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indapamide, Lozol (Discontinued)

indapamide, Lozol (Discontinued)

What is indapamide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Indapamide is a diuretic (water pill) that is used primarily for the treatment of high blood pressure. It works by preventing the kidney from reabsorbing (retaining in the body) salt and water that is destined to be eliminated in the urine. This results in […]

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Plants on Your Plate Will Protect Your Heart

Plants on Your Plate Will Protect Your Heart

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Pile those vegetables and fruits high when you sit down to eat, and your heart will thank you. A diet rich in plant-based foods translated into fewer heart problems in a new study. For the study, the researchers analyzed data collected from more than 10,000 […]

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New Tool for Med Students: ‘Fat Suit’

New Tool for Med Students: ‘Fat Suit’

Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Can skinny doctors ever understand what it’s like to be fat? A German medical school believes they can — after they treat patients wearing “fat suits.” Having patients don fat suits may help teach medical students about obesity and uncover their biases […]

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budesonide nasal inhaler (Rhinocort Allergy, Rhinocort Aqua)

What is budesonide (Rhinocort Aqua, Rhinocort Allergy), and how does it work? Budesonide is a synthetic steroid belonging to the glucocorticoid family, a family in which cortisol (hydrocortisone) is the naturally occurring steroid. Hydrocortisone is produced in the adrenal glands. Glucocorticoid steroids have potent anti-inflammatory actions. When used as a nasal inhaler or spray, budesonide […]

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Using an ‘obesity simulation suit’ to reveal prejudice among med students

Using an ‘obesity simulation suit’ to reveal prejudice among med students

Obesity has been, and still is, the subject of much stigmatization. A new, proof-of-concept study uses role-play to reveal the bias against people with obesity among medical students. Healthcare professionals may discriminate against people with obesity. In all walks of life, people with obesity tend to face subconscious stigmatization and prejudice. Many people with obesity […]

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Health Tip: Travelling to a High Altitude

Health Tip: Travelling to a High Altitude

(HealthDay News) — The low oxygen levels found at a high altitude can make travelers feel sick, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Latest Travel Health News The best way to avoid sickness is to ascend gradually. But if you have to ascend quickly, you can take medicine to help prevent problems. […]

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fluorouracil (Efudex)

fluorouracil (Efudex)

What is topical fluorouracil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Topical fluorouracil is a drug that is used to treat conditions of the skin in which there is rapid multiplication (division) of cells, for example, skin cancer. In order to multiply or divide, cells must produce DNA for each new cell. The DNA […]

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ciclopirox, Penlac, Loprox

ciclopirox, Penlac, Loprox

What is ciclopirox, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Ciclopirox is a synthetic broad-spectrum antifungal agent that inhibits the growth of dermatophytes, a type of fungus that grows on the skin, hair, and nails. When applied to skin a very small percentage is absorbed into the body. It was approved for use in […]

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Ways to manage or stop heavy periods

Ways to manage or stop heavy periods

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