Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Higher Blood Sugar Tied to Dementia Risk. Higher glucose levels had a significant association with an increased risk of dementia in older, nondiabetic individuals. 2. Scientists Urge Controversial H7N9 Studies. A star-studded group of influenza researchers is calling for genetic experiments on the H7N9 avian flu strain that could lead to so-called "gain-of-function" mutations. 3.
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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. To Screen or Not to Screen: A Personalized Approach. Personalized prioritization for health services and screenings may optimize gains in life expectancy. 2. Father Most Likely Gave Avian Flu to Daughter. A father and his daughter who both died this spring from the H7N9 avian influenza provide the best evidence yet that the novel strain can jump ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Lymphoma Risk Up in Celiac Disease. Patients with celiac disease have an elevated risk for lymphoproliferative malignancies, particularly if they have persistent villous atrophy. 2. More Data Back Metformin in Prostate Cancer. Diabetic men with prostate cancer lived significantly longer and were significantly less likely to die of prostate cancer when treated with metformin. 3.
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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Dry Eyes Tied to Lower Pain Threshold. Women with dry eye disease had a greater overall sensitivity to pain and lower pain tolerance compared with women without the condition. 2. Media Helped in Tracking Cyclospora Outbreak. News media and digital communications technologies were instrumental in helping Iowa public health officials recognize the scale of the current Cyclospora ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Salad Mix Eyed in Cyclospora Outbreak. Health officials in Iowa and Nebraska said they had identified a prepackaged salad mix as the likely source of a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis infections. 2. Low Cost, Doc Relationship Key to BP Control. Minimizing out-of-pocket drug costs and having one provider are two factors that appear to improve blood ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Hypoglycemia Linked to CVD. Results of a new meta-analysis suggest that both high and low concentrations of serum glucose are damaging to the heart. 2. Education Informs but Doesn't Change PSA Choice. Men who were offered prostate cancer education materials designed to aid in decision-making exhibited increased knowledge about prostate cancer screening and treatment, but neither knowledge nor calmer ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Back Pain Tx Not Syncing with Guidelines. Trends in back pain management strategies in the U.S. are "discordant" with current guidelines. 2. USPSTF: Screen High-Risk Smokers for Lung Cancer. Annual low-dose CT lung cancer screening got the thumbs-up from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for adults ages 55 through 79 who have a 30 pack-year ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Oncology Clinics Caught in Financial Vise. Community oncology clinics continue to feel the squeeze of a changing reimbursement structure that has forced 288 clinics to close in the past 6 years. 2. More Docs Seek Traditional MBA Degrees. When nervous dental patients make their first visit to Dr. Sree Koka, chair of dental specialties at the Mayo ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Insulin Does Not Hike Cancer Risk. Despite some concerns to the contrary, the use of insulin glargine (Lantus) is not associated with an increased risk of any cancer in people with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a substudy of the prospective Outcome Reduction with an Initial Glargine Intervention (ORIGIN) trial. 2. Stroke Risk Increased After Head Trauma. ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Genotype Affects Aspirin, Colon Cancer Link. Aspirin's preventive effect on colorectal cancer is limited to tumors without BRAF gene mutations. 2. Honey, Cola May Disrupt Heart. A detailed history of patients with arrhythmia or syncope might need to include their cola intake or the origin of the honey they consume. 3. USPSTF: Screen 'Boomers' for ...

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