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List of Anxiety Medications (53 Compared)

Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and accompanied by physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, voice changes, or increased blood pressure. It may also be called nervousness.

Occasional anxiety concerning a stressful or uncomfortable event is normal. However, if a person feels disproportionate levels of anxiety or it is present almost continuously, it might be diagnosed as an anxiety disorder. 

What Causes Anxiety?

Anxiety is part of our survival response and is the way our body responds to potentially harmful or worrying triggers.

Strong emotions or fear cause a surge of epinephrine (also called adrenaline) from our adrenal glands. This increases our heartbeat, increases our sensitivity to our surroundings, and prepares us for physical confrontation or to flee if we perceive any threats to our safety. This is often called the fight or flight response.

Anxieties today mostly revolve around family, friends, health, money, or

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List of Diabetes, Type 2 Medications (161 Compared)

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes and is characterized by high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Although some symptoms may be similar, it is a different condition to type 1 diabetes.

Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, most people with type 2 diabetes still produce insulin. However, it is either not enough to deal with all the glucose that is in their blood or their cells are unable to recognize the insulin and use it properly (this is called insulin resistance).

Type 2 diabetes usually affects people who are middle-aged or older, and obesity is by far the biggest risk factor. In the past two decades, the condition has become more prevalent in younger people, including children, mainly because of the rising rates of obesity in children. People who do little exercise or of certain ethnicities (such as Native Americans, African-Americans, and Hispanics) are

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Gabapentin: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Warnings

Generic Name: gabapentin (GA ba PEN tin)
Brand Names: Gralise, Horizant, Neurontin, Gabarone

Medically reviewed by Kaci Durbin, MD Last updated on Jun 7, 2020.

What is gabapentin?

Gabapentin is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant. It affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seizures and some types of pain.

Gabapentin is used together with other medicines to treat partial seizures in adults and children at least 3 years old.

Gabapentin is also used to treat neuropathic pain (nerve pain) caused by herpes virus or shingles (herpes zoster) in adults.

Use only the brand and form of gabapentin your doctor has prescribed. Check your medicine each time you get a refill to make sure you receive the correct form.

The Gralise brand of gabapentin is indicated for the management of neuropathic pain only. It is not used for epilepsy.

Horizant is used

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Meloxicam Uses, Dosage, Side Effects & Warnings

Generic Name: meloxicam (mel OKS i kam)
Brand Names: Anjeso, Mobic, Qmiiz OD, Vivlodex

Medically reviewed by Sophia Entringer, PharmD Last updated on Jun 2, 2020.

What is meloxicam?

Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.

Meloxicam is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis in adults.

Meloxicam is also used to treat juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children who are at least 2 years old.

The Anjeso brand of meloxicam is used to treat moderate to severe pain in adults.

Vivlodex is for use only in adults. Qmiiz is for adults and children weighing at least 132 pounds (60 kilograms).

Important information

Meloxicam can increase your risk of fatal heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term or take high doses, or if you have heart disease. Do not

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Medicine – Scientific American

Biotechs and pharma want to protect patients without triggering immune system havoc

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Researchers found COVID-19 infection produces a strong T cell response. Here’s why they say that is good news

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May 21, 2020 — Jason G. Goldman

Scientists urge caution over hints of success emerging from small human and animal studies

May 21, 2020 — Ewen Callaway and Nature magazine

Some individuals choosing physician-assisted death donate their tissue to science.

May 14, 2020 — Colin Barras and Nature magazine

Different species are helping answer different questions about COVID-19 in humans in order to develop vaccines and treatments

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Blood tests that find

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Amlodipine: Drug Uses, Side Effects & Dosage

Generic Name: amlodipine (am LOE di peen)
Brand Names: Katerzia, Norvasc

Medically reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Last updated on Dec 1, 2019.

What is amlodipine?

Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that dilates (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Amlodipine is used to treat chest pain (angina) and other conditions caused by coronary artery disease.

Amlodipine is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering blood pressure may lower your risk of a stroke or heart attack.

Amlodipine is for use in adults and children who are at least 6 years old.

Important information

Before taking amlodipine, tell your doctor if you have congestive heart failure or liver disease.

Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of amlodipine.

If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using amlodipine even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has

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Cracking cancer’s code | Stanford Medicine

A gift of education

A philanthropist’s challenge grant will make nearly $90 million in new financial assistance available to eliminate medical school debt for incoming students in need.

New Health Trends Report

The Stanford Medicine 2020 Health Trends Report shows physicians and medical students preparing for a health care future improved by data science and technological advances.

Rave new world

The discovery that it might be possible to eliminate Ecstasy’s addictive properties could increase the drug’s potential for use in psychiatry, new research shows.

Alcohol flushing tied to Alzheimer’s

A common mutation that causes facial flushing and inflammation in response to alcohol can lead to biochemical changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers say.

Hiding in plain sight

Even teens who aren’t especially thin could be dangerously ill from atypical anorexia nervosa, according to new research.

Take it to heart

Stents or bypass surgeries might not be needed for patients with

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Center for Integrative Medicine | University of Maryland School of Medicine

The Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is built on a firm base of innovative, rigorously evaluated research, education that promotes wellness of the patient and the healthcare provider, and superior clinical care that embraces patient-centeredness and partnership with the provider.

From the Director

“Building upon our nearly 30 year history of international leadership in the field of integrative medicine, the Center for Integrative Medicine is committed to research, education, and clinical care that advances our understanding of how nutrition, movement, stress management, and environmental exposure mitigation can prevent and provide more comprehensive treatment of chronic disease.”

Chris D’Adamo, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Integrative Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Family
and Community Medicine and Department
of Epidemiology and Public Health

Art and Science in Medicine

Dr. Brian Berman

“When it comes to art and science in medicine, it’s not that one is right and the other wrong.

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Faculty of Medicine

Second Undergraduate Research symposium
The Second Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019 is scheduled to be held on  Thursday,12.12.2019 and Friday, 13.12.2019 at the Hoover Auditorium of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna.

 

Agenda


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Admission of students with foreign qualification to undergraduate courses of the universities in Sri Lanka – Academic Year 2018/2019
 

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Dr. N. Sivarajah former Head of the Department of Community and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna, passed away

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