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June 8, 2016
  • Elderly Benefit From Intense BP Lowering Without Increase in Injurious Falls

    More aggressive hypertension treatment in adults older than 75 might not have as many downsides as once feared. A new study found significant decreases in cardiovascular events and death in patients who lowered their systolic blood pressure but no increase in the risk of injurious falls. Here are the details.

  • Possible Birth Defects Link With Common Epilepsy, Neuropathic Pain Drug

    Researchers are recommending caution in prescribing pregabalin to expectant mothers after a study found a link to an increased risk of major birth defects. Find out what the Swiss study determined and why more research is being urged.

  • ICS for COPD Raises Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Pulmonary Disease Risk
    The risk of nontuberculous mycobacteria pulmonary disease should be considered when prescribing inhaled corticosteroids, especially to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study. Here are the results that led researchers to make that recommendation.
  • ART Doesn't Prevent Arterial Inflammation in HIV-Infected Patients

    Antiretroviral therapy is proven effective in slowing down the progression of AIDS and in reducing HIV-related illness and death overall, but it has some important limitations. A small study finds that the common treatment alone cannot reduce HIV-related elevated arterial inflammation. Here is more information.

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