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Hot Tea May Boost Esophageal Cancer Risk

Hot Tea May Boost Esophageal Cancer Risk

Drinking piping hot tea could increase your risk of esophageal cancer, a new study claims. Latest Cancer News Researchers found that people who preferred tea above 140 degrees Fahrenheit and drank more than 24 ounces of tea a day (about two large cups) had a 90 percent higher risk of esophageal cancer than those who […]

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This ‘caterpillar fungus’ may help treat osteoarthritis

This ‘caterpillar fungus’ may help treat osteoarthritis

A parasitic fungus that infects caterpillars and various other insects may hold the key to better treatments for osteoarthritis, a condition characterized by pain and stiffness in a person’s joints. This, at least, is what new research from the United Kingdom suggests. A parasitic fungus could offer an improved treatment for osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the […]

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norethindrone (Nor QD, Nora-BE, Ortho Micronor)

norethindrone (Nor QD, Nora-BE, Ortho Micronor)

What is norethindrone birth control pill? Norethindrone is a progestin that is used as an oral contraceptive. What brand names are available for norethindrone birth control pill? Brand names for norethindrone oral contraceptive include: Camila Errin Heather Jencycla Nor QD Nora-BE Ortho Micronor Incassia Why is norethindrone birth control pill used? Norethindrone is used for […]

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Attention, Seniors: Drink More Water and Head Off Disease

Attention, Seniors: Drink More Water and Head Off Disease

Latest Senior Health News THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Not drinking enough water is a common but under-recognized problem among American seniors that puts their health at risk, researchers say. “So many health issues are related to inadequate hydration,” including urinary tract and respiratory infections, frequent falls and other problems, said study author […]

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Three Clues to Raised Risk of Miscarriage

Three Clues to Raised Risk of Miscarriage

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A woman’s age and previous pregnancy complications influence her odds of miscarriage, a new study says. The findings suggest that miscarriage and other pregnancy complications share underlying causes that require further investigation, according to the researchers. “More focused studies of these associations might lead to […]

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Strattera (atomoxetine)

Strattera (atomoxetine)

What are the uses for atomoxetine? Strattera is used for the treatment of ADHD in children, adolescents and adults. What brand names are available for atomoxetine? Strattera Is atomoxetine available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for atomoxetine? Yes What are the side effects of atomoxetine? The most common side effects […]

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ziprasidone (Geodon)

ziprasidone (Geodon)

What is ziprasidone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Ziprasidone is an oral and injectable drug that is used for treating psychoses, for example, schizophrenia. Although the mechanism of action of ziprasidone is not known, like other anti-psychotics, it inhibits communication between nerves of the brain. It does this by blocking receptors on […]

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Overdose Deaths From Fentanyl Soaring: Report

Overdose Deaths From Fentanyl Soaring: Report

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of Americans dying from overdoses of the powerful narcotic fentanyl rose 12-fold in recent years, health officials reported Thursday. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that’s hundreds of times more potent than heroin or cocaine. But sometimes drug users […]

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albuterol and ipratropium inhaler (Combivent Respimat)

albuterol and ipratropium inhaler (Combivent Respimat)

What is albuterol and ipratropium inhaler, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Albuterol/ipratropium is a combination product consisting of two bronchodilators, albuterol (Proventil; Ventolin) and ipratropium (Atrovent) that is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (bronchitis and emphysema) when there is evidence of spasm (narrowing) of the airways (bronchi). Bronchodilators […]