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Is popcorn a healthy snack?

Is popcorn a healthy snack?

Popcorn can either be good or bad for a person’s health, depending on what goes into making it. On its own, without any added sugar or salt, popcorn makes a nutritious, healthful snack.Popcorn is a type of corn kernel that, when people heat it, it pops to become light and fluffy. Popcorn contains plenty of […]

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How does tumor acidity help cancer spread?

How does tumor acidity help cancer spread?

By probing what happens to cells in acid regions of tumors, scientists have uncovered new information about cancer’s invasiveness and spread. The discovery could lead to better treatments for aggressive tumors. A new study explores how an acidic environment drives tumor spread. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge found that acidic, […]

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Why your gut may hold the key to cardiovascular health

Why your gut may hold the key to cardiovascular health

New research, which appears in The Journal of Physiology, examines the role that gut bacteria might play in preserving the health of our arteries. Your gut may control the health of your arteries and heart, suggests new research. An increasing number of studies suggest that the bacteria in our guts hold the key to healthy […]

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Do people with Parkinson’s disease smell different?

Do people with Parkinson’s disease smell different?

Using the skills of a “super smeller,” researchers have identified how Parkinson’s disease alters the way a person smells. They hope that the discovery will help aid early diagnosis. A recent study investigated the links between odor and Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurodegenerative condition. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that around half […]

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mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept)

mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept)

What is mycophenolate mofetil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Mycophenolic acid is an immunosuppressive drug. Mycophenolate mofetil is a prodrug (inactive form) of mycophenolic acid (MPA). Following oral administration, mycophenolate mofetil is rapidly absorbed and hydrolyzed (converted) to MPA. MPA is the active metabolite which has pharmacological activity. MPA is a strong, […]

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omega-3-acid ethyl esters (Lovaza)

omega-3-acid ethyl esters (Lovaza)

What is omega-3-acid ethyl esters (Lovaza), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Lovaza is an fat-regulating (antilipemic) drug that is used in addition to diet to reduce triglyceride (TG, a fat-carrying particle in the blood) levels in adult patients with severe elevations in blood levels of TG (≥mg/dL). It is similar to Epanova […]

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rabeprazole (Aciphex)

rabeprazole (Aciphex)

What is rabeprazole, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Rabeprazole is an oral drug that is used for the treatment of conditions caused by acid. It is in a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors or PPIs which block the production of acid by the stomach. Other drugs in the same class […]

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Health Tip: Reading Food Labels for Diabetics

Health Tip: Reading Food Labels for Diabetics

(HealthDay News) — For people with diabetes, maintaining a healthy diet can be vital to a treatment plan. Reading food labels can help diabetics make the best choices, the Mayo Clinic says. Latest Diabetes News When reading food labels, the clinic suggests: Choose healthy fats, such as olive, canola or peanut oil. Avoid trans and […]