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Bacteria Could Be Weapon Against Mosquito-Borne Dengue

Bacteria Could Be Weapon Against Mosquito-Borne Dengue

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Lab-altered mosquitoes have made a big dent in the spread of dengue fever, researchers report. How? Australian scientists released mosquitoes carrying a bacteria that prevents transmission of the dengue virus. The strategy resulted in a 76% decrease in dengue transmission in a community in […]

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Levaquin (levofloxacin) Antibiotic

Levaquin (levofloxacin) Antibiotic

What is levofloxacin? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Levofloxacin is an antibiotic that is used for treating bacterial infections. Many common infections in humans are caused by bacteria. Bacteria can grow and multiply, infecting different parts of the body. Drugs that control and eradicate these bacteria are called antibiotics. Levofloxacin is an antibiotic […]

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Heart Medicines Priced Out of Reach for Many Americans

Heart Medicines Priced Out of Reach for Many Americans

Latest Heart News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many working-age Americans struggle to pay for the heart medications that protect them from heart attack, stroke and heart disease, a new study reports. About one in eight adults suffering from a high-risk heart problem say financial strain has caused them […]

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Givlaari Approved for Acute Hepatic Porphyria

Givlaari Approved for Acute Hepatic Porphyria

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of Givlaari (givosiran) for the treatment of acute hepatic porphyria. Previous treatment options for this genetic disorder have only provided partial relief from the pain of porphyria attacks, according to Richard Pazdur, M.D., director […]

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Music Career Might Bring Ringing in the Ears

Music Career Might Bring Ringing in the Ears

Latest Hearing News FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Being a musician might be hard on your hearing, new British research suggests. Those in the music industry have a much higher risk of tinnitus than people who work in quieter settings, a new study finds. People with tinnitus hear ringing, buzzing or whistling noises […]

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Exercise Reduces Depression, Even With a Family History

Exercise Reduces Depression, Even With a Family History

Latest Depression News An extra 35 minutes of physical activity per day lowers depression risk, even in people with a high genetic risk of the condition, according to a study published this month. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston discovered the mood-protective benefits of additional exercise by examining medical records and genomic information from […]

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Lexapro vs. Xanax

Lexapro vs. Xanax

What’s the difference between Lexapro and Xanax? Lexapro (escitalopram) and Xanax (alprazolam) are used to treat anxiety disorders. Lexapro is also used to treat depression. Xanax is also used to treat panic attacks. Lexapro and Xanax belong to different drug classes. Lexapro is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and Xanax is a benzodiazepine. Side […]