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Childhood Risk Factors Can Predict Adult Obesity

Childhood Risk Factors Can Predict Adult Obesity

Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Certain risk factors in childhood can identify those who are more likely to suffer severe obesity in adulthood, a new study finds. The research included more than 12,000 participants from different countries who were followed from childhood in the 1970s and 1980s into adulthood. […]

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piperacillin and tazobactam (Zosyn)

piperacillin and tazobactam (Zosyn)

What is piperacillin/tazobactam sodium injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Zosyn is an injectable combination of two antibiotics, piperacillin and tazobactam, with broad spectrum activity against an extended range of bacterial species. Piperacillin is an extended-spectrum penicillin antibiotic, but it can be destroyed by an enzyme produced by bacteria called beta lactamase. […]

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Sleep Apnea Linked to Diabetic Eye Disease

Sleep Apnea Linked to Diabetic Eye Disease

Latest Diabetes News TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Severe sleep apnea is a risk factor for diabetic eye disease that can lead to vision loss and blindness, researchers report. Poor control of diabetes can result in damage to tiny blood vessels at the back of the eye, a condition called diabetic retinopathy. It’s […]

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donepezil (Aricept)

donepezil (Aricept)

What is donepezil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Donepezil is an oral medication used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. It belongs to a class of drugs called cholinesterase inhibitors that also includes tacrine (Cognex). Scientists believe that Alzheimer’s disease may result from a deficiency in chemicals (neurotransmitters) used by nerves in the brain […]

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Key brain protein may be what maintains chronic pain

Key brain protein may be what maintains chronic pain

A new study in rodents reveals a key protein that may explain why chronic pain persists. The findings may lead to therapeutic agents that could “disrupt the maintenance of pain.”‘ New research in mice may help explain why chronic pain persists in humans. Chronic pain affects over 20% of the adult population in the United […]

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What are the possible causes of neck pain?

What are the possible causes of neck pain?

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Can males get bacterial vaginosis?

Can males get bacterial vaginosis?

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