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Drug Experimentation and Summer a Dangerous Duo

Drug Experimentation and Summer a Dangerous Duo

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s summer, a time of music festivals and rock concerts. And drug experimentation? Apparently so, as new research shows many people try drugs for the first time when the weather is warm and the music is loud. Researchers examined data from nearly 395,000 people, […]

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Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. Dramamine

Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. Dramamine

Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. Dramamine: What’s the difference? Ondansetron (Zofran) and Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) are anti-nausea medications used for different conditions. Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy and to prevent vomiting and nausea after surgery. Dramamine is used for prevention and treatment of symptoms associated with motion sickness including nausea, vomiting, […]

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How to Protect Your Baby From Unsafe Products

How to Protect Your Baby From Unsafe Products

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In an average year, close to 70,000 children under age 5 go to the emergency department because of injuries from common nursery items, according to the journal Pediatrics. About 90% of these injuries happen at home, so prevention starts there. […]

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Health Tip: Giving Medicine Safely to Children

Health Tip: Giving Medicine Safely to Children

(HealthDay News) — Giving a child the wrong dose or an inappropriate medication can have serious consequences, says MedlinePlus. Latest Healthy Kids News Drug labels for prescription medicines should have a section on use among children. To safely give medicine to your child, MedlinePlus suggests: Read and follow the label directions every time. Watch for […]

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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) facts Picture of characteristic rash and blisters of hand, foot, and mouth disease Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a viral infection. It is estimated that 10-15 million symptomatic infections occur annually in the U.S. Hand, foot, and mouth disease produces a characteristic rash on the hands and feet […]

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lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide (Zestoretic, Prinzide)

lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide (Zestoretic, Prinzide)

What is lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Zestoretic and Prinzide are combinations of two drugs, lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide which are used for treating high blood pressure. For more information about each individual drug, please read the articles about lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide. What brand names are available for lisinopril and […]

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Sectral (acebutolol)

Sectral (acebutolol)

What is Sectral? What are the uses for acebutolol? What brand names are available for acebutolol? Sectral Is acebutolol available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for acebutolol? Yes What is the dosage for acebutolol? Sectral can be taken with or without food, usually once or twice daily. The dosage of […]

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licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

What is licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Licorice is a plant used for flavoring food, beverages, and tobacco. The root issued as a natural, herbal supplement for medicinal purposes. Chemicals in licorice may reduce inflammation, thin mucus secretions, decrease cough, and increase the body’s ability to heal ulcers. Check […]

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Creatinine Blood Test

Creatinine Blood Test

Chronic Kidney Disease Symptom High Creatinine Level Early kidney disease is a silent problem, like high blood pressure, and does not have any symptoms. People may have CKD but not know it because they do not feel sick. A person’s glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is a measure of how well the kidneys are filtering wastes […]