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Are Soccer Pros at Higher Risk for ALS?

Are Soccer Pros at Higher Risk for ALS?

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Professional soccer players may be vulnerable to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests. The Italian researchers also found that soccer players may develop the neurodegenerative disease at a much younger age than people in the general population. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s […]

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temazepam (Restoril)

temazepam (Restoril)

What is temazepam, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Temazepam is a drug that is used for treating anxiety. It is in the benzodiazepine class of drugs, the same family that includes diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), flurazepam (Dalmane), lorazepam (Ativan), and others. Temazepam and other benzodiazepines act by enhancing the effects […]

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haloperidol (Haldol)

haloperidol (Haldol)

What is Haldol (haloperidol)? Haldol (haloperidol) is an antipsychotic medication. It also is used to control tics and vocal utterances that are part of Tourette’s syndrome. Is Haldol (haloperidol) available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for Haldol (haloperidol)? Yes Why is Haldol (haloperidol) prescribed to patients? Haldol is used for […]

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Drug Interactions

Drug Interactions

What facts should I know about drug interactions? Whenever two or more drugs are being taken, there is a chance that there will be an interaction among the drugs. The interaction may increase or decrease the effectiveness of the drugs or their side effects. The likelihood of drug interactions increases as the number of drugs […]

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doxycycline (Vibramycin, Doryx)

doxycycline (Vibramycin, Doryx)

Do I need a prescription for doxycycline? Yes What is doxycycline? Doxycycline is a synthetic (man-made) antibiotic derived from tetracycline. What brand names are available for doxycycline? Brand names for doxycycline hyclate include Vibramycin, Oracea, Adoxa, Atridox, Acticlate, Acticlate Cap, Doryx, Doxteric, Doxy, Monodox, and others. Is doxycycline available as a generic drug? Yes Why […]

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California Parents Are Getting Around Vaccine Law, Fueling Measles Outbreaks

California Parents Are Getting Around Vaccine Law, Fueling Measles Outbreaks

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Even though California enacted tough legislation in 2016 barring “personal belief” exemptions for childhood vaccinations, some parents may be turning to unethical physicians to circumvent the new law. And that could be fueling new and dangerous measles outbreaks in the […]

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NYC Measles Outbreak Cases Reach 121

NYC Measles Outbreak Cases Reach 121

The number of measles cases in the New York City outbreak that began last October in the Orthodox Jewish community has reached 121, the city’s health department said Thursday. Latest Infectious Disease News Most of the cases (108) are in children younger than 18, with 13 cases in adults. No deaths have occurred, but eight […]

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hydralazine (Apresoline)

hydralazine (Apresoline)

What is hydralazine-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Hydralazine (Apresoline) is an antihypertensive medication used to treat high blood pressure. It is a peripheral arterial vasodilator and causes relaxation of blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart and towards the organs and tissues. The exact mechanism of how hydralazine causes […]