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Can Some Children Outgrow Autism?

Can Some Children Outgrow Autism?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some toddlers thought to have mild autism “outgrow” the diagnosis, but most continue to struggle with language and behavior, new research suggests. The study is not the first to document cases of autism “recovery.” Doctors have known for decades that a […]

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AHA News: Emphysema May Raise Risk of Ruptured Aneurysms

AHA News: Emphysema May Raise Risk of Ruptured Aneurysms

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — When a weakened artery wall balloons or bulges, it’s called an aneurysm. For people with emphysema, the risk of that aneurysm rupturing is much higher than for those without the lung condition, new research suggests. While family history may play a role, how […]

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Can High-Potency Pot Make You Crazy?

Can High-Potency Pot Make You Crazy?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The jittery, delusional potheads of the old movie “Reefer Madness” have prompted eye rolls and chuckles over the years, but a new study argues that the cult classic might contain a kernel of truth. Smoking pot every day could increase […]

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finasteride (Proscar)

finasteride (Proscar)

What is finasteride (Proscar)? How does it work (mechanism of action)? The prostate gland is located around the tube which empties urine from the bladder (urethra). As the prostate gland enlarges, usually after 50 years of age, it can obstruct or partially block the urine flow. This leads to symptoms which include dribbling of urine, […]

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terazosin (Hytrin)

terazosin (Hytrin)

What is terazosin? Terazosin belongs to a class of medications called alpha 1 blockers which relax the smooth muscles of the arteries, the prostate, and the bladder neck. Is terazosin available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for terazosin? Yes What are the side effects of terazosin? Commonly reported side effects […]

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Tecentriq Approved for Small Cell Lung Cancer

Tecentriq Approved for Small Cell Lung Cancer

TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Tecentriq (atezolizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC). Latest Cancer News The drug has been approved as a first-line treatment for the disease, to be used in combination with the chemotherapy drugs carboplatin and […]

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Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer Might Raise Depression Risk

Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer Might Raise Depression Risk

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hormonal treatment can help control prostate cancer but may increase a man’s risk of depression, a new study by Danish researchers suggests. Male hormones, such as testosterone, are known to fuel the growth of prostate tumors. So doctors use drugs to […]