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Clindamycin: Uses & Side Effects. Clindamycin is a prescription antibiotic commonly used to treat acne, vaginal infections, streptococcal, staphylococcal, malarial and other bacterial infections in the lungs, skin, blood and internal organs.

Clindamycin: Uses & Side Effects

It cannot treat viral infections such as colds or flu. Clindamycin can be taken by mouth as a capsule or as a liquid; by injection; topically on the skin as a cream, gel, or foam; or vaginally as a cream or suppository. Common brands of clindamycin for vaginal use are Clindesse, which is a one-dose cream, and Cleocin, a suppository. Clindamycin for vaginal infection Clindamycin can be used to treat vaginal bacterial infections, but cannot help with yeast infections or sexually transmitted infections. Leading Causes of Death in the US: 1900 - Present (Infographic) By Ross Toro, Infographics Artist | June 30, 2012 12:17pm ET Numerous factors, including social, economic, political and scientific processes, shape and influence understanding and response to new diseases, according to the New England Journal of Medicine.

Leading Causes of Death in the US: 1900 - Present (Infographic)

By categorizing the ways illness develop and analyzing the many new diseases that have appeared over the past two centuries, medical historians found that new environmental conditions and ecological changes, human factors like population growth, changing social mores and sexual behavior, migration, war, intravenous drug use and even the consequences of new therapies can produce new diseases and increase the prevalence of once-obscure ailments. Developing diagnostic technologies and criteria can reveal previously unrecognized conditions such as hypertension and expand the scope and understanding of a disease such as depression.

Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory. 11 Interesting Effects of Oxytocin. Maureen Salamon, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor | December 03, 2010 09:49am ET Credit: Dreamstime Oxytocin the so-called "love hormone" is being increasingly shown to trigger a wide variety of physical and psychological effects in both women and men.

11 Interesting Effects of Oxytocin

The hormone's influence on our behavior and physiology originates in the brain, where it's produced by the by a structure called the hypothalamus, and then transfers to the pituitary gland which releases into the bloodstream.. Like antennas picking up a signal, oxytocin receptors are found on cells throughout the body. Levels of the hormone tend to be higher during both stressful and socially bonding experiences, according to the American Psychological Association. The Three Reasons So Many People are Getting Cancer. Dr.

The Three Reasons So Many People are Getting Cancer

Bhavesh Balar is a board-certified hematologist and oncologist on staff at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, NJ, where he serves as chairman of the hospital’s Cancer Committee. He is also a medical director at Regional Cancer Care Associates in New Jersey. He contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. What Are The Leading Causes of Death? While the leading causes of death depend on the age, gender, race and place of residence of a person, the number one killer of people in the world is coronary heart disease.

What Are The Leading Causes of Death?

Coronary heart disease occurs when not enough blood reaches the heart, potentially causing a heart attack. People most at risk from this disease are those who smoke and have diabetes, hypertension, abnormal cholesterol and those with genetic risk factors. The chances of getting heart disease also grow the older a person gets. Every year in the United States, around 2 million people die, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Top 10 Leading Causes of Death. Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer | January 21, 2011 11:14am ET While some might harbor fears of dying from a lightning strike or shark attack, the cause of your ultimate demise is likely to be much less conspicuous.

Top 10 Leading Causes of Death

Here are the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Asperger's, Sex Addiction, Personality Disorders. Credit: Dreamstime.

Asperger's, Sex Addiction, Personality Disorders

The proposed revisions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) have spurred debate over what illnesses to include in the essential psychiatric handbook. Everything from gender identity disorder to childhood mood swings has come under fire, and it's not the first time. The history of psychiatry is littered with impassioned fights over controversial diagnoses. Author Bio. The Lure of Heroin: Painfully Addictive and Difficult to Quit. Ben Cimons, who grew up in Bethesda, Md. is now living in a recovery house in Wilmington, N.C.

The Lure of Heroin: Painfully Addictive and Difficult to Quit

He has been clean and sober for more than four months. This Op-Ed was adapted from an article that first appeared in the Washington Post health section on Feb. 11, 2014. Cimons contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Who Uses Heroin? Not Who You Might Think. The profile of the typical heroin user has changed over the past 50 years, a new study suggests.

Who Uses Heroin? Not Who You Might Think

In the 1960s and 1970s, heroin users were primarily inner-city young men from minority groups. But today, the people most likely to get hooked on heroinare white men and women in their late 20s living outside large urban areas, the researchers report. "We used to think that heroin use was confined to a small area in the inner cities among minority populations," said study author Theodore J.

Cicero, a professor of psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis. As heroin use has moved from predominantly lower-income urban locations to middle-class suburbs and rural communities, the public health issue of heroin addiction has become more widespread. 5 Tips for Cooking with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The holidays are a time to gather in the kitchen, but for people with arthritis, cooking can be painful.

5 Tips for Cooking with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chef Seamus Mullen, who has appeared on the TV show "The Next Iron Chef" and other cooking shows, says there are ways to make life in the kitchen easier for people with arthritis. About eight years ago, Mullen started to feel exhausted all the time — his body ached, and he generally felt unwell. Cooking the Perfect Egg, Scientifically. Cuisiniers and gastronomes share an appreciation for the so-called "65-degree egg" — an egg cooked for long periods at or near 65 degrees Celsius (149 Fahrenheit). But recipes for the ideal egg aren't as scientific as they could be, says food scientist and chef César Vega. Speaking at a meeting of the American Chemical Society on April 7, Vega, a research manager at Mars Inc., who has a doctoral degree in food science and culinary training from Le Cordon Bleu, explained how cooking can be a platform to engage the public in science.

7 Perfect Survival Foods. Christopher Wanjek | June 10, 2008 11:37am ET. 4 Foods that Are Good Sources of Resveratrol. All things in moderation. That's what my mom always said, and I think it is sound advice, especially in light of the results of recent survey. A study published in June in the Journal of Physiology suggests that consuming too many antioxidants, such as the resveratrol found in red wine, may block some of the health benefits of exercise, specifically reduced blood pressure and cholesterol. This study was performed on men around 65 years old, so it isn't clear whether the results would be similar for women or other age groups. Bad Foods That Are Actually Good for You - Food Myths. Katherine Tallmadge, M.A., R.D., is a registered dietitian; author of "Diet Simple: 195 Mental Tricks, Substitutions, Habits & Inspirations" (LifeLine Press, 2011); and a frequent national commentator on nutrition topics.

This article was adapted from one that first appeared in the Washington Post. Good Carbs, Bad Carbs: What You Need to Know. "The Healthy Geezer" answers questions about health and aging in his weekly column. Question: What exactly is the difference between good carbs and bad carbs? Answer: Here's the short answer: Good carbs — or carbohydrates — are good for you. Bad carbs aren't. Carbohydrates that come from white bread, white rice, pastry, sugary sodas and other highly processed foods can make you fat. If you eat a lot of these so-called bad carbs, they will increase your risk for disease.

Yoga Made Safer: Experts Provide Do's and Don'ts. Many preach that yoga helps keep them centered, toned and flexible. The messages seem to be spreading — according to a recent New York Times article, the number of Americans practicing yoga grew from about 4 million in 2001 to an estimated 20 million in 2011. Yoga May Help Depression, Sleep Problems. Some people with certain psychiatric conditions may benefit from yoga, according to a new review. The Science of Yoga and Why It Works. The stretches and contortions integral to the ancient Eastern practice of yoga were designed to blend body and soul, meshing the physical with the mental and spiritual. Modern-day science confirms that the practice also has tangible physical benefits to overall health benefits that can include improved brain function and denser bones.

How Fast You Walk May Predict How Long You’ll Live. 10 Things You Need to Know About Coffee. Lower Back Pain: Causes, Relief and Treatment. Lower-back pain, or pain in the part of the back between the ribs and the legs, is one of the most common complaints of discomfort. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a major reason for missed work. 5 Surprising Facts About Pain.

Exercise Fuels Mental 'Time Travel' Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University (NYU)'s Center for Neural Science. Exercise Boosts Life Expectancy, Study Finds. Regular, moderate physical activity such as brisk walking can increase life expectancy by several years, even for people who are overweight, a new large study shows.

While higher levels of activity were linked to even longer life expectancies, moderate activity was beneficial, according to the study of people ages 40 and older. 7 Common Exercise Errors And How to Fix Them. Eric Hal Schwartz, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor | September 02, 2011 12:40pm ET Credit: R. Move It! How to Exercise When You're Depressed. Numerous studies have identified exercise as a key factor in reducing depression symptoms. A recent study heightens the argument by finding that as compared to age, race, gender, body mass index cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes, it was the sedentary lifestyle of a depressed person that alone accounted for about 25 percent of the risk of heart-related deaths.