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January 3, 2013
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  • Review: Slightly obese patients show lower mortality risk
    Overweight and slightly obese participants showed a 6% lower mortality risk compared with their normal-weight counterparts, according to an analysis of almost 100 studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association. However, morbid obesity was still associated with a nearly 30% increased risk of dying, researchers said. Reuters (1/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Vitiligo may lower skin cancer risk, study finds
    Patients with vitiligo had a threefold lower risk of developing melanoma or nonmelanoma skin cancer, according to a study of 1,307 patients with the skin condition and their partners. The findings appeared in the British Journal of Dermatology. (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Pharmaceutical News 
  • Metformin outperforms glipizide in preventing CVD events in diabetes
    Long-term metformin treatment was associated with fewer cardiovascular events than glipizide therapy in type 2 diabetes patients with a history of coronary artery disease, according to a study in Diabetes Care. Data on 304 patients showed 35.1% of glipizide-treated patients experienced cardiovascular events at five years, compared with 25% of metformin-treated patients. Modern Medicine/Reuters (1/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • High-dose flu vaccine may improve seroprotection in HIV patients
    Researchers studied 190 HIV patients and found that those who received four times the standard dose of influenza vaccine showed greater seroprotection against the flu than those who received normal doses. "For every antigen studied, the high-dose formulation resulted in an increased average antibody titer and higher seroconversion and seroprotective rates compared with the standard-dose influenza vaccine," according to the study in Annals of Internal Medicine. MedPage Today (free registration) (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Emerging Trends, Products and Technologies 
  • Cases of open-angle glaucoma in U.S. rise 22% in a decade
    Open-angle glaucoma cases grew by more than 22% in the past decade, affecting more than 2.7 million Americans age 40 years and older, according to a report from Prevent Blindness America and the National Eye Institute. Blacks had a fivefold increased risk of the eye condition. Statins may prevent the disease or halt its progression when it is detected early. News (1/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health Policy and Legislative News 
  • Women get free birth control, preventive care benefits under ACA
    Most women with private insurance now can receive free FDA-approved contraceptives and other preventive care measures without out-of-pocket costs such as co-insurance, deductibles or copayments. "Research shows that having access to these long-lasting contraceptives really does reduce the unintended pregnancy and abortion rates," the Kaiser Family Foundation's Alina Salganicoff said. While the requirement went into effect Aug. 1, many insurers' benefits are updated with the new year, she said. The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) (1/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AANP News 
  • JAANP Future Issues information on Early View
    Check out what is coming in future issues by accessing Early View. There are normally 25-30 articles posted online ahead of print in Early View. Articles posted in Early View are considered fully published and can be cited with the DOI number, which is prominently displayed in the citation information. There is no need to wait for articles to appear in print with JAANP Early View. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Effective Health Care Program
    The AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program creates summaries comparing the comparative effectiveness of various treatments for different health conditions. Summaries are available for clinicians and consumers, covering a wide range of conditions, including diabetes, ADHD, chronic pelvic pain, and blood pressure. These free resources are available online from the AHRQ. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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