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octreotide (Sandostatin)

octreotide (Sandostatin)

What is octreotide injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Octreotide acetate is an injectable medicine that is very similar to the hormone somatostatin, which is naturally produced in the body that has several effects including inhibition of the release of hormones. Octreotide works in a similar fashion as somatostatin, but is degraded […]

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Poor Asthma Control Tied to Worse School Performance

Poor Asthma Control Tied to Worse School Performance

Latest Asthma News MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Kids with poorly controlled asthma struggle in school, especially those who are ethnic minorities, a new study reports. Researchers evaluated asthma and allergy status, lung function and school performance of 216 black, Hispanic (Latino) and white children in a U.S. city. Those with a greater […]

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Stress: A feeling of control may limit its negative effects

Stress: A feeling of control may limit its negative effects

Researchers conducted a study on rats and revealed that the possibility of controlling the source of stress may be key to reducing its impact. Controlling stress is important to reducing its negative consequences. Everybody experiences stress at some point in their lives. Sometimes, stress can be a positive force and lead to positive outcomes. However, […]

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How yo-yo dieting impacts women’s heart health

How yo-yo dieting impacts women’s heart health

New research reveals worrying associations between yo-yo dieting and seven well-established markers of cardiovascular health. New research looks into how yo-yo dieting may affect a woman’s cardiovascular health. As if losing weight wasn’t hard enough, up to 80 percent of people who manage to lose more than 10 percent of their body weight end up […]

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New drug may stop sepsis from reaching major organs

New drug may stop sepsis from reaching major organs

Researchers discover a drug that has the potential to stop sepsis before the condition reaches major organs and becomes fatal. A new preclinical trial of a sepsis drug brings hopeful results. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when an existing infection — such as one that develops in a cut, a respiratory infection, or […]

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What to know about fever in babies

What to know about fever in babies

Fever in babies is a common concern among caregivers, though a fever itself is not dangerous. A fever means that a baby’s body is fighting off an infection. When is fever a cause for concern and how can you comfort a baby with fever? Caregivers may worry when they notice that a baby has a […]

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Can I safely lose weight during pregnancy?

Can I safely lose weight during pregnancy?

Weight gain is a natural part of pregnancy. Women who were overweight before becoming pregnant may worry about how this could affect their pregnancy and wonder whether it is safe to lose weight at this time. As the baby grows and the woman’s body changes, she will naturally gain weight during pregnancy. Increases in blood […]

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What are the proven benefits of dragon fruit?

What are the proven benefits of dragon fruit?

Dragon fruit is the fruit of a variety of cactus species. It has a unique appearance, sweet taste, and crunchy texture. The dragon fruit contains multiple antioxidants that are beneficial for good health. Dragon fruit also contains many vitamins and minerals that are important for a healthy body. According to the United States Department of […]

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Top 10 stretches for shoulder tightness

Top 10 stretches for shoulder tightness

Shoulder stretches can help relieve muscle tension, pain, and tightness in the neck and shoulders. Stiff or tight shoulders can cause discomfort and limit a person’s range of motion. If the tightness goes unchecked, it can lead to neck pain and cause tension headaches. In this article, we describe 10 shoulder stretches and their benefits. […]