Medications & Drugs : Health & Medical
The epidemiology of autism has been the subject of a great deal of public, governmental, and scientific interest and controversy over the past 5 years.
Lupron is a synthetic hormone that decreases testosterone in men and estrogen in women. Little study has been done on the long-term effects of Lupron Depot by researchers; however, a grassroots movement of men and women called the National Lupron Victims Network brings victims of long-term Lupron tr
CigArrest is a smoking cessation program that includes gum, tablets, lozenges, vitamins and informative guides to help you quit smoking. CigArrest's products do not contain nicotine. They consist of six homeopathic herbs: Indian tobacco, Peruvian bark, spurge laurel, plantain, calcium phosphate and
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The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) notes that probiotics are bacteria similar to the beneficial microorganisms that exist naturally in your digestive tract. Probiotics are typically consumed in food or supplements.
Si is the chemical sign for silicon and silicon powder is used in a variety of industries, most notably in construction, electronics manufacturing and metal working applications. Silicon powder is extremely common in everything from cement to computers, and many products where you might never expect
Suboxin (Suboxone) is used to treat addictions to substances containing opiates. Suboxin has similar effects to those of drugs containing opiates and should be used with caution. Suboxin is not available over the counter nor does it have an analog (equivalent) available over the counter. Suboxin car
Point-of-care testing devices are commonly used for measuring the international normalized ratio (INR) in patients who are taking oral anticoagulation therapy.
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Vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements are meant to complement a healthy lifestyle. With so many supplements on the market, though, it is hard to figure out which ones you need. You may also have a difficult time separating reliable data from information based on personal opinion and speculation.
For over 2,000 years man has cultivated lemon balm for its many perceived medicinal and magical uses. Tenth and eleventh century Arab physicians believed it promoted longevity and uplifted mood, King Charles V of 14th century France drank it daily as a health tonic and 16th century physician Paracel
L-arginine, often simply referred to as arginine, is a nonessential amino acid naturally produced by the human body. It is manufactured in the pituitary gland and is vital to the proper working of the gland.
In some clinical studies, Taxotere chemotherapy treatment--which is administered to cancer patients intravenously usually every three weeks--has been shown to slow the growth of cancer, shrink cancerous tumors and give patients a better chance at extending their life. Taxotere treatment, though, doe
Levaquin, generically known as levofloxacin, is a drug used to treat bacterial infections in many locations of the body. As is the case with all prescription drugs, Levaquin may cause side effects ranging in severity based on the dosage and the individual.
Camphor oil has been used for centuries to treat a plethora of ailments. It can act as an antiseptic, pain reliever, antidepressant and even a stimulant. Camphor oil has been used as an ingredient in smelling salts for years, as well. Its most common use is for the relief of arthritic and rheumatic
Antacids (like Pepto Bismol, Rolaids and Tums to name a few) are primarily used to help relieve indigestion and heartburn. Antacids containing different chemicals (like aluminum, calcium, magnesium, sodium bicarbonate) may cause different side effects. Some side effects may disappear as the body get
If you want your skin to appear youthful, smooth and glowing, try making your own vitamin C serum. It's easy to make vitamin C serum out of a few simple ingredients that you can pick up at your local pharmacy. The benefits are great, and include protection against sunlight and environmental toxins a
Proper nutrition is vital for bone health. Bones increase in both size and mass until about the age of 30, according to the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements. The NIH also says a proper diet is essential to delay and prevent serious bone disorders such as osteoporos
Tylex is the Mexican brand name for paracetamol, an alternative name for the chemical acetaminophen, sold as the pain reliever Tylenol in the United States. Tylex is distributed by Janssen-Cilag, a division of the Johnson and Johnson Company. The number 750 indicates the dosage. One Tylex 750 pill c