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Psoriatic arthritis and weight gain: What to know

Psoriatic arthritis and weight gain: What to know

Being overweight can make a person more likely to develop psoriatic arthritis or make its symptoms worse. Taking medications and losing weight can improve the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a form of inflammatory arthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, about 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop this condition. People without […]

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New drug limits damage to heart muscle from heart attack

New drug limits damage to heart muscle from heart attack

An experimental drug has shown great promise in limiting the damage that a heart attack can inflict on the heart. It targets a protein that plays a central role in the death of heart muscle cells. New experiments in mice find that a small molecule can restrict the damage to heart muscle that a heart […]

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Diabetes: Could muscle strength lower risk?

Diabetes: Could muscle strength lower risk?

Many people worldwide have type 2 diabetes, a metabolic condition in which the body cannot properly regulate blood sugar levels. Experts already know that lack of physical activity can contribute to the risk of diabetes, but what type of exercise might lower it? Building up muscle strength could help lower diabetes risk, new findings suggest. […]

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Vascular risk factors tied to brain health

Vascular risk factors tied to brain health

New research uncovers a host of vascular risk factors that may affect the health of our brains as we get older. New research finds that some risk factors that affect the health of our blood vessels can also influence the health of our brains into old age. It is no secret that the global population […]

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Could sleep apnea be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s?

Could sleep apnea be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s?

The majority of people with sleep apnea do not receive a diagnosis. However, brain scans have revealed that there may be an association between this condition and a form of dementia. There may be an association between sleep apnea and dementia, according to a recent study. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA), an […]

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sulindac (Clinoril)

What is sulindac, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Sulindac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used for treating pain, fever, and inflammation. Other NSAIDs include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumetone (Relafen) as well as others. They work by reducing the levels of prostaglandins, chemicals that are produced by the body […]

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triamcinolone acetonide nasal inhaler (Nasacort)

What is triamcinolone acetonide nasal inhaler-spray, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Triamcinolone acetonide is a synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid. It is administered either as an oral metered-dose inhaler for the treatment of asthma (Azmacort), as a topical preparation for the skin (Kenalog; Aristocort) or as a nasal spray (Nasacort AQ) for relieving symptoms […]

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Health Tip: Thumb Sprains

Health Tip: Thumb Sprains

(HealthDay News) — A sprained thumb occurs when ligaments stretch beyond their limits. The most common cause of a sprained thumb is falling onto an outstretched hand, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Depending on the sprain’s severity, you may have bruising, tenderness and swelling around the base of […]

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Smoking While Pregnant Sends SIDS Risk Soaring

Smoking While Pregnant Sends SIDS Risk Soaring

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Smoking during pregnancy is never a good idea, but new research shows it might double the risk of a baby dying from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). “Any maternal smoking during pregnancy — even just one cigarette a day — doubles […]