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Spinach supplement may increase muscle strength

Spinach supplement may increase muscle strength

New research has examined the potential of spinach extract as an enhancer of athletic performance. The active compound in spinach extract significantly improves muscle strength, leading the study authors to recommend banning the supplement in sports. Spinach contains an extract that could boost athletic performance. Rich in calcium, magnesium, and iron, some people call spinach […]

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Vaccine cuts rate of HPV infection, precancerous lesions

Vaccine cuts rate of HPV infection, precancerous lesions

Researchers have attributed a substantial drop in human papillomavirus (HPV) infections to the HPV vaccine. Now, they are waiting to see if it will have the same impact on the rates of cervical cancer. Vaccines have slashed the number of HPV infections, new research suggests. Just over a decade ago, healthcare professionals introduced a new […]

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methyldopa (Aldomet)

methyldopa (Aldomet)

What is methyldopa? What is methyldopa used for? Methyldopa is an oral medication used to lower blood pressure. Although the exact mechanism of action is not yet understood, methyldopa is thought to lower blood pressure by activating receptors (alpha-2 receptors) in the central nervous system and by reducing the concentration of epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine, and […]

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Exercising When You Have High Blood Pressure

Exercising When You Have High Blood Pressure

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News FRIDAY, July 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — High blood pressure is a serious risk factor for heart disease, stroke and other life-threatening medical conditions. While many people need medication and dietary changes to control their blood pressure, exercise is a key component of nearly every management […]

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Vaginal Pain (Vulvodynia)

Vaginal Pain (Vulvodynia)

Vaginal pain and vulvodynia definitions and facts Illustration of Vagina Vulvodynia (vaginal pain) refers to pain in the area of the vulva and vaginal opening for which no cause can be identified. Vulvodynia is not related to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The exact cause of vulvodynia is not known. Symptoms include a burning, throbbing, or […]

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ofloxacin, Floxin (Discontinued Brand)

ofloxacin, Floxin (Discontinued Brand)

What is ofloxacin? What are the uses for ofloxacin? Ofloxacin is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections. It belongs to the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics which includes levofloxacin (Levaquin), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), gatifloxacin (Tequin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), trovafloxacin (Trovan) and others. Ofloxacin stops the multiplication of bacteria by inhibiting the reproduction and […]

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itraconazole, Sporanox

itraconazole, Sporanox

Which drugs or supplements interact with itraconazole? Itraconazole reduces the liver metabolism (breakdown) of some drugs, resulting in increased blood levels and side effects from the affected drugs. Life-threatening adverse effects occurred when itraconazole was combined with cisapride (no longer available in the U.S.), pimozide (Orap), quinidine (Quinaglute, Quinidex), dofetilide (Tikosyn), or levomethadyl (Orlaam). Therefore, […]

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WIC Changes Improve Moms’ and Babies’ Health

WIC Changes Improve Moms’ and Babies’ Health

Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, July 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Major changes to a U.S. federal nutrition program for the poor have made both women and their babies healthier, a new study finds. Known as WIC, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children has been around since the 1970s. Changes in 2009 […]

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pyridostigmine (Mestinon)

pyridostigmine (Mestinon)

What is oral pyridostigmine? What are the uses for oral pyridostigmine? Pyridostigmine (Mestinon) is an oral cholinesterase inhibitor. Acetylcholine is one of many neurotransmitters in our bodies. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that help our cells communicate with each other. Depending on the organ that it acts upon, acetylcholine produces different effects. One important function of acetylcholine […]