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lubiprostone (Amitiza)

lubiprostone (Amitiza)

What is lubiprostone? What is lubiprostone? Lubiprostone is an oral medication used for the treatment of idiopathic (due to an unknown cause) chronic constipation. Chronic constipation most commonly occurs because of slow transit of stool through the colon that allows too much fluid to be removed from the stool, leading to hard or lumpy stools, […]

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Health Tip: Exercise Portion Control

Health Tip: Exercise Portion Control

(HealthDay News) — To maintain a healthy weight, how much you eat is just as important as what you eat, says the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Latest Diet & Weight Management News Your optimal portion size may or may not match the serving size listed on a product. It’s dependent […]

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Saxenda (liraglutide injection)

Saxenda (liraglutide injection)

What is Saxenda? What are the uses for Saxenda? Saxenda is prescribed to help some obese or overweight adults with weight-related medical problems to lose weight and keep the weight off. It is approved for use in combination with a reduced-calorie diet and regular exercise for the long term weight management of adults with an […]

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glipizide and metformin

glipizide and metformin

What is glipizide/metformin? What is glipizide/metformin used for? Glipizide/metformin is a combination antidiabetic medication that contains two commonly used glucose (sugar) lowering agents, glipizide (Glucotrol) and metformin (Glucophage). These agents work in different, yet complementary ways to improve blood glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Glipizide is a second generation oral sulfonylurea that […]

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Exercise Your Blues Away

Exercise Your Blues Away

Latest Depression News FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exercise is good medicine for depression, researchers report. “The evidence of the use of physical activity and exercise for the management of depression is substantial and growing fast,” said study authors Felipe Barretto Schuch, from Federal University of Santa Maria in Brazil, and Brendon Stubbs, […]

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methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)

methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)

What is methadone liquid-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Methadone is a strong, synthetic (man-made) narcotic that acts on the central nervous system (brain) in a manner similar to other narcotics. It is used in the management of narcotic addiction and for pain control. Methadone was first approved by the Food and […]

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FDA Approves Inrebic Capsules for Myelofibrosis

FDA Approves Inrebic Capsules for Myelofibrosis

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Inrebic (fedratinib) capsules have been approved to treat adults with intermediate-2 or high-risk primary or secondary myelofibrosis, making it the second drug approved to treat patients with this disease, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today. Approval of Inrebic for patients with intermediate-2 or […]

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Immune system pathway may be key to Crohn’s disease treatment

Immune system pathway may be key to Crohn’s disease treatment

Treatment options for Crohn’s disease tend to focus on symptom control, but new research highlights a potential treatment option that targets a pathway in the immune system itself. Scientists zoom in on an immune pathway that may help treat Crohn’s. Scientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH, have published the […]

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Intense light may boost heart health

Intense light may boost heart health

A novel use of intense light therapy may help decrease the tissue damage experienced during heart attacks, reveals new research in mice. New research introduces a potential novel therapy for heart attacks. The study, out of the University of Colorado and appearing in the journal Cell Reports, shows that exposing lab mice to intense light […]