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Protopic Ointment vs. Hydrocortisone

Protopic Ointment vs. Hydrocortisone

Protopic ointment vs. hydrocortisone: What’s the difference? Protopic ointment (acrolimus) and hydrocortisone are topical drugs (for the skin) used to treat atopic dermatitis (eczema). Hydrocortisone is also used for the relief of itching and inflammation caused by a wide variety of skin conditions (for example, insect bites and allergic reactions). Protopic Ointment and hydrocortisone belong […]

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How to Kickstart Your Creativity

How to Kickstart Your Creativity

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You don’t have to have the talent of a Rembrandt or Yo-Yo Ma to express creativity and get some very special benefits from doing so. Everyday creativity boosts well-being and can give you a stronger sense of purpose and engagement, […]

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Heat Waves Brought by Climate Change Could Prove Deadly for Kidney Patients

Heat Waves Brought by Climate Change Could Prove Deadly for Kidney Patients

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New research uncovers yet another population that will be vulnerable to the heat waves that climate change is delivering with increasing frequency: people with kidney disease. Extremely hot days can increase advanced kidney disease patients’ risk of hospitalization and death, and climate change […]

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What TV Binge-Watching Does to Your Brain

What TV Binge-Watching Does to Your Brain

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Binge-watching episodes of your favorite shows does no favors for your brain, an expert warns. “It’s important to recognize that the brain is not an isolated organ — it responds to its environment,” said Dr. Randall Wright, a neurologist at Houston Methodist in Texas. […]

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Nitrates vs. Phosphates

Nitrates vs. Phosphates

Nitrates vs. phosphates: What’s the difference? Nitrates are vasodilators used to treat or prevent heart pain (angina, chest pain) caused by heart disease, usually of the arteries in the heart. Phosphates are laxatives used to clean out the intestines before a colonoscopy. Examples of nitrates include nitroglycerin sublingual tablet (Nitrostat), nitroglycerin lingual aerosol (Nitromist), nitroglycerin […]

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Bathing a Baby Less Scary Than It Sounds

Bathing a Baby Less Scary Than It Sounds

Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Every parent remembers the first time they bathed their newborn, terrified they might accidentally drop or harm their tiny bundle of joy. But one dermatologist says the task is easy if parents follow some basic steps. “While it may seem intimidating at first, bathing […]

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Health Threats Don’t End for Some Sepsis Survivors

Health Threats Don’t End for Some Sepsis Survivors

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Sepsis is a life-threatening infection that lands its victims in the hospital, but the dangers don’t end for survivors who have high levels of inflammation long after being discharged, a new study finds. “Sepsis is the leading cause of death among hospitalized patients. Patients […]

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Amebiasis (<i>Entamoeba Histolytica</i> Infection)

Amebiasis (Entamoeba Histolytica Infection)

Amebiasis Symptom Abdominal pain Abdominal pain is caused by inflammation of an organ (for example, appendicitis, diverticulitis, colitis), by stretching or distention of an organ (for example, obstruction of the intestine, blockage of a bile duct by gallstones, swelling of the liver with hepatitis), or by loss of the supply of blood to an organ […]

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bisoprolol and hydrochlorothiazide (Ziac)

bisoprolol and hydrochlorothiazide (Ziac)

What is bisoprolol and hydrochlorothiazide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Ziac is a combination product containing bisoprolol (Zebeta) and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). Bisoprolol is a beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agent used for treating high blood pressure and heart pain (angina). Bisoprolol prevents the neurotransmitters (chemicals that nerves use to communicate with other nerves), norepinephrine […]

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fosinopril sodium, Monopril

fosinopril sodium, Monopril

What is fosinopril sodium, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Fosinopril is in a class of drugs called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. ACE inhibitors are used for treating high blood pressure, heart failure and for preventing kidney failure due to high blood pressure and diabetes. Other ACE inhibitors include enalapril (Vasotec), quinapril […]