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Most Americans Have Never Had an HIV Test: CDC

Most Americans Have Never Had an HIV Test: CDC

Latest HIV News FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fewer than 4 in 10 Americans have ever heeded federal government recommendations to be tested for HIV, health officials reported Thursday. “Getting tested for HIV is quicker and easier than ever before — and when you take the test, you take control,” said Dr. Eugene […]

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3 Moves for Better Balance

3 Moves for Better Balance

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, July 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Guarding against falls isn’t just for the elderly. The inner ear’s ability to maintain balance can begin to decline as early as age 40, according to a study in Frontiers of Neurology. So the time to improve your balance […]

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dicyclomine, Bentyl

dicyclomine, Bentyl

What is dicyclomine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Dicyclomine is a drug that is used for treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dicyclomine is in a class of drugs called anticholinergics. Anticholinergic drugs block the effects of acetylcholine, the chemical transmitter that nerves release in order to cause muscles to contract. They prevent […]

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insulin glargine (Lantus)

insulin glargine (Lantus)

What is insulin glargine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Insulin glargine is a bioengineered (man-made) injectable form of long-acting insulin that is used to regulate sugar (glucose) levels in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Individuals with type 1 diabetes do not produce insulin on their own; and individuals with type 2 […]

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promethazine and codeine, Phenergan with Codeine

promethazine and codeine, Phenergan with Codeine

What is promethazine and codeine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Promethazine is in a class of drugs called phenothiazines which also includes chlorpromazine, and trifluoperazine; however, unlike the other drugs in this class, promethazine is not used as an anti-psychotic but rather as an anti-histamine, sedative, antiemetic (anti-nausea), and cough suppressant. Cells […]

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adalimumab (Humira)

What is adalimumab, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Rheumatoid arthritis Humira is indicated for reducing signs and symptoms, inducing major clinical response, inhibiting the progression of structural damage, and improving physical function in adult patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis. HUMIRA can be used alone or in combination with methotrexate […]

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How 3D printing allows scientists to grow new human hairs

How 3D printing allows scientists to grow new human hairs

Researchers from Columbia University have found a way of using 3D printing technology to simulate human scalp skin and thus allow new human hairs to grow. They can then transplant the new hair to the scalp of people experiencing hair loss. A new 3D printing technique has allowed researchers to grow hair from stem cells […]

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Too much iron may cause skin infections

Too much iron may cause skin infections

One global study that investigated the role of iron in a variety of health conditions has found that excess iron may lead to a higher risk of bacterial skin infections. Excessive iron levels may be linked to skin infections such as abscesses. Iron is an essential mineral. All human cells contain some iron, but around […]

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Cognitive decline: A personalized approach could be key

Cognitive decline: A personalized approach could be key

Researchers have designed a brain aging model to investigate the factors that contribute to cognitive decline, borrowing principles from precision medicine. How can we tackle cognitive decline? Cognitive decline affects a person’s ability to focus, remember, and make decisions. Its severity can range from mild to severe, and it may lead to dementia, in the […]