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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Stroke May Trigger Chronic Pain. Roughly one in every 10 patients who suffer an ischemic stroke will develop a new chronic pain syndrome, which might increase the risk of cognitive and functional decline. 2. More Support for 'Less Salt, More Potassium'. The idea that reducing salt intake -- and increasing potassium intake -- can lower blood ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Study: 'Low-T' Linked to RA Risk. Lower testosterone levels predicted an increased risk of a subtype of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in men. 2. Dementia Tab Set to Top $200 Billion. Costs associated with dementia amounted to between $159 billion and $215 billion in the U.S. in 2010, and are expected to increase nearly 80% per adult ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Heart Health in Future Foretold in Teens. Many U.S. adolescents are already on their way to increased cardiovascular risk in adulthood. 2. Sleep Disordered Breathing Takes Toll on Kids. Children with sleep disordered breathing (SDB) are at significantly increased risk of behavioral problems, including hyperactivity, attention problems, aggressiveness, and reduced social competency. 3. $$$ ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Emotions Run High Over Value of HPV Vax. There was a battle last week among those who commented on the survey question about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. 2. New Kidney Function Tied to Vitamin D Status. Low vitamin D after a kidney transplant is associated with worse kidney function and increased fibrosis. 3. Vaccine-Autism ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Clues to Kids' Asthma Focus on Genes, Wheezing. Expression of two genes on the childhood-asthma locus of chromosome 17 increased significantly with human rhinovirus (HRV) stimulation, suggesting a link to virus-induced wheezing and asthma. 2. Gupta Guide: Cancer Patients Poorly Served by Online Nutrition Info. When it comes to directing cancer patients to solid nutritional recommendations online, physicians are ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Baldness Linked to Prostate Ca Risk in Blacks. Early-onset baldness seemed to significantly increase the odds of prostate cancer in African-American men, including diagnosis of more advanced and aggressive disease, as well as diagnosis at a younger age. 2. MRI for Low Back Problems Deemed 'Overused'. More than half of outpatient lumbar spine MRI scans weren't ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Long Quest for Pregnancy Ups Neuro Risk for Child. The more years spent trying to achieve pregnancy, the greater the risk of conceiving a child with neurological dysfunction. 2. Heart Failure: Is There a Breath Test? Analyzing a single puff of exhaled air, or "breathprint," aids in speedy diagnosis of heart failure. 3. AAP: ...

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