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Less Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Work as Well as Surgery

Less Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Work as Well as Surgery

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A minimally invasive procedure called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) was as effective as the recommended surgery for treating fibroids in the uterus, a new study says. In UFE, the fibroid growths’ blood supply is cut off using a small tube. […]

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Soriatane (acitretin)

Soriatane (acitretin)

What is Soriatane (acitretin)? Acitretin is an oral medication used to treat psoriasis. What are the uses for Soriatane (acitretin)? Acitretin is used for treating severe psoriasis in adults. Acitretin should be prescribed only by doctors who have experience in the systemic use of retinoids because it has serious side effects. Is Soriatane (acitretin) available […]

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terbinafine (Lamisil)

terbinafine (Lamisil)

What is terbinafine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Terbinafine is an antifungal agent that is taken by mouth or applied to the skin. Terbinafine acts by interfering with the ability of fungi to make chemicals called sterols that are an important part of the membrane that surrounds fungal cells and holds them […]

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Health Tip: Safety Risks for People With Autism

Health Tip: Safety Risks for People With Autism

(HealthDay News) — Some 1.5 million people in the United States have an autism spectrum disorder. Latest Neurology News People with autism need family and friends to help evaluate what they need to be safe and protected, says Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks mentions some safety risks for people with autism: Wandering. Drowning. Household poisons. Misunderstanding […]

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prochlorperazine (Compazine, Compro)

prochlorperazine (Compazine, Compro)

What is prochlorperazine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Prochlorperazine is an antiemetic (to control nausea and vomiting) and first generation antipsychotic agent. Prochlorperazine is one of the older first-generation piperazine phenothiazine antipsychotic medications. Examples of other phenothiazines include: Although, the exact mechanism of phenothiazine antipsychotics is unknown, scientists believe that they may […]

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Colorado Sees Spike in ER Visits After Pot Made Legal

Colorado Sees Spike in ER Visits After Pot Made Legal

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If Colorado is any indication, the legalization of marijuana comes with a downside. Researchers reported that emergency departments across the state saw a sharp spike in marijuana-related visits after recreational use of pot products was made legal. For the study, the researchers analyzed data […]

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tetanus toxoid injection (Tetanus Toxoid Absorbed)

tetanus toxoid injection (Tetanus Toxoid Absorbed)

What is tetanus toxoid? Tetanus toxoid is a vaccine used to provide active immunity against tetanus toxin. Tetanus or lockjaw is a serious disease that may result in death. Is tetanus toxoid available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for tetanus toxoid? No Why is tetanus toxoid prescribed to patients? The […]