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glucagon recombinant (GlucaGen)

glucagon recombinant (GlucaGen)

What is glucagon? Glucagon is a hormone produced by the pancreas that, along with insulin, controls the level of glucose in the blood. Glucagon has the opposite effect of insulin. It increases the glucose levels in blood. Glucagon, the drug, is a synthetic (man-made) version of human glucagon and is manufactured by genetic engineering using […]

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Trulicity (dulaglutide)

Trulicity (dulaglutide)

What are the uses for Trulicity dulaglutide ? What brand names are available for Trulicity dulaglutide ? Trulicity Is Trulicity dulaglutide available as a generic drug? No Do I need a prescription for Trulicity dulaglutide ? Yes What are the side effects of Trulicity dulaglutide ? Common side effects of Trulicity include: Other possible side […]

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lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev)

lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev)

What is lovastatin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Lovastatin belongs to a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, or, more commonly “statins.” Other statins include simvastatin (Zocor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol), and rosuvastatin (Crestor). Statins reduce cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in the liver (HMG-CoA reductase) that is necessary for […]

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Could the U.S. Mail Deliver Better Colon Cancer Screening Rates?

Could the U.S. Mail Deliver Better Colon Cancer Screening Rates?

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — No one likes to get a colonoscopy, but new research suggests that mailing at-home colon cancer tests to folks who are overdue for their checks might prompt them to get screened. “We believe that mailing kits directly to patients, which frames participation as the default, […]

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azathioprine (Azasan)

What is azathioprine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Azathioprine is an immunosuppressant, that is, a drug that is used to suppress the immune system. It is used to treat patients who have undergone kidney transplantation and for diseases in which modifying the activity of the immune system is important. Azathioprine is a […]

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mometasone furoate (Nasonex)

What is mometasone furoate, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Mometasone furoate is a synthetic (man-made) steroid hormone in the glucocorticoid family of steroid hormones that is used for the treatment of nasal allergy. The naturally occurring glucocorticoid hormone is cortisol or hydrocortisone which is produced in the adrenal glands. Glucocorticoid hormones are […]

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Sugary drinks can be a factor in cardiovascular disease

Sugary drinks can be a factor in cardiovascular disease

Recent research uncovers an association between sugar-sweetened drinks and an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Sugary drinks seem to be linked with higher mortality rates from CVD. The new study appeared in the journal Circulation, a publication of the American Heart Association (AHA). The results showed that when people consumed more sugary drinks, […]

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Stroke: Rewiring eye-brain connection may restore vision

Stroke: Rewiring eye-brain connection may restore vision

Many people who have a stroke also experience vision impairment as a result. New groundbreaking research looks at the mechanisms that play a role in this damage and shows that it may be reversible. New research may offer people who have lost some of their vision due to a stroke renewed hope that they may […]

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Can scientists learn to remove bad memories?

Can scientists learn to remove bad memories?

Traumatic memories can severely affect a person’s quality of life when they become intrusive thoughts that lead to anxiety and continue to cause distress. For this reason, scientists are now looking into ways of weakening such memories and lessening their impact. Is it possible to ‘treat’ traumatic memories? People who experience traumatic events may find […]

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Could prescription vegetables be the future of healthcare?

Could prescription vegetables be the future of healthcare?

The authors of a new study conclude that healthful food prescriptions in Medicare and Medicaid would be more cost-effective after 5 years than preventive drug treatments. As the cost of healthcare rises, could prescription vegetables save money? Medicare and Medicaid are the two largest healthcare programs in the United States. Approximately 57 million people received […]