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January 4, 2017
  • Abbreviated Antibiotics Not as Effective for Otitis Media in Young Children

    The push for better antibiotic stewardship might be a worthy goal, but a new study finds that reducing the duration of antimicrobial treatment isn’t as effective in some cases. Find out what happened when the length of an amoxicillin-clavulanate regimen was cut in half.

  • Regular NSAID Use by Type 1 Endometrial Cancer Patients Linked to Mortality

    Not enough data exist to make a firm recommendation, according to the researchers, but an observational study finds a disturbing link between long-term use of NSAIDs such as aspirin and risk of death in women with type 1 endometrial cancer. Here is more information.

  • Use of “The Pill” Doesn’t Fully Explain Lower
    Sexual Desire

    The widespread myth that oral contraceptives reduce sexual desire might keep many young women from opting to use them. A new study finds, however, that “The Pill” itself doesn’t appear to have that effect. Here are more details.
  • U.S. Adults Often Use Psychiatric Drugs for
    Extended Periods

    Use of psychiatric drugs is widespread in the United States and most common among older white women, according to a new review. What patient safety issues are raised by the overwhelming rates of long-term prescriptions?
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