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Protease Inhibitors (PI Drug Class)

Protease Inhibitors (PI Drug Class)

What are protease inhibitors (PIs), and how do they work? Protease inhibitors (PIs) are antiviral drugs used for treating human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. During infection with HIV or hepatitis C, the HIV or HCV multiply within the body’s cells. Viruses are released from the cells and spread throughout […]

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Could More Coffee Bring a Healthier Microbiome?

Could More Coffee Bring a Healthier Microbiome?

By Elizabeth HeubeckHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Debating whether or not you should have that second cup of coffee? New research that links caffeine consumption to a healthy gut microbiome — the trillions of microorganisms that live in your digestive tract and affect your overall health– may prompt […]

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Too Much Salt Might Make You Gain Weight

Too Much Salt Might Make You Gain Weight

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Too much salt has long been linked to high blood pressure. In fact, one way to help control blood pressure is to reduce your salt intake. Research done at Vanderbilt University and published in The Journal of Clinical […]

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Are You an Emotional Eater?

Are You an Emotional Eater?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Is emotional eating your downfall? One way to find out is with the EADES or “Eating and Appraisal Due to Emotions and Stress” questionnaire developed by Amy Ozier of Northern Illinois University. First published in 2007, it has […]

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Insulin for Diabetes Treatment (Types, Side Effects, and Preparations)

Insulin for Diabetes Treatment (Types, Side Effects, and Preparations)

What is diabetes? Diabetes is a set of related diseases in which the body cannot regulate the amount of sugar (specifically, glucose) in the blood. What are the types of diabetes? The related diseases of diabetes include: What are examples of insulin preparations available? Insulin preparations Examples of rapid acting insulin Apidra (insulin glulisine): Supplied […]

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Biologics (Biologic Drug Class)

Biologics (Biologic Drug Class)

What is a biologic drug (biologics)? A biologic drug (biologics) is a product that is produced from living organisms or contain components of living organisms. Biologic drugs include a wide variety of products derived from human, animal, or microorganisms by using biotechnology. Types of biologic drugs include vaccines, blood, blood components, cells, allergens, genes, tissues, […]

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Bronchodilators (Drug Class)

What are bronchodilators, and how do they work? Bronchodilators are medications that open (dilate) the airways (bronchial tubes) of the lung by relaxing bronchial muscles and allow people who have difficulty breathing to breath better. Bronchodilators are used for treating: Asthma is a breathing problem resulting from narrowing of the airways that allow air to […]

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Will Trans Fats Increase Alzheimer’s Risk?

Will Trans Fats Increase Alzheimer’s Risk?

By Karina Lichtenstein on 10/28/2019 3:26 PM Latest Alzheimer’s News Source: MedicineNet Health News Donuts, flaky pastries, and cakes can be tasty, but eating some of them may come at a price. Eating foods high in trans fats may greatly increase your risk of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, per the results of a […]

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Halloween Can Be Frightful for Kids With Allergies, Asthma

Latest Allergies News SATURDAY, Oct. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Allergies and asthma can turn Halloween into fright night, so parents must be vigilant. Some fun-sized candy bars have no labels to alert about possible food allergens, such as peanuts, said Dr. Todd Mahr, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. But […]