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U.S. Drug OD Deaths Fall for First Time in Three Decades

U.S. Drug OD Deaths Fall for First Time in Three Decades

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For the first time in three decades, drug overdose deaths in the United States fell last year, preliminary federal government data suggests. Latest Mental Health News Provisional numbers released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show nearly 68,000 drug overdose deaths in 2018, and the […]

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alfuzosin (Uroxatral)

alfuzosin (Uroxatral)

What is alfuzosin? What are the uses for alfuzosin? Alfuzosin is used in adult men to treat slow urination due to benign prostatic hyperplasia. Most men experience an improvement in urination in 2 to 3 weeks. The symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) such as urinary frequency, nocturia, weak stream, hesitancy and incomplete emptying […]

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pygeum (Pygeum africanum)

pygeum (Pygeum africanum)

What is pygeum (Pygeum africanum), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Prunus africanum is a natural herbal supplement. Prunus africanum contains triterpenes, ferulic acid and phytosterols. Ferulic acid lowers prostatic cholesterol levels and phytosterols block prostaglandin synthesis, leading to reduced pain and inflammation. Triterpenes also blocks enzymes responsible for destruction of connective tissues, […]

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Suprax (cefixime) vs. Rocephin (ceftriaxone)

Suprax (cefixime) vs. Rocephin (ceftriaxone)

Suprax (cefixime) vs. Rocephin (ceftriaxone): What’s the difference? Suprax (cefixime) and Rocephin (ceftriaxone) are cephalosporin antibiotics used to treat infections of the middle ear (otitis media), tonsillitis, throat infections (pharyngitis), laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and gonorrhea. Suprax is also used to treat acute bacterial bronchitis in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease […]

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Suprax (cefixime) vs. cefpodoxime

Suprax (cefixime) vs. cefpodoxime

What are Suprax and cefpodoxime? Suprax is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat infections of the middle ear (otitis media), tonsillitis, throat infections (pharyngitis), laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, urinary tract infections (UTIs), gonorrhea, and acute bacterial bronchitis in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Other cephalosporin antibiotics include cephalexin (Keflex), cefpodoxime (Vantin), cefprozil (Cefzil), cefaclor […]

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Chinese Scientists Cut Local Numbers of Dangerous Mosquito by 94%

Chinese Scientists Cut Local Numbers of Dangerous Mosquito by 94%

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some mosquitoes spread diseases to humans through their bite, passing along harmful pathogens like Zika, dengue fever, West Nile virus and chikungunya. Now humans are turning the tables, infecting these dangerous mosquitoes with bacteria that sabotage their ability to spawn. […]

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Ground Bison Linked to E. Coli Outbreak in 7 States: CDC

Ground Bison Linked to E. Coli Outbreak in 7 States: CDC

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An E. coli outbreak in the United States that’s linked to ground bison produced by Northfork Bison Distributions, Inc. of Canada is being investigated by federal and state officials. Latest Infectious Disease News There have been 21 cases of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O103 and O121 infections in […]

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The ‘Bottom’ Blood Pressure Number Matters, Too

The ‘Bottom’ Blood Pressure Number Matters, Too

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to blood pressure readings, the “top” number seems to grab all the attention. But a large, new study confirms that both numbers are, in fact, critical in determining the risk of heart attack and stroke. Blood […]