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Which foods to avoid when trying to lose weight

Which foods to avoid when trying to lose weight

One way to lose weight is to eat a more healthful diet. Knowing which foods to avoid and which to eat can help a person reach or maintain their ideal weight. In general, when trying to lose weight, it is best to reduce or avoid foods that are calorie dense. However, the number of calories […]

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Obesity and the ‘self-control’ brain area: What is the link?

Obesity and the ‘self-control’ brain area: What is the link?

New research suggests that there is a “reciprocal relationship” between obesity and the brain’s prefrontal cortex — an area scientists associate with self-control, among other functions. Exercise may indirectly help us control our eating behaviors by strengthening a brain area responsible for self-control. Many people think obesity, overeating, or losing weight are simply matters of […]

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Ringworm in babies: Everything you need to know

Ringworm in babies: Everything you need to know

Ringworm is a type of rash that looks like a pink or red worm has curled up just under the skin. However, ringworm is not actually a worm at all. It is a contagious fungal infection called tinea, or dermatophytosis.Spotting a ringworm rash in a baby can be alarming, but it is unlikely to cause […]

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Almost Half of Global Cases of Childhood Cancer Go Undiagnosed

Almost Half of Global Cases of Childhood Cancer Go Undiagnosed

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The actual number of childhood cancer cases worldwide is nearly double the recorded number, a chilling new study finds. “Our model suggests that nearly one in two children with cancer are never diagnosed and may die untreated,” said study author Zachary Ward. He is a […]

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Single Dose of Keytruda May Help Put Melanoma Into Remission

Single Dose of Keytruda May Help Put Melanoma Into Remission

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For people with the deadly skin cancer melanoma, one dose of the drug Keytruda before surgery might stop the cancer in its tracks, according to a groundbreaking new study. Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is a PD-1 inhibitor, an immunotherapy drug that triggers the […]

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Radioactive Chemo Meds Might Threaten Crematorium Workers: Study

Radioactive Chemo Meds Might Threaten Crematorium Workers: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Deceased people who are cremated after having been treated with radioactive medications might be a health hazard to crematory operators, a new case study shows. An Arizona crematorium became contaminated with radiation following the cremation of a man who received “radiopharmaceutical” […]

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Health Tip: Seasonal Skin Care

Health Tip: Seasonal Skin Care

(HealthDay News) — Everyone is susceptible to dry skin during winter. As we age, our skin becomes thinner and drier, but harsh winters can irritate anyone’s skin, the American Academy of Dermatology says. Latest Skin News To help dry skin in the cold weather, you can: Use an oil-based moisturizer. Oil creates a protective layer […]

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naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn)

naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn)

What is naproxen, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Naproxen belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumetone (Relafen) and several others. These drugs are used for the management of mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation. They work […]

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clonazepam (Klonopin)

clonazepam (Klonopin)

What is clonazepam, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Clonazepam is an anti-anxiety medication in the benzodiazepine family, the same family that includes diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), lorazepam (Ativan), flurazepam (Dalmane), and others. Clonazepam and other benzodiazepines act by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter […]