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lorcaserin (Belviq)

lorcaserin (Belviq)

What is lorcaserin (Belviq)? What is it used for? Lorcaserin is an orally administered medication that promotes weight loss. It is used with diet and exercise in overweight adults with a weight-related medical problem or obese adults to lose weight and keep it off. Lorcaserin is a serotonin 2C (5-HT2C) receptor agonist. Although the exact […]

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Designing a blood test that can predict lifespan

Designing a blood test that can predict lifespan

The ability to predict how long someone is likely to live would help doctors tailor treatment plans. A new study looking at biomarkers in the blood concludes that more accurately estimating mortality might soon be possible. Researchers analyze blood in the search for markers of mortality risk. As it stands, doctors can predict mortality within […]

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Being easily fatigued may signal future heart problems

Being easily fatigued may signal future heart problems

People who are easily winded by very light exercise could be at more of a risk for heart disease than others who do not experience the same level of tiredness, recent research finds. Finding light physical exercise exhausting may be a sign of future heart disease, says a new study. The study, appearing in the […]

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Omega-3 fatty acid medications can boost cardiovascular health

Omega-3 fatty acid medications can boost cardiovascular health

As cases of obesity and diabetes are on the rise, so are their complications. One complication that has recently been a point of focus for the American Heart Association (AHA) is high triglyceride levels. Prescription medication with omega-3 fatty acids may have cardiovascular benefits, new research suggests. Triglycerides are fats in the blood. Some are […]

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Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

What is Truvada? Truvada is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used for treating HIV infection. It’s also used for preventing HIV infection in people who have a high risk of getting HIV. This use, in which the treatment is given before the person may be exposed to HIV, is called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Truvada contains […]

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What happens if you do pushups every day?

What happens if you do pushups every day?

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What to know about glimepiride

What to know about glimepiride

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What to know about the side effects of metformin

What to know about the side effects of metformin

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