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Health Tip: Herbal Medicine Considerations

Health Tip: Herbal Medicine Considerations

(HealthDay News) — Herbs are plants or plant derivatives that can be used for their scent, flavor or therapeutic properties. Herbal medicines are sold in many forms including tablets, powders, teas, extracts and fresh plants. Latest Prevention & Wellness News MedlinePlus urges people to remember that products labeled “natural” aren’t always safe and healthy. Herbal […]

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Mild Head Injury Can Impair Your Sense of Smell

Mild Head Injury Can Impair Your Sense of Smell

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Even a mild concussion can temporarily affect your sense of smell and trigger longer-term anxiety problems, a new study finds. It’s been known that such problems could occur after a major concussion. But this study found it’s also true for minor concussions caused by accidents […]

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Haldol (haloperidol) vs. Zyprexa (olanzapine)

Haldol (haloperidol) vs. Zyprexa (olanzapine)

What are the side effects of haloperidol and olanzapine? Haloperidol The most common side effects associated with Haldol are: extrapyramidal effects (sudden, often jerky, involuntary motions of the head, neck, arms, body, or eyes, muscle stiffness, akathisia, Parkinsonism), dizziness, hyperactivity, tiredness, and nausea. Other important side effects are: Haldol may cause a condition called “orthostatic […]

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Haldol (haloperidol) vs. Thorazine (chlorpromazine)

Haldol (haloperidol) vs. Thorazine (chlorpromazine)

Haldol (haloperidol) vs. Thorazine (chlorpromazine): What’s the difference? Haloperidol and chlorpromazine are antipsychotic medications used to treat schizophrenia and acute psychosis. Haloperidol is also used to treat tics and vocal utterances of Tourette’s syndrome. Chlorpromazine is also used to treat the manic phase of bipolar disorder and severe behavioral problems in children. Chlorpromazine is also […]

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Trees an Oasis of Mental Well-Being

Trees an Oasis of Mental Well-Being

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — City dwellers who live on tree-lined streets might be happier and healthier for it, a large new study suggests. The study, of nearly 47,000 urban residents, found that those who lived in areas shaded by tree canopy reported less psychological […]

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Digoxin vs. digitalis

Digoxin vs. digitalis

Digoxin vs. digitalis: What’s the difference? Digoxin and digitalis are cardiac glycosides that are derived from the same plant, the foxglove, used to treat adults with mild to moderate congestive heart failure and to treat abnormally rapid atrial rhythms (atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, atrial tachycardia). Digoxin also is used for increasing myocardial contractility in pediatric […]

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Older Parents May Have Better Behaved Kids

Older Parents May Have Better Behaved Kids

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many people wait until they’re older to have children, and that decision can raise the risk of problems like infertility and genetic abnormalities. But new research suggests there may be at least one benefit to having children later in life. […]

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Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak Linked to Atlanta Hotel

Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak Linked to Atlanta Hotel

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Legionnaires’ disease has been diagnosed in 11 people who stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta, and there have been another 55 probable cases, Georgia health officials say. Latest Infectious Disease News Probable cases are people with symptoms of the bacterial infection, but no laboratory confirmation of the disease, CNN […]

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Jardiance (empagliflozin)

Jardiance (empagliflozin)

What is Jardiance (empagliflozin)? What brand names are available for empagliflozin? Jardiance is the brand name available for empagliflozin in the US. Is Jardiance (empagliflozin) available as a generic drug? No Do I need a prescription for Jardiance (empagliflozin)? Yes What are the side effects of Jardiance (empagliflozin)? The most common side effects of Jardiance […]