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CVD Screening May Benefit Men with ED

Men presenting with erectile dysfunction (ED) may benefit from screening for cardiovascular disease (CVD), a new cost-analysis study shows.

Can You Be Allergic to Cannabis?

Allergic disease associated with Cannabis sativa and use has been reported with increasing frequency, although it is still relatively uncommon. A new article published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology presents data on how Cannabis sativa can act as an allergen.

Increased Healthcare Costs, Delayed Care Associated with Eczema

Adults with eczema have a major health burden with significantly increased health care utilization and costs, according to a new study.

Correlated Spectroscopy Could ID Changes in BRCA1/2 Carriers

Use of localized correlated spectroscopy (COSY) shows significant changes in women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, according to a new study.

FDA Approves New Indication for Opdivo

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indication of Opdivo (nivolumab; Bristol-Myers Squibb) to include patients with metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy.

Why Statins May Benefit Some Patients More Than Others

A high genetic risk score is associated with an increase in the risk of cardiovascular death or heart attack and a greater benefit with statin therapy in reducing this risk, according to a study published in The Lancet.

New Explanation Proposed for SSRI Treatment Resistance

Findings from a recent study may provide an explanation as to why some patients taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for mood and anxiety disorders do not benefit from these drugs.

New Hormone May Counter Insulin Resistance, Weight Gain

A newly discovered hormone has been shown to restore insulin sensitivity in muscle tissue and could help to counteract diet-induced and age-dependent insulin resistance.

Heart Function Could Indicate Alzheimer's Dementia Risk

Heart function could be a major risk factor for dementia and Alzheimer's disease, report researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in a new study published in the journal Circulation.

Cautious Use of Prenatal Antibiotics Advised to Reduce Asthma Risk in Offspring

Women whose children are at risk for developing asthma should avoid antibiotics to the extent that they can, a study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology reports.