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Pneumococcal Vaccination During Pregnancy: Can It Prevent Infant Infections?

Pneumococcal vaccinations during pregnancy are believed to prevent pneumococcal disease in newborns prior to vaccine administration, although a new review found no evidence.

New Norditropin FlexPro Strength Approved

Novo Nordisk announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new 30mg/3.0mL strength of Norditropin (somatropin [rDNA origin] injection) FlexPro pen.

Anticholinergics Tied to Dementia Risk, Including OTC Meds

Higher cumulative use of anticholinergics may increase the risk of dementia.

Duration of Hyperlipidemia May Impact CHD Risk Later in Life

People at age 55 who've lived with 11 to 20 years of high cholesterol show double the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) compared to people who age with only one to 10 years of high cholesterol, and quadruple the risk of people who had low cholesterol levels.

Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Knowledge of Their Disease

Many women with breast cancer lack basic knowledge about their disease, such as their cancer stage and other characteristics.

Noninvasive Tests for Non-MI Chest Pain Questioned

For patients seen in emergency departments solely for chest pain not due to myocardial infarction, noninvasive screening tests for coronary heart disease do not appear to benefit the prediction of future cardiovascular events.

Insomnia Could Up Hypertension Risk By 300%

Chronic insomniacs who regularly take longer than 14 minutes to fall asleep appear to be at a significantly increased risk for hypertension.

Provider Demographics Can Affect Pain Treatment Decisions

Pain management treatment decisions may be impacted by a health care provider's demographic characteristics.

How Does DPP-4 Inhibition Affect Liver Function?

Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibition may attenuate hepatic steatosis and insulin resistance induced by the Western diet (WD) through hepatic lipid remodeling and modulation of hepatic mitochondrial function.

Glucose Breath Test Positivity Up in IBD

The positive rate of the glucose breath test is higher in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, especially Crohn's disease, than in healthy controls.