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Health Tip: What Causes Memory Loss?

Health Tip: What Causes Memory Loss?

(HealthDay News) — Mild memory issues are common from time to time, especially as you age, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Latest Alzheimer’s News The agency says anything that affects the processes of thinking and learning can affect memory. It mentions these common causes of memory loss: Certain drugs can interfere with memory, […]

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Undetectable viral load: Everything you need to know

Undetectable viral load: Everything you need to know

Advances in medicine have made it possible for a person living with HIV to have an undetectable viral load with traditional blood testing methods. If HIV is undetectable over an extended period, it is also untransmittable. An undetectable viral load is when a person has so little of the virus in their blood that a […]

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What are protease inhibitors for HIV?

What are protease inhibitors for HIV?

Treatments for HIV involve taking antiretroviral drugs. Protease inhibitors are one of seven classes of antiretroviral drugs. Antiretroviral drugs are designed to treat HIV. Different drugs have different mechanisms of action. Protease inhibitors work by blocking the activity of HIV protease, which is an enzyme that HIV needs to multiply. A healthcare professional usually prescribes […]

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What does my eosinophil count mean?

What does my eosinophil count mean?

Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that help the body fight off infections. The test involves a doctor drawing blood. An eosinophil count may be either too high or too low, which may indicate an underlying condition, or it may be in the normal range. Learn more about eosinophil count here.

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Type 1 diabetes: Drawing nearer to treatment that generates new insulin cells

Type 1 diabetes: Drawing nearer to treatment that generates new insulin cells

Recent research has broken new ground in the quest for a type 1 diabetes treatment that generates insulin-making cells. New research furthers our understanding of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the Helmholtz Zentrum München in Neuherberg, Germany have mapped the signals that determine the destiny of […]

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The health risks of being a night owl

The health risks of being a night owl

The first international review to compare night owls with early risers outlines the health risks associated with preferring late nights. However, these risks may not be set in stone. A recent review takes a fresh look at the impact of being a night owl. Most individuals fit one of two chronotypes: We are morning people […]

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Benefits of CBD Liquid for Epilepsy May Fade With Time: Study

Benefits of CBD Liquid for Epilepsy May Fade With Time: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News SUNDAY, Dec. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A marijuana-derived drug that helps control epileptic seizures appears to become less effective over time in some patients, a new Israeli study reports. Cannabidiol (CBD) liquid has been proven effective against seizures, but about one-third of patients develop tolerance that blunts […]

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Sudden Death Risk in Epilepsy Can Wane Over Time

Sudden Death Risk in Epilepsy Can Wane Over Time

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News SUNDAY, Dec. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The risk of sudden unexpected death in people with epilepsy can change over time, and it usually changes for the better, a new study reports. In what the researchers are calling hopeful news, the study found that people who have a […]

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An Abusive Partner May Worsen Menopause Symptoms

An Abusive Partner May Worsen Menopause Symptoms

Latest Menopause News FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Emotional abuse may add to the woes of menopause, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who are emotionally tormented by a spouse or partner may suffer from more night sweats, painful sex and hot flashes when their periods stop. “The data show that […]

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alendronate, Fosamax, Binosto

alendronate, Fosamax, Binosto

What is alendronate (Fosamax), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Alendronate is in a class of medications called bisphosphonates. The bisphosphonate class includes etidronate (Didronel), ibandronate (Boniva), pamidronate (Aredia), risedronate (Actonel), and tiludronate (Skelid). Bisphosphonates are used for treating osteoporosis (reduced density of bone that leads to fractures) and bone pain from diseases […]