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How does an IUD affect periods?

How does an IUD affect periods?

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Drug that targets body clock may prevent heart attack damage

Drug that targets body clock may prevent heart attack damage

A preclinical study in mice has tested a new method that could prevent the scarring that occurs after a heart attack and thus prevent heart failure. The researchers have used a drug to target aspects of the body clock that trigger harmful immune responses. Researchers are developing a treatment that may promote heart muscle healing […]

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High blood pressure: Herbal remedies may inspire future treatments

High blood pressure: Herbal remedies may inspire future treatments

People have used herbs as medicine for thousands of years. Today, with medical researchers continually hunting for better alternative treatments, some are revisiting these remedies. A recent study looks at herbs that people believe can treat hypertension. Lavender was one of the plants that the scientists tested in the recent study. Currently, hypertension affects an […]

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Omega-3 fish oil supplements may lower heart attack risk

Omega-3 fish oil supplements may lower heart attack risk

Taking omega-3 fish oil supplements every day may reduce the risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular events, including death. However, it may not protect against stroke. According to a new meta-analysis of recent clinical trial data, taking daily omega-3 supplements could protect against heart attacks. These were the findings of an updated meta-analysis that […]

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Meningococcemia (Meningococcal Disease)

Meningococcemia (Meningococcal Disease)

What are risk factors for meningococcemia? Children and adolescents 5 to 19 years of age are at highest risk for meningococcemia. Newborns acquire antibodies from their mothers via the placenta, although these antibodies fade after a few weeks or months. Toddlers are not immune, and there have been several exposures in day care settings. As […]

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labetalol, Normodyne, Trandate

labetalol, Normodyne, Trandate

What is labetalol, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Labetalol is a drug used for treating high blood pressure and is related to carvedilol (Coreg). Nerves from the adrenergic nervous system travel from the spinal cord to arteries where they release norepinephrine. Norepinephrine attaches to adrenergic receptors on arteries and causes the arteries […]

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Pregnancy Much More Likely for Teen Girls With ADHD

Pregnancy Much More Likely for Teen Girls With ADHD

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are six times more likely to wind up as teenage moms, a new Swedish study reports. The impulsiveness and disorganization associated with ADHD appear to make girls with the disorder more likely to become […]

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Seaside Living Soothes the Mind of Rich and Poor Alike

Seaside Living Soothes the Mind of Rich and Poor Alike

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could living near the coast be an inexpensive balm for mental troubles? “Our research suggests, for the first time, that people in poorer households living close to the coast experience fewer symptoms of mental health disorders,” said researcher Dr. Jo Garrett, from the University […]