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Liver Disease, High Lipoprotein(a) Tied to Higher MI Risk in Diabetes Patients

โ€” Sixfold increased risk of non-fatal MI among patients with highest levels of Lp(a)

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Pig-Kidney Recipient Dies; Colon Cancers Surge in Teens; CRISPR Fails to Cure HIV

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May 13, 2024
Are Health Workers More Prone to Alcohol-Related Death?

No, and physicians appear to have the lowest risk

May 08, 2024
For Most, Rotavirus Is Now Just Another Cause of Gastroenteritis

Some patients may need testing, IV rehydration, experts say

May 08, 2024
Colonoscopy Near Time of Joint Replacement Doesn't Increase Infection Risk

However, several comorbidities, male sex may play a role

May 07, 2024
For Most, Rotavirus Is Now Just Another Cause of Gastroenteritis

Some patients may need testing, IV rehydration, experts say

Colonoscopy Near Time of Joint Replacement Doesn't Increase Infection Risk

However, several comorbidities, male sex may play a role

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Child Develops Voluminous Diarrhea After Amoxicillin

Discordant test results complicate diagnosis of suspected C. difficile

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Elderly Farmer Experiences Strange Abdominal Rash and GI Symptoms

Moral of the story: don't walk barefoot in the fields

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Case Shows Danger of Gallstone Ileus in Patients Over 65

Clinicians found CT scan to be best diagnostic tool

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Rare Pregnancy Problem Linked to Thiopurines, FDA Says

Agency finds risk for intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy mostly in IBD, lupus patients

May 03, 2024
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It May Be Safe to Extend Time Between Colonoscopy Screenings, Study Says

Findings have implications for economics of resource use and avoiding invasive examinations

May 02, 2024
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Liver Cancer Screening Benefits Patients With Cirrhosis, Study Suggests

Analysis still finds improved survival after correcting for lead- and length-time biases

May 01, 2024
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EPA Bans Consumer Use of Toxic Chemical Known to Cause Liver, Lung Cancers

Methylene chloride has killed at least 88 workers since 1980

Apr 30, 2024
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Major Gaps in Cancer Screening at Federally Qualified Health Centers

Breast, cervical, colorectal cancer screening rates much lower than overall national rates

Apr 29, 2024
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Antibiotics in Infancy Tied to Higher Risk for Atopic Dermatitis

An increased number of antibiotic courses corresponded to a dose-response-like increased risk

Apr 29, 2024
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Houston Transplant Scandal: Families of Patients Who Died Begin Legal Action

Surgeon has been accused of manipulating waitlist, making his patients ineligible for new livers

Apr 25, 2024
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Dietary Interventions Beat Medication in IBS Treatment

Both a low-FODMAPs and low-carb diet led to a larger decrease in symptom severity

Apr 24, 2024
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Loss of Anti-TNF Treatment Response Common in Crohn's Disease

Study identified factors and strategies for maintaining response

Apr 22, 2024
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Breast Milk Enema Helps Preterm Infants Pass Meconium

Infants also moved to enteral feeding faster, randomized Chinese trial showed

Apr 22, 2024
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Rotavirus: Then and Now

Many pediatric hospital residents "have never seen a case of rotavirus," said Paul Offit, MD

Apr 18, 2024
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Rotavirus Still Ranks High as Cause of Acute Gastroenteritis in Children

Recent research sheds light on how the virus can cause such severe symptoms

Apr 18, 2024
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FDA Slaps Embolization Device With Class I Recall After Deaths

Increased bowel ischemia risk when Obsidio Embolic is used for lower GI bleeds

Apr 17, 2024
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Deeper Sedation During Colonoscopy Linked to Improved Detection of Serrated Polyps

Propofol boosts serrated polyp detection by 50%, little difference for all neoplasia, adenomas

Apr 17, 2024
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