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pramoxine and hydrocortisone (Epifoam, Pramosone, Proctofoam HC, Procort, Analpram HC)

pramoxine and hydrocortisone (Epifoam, Pramosone, Proctofoam HC, Procort, Analpram HC)

What is pramoxine-hydrocortisone lotion? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Pramoxine-hydrocortisone products are used to treat pain and inflammation caused by various skin conditions. Hydrocortisone is a synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid that is used on the skin (topically). The naturally-occurring corticosteroid is cortisol or hydrocortisone produced by the adrenal gland. Corticosteroids have potent anti-inflammatory actions […]

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methoxsalen (8-MOP, Oxsoralen Ultra)

methoxsalen (8-MOP, Oxsoralen Ultra)

What is methoxsalen? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Methoxsalen is a naturally occurring photoactive chemical found in the seeds of the Ammi majus (Umbelliferae) plant and in the roots of Heraclem candicans. It belongs to a group of compounds known as psoralens, or furocoumarins. It is used for treating psoriasis, idiopathic vitiligo (leucoderma) […]

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Health Tip: Five Common First-Aid Myths

Health Tip: Five Common First-Aid Myths

8 First Aid Kit Essentials for Scrapes, Cuts, Bug Bites, and More in Pictures See which first aid items to pack in your purse or car. WebMD shows you the basics to treat minor scrapes, cuts, and stings when you’re on the go. Read more: 8 First Aid Kit Essentials for Scrapes, Cuts, Bug Bites, […]

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‘Designer Babies’ a Long Way Off

‘Designer Babies’ a Long Way Off

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Designer babies” aren’t going to be a reality anytime soon, researchers say. Concerns about genetically altering embryos to have desired traits have been around nearly as long as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and the technology to screen embryos have existed. But while recent live births […]

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Music Integral to All Cultures, in Similar Ways: Study

Music Integral to All Cultures, in Similar Ways: Study

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Music truly is a universal language, researchers say. An international team of scientists conducted a five-year study that looked at every society with ethnographic information online, totaling 315 — and found music mentioned in all of them. They also collected about 5,000 descriptions of […]

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Obesity Rates Fall for Many Young Kids in Federal Nutrition Program

Obesity Rates Fall for Many Young Kids in Federal Nutrition Program

Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Forty-one states and territories have seen drops in obesity rates among young children enrolled in a U.S. nutrition program, a new study shows. “Improvements in national, state and caregiver guidance around nutrition and physical activity may be contributing to this decline in childhood obesity,” […]

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Infants May Not Be as Immune to Measles as Thought

Infants May Not Be as Immune to Measles as Thought

Latest Healthy Kids News By Elizabeth HeubeckHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A surprising new study upends the notion that antibodies passed from mother to fetus protect infants from measles for as much as a year. In fact, infants’ immunity wanes much more rapidly than once thought, researchers report in the December […]

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More U.S. Kids Are Shunning Sweetened Drinks

More U.S. Kids Are Shunning Sweetened Drinks

Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — American youngsters are drinking far fewer sodas and other sugar-sweetened drinks and getting far fewer calories from them than they used to, a new report finds. But kids from more-affluent homes are benefiting more from these trends than those from poorer families, the researchers […]