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Smell test may be early predictor of dementia, Alzheimer's disease

July 28, 2016

Odor identification testing may detect cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, according to evidence from two studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.

The studies indicate a potential for improvements in early Alzheimer's detection and management, the researchers concluded.

Xiidra first FDA-approved drug for signs and symptoms of dry eye disease

July 28, 2016
The FDA approved Xiidra for the treatment of signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adult patients on July 11. Manufactured by Shire, Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic…
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Reproductive span tied to type 2 diabetes risk in postmenopausal women

July 28, 2016
Women who experience menopause before age 46 years or after age 55 years or who have a reproductive span shorter or longer than 30 to 45 years are at increased risk for…
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Acute MI raises risk for long-term mortality in young patients

July 28, 2016
Younger patients with acute MI had a much higher risk for long-term mortality than a background population without MI matched for age, sex and follow-up year, according…
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Melanoma screening increases detection with little impact on use of surgery, specialist referrals

July 28, 2016
Melanoma screening in the community medical setting increased melanoma diagnoses rates, but did not result in an upsurge of skin surgeries or dermatology office visits…
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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria…
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Emergency Physicians' Knowledge of Sports-Related Concussion, Referral Patterns, and Use of Return to Play Guidelines

Athletic Training and Sports Health Care
Online Advanced Release, July 27, 2016
Although emergency department physicians care for a large number of patients with sports-related concussion (SRC)…
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