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Anti-clotting drugs often not needed
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Anti-clotting drugs often not needed

Three quarters of surgical patients may be receiving anticoagulants that they do not need, a meta-analysis published in the Annals of Surgery has found.1

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Arrhythmia: Monthly Essentials January 2017
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Arrhythmia: Monthly Essentials January 2017

Afib type predicts Heart Failure | Stroke/TIA can precede Afib | Afib linked to Cataract

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Antidepressant-related hospitalizations growing in seniors, low-income

Antidepressant prescription increased to 10% of the adult population in 2010.

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A low heart rate may be linked to Afib risk

Decreased heart rate modulation shows association with increased new-onset Afib risk.

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Diabetes medication adherence lower among Latinos

It is not just a language problem.

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Switching to Spanish-speaking physician improves glycemic control in Latino diabetes patients

Language discordance may impede delivery of culturally competent health care.

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HIV: self-reports are a reliable measure of everyday functioning

Findings support use of self-reports in the diagnosis of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders.

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Metabolic syndrome is linked to osteoarthritis

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COPD: indacaterol tops all other LABA monotherapies

A systematic review of 33 randomized controlled trials.

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Antimalarial: effective mass treatment can lower emergence of drug resistance
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Antimalarial: effective mass treatment can lower emergence of drug resistance

Poor treatment adherence, substantial migration, and high transmission may lead to resistance

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Higher obesity risk for children with asthma

Using asthma rescue medications could significantly reduce the risk.

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Trump to appoint vaccine sceptic to chair commission on vaccine safety

Critics and followers alike are eager to see what the new President's next move will be.

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Low-cost therapy can benefit stroke patients

Promising results from new study which tested a version of visuomotor feedback training for rehabilitating visual neglect.

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Melanoma during pregnancy: late-stage diagnoses common

Balancing the needs and outcomes of mother and fetus is often challenging.

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