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Is It Time to Pull the Trigger on ‘Trigger Warnings’?

Is It Time to Pull the Trigger on ‘Trigger Warnings’?

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — So-called trigger warnings, which alert viewers and readers to potentially disturbing content, do little to reduce distress, a new study finds. Such warnings are becoming increasingly common, especially at colleges, but there’s little research evaluating their effectiveness, according to the study authors. “We, like […]

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Opioid Overuse Can Lower Hormones to Harmful Levels

Opioid Overuse Can Lower Hormones to Harmful Levels

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Men’s Health News WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Add one more issue to the growing list of harms from opioid abuse: Long-term use may lead to hormone deficiencies that affect a man’s health. Researchers reviewed the latest medical evidence and found that about two-thirds of men using opioids […]

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progesterone (Prometrium)

progesterone (Prometrium)

What is progesterone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Progesterone is a man-made medication derived from a plant source and is identical to the female hormone, progesterone produced in the ovaries. It promotes the development of the mammary glands, causes changes in the endometrium, which lines the uterus, relaxes uterine smooth muscles, blocks […]

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Are Kids’ Ball Pits Jumping With Germs?

Are Kids’ Ball Pits Jumping With Germs?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If the cacophony of children screaming and throwing tiny plastic balls everywhere hasn’t prompted you to forgo ball pits, a new study may just send you scurrying for the door. The research found that ball pits in physical therapy clinics […]

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Plague (Black Death)

Plague (Black Death)

Plague (Black Death) facts Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria known as Yersinia pestis. Plague has a high fatality rate, and people have described outbreaks for centuries. In the Middle Ages, plague was known as the “Black Death.” It caused the death of 60% of the population of Europe during a pandemic […]

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midodrine (Orvaten, ProAmatine)

midodrine (Orvaten, ProAmatine)

What is midodrine? ProAmatine is indicated for the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension (OH). Because ProAmatine can cause marked elevation of supine blood pressure (BP>200 mmHg systolic), it should be used in patients whose lives are considerably impaired despite standard clinical care, including non-pharmacologic treatment (such as support stockings), fluid expansion, and lifestyle alterations. The […]

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carisoprodol (Soma)

carisoprodol (Soma)

What is carisoprodol, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Carisoprodol is an oral muscle relaxant. Its exact mechanism of action is unknown. It may work by altering communication among nerves in parts of the brain that control the sensation of pain and in the spinal cord. The FDA approved carisoprodol in April 1959. […]

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bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto Bismol, Kaopectate)

bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto Bismol, Kaopectate)

What is bismuth subsalicylate-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Bismuth subsalicylate (BSS) is a commonly used over the counter medicine used to treat: Bismuth subsalicylate is also used to prevent traveler’s diarrhea and to treat Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection as part of a quadruple-drug therapy that also includes two antibiotics, and […]

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hepatitis b vaccine (Recombivax HB)

hepatitis b vaccine (Recombivax HB)

What is hepatitis b vaccine-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Hepatitis B vaccines (Recombivax HB, Engerix-B) are used to prevent hepatitis B infection, a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Hepatitis B is easily spread through contact with blood or other fluids of an infected person. People may […]