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Carvedilol vs Metoprolol Succinate for Improving Survival in Heart Failure Patients

The beta blockers carvedilol and metoprolol succinate have both been shown to reduce mortality in patients with heart failure (HF), but major guidelines do not recommend one individual drug over another.

Certain Antibiotics Increase Hypoglycemia Risk in Patients on Sulfonylureas

A new study indicates that prescribing an interacting antimicrobial appears to be common among older patients taking sulfonylureas and is linked to substantial morbidity and increased healthcare costs.

Low-Carb or Low-Fat Diet for Heart Health?

Low-carbohydrate diets can help with weight loss, but how do they compare to low-fat diets for a reduction in cardiovascular risk factors?

Action Films Could Lead to Overeating

If you frequently eat while watching television (TV), the type of TV programming viewed could impact the amount of food you consume.

Antipsychotics May Increase Diabetes Risk in Children, Adolescents

Patients diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder before the age of 18 years who take antipsychotic medications are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than patients not taking these drugs, says a new study.

Are Patients More Likely to Adhere to One Migraine Prophylactic Therapy Over Another?

For patients with chronic migraine (≥15 headaches/month), preventive treatment is recommended by migraine-prevention guidelines as the standard of care; however, whether patients actually adhere to prophylactic therapy is questionable.

Does Celiac Disease Increase Risk of Fertility Problems in Women?

The question of whether celiac disease impairs a woman's fertility is discussed in a new study.

Family Meals May Defuse Cyberbullying's Impact

Having regular family meals may help protect teens from the harmful mental health effects of "cyberbullying."

U.S. Diet Improves, But Remains Poor Overall

The quality of Americans' diets has improved somewhat but remains poor overall, and dietary disparity between the rich and poor is growing.

Prehospital Ticagrelor Doesn't Help STEMI Reperfusion

For patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), prehospital administration of ticagrelor is not associated with improved coronary reperfusion.