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Easing Depression Can Bring Longer Life to People With Diabetes

Easing Depression Can Bring Longer Life to People With Diabetes

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News WEDNESDAY, July 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Treating depression may have an added benefit for people with diabetes — longer life. A large new study from Taiwan found that antidepressants cut the risk of dying during the study period by more than one-third for people with diabetes and […]

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glipizide (Glipizide XL, Glucotrol)

glipizide (Glipizide XL, Glucotrol)

What is glipizide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Glipizide is an oral drug that is used for treating patients with type 2 diabetes. It belongs to the sulfonylurea class of drugs which also includes glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (Diabeta, Glynase), tolbutamide and tolazamide. Insulin is a hormone that is made in the pancreas […]

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How to Create a Diet That Lowers Your Cholesterol

How to Create a Diet That Lowers Your Cholesterol

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News FRIDAY, July 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Watching your cholesterol intake has gotten easier. Nutrition experts now agree that certain foods high in cholesterol, like shrimp and eggs, don’t have the impact on your blood cholesterol that was once thought. Even better, some foods can help lower your […]

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How to Protect Against Short- and Long-Term Sun Damage

How to Protect Against Short- and Long-Term Sun Damage

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, July 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Don’t invite skin cancer to your holiday weekend. As you celebrate America’s independence at beaches, pools or backyard parties, remember that the sun’s damaging rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. — and protecting yourself is a must. “When it comes to sunscreen, […]

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Allopurinol (Zyloprim, Aloprim)

What is allopurinol, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Allopurinol is used for treating gout caused by excessive levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia). It is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor and is similar to febuxostat (Uloric). Uric acid is a by product from the breakdown of certain proteins (purines) in the […]

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piroxicam, Feldene

Which drugs or supplements interact with piroxicam? Piroxicam may increase the blood levels of lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid) by reducing the excretion of lithium by the kidneys. Increased levels of lithium may lead to lithium toxicity. Piroxicam may reduce the blood pressure lowering effects of blood pressure medications. This may occur because prostaglandins play a role […]

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diflunisal (Dolobid)

What is diflunisal? What is diflunisal used for? Diflunisal is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is effective in treating fever, pain, and inflammation in the body. Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumetone (Relafen), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve) and several others. These drugs are used for the management of mild […]

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fluticasone furoate nasal spray (Veramyst)

What is fluticasone nasal spray? What is fluticasone nasal spray used for? Fluticasone is a synthetic steroid of the glucocorticoid family of drugs that is used for treating allergic conditions involving the nose. Fluticasone mimics the naturally-occurring hormone produced by the adrenal glands, cortisol or hydrocortisone. The exact mechanism of action of fluticasone is unknown. […]

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Health Tip: Eating Out If You Have a Food Allergy

(HealthDay News) — Eating out can be stressful if you have a food allergy. Before you leave for the restaurant, you should read the menu, call ahead and speak to the manager, says the Food Allergy Research and Education organization. Latest Allergies News When at the restaurant, FARE suggests: Tell your waiter about your allergy. […]