged […]

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Common MS Treatment Can Bring Longer, Healthier Life

Common MS Treatment Can Bring Longer, Healthier Life

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An older but still common multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment has an unexpected perk: It not only quells symptoms, but patients may also live longer. New research revealed that patients taking a beta interferon drug for more than three years were likely […]