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The Effects of Exercise on Your Appetite

The Effects of Exercise on Your Appetite

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Are you hungry after you exercise? That might not be a problem if you’re at a healthy weight, but if you’re trying to shed extra pounds, the calories you take in could replace the ones you just worked so […]

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ribavirin, Rebetol, Copegus, Ribasphere, RibaPak, Moderiba

ribavirin, Rebetol, Copegus, Ribasphere, RibaPak, Moderiba

What is ribavirin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Ribavirin is an antiviral drug. It is used in combination with interferon for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Although the exact mechanism of its action is unknown, it is thought to interfere with the production and/or action of viral DNA and RNA which […]

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Caring Doctors Can Be Life-Changing for Diabetic Patients

Caring Doctors Can Be Life-Changing for Diabetic Patients

Latest Diabetes News MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A kind, understanding doctor could spell the difference between life or death for diabetes patients, a new study suggests. British researchers found that patients had a lower risk of early death if their primary care doctor exhibited empathy. The study included 628 patients in the […]

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Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Might Harm the Heart: Study

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Might Harm the Heart: Study

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When men have both advanced prostate cancer and heart disease, treatment may pose a dilemma: Newer hormonal therapies that can slow the cancer down might also be risky for their hearts, a new study finds. Once prostate cancer spreads beyond the […]

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calcium salts (Cal-Citrate, Tums)

What are calcium salts? How do calcium salts work? Calcium is an important mineral required for the proper functioning of many organs and tissues. Calcium is needed for the heart, skeletal muscles, and nervous system to work properly. Additionally, calcium plays an important role in blood coagulation (stops bleeding). Our bones store calcium which can […]

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probenecid, (Benemid – brand no longer available)

What is probenecid, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Probenecid is an oral drug used for reducing blood uric acid levels in patients with hyperuricemia (high uric acid) and/or. High uric acid can cause attacks of gout and kidney stones. Probenecid prevents attacks of gout by reducing uric acid levels in the blood. […]

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galantamine (Razadyne, Razadyne ER)

galantamine (Razadyne, Razadyne ER)

What is galantamine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Galantamine is in a class of drugs called cholinesterase inhibitors that also includes tacrine (Cognex), donezepil (Aricept), and rivastigmine (Exelon). Cholinesterase inhibitors inhibit (block) the action of acetylcholinesterase, the enzyme responsible for the destruction of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is one of several neurotransmitters in the […]