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Plague (Black Death)

Plague (Black Death)

Plague (Black Death) facts Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria known as Yersinia pestis. Plague has a high fatality rate, and people have described outbreaks for centuries. In the Middle Ages, plague was known as the “Black Death.” It caused the death of 60% of the population of Europe during a pandemic […]

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midodrine (Orvaten, ProAmatine)

midodrine (Orvaten, ProAmatine)

What is midodrine? ProAmatine is indicated for the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension (OH). Because ProAmatine can cause marked elevation of supine blood pressure (BP>200 mmHg systolic), it should be used in patients whose lives are considerably impaired despite standard clinical care, including non-pharmacologic treatment (such as support stockings), fluid expansion, and lifestyle alterations. The […]

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carisoprodol (Soma)

carisoprodol (Soma)

What is carisoprodol, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Carisoprodol is an oral muscle relaxant. Its exact mechanism of action is unknown. It may work by altering communication among nerves in parts of the brain that control the sensation of pain and in the spinal cord. The FDA approved carisoprodol in April 1959. […]

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bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto Bismol, Kaopectate)

bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto Bismol, Kaopectate)

What is bismuth subsalicylate-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Bismuth subsalicylate (BSS) is a commonly used over the counter medicine used to treat: Bismuth subsalicylate is also used to prevent traveler’s diarrhea and to treat Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection as part of a quadruple-drug therapy that also includes two antibiotics, and […]

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hepatitis b vaccine (Recombivax HB)

hepatitis b vaccine (Recombivax HB)

What is hepatitis b vaccine-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Hepatitis B vaccines (Recombivax HB, Engerix-B) are used to prevent hepatitis B infection, a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Hepatitis B is easily spread through contact with blood or other fluids of an infected person. People may […]

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repaglinide (Prandin)

repaglinide (Prandin)

What is repaglinide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Repaglinide is an oral medication for lowering blood sugar (glucose) in individuals with type 2 diabetes. It is in a class of drugs for treating diabetes type 2 called meglitinides that are chemically unlike other anti-diabetic medications. Nateglinide (Starlix), is another currently available meglitinide. […]

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Why Holding a Grudge Is Bad for Your Health

Why Holding a Grudge Is Bad for Your Health

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s surprisingly easy to hold a grudge, but whether it involves a friend, a co-worker or a loved one, it can fill you with bitterness, keep you stuck in the past and even lead to anxiety or depression. That means you’re […]

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metaxalone (Skelaxin)

metaxalone (Skelaxin)

What is metaxalone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Metaxalone is an oral drug that relaxes skeletal muscle the muscles that control movement of the body. It does not act directly on skeletal muscle, and the exact mechanism of action of metaxalone is unknown. Metaxalone relaxes muscles possibly by affecting the central nervous […]

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Health Tip: Dealing with Tendinitis Pain

Health Tip: Dealing with Tendinitis Pain

(HealthDay News) — Tendinitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon. Immediately after injury, those with tendinitis should apply ice to the spot, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Chronic Pain News Icing the area for 15 to 20 minutes will numb pain and constrict blood vessels to reduce swelling. Icing should be done every four […]