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Intensive glucose-lowering therapy might harm older adults with type 2 diabetes

Intensive glucose-lowering therapy might harm older adults with type 2 diabetes

A new study suggests more than 25% of adults with type 2 diabetes received intensive glucose-lowering therapy. This includes 18.7% who were at risk for...
How should patients be monitored for prostate cancer after a negative biopsy?

How should patients be monitored for prostate cancer after a negative biopsy?

If, when, and how men with negative biopsies for prostate cancer should continue to be monitored are questions facing patients and health care providers...
Older lung cancer patients face significant treatment burden

Older lung cancer patients face significant treatment burden

Depending on the type of treatment older lung cancer patients receive, they can spend an average of one in three days interacting with the...
How does pregnancy affect risk of stroke in older, younger women?

How does pregnancy affect risk of stroke in older, younger women?

Younger pregnant women, including the postpartum period up to six weeks after delivery, appeared to be at increased risk of stroke compared with their...
Medical tattooing improves perception of scar/graft appearance, quality of life

Medical tattooing improves perception of scar/graft appearance, quality of life

Medical tattooing, also known as dermatography, is routinely used by plastic surgeons for nipple reconstruction after mastectomy. The procedure also can be used to improve...
Grilled meat intake linked to higher mortality risk among breast cancer survivors

Grilled meat intake linked to higher mortality risk among breast cancer survivors

Findings published in JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicate that higher consumption of grilled, barbecued, and smoked meat may increase the mortality risk among breast...
Injected drug reduces risk of fracture among women with osteoporosis

Injected drug reduces risk of fracture among women with osteoporosis

Among postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at risk of fracture, daily injection of the drug abaloparatide for 18 months significantly reduced the risk of new...
Is there an association between continued use of cannabis, psychosis relapse?

Is there an association between continued use of cannabis, psychosis relapse?

A new article published online by JAMA Psychiatry examines the association between continuing to use cannabis after an episode of psychosis and the risk...
Women denied abortion initially report more negative psychological outcomes, UCSF study shows

Women denied abortion initially report more negative psychological outcomes, UCSF study shows

Women who were denied an abortion initially reported more symptoms of anxiety and lower self-esteem when compared with women who received the wanted procedure. The...
Metformin associated with decreasing weight gain in kids with autism

Metformin associated with decreasing weight gain in kids with autism

The diabetes medication metformin hydrochloride was associated with decreased weight gain in a group of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. The participants were...