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Thyroid Replacement Hormones

Thyroid Replacement Hormones

What are thyroid replacement hormones and how do they work? Thyroid replacement hormones are medications used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition in which the production of thyroid hormone in the body is abnormally low. Thyroid hormones increase cellular metabolism (activity of cells) that is responsible for growth, development of tissues, maintenance of brain function, body […]

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Cancer Risk Rises After Iodine Rx for Overactive Thyroid: Study

Cancer Risk Rises After Iodine Rx for Overactive Thyroid: Study

Latest Thyroid News MONDAY, July 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Patients who receive radioactive iodine treatment for an overactive thyroid have an increased long-term risk of cancer death, new research finds. The study couldn’t prove cause-and-effect, but “we identified a clear dose-response relationship between this widely used treatment and long-term risk of death from solid […]

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Can Stem Cells Be the Cure for Baldness?

Can Stem Cells Be the Cure for Baldness?

Latest Skin News MONDAY, July 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could wigs, weaves or transplants someday become a thing of the past? Scientists report they were able to grow hair with stem cells in animal studies. So far the technique has only been tried on mice, and results may not be the same in humans. […]

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famciclovir, Famvir

famciclovir, Famvir

What is famciclovir? What are the uses for famciclovir? Famciclovir is an antiviral drug which is active against the Herpes viruses, including herpes simplex 1 and 2 (cold sores and genital herpes) and varicella-zoster (shingles and chickenpox). It belongs to a class of drugs called nucleoside analogs that mimic one of the building blocks of […]

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How Does Sunshine During Pregnancy Affect Learning?

How Does Sunshine During Pregnancy Affect Learning?

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Kids whose moms don’t get enough sunshine during pregnancy may be more likely to develop learning difficulties, researchers report. The finding stems from data on more than 422,000 school-aged children in Scotland. Low levels of exposure to UVB rays — but not UVA sunlight — […]

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MS Linked to Higher Cancer Risk

MS Linked to Higher Cancer Risk

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News MONDAY, July 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Multiple sclerosis is a tough disease to manage and live with, but a new, long-running Norwegian study suggests it might also raise cancer risk. Overall, the higher risk was small — just 12%. However, the risk of certain cancers — such […]

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meclizine, Antivert, Bonine, Meni-D, Antrizine

meclizine, Antivert, Bonine, Meni-D, Antrizine

What is meclizine? What are the uses for meclizine? Meclizine is an antihistamine with antiemetic (anti-nausea) and antispasmodic (anti-muscle spasm) activity. It also suppresses the nervous system by blocking the action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. (Neurotransmitters are chemicals that nerves use for communicating with each other.) Meclizine prevents nausea and vomiting by reducing the activity […]

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Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine)

Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine)

What is Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine)? What are the uses of Adderall? Adderall contains amphetamine salts (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) and is used for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Amphetamines stimulate the brain by increasing the level of neurotransmitters, dopamine and norepinephrine, in the brain. (Neurotransmitters are chemicals produced by nerves that are released […]

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passion flower (Passiflora incarnata, Apricot Vine, Passion Vine, Water Lemon, and many others)

passion flower (Passiflora incarnata, Apricot Vine, Passion Vine, Water Lemon, and many others)

What is oral passion flower (Passiflora incarnata)? What are the uses for oral passion flower? Passion flower is a plant used for making medicine to treat several conditions. Passion flower may have effects that are similar to benzodiazepines (for example diazepam [Valium]) and monoamine oxidase inhibitors or MAOIs (for example, selegiline). Passion flower has calming, […]