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DPP-4i Treatment Doesn’t Up MI, Stroke Risk in Seniors
 

(HealthDay News) For older U.S. Medicare beneficiaries, dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4i) treatment isn't associated with increased cardiovascular (CV) risk relative to sulfonylureas (SU) and t...
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 FAMILY PRACTICE

How the Neanderthal in Your Genes Affects Your Health
 

Neanderthals were wiped out about 40,000 years ago, but some of their genes live on in modern humans. In fact, if you’re of European or Asian ancestry, your genes are likely between 1 and 2% Neand...
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 BREAKING NEWS

Large-Scale Skin Cancer Screening Initiative Feasible
 

(HealthDay News) Large-scale skin cancer screening, including full-body skin examination (FBSE) is feasible and increases diagnosis of melanoma and thinner invasive melanoma, according to a study publis...
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY

‘Superbug’ Infections Striking More U.S. Kids
 

A type of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection has increased 700% in American children since 2007, research in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society reveals. These infections are ...
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 BREAKING NEWS

ASA: Not Enough Stroke Patients Being Treated With tPA
 

(HealthDay News) Blacks, Hispanics, women, seniors on Medicare, and patients in rural areas are less likely to be treated with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) after stroke, according to research pres...
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Cyberattacks Remain Serious Threat to Health Providers
 

Cyberattacks remain a serious threat to small providers as well as big institutions, according to Medical Economics. The authors note that cyberattacks are now more sophisticated, targeting smartphones ...
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 PRACTICE NEWS

Drug OD Deaths Have Nearly Tripled Since 1999: CDC
 

Drug overdose deaths have nearly tripled in the U.S. since 1999, with whites and middle-aged Americans bearing much of the brunt, a CDC report shows. Over 16 out of every 100,000 Americans died of a dru...
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 BREAKING NEWS

Stratification Tool IDs Who Will Benefit From Adding Ezetimibe
 

(HealthDay News) For patients stabilized after acute coronary syndrome, a nine-point risk stratification tool can identify patients who will benefit from the addition of ezetimibe to statin therapy, res...
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 CARDIOLOGY