Posted by
Amazon Removes Books Making False Claims About Autism Cures

Amazon Removes Books Making False Claims About Autism Cures

Amazon will no longer offer books that make false claims about cures for autism, the corporate giant said Wednesday. Latest Neurology News A company spokeswoman told the Associated Press that such books were no longer available on the site, but did not provide further information, CBS News reported. There is no cure for autism, only […]

Posted by
brexpiprazole (Rexulti)

brexpiprazole (Rexulti)

What is brexpiprazole, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Brexpiprazole is an oral atypical antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia. Other atypical antipsychotic drugs include olanzapine (Zyprexa), quetiapine (Seroquel), ziprasidone (Geodon), and aripiprazole (Abilify). Atypical antipsychotics differ from typical antipsychotics because they cause a lesser degree of movement (extrapyramidal) side effects and constipation. The […]

Posted by
dutasteride (Avodart)

dutasteride (Avodart)

What is dutaseride? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Dutasteride is a medication used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) also known as an enlarged prostate. Dutasteride belongs to a class of medication called 5-alpa reductase inhibitors. Male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is primarily responsible for development and enlargement of the prostate gland. […]

Posted by
dextrose monohydrate solution

dextrose monohydrate solution

What is dextrose solution-intravenous, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Dextrose monohydrate is sterile intravenous solution for fluid replenishment. Intravenous administration of dextrose solution provides a source of water and glucose ( sugar), giving patients fluid and energy. What brand names are available for dextrose solution-intravenous? N/A Is dextrose solution-intravenous available as a […]

Posted by
Keep E-Cigs Away From Youth to Win War Against Tobacco

Keep E-Cigs Away From Youth to Win War Against Tobacco

Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Making sure electronic cigarettes don’t get into the hands of youngsters is the key to beating tobacco use and nicotine addiction in the United States, a new American Heart Association policy statement says. The statement authors said the tobacco industry’s aggressive targeting of youngsters […]

Posted by
N.Y. Judge Bans 50 Unvaccinated Students From School

N.Y. Judge Bans 50 Unvaccinated Students From School

Fifty unvaccinated students cannot attend the Green Meadow Waldorf School in Rockland County, N.Y., for at least three weeks, a federal judge in the county has ruled. Latest Infectious Disease News The decision was handed down as a measles outbreak in the county reached 146 cases on Tuesday. The outbreak is centered in an Orthodox […]

Posted by
Health Tip: Treating Head Lice Safely

Health Tip: Treating Head Lice Safely

(HealthDay News) — More than 6 million American children aged 3 to 11 get head lice each year. Because children often play closely, lice can travel from child to child. Latest Infectious Disease News For children with head lice, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises parents: Apply treatment products only to the scalp. After […]

Posted by
FDA OKs Blood Pressure Drug to Ease Shortage Due to Recalls

FDA OKs Blood Pressure Drug to Ease Shortage Due to Recalls

Latest High Blood Pressure News WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new generic version of the high blood pressure/heart failure drug valsartan, saying the move might help ease the current medication shortage. The agency said it prioritized review of the drug from Alkem Laboratories […]

Posted by
Blood Test to Diagnose Heart Attacks May Not Be Foolproof

Blood Test to Diagnose Heart Attacks May Not Be Foolproof

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A blood test used to detect a heart attack may often provide some misleading results, British researchers report. In a new study of patients undergoing blood tests at a hospital in England, one in 20 people had high blood levels of […]