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HIV Could Speed Menopause Onset

HIV Could Speed Menopause Onset

Latest Menopause News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women with HIV experience menopause years sooner than other women — about three years earlier, on average, a new study finds. Treatment advances are keeping people with the virus alive longer, and those who adhere to therapy are expected to live into their mid-70s or […]

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Zocor (simvastatin) vs. Crestor (rosuvastatin)

Zocor (simvastatin) vs. Crestor (rosuvastatin)

What are simvastatin and Crestor? Simvastatin (Zocor) and Crestor (rosuvastatin) are both in the statin family of cholesterol-reducing drugs. They both work to lower “bad” cholesterol in the bloodstream, which comes in the form of low-density lipoprotein or LDL. Cholesterol is vital for the body to function. It’s used to provide cell structure, insulate nerve […]

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AHA News: Prolific Pianist Uses Music to Heal, Inspire

AHA News: Prolific Pianist Uses Music to Heal, Inspire

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — As soon as Paul Cardall was born, doctors knew something was terribly wrong. He was a blue baby. Oxygenated blood wasn’t pumping properly through his body. At only 22 hours old, Cardall underwent a difficult operation to save his life. The doctors discovered […]

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When Your Teen Wants a Tattoo

When Your Teen Wants a Tattoo

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Mom, can I get a tattoo?” Tats, along with body piercings, have become mainstream. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports that 29% of the population has at least one tattoo. So this is a question you’re likely to face […]

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Health Tip: Dos and Don’ts of Homemade Baby Formula

Health Tip: Dos and Don’ts of Homemade Baby Formula

(HealthDay News) — Infants need a balance of nutrients to grow properly and be healthy, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. Latest Healthy Kids News Although homemade formulas may seem healthy or inexpensive, they may not meet your baby’s nutritional needs. The academy mentions some do’s and don’ts of homemade baby formula: Do choose recipes […]

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New Strain of HIV Discovered

New Strain of HIV Discovered

THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists report they have discovered a new strain of HIV for the first time in almost two decades. Latest HIV News The new strain is a part of the same family of virus subtypes that have fueled the global HIV pandemic, according to Abbott Laboratories, which conducted the […]

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Bentyl (dicyclomine) vs. Linzess (linaclotide)

Bentyl (dicyclomine) vs. Linzess (linaclotide)

Dicyclomine vs. Linzess: What’s the difference? Dicyclomine and Linzess (linaclotide) are used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Linzess is specifically used to treat symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with constipation. It is also used to treat chronic constipation of unknown cause (idiopathic constipation). Dicyclomine and Linzess belong to different drug classes. Dicyclomine is […]

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levofloxacin (Levaquin) Side Effects and Adverse Effects

levofloxacin (Levaquin) Side Effects and Adverse Effects

Other consumer side effects for levofloxacin (Levaquin)* SIDE EFFECTS: Drowsiness, dizziness, and weakness may occur. These side effects are more common during the first 4 weeks and usually lessen as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication […]

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potassium chloride (K-Dur, K-Lor, K-Tab, Kaon CL)

potassium chloride (K-Dur, K-Lor, K-Tab, Kaon CL)

What is potassium chloride, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Potassium preparations are used for supplementing potassium in order to treat or prevent low potassium levels in the blood (hypokalemia). Potassium is a major mineral (electrolyte) that is important for the function of every cell in the body. For example, it is important […]