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Health Tip: Catching Up on Sleep

Health Tip: Catching Up on Sleep

(HealthDay News) — An hour or two of lost sleep every night will add up, says the National Sleep Foundation. In the short-term, negative effects from lack of sleep can range from a foggy brain to impaired driving abilities. Latest Sleep News However, getting extra sleep to compensate won’t completely make up for sleep lost. […]

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Mental Ills May Put Veterans at Higher Odds for Heart Trouble

Mental Ills May Put Veterans at Higher Odds for Heart Trouble

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Veterans who suffer from depression, anxiety, psychosis or bipolar disorder are more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or die from heart disease, a new study finds. Those who have most severe mental health problems, such as schizophrenia, are at greatest risk. Although […]

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Tramadol vs. Codeine

Tramadol vs. Codeine

What are tramadol and codeine? Tramadol and codeine are both opiates. Codeine is made from the poppy plant, just like morphine, heroin, and opium. Tramadol is chemically similar to codeine, but it’s synthesized from precursor molecules in a lab. Many doctors like it because it has a lower potential for addiction than other opioids, though […]

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fenoprofen (Nalfon)

fenoprofen (Nalfon)

What is fenoprofen, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Fenoprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is effective for treating the fever, pain, and swelling caused by inflammation. Fenoprofen belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other members of the NSAID class of drugs include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin […]

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Childhood Obesity Rate Still Climbing in the US

Childhood Obesity Rate Still Climbing in the US

By Peter Schelden on 09/25/2019 2:59 PM Latest Healthy Kids News Source: MedicineNet Health News A decades-long upward trend in the childhood obesity rate shows little sign of changing as health advocates spread awareness for National Childhood Obesity Month in September. Nearly 20% of children in the US ages 6 to 19 are obese, according […]

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Exposure to Insecticide Might Explain Cuba ‘Sonic Attack’

Exposure to Insecticide Might Explain Cuba ‘Sonic Attack’

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In 2016, American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba complained of vertigo, ringing in the ears, pain, blurred vision, dizziness and memory and concentration problems. Latest Infectious Disease News The U.S. feared a Cuban directed ‘sonic attack.’ Cuba denied it. Now a new study posits that the baffling illness […]

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‘Self-Silencing’ Can Be Potentially Deadly for Women

‘Self-Silencing’ Can Be Potentially Deadly for Women

By Deborah DiSesa HirschHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Do you rarely express anger at those close to you? Is it difficult for you to reveal negative feelings in your relationships? New research suggests that might make you more vulnerable to having a stroke. In a study of women […]

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Vasodilators (Drug Class Side Effects, List of Names)

Vasodilators (Drug Class Side Effects, List of Names)

What are vasodilators, and how do they work (mechanism of action)? A vasodilator is a drug that causes vasodilation, a widening (opening) of blood vessels that results from relaxation of the smooth muscle of the vessels. What widens in vasodilation actually is the diameter of the interior (lumen) of the vessel. The opposite of vasodilation […]