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Avocados Recalled by California Company

Avocados Recalled by California Company

Possible listeria contamination has led to recall of avocados by Henry Avocado, a grower and distributor based near San Diego. Latest Infectious Disease News The recall is for conventional and organic avocados that were grown and packed in California, and sold in bulk across California, Arizona, Florida, Wisconsin, North Carolina and New Hampshire, the Associated […]

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trandolapril (Mavik)

trandolapril (Mavik)

What is trandolapril, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Trandolapril is an oral drug that is used to treat high blood pressure. It belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Other ACE inhibitors include enalapril (Vasotec), captopril (Capoten), lisinopril (Zestril; Prinivil), benazepril (Lotensin), ramipril (Altace), and quinapril (Accupril). […]

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Heart Disease a Growing Threat to U.S. Veterans

Heart Disease a Growing Threat to U.S. Veterans

Latest Heart News MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More U.S. veterans are at increased risk for heart disease, a looming public health problem, researchers say. They analyzed data from more than 153,000 people who took part in the National Health Interview Survey, conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in […]

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IBS Triggers (Prevention)

IBS Triggers (Prevention)

IBS triggers and prevention facts Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a recurrent disease of the bowel. Treatment and management of symptoms include psychological support, dietary measures, management of food intake, and management of medications and/or psychological conditions. Foods and drinks that dehydrate the body can trigger constipation in people with irritable bowel syndrome. Fatty foods […]

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glucagon recombinant (GlucaGen)

glucagon recombinant (GlucaGen)

What is glucagon? Glucagon is a hormone produced by the pancreas that, along with insulin, controls the level of glucose in the blood. Glucagon has the opposite effect of insulin. It increases the glucose levels in blood. Glucagon, the drug, is a synthetic (man-made) version of human glucagon and is manufactured by genetic engineering using […]

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Trulicity (dulaglutide)

Trulicity (dulaglutide)

What are the uses for Trulicity dulaglutide ? What brand names are available for Trulicity dulaglutide ? Trulicity Is Trulicity dulaglutide available as a generic drug? No Do I need a prescription for Trulicity dulaglutide ? Yes What are the side effects of Trulicity dulaglutide ? Common side effects of Trulicity include: Other possible side […]

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lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev)

lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev)

What is lovastatin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Lovastatin belongs to a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, or, more commonly “statins.” Other statins include simvastatin (Zocor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol), and rosuvastatin (Crestor). Statins reduce cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in the liver (HMG-CoA reductase) that is necessary for […]

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Could the U.S. Mail Deliver Better Colon Cancer Screening Rates?

Could the U.S. Mail Deliver Better Colon Cancer Screening Rates?

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — No one likes to get a colonoscopy, but new research suggests that mailing at-home colon cancer tests to folks who are overdue for their checks might prompt them to get screened. “We believe that mailing kits directly to patients, which frames participation as the default, […]