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U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Hit 30-Year High in 2018: Report

U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Hit 30-Year High in 2018: Report

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — With more Americans walking and fewer drivers paying attention, pedestrian deaths in the United States reached their highest level in almost 30 years during 2018. A Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report projects 6,227 pedestrian deaths nationwide last year. The projection is based […]

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Flu Shots Don’t Cause Miscarriages: Study

Flu Shots Don’t Cause Miscarriages: Study

A flu shot cannot cause a pregnant woman to miscarry, researchers say. Latest Pregnancy News “This is a very definitive study for a recent, relevant time period of flu and should remove all doubts a woman might have about whether it is safe to be vaccinated during pregnancy,” said co-investigator Dr. Edward Belongia, director of […]

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Are Soccer Pros at Higher Risk for ALS?

Are Soccer Pros at Higher Risk for ALS?

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Professional soccer players may be vulnerable to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests. The Italian researchers also found that soccer players may develop the neurodegenerative disease at a much younger age than people in the general population. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s […]

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temazepam (Restoril)

temazepam (Restoril)

What is temazepam, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Temazepam is a drug that is used for treating anxiety. It is in the benzodiazepine class of drugs, the same family that includes diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), flurazepam (Dalmane), lorazepam (Ativan), and others. Temazepam and other benzodiazepines act by enhancing the effects […]

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haloperidol (Haldol)

haloperidol (Haldol)

What is Haldol (haloperidol)? Haldol (haloperidol) is an antipsychotic medication. It also is used to control tics and vocal utterances that are part of Tourette’s syndrome. Is Haldol (haloperidol) available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for Haldol (haloperidol)? Yes Why is Haldol (haloperidol) prescribed to patients? Haldol is used for […]

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Drug Interactions

Drug Interactions

What facts should I know about drug interactions? Whenever two or more drugs are being taken, there is a chance that there will be an interaction among the drugs. The interaction may increase or decrease the effectiveness of the drugs or their side effects. The likelihood of drug interactions increases as the number of drugs […]

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doxycycline (Vibramycin, Doryx)

doxycycline (Vibramycin, Doryx)

Do I need a prescription for doxycycline? Yes What is doxycycline? Doxycycline is a synthetic (man-made) antibiotic derived from tetracycline. What brand names are available for doxycycline? Brand names for doxycycline hyclate include Vibramycin, Oracea, Adoxa, Atridox, Acticlate, Acticlate Cap, Doryx, Doxteric, Doxy, Monodox, and others. Is doxycycline available as a generic drug? Yes Why […]