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Letter from the Editor: Here comes the sun

Letter from the Editor: Here comes the sun

You’d think we’d be pleased to see some dry, sunny weather here in the United Kingdom. After all, it’s quite a rarity. But those of you who’ve spent any time here will know that there’s a fine line between enjoying the sunshine and complaining about it. The MNT team managed to power through last week’s […]

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FDA warn company about illegally marketing CBD products

FDA warn company about illegally marketing CBD products

Curaleaf has recently come under fire from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for selling “unapproved” cannabidiol products and making “unsubstantiated claims” about their health benefits. The FDA have issued a letter informing the company that failure to correct the violations may result in legal action. The FDA warn that many companies illegally sell and […]

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Stopping statins may increase cardiovascular risk

Stopping statins may increase cardiovascular risk

A large new study following thousands of participants found that older people who stop taking statins have a significantly increased risk of hospital admission due to cardiovascular problems. New research suggests that interrupting statin use may increase the risk of poor cardiovascular health in older people. Statins are a class of drugs that people take […]

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Health Tip: Herbal Medicine Considerations

Health Tip: Herbal Medicine Considerations

(HealthDay News) — Herbs are plants or plant derivatives that can be used for their scent, flavor or therapeutic properties. Herbal medicines are sold in many forms including tablets, powders, teas, extracts and fresh plants. Latest Prevention & Wellness News MedlinePlus urges people to remember that products labeled “natural” aren’t always safe and healthy. Herbal […]

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Mild Head Injury Can Impair Your Sense of Smell

Mild Head Injury Can Impair Your Sense of Smell

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Even a mild concussion can temporarily affect your sense of smell and trigger longer-term anxiety problems, a new study finds. It’s been known that such problems could occur after a major concussion. But this study found it’s also true for minor concussions caused by accidents […]

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Haldol (haloperidol) vs. Zyprexa (olanzapine)

Haldol (haloperidol) vs. Zyprexa (olanzapine)

What are the side effects of haloperidol and olanzapine? Haloperidol The most common side effects associated with Haldol are: extrapyramidal effects (sudden, often jerky, involuntary motions of the head, neck, arms, body, or eyes, muscle stiffness, akathisia, Parkinsonism), dizziness, hyperactivity, tiredness, and nausea. Other important side effects are: Haldol may cause a condition called “orthostatic […]

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Haldol (haloperidol) vs. Thorazine (chlorpromazine)

Haldol (haloperidol) vs. Thorazine (chlorpromazine)

Haldol (haloperidol) vs. Thorazine (chlorpromazine): What’s the difference? Haloperidol and chlorpromazine are antipsychotic medications used to treat schizophrenia and acute psychosis. Haloperidol is also used to treat tics and vocal utterances of Tourette’s syndrome. Chlorpromazine is also used to treat the manic phase of bipolar disorder and severe behavioral problems in children. Chlorpromazine is also […]

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Trees an Oasis of Mental Well-Being

Trees an Oasis of Mental Well-Being

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — City dwellers who live on tree-lined streets might be happier and healthier for it, a large new study suggests. The study, of nearly 47,000 urban residents, found that those who lived in areas shaded by tree canopy reported less psychological […]