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didanosine (Videx, Videx EC)

didanosine (Videx, Videx EC)

What is didanosine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Didanosine is an oral medication that is used for the treatment of infections with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is in a class of drugs called reverse transcriptase inhibitors which also includes zalcitabine (Hivid), zidovudine (Retrovir), stavudine (Zerit), and lamivudine (Epivir). During infection […]

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erlotinib (Tarceva)

erlotinib (Tarceva)

What is erlotinib, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Erlotinib is a synthetic (man-made) oral drug that is used for treating cancer. It is approved for treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). There are more than 1.2 million cases worldwide of lung cancer each year, causing one death every 3 seconds. According […]

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nafarelin (Synarel)

nafarelin (Synarel)

What is nafarelin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Nafarelin is a synthetic (man-made) protein that blocks the effects of the natural gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), a hormone that regulates the output of gonadotropins (a class of hormones) by the pituitary gland (a small gland located at the base of the brain). Gonadotropins (follicle […]

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Night Sweats (In Men and Women) Causes, Remedies, and Treatments

Night Sweats (In Men and Women) Causes, Remedies, and Treatments

Source: Getty Images Night sweats definition and facts Night sweats, or excessive sweating during sleep, are a common symptom in women and men. Many medical conditions and diseases can cause them. Examples include women in perimenopause or menopause; medications, hormone problems (Low-T), low blood sugar, and neurological problems. You may have other symptoms like chills, […]

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Health Tip: Dislocation First Aid

Health Tip: Dislocation First Aid

(HealthDay News) — From a fall to an auto accident, many activities can lead to a dislocation, says Mayo Clinic. Dislocations happen when the ends of your bones are removed from their normal positions. Latest Prevention & Wellness News If you believe you have a dislocated joint, seek medical care immediately. Until getting help, splint […]

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Is Your Forgetfulness Reason for Concern?

Is Your Forgetfulness Reason for Concern?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Do others tell you that you’re forgetful? Do you have a hard time remembering names? Memory lapses happen to nearly everyone and can happen at any age. Experts say it can be normal to forget things over time, especially information you […]

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Concussions May Leave Former NFL Players With Another Issue: Impotence

Concussions May Leave Former NFL Players With Another Issue: Impotence

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Low testosterone is not something most people typically associate with NFL players. But repeated concussions from professional football appear to be damaging the sex life of players, causing erectile dysfunction and lowering their levels of the male hormone, a new study […]

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peginterferon beta-1a (Plegridy)

peginterferon beta-1a (Plegridy)

What is Plegridy? What is Plegridy used for? Peginterferon beta-1a (Plegridy) is a protein produced by recombinant DNA technology using genetically engineered Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells into which the human interferon beta genes have been introduced. It is used for treating multiple sclerosis (MS). It differs from interferon beta-1a by having polyethylene glycol attached to […]

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What Treatments Work Best to Prevent Suicide?

What Treatments Work Best to Prevent Suicide?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you or someone you love is thinking about suicide, a new review points to effective treatments that can reduce suicide risk. Some involve therapy — cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) — while others involve medication, […]