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Women with breast implants should have regular monitoring for signs and symptoms of implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), according to an advisory from the FDA. http://bit.ly/2mrVu1z
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A smartphone-based, point-of-care semen analyzer worked as well as conventional lab tests for detecting low sperm count and other abnormalities, scientists said. http://bit.ly/2mRiUZj
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While policymakers debate national healthcare, the National Academy of Medicine Tuesday released a report it says can help, calling for providers to share more information and time with patients, and help develop value-based care measures, among other suggestions. http://bit.ly/2mpvBiG
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Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements during pregnancy had no significant impact on either IQ or cognition scores of children compared to mothers who received placebo, a small randomized trial in Australia found. http://bit.ly/2mpOmTf
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In addition to not being able to prevent prostate cancer, selenium and vitamin E probably won't stave off dementia either -- at least not in 60-something men for whom the incidence of dementia is "exceedingly low," researchers reported. http://bit.ly/2mIGJm0
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Growing diabetes rates may be linked to a warming climate, researchers suggested. http://bit.ly/2mKSTuF
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Non-medical use of prescription opioids among high school seniors was "highly correlated" with previous medical use of these painkillers, researchers reported in Pediatrics. http://bit.ly/2modauA
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Among risk factors associated with developing metabolic syndrome after pregnancy, an early gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) diagnosis and high BMI before pregnancy were the strongest factors, according to researchers. http://bit.ly/2nsMxEM
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Medical professional and research societies were stunned Thursday when they learned that President Trump had proposed to slash nearly 20% from National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding in fiscal 2018, among major reductions to most of the government's discretionary nondefense spending. http://bit.ly/2mHokWN
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As it turns out, the PCSK9 inhibitor saga ends not with a bang but a whimper. The results of the highly anticipated FOURIER trial show that the drugs work, though not as powerfully as many had hoped and expected. The question now will be whether the modest efficacy of the drugs is worth their immodest cost, at least for the vast majority of patients who are not at extremely high risk for cardiovascular disease. http://bit.ly/2nrlVUo
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