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What to know about recovering from concussion

What to know about recovering from concussion

People fully recover from concussion within 1 month in most cases. Some factors can help recovery, including getting plenty of rest and eating a healthful, high protein diet. A concussion can occur due to certain types of traumatic brain injuries. Head trauma can damage the brain due to direct force or when the brain rapidly […]

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Inflammation drives tau damage in Alzheimer’s

Inflammation drives tau damage in Alzheimer’s

Scientists have found an inflammation mechanism that appears to play a key role in the formation of the toxic tau proteins that characterize Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases. Share on PinterestNew research finds that inflammation is responsible for the tau protein damage in Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in […]

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Brain cancer: Lithium may restore cognitive function after radiation

Brain cancer: Lithium may restore cognitive function after radiation

Radiation treatment saves lives, but it can also have a detrimental effect on the brain. New findings suggest that a well-known medication can reverse the damage. Share on PinterestNew research in mice finds that lithium can restore some of the cognitive functions that people lose as a result of radiation therapy. Lithium could become the […]

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Through my eyes: Living with shoulder arthritis

Through my eyes: Living with shoulder arthritis

“You won’t be able to weightlift anymore.” That’s what my orthopedic surgeon told me when we sat down to discuss getting a total shoulder replacement, something that seemed necessary to relieve my shoulder pain and arthritis. Share on PinterestI refused to accept that I could not continue to lead an active lifestyle. Though I have […]

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Heart attack protein may raise early death risk

Heart attack protein may raise early death risk

New research finds that raised levels of a protein called troponin are a “highly clinically meaningful” indicator of death risk, regardless of age or underlying cause. Share on PinterestA protein that functions as a heart attack biomarker may indicate early death risk, new research suggests. Heart disease is responsible for 1 in 4 deaths in […]

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saquinavir (Invirase, Fortovase – discontinued)

saquinavir (Invirase, Fortovase – discontinued)

What is saquinavir? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Saquinavir is an oral medication that is used for treating infections with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is in a class of drugs called protease inhibitors which also includes indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept) and ritonavir (Norvir). During infection with HIV, the HIV virus multiplies […]

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Retrovir (zidovudine, ZDV, formerly called AZT)

Retrovir (zidovudine, ZDV, formerly called AZT)

What is zidovudine? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Zidovudine (formerly called azidothymidine [AZT]), a pyrimidine nucleoside analogue active against HIV. RETROVIR IV Infusion is a sterile solutionfor intravenous infusion only. Each mL contains 10 mg zidovudine in Water for Injection. Hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide may have been added to adjust the pH to approximately […]

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Zepatier (elbasvir and grazoprevir)

Zepatier (elbasvir and grazoprevir)

What is Zepatier, and how does it work? Zepatier is an oral tablet containing two drugs used for the treatment of chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), genotype 1 and 4 in adults. The components belong to a class of drugs called direct-acting antiviral agents. Similar drugs include: Zepatier contains elbasvir and grazoprevir. […]

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She Lives With Seizures, and Public Stigma, Every Day

She Lives With Seizures, and Public Stigma, Every Day

Latest Neurology News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Most of the time, Eva Wadvinski is a typical college student. Then suddenly, she isn’t. Wadvinski has epilepsy and has disruptive seizure clusters as often as 40 times a day. They’re not typical “Hollywood” seizures where people convulse (tonic-clonic seizures), making […]