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Health Tip: Swallowing Problems

Health Tip: Swallowing Problems

(HealthDay News) — Difficulty swallowing, also known as dysphagia, is usually a sign of a throat or esophagus problem. Latest Digestion News Removing Appendix Puts You at Parkinson’s Risk Hepatitis A Infections Soaring: CDC Health Tip: Reduce Excess Gas Health Tip: Signs of Hemorrhoids First Time, Drone Delivers Kidney for Transplant Want More News? Sign […]

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sitagliptin (Januvia)

sitagliptin (Januvia)

What is sitagliptin? What is sitagliptin used for? Sitagliptin is an oral drug that reduces blood sugar (glucose) levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. Sitagliptin is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise. Sitagliptin should not be used in patients with type 1 diabetes or for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis, as it […]

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Medtronic Recalls Some Insulin Pumps as FDA Warns They Could Be Hacked

Medtronic Recalls Some Insulin Pumps as FDA Warns They Could Be Hacked

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that some high-tech insulin pumps made by Medtronic are being recalled for potential cybersecurity risks that could leave them vulnerable to hacking. “An unauthorized person with special technical skills and equipment could potentially […]

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Last Flu Season’s Vaccine Only 29% Effective: CDC

Last Flu Season’s Vaccine Only 29% Effective: CDC

The overall effectiveness of last flu season’s vaccine was only 29% because it didn’t protect against a flu virus that appeared later in the season, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Latest Cold and Flu News It said the vaccine was 47% effective into February, but that dropped to just 9% […]

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etanercept (Enbrel)

etanercept (Enbrel)

What is etanercept? What is etanercept used for? Etanercept is an injectable drug that is used for treating rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and plaque psoriasis. It works by blocking tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha). Other drugs that block TNF alpha include adalimumab (Humira), certolizumab (Cimzia), golimumab (Simponi), and infliximab (Remicade). TNF alpha […]

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Health Tip: Drive Safely During Rush Hour

Health Tip: Drive Safely During Rush Hour

8 First Aid Kit Essentials for Scrapes, Cuts, Bug Bites, and More in Pictures See which first aid items to pack in your purse or car. WebMD shows you the basics to treat minor scrapes, cuts, and stings when you’re on the go. Read more: 8 First Aid Kit Essentials for Scrapes, Cuts, Bug Bites, […]

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Processed Foods in Pregnancy May Be Tied to Autism

Processed Foods in Pregnancy May Be Tied to Autism

By Megan BrooksWebMD Health News June 26, 2019 — Consuming processed foods during pregnancy may be linked to a higher risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children, early research suggests. Latest Pregnancy News Researchers from the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine in Orlando found that high levels of propionic acid (PPA) […]

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Nitrofurantoin vs. Ciprofloxacin

Nitrofurantoin vs. Ciprofloxacin

What are the side effects of nitrofurantoin and ciprofloxacin? Nitrofurantoin Common side effects of nitrofurantoin include: The macrocrystalline form (Macrodantin) appears to cause less stomach upset. Stomach upset also can be minimized by using a lower dose or by taking nitrofurantoin with food or milk. Possible serious side effects include: Nitrofurantoin can cause serious lung […]

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Nitrofurantoin vs. Cephalexin

Nitrofurantoin vs. Cephalexin

What are the side effects of nitrofurantoin and cephalexin? Nitrofurantoin Common side effects of nitrofurantoin include: The macrocrystalline form (Macrodantin) appears to cause less stomach upset. Stomach upset also can be minimized by using a lower dose or by taking nitrofurantoin with food or milk. Possible serious side effects include: Nitrofurantoin can cause serious lung […]