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Greater BP Variations Could Spell Trouble for Patients

Patients with greater variations in blood pressure over multiple office visits have a greater risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality, reports research in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

An Alternative Treatment for Otitis Media With Effusion?

Procedure may be an alternative to antibiotics, drainage tubes

Atorvastatin/Ezetimibe Beats Atorvastatin After PCI

Combination therapy linked to greater coronary plaque regression in Japanese patients

Some Placebos May Actually Trigger Clinical Responses in Knee Osteoarthritis

Differential placebo effects can alter estimates of the relative efficacies of active treatments

USPSTF: New Recommendations for Depression Screening in Primary Care

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a draft recommendation today stating that all adults over the age of 18, including pregnant and postpartum women, should be screened for depression in a primary care setting.

35% of Colorectal Cancers in Patients Age ≤35 Are Genetic

Study authors recommend that people diagnosed before age 35 get tested

Neonatal Intensive Care May Be Overused

Newborns admitted to NICUs bigger, less premature than in prior years

Cancer Patients Lack Awareness of Fertility Preservation Options

Almost one in three not told cancer treatment might affect future fertility

Hexavalent Vaccine Could Reduce 'Shot Burden' for Infants

The safety and immunogenicity of the first pediatric combination vaccine directed against six diseases is comparable to analogous licensed component vaccines and could help to alleviate "shot burden," reports a new study in Pediatrics on this novel investigational vaccine.

New Gene Test Speeds Diagnosis of Enterovirus D68

Researchers have developed a genetic test to quickly detect enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).