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Cathy Lovering

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    Can antibiotics make birth control less effective?

    Enzyme-inducing antibiotics in the drug group rifamycin may reduce the effectiveness of hormonal birth control. Still, research has not found a definitive cause-and-effect relationship between antibiotics and hormonal birth control.
    Published April 28, 2023
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    What is an oral SERD?

    Selective estrogen receptor degraders (SERDs) are drugs that treat breast cancer. Clinical trials suggest SERDs taken by mouth may be more effective than first-generation injectable SERDs for people with endocrine therapy resistance.
    Published April 27, 2023
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    Does coffee raise blood pressure?

    Coffee may increase your chances of cardiovascular disease if you live with severe hypertension. Otherwise, coffee consumption may lower your blood pressure. The correlation is not that simple, though.
    Published April 21, 2023
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    Can video games help treat ADHD?

    Prescription video games can help treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder by improving executive function. They can be used along with an overall treatment plan.
    Published April 6, 2023
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    What does migraine feel like?

    Migraine attacks often include severe headaches and aura, although symptoms can vary widely from person to person. Many treatments and strategies are available to help manage migraine.
    Published April 4, 2023