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Everything you need to know about chest infections

Everything you need to know about chest infections

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Rejuvenating brain stem cells may hold key to future MS treatments

Rejuvenating brain stem cells may hold key to future MS treatments

Scientists have found a way to make older brain stem cells in rats more youthful. The discovery could lead to improved treatments for aging-related diseases that degrade the brain and nervous system. Researchers managed to rejuvenate stem cells, inching closer to more effective treatments for MS. The research concerns oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs), which are […]

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Women no better at multitasking than men, study finds

Women no better at multitasking than men, study finds

New research has revealed that gender makes no difference in a person’s ability to multitask. Women are no better at multitasking than men, new research shows. Whether it is the result of anecdotal evidence or gender stereotyping, the belief that women are better at multitasking than men is very prevalent. In fact, in a 2015 […]

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nisoldipine (Sular)

nisoldipine (Sular)

What is nisoldipine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Nisoldipine is an oral calcium channel blocker (CCB) of the dihydropyridine (DHP) class that is used to treat high blood pressure. Other calcium channel blockers in the DHP class include nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat), amlodipine (Norvasc), felodipine (Plendil), nicardipine (Cardene), and isradipine (Dynacirc). Calcium channel […]

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Zytiga (abiraterone acetate)

Zytiga (abiraterone acetate)

What is Zytiga? Zytiga is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to treat two types of prostate cancer: metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) metastatic high-risk castration-sensitive prostate cancer (CSPC) Metastatic means the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Both of these cancers are considered advanced. The word “castration” refers to the lowering […]

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Nuedexta (dextromethorphan/quinidine)

Nuedexta (dextromethorphan/quinidine)

What is Nuedexta? Nuedexta is a brand-name prescription drug that’s used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA) in adults. This condition makes you have episodes of crying or laughing that are involuntary and out of your control. Nuedexta contains a combination of two drugs: dextromethorphan hydrobromide and quinidine sulfate. Dextromethorphan belongs to a class of drugs […]

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Topicort (desoximetasone cream, ointment, spray, gel)

Topicort (desoximetasone cream, ointment, spray, gel)

What is topical desoximetasone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Desoximetasone is a synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid that is used on the skin (topically). The naturally occurring corticosteroid is cortisol or hydrocortisone produced by the adrenal gland. Corticosteroids have potent anti-inflammatory actions and also suppress the immune response. The FDA approved desoximetasone in March […]

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Health Tip: Amusement Park Safety

Health Tip: Amusement Park Safety

(HealthDay News) — Ferris wheels and roller coasters are summer staples for many. Unfortunately, more than 30,000 emergency room visits in 2016 were linked to amusement parks and carnivals, says the University of Michigan. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The school encourages parents to: Speak up if park employees are exhibiting unsafe behaviors. Only let […]

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Health Tip: What to Expect While Breastfeeding

Health Tip: What to Expect While Breastfeeding

(HealthDay News) — Breastfeeding is a unique experience for every mother. As you begin, your baby’s actions will cue your body to make milk, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you are concerned about this process, talk to a doctor or lactation consultant. Latest Pregnancy News Over time, your breasts may leak. […]