Medications & Drugs : Health & Medical
When tackling genetic disease, genetic counseling is the yin to genetic testing's yang.
Red grapes are a fruit that has a high concentration of quercetin.grapes #4 image by Adam Borkowski from Fotolia.comQuercetin dihydrate is a powerful anti-oxidant found in fruits and vegetables. It is popular for inclusion in sports drink supplements for its many energy benefits but must...
Maxolon, also known as Metoclopramide, is a drug used to treat mild heartburn caused by gastrointestinal reflux. As is the case with many prescription drugs, Maxolon may cause a number of side effects based on the dose size and the individual.
Peppermint is used in more than just after-dinner mints. The light yellow or green oil of the peppermint leaf is known to reduce nausea and stomach upset. A clinical trial on the efficacy of peppermint oil published in the "Journal of Advanced Nursing" in 1997 found that postoperative patients who u
Vitamin K is essential in creating a range of proteins involved in the process of coagulation and anticoagulation of blood. People who are deficient in vitamin K tend to bleed excessively. There are two forms of vitamin K that occur naturally and they are named respectively vitamins K1 and K2. Sever
The drug adderall, intended for use by those with ADD or ADHD, is not something to be taken lightly. More and more the drug is being used recreationally as a means to help students study or as a weight-loss agent. This practice is not safe. Adderall is addictive. It is commonly abused and it comes w
Chromium is a mineral needed to aid in metabolism and storage of nutrients, according to the National Institutes of Health. Combination supplements are available such as chromium chloride, chromium nicotinate and chromium picolinate.
Few things are as uncomfortable, unsettling and embarrassing as diarrhea. Because life often doesn't afford us the time to stay at home and let nature take its course, we look for quick cures. But many diarrhea treatments can swing people to the other extreme by blocking them up. What about somethin
Treatment of male urinary incontinence is dependent on the underlying etiology and the prevailing symptoms. This article presents an overview of both non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches.
There's an overwhelming amount of medications available today, and it's easy to get confused. Especially when you have two medications that are said to do the same thing. Protonix and Prevacid are among the most commonly used drugs in the United States, so it's worth finding out a little bit more
We have all heard of antibiotics but what are probiotics? The talk withing the health professional community about the use and benefits of probiotcs has grown considerably in past years. What are they and what can they do for our health? This article will explore some of the health benefits of pr
What does the number on the scale really mean?watch youre weight image by Ivonne Wierink from Fotolia.comUse BMI to Calculate Ideal WeightFor a person with an average build, the Body Mass Index, or BMI, which estimates body fat using the ratio between weight and height, is a good way to...
Millions of Americans suffer from arthritis. While many find relief in prescription medication, doctors are increasingly moving toward recommending a regimen of over-the-counter (OTC) medications and treatments for those patients who are in the early stages of arthritis. For those who only experienc
What is the quality of information found on user-edited online resources such as Wikipedia?
Sea cucumbers are shaped like a cucumber.sea cucumber image by Christian Schoettler from Fotolia.comThe sea cucumber is not a cucumber at all. It's a marine animal rich in protein that is used to treat many medical conditions and is known for its anti-aging properties. The sea cucumber...
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Do PPIs increase the risk for pneumonia or fractures? Read this review to find out.
Marketed under various names, including BeneFin and Cartilade, shark cartilage is manufactured from the tough cartilage tissue extracted from shark heads and fins. The powdered form of shark cartilage is said to provide a variety of health benefits, including cancer prevention and improvement in art
As the debate over a Medicare drug benefit continues and policy makers seek a cure for high medication costs, each house of Congress recently passed a "Band-Aid" to help heal the nation's high drug prices.
Taking vitamins together in correct amounts ensures they work in harmony. Ingesting mega-doses of some nutrients will cause a deficiency in others. While Vitamin C can be taken in mega-doses during cold and flu season, this is not the case for most supplements. Vitamins and minerals work in synergy