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Medical Pot: An Elixir for the Elderly?

Medical Pot: An Elixir for the Elderly?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Your grandparents’ chronic aches and pains might best be eased with a little weed, a new study suggests. Not only did folks over 75 who took medical marijuana report less pain, their use of pot-based capsules, tinctures and e-cigarettes allowed […]

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rosuvastatin, Crestor

rosuvastatin, Crestor

What is rosuvastatin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Rosuvastatin is an oral drug for lowering blood cholesterol levels. It belongs to a class of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, more commonly referred to as “statins.” Other drugs in this class include These drugs reduce cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme […]

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ezetimibe (Zetia)

ezetimibe (Zetia)

What is ezetimibe, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Ezetimibe is an oral drug that is used for the treatment of elevated blood cholesterol. The most commonly used class of drugs for lowering cholesterol levels, the statins, act by preventing the production of cholesterol by the liver. Ezetimibe has a different mechanism of […]

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Lifestyle Changes Can Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

Lifestyle Changes Can Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — While genetics, such as carrying BRCA gene mutations, play a role in who is more likely to get breast cancer, everyday lifestyle factors are involved, too. Research published in JAMA Oncology used data from thousands of women to identify which lifestyle […]

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ephedrine (oral)

ephedrine (oral)

What is oral ephedrine? Ephedrine directly stimulates alpha and beta-adrenergic receptors and increases the release of norepinephrine. Its actions include relaxation of bronchioles, increased heart rate and contractility, and increased blood pressure. It also causes blood vessels in the nasal passages to shrink (vasoconstrict). Vasoconstriction reduces nasal congestion by preventing fluid from draining from blood […]

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What can cause pain in the hand or wrist?

What can cause pain in the hand or wrist?

Hand pain is often the result of a recent injury or from overusing the hand or wrist. However, persistent or reoccurring pain in the hand may be the sign of an underlying condition. In this article, we describe the possible causes of pain in the hand and when to see a doctor. We also cover […]

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What causes flank pain?

What causes flank pain?

Flank pain is pain on the side of the torso, just below the ribs. Sometimes, the pain may extend to the low back. There are many organs and muscles in or near to the left and right flanks, making flank pain a common symptom. Some causes of flank pain, such as a kidney infection or […]

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What are the best dietary sources of vitamin D?

What are the best dietary sources of vitamin D?

Vitamin D is a type of nutrient that the body produces when a person’s skin has exposure to direct sunlight. People can also consume vitamin D, but it is not naturally present in many foods. High quantities of vitamin D are present in oily fish and certain types of mushrooms.According to the Office of Dietary […]

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What causes upper stomach pain?

What causes upper stomach pain?

Stomachaches are a common complaint in children and adults. The upper stomach houses several vital structures, including the upper intestines, gallbladder, liver, and pancreas. While many issues responsible for upper stomach pain, such as gas or a stomach virus, are not cause for concern, others may require medical treatment. Several conditions can cause upper stomach […]

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What testosterone supplements should I take?

What testosterone supplements should I take?

Various supplements and medications may help increase a person’s testosterone levels. However, increasing testosterone can come with a raised risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attack or stroke. Some people choose to increase their testosterone levels by using alternative treatments, though many of these lack scientific-backing. Usually, a person should only take testosterone supplements […]