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  1. Data Promising for Next-Gen Inhaled Insulin. Two late-stage trials in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes have shown benefits for the latest incarnation of rapid-acting inhaled insulin (Afrezza) over insulin and oral diabetes drugs.
  2. Byetta May Help in Type 1 Diabetes, Too. The GLP-1 agonist exenatide (Byetta), used in type 2 diabetes, may have metabolic effects on patients with ...

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  1. Retina May Be Window Into Stroke Risk. Damage to the retina from hypertension independently pointed to elevated stroke risk, even when blood pressure was controlled by medication.
  2. High-Deductible Plans Mean More Hospital Red Ink. As employers and insurance companies shift more health costs into workers' pockets, hospitals are making a discovery. The pockets aren't bottomless.
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  1. Induced Labor Linked to Higher Autism Risk.  The odds of autism increased significantly in children whose mothers gave birth with induced or augmented labor, a study of more than 600,000 births showed.
  2. Face Recognition Test May Predict Early Dementia. Patients who were unable to name or recognize culturally-relevant and age appropriate famous faces may be at risk for various deficits in ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Med Students Who Shadow Surgeons Keener on Surgery. Medical student interest in critical care surgery has fallen since the 1980s, but shadowing surgeons on a busy night bolstered enthusiasm in a small group. 2. Second-Hand Smoke, Asthma Link Remains. Children with asthma were more likely to be exposed to second-hand smoke than those without the disease. 3.
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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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