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Is a Chlamydia Vaccine on the Horizon?

Is a Chlamydia Vaccine on the Horizon?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A vaccine against the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia appears safe and potentially effective, an early trial suggests. The phase 1 study included 35 healthy women. Those who were given injections of two possible vaccines developed antibodies to the chlamydia bacteria, […]

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Health Tip: Living with Hypochondria

Health Tip: Living with Hypochondria

(HealthDay News) — Hypochondria is a preoccupation with physical health. People with the condition obsess on physical symptoms and take them as signs of serious illness, despite lack of medical evidence. Latest Mental Health News People with the condition do not purposely create these symptoms, says MedlinePlus. For those living with hypochondria, talk therapy can […]

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Protopic Ointment vs. Triamcinolone

Protopic Ointment vs. Triamcinolone

Protopic ointment vs. triamcinolone: What’s the difference? Protopic ointment (acrolimus) and triamcinolone are used to treat atopic dermatitis (eczema). Triamcinolone is also used to relieve skin inflammation, itching, dryness, and redness caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions and psoriasis. Protopic ointment is an immunosuppressive and triamcinolone is a corticosteroid. Side effects […]

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Building a Better Backpack

Building a Better Backpack

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A well-organized backpack helps ensure that your child has everything needed for school. Problems start when it becomes overloaded. Lugging around a heavy pack can lead to bad posture, back pain and worse. The problem is so pervasive that the […]

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The Effects of Exercise on Your Appetite

The Effects of Exercise on Your Appetite

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Are you hungry after you exercise? That might not be a problem if you’re at a healthy weight, but if you’re trying to shed extra pounds, the calories you take in could replace the ones you just worked so […]

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ribavirin, Rebetol, Copegus, Ribasphere, RibaPak, Moderiba

ribavirin, Rebetol, Copegus, Ribasphere, RibaPak, Moderiba

What is ribavirin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Ribavirin is an antiviral drug. It is used in combination with interferon for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Although the exact mechanism of its action is unknown, it is thought to interfere with the production and/or action of viral DNA and RNA which […]