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Trazodone (Desyrel)

Trazodone (Desyrel)

What is trazodone and what is it used for? Trazodone is an oral antidepressant drug that affects the chemical messengers (neurotransmitters) within the brain that nerves use to communicate with (stimulate) each other. The major neurotransmitters are acetylcholine, norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin. Many experts believe that an imbalance among the different neurotransmitters is the cause […]

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Wellbutrin (bupropion)

Wellbutrin (bupropion)

What is Wellbutrin (bupropion) and what is it used for? Bupropion is an antidepressant medication that affects chemicals within the brain that nerves use to send messages to each other. These chemical messengers are called neurotransmitters. Many experts believe that depression is caused by an imbalance among the amounts of neurotransmitters that are released. Nerves, […]

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Were You Born in an H1N1 Flu Year or an H3N2? It Matters

Were You Born in an H1N1 Flu Year or an H3N2? It Matters

Latest Cold and Flu News TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The first type of influenza virus you’re exposed to may set your lifetime ability to fight the flu. Researchers with McMaster University and University of Montreal found that being born in an H1N1 year or an H3N2 year matters. Following a phenomenon known […]

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ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin)

ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin)

Migraine vs. Headache: Differences and Similarities Headaches are the most common reason why a person goes to the doctor or other healthcare professional for treatment. There are different types of headaches, for example, migraine, tension, and cluster headaches. The most common type of headache is tension headache. Migraine is much less common. There are few […]

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tramadol (Ultram)

What is tramadol and what is it used for? Tramadol is a synthetic (man-made) pain reliever (analgesic). Researchers and doctors do not know the exact mechanism of action of tramadol, but it is similar to morphine. Like morphine, tramadol binds to receptors in the brain (narcotic or opioid receptors) that are important for transmitting the […]

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Meds May Not Prevent Migraines in Kids

Meds May Not Prevent Migraines in Kids

Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Migraine drugs that might work for adults won’t prevent the debilitating headaches in kids and teens, a new study shows. A number of drugs are used to prevent migraines, but treatment of youngsters has largely been based on the results of adult studies, the […]

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AI May Help Guide Patients to Most Effective Antidepressant

AI May Help Guide Patients to Most Effective Antidepressant

Latest Depression News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Choosing the right antidepressant for someone who is depressed can be hit or miss. But a new study shows that artificial intelligence (AI) technology may be able to help. Researchers input information from electrical signals in the brain into a computer […]