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Why narcolepsy is an autoimmune condition

Why narcolepsy is an autoimmune condition

Previous research has suggested that narcolepsy may be an autoimmune condition. Now, a new paper published in the journal Nature Communications finds additional evidence that this may be the case. Narcolepsy involves ‘sleep attacks’ that can interfere with daily activities. Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological condition that affects a person’s sleep-wake cycle. The condition makes […]

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Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer Might Raise Depression Risk

Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer Might Raise Depression Risk

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hormonal treatment can help control prostate cancer but may increase a man’s risk of depression, a new study by Danish researchers suggests. Male hormones, such as testosterone, are known to fuel the growth of prostate tumors. So doctors use drugs to […]

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isotretinoin (Accutane, Claravis, Amnesteem, Absorica, Zenatane)

isotretinoin (Accutane, Claravis, Amnesteem, Absorica, Zenatane)

What is isotretinoin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Isotretinoin is an oral drug used for the treatment and prevention of severe acne. Acne is caused by inflammation of the skin. It primarily affects teenagers, but it also affects adults. Severe acne causes permanent scarring of the skin. The inflammation is caused in […]

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orlistat (Xenical, Alli)

orlistat (Xenical, Alli)

What are the uses for orlistat? What brand names are available for orlistat? Xenical, alli Is orlistat available as a generic drug? No Do I need a prescription for orlistat? Orlistat yes, Alli no What are the side effects of orlistat? The most common side effects of orlistat are: oily spotting on underwear, flatulence, urgent […]

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calcium carbonate (Caltrate 600, Os-Cal 500, Tums)

calcium carbonate (Caltrate 600, Os-Cal 500, Tums)

What is calcium carbonate? Why is it used? Most people know that calcium is needed for strong bones, but it’s also needed to help blood vessels and muscles contract and expand, to send messages through the nervous system, and to secrete hormones and enzymes. This is the most abundant mineral in your body and makes […]

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Tecentriq Approved for Small Cell Lung Cancer

Tecentriq Approved for Small Cell Lung Cancer

TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Tecentriq (atezolizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC). Latest Cancer News The drug has been approved as a first-line treatment for the disease, to be used in combination with the chemotherapy drugs carboplatin and […]