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Entecavir: A New Nucleoside Analog for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B

Entecavir: A New Nucleoside Analog for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B

This new oral antiviral is the preferred first-line treatment option for certain patients with chronic hepatitis B. Do you know which ones?......[Read More]
Magnesium Deficiency Signs & Symptoms

Magnesium Deficiency Signs & Symptoms

Magnesium is vital to enzyme activity, especially enzymes involved in energy production. It is also important for nerve health and the uptake of calcium and potassium. The average U.S. Department of Agriculture's recommended daily intake of magnesium for adults is 400 mg.......[Read More]
Pure Weight Loss Supplement in LA

Pure Weight Loss Supplement in LA

Hollywood was the first place where acai berry gained popularity through television shows, films and foods offered to crew and celebrities, according to acaiberry.la. Now, Acai berry supplements are gaining fame all over the world. The fruit is found in the Amazonian rainforests and recent scientifi......[Read More]
Ulcerative Colitis: Achieving and Maintaining Remission

Ulcerative Colitis: Achieving and Maintaining Remission

What are the treatment options for this chronic inflammatory bowel disorder?......[Read More]
Bontril Side Effects

Bontril Side Effects

Bontril is a medication used in the short-term treatment of obesity. It's effects are similar to those of amphetamines. Bontril is intended to work in conjunction with diet and exercise to promote weight loss.......[Read More]
Prevention of Rickets & Vitamin D Deficiency

Prevention of Rickets & Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency in children is long suspected of being the cause of rickets. Symptoms of rickets, which is the softening of bones, include bone pain, tooth weakness and defects, and spinal and pelvic deformities. Preventing rickets in your child means paying attention to risk factors and may in......[Read More]
Burden of Hypoglycemia in Insulin-Treated Patients With DM

Burden of Hypoglycemia in Insulin-Treated Patients With DM

What are the 'hidden' costs of hypoglycemia?......[Read More]
Magnesium Malate for Fibromyalgia

Magnesium Malate for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain in the tendons, muscles and ligaments. There are also tender points that are common in fibromyalgia sufferers, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Fatigue, depression, sleep disorders and digestive problems are associated with the ......[Read More]
Side Effects of Taribavirin

Side Effects of Taribavirin

Taribavirin is an investigational antiviral drug under evaluation by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. In June 2009, Valeant announced the results of its phase IIb clinical study, which compared Taribavirin to Ribavirin.......[Read More]
How to Relieve Non-Prescription Rebound Congestion

How to Relieve Non-Prescription Rebound Congestion

Some types of non-prescription sinus medications, such as certain nasal sprays, can sometimes worsen your nasal problems. Rebound congestion is a term that refers to the swelling of mucous membranes within the sinuses as a result of extended use of these medications. This condition is also known as ......[Read More]
Which is the Most Cost-Effective Combination Therapy?

Which is the Most Cost-Effective Combination Therapy?

New techniques such as viral genotyping and HCV RNA may be used in combination to treat chronic hepatitis C.......[Read More]
How to Increase Dopamine Release

How to Increase Dopamine Release

Dopamine, a neurotransmitter produced by the brain, is involved in movement, mood and motivation, among other functions. Low dopamine levels play a role in the neurodegenerative disease Parkinson's as well as mood disorders such as depression. There are medications used to treat Parkinson's disease ......[Read More]
How Does Vitamin A & C Fight Breast Cancer Cell Growth

How Does Vitamin A & C Fight Breast Cancer Cell Growth

Vitamin CVitamin C is known as ascorbic acid. It is a water-soluble nutrient that blocks some damage caused by food by-products over time. It isn't made or stored by your body, so it has to be part of your daily diet. Several published studies indicate that high doses of Vitamin C can.........[Read More]
Cat's Claw for Depression

Cat's Claw for Depression

Cat's claw is a type of vine from South America. For centuries, people have consumed this type of herb to help alleviate disease. You may also use cat's claw in conjunction with therapy to help relieve symptoms of depression.......[Read More]
Influence of Coadministration of Fluoxetine

Influence of Coadministration of Fluoxetine

Because depression and GERD often occur together, it is important to know which drugs may be administered together to manage the 2 conditions.......[Read More]
Uses of Medicinal Plants for Treatment

Uses of Medicinal Plants for Treatment

Since before the days of Aristotle and Hippocrates people have been using medicinal plants for treatment of their ailments. Medicinal plants contain active compounds that affect the body. All parts of the plant can be used for medicine: bark, flowers, leaves, seeds and roots. When preparing medic......[Read More]
Probiotics for Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea?

Probiotics for Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea?

Do products containing live microorganisms really restore normal GI function?......[Read More]
Vegetable High in Vitamin A

Vegetable High in Vitamin A

Vitamin A is also known as retinol and is essential to healthy vision, skin, hair, immune function, and reproduction. It is a fat-soluble vitamin, which means the body can store it rather than having to have it replenished daily. Vitamin A can be found in many different types of foods, particularly ......[Read More]
First Reports of Adverse Drug Reactions

First Reports of Adverse Drug Reactions

The following table contains an overview of first published case reports of adverse drug reactions identified in the international literature in recent weeks.......[Read More]
What is a B12 Injection For?

What is a B12 Injection For?

Vitamin B12 injections have several beneficial effects on the human body. Most often, injections are prescribed to treat deficiencies of the vitamin in the body and can in many cases lead to a complete recovery if used correctly following a diagnosis. Vitamin B12 and its use in treating anemia was d......[Read More]