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What does my eosinophil count mean?

What does my eosinophil count mean?

Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that help the body fight off infections. The test involves a doctor drawing blood. An eosinophil count may be either too high or too low, which may indicate an underlying condition, or it may be in the normal range. Learn more about eosinophil count here.

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Type 1 diabetes: Drawing nearer to treatment that generates new insulin cells

Type 1 diabetes: Drawing nearer to treatment that generates new insulin cells

Recent research has broken new ground in the quest for a type 1 diabetes treatment that generates insulin-making cells. New research furthers our understanding of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the Helmholtz Zentrum München in Neuherberg, Germany have mapped the signals that determine the destiny of […]

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The health risks of being a night owl

The health risks of being a night owl

The first international review to compare night owls with early risers outlines the health risks associated with preferring late nights. However, these risks may not be set in stone. A recent review takes a fresh look at the impact of being a night owl. Most individuals fit one of two chronotypes: We are morning people […]

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Zocor (simvastatin)

Zocor (simvastatin)

Do I need a prescription for Zocor? Yes Why is Zocor prescribed to patients? What is the dosage for Zocor? The recommended dose range of simvastatin is 10 mg to 40 mg, and it is administered once daily in the evening with or without food. Therapy usually is initiated with 10 or 20 mg daily, […]

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Common Cold

Common Cold

Are You Too Sick to Work? First and foremost, consider whether you are putting yourself or others at risk if you go to work. You’re putting others at risk if you or your children have a contagious illness (more on that later). You’re putting yourself at risk if the symptoms of your condition, or the […]

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azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zmax)

azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zmax)

What is azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zmax)? What brand names are available for azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zmax)? Is azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zmax) available as a generic drug? Do I need a prescription for azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zmax)? What are the uses for azithromycin (Zithromax, […]

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Stimulating One Brain Area May Ease Tough-to-Treat Depression

Stimulating One Brain Area May Ease Tough-to-Treat Depression

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Electrical stimulation of a certain part of the brain may offer a new option for “treatment-resistant” depression, a small new study suggests. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found that 25 patients with moderate-to-severe depression gained significant improvement in […]

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Depression Is a Risk for Teens, Adults With Epilepsy

Depression Is a Risk for Teens, Adults With Epilepsy

Latest Depression News SATURDAY, Dec. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Teens and adults with epilepsy are at increased risk for depression and should undergo regular screening, two new studies say. In one study, researchers evaluated nearly 400 teens, ages 15 to 18, with epilepsy. They found that 8 percent had moderate or severe depression and […]

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mirtazapine (Remeron, Soltab)

mirtazapine (Remeron, Soltab)

What is mirtazapine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Mirtazapine is a tetracyclic antidepressant similar to maprotiline (Ludiomil) and tricyclic antidepressants, for example, desipramine (Norpramin). Depression is an all-pervasive sense of sadness and gloom. It is believed that in some patients with depression, abnormal levels of neurotransmitters (chemicals that nerves use to communicate […]

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Two More Blood Pressure Drugs Recalled

Two More Blood Pressure Drugs Recalled

Two more brands of popular blood pressure meds are joining a lengthening list of recalls due to suspected contaminants. Latest High Blood Pressure News All lots of amlodipine/valsartan and amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination blood pressure tablets have been recalled by Teva Pharmaceuticals due to higher-than-acceptable levels of a chemical that may cause cancer. The impurity in the […]