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Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Savella (milnacipran)

Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Savella (milnacipran)

Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Savella (milnacipran) differences and similarities Lyrica (pregabalin) and Savella (milnacipran) are used to treat pain associated with fibromyalgia. Lyrica is also used to treat neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy or postherpetic neuralgia, and it us used in combination with other drugs to treat partial onset seizures in adults. Lyrica and […]

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Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Topamax (topiramate)

Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Topamax (topiramate)

Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Topamax (topiramate) similarities and differences Lyrica (pregabalin) and Topamax (topiramate) are anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) used to prevent epileptic seizures. Lyrica is also used to treat neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy or postherpetic neuralgia, and fibromyalgia. Topamax is also used to prevent migraine headaches. Side effects of Lyrica and Topamax that […]

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AHA: New Report Emphasizes Safety of Statins

AHA: New Report Emphasizes Safety of Statins

Latest Cholesterol News MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (American Heart Association) — The benefits of the cholesterol-lowering medicines called statins far outweigh any risk of side effects, according to a new analysis of decades of scientific research. In fact, side effects of statins are rare, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published Dec. […]

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How Puzzles, Games Might Help Your Aging Brain

How Puzzles, Games Might Help Your Aging Brain

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Those Sunday crossword puzzles may not prevent the aging brain from slowing down — but they might protect it in a different way, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at the “use it or lose it” theory on brain health. The […]

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What are the best foods to eat for energy?

What are the best foods to eat for energy?

All food provides the body with energy, but this energy can vary greatly. Some foods, such as sugars and refined carbs, give the body a quick jolt of energy. However, more often, the body needs more sustainable energy from ingredients such as fruits, grains, and legumes. The list we give here focuses on foods and […]

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What to know about marijuana and multiple sclerosis

What to know about marijuana and multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a degenerative condition that affects the nerves in the central nervous system. There is currently no cure, but treatments are available to slow its progression. Marijuana may be useful for treating several symptoms of the condition. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a serious and lifelong condition that causes a range of symptoms, which […]

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What is the link between HPV and HIV?

What is the link between HPV and HIV?

HPV and HIV are both viruses that cause sexually transmitted infections. The viruses cause different conditions, though people with HIV are more susceptible to HPV than others. People with untreated HIV are more likely to have active HPV infections and may experience worse symptoms of HPV. HPV prevention is especially important for people with HIV. […]

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Single-tablet regimens for HIV

Single-tablet regimens for HIV

Healthcare providers can treat HIV using antiretroviral therapy. A person may need to take several tablets a day or a single pill that contains multiple drugs. In this article, we look at the benefits of single-tablet regimens (STRs). We also provide a list of drugs that doctors commonly prescribe in STRs. What is an STR […]

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Can marijuana ease symptoms of Crohn’s disease?

Can marijuana ease symptoms of Crohn’s disease?

Doctors are starting to prescribe medical marijuana to treat certain health conditions. Some studies suggest that marijuana may also have the potential to ease the symptoms of Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This chronic condition causes inflammation of parts of the digestive tract. Doctors do not fully understand […]

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Crohn’s disease and pregnancy

Crohn’s disease and pregnancy

Some women with Crohn’s disease may worry whether being pregnant will affect their condition, while others fear that disease or the medications they are taking will harm the fetus. Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation within the digestive tract. Along with ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). […]