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calamine and zinc oxide (Calamine Lotion)

calamine and zinc oxide (Calamine Lotion)

What is topical calamine lotion, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Calamine is a mixture of zinc oxide and other components. Calamine and zinc oxide are topical anti-itch lotions. Although the exact mechanism of how calamine and zinc oxide work is not known, they have skin protecting and astringent properties that relieve itching. […]

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Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel, Next Choice One Dose, My Way)

Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel, Next Choice One Dose, My Way)

What is oral levonorgestrel, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Levonorgestrel (Plan B) is emergency contraception (commonly called the morning after pill) that is used as backup contraception to prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex or when birth control fails. Levonorgestrel is a progestin. Progestins are hormones used in […]

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Even Slightly Elevated Blood Pressure Early in Pregnancy a Bad Sign

Even Slightly Elevated Blood Pressure Early in Pregnancy a Bad Sign

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Even a small increase in blood pressure during your first trimester could spell bigger trouble later in your pregnancy, new research suggests. Those troubles can include gestational high blood pressure, which develops after the 20th week of pregnancy, and preeclampsia (high blood pressure and protein […]

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How to Move Past Life’s Inevitable Speed Bumps

How to Move Past Life’s Inevitable Speed Bumps

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Setbacks are a part of life for everyone, but these stumbling blocks can be extremely difficult, even debilitating, to navigate. Taking certain steps can make it easier for you to rebound, according to experts at the University of California, Berkeley’s […]

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Enlarged Prostate (BPH, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)

Enlarged Prostate (BPH, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)

Facts you should know about enlarged prostate (BPH) The prostate gland is a gland surrounding the neck of the bladder (the bladder outlet) that produces a fluid that becomes part of the semen. Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. The treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia is usually reserved […]

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Nitrofurantoin vs. Amoxicillin

Nitrofurantoin vs. Amoxicillin

What are the side effects of nitrofurantoin and amoxicillin? 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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Zoloft (sertraline) vs. Wellbutrin (bupropion)

Zoloft (sertraline) vs. Wellbutrin (bupropion)

Zoloft (sertraline) vs. Wellbutrin (bupropion): What’s the difference? Zoloft (sertraline) and Wellbutrin (bupropion) are antidepressants used to treat depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Zoloft is also used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Wellbutrin is also used to treat seasonal affective disorder. Off-label uses for […]

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Will Video Games Make Your Kid Obese? Maybe Not

Will Video Games Make Your Kid Obese? Maybe Not

By Kayla McKiskiHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — To the millions of parents who worry about the extra pounds their child might pile on while playing Xbox all day, rest easy. A new study suggests that video game-loving kids aren’t any heavier than those who aren’t into the […]