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Black carbon exposure highest among professional drivers

September 30, 2019
Professional drivers face higher levels of exposure to black carbon while working, with the highest levels of exposure observed among taxi drivers, a…
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PARROT: Placental growth factor testing expedites preeclampsia diagnoses

April 8, 2019
Testing for placental growth factor in women with suspected preeclampsia reduced the time to clinical confirmation of the condition compared with…
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Tamoxifen shows promise for mania episodes in bipolar disorder

February 18, 2019
Tamoxifen — a drug commonly used for breast cancer — shows potential as a treatment for episodes of mania in patients with bipolar…
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Aspirin increases risk for major bleeding, decreases CV risk in those without CVD

January 22, 2019
Patients without CVD who took aspirin has a decreased risk for CV events and an increased risk for major bleeding, according to a meta-analysis…

WHO guidelines address need for physical health management in severe mental illness

November 7, 2018
WHO has released evidence-based guidelines for managing physical health conditions in adults with severe mental disorders, according to a press…
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Physical activity effective add-on treatment for severe mental illness

October 5, 2018
A position paper issued by the European Psychiatric Association supported exercise as a core additional treatment for severe mental illness. Evidence…
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PCPs lack sufficient knowledge on insulin use

August 7, 2018
A primary care physician’s lack of education on insulin use was one of the barriers to optimal use of insulin among patients with type 2…
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HIV does not increase aging-related brain changes in patients on ART

January 15, 2018
Researchers said they found no evidence that HIV accelerates aging-related brain changes over a 2-year period in middle-aged patients on successful…
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Cannabis compound benefits patients with schizophrenia

December 19, 2017
Cannabidiol had beneficial effects as an adjunctive therapy in patients with schizophrenia, research findings suggest.
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STRIVE: Erenumab cuts migraine days by at least 50%

December 6, 2017
Patients who received erenumab achieved a 50% or greater reduction in the mean number of migraine days per month and cut the number of days of acute…
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Obesity associated with lower remission, higher disability rates in RA

November 7, 2017
SAN DIEGO — People with rheumatoid arthritis and obesity had lower rates of remission and higher rates of disability, according to data…
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Benefit of first-line obinutuzumab over rituximab for follicular lymphoma may be ‘too close to call’

October 4, 2017
Obinutuzumab-based chemoimmunotherapy and maintenance therapy conferred longer PFS than rituximab-based therapy for the first-line treatment of…
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Childhood obesity quadruples risk for type 2 diabetes

April 25, 2017
Compared with children with normal weight, children with obesity are four times more likely to develop incident type 2 diabetes before reaching…
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Severe mental illness increases type 2 diabetes risk in young adults

December 15, 2016
The risk for type 2 diabetes is elevated in young adults with severe mental illness, especially among ethnic minority groups, compared with…
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Depression, anxiety prevalent in young people with liver disease

October 28, 2016
Young people with chronic liver disease and who may have undergone liver transplant experience high levels of depression and anxiety, per published…
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Depression may drive health care costs in obesity

August 24, 2016
The presence of comorbidities and depression in adults with obesity may be a primary driver of high health care costs in the United Kingdom…
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No benefit from hypothermia in management of liver failure

August 12, 2016
In patients with acute liver failure, controlled moderate hypothermia could not limit the development of brain swelling as was suggested by previous…
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RNFL thickness correlated to cognitive function

May 3, 2016
SEATTLE – Researchers reported here at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting that a thicker retinal nerve fiber…
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Harvoni safe, effective in adolescents with HCV

April 16, 2016
BARCELONA — Adolescents treated with Harvoni achieved 97% rates of sustained virologic response, similar to that of adult counterparts, a…
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LEAP-On: Early peanut introduction continued to reduce allergy risk after 1-year avoidance

March 5, 2016
LOS ANGELES — Early introduction of peanut maintained a reduction in the prevalence of peanut allergy despite 12 months of peanut avoidance…