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Stretches for Calves, Hamstrings and Quads

Stretches for Calves, Hamstrings and Quads

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Stretching your leg muscles can improve your flexibility and prevent injury. Here are three stretches that you can do every day and at every age. Start with a calf stretch. Stand at arm’s length from a wall and place […]

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Skin Fungi May Be Tied to Bowel Disease

Skin Fungi May Be Tied to Bowel Disease

Latest Digestion News FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Crohn’s disease involves inflammation of the digestive tract. But new research into its causes is focusing on fungi commonly found on the skin. These microscopic fungi, called Malassezia restricta, are linked to dandruff. They’re found in oily skin and scalp follicles, but they also end […]

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budesonide (Entocort EC, Uceris)

budesonide (Entocort EC, Uceris)

Why is budesonide (Entocort EC, Uceris) prescribed to patients? Budesonide is used for the treatment of mild-to-moderately-active Crohn’s disease involving the ileum (the second half of the small intestine) and/or ascending colon (the beginning of the large intestine). It is approved for maintaining remissions for up to three months. Budesonide also is used for the […]

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mannitol (Osmitrol)

mannitol (Osmitrol)

What is mannitol, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Mannitol is a naturally occurring substance that causes the body to lose water (diuresis) through osmosis. Mannitol promotes diuresis in kidneys by increasing the concentration of filtrates in the kidney and blocking reabsorption of water by kidney tubules. The FDA approved mannitol in June […]

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FDA Approves 1st Immunotherapy Drug for Breast Cancer

FDA Approves 1st Immunotherapy Drug for Breast Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given its blessing to the first immunotherapy regimen for breast cancer. Latest Cancer News The combination of immunotherapy (Tecentriq) and chemotherapy (Abraxane) was given accelerated approval for triple-negative breast cancer that is locally advanced or has spread, cannot be surgically removed, and has cells that have a protein […]

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octreotide (Sandostatin)

octreotide (Sandostatin)

What is octreotide injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Octreotide acetate is an injectable medicine that is very similar to the hormone somatostatin, which is naturally produced in the body that has several effects including inhibition of the release of hormones. Octreotide works in a similar fashion as somatostatin, but is degraded […]