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Benefits of Walnut-Rich Diet Tested in Overweight, Obese Sample

A diet containing unsaturated fats—as found in olive oil and walnuts—showed similar weight loss effects as a lower fat, higher carbohydrate diet, according to a study published in the Journal of the American heart Association.

New Dosage Strength of Xeomin Launched

Merz Neurosciences announced the launch of Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) in a new 200 Unit single-dose vial.

Four Years on, What Has Been the Effect of the USPSTF's PSA Guidelines?

The effect of the 2012 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for all men had a differential effect on urologists and primary care providers (PCPs)

Children Aged 12 to 18 Should be Screened for MDD — USPSTF

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for major depressive disorder (MDD) in children aged 12 to 18 years, but the evidence is currently inadequate to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for younger children.

Concussion Increases Risk of Suicide by 3 Times Population Norm

The risk of suicide is increased after concussion, particularly after concussions on weekends, according to a study published online in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

AMA Outlines Medical Liability Reforms, Including 'No-Fault' Compensation

Medical liability reforms are likely to be advanced and challenged in 2016, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

Folic Acid Supplements Linked to Diabetes Risk

Folic acid (FA) consumption in the first trimester is associated with increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to research published online in Diabetes Care.

New Study Proposes Strategies for Pain Control After Total Knee Replacement

A team-based care approach comprised of the patient, family members, orthopedic surgeon, and other healthcare practitioners for total knee replacement procedures, combined with newer pain management strategies, is critical for maximizing patient outcomes.

CDC: Novel Lyme Disease Pathogen Discovered

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the discovery of a new species of Borrelia mayonii that causes Lyme disease.

Case Illustrates Impact of Dabigatran-Phenytoin Interaction

A new report highlights the potential risk in concomitant use of the anticoagulant dabigatran, and phenytoin, a P-glycoprotein (P-gp) inducer used to treat seizure disorders.