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Valtrex (valacyclovir) vs. Abreva (docosanol)

Valtrex (valacyclovir) vs. Abreva (docosanol)

Valtrex (valacyclovir) vs. Abreva (docosanol): What’s the difference? Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Abreva (docosanol) are antiviral drugs used to treat cold sores (herpes labialis). Valtrex is also used to treat shingles (herpes zoster) and genital herpes (herpes simplex genitalis) infections. Abreva is available over-the-counter (OTC) and as a generic. Valtrex is an oral drug and Abreva […]

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Valtrex (valacyclovir) vs. Valcyte (valganciclovir)

Valtrex (valacyclovir) vs. Valcyte (valganciclovir)

Valtrex (valacyclovir) vs. Valcyte (valganciclovir): What’s the difference? Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Valcyte (valganciclovir) are antiviral drugs used to treat different conditions. Valtrex is used to treat infections with shingles (herpes zoster), genital herpes (herpes simplex genitalis), and cold sores (herpes labialis). Valcyte is used to prevent disease caused by a virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV) in […]

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Deer Can Give You Tuberculosis: CDC

Deer Can Give You Tuberculosis: CDC

MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention people can get a rare type of tuberculosis, called bovine tuberculosis, from deer. Latest Infectious Disease News Such was the case of one 77 year-old Michigan hunter, who most likely got sick by inhaling the germ while removing […]

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Where Tick Bite Cases Are Increasing in 2019

Where Tick Bite Cases Are Increasing in 2019

By Peter Schelden on 09/30/2019 2:54 PM Latest Infectious Disease News Source: MedicineNet Health News Fall is here, but don’t think you can walk through the woods safe from ticks — some species are active all year long. And you have extra reason to watch for ticks in 2019. Tick experts anticipate a rise in […]

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Aralen (chloroquine)

Aralen (chloroquine)

What is Aralen (chloroquine), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Chloroquine, brand name Aralen, is an anti-malarial drug. It is similar to hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), and is useful in treating several forms of malaria as well as amebiasis that has spread outside of the intestines. Its mechanism of action is unknown; however, malarial parasites […]

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AHA News: His Heart Stopped. But His Golf Cart Kept Going

AHA News: His Heart Stopped. But His Golf Cart Kept Going

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — On a sunny April day in 2018, Bill Doss pushed through his exhaustion and met his buddies for their regular round of golf. As he headed to the final tee, he was rounding a turn in his cart and his world went black. […]

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Evidence Builds That Optimism Might Lengthen Your Life

Evidence Builds That Optimism Might Lengthen Your Life

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A sunny outlook on life may do more than make you smile: New research suggests it could also guard against heart attacks, strokes and early death. In the review of 15 studies that collectively involved almost 230,000 men and women, the […]

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How to Get Ready Mentally for Your First Competition

How to Get Ready Mentally for Your First Competition

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You’ve signed up for your first fitness event and you’ve mapped out your training schedule for success. Now add mental preparation to the plan. It’s essential because the very physical training that gets your body into shape for competition […]

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Affordable Care Act Insured Millions of Uninsured Diabetics

Affordable Care Act Insured Millions of Uninsured Diabetics

Latest Diabetes News FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), nearly 2 million diabetics, many of them poor, got health insurance, a new study shows. “Insurance coverage can change the health trajectory of people with diabetes by providing access to diagnosis and treatment,” said lead researcher Rebecca Myerson. She […]