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How to identify baby acne vs. a rash

How to identify baby acne vs. a rash

Baby acne is common and usually clears up on its own. Some rashes may need treatment, however, so it is important to know the difference between baby acne, rashes, and other skin problems. Babies have very sensitive skin, so caregivers may worry that spots or a rash are a sign of an allergic reaction or […]

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Weight may affect the risk of flu hospitalization

Weight may affect the risk of flu hospitalization

According to a recent study, individuals may be more likely to be hospitalized due to the flu or another respiratory virus if they are underweight or at the higher end of the obesity scale. The risk of hospitalization due to a flu is higher among people who are underweight or obese. Observational data for the […]

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Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk

Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk

Some research suggests a link between low vitamin D levels and a person’s risk of developing schizophrenia. New evidence indicates that this notion may be correct. A new study has investigated the link between low vitamin D levels and schizophrenia risk. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, schizophrenia is one of the leading […]

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5 natural ways to reduce breast size

5 natural ways to reduce breast size

Breasts come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. There is no right or wrong. For some people, however, large breasts can get in the way of daily life. There is some evidence that large bra cup sizes are related to shoulder and neck pain. People may also want to reduce their breast size […]

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10 ways to boost libido

10 ways to boost libido

Libido, or sex drive, naturally varies between individuals. Having a low sex drive is not necessarily a problem, but if a person wishes to boost their libido, they can try a range of effective natural methods. Anxiety, relationship difficulties, health concerns, and age can all affect libido. While a low libido is not usually problematic, […]

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What too much sleep can do to your health

What too much sleep can do to your health

New research finds that both insufficient and excessive sleep may raise the risk of cardiovascular problems and premature death. New research finds that sleeping too much can raise the risk of early death and cardiovascular problems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that a third of the United States population does not […]

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valproic acid, divalproex, Depakote, Depakote Sprinkle, Depakote ER, Depakene, Depacon, Stavzor

valproic acid, divalproex, Depakote, Depakote Sprinkle, Depakote ER, Depakene, Depacon, Stavzor

Which drugs or supplements interact with valproic acid? Valproic acid has numerous suspected or proven drug interactions. Valproic acid can reduce the number of platelets or inhibit the ability of platelets to stick together and form a blood clot. Therefore, it may exaggerate the effects of other medications which inhibit the stickiness of platelets or […]

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levodopa-carbidopa, Sinemet, Sinemet CR, Parcopa

levodopa-carbidopa, Sinemet, Sinemet CR, Parcopa

What is levodopa-carbidopa, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Carbidopa-levodopa is a combination of two drugs, levodopa and carbidopa. Carbidopa-levodopa is used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is believed to be caused by low levels of dopamine in certain parts of the brain. When levodopa is taken orally, it crosses […]

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Percocet vs. Lortab for Pain

Percocet vs. Lortab for Pain

Percocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen) vs. Lortab (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) review Percocet and Lortab are combination prescription medications used to manage moderate to severe pain. Percocet is a combination of oxycodone (a narcotic pain reliever) and acetaminophen (a non-narcotic pain reliever and fever reducer). Lortab is a combination of hydrocodone (a narcotic pain reliever) and acetaminophen used to relieve mild […]