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certolizumab (Cimzia)

What is certolizumab? What is certolizumab used for? Certolizumab is an injectable synthetic (man-made) protein antibody that binds to tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) in the body and blocks the effects of TNFα in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. Adalimumab (Humira) and etanercept (Enbrel) are two other injectable drugs that block TNFα. Inflammation […]

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4 Tips for a Healthier Home

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Allergies News MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Simple steps can help you protect your home from health dangers big and small. Here are four tips to get you started: It can’t be said often enough: Proactively change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Don’t wait until […]

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Dangerous Sesame Allergy Affects Many Americans

Latest Allergies News FRIDAY, Aug. 2 , 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than 1.5 million children and adults in the United States have sesame allergy — more than previously believed, a new study finds. And even though sesame allergy can cause severe reactions, sesame is often not declared on food product labels, the Northwestern University […]

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Could a cannabis substance replace opioid pain relievers?

Could a cannabis substance replace opioid pain relievers?

Researchers have known about the pain relieving potential of cannabis for decades, but they have had to wait until now to determine how the plant creates such effective substances. Their findings may help provide a solution to the opioid crisis. Researchers have finally unlocked the secret behind the pain relieving properties of cannabis. People can […]

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ustekinumab (Stelara)

ustekinumab (Stelara)

What is ustekinumab, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Ustekinumab is an injectable biologic drug that suppresses the immune system and is used for the treatment of psoriasis. It is an antibody that binds to interleukin (IL)-12 and IL-23, two chemicals produced by cells in the body that stimulate immune reactions. Scientists believe […]

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Scorching Pavement Sends Some to the ER With Burns

Scorching Pavement Sends Some to the ER With Burns

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Make sure rubber, not your skin, meets the road: When skin touches sunbaked pavement, serious burns can quickly set in. In sizzling regions like the Southwestern United States, all it takes for a severe burn is 2 seconds of unprotected skin-on-asphalt […]

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Frailty Not a Normal Part of Aging

Frailty Not a Normal Part of Aging

Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s something everyone fears will happen to them as they age: sapped strength, slowed walking, weight loss and an inability to perform daily tasks with ease. But it’s not just a byproduct of aging: Frailty is a standalone medical condition, researchers report. Sadly, the […]

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4 Personal Items You Probably Should Replace Today

4 Personal Items You Probably Should Replace Today

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Is your toothbrush more than four months old? And how about your contact lens case? These and other everyday essentials need regular replacing, no matter how comfortable you are with them. At the top of the list is your […]