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Herpes Viruses Can Reactivate In Astronauts While in Space: Study

Herpes Viruses Can Reactivate In Astronauts While in Space: Study

Reactivation of herpes viruses is more likely to occur in astronauts the longer they are in space, a new study says. Latest Sexual Health News NASA researchers checked for eight human herpes viruses in blood, urine and saliva samples from astronauts before, during and after shorter space shuttle flights and longer International Space Station missions, […]

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Could Male Twin’s Fetal Testosterone Bring Lasting Harm to His Sister?

Could Male Twin’s Fetal Testosterone Bring Lasting Harm to His Sister?

Latest Sexual Health News MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Having a twin brother could put a woman at a lasting disadvantage, and exposure to his testosterone before birth may play a role, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on 13,800 twin births in Norway between 1967 and 1978. Compared to women with […]

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Health Tip: Short-term Effects of Marijuana

Health Tip: Short-term Effects of Marijuana

(HealthDay News) — Marijuana is a commonly used psychoactive drug among young people in the United States. Latest Mental Health News More than 11 million young adults ages 18 to 25 used marijuana in 2015, the National Institute of Drug Abuse says. The illicit drug contains the mind-altering chemical THC. Short-term effects of marijuana use […]

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Nix That TV in Your 4-Year-Old’s Bedroom

Nix That TV in Your 4-Year-Old’s Bedroom

Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Thinking about a TV for your young child? Based on new evidence, you might want to reconsider that. Preschoolers who had a TV in their bedroom were at increased risk for poor eating habits, overweight/obesity and social/emotional struggles in their teens, Canadian researchers say. […]

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amlodipine and valsartan (Exforge)

amlodipine and valsartan (Exforge)

What is amlodipine and valsartan, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Exforge is a combination of two drugs used for treating high blood pressure (hypertension), amlodipine and valsartan. The FDA approved Exforge in June 2007. Amlodipine belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. These medications block the transport of calcium […]

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CDC Cites Urgent Need to Expand HIV Testing, Treatment

CDC Cites Urgent Need to Expand HIV Testing, Treatment

Latest HIV News MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Shortfalls in HIV testing and treatment are hampering efforts to stop new infections of the AIDS-causing virus in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. “We have the tools to end the HIV epidemic, but a tool is only useful if […]