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Teen Who Defied Mom to Get Vaccinated Testifies Before Congress

Teen Who Defied Mom to Get Vaccinated Testifies Before Congress

It’s crucial to counter fraudulent social media information about vaccines that alarms parents, says the U.S. teen who started getting vaccinated against his mother’s wishes when he turned 18. Latest Infectious Disease News Speaking before Congress on Tuesday, Ethan Lindenberger of Norwalk, Ohio, said his mother believed online conspiracies about vaccines, leaving him and his […]

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nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat, Afeditab)

nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat, Afeditab)

Why is nifedipine prescribed to patients? Nifedipine is used for the treatment and prevention of angina resulting from either an increased workload on the heart (as with exercise) or spasm of the coronary arteries. It is used in the treatment of high blood pressure, to treat abnormally fast heart rhythms such as atrial fibrillation, and […]

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Second HIV Patient May Be Cured After Transplant

Second HIV Patient May Be Cured After Transplant

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest HIV News TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Doctors say they have sent a second HIV patient into what might be permanent remission using a stem cell transplant. The news comes a decade after the first case of a cure was reported. Back in 2009, doctors published a report […]

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nystatin (oral tablet and capsule)

nystatin (oral tablet and capsule)

What is nystatin? Nystatin is an oral anti-fungal medication. Why is nystatin used? Nystatin oral tablets and capsules are used for treating intestinal candidiasis. Is nystatin available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for nystatin? Yes What brand names are available for nystatin? There are no brand names for nystatin available […]

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famotidine (Pepcid AC)

famotidine (Pepcid AC)

What is famotidine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Famotidine is an oral drug that blocks the production of acid by acid-producing cells in the stomach. It belongs to a class of drugs called H2 (histamine-2) blockers that also includes cimetidine (Tagamet), nizatidine (Axid), and ranitidine (Zantac). Histamine is a naturally-occurring chemical that […]

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Low-Carb Diets Linked to Higher Odds for A-Fib

Low-Carb Diets Linked to Higher Odds for A-Fib

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Keto, Paleo, Atkins — there’s no shortage of low-carb diets to try, but new research suggests that over time, living low-carb can raise your risk of a heart condition called atrial fibrillation, or a-fib. People who regularly got […]

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Actos (pioglitazone)

Actos (pioglitazone)

Why is Actos (pioglitazone) prescribed to patients? Actos is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults. It is used along with a healthy diabetic diet, regular exercise, weight control, smoking reduction, and careful monitoring of blood glucose. Actos may be used alone or in combination with metformin (Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Glumetza, Fortamet, […]

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Amaryl (glimepiride)

Amaryl (glimepiride)

What brand names are available for glimepiride? Amaryl Is glimepiride available as a generic drug? GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes Do I need a prescription for glimepiride? Yes What are the uses for glimepiride? What are the side effects of glimepiride? Common side effects of glimepiride include: A rash and allergic reactions also may occur. Flu-like symptoms […]

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FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Drug for Severe Depression

FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Drug for Severe Depression

By Carole Tanzer Miller and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporters Latest Depression News WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the nasal spray medication esketamine — a relative of the club drug and anesthetic ketamine — for use against severe depression. Sold as Spravato, the fast-acting drug becomes […]