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Be a pharmacist

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Pharmacy is a fascinating and worthwhile career. The role of the pharmacist requires a broad depth of knowledge regarding drugs – how they interact with each other, react in humans and the chemistry involved. A pharmacist will also be adept at measuring and packaging medicines ensuring it is ready to …

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Why We’re Motivated to Exercise. Or Not

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To examine those questions, scientists at the University of Missouri in Columbia recently interbred rats to create two very distinct groups of animals, one of which loves to run. Those in the other group turn up their collective little noses at exercise, slouching idly in their cages instead. Then the …

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Ichthyosis vulgaris: Pictures, diagnosis, and treatment

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Ichthyosis vulgaris is a skin condition where the skin’s surface becomes dry, thick, and scaly. But how does this condition get diagnosed and treated? Most cases of ichthyosis are hereditary and begin in childhood. In rare instances, adults can acquire the condition as a side effect of certain medications or …

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Plantar flexion: Function, anatomy, and injuries

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lantar flexion describes the extension of the ankle so that the foot points down and away from the leg. When in a standing position, this would mean pointing the foot towards the floor. Plantar flexion has a normal range of motion from about 20 to 50 degrees from the resting …

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Sleep disorders may predict Alzheimer’s disease

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Sleeplessness may cause a variety of health problems, some of which include cognitive dysfunction and diabetes. New research suggests that Alzheimer’s disease is yet another condition that may be caused by sleep disorders. Insufficient sleep is a major public health issue, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) caution. …

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Gut microbes influence the body’s response to high-fat diet

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New research explains why the same high-fat diet affects people differently. The team found that they could predict which mice would gain more weight and develop glucose intolerance after switching to a high-fat diet by using gut microbe signatures that were present before the switch. In a paper published in Cell …

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Nine ways to treat and prevent razor burn

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Razor burn can affect any part of the body that is subject to shaving, including the face, pubic area, legs, and underarms. Signs and symptoms of razor burn include: rash redness itchiness swelling tenderness burning sensation small red bumps Razor burn vs. razor bumps Razor burn and razor bumps are …

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Link between Parkinson’s and melanoma runs both ways

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A study published this week in Mayo Clinic Proceedingsconfirms that Parkinson’s disease can, perhaps surprisingly, increase the risk of melanoma. The researchers also show that the link is a two-way relationship, with melanoma also suspected to increase the risk of Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that affects around 1 million people in …

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How to manage low blood sugar levels

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Hypoglycaemia or low blood sugar levels can produce a variety of symptoms and can be caused by a variety of conditions. Knowing how to manage low blood sugar levels is very important. Causes There are a great number of causes of low blood sugar or as it is properly known …

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Amlodipine Besylate Side Effects

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This medication has multiple effects on the cardiovascular system and is a member of a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers. Calcium channels are receptors that are placed in a variety of areas within the cardiovascular system. When these channels become blocked it results in the blood vessels relaxing …

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