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Health Tip: Understanding Prediabetes

Health Tip: Understanding Prediabetes

(HealthDay News) — Before developing type 2 diabetes, people may have prediabetes, says the American Diabetes Association. Prediabetes is marked by higher-than-normal blood sugar levels that aren’t quite high enough to qualify as diabetes. Latest Diabetes News Prediabetes can be difficult to recognize. People usually find out that they have the condition after being tested […]

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19 Tips on How to Stop a Cough

19 Tips on How to Stop a Cough

What causes coughing? Picture of a Man is Coughing with Respirator Infections A cough is a reflex that helps clear your airways of irritants. Nerves in the airways become stimulated by allergens, medical conditions, medications, and other irritants, resulting in a forceful expulsion of air from the lungs. There are numerous causes for coughing. Common […]

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Are Too Many Kids Prescribed Antihistamines?

Are Too Many Kids Prescribed Antihistamines?

Latest Cold and Flu News TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many U.S. doctors are much less likely to recommend cough and cold medicines for young children ever since experts advised against it in 2008, new research shows. That’s the good news. The bad news? Physicians are still more likely to recommend antihistamines for […]

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Trial Tests CRISPR Gene-Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

Trial Tests CRISPR Gene-Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A U.S. clinical trial of CRISPR gene-editing to treat people with sickle cell disease is underway. Latest Chronic Pain News It seeks to recruit up to 45 adults with severe sickle cell disease, a group of inherited blood disorders, CNN reported. Sickle cell disease can cause pain, anemia, […]

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Middle Age Now a High-Risk Time for Bad Falls

Middle Age Now a High-Risk Time for Bad Falls

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Serious falls aren’t the sole domain of seniors: New research shows they are a significant risk among middle-aged adults. Why? Blame multiple prescription medications, as well as alcohol and illegal drug use, a new study suggests. Health care providers “typically think about falls in […]

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Heartburn Drugs Might Bring Allergy Woes

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Allergies News TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There are numerous drugs to treat digestive woes caused by heartburn or stomach ulcers. But solving one health problem may be causing another. New research from Austria found that people who use drugs that suppress stomach acid were almost twice as […]

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cetirizine (Zyrtec, Zyrtec Allergy, Zyrtec Hives)

What is cetirizine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Cetirizine is a non-sedating antihistamine that works by blocking histamine (H-1) receptors on cells. It is similar to the other second generation antihistamines loratadine (Claritin), fexofenadine (Allegra) and azelastine (Astelin). Histamine is a chemical that is responsible for many of the signs and symptoms […]

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liothyronine sodium, Cytomel, Triostat

liothyronine sodium, Cytomel, Triostat

What is liothyronine sodium, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Liothyronine sodium is a synthetic (man-made) version of one of the two hormones made by the thyroid gland, triiodothyronine. It is used for treating individuals who are hypothyroid (do not produce enough thyroid hormones). Thyroid hormones increase the metabolism (activity) of all cells […]