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Another injectable contraceptive Pill approved by FDA

...ree months. It works Like many other birth control pills as it has a combination of the hormones progestin and estrogen. The shots must be administered by a health care provider. The FDA cautioned that women cannot go longer than 33 days between shots, or they will need a pregnancy testbefore the next in...

New antiperspirant in action - Botox does the difference

...erhydrosis. Prescription antiperspirants and some pills might help to overcome this situation, but not all people are benefited from this situation. Hence for these people injecting purified botulinum toxin into the skin does a greater relief for such condition. Most sufferers "can find relief with presc...

Wonder drug - could end in disaster

...ass called reboxetine. "There are risk with these pills and benefits. Doctors need to make sure that the people they give these pills to are going to benefit, and that taking the risk is worthwhile - I don't think that always happens....

Quit Smoking

...e amount taken for depression, he added. Two Zyban pills (totalling 300 milligrams) are taken every day for about nine weeks. The unsubsidized cost of the drug is about the same as the expense of buying a pack of cigarettes a day. The drug poses possible side effects such as dry mouth, headache and inso...

Drugs For Anthrax May Interfere With Oral Contraceptives

Women taking birth control pills should be mindful of the possible interaction between oral contraceptives and the medications recommended by the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to treat anthrax. The CDC recently recommended that antibiotic and anti-infectiv...

Acne may protect against infections

...ers starts to rise. "One day we may all be popping pills of P. acnes in a bid to stay healthy."...

Cure for sleepless nights

...earch. A Canadian study found that taking sleeping pills worked in the// short-term, but only changing their behaviour was effective over a long period. Insomnia is defined as trouble falling asleep, waking frequently in the night and waking up early in the morning without being able to get back to sleep...

Warm yourself to sleep

...s, relaxation techniques, hot baths and// sleeping pills have all been put forward as answers to that wide-awake feeling. But it appears that nothing beats the dilation of blood vessels in the hands and feet as a sure way to induce drooping eyelids. Dr Kurt Krauchi and his team at the Sleep Laboratory at...

Alcoholism Drug Fails To Prevent Drinking Relapses

...king relapses, and in fact is no better than sugar pills at keeping hardened alcoholics on the wagon....

Serotonin increases stroke risk

...in-raising drugs like antidepressants and slimming pills in combination may trigger a stroke. In common the mecahnism of durgs is by increasing the levels of serotonin, a natural chemical with many different roles in the body.// Examples include diet pills, anti-migraine drugs and some of the newer antidep...

Progestin protects against ovarian cancer

... Progestin is the ingredient in oral contraceptive pills that provides the highest// level of protection ag...s included women who took no pills; those who took pills high in both estrogen and progestin; women who took pills high in one or the other of the hormones, ...

New Birth Control Pills increase the stroke risk

... of estrogen, the new generations of birth control pills double the risk of stroke for women who take them. Researchers say the newest pills are no safer than the older versions when it comes to clotting problems.// In fact, the third-genera...

Less sleep increases mortality rates

...t appear to be a risk, but those who took sleeping pills were more likely to die sooner. It is not clear why sleep has this effect upon mortality, although the highest risk seemed to be linked to sleeping longer, rather than shorter, hours. More needs to be done to work out why long sleep is risky - in the...

Influenza drug delayed

... of developing symptoms to be effective. Tamiflu pills for adults and older children were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in October 1999 and are available. The liquid formula for children 1 or older was approved in December 2000, but was not available until January 2001. Flu season usu...

Contraceptive pill to reduce PMS

... pre-menstrual tension syndrome." Contraceptive pills work by artificially raising the level of female hormones in the blood. This overrides the normal hormonal signal from the ovaries and prevents the shredding of the lining of the uterus which is the bleeding seen during menstruation. If things go acc...

Hyperactivity Drug Can Be Added to Food

...the millions of people who have trouble swallowing pills or capsules, particularly children. An estimated 4% to 12% of school-age children experience ADHD, a disorder marked by impulsiveness, difficulty with academic and social functioning and short attention span. ADHD is commonly treated with the stimula...

Cure for common cold

... to roughly six days from seven. Patients took the pills three times a day for five days. First treatment, .... Some women taking both Picovir and birth control pills experienced bleeding between their menstrual periods. The panel also questioned whether the drug cou...

One IV treatment a year rather than a pill a day

... excited by the preliminary results. However, the pills must be taken sitting or standing straight up, bef...arch has shown that such patients often skip their pills or do not take them according to instructions. The IV treatment has fewer side effects. The drug, s...

Best ways to split a pill

... and should present you with no problem. But other pills are difficult to split and for these you need the right tool - a dedicated pill splitter, in fact, available from the drugstore. Don't use a regular knife for these. And, again, check with the pharmacist that the active ingredient is evenly distribut...

Nasal sprays used for other ailments!

...eloped. Nasal sprays are an ideal alternative when pills and injections aren't a practical option and will be welcomed by the many people who hate to have a needle stuck in them....

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