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Staying Optimistic Might Lengthen Your Life, Study Shows

Staying Optimistic Might Lengthen Your Life, Study Shows

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An upbeat view of life may increase your odds for living to a ripe old age, new research suggests. The finding stems from a look at optimism and longevity among nearly 70,000 women and 1,400 men. It builds on earlier […]

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paliperidone palmitate (Invega Trinza)

paliperidone palmitate (Invega Trinza)

What is paliperidone palmitate? What is paliperidone palmitate used for? Invega trinza (paliperidone palmitate) is an atypical antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia. It is a longer acting form of Invega sustenna and Invega. Other atypical antipsychotic drugs include olanzapine (Zyprexa), quetiapine (Seroquel), ziprasidone (Geodon), asenapine (Saphris), iloperidone (Fanapt) and aripiprazole (Abilify). Atypical antipsychotics differ from […]

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thioridazine (Mellaril [discontinued])

thioridazine (Mellaril [discontinued])

What is thioridazine? What is thioridazine used for? Thioridazine is an oral antipsychotic medication used for the management of schizophrenia. Thioridazine is one of the older, first-generation antipsychotic medications. Examples of other first-generation antipsychotics include: Although the exact mechanism of antipsychotics is unknown, scientists believe that they may work by blocking the action of dopamine […]

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alemtuzumab (Campath)

alemtuzumab (Campath)

What is alemtuzumab, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Alemtuzumab is an injectable drug used for the treatment of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL). People with CLL have too many of a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes in the blood and bone marrow. Alemtuzumab is an antibody that targets a protein […]

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Health Tip: Staying Well During the School Year

Health Tip: Staying Well During the School Year

(HealthDay News) — A healthy school year is important for your child’s success, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Latest Healthy Kids News Whether your child is heading off to high school or kindergarten, it is crucial for the child to stay safe. The CDC encourages children to: Wash their hands. Eat well […]

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Boom in Pot ‘Concentrates’ Could Pose Addiction Risk for Teens

Boom in Pot ‘Concentrates’ Could Pose Addiction Risk for Teens

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Wax. Honey oil. Budder. Shatter. Dabs. Black glass. These are some of the names given to extremely potent marijuana concentrates, and don’t be surprised if you overhear your teens mentioning them. A startling number of teenagers are using these marijuana […]