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What are the treatments for bipolar depression?

What are the treatments for bipolar depression?

For some people, bipolar disorder can cause episodes of depression. People can manage bipolar-related depression using medications, therapies, and other treatments. Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that involves shifts in mood, energy levels, and activity levels. Depending on the type of bipolar a person has, they may experience episodes of depression that interfere […]

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A list of the best high-protein snacks

A list of the best high-protein snacks

Many people turn to protein snacks to avoid hunger between meals. However, some snacks are more nutritious and less likely than others to damage a person’s health if eaten regularly. If chosen carefully, snacks can have good nutrients without containing substances that can cause a person harm. Also, it is important to choose a variety […]

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February 2019: Nutrition research highlights

February 2019: Nutrition research highlights

Our dietary habits play an important role in shaping our health and well-being, but there are still many unknowns about the diet’s ultimate impact on minute biological mechanisms. In this Spotlight feature, we give an overview of some of the best nutrition research published in February 2019. What does the most recent nutrition research say […]

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New compound could fight off aggressive melanoma

New compound could fight off aggressive melanoma

New research, appearing in the journal Cell, reveals a drug compound that could halt the growth of an aggressive form of melanoma. If successful in human clinical trials, a new compound may effectively block the growth of melanoma. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that accounts for 1 percent of all skin cancer cases. […]

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Preventing cancer: ‘Flawless’ DNA repair offers insight

Preventing cancer: ‘Flawless’ DNA repair offers insight

A recent study dives into the details of exactly how cells fix DNA mutations. The researchers provide fresh insight into so-called flawless DNA repair. Understanding DNA repair may bring us closer to creating better cancer treatments. Cancer research often involves a multipronged approach. Of course, testing new treatments and finding novel ways to attack tumors […]

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Colon cancer: Could exercise halt tumor growth?

Colon cancer: Could exercise halt tumor growth?

New research, appearing in the Journal of Physiology, suggests that short bursts of intense, physical activity may reduce the growth of colorectal tumor cells. Could short bursts of high-intensity exercise immediately reduce the growth of colorectal cancer cells? According to the American Cancer Society, doctors will diagnose more than 100,000 new cases of colon cancer […]

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Sleeping In on Weekends May Not Repay Your Sleep ‘Debt’

Sleeping In on Weekends May Not Repay Your Sleep ‘Debt’

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who are sleep-deprived during the week often try to make up for it on weekends. But a new study suggests the tactic may backfire. Researchers found that weekday sleep loss had negative effects on people’s metabolism — and “catch-up” sleep […]

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mupirocin (Bactroban, Centany)

mupirocin (Bactroban, Centany)

What is mupirocin? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Mupirocin is an antibiotic that is used topically (on the skin) for the treatment of impetigo, a bacterial disease of the skin caused by Staphylococcus aureus, beta-hemolytic streptococcus and Streptococcus pyogenes. It also is used intranasally (inside the nose) by patients and some people who […]

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Valtrex (valacyclovir)

Valtrex (valacyclovir)

What are the side effects of Valtrex (valacyclovir)? The side effect profile of Valtrex is similar to that of acyclovir (Zovirax). Common side effects are: Other important side effects are: More serious side effects include central nervous system side effects which are more likely to happen in the elderly, for example: What is the dosage […]