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isosorbide dinitrate (Isordil Titradose)

isosorbide dinitrate (Isordil Titradose)

What is isosorbide dinitrate, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Isosorbide dinitrate is in the class of drugs called nitrates, and it is used for treating and preventing angina or heart pain. Other nitrates include nitroglycerin (Nitrostat, Nitroquick, Nitrolingual, Nitro-Dur and others) and isosorbide mononitrate (Imdur, Ismo, Monoket). Isosorbide dinitrate is converted in […]

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levocarnitine (Carnitor)

levocarnitine (Carnitor)

What is levocarnitine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Levocarnitine (Carnitor) is a naturally occurring substance that the cells of mammals need to produce energy. It is used to treat carnitine deficiency. Carnitine is a small protein that binds to and helps transport fatty acids into the mitochondria, the site of energy production […]

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Which Type of Exercise Might Lower Your Diabetes Risk?

Which Type of Exercise Might Lower Your Diabetes Risk?

Latest Diabetes News MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Boosting your muscle strength could help ward off type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Even moderate amounts of resistance exercise may help prevent type 2 diabetes, said the study’s corresponding author, Duck-chul Lee. He’s an associate professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University. For […]

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Nutritional Supplements Don’t Ward Off Depression: Study

Nutritional Supplements Don’t Ward Off Depression: Study

Latest Depression News MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Taking vitamin pills and other supplements won’t prevent depression, but promoting better eating habits might help, new research suggests. The study included more than 1,000 overweight or obese people in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain who were at risk for depression, but […]

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Vets Who Get Opioids From VA, Medicare at Higher Overdose Risk

Vets Who Get Opioids From VA, Medicare at Higher Overdose Risk

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many military veterans can get prescription opioid painkillers from both the VA and Medicare, putting them at nearly triple the risk for an overdose, new research warns. The finding could have implications for a huge number of vets: Roughly eight […]

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Mouth sores: Everything you need to know

Mouth sores: Everything you need to know

There are many potential causes of mouth sores. When these sores appear, they are often painful and can make everyday activities, such as brushing the teeth or eating hot food, more difficult. In most cases, mild irritation causes a sore to appear. Avoiding the irritant can help a person prevent mouth sores in the future. […]

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What to know about the lemon detox diet

What to know about the lemon detox diet

The lemon detox diet involves consuming just a lemon juice-based mixture for 1 or 2 weeks, with no solid foods. The diet aims to remove toxins and cleanse the body. However, scientists have found no evidence to support these claims, and the diet may be harmful in some cases. The concept of a detox originates […]

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Are Unisom and vitamin B-6 safe during pregnancy?

Are Unisom and vitamin B-6 safe during pregnancy?

Many pregnant women take vitamin B-6 and Unisom to treat morning sickness. In the past, some people had concerns that this combination may harm the fetus. Morning sickness is very common during early pregnancy. Although people often refer to nausea and vomiting during pregnancy as “morning sickness,” it can actually happen at any time of […]