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10 natural remedies for dandruff

10 natural remedies for dandruff

Dandruff is a skin condition that affects the scalp, causing itchy, flaking skin and greasy patches.Causes of dandruff include: seborrheic dermatitis dry skin allergic reactions to hair and skin products other skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis diet overgrowth of a yeast-like fungus called Malassezia There are many over-the-counter (OTC) topical medications and special […]

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What to know about psoriatic arthritis mutilans

What to know about psoriatic arthritis mutilans

Arthritis mutilans is a rare and severe form of arthritis that affects the hands and feet. It is most common in people with psoriatic arthritis but can also develop in those with rheumatoid arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis mutilans is very rare. Approximately 5 percent of people with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) develop this condition. Arthritis mutilans can […]

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Why narcolepsy is an autoimmune condition

Why narcolepsy is an autoimmune condition

Previous research has suggested that narcolepsy may be an autoimmune condition. Now, a new paper published in the journal Nature Communications finds additional evidence that this may be the case. Narcolepsy involves ‘sleep attacks’ that can interfere with daily activities. Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological condition that affects a person’s sleep-wake cycle. The condition makes […]

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Stopping Aspirin 3 Months After Stent Is Safe, Study Finds

Stopping Aspirin 3 Months After Stent Is Safe, Study Finds

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Heart patients who get a stent to prop open a blocked artery are typically put on a powerful anti-clotting drug and aspirin for a full year after their procedure. Now, new research suggests these patients can safely drop the aspirin regimen after just three months, […]

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A Better Cardiac Pump for People With Heart Failure?

A Better Cardiac Pump for People With Heart Failure?

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new version of an implantable heart pump could cut the risk of blood clots, bleeding and stroke in patients with advanced heart failure, according to a study funded by the device’s maker. The study included more than a thousand patients who received either Abbott […]

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sulfasalazine (Azulfidine)

sulfasalazine (Azulfidine)

What is Azulfidine? Sulfasalazine is a drug that is used primarily for treating ulcerative colitis. Why is Azulfidine prescribed to patients? Sulfasalazine is used for the treatment of mild to severe ulcerative colitis, and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It has also been used “off label” (unapproved by the FDA) for Crohn’s disease and ankylosing spondylitis. […]

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<i>H. pylori</i> (<i>Helicobacter Pylori</i>) Infection

H. pylori (Helicobacter Pylori) Infection

Which specialties of doctors treat H. pylori infection? Many individuals can be treated by their primary doctors; however, some people may need specialists like infectious disease specialists, gastroenterologists and possibly a surgeon to help manage and/or treat the person with H. pylori infection. Is there a test to diagnose H. pylori infection? Accurate and simple […]

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attapulgite (Kaopectate)

attapulgite (Kaopectate)

What is attapulgite, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Attapulgite is an oral, nonabsorbed medication that is used in the management of diarrhea. It works by adsorbing (binding) large numbers of bacteria and toxins and reducing the loss of water. Attapulgite reduces the number of bowel movements, improves the consistency of loose or […]