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glycerin (Fleet, Pedia-Lax, Colace)

glycerin (Fleet, Pedia-Lax, Colace)

What is glycerin suppository? What is glycerin used for? Glycerin suppositories are hyperosmotic laxatives. Glycerin suppositories work by increasing water volume in intestines and softening stool, causing the intestines to contract and produce bowel movements. What brand names are available for glycerin suppository? Fleet Suppository, Pedia-Lax Suppository, Colace Suppository Is glycerin suppository available as a […]

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balsalazide disodium (Colazal, Giazo)

balsalazide disodium (Colazal, Giazo)

What is balsalazide disodium, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Balsalazide disodium is an oral anti-inflammatory drug that is used for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. It is a form of mesalamine (5-aminosalicyclic acid) that is activated by colonic bacteria when it reaches the colon. The exact mechanism of action of mesalamine is […]

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Health Tip: Getting Rid of a Runny Nose

Health Tip: Getting Rid of a Runny Nose

(HealthDay News) — From chilly temperatures to the flu or allergies, a runny nose has a variety of causes. A prescription antibiotic usually is not needed to treat a runny nose, says Cleveland Clinic. Latest Cold and Flu News To get rid of a runny nose, Cleveland Clinic suggests: Rest as much as possible. Drink […]

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Finances Affect Women’s Choice of Breast Cancer Treatment: Study

Finances Affect Women’s Choice of Breast Cancer Treatment: Study

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cost often influences breast cancer patients’ decisions about surgery, even if they have good incomes and insurance, a new study finds. “Eligible women with early-stage breast cancer often have choices for surgical treatments that are equally effective and result in excellent cancer outcomes,” said lead […]

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certolizumab (Cimzia)

What is certolizumab? What is certolizumab used for? Certolizumab is an injectable synthetic (man-made) protein antibody that binds to tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) in the body and blocks the effects of TNFα in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. Adalimumab (Humira) and etanercept (Enbrel) are two other injectable drugs that block TNFα. Inflammation […]

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4 Tips for a Healthier Home

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Allergies News MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Simple steps can help you protect your home from health dangers big and small. Here are four tips to get you started: It can’t be said often enough: Proactively change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Don’t wait until […]

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Dangerous Sesame Allergy Affects Many Americans

Latest Allergies News FRIDAY, Aug. 2 , 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than 1.5 million children and adults in the United States have sesame allergy — more than previously believed, a new study finds. And even though sesame allergy can cause severe reactions, sesame is often not declared on food product labels, the Northwestern University […]

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Could a cannabis substance replace opioid pain relievers?

Could a cannabis substance replace opioid pain relievers?

Researchers have known about the pain relieving potential of cannabis for decades, but they have had to wait until now to determine how the plant creates such effective substances. Their findings may help provide a solution to the opioid crisis. Researchers have finally unlocked the secret behind the pain relieving properties of cannabis. People can […]