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Building a Better Backpack

Building a Better Backpack

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A well-organized backpack helps ensure that your child has everything needed for school. Problems start when it becomes overloaded. Lugging around a heavy pack can lead to bad posture, back pain and worse. The problem is so pervasive that the […]

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The Effects of Exercise on Your Appetite

The Effects of Exercise on Your Appetite

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Are you hungry after you exercise? That might not be a problem if you’re at a healthy weight, but if you’re trying to shed extra pounds, the calories you take in could replace the ones you just worked so […]

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ribavirin, Rebetol, Copegus, Ribasphere, RibaPak, Moderiba

ribavirin, Rebetol, Copegus, Ribasphere, RibaPak, Moderiba

What is ribavirin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Ribavirin is an antiviral drug. It is used in combination with interferon for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Although the exact mechanism of its action is unknown, it is thought to interfere with the production and/or action of viral DNA and RNA which […]

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Caring Doctors Can Be Life-Changing for Diabetic Patients

Caring Doctors Can Be Life-Changing for Diabetic Patients

Latest Diabetes News MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A kind, understanding doctor could spell the difference between life or death for diabetes patients, a new study suggests. British researchers found that patients had a lower risk of early death if their primary care doctor exhibited empathy. The study included 628 patients in the […]

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Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Might Harm the Heart: Study

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Might Harm the Heart: Study

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When men have both advanced prostate cancer and heart disease, treatment may pose a dilemma: Newer hormonal therapies that can slow the cancer down might also be risky for their hearts, a new study finds. Once prostate cancer spreads beyond the […]

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calcium salts (Cal-Citrate, Tums)

What are calcium salts? How do calcium salts work? Calcium is an important mineral required for the proper functioning of many organs and tissues. Calcium is needed for the heart, skeletal muscles, and nervous system to work properly. Additionally, calcium plays an important role in blood coagulation (stops bleeding). Our bones store calcium which can […]