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N.Y. Judge Bans 50 Unvaccinated Students From School

N.Y. Judge Bans 50 Unvaccinated Students From School

Fifty unvaccinated students cannot attend the Green Meadow Waldorf School in Rockland County, N.Y., for at least three weeks, a federal judge in the county has ruled. Latest Infectious Disease News The decision was handed down as a measles outbreak in the county reached 146 cases on Tuesday. The outbreak is centered in an Orthodox […]

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Health Tip: Treating Head Lice Safely

Health Tip: Treating Head Lice Safely

(HealthDay News) — More than 6 million American children aged 3 to 11 get head lice each year. Because children often play closely, lice can travel from child to child. Latest Infectious Disease News For children with head lice, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises parents: Apply treatment products only to the scalp. After […]

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FDA OKs Blood Pressure Drug to Ease Shortage Due to Recalls

FDA OKs Blood Pressure Drug to Ease Shortage Due to Recalls

Latest High Blood Pressure News WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new generic version of the high blood pressure/heart failure drug valsartan, saying the move might help ease the current medication shortage. The agency said it prioritized review of the drug from Alkem Laboratories […]

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Blood Test to Diagnose Heart Attacks May Not Be Foolproof

Blood Test to Diagnose Heart Attacks May Not Be Foolproof

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A blood test used to detect a heart attack may often provide some misleading results, British researchers report. In a new study of patients undergoing blood tests at a hospital in England, one in 20 people had high blood levels of […]

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For an Energizing Workout, Take It Outside

For an Energizing Workout, Take It Outside

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As the weather starts to warm up, you might be excited to restart a swimming routine, but swimming isn’t the only water sport that’s also fun exercise. Many activities that used to be vacation-only pastimes are more accessible than […]

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opium tincture

opium tincture

What is tincture of opium liquid, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Opium tincture is an oral liquid medication used to control diarrhea. Opium tincture contains morphine which is an opioid pain reliever. Opioids can reduce gastrointestinal motility, propulsion, secretions, and increase gastrointestinal muscle tone. These effects help in controlling diarrhea. Opium tincture […]

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glycopyrrolate (Robinul, Cuvposa)

glycopyrrolate (Robinul, Cuvposa)

What is glycopyrrolate, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Glycopyrrolate is a synthetic anti-cholinergic medication. Glycopyrrolate works by blocking acetylcholine activity on smooth muscles and other tissues. Acetylcholine is neurotransmitter, a chemical that nerves use for communicating. Blocking of acetylcholine leads to decrease in volume and acidity of stomach secretions and decrease in […]

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atropine (Atreza)

atropine (Atreza)

What is atropine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Atropine belongs to a class of medications known as anticholinergics or antimuscarinics. Atropine occurs naturally and is extracted from the belladonna alkaloid plant. Atropine works by blocking the actions of a chemical called acetylcholine. Atropine has numerous uses in clinical medicine and is available […]

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trimipramine (Surmontil)

trimipramine (Surmontil)

What is trimipramine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Trimipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) in the same family as amitriptyline (Elavil), imipramine (Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor; Aventyl), and desipramine (Norpramin). Trimipramine works by raising the brain’s level of norepinephrine (a neurotransmitter) to more normal levels. It also has anti-cholinergic actions (opposing the effects […]

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chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone, Tussionex, TussiCaps, Tussionex Pennkinetic, Vituz

chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone, Tussionex, TussiCaps, Tussionex Pennkinetic, Vituz

What is chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Tussionex is a combination of an antihistamine that blocks allergic reactions and reduces the production of mucus (chlorpheniramine), and a narcotic that relieves pain and cough (hydrocodone). Tussionex is a liquid that slowly releases the chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone after it is ingested. […]