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Emergency Visit to the Eye Doctor

When emergency arises,  the best thing to do is to consult the professional or experts immediately.  This needs to be done as soon as possible especially if your health is at risk.

I don't exactly know what happened  the other day. I just had a walk for around two  hours in our area, went home and at night,  I already had a problem with my left  eye. It started to get  itchy after our walk last Sunday. At  night, I was already rubbing it and I guess it  was  irritated.  I thought it was only a pimple that grew in my eyelid but yesterday  it became bigger.

I applied a cream last night  for infection hoping it will get better  when I woke up this morning but  it is still swollen.  After taking my breakfast today, I decided to go to the eye doctor immediately to ask for medication.  He  gave me a prescription. This eyedrop is an  antibiotic and I  need to apply it four times a day.  I hope  my swollen eye will get better soon.

I actually asked the doctor what it was but he said my ey…

How To Get Cheap Medications

This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.

This is one thing I love when I need some medicines, beauty products, vitamins and other things I need from the pharmacy. I am a member of this pharmacy and everytime I buy something, I get some discounts from them. Thus, I save money when buying something.

You can also do the same in the United States. If you are a member of Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens, you will surely avail of special discounts that they offer. If you are single, you only pay $20.00 for an annual membership. A family membership costs $35.00 and this already covers everyone in your immediate family, including a spouse, dependents 22 and younger and pets.

Not only that there are still other benefits you can avail like discounts on flu shots, pet prescriptions, nebulizers and diabetic supplies. If you buy any generic medications or any of their 8,000 brand names, you can also get special discounts, thus saving some bucks when buyi…

Up To The Emergency Room

This seems to be a continuation of my post last month where I was brought to the emergency room due to severe migraine. I pray and always thankful to God that this sickness will not attack me. While I was in the emergency room, I was given some sort of aspirin dextrose. I was still able to ask the doctor while he was putting me that medicine. We are just thankful that we have a health insurance that will cover all Medicare supplement if ever emergencies like this happened.

The doctor said that the aspirin dextrose will last around 20 minutes. He also said that it depends on the result of the aspirin if I will be confined to the hospital or not. I told him that I don't want to stay in the hospital. As I was feeling better, the first thing I ask was food. My husband laughed about it and the doctor said that it is a good sign that I am feeling better. I really felt very hungry because I vomited three times that afternoon and my stomach was really empty. Around 7:3…

Potential diabetes drug target identified

TORONTO (UPI) -- Canadian scientists announced the discovery of a novel signaling pathway to the gut, brain and liver that lowers blood sugar when it is activated.

The scientists at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, led by Dr. Tony Lam, used a rat model to discover that fats can activate a subset of nerves in the intestine, which then send a signal to the brain and subsequently to the liver to lower glucose production.

"This is a new approach in developing more effective methods to lower glucose or blood sugar levels in those who are obese or have diabetes," said Lam.

"We already knew that the brain and liver can regulate blood glucose levels," he said, "but the question has been, how do you therapeutically target either of these two organs without incurring side effects? We may have found a way around this problem by suggesting that the gut can be the initial target instead.

"If new medicines can be developed that stimulate this sensing mechan…

Study points to possible malaria vaccine

DALLAS (UPI) -- U.S. and British scientists said they might have discovered why some species can nearly never interbreed -- a key insight into the basis of reproduction.

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center researchers said their finding might point to a possible malaria vaccine, thwarting the disease that kills about 1 million people each year, primarily children in sub-Saharan Africa.

The researchers found sexual reproduction begins with two genetically different steps: First, two reproductive cells must latch onto each other with one protein, and secondly they must fuse their membranes to form a single cell using a different protein.

The scientists collaborated with malaria experts at Imperial College London and found the parasite causing malaria also uses that two-step process. When they blocked "male" and "female" malarial cells from fusing, spread of the mosquito-borne disease was stopped.

The research is to appear in the April 14 issue of the journal …