Category: DRUGS

Two common classes of drugs linked to dementia

Recent reports have linked two common classes of drugs to dementia. Fortunately, there are alternatives to both. If you’re worried about developing dementia, you’ve probably memorized the list of things you should do to minimize your risk—eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, getting adequate sleep, and keeping your mind and soul engaged. In the past

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Heartburn Drugs in Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Babies

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Taking heartburn medicines during pregnancy may increase the risk for asthma in the baby, a review of studies has found. The analysis, in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, combined data from eight studies that included more than 1.6 million patients. Follow-up ranged from five to 14 years. Researchers found that

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Stronger immune system with enhanced smell and taste in foods

Some prescription drugs dull your senses—and weaken your body’s ability to repair itself. Recent Duke University research showed that enhancing the taste and smell of foods for patients in a retirement home resulted in stronger immune systems. (In a side benefit, they also got better grip strength in both hands!) In other studies, this same

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Have you lowered your cholesterol through lifestyle changes?

I chew my food more, added probiotics and some supplements (CQ10, folic+Vit B complex, Calcium+Magnesium+Zinc) and always avoided sugar (but still eats 3 bites of chocolates every other day. I breath more, watch my body for any signs of distress (skin issues, pains, lack of sleep, mouth health, sleep quality, urine color, others). I have

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Resources for doctors and health consumers about genetic tests, clinical trials

Collecting buccal or cheek swab for genetic test The following video will review proper techniques for collecting a buccal or cheek swab sample for processing in our laboratory in three easy steps. This will reduce the need for resample and is critical to yield good test results. For general information about pharmacogenomics or drug-specific resources

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