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Adiponectin draws increasing interest as novel CV risk factor

Adiponectin draws increasing interest as novel CV risk factor Bruce Jancin ORLANDO, FLA. — Now that C-reactive protein has entered the clinical mainstream as a cardiovascular risk assessment tool, adiponectin may be emerging as the next cardiovascular risk factor. A protein secreted by fat cells, adiponectin may play a central role in the interrelated epidemics […]

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U.S. surveys show barriers to substance abuse treatment.(Psychiatry)(Survey)

U.S. surveys show barriers to substance abuse treatment.(Psychiatry)(Survey) Evans, Jeff BETHESDA, MD. — Treatment for substance use disorders continues to be out of reach for many people who need it, at a time when funding for treatment and health plan coverage of substance abuse therapy remains stagnant, Constance M. Horgan, Sc.D., said at the annual […]

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Caffeine may improve response to psoriasis Rx.(Disease/Disorder overview)

Caffeine may improve response to psoriasis Rx.(Disease/Disorder overview) Goldman, Erik PHILADELPHIA — Patients with psoriasis who drink coffee frequently respond better to treatment with methotrexate and sulfasalazine, Dr. Yolanda Helfrich reported at the annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. That should be good news for patients who like to drink coffee, said Dr. […]

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Pulmonary TB infectivity.(tuberculosis)(Brief Article)

Pulmonary TB infectivity.(tuberculosis)(Brief Article) Worcester, Sharon Two negative sputum smears appear to be as informative as three or more for assessing the probability of pulmonary tuberculosis transmission, a recent study shows. The findings bring into question the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation that respiratory isolation for pulmonary TB patients should be discontinued […]

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Electronic medical records put new focus on accuracy.(Practice Trends)

Electronic medical records put new focus on accuracy.(Practice Trends) Kilgore, Christine The long-held perception that medical records should never be altered at a patient’s request is quickly becoming erroneous, according to health lawyer and ethicist George Annas. “We can delete (items from the record), as long as we note that something has been deleted and […]

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Most veterans with PTSD have other disorders

Most veterans with PTSD have other disorders Doug Brunk SAN DIEGO — More than 90% of Vietnam War veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder have a coexisting psychiatric disorder, Chandresh Shah, M.D., reported during a poster session at the American Psychiatric Association’s Institute on Psychiatric Services. The finding underscores the need to consider psychiatric comorbidities when […]

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Low-dose flutamide effective for female refractory acne.(Dermatology)

Low-dose flutamide effective for female refractory acne.(Dermatology) Evans, Jeff QUEBEC CITY — The androgen receptor blocker flutamide at 125 mg/day appears to be effective in treating acne in women who have not responded to other medications, James C. Shaw, M.D., reported at the annual conference of the Canadian Dermatology Association. Flutamide has been reported to […]

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Is hydroxychloroquine safe during pregnancy?(Rx)

Is hydroxychloroquine safe during pregnancy?(Rx) Evans, Jeff DUSSELDORF, GERMANY — The antiinflammatory compound hydroxychloroquine appears to be relatively safe during pregnancy, according to a small number of studies totaling about 250 patients. But these studies have not provided over-whelming evidence proving the safety of hydroxychloroquine, Jean-Charles Piette, M.D., said at an international conference on cutaneous […]

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Do you want to know a secret?(Good dancers tend to be symmetrical and thus attractive to observers )(Brief Article)

Do you want to know a secret?(Good dancers tend to be symmetrical and thus attractive to observers )(Brief Article) Kubetin, Sally Koch Symmetry is a turn on. Good dancers tend to be symmetrical and thus attractive to observers who are looking for a mate. Darwin said it first, suggesting that dancing in any social set […]