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Health Tip: Mental Illness Warning Signs

Health Tip: Mental Illness Warning Signs

(HealthDay News) — Determining if a child’s troubling behavior is “part of growing up” or a sign of a mental health problem can be difficult. Latest Healthy Kids News Parents should contact a mental health professional if symptoms last weeks or more and interfere with the child’s daily life, says the National Institute of Mental […]

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Lots of Teens Are Breathing in Others’ Vaping Fumes

Lots of Teens Are Breathing in Others’ Vaping Fumes

Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The danger to teenagers’ lungs from e-cigarettes isn’t only occurring in those who vape: A new report finds many young bystanders are breathing in “secondhand” fumes. The researchers analyzed data from the U.S. National Youth Tobacco Survey, and found that about one-third of middle […]

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nevirapine (Viramune, Viramune XR)

nevirapine (Viramune, Viramune XR)

What is nevirapine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Nevirapine is an oral medication that is used for the treatment of infections with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is in a class of drugs called reverse transcriptase inhibitors that also includes zalcitabine (Hivid), zidovudine (Retrovir), didanosine (Videx), and lamivudine (Epivir). It is […]

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efavirenz (Sustiva)

efavirenz (Sustiva)

What is efavirenz, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Efavirenz is an oral medication that is used for the treatment of infections associated with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Efavirenz is in a class of drugs called reverse transcriptase inhibitors, which also includes zalcitabine (Hivid), zidovudine (Retrovir), didanosine (Videx), and lamivudine (Epivir). It […]

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FDA Warns of Liver Problems for Some Taking Hep C Drugs

FDA Warns of Liver Problems for Some Taking Hep C Drugs

Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Taking the hepatitis C drugs Mavyret, Zepatier or Vosevi can trigger rare cases of severe liver problems or liver failure in patients who already have moderate-to-severe liver impairment, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Wednesday. The agency has identified 63 cases of worsening liver […]

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Could Red Wine Boost Your ‘Microbiome’?

Could Red Wine Boost Your ‘Microbiome’?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A little pinot noir now and then might help keep the bacteria in your tummy healthy and happy, a new study suggests. As little as one glass of red wine a week can increase the diversity of the good bacteria in […]

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gefitinib (Iressa discontinued in the US)

gefitinib (Iressa discontinued in the US)

What is gefitinib, and how does it work? What are the uses for gefitinib? Gefitinib is a drug that is used to treat several types of lung cancer. It works by preventing lung cancer cells from growing and multiplying. Many cells, including cancer cells, have receptors on their surfaces for epidermal growth factor (EGF), a […]