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Health Tip: What to Expect While Breastfeeding

Health Tip: What to Expect While Breastfeeding

(HealthDay News) — Breastfeeding is a unique experience for every mother. As you begin, your baby’s actions will cue your body to make milk, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you are concerned about this process, talk to a doctor or lactation consultant. Latest Pregnancy News Over time, your breasts may leak. […]

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Pregnancy Test

Pregnancy Test

Pregnancy Test Facts Home pregnancy tests are a cheap and effective way of learning when you should see the doctor about your pregnancy. *Pregnancy test facts medically edited by: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD Pregnancy tests work by detecting a hormone in a woman’s blood or urine: hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is produced when an […]

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Capnocytophaga canimorsus

Capnocytophaga canimorsus

Capnocytophaga facts A lick or bite from a dog can transmit Capnocytophaga bacteria to a person. Capnocytophaga is a genus of bacteria that live in the mouths of humans and animals and can cause severe infections in certain people. Capnocytophaga canimorsus the best-known species. It is a bacterium commonly found in the saliva and gums […]

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Pretomanid Approved for Treatment of Drug-Resistant TB

Pretomanid Approved for Treatment of Drug-Resistant TB

Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Pretomanid tablets in combination with bedaquiline and linezolid have been approved for the treatment of a highly treatment-resistant type of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today. The treatment combination was approved to treat adult patients with extensively drug-resistant, treatment-intolerant, […]

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benazepril and hydrochlorothiazide (Lotensin HCT)

benazepril and hydrochlorothiazide (Lotensin HCT)

Which drugs or supplements interact with benazepril and hydrochlorothiazide? Combining benazepril with potassium supplements, potassium containing salt substitutes, and potassium conserving diuretics such as amiloride (Moduretic), spironolactone (Aldactone), and triamterene (Dyazide, Maxzide), can lead to dangerously high blood levels of potassium. Combining benazepril or other ACE inhibitors with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in patients who […]

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AHA News: Tiring Easily May Warn of Future Heart Trouble

AHA News: Tiring Easily May Warn of Future Heart Trouble

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Fatigue is universal, a feeling that becomes increasingly familiar as people get older. But when you fatigue too easily, it may not just be related to age but a reflection of your chance of having a stroke or heart attack in the near […]

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ticlopidine, Ticlid (discontinued brand in the US)

ticlopidine, Ticlid (discontinued brand in the US)

What is ticlopidine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Ticlopidine is an oral drug that inhibits the ability of platelets to clump and form blood clots. It prevents blood clots by binding to the P2Y12 receptor on platelets, preventing adenosine diphosphate (ADP) from activating platelets. It belongs to a class of drugs called […]