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Could Antibacterial Triclosan Weaken Women’s Bones?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Arthritis News TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Triclosan, a chemical commonly added to a myriad of consumer products to kill bacteria, may be bad for women’s bones, a new study suggests. “We found that higher triclosan levels in urine were associated with lower bone mineral density in the […]

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More Education Could Mean Less Heart Disease

More Education Could Mean Less Heart Disease

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New research offers a compelling case for staying in school: American adults who spent more time in the classroom as kids have a lower risk of heart disease. “As a society, we should be thinking about investing in social policies to improve overall health and […]

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What’s The Most Effective Way to Tone Your Biceps?

What’s The Most Effective Way to Tone Your Biceps?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The biceps, the very visible muscles in the front of the upper arms, are a target in every comprehensive strength-training regimen, but what exercise is the most effective? To answer that question, the American Council on Exercise asked scientists […]

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Many Young Men Putting Health at Risk to Bulk Up

Many Young Men Putting Health at Risk to Bulk Up

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Image is everything for most teens and young adults, and 22% of young men and 5% of young women turn to potentially dangerous methods to “bulk up,” a new study says. These unhealthy methods — dubbed “disordered eating […]

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vortioxetine (Trintellix – formerly known as Brintellix)

vortioxetine (Trintellix – formerly known as Brintellix)

What is vortioxetine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Vortioxetine (Trintellix) is an antidepressant used for treating a certain type of depression known as major depressive disorder (MDD). Vortioxetine decreases the reuptake of serotonin just like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It also stimulates various serotonin receptors in the brain. The exact mechanism […]

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desvenlafaxine (Pristiq, Khedezla)

desvenlafaxine (Pristiq, Khedezla)

What is desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Desvenlafaxine is an oral drug that is used for treating depression. It is in a class of antidepressant drugs called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI); a class that also contains venlafaxine (Effexor) and duloxetine (Cymbalta). (Desvenlafaxine is an active metabolite of […]

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doxepin (Sinequan and Adapin are discontinued brand in the US; Silenor)

doxepin (Sinequan and Adapin are discontinued brand in the US; Silenor)

What is doxepin? What is doxepin used for? Doxepin belongs to a class of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) that are used primarily to treat depression and anxiety. Other examples of TCAs include amitriptyline (Elavil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), desipramine (Norpramin), and several others. Depression is an all-pervasive sense of sadness and gloom. In some patients with […]