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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.

First Instant Patch Insulin Pump Launched

Unilife Corporation announced the launch of the Imperium, the first instant patch pump for insulin with Bluetooth connectivity for patients with diabetes.

Seniors Twice as Likely to Receive Psychiatric Meds Than Younger Adults

Research in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society states that older adults have far higher rates of psychotropic use compared to younger adults, but they are also less likely to receive psychotherapy or care from psychiatrists.

Telomere Length May Help Predict Lung Cancer Risk

Individuals with long telomeres are at increased risk for lung adenocarcinoma but not other types of cancer, according to a new study.

U.S. Medical Groups Fighting Prescription Opioid Abuse

Led by the American Medical Association (AMA), a group of 27 major U.S. medical organizations are banding together to tackle the continuing epidemic of opioid abuse.

Hippocampal Insulin Resistance Linked to Neuroplasticity

Hippocampal insulin resistance may be a key mediator of cognitive deficits, independent of glycemic control.

Chocolate Consumption, A-Fib Risk Evaluated in Study

Among U.S. male physicians, chocolate consumption is not associated with risk of incident atrial fibrillation (AF).

Cranberry Juice Capsules May Cut UTI Risk After Gynecological Surgery

Cranberry juice capsules may reduce the rate of urinary tract infection (UTI) in women undergoing elective benign gynecological surgery involving urinary catheterization.