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Amoxicillin vs. Ceftriaxone

Amoxicillin vs. Ceftriaxone

Amoxicillin vs. ceftriaxone: What’s the difference? Amoxicillin and ceftriaxone are antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections of the middle ear, tonsils, throat, respiratory tract, urinary tract, and skin. Amoxicillin is also used to treat gonorrhea. Ceftriaxone is also used to treat pelvic inflammatory disease, bacterial septicemia, bone and joint infections, and meningitis. Brand names of […]

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Ketoconazole cream vs. clotrimazole cream

Ketoconazole cream vs. clotrimazole cream

Ketoconazole cream vs. clotrimazole cream: What’s the difference? Ketoconazole cream and clotrimazole antifungal medications are prescribed to treat fungal infections such as jock itch, athlete’s foot, ringworm, and tinea versicolor. Brand names for ketoconazole include Nizoral, Nizoral A-D, Ketodan, Extina, Xolegel, and Kuric. Brand names for clotrimazole include Lotrimin AF, Gyne-Lotrimin, Alevazol, and Desenex. Side […]

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Ativan (lorazepam) vs. Versed (midazolam)

Ativan (lorazepam) vs. Versed (midazolam)

What are the side effects of Ativan and Versed? Ativan WARNING: Like all benzodiazepines, Ativan can cause physical dependence. Suddenly stopping therapy after a few months of daily therapy may be associated with a feeling of loss of self-worth, agitation, and insomnia. If Ativan is taken continuously for longer than a few months, stopping therapy […]

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Causes and treatments for thinning hair

Causes and treatments for thinning hair

As people get older, their hair may start to lose volume and thickness. In some cases, thinning hair is linked with diet, nutrient deficiencies, or hereditary hair loss. In most cases, thinning hair is not linked with overall health concerns. However, it can affect people’s mental health and self-esteem. People can try several treatments and […]

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Can a massage technique help treat acid reflux?

Can a massage technique help treat acid reflux?

According to a preliminary trial, massaging the connective tissue surrounding the diaphragm could significantly reduce acid reflux for people with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Researchers have tested a type of massage to help reduce symptoms of GERD. In this era of antibiotic resistance and opioid addiction, finding alternatives to drugs is of growing interest to scientists, […]

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In mice: Are animal studies relevant to human health?

In mice: Are animal studies relevant to human health?

The media is rife with claims of breakthrough biomedical studies performed in animals. However, can animals ever faithfully model human health? What can animal models tell us about human health? Avid readers of medical news will be familiar with the widespread use of animal models in biomedical research. From nutrition to cancer research and studies […]

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Ayurvedic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis: What to know

Ayurvedic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis: What to know

Ayurveda is an traditional Indian practice involving a natural, holistic approach to treating medical conditions. Some Ayurvedic practitioners use Ayurveda to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which they call “amavata.” Ayurvedic treatment can include supplements, dietary changes, and exercise. This article will review Ayurvedic treatment for RA, including the basic principles and whether research supports its […]

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Nuplazid (pimavanserin)

Nuplazid (pimavanserin)

What is Nuplazid (pimavanserin), and how is it used? Nuplazid is indicated for the treatment of hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease psychosis. What are the side effects of Nuplazid (pimavanserin)? WARNING Elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with antipsychotic drugs are at an increased risk of death. Nuplazid is not approved for the […]

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What are the benefits and uses of stinging nettle?

What are the benefits and uses of stinging nettle?

Stinging nettle is a popular herbal remedy with many uses, ranging from reducing arthritis pain to treating seasonal allergies. What are the benefits of stinging nettle, and what does the research say? Stinging nettle has a range of uses, and many people find it to be an effective remedy. The herb is generally safe to […]