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Single Dose of Keytruda May Help Put Melanoma Into Remission

Single Dose of Keytruda May Help Put Melanoma Into Remission

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For people with the deadly skin cancer melanoma, one dose of the drug Keytruda before surgery might stop the cancer in its tracks, according to a groundbreaking new study. Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is a PD-1 inhibitor, an immunotherapy drug that triggers the […]

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Radioactive Chemo Meds Might Threaten Crematorium Workers: Study

Radioactive Chemo Meds Might Threaten Crematorium Workers: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Deceased people who are cremated after having been treated with radioactive medications might be a health hazard to crematory operators, a new case study shows. An Arizona crematorium became contaminated with radiation following the cremation of a man who received “radiopharmaceutical” […]

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Health Tip: Seasonal Skin Care

Health Tip: Seasonal Skin Care

(HealthDay News) — Everyone is susceptible to dry skin during winter. As we age, our skin becomes thinner and drier, but harsh winters can irritate anyone’s skin, the American Academy of Dermatology says. Latest Skin News To help dry skin in the cold weather, you can: Use an oil-based moisturizer. Oil creates a protective layer […]

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naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn)

naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn)

What is naproxen, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Naproxen belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumetone (Relafen) and several others. These drugs are used for the management of mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation. They work […]

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clonazepam (Klonopin)

clonazepam (Klonopin)

What is clonazepam, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Clonazepam is an anti-anxiety medication in the benzodiazepine family, the same family that includes diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), lorazepam (Ativan), flurazepam (Dalmane), and others. Clonazepam and other benzodiazepines act by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter […]

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Beta Blockers (Drug Class, List of Brand and Generic Names)

Beta Blockers (Drug Class, List of Brand and Generic Names)

Summary Beta blockers are a class of drugs that block beta-adrenergic substances such as adrenaline (epinephrine), a key agent in the “sympathetic” portion of the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system and activation of heart muscle. By blocking the action of the involuntary nervous system on the heart, beta blockers relieve stress on the heart.Beta blockers are […]