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New Oral Doxycycline Formulation Approved

The FDA has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for Acticlate (doxycycline hyclate) for the treatment of susceptible infections including adjunctive therapy in severe acne.

Bariatric Surgery Improves Urinary Incontinence

For obese women with prevalent urinary incontinence (UI), the frequency of UI episodes is reduced during three years of follow-up after bariatric surgery.

Sodium Intake Linked to CVD in T2DM

For patients with type 2 diabetes, high dietary sodium intake is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD).

HPV Test Every 3 Years Better Than Pap Test

Primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing every three years seems to be a better screening alternative to Papanicolaou (Pap) testing every three years or concurrent HPV and Pap testing every five years.

Repeat Colonoscopies Have Few Benefits for Some Patients

Repeat colonoscopies within 10 years are of little benefit to patients who had no polyps found on adequate examination; however, repeat colonoscopies do benefit patients when the baseline examination was compromised.

Young Cancer Patients at High Risk for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Adolescent girls undergoing treatment for cancer are at high risk for heavy menstrual bleeding, and gynecologic care is advised for careful management of this problem.

For Dehydration, Brain Has Coping Mechanism

Although dehydration significantly reduces blood flow to the brain, researchers in England have found that the brain compensates by increasing the amount of oxygen it extracts from the blood.

Combo Treatment Options Promising for HCV

For patients with hepatitis C virus genotype 1, promising new treatment options may be available.

Meningococcal Vaccine Recommendations Updated

New recommendations are presented for meningococcal vaccination in a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Lymphoma Treatment Type Impacts Sperm Damage

Lymphoma treatment has damaging effects on spermatogenesis but, in most patients, sperm production recovers within two years post-treatment.