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Can Alcohol Reduce Disability in Chronic Pain?

Moderate to heavy drinking might cut the likelihood of disability for people with chronic widespread pain such as that related to fibromyalgia.

Finacea Foam Approved for Rosacea

Bayer HealthCare announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Finacea (azelaic acid) Foam 15% for the topical treatment of inflammatory papules and pustules of mild to moderate rosacea.

IDSA: Back Pain Could Be a Bacterial Infection

Vertebral osteomyelitis should be considered in cases of back or neck pain unresponsive to conservative measures and elevated inflammatory markers with or without fever.

HPV16 DNA Commonly Seen in Oral Rinses at Oropharyngeal Cancer Diagnosis

Human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 DNA in oral rinses is common at diagnosis of HPV-related oropharyngeal carcinoma (HPV-OPC).

Experimental Drug Slashes Triglycerides By 70% in Study

An experimental drug, ISIS 304801, can lower triglyceride levels by as much as 71 percent, according to study results published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Mild Hypothermia May Boost Kidney Function After Transplant

Mild hypothermia could improve the functioning of kidneys in transplants from deceased donors.

Inflammation Could Up Risk of Hearing Loss With Antibiotic

Inflammation from bacterial infections may increase susceptibility to aminoglycoside-linked hearing impairment by increasing the uptake of the antibiotic into the inner ear.

Study Sheds New Light on Old BP Drug

The diuretic triamterene, which is often used in combination with hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) for the treatment of hypertension, appears to enhance the effect of HCTZ in lowering blood pressure (BP) in addition to its potassium-sparing action.

New Inj Site for Abilify Maintena Approved

Lundbeck and Otsuka announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the label of Abilify Maintena (aripiprazole) extended-release injectable suspension to include a new injection site, the deltoid muscle of the arm.

Why Do Male Doctors Earn More Than Females?

A nationwide survey showed that female physicians made close to $15,000 less than male physicians.