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What hepatitis C genotypes mean for treatment

What hepatitis C genotypes mean for treatment

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What to know about group B strep

What to know about group B strep

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Heart attack risk higher in those who sleep too little or too much

Heart attack risk higher in those who sleep too little or too much

The right amount of sleep is protective of heart health. This was the conclusion of new research that found sleep duration can influence a person’s risk of heart attack, regardless of other heart risk factors, including genetic ones. New research tracks sleep duration and a person’s risk of a heart attack. In a recent Journal […]

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Type 2 diabetes, obesity: Weight loss surgery may lower death risk

Type 2 diabetes, obesity: Weight loss surgery may lower death risk

New research finds significant health benefits associated with weight loss surgery in people with obesity. Weight loss surgery may have a host of beneficial effects in people with obesity. More than 1 in 3 adults in the United States are overweight or have obesity, according to data from 2013–2014. Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, […]

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Health Tip: Managing a Poison Ivy Rash

Health Tip: Managing a Poison Ivy Rash

(HealthDay News) — A poison ivy rash is caused by coming in contact with the oil found in the plant. The rash is very itchy and can be accompanied by redness, swelling, hives and crusting skin, says the American Academy of Dermatology. Latest Skin News To manage a poison ivy rash, the academy suggests: Immediately […]

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paliperidone palmitate (Invega Sustenna)

paliperidone palmitate (Invega Sustenna)

What is Invega Sustenna? What is it used for? Invega Sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) is an atypical antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia. It is a long acting form of paliperidone (Invega). Other atypical antipsychotic drugs include Atypical antipsychotics differ from typical antipsychotics because they cause a lesser degree of movement (extrapyramidal) side effects and constipation. The […]

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flibanserin (Addyi)

flibanserin (Addyi)

What is flibanserin? What is flibanserin used for? Addyi (flibanserin) is an oral drug used for treating low sexual desire in women. The mechanism of action of flibanserin is not completely understood. Flibanserin affects the way the brain works by interfering with communication among the brain’s nerves in areas of the brain that control sexual […]

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Rickets

Rickets

Rickets facts Skeletal deformities, including an abnormally shaped skull, can be a sign of rickets. Rickets is a bone disorder caused by a deficiency of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate. There are several different types of rickets. There are different bony abnormalities associated with rickets, but all are due to poor mineralization with calcium and […]