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Nuplazid (pimavanserin)

Nuplazid (pimavanserin)

What is Nuplazid (pimavanserin), and how is it used? Nuplazid is indicated for the treatment of hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease psychosis. What are the side effects of Nuplazid (pimavanserin)? WARNING Elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with antipsychotic drugs are at an increased risk of death. Nuplazid is not approved for the […]

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Crohn’s Disease (Symptoms, Causes, Diet, Treatment, Life Expectancy)

Crohn’s Disease (Symptoms, Causes, Diet, Treatment, Life Expectancy)

5-ASA oral and rectal medications for Crohn’s disease 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), also called mesalamine, is similar chemically to aspirin. Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory drug that has been used for many years for treating arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis (conditions of tissue inflammation). Aspirin, however, is not effective in treating Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and may […]

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Eating to Reach Health Goals

Eating to Reach Health Goals

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — What and when you eat certain foods can boost how you feel at different times during the day. When it comes to meal planning, timing is everything. Important for anyone trying to lose weight, research shows that having […]

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Many ‘Dehumanize’ People with Obesity

Many ‘Dehumanize’ People with Obesity

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many people — including those who are overweight themselves — view people with obesity as less human or less evolved, new research reveals. In four online studies questioning more than 1,500 participants from the United States, the United […]

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Half-Price Version of Humalog Insulin Now Available

Half-Price Version of Humalog Insulin Now Available

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A half-price version of Humalog insulin is now available in the United States, Eli Lilly said Wednesday. Latest Diabetes News The company’s generic version of its Humalog U-100 is being sold under the chemical name insulin lispro, the Associated Press reported. It will cost $137.35 per vial, or […]

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Heart Attack Treatment Could Cut ‘Bad’ Cholesterol by Half Within Hours

Heart Attack Treatment Could Cut ‘Bad’ Cholesterol by Half Within Hours

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Imagine a procedure that filters “bad” LDL cholesterol from your bloodstream in a matter of hours. The procedure, called LDL apheresis, works somewhat like kidney dialysis. Small amounts of blood are gradually removed from the body through an IV, then passed […]

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Blood Banks Could Help Screen for Hereditary High Cholesterol

Blood Banks Could Help Screen for Hereditary High Cholesterol

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than 1 million Americans have a genetic condition that pushes their cholesterol to dangerously high levels, but many don’t know it. Now, researchers offer a possible way to get more people with so-called familial hypercholesterolemia into treatment for this potentially […]

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Opdivo (nivolumab)

Opdivo (nivolumab)

What is Opdivo (nivolumab), and how does it work? Opdivo is a prescription medicine used to treat: Opdivo may be used when your lung cancer: has spread or grown, and you have tried chemotherapy that contains platinum, and it did not work or is no longer working. If your tumor has an abnormal EGFR or […]