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aldesleukin (Proleukin)

aldesleukin (Proleukin)

What is aldesleukin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Aldesleukin is a man-made protein that has the same action as native human interleukin-2 (IL-2) that is used for treating cancer of the kidney and skin. Interleukins are the messengers by which white blood cells communicate with each other to coordinate inflammation and immunity. […]

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auranofin (Ridaura)

What is auranofin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Auranofin is an oral, gold-containing chemical (salt) used for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Other gold salts available are injectable and include aurothioglucose (Solganal) and gold sodium thiomalate (Myochrysine). It is not well understood exactly how gold salts work. In patients with inflammatory arthritis, such as […]

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Acne Inversa)

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Acne Inversa)

Hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa) facts Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that most often affects the skin of the armpits and groin. Hidradenitis is not a form of acne, though it manifests as pimple-like bumps. Hidradenitis suppurativa produces deep, red, and tender abscess-like lesions that begin in the hair follicles in the skin. […]

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HPV Vaccination Rate in U.S. Girls Has Stalled

HPV Vaccination Rate in U.S. Girls Has Stalled

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) — While there’s been a slight uptick in the number of American boys who get the HPV vaccine to help prevent certain cancers, a new study finds there’s been almost no increase for girls. And overall, too few kids are getting the […]

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Health Tip: Preventing Norovirus

Health Tip: Preventing Norovirus

(HealthDay News) — Norovirus is the most common cause of foodborne diarrhea and vomiting, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Latest Infectious Disease News Those with norovirus may feel sick for several days before getting better. To help prevent norovirus, the CDC suggests: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Carefully […]

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CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Salmonella in Beef, Cheese

CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Salmonella in Beef, Cheese

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella is sickening people who eat contaminated beef and unpasteurized soft Mexican cheese, U.S. health officials warned Thursday. First seen in 2017, this bacterial strain has already caused 255 Americans in 32 states to become ill, […]

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Your Dog May Be Leading You to a Healthier Heart

Your Dog May Be Leading You to a Healthier Heart

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Your dog might be your heart’s best friend, if a new study is any indication. Researchers found that compared with people who had no pets, dog owners tended to have fewer risk factors for heart disease: They got more exercise, and […]

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Just One Pill for All Your Heart Health Needs? It’s On the Way

Just One Pill for All Your Heart Health Needs? It’s On the Way

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Imagine a single pill loaded with a battery of heart medications that you take once a day to cut your chances of heart attack, stroke and heart failure. A new clinical trial has turned that idea into reality. The “polypill” reduced […]