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September 6, 2017

Without Nasal Spray Option, Fewer Children Got
Flu Vaccination
The CDC’s decision to recommend against the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) last flu season appeared to have had some unintended consequences. How much did the rate of pediatric immunization drop in one academic healthcare system?

Dual Antithrombotic Therapy as Good as Triple, With
Less Bleeding

Less might be more when it comes to antithrombotic therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention in atrial fibrillation patients. Find out why a new study recommends two anticlotting medicines instead of the current standard of care.

Long-Term, High-Dose B6, B12 Vitamins Linked to Higher Lung Cancer Risk
Using long-term, high-dose B6 and B12 are promoted as a way to improve metabolism and create more energy, but the consequences could be serious in some people, a new study reports. The research finds that male smokers following that regimen significantly increase their lung cancer risk. Here are the details.

Vaginal Estrogen Safe, Effective for Menopause Symptoms
Concerns about systemic estrogen therapy have also raised fears about the risks of other forms of the hormone. A new study has found, however, that vaginal estrogen is both safe and effective. Here is more information.

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