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Health Tip: Lifting Heavy Things

Health Tip: Lifting Heavy Things

(HealthDay News) — Lifting heavy things is a leading cause of workplace injury, says the University of North Carolina. People who practice smart lifting techniques are less likely to suffer muscle sprains, pulls and injuries caused by heavy lifting. Latest Prevention & Wellness News To properly lift a heavy item, the school recommends: Prepare for […]

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perphenazine (Trilafon – discontinued)

perphenazine (Trilafon – discontinued)

What is perphenazine? What is perphenazine used for? Perphenazine is an oral antipsychotic medication used for the management of schizophrenia. Perphenazine is one of the older, first-generation antipsychotic medications. Examples of other first-generation antipsychotics include: Although the exact mechanism of antipsychotics is unknown, scientists believe that they may work by blocking the action of dopamine […]

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How Helpful Are Self-Help Programs?

How Helpful Are Self-Help Programs?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s no shortage of self-help apps, videos and podcasts on topics from having better mental health to having a better six-pack. Though the programs they offer bring the convenience of working at your own pace and in your own space, […]

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progesterone vaginal gel (Crinone, Endometrin)

progesterone vaginal gel (Crinone, Endometrin)

What is progesterone vaginal gel? What is progesterone gel used for? Intravaginal progesterone gel is used for supplementing or replacing progesterone in infertile women with progesterone deficiency who are receiving treatment utilizing assisted reproductive technology (ART).Progesterone intravaginal gel is also used for the treatment of secondary amenorrhea (absence of menses). Progesterone is a female hormone […]

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gabapentin enacarbil (Horizant, Gralise, Neurontin)

gabapentin enacarbil (Horizant, Gralise, Neurontin)

What is gabapentin enacarbil? How is gabapentin enacarbil used? Gabapentin enacarbil is used for treating restless leg syndrome (RLS) and postherpetic neuralgia. It is a prodrug of the anticonvulsant gabapentin, which means it is first converted to gabapentin in the body before it can have its effects. The mechanism of action of gabapentin in treating […]

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Could Dirty Air Spur a Rise in Serious Mental Illness?

Could Dirty Air Spur a Rise in Serious Mental Illness?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As air quality declines, the prevalence of mental health conditions may rise, a large, new study suggests. Looking at data on millions of people in the United States and Denmark, researchers found correlations between air pollution exposure and rates of […]

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‘Red Flag’ Laws May Be Stopping Some Mass Shootings

‘Red Flag’ Laws May Be Stopping Some Mass Shootings

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Red flag” laws that allow police to take guns away from people who’ve threatened mass shootings are designed to save lives, but do they? A small, preliminary study suggests they do. The analysis of 21 different incidents found that none […]