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Breast Lump: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

What Causes Breast Lump? Most breast lumps are noncancerous, which means they are benign. You might be surprised to find a breast lump, but it’s important to remember that it may not affect your long-term health. However, a breast lump can be a sign of cancer. It’s wise to always seek …

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What is Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder?

What is Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder? Non-24 is a serious, chronic circadian rhythm disorder that’s very common in people who are totally blind. It causes nighttime sleep problems and a wide range of daytime difficulties, including an overwhelming urge to sleep during the day that may lead to decreased function at …

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Glimepiride: uses & side effects

Glimepiride (original trade name Amaryl) is an orally available medium-to-long-acting sulfonylurea antidiabetic drug. It is sometimes classified as either the first third-generation sulfonylurea, or as second-generation. Uses of Glimepiride: It is used to lower blood sugar in patients with high blood sugar (diabetes). What do I need to tell my …

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Important information about Metformin: Uses and side effects

What is metformin? Metformin is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. Metformin is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metformin is sometimes used together with insulin or other medications, but it is not for treating type 1 diabetes. Important …

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Does Smoking Marijuana Cause Lung Cancer?

Dr. Quillin: Hemp, cannabis, is arguably the most useful plant on earth. If you do a history of it, you look at canvas which is what our ancestors used for Conestoga wagons and for the clothing. Canvas comes from the word cannabis, because cannabis was the material that they used to …

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Top 5 Voluptuous Facts About Breast Implants

Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States. It has a colorful past that would cause many women to second-guess going under the knife. The following delves into the forgotten history and the trials and tribulations that went into various attempts to perfect a procedure that still …

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WHY DOCTORS STAY SILENT ABOUT MISTAKES THEIR COLLEAGUES MAKE?

Telling a patient about another doctor’s medical error can mean losing business or suffering retribution. Now, some physicians are looking for ways to break the code of silence. Patients don’t always know when their doctor has made a medical error. But other doctors do. A few years ago I called …

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Classification of Anti-psychotics drugs

Antipsychotic drugs were discovered in the 1950s and currently over 20 compounds are licensed. They vary in clinical effects and especially in unwanted effects. Antipsychotics are classified in a number of ways and this brief guide touches on selected aspects of classification. ‘Typical’ and ‘atypical’ antipsychotics Discovery of antipsychotic properties …

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What are Undescended Testicles? Causes, diagnosis, treatment

What are Undescended Testicles? An undescended testicle (or “testis”) is when it fails to drop into the normal place in the scrotum. Your child’s health care provider can find this during a routine exam. This issue is found in about 3 or 4 out of  100 newborns (and up to …

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Sildenafil important information (Uses, side effects, overdosage & precautions)

What is Viagra? Viagra (sildenafil) relaxes muscles found in the walls of blood vessels and increases blood flow to particular areas of the body. Viagra is used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence) in men. Another brand of sildenafil is Revatio, which is used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension and improve exercise capacity …

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