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fenoprofen (Nalfon)

fenoprofen (Nalfon)

What is fenoprofen, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Fenoprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is effective for treating the fever, pain, and swelling caused by inflammation. Fenoprofen belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other members of the NSAID class of drugs include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin […]

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Childhood Obesity Rate Still Climbing in the US

Childhood Obesity Rate Still Climbing in the US

By Peter Schelden on 09/25/2019 2:59 PM Latest Healthy Kids News Source: MedicineNet Health News A decades-long upward trend in the childhood obesity rate shows little sign of changing as health advocates spread awareness for National Childhood Obesity Month in September. Nearly 20% of children in the US ages 6 to 19 are obese, according […]

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Exposure to Insecticide Might Explain Cuba ‘Sonic Attack’

Exposure to Insecticide Might Explain Cuba ‘Sonic Attack’

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In 2016, American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba complained of vertigo, ringing in the ears, pain, blurred vision, dizziness and memory and concentration problems. Latest Infectious Disease News The U.S. feared a Cuban directed ‘sonic attack.’ Cuba denied it. Now a new study posits that the baffling illness […]

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‘Self-Silencing’ Can Be Potentially Deadly for Women

‘Self-Silencing’ Can Be Potentially Deadly for Women

By Deborah DiSesa HirschHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Do you rarely express anger at those close to you? Is it difficult for you to reveal negative feelings in your relationships? New research suggests that might make you more vulnerable to having a stroke. In a study of women […]

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Vasodilators (Drug Class Side Effects, List of Names)

Vasodilators (Drug Class Side Effects, List of Names)

What are vasodilators, and how do they work (mechanism of action)? A vasodilator is a drug that causes vasodilation, a widening (opening) of blood vessels that results from relaxation of the smooth muscle of the vessels. What widens in vasodilation actually is the diameter of the interior (lumen) of the vessel. The opposite of vasodilation […]

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Americans Are Still Eating Too Many ‘Bad’ Carbs

Americans Are Still Eating Too Many ‘Bad’ Carbs

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Decades into the obesity epidemic, Americans are still eating far too much sugar, starch and saturated fat, a new report claims. Since 1999, Americans have cut down a bit on “low-quality” carbs, like heavily processed grains and snack […]

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Older Diabetics May Be Getting Too Much Insulin

Older Diabetics May Be Getting Too Much Insulin

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Are elderly people with diabetes being overtreated? A new study suggests that’s so: Older, sicker patients tend to be the ones most likely to still be using insulin to manage their blood sugar, despite guidelines that suggest it’s often safer to […]

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Why You Should Ask to Be Screened for Postpartum Depression

Why You Should Ask to Be Screened for Postpartum Depression

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s not uncommon for new moms to feel an emotional letdown shortly after baby is born. Though symptoms of these so-called “baby blues” can be wide-ranging, they last no more than two weeks and go away on their own. Some Signs […]