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Recalled ‘weight history’ can predict heart failure risk

Recalled ‘weight history’ can predict heart failure risk

Asking older adults how much they weighed in the past can help to predict their risk of heart failure, according to recent research. New research found that asking seniors how much they weighed in their 20s and 40s accurately predicted heart failure risk. Ideally, doctors treating older people would have ready access to accurate weight […]

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Type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline: Study finds link

Type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline: Study finds link

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the body’s insulin production and blood sugar levels. New research, however, suggests that the scope of this condition may be broader than previously thought, as scientists find a link between type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline over 5 years. New research suggests that type 2 diabetes […]

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How does ART work?

How does ART work?

Antiretroviral therapy treats HIV by suppressing the virus’ activity in the body. For most people who take them, these medications are very effective at keeping HIV under control. Treatment helps to improve quality of life, and it can ensure that a person with HIV has a similar life expectancy to a person without the virus. […]

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What causes a loss of appetite?

What causes a loss of appetite?

Anyone can experience a loss of appetite and for many different reasons. People may have less of a desire to eat, lose interest in food, or feel nausea at the idea of eating. Alongside a loss of appetite, a person may also experience fatigue and weight loss if they are not eating enough food to […]

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Father-Son Talks About Condoms Pay Health Dividends

Father-Son Talks About Condoms Pay Health Dividends

Latest Sexual Health News MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Here’s some straight talk about the value of “the talk.” Fathers who talk with their teenage sons about condom use can help prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies, researchers say. Condoms are the only contraceptive method that can prevent pregnancy and the […]

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estrogens conjugated synthetic (Cenestin)

estrogens conjugated synthetic (Cenestin)

What are the side effects of estrogens conjugated, synthetic? Common side effects of conjugated estrogens are: Other important side effects are: vaginal spotting, loss of periods or excessively prolonged periods, breast pain, breast enlargement, and an increase or decrease in sexual drive. Effects of estrogen on the skin include rash, and melasma (tan or brown […]

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esterified estrogens (Menest)

esterified estrogens (Menest)

What is esterified estrogens, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Esterified estrogens are a mixture of several estrogens, a type of female hormone. Estrogens cause growth and development of female sex organs and the maintenance of sex characteristics, including growth of underarm and pubic hair and shaping of body contours and skeleton. Estrogens […]

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Ativan vs. Nortriptyline

Ativan vs. Nortriptyline

What drugs interact with Ativan and nortriptyline? Ativan Ativan and all benzodiazepines accentuate the effects of other drugs that slow the brain’s processes such as alcohol, barbiturates, narcotics, and tranquilizers, and the combination of Ativan and these drugs may lead to excessive sedation. There have been cases of marked sedation when Ativan was given to […]