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people who use phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5Is), a class of medications most often prescribed for erectile dysfunction, may run an increased risk of vision-threatening ocular conditions, researchers say. Read more…

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Many people drink alcohol, but only some develop alcohol use disorder. For example, in a 2020 National Study, half of Americans ages 12 and older reported using alcohol within the past month of completing the study survey. Around 10% met the criteria for alcohol use disorder within the past year. This difference has led many experts and researchers to wonder why some people who drink alcohol develop an addiction, while others don’t. Read more…

Maybe you feel well-rested after 8 hours of sleep. Or perhaps you’re one of the millions of people who deal with insomnia. In the latter case, you may be searching for tips and tricks to get adequate sleep, which is important for overall health.
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• Donepezil (Aricept, Adlarity) is a first-line treatment for dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease. It can help those who have mild, moderate, or severe disease.
• Aricept is a brand of donepezil that is taken orally. It comes in two forms: a traditional tablet and an orally disintegrating tablet (ODT). Donepezil is available as a transdermal patch called Adlarity.
• Aricept has been on the market for nearly three decades. Adlarity is a novel alternative that might be better suitable for some people or their caregivers.
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Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. If you’re like many people, you may worry about gaining weight after you quit. This concern may even be preventing you from trying to quit. It’s an understandable concern because many people who quit smoking experience some weight gain after quitting.
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Research shows that the Omicron variant may be more concentrated in the mouth and upper respiratory tract than other variants. This has led to some questions about the best way to perform rapid at-home tests for the virus.Read more…

With so many people affected by COVID-19 and an increasing number of people who have been vaccinated, Read more…

Around 9 million individuals in the U.S alone, and around 2.5 million individuals in Canada have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Although this is a promising step towards reducing the spread of COVID-19, extra precaution such …

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As the race to find a vaccine goes on, researchers are trying potential treatments on coronavirus patients. Some show promise, some not so much.
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As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to grow and people take precautionary measures to prevent further spread, the World Health Organization is warning of the danger of misinformation.
In fact, in February, the WHO described the abundance of information regarding the novel coronavirus as an “infodemic.”
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