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Health Tip: Eat Healthier at Work

Health Tip: Eat Healthier at Work

(HealthDay News) — Overeating on a regular basis can lead to weight gain. About 25 percent of adults eat 1,300 calories weekly from food they buy or get free at work, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says. Latest Diet & Weight Management News The academy recommends limiting these workplace snacks: French fries. Pizza. Cookies […]

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imipramine (Tofranil)

imipramine (Tofranil)

What is imipramine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Imipramine is an antidepressant medication of the tricyclic class. Medications in this class are often referred to as tricyclic antidepressants or TCAs. Depression is defined as an all-pervasive sense of sadness and gloom. In patients with depression, abnormal levels of chemicals in the brain […]

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pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax 23, Pnu-Imune 23)

pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax 23, Pnu-Imune 23)

What is pneumococcal vaccine-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Pneumococcal vaccine is used for prevention of pneumonia. This pneumococcal vaccine contains chemicals (polysaccharides) extracted from 23 types of Streptococcus pneumonia bacteria. Upon injecting pneumococcal vaccine, our body recognizes these chemical as foreign and produces antibodies to destroy the chemicals. Antibodies are blood […]

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ketoprofen

ketoprofen

What is ketoprofen, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Ketoprofen is an oral drug that belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve) and many others. These drugs are used for the management of mild to moderate pain, […]

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New Drug Could Help Those With Tough-to-Treat Cholesterol

New Drug Could Help Those With Tough-to-Treat Cholesterol

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People whose high cholesterol is resistant to treatment with statin drugs may soon have a new treatment option. This new class of drugs helps block synthesis of artery-clogging cholesterol, researchers explained. The drugs target an enzyme called ATP citrate lyase (ACL), […]

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Jury Awards $29.4 Million in Talcum Powder/Cancer Case

Jury Awards $29.4 Million in Talcum Powder/Cancer Case

A woman who said her mesothelioma was caused by her regular use of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder was awarded $24.4 million by a California jury, which also awarded $5 million to her spouse. Latest Cancer News The verdict Wednesday in favor of Teresa Leavitt and her spouse, Dean McElroy, came after a trial that […]

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Genomics Could Improve Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

Genomics Could Improve Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s one of the toughest cancers to beat. But new research suggests that identifying the genetics of pancreatic cancer in individual patients could boost survival for some. The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer patients is less than 9 percent. One reason this cancer is […]

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Does eating mushrooms protect brain health?

Does eating mushrooms protect brain health?

Mushrooms are a much-loved ingredient in cuisines around the world. They are nutritious and especially rich in antioxidants, which protect cell health. Researchers are now asking whether mushrooms can also protect against cognitive decline. Eating mushrooms may help keep cognitive decline at bay. Mushrooms are fascinating. Although some are edible and grocery stores sell them […]

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What to do for healthy teeth and gums

What to do for healthy teeth and gums

Good oral hygiene is necessary to keep teeth and gums healthy. It involves habits such as brushing twice a day and having regular dental checkups.However, oral health is about more than cavities and gum disease. Research has shown that there is an association between the health of a person’s mouth and their overall health. Experts […]

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What to know about heat rash in babies

What to know about heat rash in babies

A heat rash can appear suddenly and look alarming, but it is not usually a cause for concern. Babies have delicate skin and are more likely to get heat rash than adults. Heat rash, which some people call prickly heat or miliaria, is a skin flare that happens after the skin gets too warm. These […]