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Salmonella

Salmonella

Salmonella food poisoning facts Picture of Salmonella Salmonella bacteria live in the intestinal tract of humans and animals and are excreted in feces. Poultry, beef, milk, and eggs all can contain Salmonella bacteria. Salmonella infection is a foodborne illness that occurs from consumption of raw meats and eggs, contaminated dairy foods such as unpasteurized (raw) […]

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Birth Control Options (Types and Side Effects)

Birth Control Options (Types and Side Effects)

Source: Getty Images Birth control definition and facts Birth control methods can be broadly classified into barrier methods (that prevent sperm cells from reaching the egg), methods that prevent ovulation such as the birth control pill, and methods that allow fertilization of the egg but prevent implantation of the fertilized egg inside the uterus (womb) […]

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Warm Bath Can Send You Off to a Sound Slumber, Study Finds

Warm Bath Can Send You Off to a Sound Slumber, Study Finds

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Here’s a win-win for all those bath lovers who struggle with poor sleep: New research suggests a soak in the tub before bedtime may shorten the time it takes to fall asleep. A well-timed warm bath, or even a warm shower, […]

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Zovirax (acyclovir) vs. Valtrex (valacyclovir)

Zovirax (acyclovir) vs. Valtrex (valacyclovir)

Zovirax (acyclovir) vs. Valtrex (valacyclovir) Acyclovir and Valtrex (valacyclovir) are antiviral drugs used to treat forms of the herpes virus including cold sores, genital herpes, herpes zoster (shingles), varicella zoster (chickenpox), herpes simplex encephalitis, and mucocutaneous herpes simplex virus infection. Brand names for acyclovir include Zovirax and Sitavig. Side effects of acyclovir and Valtrex that […]

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Testosterone May Rejuvenate Older Women’s Sex Drive

Testosterone May Rejuvenate Older Women’s Sex Drive

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many older men take testosterone to boost their sex drive, but new research suggests that postmenopausal women who struggle with a sagging libido might want to follow suit. Applied topically, the hormone appears to increase women’s sexual function and satisfaction, […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Exposure Therapy

Health Tip: Understanding Exposure Therapy

(HealthDay News) — Exposure therapy is a psychological treatment developed to help people confront their fears, says the American Psychological Association (APA). Latest Mental Health News When people are fearful of things, they tend to avoid what frightens them. With exposure therapy, psychologists create an environment to expose people to the things they fear. Exposure […]

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Brain Changes Noted in Holocaust Survivors and Their Children

Brain Changes Noted in Holocaust Survivors and Their Children

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Holocaust survivors may have suffered permanent harmful changes to their brain structure, and the brains of their children and grandchildren may also be affected, a small study reveals. “After more than 70 years, the impact of surviving the Holocaust on brain function is significant,” […]

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gabapentin (Neurontin)

gabapentin (Neurontin)

What is gabapentin (Neurontin), and how does it work (mechanism of action) Gabapentin is an anti-seizure (anti-convulsant) drug that is used for preventing seizures and for treating post-herpetic neuralgia, the pain that follows an episode of shingles. Doctors do not know how gabapentin works (the mechanism of action). Gabapentin structurally resembles the neurotransmitter gamma aminobutyric […]

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Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. metoclopramide (Reglan)

Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. metoclopramide (Reglan)

Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. metoclopramide (Reglan): What’s the difference? Ondansetron and metoclopramide are used to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting. Ondansetron is most often used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy and to prevent vomiting and nausea after surgery. Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn symptoms with gastroesophageal reflux when certain other […]