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August 3, 2016
  • Type 2 Diabetes Patients’ Flu Vaccine Reduces Heart-Related Hospitalization

    Questions have been raised about the overall effectiveness of annual influenza vaccine, but a recent study suggests the benefit to type 2 diabetes patients is without a doubt. Flu vaccination appeared to significantly reduce the risk of hospitalization with stroke and heart failure as well as mortality. Here are the details.

  • Given Early or Late, Estradiol Doesn’t Affect Postmenopausal Cognition

    A recent study of postmenopausal women found that taking estradiol—whether soon after menopause or much later—doesn’t appear to have any effect on memory and cognition in women, positively or negatively. Here’s what else the researchers found out.

  • No Diabetes Drug Class Appears Superior for Cardiovascular Event Prevention
    The goal is to find a diabetes regimen that lowers cardiovascular disease risk and prolongs life while lowering blood sugar. A large new meta-analysis of more than 300 clinical trials suggests that those results remain elusive with current diabetes drug classes. Here are the details.
  • Many Psychiatric Hospital Patients Released With “Antipsychotic Polypharmacy”

    Thousands of patients leave psychiatric hospitals with inappropriate “antipsychotic polypharmacy” each year, according to a new study. What criteria should be in place before multiple antipsychotic medications are prescribed?

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