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Get in Shape for Tennis and Other Racquet Sports

Get in Shape for Tennis and Other Racquet Sports

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Playing singles tennis is a great way to have fun and exercise, and if you have access to an indoor court, it can be a year-round workout option that builds camaraderie along with muscle tone. But before you hit […]

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paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva)

paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva)

What is paroxetine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Paroxetine is an oral drug that is used for treating depression. It is in a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a class that also contains fluoxetine (Prozac), citalopram (Celexa), and sertraline (Zoloft). Paroxetine affects neurotransmitters, the chemicals that nerves within […]

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Fever

Fever

When should someone seek medical care for a fever? A fever over 104 F/40 C in children and adults is considered dangerous. Seek medical attention immediately. Any child below 3 months of age who has a temperature of 100.4 F (38 C) or greater should be seen by a physician. If a child or adult […]

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benzonatate (Tessalon Perles)

benzonatate (Tessalon Perles)

What is benzonatate, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Benzonatate is a medication taken orally to suppress coughs. It has an anesthetic (numbing) action similar to that of benzocaine and numbs the stretch sensors in the lungs. It is the stretching of these sensors with breathing that causes the cough. Benzonatate begins to […]

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montelukast, Singulair

montelukast, Singulair

What is montelukast, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Montelukast is an oral leukotriene receptor antagonist that is used for the treatment of asthma and seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever). Leukotrienes are a group of naturally occurring chemicals in the body that promote inflammation in asthma and seasonal allergic rhinitis and in other […]

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Scientists Find 5 New Genes That Sway Alzheimer’s Risk

Scientists Find 5 New Genes That Sway Alzheimer’s Risk

Latest Alzheimer’s News FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The largest study to date of the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer’s has uncovered five new gene mutations that make people more vulnerable to the memory-robbing disease. The international team of scientists analyzed the DNA of more than 94,000 people collected by the four groups that […]

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The key to weight loss: ‘Log often, lose more’

The key to weight loss: ‘Log often, lose more’

Many people consider logging everything that they eat to be a tedious task. However, this effective weight-loss technique takes much less time than most people think, according to a recent study. Tracking what you eat more regularly appears to increase weight loss. Obesity is now a common health issue. According to the Centers for Disease […]

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Munchies: Does cannabis really increase desire for junk food?

Munchies: Does cannabis really increase desire for junk food?

A recent study shows that one of the stereotypical behaviors that people associate with consuming marijuana may have a firm basis in truth — legalizing cannabis produces a spike in junk food sales. A recent study finds strong evidence for the ‘munchies’ phenomenon. In the United States, marijuana laws have changed immeasurably over recent years. […]