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What to know about COPD and lung cancer

What to know about COPD and lung cancer

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What is the difference between autism and ADHD?

What is the difference between autism and ADHD?

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Emphysema vs. chronic bronchitis

Emphysema vs. chronic bronchitis

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How antioxidants can hasten the spread of lung cancer

How antioxidants can hasten the spread of lung cancer

A few years ago, scientists in Sweden sparked a heated debate when they published research suggesting that taking antioxidant supplements, such as vitamin E, could make cancer more invasive. Their revelations challenged the belief that antioxidants can help fight cancer. New research shows how antioxidants fuel the spread of lung cancer. Now, two independent Cell […]

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Can social interaction predict cognitive decline?

Can social interaction predict cognitive decline?

A recent study concludes that social interaction might be more than just a pleasant pastime; it might help doctors predict an individual’s risk of cognitive decline and, perhaps, dementia. How does social interaction influence cognitive decline? Cognitive decline refers to a general reduction in mental abilities over time. It affects many people as they age […]

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Cardiovascular risk linked not to weight, but to body fat storage

Cardiovascular risk linked not to weight, but to body fat storage

By studying a large cohort of women who had already been through menopause, researchers have found that cardiovascular risk is associated with body shape, which results from how fat is distributed in the body. A new study suggests that in women over 50, body shape is associated with cardiovascular risk. Existing studies have suggested that […]

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How to Foster Your Child’s Imagination

How to Foster Your Child’s Imagination

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, July 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — With school, sports and assorted activities, many kids have little or no free time. That fast-paced lifestyle can actually stifle their development, making them less likely to be self-starters. It could also limit their imagination, an important ingredient in creativity […]

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Boniva (ibandronate)

Boniva (ibandronate)

What is ibandronate, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Ibandronate is an oral and intravenous drug that is used for treating osteoporosis. It is a member of the bisphosphonate class of drugs which includes etidronate (Didronel), pamidronate (Aredia), risedronate (Actonel), and tiludronate (Skelid). Bone is in a constant state of remodeling. New bone […]

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Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)

What is lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse)? What are the uses for lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse)? Vyvanse is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant used for the treatment of: What are the side effects of lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse)? Common side effects of Vyvanse include: Other important side effects of Vyvanse include: Increased blood pressure, sudden death in patients with heart problems, […]