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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 […]

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What to know about psoriatic arthritis jaw pain

What to know about psoriatic arthritis jaw pain

Psoriatic arthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the jaw. The condition can cause jaw pain, teeth grinding, and other dental issues such as tooth loss. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an autoimmune condition. It causes joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. PsA causes inflammation that attacks healthy joints and tissue, leading to painful symptoms. […]

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What causes a red spot on the eye?

What causes a red spot on the eye?

A red spot on the eye may look worrying, but it is rarely a medical emergency. Usually, a red spot on the eye occurs when blood collects under the conjunctiva due to a subconjunctival hemorrhage.The conjunctiva is the transparent membrane that covers the surface of the eye. The conjunctiva contains tiny blood vessels that can […]

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What are the health benefits of dark chocolate?

What are the health benefits of dark chocolate?

Dark chocolate is rich in minerals, such as iron, magnesium, and zinc. The cocoa in dark chocolate also contains antioxidants called flavonoids, which may provide several health benefits. Chocolate comes from cacao, which is a plant with high levels of minerals and antioxidants. Commercial milk chocolate contains cocoa butter, sugar, milk, and small quantities of […]

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Almond milk vs. soy milk: Which is better?

Almond milk vs. soy milk: Which is better?

Almond milk and soy milk are the two most popular plant-based milk varieties on the market. What are the differences and is one better than the other?Issues such as lactose intolerance, milk allergies, and the rising popularity of vegetarian, vegan, and low-cholesterol diets have pushed the food industry to introduce a range of plant-based alternatives […]

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How to treat a sinus infection

How to treat a sinus infection

The sinuses are air-filled cavities that surround the nose. They are present in the forehead, the cheeks, and near the eyes. When the sinuses are clear, mucus drains easily from the nose, clearing out dirt and bacteria.A sinus infection occurs when mucus is trapped in the sinuses, allowing viruses, bacteria, or fungi to grow more […]