COVID-19 and Opioids

Opioids are drugs that interact with opioid receptors mainly located in the brain and central nervous system, usually medically administered as pain relief or anesthesia. Morphine is perhaps the most widely used and well-known opioid in a medical setting, while the very similarly structured sister chemical heroin is well known as an illicit substance with few medical uses, though is […]

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What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes musculoskeletal pain, tenderness and stiffness in different parts of the body, as well as sleep disturbances and fatigue. People often report that fatigue is the most bothersome aspect of fibromyalgia, since it can affect mood, concentration, memory and the ability to think clearly. Other symptoms include the following: Headaches, Joint disorders Irritable bowel […]

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Schizophrenia Medication

Patients with schizophrenia usually need medical treatment for their lifetime, even after the symptoms have resolved, to help manage the condition. In most cases, medications are administered in conjunction with psychosocial therapy and a psychiatrist experienced in schizophrenia management is usually involved in the process. Antipsychotics are the most common treatment for schizophrenia, which work by altering the action of […]

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Alzheimer's Disease Causes

The exact cause of Alzheimer’s disease is not clearly understood, but patients with the condition have been found to have abnormal protein deposits (amyloid plaques) in their brains, along with fibres called tau tangles and a chemical called acetylcholine. These disrupt neuronal messaging in the brain, which eventually becomes permanently damaged, affecting memory and cognitive processing. Although the exact triggers […]

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West Nile Virus Symptoms, Risk, Treatment

Symptoms of West Nile Virus While 80% of West Nile virus infections produce no symptoms in people, or symptoms which are mild or moderate, about 20% of cases produce mild symptoms including fever, headache, and body aches, often with skin rash on the chest, stomach and back, vomiting, and sometimes and swollen lymph glands – these symptoms generally last a […]

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma Management

Timely treatment of squamous cell carcinoma is important, as this type of skin cancer can grow rapidly and create more severe cosmetic and functional damages or may metastasize to other areas of the body. The management plan depends on the individual characteristics of the patient’s condition, such as the size and location of the carcinoma, the extent of spread and […]

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Lupus and Stress

Staying healthy takes extra effort and care for women with lupus. Sometimes, women with lupus may feel tired, and you may need extra rest because of your treatments. If you feel tired, make a point to allow yourself extra time in your schedule for rest. Some approaches that may help you to cope with lupus include: exercising relaxing using techniques […]

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What is Acne?

Acne or pimples is a skin condition that usually affects adolescents or teenagers but may affect an individual at any age. It leads to spots and boils over the skin of the face, forehead, neck, back and chest. The spots may range from blackheads and whiteheads that are mild and painless to severe boils or pustules that are inflamed and […]

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Cerebral Infarction

Also called ischemic stroke, a cerebral infarction occurs as a result of disrupted blood flow to the brain due to problems with the blood vessels that supply it. A lack of adequate blood supply to brain cells deprives them of oxygen and vital nutrients which can cause parts of the brain to die off. Causes The reduced blood supply to […]

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Angioedema Treatment

Angioedema is essentially an allergic phenomenon. Treatment is common for all types of angioedema when the condition is a medical emergency. Emergency treatment of Angioedema applicable for all types Airway maintenance When angioedema affects the throat and tongue and there is rapidly progressing swelling of the throat, there may be progressive narrowing of the airways leading to difficulty in breathing. […]

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