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The Saturated Fat Debate Rages On

The Saturated Fat Debate Rages On

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s hard to keep up with the findings from studies on the health effects of saturated fat — you know, the fat typically found in animal foods, from red meat to whole milk. But one thing’s certain. For every study that […]

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exenatide (Byetta)

exenatide (Byetta)

What is exenatide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Exenatide is an injectable drug that reduces the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. It is used for treating type 2 diabetes. Exenatide belongs in a class of drugs called incretin mimetics because these drugs mimic the effects of incretins. Incretins, such as […]

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bupropion extended release (Forfivo XL)

bupropion extended release (Forfivo XL)

What is bupropion extended release, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Bupropion hydrochloride is an antidepressant medication that affects chemicals within the brain that nerves use to send messages to each other. (Forfivo XL is an extended release form of bupropion hydrochloride.) Chemical messengers are called neurotransmitters. Many experts believe that depression is […]

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oseltamivir (Tamiflu)

oseltamivir (Tamiflu)

What is oseltamivir, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Oseltamivir is an oral medication used for treating and preventing the “flu.” It is similar to zanamivir (Relenza). Oseltamivir suppresses and decreases the spread of influenza A and B viruses, the viruses responsible for the flu. It does this by blocking the action of […]

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AI Takes Aim at Lung Cancer Screening

AI Takes Aim at Lung Cancer Screening

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The term artificial intelligence (AI) might bring to mind robots or self-driving cars. But one group of researchers is using a type of AI to improve lung cancer screening. Screening is important for early diagnosis and improved survival odds, but the current lung cancer screening […]

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salmeterol (Serevent)

salmeterol (Serevent)

What is salmeterol, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Asthma is a breathing problem involving narrowing of the airways. Airways are breathing passages that allow air to move in and out of the lungs. In patients with asthma, airways can be narrowed by accumulation of mucus, spasm of the muscles that surround these […]

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What’s the best shower frequency?

What’s the best shower frequency?

In many parts of the world, taking a shower every day tends to be the norm. However, from a strictly medical perspective, it is not necessary for most people to shower this frequently. Personal hygiene does provide health benefits, and most people do need to shower regularly. In addition to its use for routine washing […]

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What is the link between psoriatic arthritis and depression?

What is the link between psoriatic arthritis and depression?

Along with its effects on the joints and skin, psoriatic arthritis can affect a person’s mental health. People with psoriatic arthritis are more likely to experience depression. Psoriatic disease can have a significant impact on mental health and well-being. This may partly be due to social factors, the stress of living with a chronic condition, […]

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What to know about lower right back pain

What to know about lower right back pain

Mechanical problems with the spine, muscles, tendons, and ligaments are the most common causes of lower right back pain. Other causes may include infections, kidney stones, or appendicitis. The treatment for these issues varies depending on the cause, but it may involve physical therapy or surgery. The lower back carries a significant amount of weight […]

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What to know about brown urine

What to know about brown urine

Brown urine has a range of possible causes, including dehydration and liver disease. Treatments for brown urine will vary depending on the condition causing it. It could be as simple as rehydration with water or taking antiviral medications.The kidneys filter waste products out of the bloodstream and pass them through the urethra for excretion. The […]