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Birth Control May Protect Against Herpes
Estradiol – a female sex hormone found in oral contraceptives – may be able to protect women from sexually transmitted viral infections (STIs).
A new trial has found that 8 weeks on a very low-calorie diet can reverse all signs of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in many patients for at least 6 months.
A retrospective analysis of Swedish cohort data indicates that warfarin is effective enough to remain a valid alternative to novel oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation.
In their search for alternatives to opioid painkillers like Oxycontin and Vicodin, addicts are turning to the over-the-counter anti-diarrhea drug Imodium to get their fix.
Avoiding needles may increase the appeal of temporary tattoos, but some physicians have warned against the use of black henna tattoos.
“Physicians should advise patients to limit animal products when possible and consume more plants than meat,” a team of doctors from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona announced in a statement.
Restrictions on e-cigarettes, hookahs, and other tobacco products are about to get a lot tighter. The FDA is going to regulate them just like cigarettes, prohibiting their sale to minors.
New neuroimaging research out of Indiana University offers visual proof that anticholinergic drugs such as Nyquil, Excedrin PM, and Benadryl can cause cognitive impairment in mature patients.
Patients with Parkinson's Disease face a wide range of challenges that can extend to their caregivers. One newly studied area in this field is psychosis for this patient population and what can be done to help them.

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