Drugs

Recent research investigates the controversial practice of time-outs on emotional and behavioural functioning in children. Many parents are aware of the time-out strategy as a means of discouraging bad behaviour. Although this tactic is supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics, there have been lingering questions about its effectiveness and whether or not this strategy
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A new study has reported on the results of a tablet-based application for multiple sclerosis cognitive assessment, demonstrating equivalency in score and improved and faster administration procedure compared to paper-based assessments. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease, in which the communication between neurons is disrupted due to the damage to myelin protein. Myelin covers
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What is Ilumya? Ilumya (tildrakizumab-asmn) is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. It’s prescribed for adults who are eligible for systemic therapy (drugs given by injection or taken by mouth) or phototherapy (light therapy). Ilumya is a type of drug called a monoclonal antibody. A monoclonal antibody is
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What is Emgality? Emgality is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used in adults to: Prevent chronic and episodic migraines. According to the International Headache Society, people with chronic migraines have 15 or more migraine days per month. People with episodic migraines have fewer than 15 migraine days per month. Treat episodic cluster headaches. According to
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What is Xiidra? Xiidra (lifitegrast) is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to treat dry eye disease. With this condition, your body doesn’t make enough tears, or the tears it does make don’t keep your eyes lubricated (moist). Xiidra comes as a liquid solution that’s used as eye drops. Xiidra is approved for use in
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Researchers examined findings from The Hypertension and Preeclampsia Intervention Trial At near Term-1 (HYPITAT-I). Specifically, they studied hypertension and preeclampsia during pregnancy and post-pregnancy. Hypertension and preeclampsia are two conditions categorized as hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. Hypertension and preeclampsia can have an effect on embryo or fetus development. These conditions can potentially lead to maternal
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Research looks at the relationship between childhood experiences and mental health later on in life. Whether we realize it or not, childhood experiences influence beliefs and behavior throughout life.  During childhood, the brain is developing, and this development can be influenced by external factors, such as family, friends, and events.  According to past surveys, 61.5
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A 10-panel drug test is a common way to check for various drugs in a person’s body. The most common 10-panel drug tests use urine to check for many of the legal and illicit drugs people sometimes abuse. Typically, traces of these substances in the urine mean the individual has these substances in their body.
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Many cough medicines are not safe or suitable for toddlers to use. Instead, caregivers can use gentle home remedies to help relieve cough symptoms. In toddlers (1–3 years old), having a cough from a common cold can cause sleepless nights and missed school or activities. On average, young children in the United States get around
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Promising test molecule shows potential to reverse neurological damage caused by stroke. Stroke is a hugely significant cause of both global mortality and global morbidity. In 2013, stroke was the second most common cause of death worldwide and the third most common cause of disability (1). Part of the reason for the devastating global impact
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A study examined the sex-specific molecular changes in neurons of patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a complex mental disorder that affects how one thinks, feels, and behaves. Clinical manifestation of schizophrenia typically occurs between late adolescence and early adulthood, with greater prevalence in men than women. While the cause of schizophrenia is not fully understood,
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Sertraline (Zoloft) is an antidepressant drug. People who take Zoloft may have mild to severe side effects. These can fade over time or persist. Zoloft belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Doctors prefer to prescribe SSRIs over other classes of antidepressants because their side effects are often less troublesome.
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Researchers develop a simple method for isolating trophoblast cells from cervical swabs. Prenatal diagnostic testing can detect genetic abnormalities in the fetus before birth. These procedures, including amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling, are considered invasive because they obtain fetal DNA from the amniotic fluid and placenta respectively. Invasive diagnostic testing may increase the risk of
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A recent study examined the effects of recreational screen time on the weight of children. In recent years, childhood obesity has increased at such a high rate that it is now becoming a major global health challenge Many factors contribute to obesity, including low exercise levels and an increase in inactive behaviours. A recent Finnish
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Vitamin C is usually safe to take even at high dosages. However, people may sometimes experience mild side effects, such as digestive discomfort. Rarely, more serious side effects can occur. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin for the human body. It is an antioxidant, and it helps with a range of important processes, including lowering
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In a recently published systematic review and meta-analysis, researchers address the impact of period pains on young women’s academic performance. A distinguishing feature of the female human body is the menstrual cycle. A common symptom of periods as part of the menstrual cycle is dysmenorrhea, otherwise known as period pain. Dysmenorrhea is highly common among
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When a person stops taking opiates, they may experience withdrawal symptoms, such as pain, body aches, fatigue, and nausea. The symptoms will ease up over time, and medical treatments and home remedies can help. The symptoms of opiate withdrawal can be very distressing, but they are rarely life threatening. Withdrawal symptoms can arise hours after
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Lipitor is the brand name of the medication atorvastatin, which is a statin that reduces blood cholesterol. The risk of experiencing side effects when taking this drug is low. According to the American College of Cardiology, about 85–90% of people report no side effects from taking statins. When side effects do occur, the most common
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A new study has evaluated how sleep, recreational screen time, and the extent of physical activity affect decision making and impulsive behavior in children The current age is marked with a revolution in social media engagement and the availability of entertaining and addictive digital platforms. It is not uncommon to see young children and adolescents
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What is Suboxone? Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) is a brand-name prescription drug. It’s used to treat dependence on opioid drugs. Suboxone comes as an oral film that’s placed under your tongue (sublingual) or between your gums and cheek (buccal). The film dissolves in your mouth. Suboxone contains two drugs in each film: buprenorphine and naloxone. It’s available
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FDA warning: Reactivation of hepatitis B virus This drug has a boxed warning. This is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. When people who are coinfected with both hepatitis C and hepatitis B start taking Harvoni,
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What is Motegrity? Motegrity is a brand-name prescription drug that’s approved to treat adults with chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). This is constipation that lasts for at least three months and has no known cause. Motegrity belongs to the drug class selective serotonin (5-HT4) receptor agonists. It comes as a tablet that you take by mouth
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What is Aimovig? Aimovig is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to prevent migraine headaches in adults. It comes in a prefilled autoinjector pen. You use the autoinjector to give yourself an injection at home once per month. Aimovig can be prescribed in one of two doses: 70 mg per month or 140 mg per
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What is Ajovy? Ajovy is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to prevent migraine headaches in adults. It comes as a prefilled syringe. You can self-inject Ajovy, or receive Ajovy injections from a healthcare provider in your doctor’s office. Ajovy can be injected monthly or quarterly (once every three months). Ajovy contains the drug fremanezumab,
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