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Does artemisinin help treat cancer?

Does artemisinin help treat cancer?

Artemisinin is a chemical compound in a traditional Chinese herb called Artemisia annua, or sweet wormwood. Some research suggests that it may show promise in future cancer treatments. Research indicates that the compound could inhibit the growth of tumors and metastasis. However, this research has typically used animal models. No strong clinical trials in humans […]

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Bachman Pretzels Recalled Due to Undeclared Milk

One lot of Bachman pretzels is being recalled because it contains undeclared milk, which could trigger a serious or life-threatening reaction in people with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk. Latest Allergies News The recall by Utz Quality Foods is for 10-ounce Twist Pretzel packages with UPC code 0-77817-10580-8 and an expiration date of […]

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Why Do Some Kids With Eczema Develop Food Allergies?

Latest Allergies News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have added to a growing body of evidence that skin plays a major role in food allergies. Their study of 62 children with eczema found that those with food allergies had skin irregularities not present on others. Those irregularities included a lack of structural […]

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Tick Bites More Likely to Cause Red Meat Allergy Than Thought

Latest Allergies News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Certain tick bites can cause a red meat allergy, and now scientists are shedding new light on the condition, known as alpha-gal syndrome. Alpha-gal is a sugar found in most mammal blood, but not in humans. “Our original hypothesis was that humans developed the allergy […]

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Propylthiouracil (PTU)

Propylthiouracil (PTU)

What is propylthiouracil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Propylthiouracil (PTU) is an oral medication that is used to manage hyperthyroidism which is due to an overactive thyroid gland. It is an anti-thyroid drug that has a mechanism of action that is similar to methimazole (Tapazole). Graves’ disease is the most common cause […]

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Too Much TV Might Dull the Aging Brain

Too Much TV Might Dull the Aging Brain

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The old saying, “TV rots your brain,” could have some validity for folks as they age. In a new study, middle-aged people who watched television for more than 3.5 hours a day experienced a decline in their ability to remember words […]

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modafinil (Provigil)

modafinil (Provigil)

What is modafinil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Modafinil is an oral drug that is used for improving wakefulness in patients with excessive sleepiness. It is similar to armodafinil (Nuvigil). Like amphetamines, modafinil promotes wakefulness by stimulatIng the brain. The exact mechanism of action of modafinil is unknown. It may work by […]

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How to Get Rid of Common Warts Fast

How to Get Rid of Common Warts Fast

What are warts? A wart is growth on the outer layer of the skin or the epidermis that is caused by a virus. The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes common and genital warts by contact with the skin or sexual contact with another person. Genital warts are an STD, while common warts are not. Warts that […]