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Scientists discover anti-aging potential in old drug

Scientists discover anti-aging potential in old drug

Clinical trials are underway to test whether rapamycin, a drug that has served as an immune suppressor for decades, could also treat cancer and neurodegeneration. Scientists are also interested in exploring its anti-aging properties. Scientists may have found anti-aging and neuroprotective benefits in an existing immunosuppressant drug. Rapamycin gets its name from Rapa Nui, the […]

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Virus ‘identity change’ may play a role in Alzheimer’s

Virus ‘identity change’ may play a role in Alzheimer’s

According to recent research in vitro and in mice, viruses that come into contact with biological fluids acquire a protein coating that renders them more infectious. Moreover, it seems that some viruses that ‘change identity’ in this way may promote neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s. Research shows that viruses can acquire a protein ‘coating’ that […]

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Amoxicillin (Amoxil) vs. Doxycycline (Vibramycin)

Amoxicillin (Amoxil) vs. Doxycycline (Vibramycin)

Amoxicillin vs. doxycycline: What’s the difference? Amoxicillin and doxycycline are antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections of the respiratory tract and other infections. Amoxicillin is also used to treat bacterial infections of the middle ear, tonsils, throat, urinary tract, and skin. It also is used to treat gonorrhea. Doxycycline is also used to treat non-gonococcalurethritis […]

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Amoxicillin vs. Cipro

Amoxicillin vs. Cipro

What are side effects for amoxicillin and Cipro? Amoxicillin Side effects due to amoxicillin include diarrhea, dizziness, heartburn, insomnia, nausea, itching, vomiting, confusion, abdominal pain, easy bruising, bleeding, rash, and allergic reactions. People who are allergic to the cephalosporin class of antibiotics, which are related to the penicillins, for example, cefaclor (Ceclor), cephalexin (Keflex), and […]

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Amoxicillin vs. Ceftin

Amoxicillin vs. Ceftin

Amoxicillin vs. Ceftin: What’s the difference? Amoxicillin and Ceftin (cefuroxime) are antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections of the middle ear, tonsils, throat, larynx (laryngitis), bronchi (bronchitis), lungs (pneumonia), urinary tract, and skin. Amoxicillin and Ceftin are also used to treat gonorrhea. Brand names of amoxicillin include Moxatag and Amoxil. Amoxicillin and Ceftin are different […]

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Health Tip: Stop Nail Biting

Health Tip: Stop Nail Biting

(HealthDay News) — Chronic nail biting is unsanitary and can damage skin around the nail. This behavior also increases the risk of infection and could harm the teeth, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Skin News To stop nail biting, the clinic suggests: Avoid factors that trigger nail biting. Take steps to manage stress and anxiety. Keep […]

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Tremors

Tremors

What are the different categories or types of tremor? Tremor is most commonly classified by its appearance and cause or origin. There are more than 20 types of tremor. Some of the most common forms of tremor include: Essential tremor Essential tremor (previously also called benign essential tremor or familial tremor) is one of the […]

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FDA Approves First Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The first gene therapy has been approved to treat children younger than 2 years with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi), an adeno-associated virus vector-based gene therapy, targets the cause of SMA by delivering a fully […]

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Doctor Burnout Costly for Patients, Health Care System

Doctor Burnout Costly for Patients, Health Care System

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exhausted, stressed-out doctors are responsible for poorer care, patient dissatisfaction and malpractice lawsuits that carry a huge cost for U.S. health care, researchers report. In fact, it’s calculated that physician burnout adds nearly $5 billion a year to health care […]