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interferon beta-1a (Rebif)

interferon beta-1a (Rebif)

What is interferon beta-1a (Rebif), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Interferon beta-1a (Rebif) is a protein produced by recombinant DNA technology using genetically engineered Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells into which the human interferon beta genes have been introduced. It is used for treating multiple sclerosis (MS). Interferon beta-1a is designed to be […]

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Could a ‘Tickle’ a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Could a ‘Tickle’ a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A small electric “tickle” to the ear may affect the body’s nervous system, and British researchers claim this can promote overall well-being and may potentially slow down some effects of aging. The tickle treatment is called transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS). […]

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Teens Are Getting Hooked on Leftover Prescription Meds

Teens Are Getting Hooked on Leftover Prescription Meds

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many American teens who misuse prescription drugs get them from a variety of sources, researchers report. They conducted two studies; the first one involved more than 18,000 high school seniors. It found that about 11% of them said they misused prescription drugs in the […]

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azelastine hydrochloride and fluticasone propionate (Dymista)

azelastine hydrochloride and fluticasone propionate (Dymista)

What is azelastine hydrochloride and fluticasone propionate, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Dymista is a prescription nasal spray used to treat symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the lining of the nose) such as runny nose, stuffy nose, itching, and sneezing. Dymista contains two medicines, azelastine hydrochloride and fluticasone propionate, which […]

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Valium (diazepam) vs. Ambien (zolpidem)

Valium (diazepam) vs. Ambien (zolpidem)

Diazepam vs. Ambien: What’s the difference? Valium (diazepam) and Ambien (zolpidem) are used to treat insomnia. Diazepam is primarily used to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, seizures, for relief of muscle spasms in some neurological diseases, and for sedation during surgery. Brand names for diazepam include Valium, Diastat Acudial, Diastat, and Diazepam Intensol. Diazepam and […]

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cefadroxil, Duricef (Discontinued)

cefadroxil, Duricef (Discontinued)

What is cefadroxil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Cefadroxil is an oral antibiotic in the cephalosporin family of drugs, a family that includes cephalexin (Keflex), cefaclor (Ceclor), cefuroxime (Zinacef), cefpodoxime (Vantin), cefixime (Suprax), and many other injectable antibiotics. Cephalosporins stop bacteria from multiplying by preventing bacteria from forming the walls that surround […]

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Testosterone may improve women’s sex lives after menopause

Testosterone may improve women’s sex lives after menopause

A wide-ranging review of 36 trials found that testosterone may have profound positive effects on sexual function and well-being in postmenopausal women. New research extols the benefits of testosterone for the sexual well-being of older women. This review, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, included blinded randomized controlled trials of testosterone treatment that had […]

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How a dietary change might boost cancer therapy

How a dietary change might boost cancer therapy

In a recent study, mice that ate a diet with reduced levels of a particular amino acid responded better to cancer treatments. The findings are intriguing, but the authors call for caution. Meat and eggs contain particularly high levels of methionine. Doctors and other experts now understand the significant role that nutrition plays in health. […]

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How does music therapy work? Brain study sheds light

How does music therapy work? Brain study sheds light

Music therapy works, but no one is really sure how. Now, a novel type of brain scan may provide key insight. A new study unravels the brain mechanisms behind the benefits of music therapy. Music is a powerful thing. In fact, it forms the basis of a type of therapy, the aptly named “music therapy.” […]