New Aspirin Guidelines

March 29, 2012

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The Food and Drug Administration has substantially broadened its recommendations to doctors on the use of aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes. For years, doctors have recommended daily aspirin for heart patients and those at risk, because studies support this practice (see Heart Watch, August 1997). The new recommendations should help guide doctors in prescribing aspirin for people with heart disease.

Study Finds Blood Clots from Flying Pose Little Risk

February 20, 2012

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While airline passengers wedged in cramped seats for long flights may have a greater risk of developing blood clots in their leg veins, adverse health effects as a result are unlikely, according to a study appearing in the May 12 issue of The Lancet, a British medical journal.

Blood Pressure Elevation in Youth May Mean Trouble Later

December 15, 2011

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A new study appearing in the April 20 issue of the British medical journal The Lancet shows that even mild elevations of blood pressure in young people may be a risk factor for the development of heart disease and stroke.

Hepatitis C

November 21, 2011

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Hepatitis C was discovered in the 1970’s and was called “non-A, non-B hepatitis.” In pre-donor screening, it was the most common form of hepatitis to be acquired from transfusions or blood products. Since the 1980’s, blood tests for HCV effectively screen blood donors.

Joint Pain at Young Age

July 12, 2011

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Q.I am a 25-year-old woman. For the past two weeks, I have been suffering from joint pain, mainly in my shoulders, elbow, fingers, knees and toes. The pain is most severe in the morning and then at night. The pain is accompanied by decreased mobility of my limbs. Could I have arthritis at my age?

FDA Mulls Comeback of Drug Linked to 5 Deaths

July 8, 2011

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Six months after a bowel drug linked to at least five deaths was withdrawn from pharmacies, U.S. drug officials are considering letting the company that makes the pills put them back on the market.

The Food and Drug Administration is taking another look at the recall of alosetron hydrochloride, or Lotronex, a highly effective but potentially dangerous compound to treat irritable bowel syndrome in women, agency and industry sources say. No one would speculate on when the drug might be back on the market.

How to Buy Prescription Drug Without Prescription

December 7, 2009

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How to purchase a prescription drug without a prescription – An easy situation to understand:

You require several medications each month. A prescription is required because physicians cannot call in a schedule 3 type of medication.

Antidepressants Against a Depression. What’s New?

November 9, 2009

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Psychotherapy coupled with antidepressants can be an effective treatment for those who are very depressed. A person is classified as being depressed if he/she experiences profound feelings of sadness and despair for weeks or months, which result in problems in thinking, produce physical problems and impacts life, activities and relationships. It has been said that it is the West’s second most disabling disease.

Fioricet to Relieve Migraine Headache

September 24, 2009

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In our contemporary and always in a hurry world, nobody has time to slow down and deal with headaches or ache. Fioricet is a favorite pain relief medicine that is taken by people who don’t have any time to spare, not to mention stop and take care of a migraine or minor discomfort.

Metronidazole (Flagyl): Using and Mechanism of Action

August 20, 2009

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Metronidazole was created as a nitroimidazole anti-infective medication used mostly in the treatment for infections resulting from susceptible organisms, in particular anaerobic protozoa and bacteria. It is believed to be the best anti-anaerobic remedy.