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Why too much vitamin D can be a bad thing

Why too much vitamin D can be a bad thing

A new study on the effects of vitamin D found that too much may lead to slower reaction times and increase the risk of falling among older people. Vitamin D is vital, but too much may increase certain risks. Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that helps build and maintain healthy bones and teeth. Without […]

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Affordable Care Act Brought Big Benefits to Women: Study

Affordable Care Act Brought Big Benefits to Women: Study

Latest Women’s Health News FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More American women had health insurance and access to care after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was fully in place in 2014, and poorest women benefited most, according to a new report. For the study, researchers examined U.S. National Health Interview Survey data on […]

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armodafinil (Nuvigil)

armodafinil (Nuvigil)

What is armodafinil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Armodafinil is an oral drug that is used to promote wakefulness. It is similar to modafinil (Provigil). Like amphetamines, armodafinil promotes wakefulness by stimuatIng the brain; however, the exact mechanism of action of armodafinil is unknown. Armodafinil may work by increasing the amount of […]

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tea tree oil (Melaleuca Oil)

tea tree oil (Melaleuca Oil)

What is tea tree oil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Tea tree oil is topical antiseptic. It contains Terpinen-4-ol, which has antifungal and antimicrobial properties. What brand names are available for tea tree oil? Melaleuca oil Is tea tree oil available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for […]

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis

REFERENCES: Alwan, W., and F.O. Nestle. “Pathogenesis and Treatment of Psoriasis: Exploiting Pathophysiological Pathways for Precision Medicine.” Clin Exp Rheumatol 33 (Suppl. 93): S2-S6. Arndt, Kenneth A., eds., et al. “Topical Therapies for Psoriasis.” Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery 35.2S Mar. 2016: S35-S46. Benhadou, Fairda, Dillon Mintoff, and Véronique del Marmol. “Psoriasis: Keratinocytes or […]

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Science Finds a Way for Transgender Males to Maintain Fertility

Science Finds a Way for Transgender Males to Maintain Fertility

Latest Sexual Health News SATURDAY, March 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People transitioning female to male face issues around future fertility. But new research suggests children in the future are a real possibility for these transgender men. Now, research shows that transgender men can remain fertile after even one year of testosterone treatment. It’s common […]

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Health Tip: Biking Safely

Health Tip: Biking Safely

(HealthDay News) — Biking is a great way to stay in shape, save gas and reduce pollution. But the estimated 80 million cyclists sharing the road with vehicles often face a host of hazards, says the National Safety Council. Latest Prevention & Wellness News To stay safe, the NSC recommends: Become familiar with traffic laws. […]

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Smoking Around Expectant Moms Can Harm Babies’ Hearts

Smoking Around Expectant Moms Can Harm Babies’ Hearts

Latest Pregnancy News SUNDAY, March 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fathers-to-be who expose their pregnant partners to secondhand smoke put their babies at risk of heart defects, researchers warn. For the new study, investigators in China reviewed 125 studies that included a total of nearly 9 million prospective parents and more than 137,000 babies with […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Tourette Syndrome

Health Tip: Understanding Tourette Syndrome

(HealthDay News) — Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that usually shows symptoms in childhood. Vocalizations and repetitive involuntary movements called tics often surface among children between the ages of 3 and 9. Latest Neurology News Tics may include blinking, shrugging, jerking, sniffing or grunting. The most disabling tics are motor movements that result in […]