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bisacodyl (Dulcolax)

bisacodyl (Dulcolax)

What is bisacodyl? What is bisacodyl used for? Bisacodyl is a stimulant laxative. It stimulates the muscles in the wall of the small intestine and colon to generate a bowel movement. It also alters water and electrolyte levels in intestines, increasing the level of fluids which also produce a laxative-like effect. Bisacodyl is used for […]

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Health Tip: Recognizing a Yeast Infection

Health Tip: Recognizing a Yeast Infection

(HealthDay News) — A vaginal yeast infection is a fungal problem that causes irritation, discharge and itchiness, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Women’s Health News About 75 percent of women experience a yeast infection at some point, the clinic says. Common signs of a yeast infection include: Itching, irritation, pain and soreness. A burning sensation during […]

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Typhoid Fever

Typhoid Fever

What is typhoid fever? What is the history of typhoid fever? Typhoid fever is an acute infectious illness associated with fever that is most often caused by the Salmonella typhi bacteria. Salmonella paratyphi, a related bacterium that usually leads to a less severe illness, can also cause typhoid fever. The feces of human carriers of […]

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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 […]