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What can cause anal swelling?

What can cause anal swelling?

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Can the moon really influence your health?

Can the moon really influence your health?

The moon has held the human mind in its thrall since the dawn of time. Throughout the ages, peoples across the world have worshipped it as an important deity, believing it held real power to influence their lives — and their health. But is this really true? In this Spotlight feature, we investigate. Can the […]

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Being a pessimist or an optimist may affect your sleep

Being a pessimist or an optimist may affect your sleep

New research finds “significant associations” between a person’s optimistic disposition and their sleep quality. New research suggests that optimistic people are likelier to sleep better. Sleep deprivation is a major public health concern. In fact, around 30% of adults in the United States do not get the amount of sleep that is optimal for health. […]

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AHA News: Stroke May Lead to Lower Vitamin D

AHA News: Stroke May Lead to Lower Vitamin D

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Low vitamin D levels do not lead to strokes but can result from them, according to the latest study that looks at the relationship between the two. Vitamin D is mostly known for helping the body absorb calcium and contributing to bone health. […]

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Tips for Preventing Diverticulitis

Tips for Preventing Diverticulitis

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Although colonoscopy screens for cancer, it can also uncover a common condition called diverticulosis. This is when one or more pockets develop in the colon wall, often in the large bowel. These pockets occur over time, possibly from not getting enough […]

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chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride and clidinium bromide (Librax)

chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride and clidinium bromide (Librax)

What is chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride and clidinium bromide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride and clidinium bromide (Librax) combines the anti-anxiety action of chlordiazepoxide and the antispasmodic effects of clidinium. It also blocks the acid secretion of the gastrointestinal tract and inhibits the action of nerves that are very active in certain […]

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Health Tip: Avoiding Anemia

Health Tip: Avoiding Anemia

(HealthDay News) — Anemia is a blood disorder characterized by a shortage of either red blood cells or hemoglobin. Latest Chronic Pain News It can leave people feeling frequently exhausted and sluggish, says the National Institutes of Health (NIH). To prevent or counter anemia, people must get enough iron. Eating a balanced diet or taking […]

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fluvastatin (Lescol, Lescol XL)

fluvastatin (Lescol, Lescol XL)

What is fluvastatin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Fluvastatin is an oral, cholesterol-lowering drug. It belongs to a class of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, commonly called “statins.” Other statins include lovastatin (Mevacor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), simvastatin (Zocor), and rosuvastatin (Crestor). Statins reduce cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in the liver (HMG-CoA reductase) […]

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Are You Still Putting Off Colon Cancer Screening?

Are You Still Putting Off Colon Cancer Screening?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — No one looks forward to a colonoscopy, but it can save your life. So you might be wondering whether a home test is a good alternative. These tests involve mailing a stool sample to a lab. Older types of tests check […]