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City Parks Are a Mood Booster

City Parks Are a Mood Booster

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Living in the city can be hard on the senses and the spirit, but spending some time in a tree-lined park could counteract that stress, new research suggests. “Over a three-month period, we collected tweets from 4,688 Twitter users before, […]

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Health Tip: Getting Motivated

Health Tip: Getting Motivated

(HealthDay News) — Everyone feels lack of motivation at some point, and it doesn’t necessarily represent a mental health issue, says the Mental Health Foundation. Latest Mental Health News From meeting up with friends to participating in a hobby, sometimes it can be difficult to find the motivation to get involved. To help overcome lack […]

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testosterone topical solution (Axiron)

testosterone topical solution (Axiron)

What is testosterone gel (Axiron)? What is Axiron used for? Axiron is a solution of testosterone that is administered through the skin of the armpit for treatment of low testosterone levels. It belongs to a class of drugs called androgens. Other testosterone replacement products include Androderm, Androgel, Testim, and Fortesta. Testosterone is the major male […]

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Weaver Frozen Chicken Patties Recalled Due to Foreign Matter

Weaver Frozen Chicken Patties Recalled Due to Foreign Matter

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — About 39,000 pounds of Weaver brand chicken patty products have been recalled by Tyson Foods Inc. due to possible contamination with foreign matter, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says. Latest Infectious Disease News “The material involved was pieces from a mechanical seal […]

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pyrimethamine (Daraprim)

pyrimethamine (Daraprim)

What is pyrimethamine? What is pyrimethamine used for? Pyrimethamine is an oral antiparasitic drug used for treating Toxoplasma gondii and plasmodia infections. Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that causes toxoplasmosis, and plasmodia parasites cause malaria. Pyrimethamine prevents parasites from producing important proteins by blocking the use of folic acid which is necessary for the production […]

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penicillin G benzathine (Bicillin L-A)

penicillin G benzathine (Bicillin L-A)

What is penicillin g benzathine? What is penicillin g benzathine used for? Penicillin G benzathine (Bicillin L-A) is a penicillin antibiotic that is given by deep intramuscular injection. Penicillin G benzathine kills susceptible bacteria by inhibiting the synthesis or formation of bacterial cell wall. It is thought to preferentially bind to specific penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) […]

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penicillin V potassium (Beepen-VK, V-Cillin-K)

penicillin V potassium (Beepen-VK, V-Cillin-K)

What is penicillin v potassium? What is penicillin v potassium? Penicillin V potassium is penicillin antibiotic that is administered orally. Penicillin V potassium kills bacteria by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis. Some bacterial species against which penicillin V potassium has shown high in-vitro activity include some species of staphylococci, streptococci (groups A, C, G, H, […]

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betaxolol, Kerlone (Discontinued Brand)

betaxolol, Kerlone (Discontinued Brand)

What is betaxolol, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Betaxolol is a beta-adrenergic blocking drug (beta-blocker). The nerves of the sympathetic nervous system — a subdivision of the autonomic nervous system — release a chemical related to adrenaline that binds to the heart-rate controlling cells in the heart as well as the muscles […]

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Upping Seniors’ Blood Pressure Meds After Hospital Can Sometimes Bring Danger

Upping Seniors’ Blood Pressure Meds After Hospital Can Sometimes Bring Danger

Latest High Blood Pressure News MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For seniors who’ve been hospitalized for non-cardiac conditions, any hike in blood pressure medications as they leave the hospital can prove dangerous, new research shows. That’s because the prescription change may not help and could do harm — putting them at higher risk […]