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gemfibrozil (Lopid)

gemfibrozil (Lopid)

What is gemfibrozil? Gemfibrozil is a blood lipid and cholesterol-altering medicine. Why is gemfibrozil prescribed to patients? Gemfibrozil is used for reducing elevated triglyceride levels that are high enough to cause pancreatitis. Because gemfibrozil raises HDL and decreases triglycerides it is prescribed for preventing coronary heart disease in individuals without a history or symptoms of […]

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Choose the Right Colon Cancer Screening Option

Choose the Right Colon Cancer Screening Option

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer is highly preventable through regular screening. But the right type of screening depends on your particular risk factors, an expert says. Each year in the United States, more than 140,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer, and about 50,000 die from the disease. […]

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Only Spoken Words Processed in Newly Discovered Brain Region

Only Spoken Words Processed in Newly Discovered Brain Region

Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A dementia study has led researchers to a brain region that processes spoken, not written, words. Northwestern University researchers worked with four patients who had a rare type of dementia called primary progressive aphasia (PPA), which destroys language. Although able to hear and speak, they […]

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The effects of going more than 24 hours without sleep

The effects of going more than 24 hours without sleep

Getting enough sleep is vital for both physical and emotional well-being. Sleep deprivation can lead to many short- and long-term health effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that adults between the ages of 18 and 60 years get at least 7 hours of sleep a night. However, approximately 35 percent of […]

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Is it safe to take Humira and alcohol together?

Is it safe to take Humira and alcohol together?

Many doctors consider it safe for people to drink alcohol in moderation while taking Humira. However, there is little research into how alcohol and Humira interact, so researchers may not yet know the risks. According to Humira’spatient information sheets, “There are no particular risks associated with alcohol when you are taking HUMIRA.” Adalimumab (Humira) is […]

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Home remedies for getting rid of hickeys

Home remedies for getting rid of hickeys

Hickeys, or love bites, are harmless. However, some people may find that they need to cover them or reduce their appearance. There are many home remedies a person can try to get rid of hickeys more quickly.A hickey is a temporary mark that can appear after someone sucks on another person’s skin. Hickeys occur when […]

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What causes Achilles tendon pain?

What causes Achilles tendon pain?

The Achilles tendon connects the heel bone to the calf muscles at the back of the ankle. Pain in this tendon can result from a tear or rupture of the tendon or from tendinitis, which doctors may also refer to as tendinosis or tendinopathy. The Achilles tendon is a bundle of strong fibers that support […]

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Time-restricted eating may prevent tumor growth

Time-restricted eating may prevent tumor growth

Researchers have already identified obesity as a risk factor for cancer, so some doctors recommend reducing caloric intake to help prevent tumors. However, a new study now finds that prevention may be less about how many calories you consume and more about when you eat your meals. Research in mouse models shows that time-restricted eating […]

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Relieving sciatica pain during pregnancy

Relieving sciatica pain during pregnancy

Sciatica is one cause of back pain during pregnancy. People can relieve the symptoms using stretches, gentle massage, and other remedies. Low back pain is one of the most common complaints during pregnancy, affecting more than two-thirds of women. Sciatica is pain that irritation of the sciatic nerve causes. The main symptom is shooting pain […]