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Forteo (teriparatide)

Forteo (teriparatide)

What is teriparatide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Teriparatide (Forteo) is a prescription medicine used to treat osteoporosis, a bone disease that over time causes bones to become fragile and more likely to break. Teriparatide is similar to human parathyroid hormone (PTH) and is made using recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology. PTH is […]

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Second Thoughts About That Tattoo? Here’s Some Advice

Second Thoughts About That Tattoo? Here’s Some Advice

Latest Skin News FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If it’s time for that tattoo to go, here’s some advice from the American Academy of Dermatology. Lasers removal of tattoos has become safer and more effective, but the results depend almost entirely on the person doing the work. “For the best results and to […]

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Sick Americans Turning to Medical Pot for Help

Sick Americans Turning to Medical Pot for Help

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More Americans use marijuana to help them cope with an illness than just to get high, a new study finds. Nearly 46% of those who use pot say they do so because of a medical condition, compared with 22% […]

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Anemia During Pregnancy Tied to Higher Odds for Autism, ADHD in Kids

Anemia During Pregnancy Tied to Higher Odds for Autism, ADHD in Kids

Latest Pregnancy News FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women who suffer from anemia early in pregnancy are at risk for having a child with autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and intellectual disabilities, a study by Swedish researchers suggests. The study couldn’t prove cause and effect, but “a diagnosis of anemia earlier in pregnancy might […]

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levetiracetam (Keppra)

levetiracetam (Keppra)

What is levetiracetam (Keppra)? What is levetiracetam used for? Levetiracetam (Keppra) is an antiseizure (antiepileptic) drug. Its mechanism of action is unknown, but it inhibits the spread of seizure activity in the brain. In studies, addition of levetiracetam to other antiseizure drugs reduced the frequency of seizures more than placebo. What brand names are available […]

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chlordiazepoxide (Librium)

chlordiazepoxide (Librium)

What is chlordiazepoxide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Chlordiazepoxide is a psychotropic agent that is used to manage symptoms associated with anxiety disorders. It is a long acting benzodiazepine that is available for oral administration. Examples of other members of the benzodiazepine include: Chlordiazepoxide has anti-anxiety, sedative, appetite-stimulating, and weak pain relieving […]

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albumin human (Albuked, Albuminar)

albumin human (Albuked, Albuminar)

What is human albumin? Albumin is a naturally occurring transport protein found in the body. Medically it is used to treat a variety of conditions related to a person’s insufficient production of albumin. What brand names are available for human albumin? Albuked-5 Albuked-25 Albuminar-5 Albuminar-25 Alburx Albutein Buminate Flexbumin  Kedbumin Plasbumin-5 Plasbumin-25 What are the […]

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Making the Most of Your Baby’s First 3 Years

Making the Most of Your Baby’s First 3 Years

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Experts agree that the first three years of a baby’s life are a unique time of fast development. Even though a newborn seems helpless, he or she is learning every minute, absorbing information through all five senses. That’s why babies […]

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Giving Your Child a Time-Out Won’t Cause Long-Term Damage: Study

Giving Your Child a Time-Out Won’t Cause Long-Term Damage: Study

Latest Healthy Kids News SUNDAY, Sept. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Time-outs don’t increase kids’ risk of emotional or behavioral problems, according to a new study that researchers say dispels misleading information. The study included the children of nearly 1,400 U.S. parents. Of those parents, 28% said they used time-outs when their child was 3 […]