Top stories in health and medicine this morning, June 12, 2012

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1. No CV or Cancer Risk with Insulin. The longest trial to study insulin has concluded it has a neutral effect on cardiovascular outcomes and cancer incidence.

2. Avandia, Actos May Raise Risk of Macular Edema. The diabetes drugs pioglitazone (Actos) and rosiglitazone (Avandia) appear to substantially boost risk of macular edema in type 2 disease.

3. Most Don’t Need Antibiotics Before Dental Work. Recommendations restricting the use of antibiotic prophylaxis before invasive dental procedures to only a handful of patient groups did not appear to increase rates of infective endocarditis caused by viridans group streptococci.

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