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Gardasil (HPV Vaccine)

Gardasil (HPV Vaccine)

What is Gardasil Vaccine (HPV), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Gardasil is a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Gardasil is a sterile preparation for intramuscular injection and contains purified inactive proteins from HPV types 6, 11, 16, and 18. The proteins in Gardasil are structural, virus-like proteins (VLP) that resemble the HPV virus. […]

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Endometriosis (Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and Prognosis)

Endometriosis (Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and Prognosis)

Endometriosis definition and facts Picture of Endometriosis Endometriosis is the abnormal growth of cells (endometrial cells) similar to those that form the inside of the uterus, but in a location outside of the uterus. Endometriosis is most commonly found on other organs of the pelvis. The exact cause of endometriosis has not been identified. Endometriosis […]

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Boils (Skin Abscesses)

Boils (Skin Abscesses)

Causes of Boils (Skin Abscesses) Individuals who have ingrown hairs may experience a painful acne-like eruption after shaving. The upper skin layers may have some dilation of the small superficial blood vessels, which gives the skin a red or flushed appearance. Pustules and rare abscesses may form on the ingrown hair sites due to the […]

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Health Tip: Severe Thunderstorm Safety

Health Tip: Severe Thunderstorm Safety

(HealthDay News) — Severe thunderstorms can damage property, knock over trees and cause flash flooding, says the U.S. National Weather Service. When severe weather strikes, acting quickly is key to staying safe. Latest Prevention & Wellness News During a severe thunderstorm, the weather service urges people to: Stay updated with a local news station or […]

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Alcoholism Harms 53 Million Americans Who Don’t Have a Drinking Problem

Alcoholism Harms 53 Million Americans Who Don’t Have a Drinking Problem

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who drink alcohol don’t only put themselves at risk, they’re also endangering family and friends. A new study finds the effects of “secondhand” alcohol harms are widespread, with nearly 1 in 5 Americans — 53 million people — […]

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Stillbirth Risk Rises With Prolonged Pregnancies

Stillbirth Risk Rises With Prolonged Pregnancies

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The longer a pregnancy continues past term, the higher the risk of stillbirth, according to a new study that analyzed 15 million pregnancies. The highest risk of stillbirth occurred when pregnancies went beyond 41 weeks — then the odds rose by 87%, the British researchers […]

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lamotrigine, Lamictal, Lamictal CD, Lamictal ODT, Lamictal XR

lamotrigine, Lamictal, Lamictal CD, Lamictal ODT, Lamictal XR

What is lamotrigine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Lamotrigine is an oral drug that is used primarily for treating seizures. It is chemically unrelated to other anti-seizure drugs. The precise mechanism by which lamotrigine exerts its anti-seizure action is not known. The FDA approved lamotrigine in December 1974. What brand names are […]