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triazolam (Halcion)

triazolam (Halcion)

What is triazolam, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Triazolam is a drug that is used to promote sleep in individuals who have difficulty sleeping (insomnia). It is in the benzodiazepine family of drugs, the same family that includes diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), flurazepam (Dalmane), lorazepam (Ativan), and others. Insomnia is […]

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Health Tip: Managing Insomnia

Health Tip: Managing Insomnia

(HealthDay News) — A good night’s sleep is important for physical and mental health. Latest Sleep News Long-lasting sleep problems can increase your risk of anxiety or depression, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. The NIH suggests these ways to manage insomnia: Talk to your doctor. Seek cognitive behavioral therapy or relaxation therapy. Set […]

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1 in 3 Young Adults Suffers From Loneliness in U.S.

1 in 3 Young Adults Suffers From Loneliness in U.S.

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For young adults, drugs and distracted driving are well-recognized health threats. Far less attention is paid to loneliness. But loneliness is common — and it is a particular problem for people aged 18 to 24, a new study suggests. “We […]

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avanafil (Stendra)

avanafil (Stendra)

What is avanafil (Stendra), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Avanafil is an oral drug that is used for treating impotence (the inability to attain or maintain a penile erection), also known as erectile dysfunction (ED). It is in a class of drugs called phosphodiesterase inhibitors that also includes tadalafil (Cialis), sildenafil (Viagra) […]

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tetracycline (Sumycin)

tetracycline (Sumycin)

What is tetracycline, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Tetracycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic, that is, it is active against many different types of bacteria. It is effective against Hemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia psittaci, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and many others. Tetracycline prevents growth of bacteria by preventing the […]

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Chickens Help Scientists Pinpoint Origin of Rare, Deadly Virus

Chickens Help Scientists Pinpoint Origin of Rare, Deadly Virus

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Much like a canary in a coal mine, Florida chickens have warned researchers of a rare but deadly mosquito-borne virus in their midst. These sentinels have revealed that eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) originates in the state’s panhandle and then […]

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metolazone (Zaroxolyn)

metolazone (Zaroxolyn)

What is metolazone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Metolazone is a diuretic (“water pill”) used in the treatment of high blood pressure and fluid accumulation. It works by blocking salt and fluid retention by the kidneys, thereby increasing urinary output of salt and water (diuresis). Although it is not a true thiazide, […]