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chlorpheniramine, pseudoephedrine (Deconamine – discontinued)

What is chlorpheniramine, pseudoephedrine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Deconamine was a brand name medication that contains two different drugs, an antihistamine (chlorpheniramine) and a decongestant (pseudoephedrine). The antihistamine effects of chlorpheniramine account for its effect of reducing allergy symptoms. The decongestant action of pseudoephedrine is a result of blood vessel constriction […]

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What to know about birth control nausea

What to know about birth control nausea

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What to know about ingrown toenail surgery

What to know about ingrown toenail surgery

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Schizophrenia: Genes related to circadian rhythms may be disrupted

Schizophrenia: Genes related to circadian rhythms may be disrupted

New research examines the brains of people with schizophrenia and finds disrupted patterns of expression in genes linked with sleep-wake cycles. New research into schizophrenia finds disruptions in the rhythmicity with which some genes are expressed in the brain. Worldwide, schizophrenia is one of the top 15 leading causes of disability, affecting about 1% of […]

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Study finds ‘disturbingly’ high levels of ‘ugly cholesterol’

Study finds ‘disturbingly’ high levels of ‘ugly cholesterol’

New research shows that levels of remnant particle cholesterol, also known as “ugly cholesterol,” in the blood are much higher than experts previously thought. New research points to high levels of remnant cholesterol in the blood. This research explored the link between remnant cholesterol and cardiovascular disease and came to an alarming conclusion. Researchers from […]

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Benzodiazepines (Benzodiazepine Drug Class)

Benzodiazepines (Benzodiazepine Drug Class)

What are benzodiazepines, and how do they work (mechanism of action)? Benzodiazepines are man-made medications that cause mild to severe depression of the nerves within the brain (central nervous system) and sedation (drowsiness). Seizures, anxiety, and other diseases that require benzodiazepine treatment may be caused by excessive activity of nerves in the brain. These drugs […]

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Protopic Ointment vs. Hydrocortisone

Protopic Ointment vs. Hydrocortisone

Protopic ointment vs. hydrocortisone: What’s the difference? Protopic ointment (acrolimus) and hydrocortisone are topical drugs (for the skin) used to treat atopic dermatitis (eczema). Hydrocortisone is also used for the relief of itching and inflammation caused by a wide variety of skin conditions (for example, insect bites and allergic reactions). Protopic Ointment and hydrocortisone belong […]

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How to Kickstart Your Creativity

How to Kickstart Your Creativity

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You don’t have to have the talent of a Rembrandt or Yo-Yo Ma to express creativity and get some very special benefits from doing so. Everyday creativity boosts well-being and can give you a stronger sense of purpose and engagement, […]