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CBD for acne: Does it work?

CBD for acne: Does it work?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural compound present in the Cannabis sativa plant. It is only one of over 100 compounds in cannabis, but it has many potential health benefits. Can CBD oil also treat acne?Acne can be a source of irritation for people of all ages, and new natural ways to fight acne are […]

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Lysine for cold sores: Does it work?

Lysine for cold sores: Does it work?

Cold sores are tiny blisters that appear either in the mouth or on the lips. Some people use lysine, which is an essential amino acid, to help treat or prevent cold sores, but does it work?A virus causes cold sores, so a doctor will typically prescribe antiviral medications to help treat an outbreak. They may […]

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What to know about mustard oil

What to know about mustard oil

Mustard oil comes from the seeds of mustard plants. It is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, which appear to reduce the likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease. However, cooking with the oil may pose a serious risk, especially for children. People have long used mustard oil in cooking and alternative medicine. It is common in Asian, […]

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How to treat a dislocated finger

How to treat a dislocated finger

A dislocated finger occurs when a finger bone slips out of its joint. Sports injuries, falls, and accidents can cause a finger or thumb to dislocate. Dislocating a finger or thumb can be extremely painful and distressing. Although dislocation is not a life-threatening emergency, it is still important to seek prompt medical attention. This article […]

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Parkinson’s: Study reveals how cancer drug reduces toxic protein in brain

Parkinson’s: Study reveals how cancer drug reduces toxic protein in brain

Laboratory and animal studies have suggested that the leukemia drug nilotinib could alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Now, using early results from a clinical trial in humans, scientists have worked out how the drug reduces toxic protein and raises dopamine levels in the brain. New research explains how a cancer drug increases levels of the […]

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Is high blood pressure always bad?

Is high blood pressure always bad?

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a risk factor for several health conditions, including cardiovascular problems, diabetes, and other metabolic issues. However, is high blood pressure always a cause for concern? New findings question that assumption. Having high blood pressure may sometimes have a protective effect. Up to 75 million adults in the United States […]

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Type 2 diabetes: Work stress may raise risk in women

Type 2 diabetes: Work stress may raise risk in women

A new review featuring in the European Journal of Endocrinology suggests that a stressful work environment may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in women. A stressful work environment may increase the likelihood of type 2 diabetes in women, suggests new research. More than 100 million people in the United States have diabetes […]

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imiquimod (Aldara, Zyclara)

imiquimod (Aldara, Zyclara)

What is imiquimod, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Imiquimod is a topical medication that activates the immune system and is used for treating (not curing) genital warts. Although the exact mechanism of action imiquimod is not known, imiquimod is presumed to work by activating immune cells and chemicals that affect the immune […]

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leflunomide (Arava)

What is leflunomide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Leflunomide is an oral, disease-modifying drug that is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Leflunomide reduces inflammation in the joints that is responsible for both the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and the destruction of joints. This reduces symptoms as well as the progressive […]

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isoniazid

isoniazid

What are the side effects of isoniazid, INH? Hepatitis When isoniazid is broken down by the liver, one of the products is acetylhydrazine, a potent toxin for the liver. When taken over a long period of time at standard doses, isoniazid can cause important and even fatal liver injury (hepatitis) in approximately 1 out of […]