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Do You Take Biotin Supplements? They Could Affect Your Medical Tests

Do You Take Biotin Supplements? They Could Affect Your Medical Tests

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Biotin supplements, often taken to improve hair, skin and nails, can interfere with the results of some critical lab tests, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday. The FDA is particularly concerned about biotin interference causing a falsely low result for troponin, which is […]

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AHA News: Heart Disease Down Over A Generation Among American Indians

AHA News: Heart Disease Down Over A Generation Among American Indians

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Heart disease among American Indians in three regions has declined with each generation over the past 25 years and fewer men are dying from cardiovascular events in that span, according to new findings in the largest and longest-running study of the community. Heart […]

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Bringing Up the Rear: A Workout for Your Glutes

Bringing Up the Rear: A Workout for Your Glutes

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to sculpting a better booty, here’s the bottom line: You need to strengthen your glutes. And more than giving these muscles a toned look, working them also improves the mobility of your hips, helps stabilize your […]

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Bentyl (dicyclomine) vs. Librax (chlordiazepoxide HCL and clidinium bromide)

Bentyl (dicyclomine) vs. Librax (chlordiazepoxide HCL and clidinium bromide)

Dicyclomine vs. Librax: What’s the difference? Dicyclomine and Librax (chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride and clidinium bromide) are used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Librax is also used to treat peptic ulcer disease. It also may be useful in management of acute gastroenteritis (stomach flu). Dicyclomine and Librax belong to different drug classes. Dicyclomine is an anticholinergic […]

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dicyclomine (Bentyl) vs. hyoscyamine (Levbid)

dicyclomine (Bentyl) vs. hyoscyamine (Levbid)

Dicyclomine vs. hyoscyamine: What’s the difference? Dicyclomine and hyoscyamine are anticholinergics used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  Hyoscyamine is also used to treat peptic ulcer disease, hypermotility of the lower urinary tract, and gastrointestinal disorders.  A brand name for dicyclomine is Bentyl.  Brand names for hyoscyamine include Levbid, Levsin, Nulev, and Anaspaz.  Side effects of dicyclomine and hyoscyamine that are similar include dry mouth, blurred vision, confusion, constipation, difficulty urinating, changes in taste, headache, nervousness, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, impotence, […]

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How to Head Off Holiday Weight Gain

How to Head Off Holiday Weight Gain

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From Halloween through New Year’s, holiday weight gain affects people the world over and, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, it can happen with any major holiday, not just the winter ones. […]

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Health Tip: Snacks for People With Diabetes

Health Tip: Snacks for People With Diabetes

(HealthDay News) — For people with diabetes, maintaining blood sugar may become easier with healthier snacking, says the University of Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center. Latest Diabetes News Snacks with 15 to 30 grams of carbs and snacks containing less than 150 calories typically are good options. For people with diabetes, the school recommends: An apple […]

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HPV-Linked Head and Neck Cancer on the Rise

HPV-Linked Head and Neck Cancer on the Rise

By Adam Townsend on 11/06/2019 3:05 PM Latest Cancer News Source: MedicineNet Health News Eddie Money. Peter Tork. Dave Mustaine. These megapopular musicians were all diagnosed with head and neck cancers. Two of them died from the disease this year, with the third, Mustaine, currently undergoing treatment. More and more cases of virus-related cancer in […]