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Two More Blood Pressure Drugs Recalled

Two More Blood Pressure Drugs Recalled

Two more brands of popular blood pressure meds are joining a lengthening list of recalls due to suspected contaminants. Latest High Blood Pressure News All lots of amlodipine/valsartan and amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination blood pressure tablets have been recalled by Teva Pharmaceuticals due to higher-than-acceptable levels of a chemical that may cause cancer. The impurity in the […]

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mirtazapine (Remeron, Soltab)

mirtazapine (Remeron, Soltab)

What is mirtazapine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Mirtazapine is a tetracyclic antidepressant similar to maprotiline (Ludiomil) and tricyclic antidepressants, for example, desipramine (Norpramin). Depression is an all-pervasive sense of sadness and gloom. It is believed that in some patients with depression, abnormal levels of neurotransmitters (chemicals that nerves use to communicate […]

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Depression Is a Risk for Teens, Adults With Epilepsy

Depression Is a Risk for Teens, Adults With Epilepsy

Latest Depression News SATURDAY, Dec. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Teens and adults with epilepsy are at increased risk for depression and should undergo regular screening, two new studies say. In one study, researchers evaluated nearly 400 teens, ages 15 to 18, with epilepsy. They found that 8 percent had moderate or severe depression and […]

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Stimulating One Brain Area May Ease Tough-to-Treat Depression

Stimulating One Brain Area May Ease Tough-to-Treat Depression

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Electrical stimulation of a certain part of the brain may offer a new option for “treatment-resistant” depression, a small new study suggests. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found that 25 patients with moderate-to-severe depression gained significant improvement in […]

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azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zmax)

azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zmax)

What is azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zmax)? What brand names are available for azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zmax)? Is azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zmax) available as a generic drug? Do I need a prescription for azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zmax)? What are the uses for azithromycin (Zithromax, […]

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Common Cold

Common Cold

Are You Too Sick to Work? First and foremost, consider whether you are putting yourself or others at risk if you go to work. You’re putting others at risk if you or your children have a contagious illness (more on that later). You’re putting yourself at risk if the symptoms of your condition, or the […]

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Zocor (simvastatin)

Zocor (simvastatin)

Do I need a prescription for Zocor? Yes Why is Zocor prescribed to patients? What is the dosage for Zocor? The recommended dose range of simvastatin is 10 mg to 40 mg, and it is administered once daily in the evening with or without food. Therapy usually is initiated with 10 or 20 mg daily, […]

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Snoring can worsen heart function, especially in women

Both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea could lead to earlier impairment of cardiac function in women, according to a new study. A recent study unlocks the health issues linked to snoring. “Snoring” refers to a sleeping pattern in which a person breathes while emitting a snorting or grunting sound. The National Sleep Foundation suggest that […]

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Could sonic hedgehog be the answer to hair loss?

Could sonic hedgehog be the answer to hair loss?

When skin is wounded, the hair cannot regrow. In a recent study, researchers ask why this is and whether it can be reversed. They conclude that a signaling pathway called the sonic hedgehog may be critical. Though it may seem simple, hair regrowth is complex and mysterious. Hair loss comes in many forms. It can […]

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What types of pain can HIV cause?

What types of pain can HIV cause?

Experiencing pain is common among people living with HIV. Types of HIV-related pain can include headaches, joint pain, and abdominal cramping. Pain can have a profound, negative impact on people’s overall quality of life. One study revealed that people with HIV were more likely to experience pain than those without HIV. The researchers also found […]