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Diabetes was linked to a rise in all-cause and cause-specific mortality among a Chinese population, researchers stated. http://bit.ly/2j6rhiz
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New blood pressure guidelines from primary care professional organizations recommend a looser diagnostic and treatment threshold of below 150 mm Hg systolic for average and lower-risk adults age 60 and older.
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Increasing, the number of cycles of chemotherapy doesn't appear to significantly influence recurrence rates or survival in patients with early stage ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC), according to researchers. http://bit.ly/2j1CH7g
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Children diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) performed worse than other children on standardized curriculum based tests, found a population-based study in New South Wales, Australia. http://bit.ly/2iYGy4V
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A pregnant woman who contracted locally-acquired Zika virus in Florida presented with a rash on her trunk, arms, and the roof of her mouth, researchers said. http://bit.ly/2jNpm6H
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Public and private entities should fund and otherwise support cannabis research, while barriers to this research should be removed, according to a National Academies Health and Medicine division report published Thursday. http://bit.ly/2jIWxZ7
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Less obvious places for potential pharmaceutical industry conflicts-of-interest -- patient advocacy groups, physician twitter feeds, and comments submitted to federal agencies -- should be disclosed more regularly, researchers urged. http://bit.ly/2k1nfMz
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Acupuncture as a treatment for infants with colic was associated with both a reduction in total colic-related crying time and a reduction in the number of infants who met the criteria for colic following treatment, a small randomized trial found. http://bit.ly/2j4ez42
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Giving long-term high doses of docosahexaenoic acid to carriers of the apolipoprotein E ε4 (APOE4) allele before the onset of Alzheimer's disease (AD) dementia may reduce the risk for AD, or delay the onset of symptoms, and should be studied, according to an expert review. http://bit.ly/2j1DQf1
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The House of Representatives in a 227-198 vote dropped the second shoe in a march that will permit the quick repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the signature legislation of Barack Obama's presidency. http://bit.ly/2iRhBID
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For the fourth year in a row, U.S. physicians set a record for the total number of organ transplants performed, with 33,606 procedures in 2016, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). http://bit.ly/2jMVjfm
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Heightened activity in the region of the brain that plays a key role in emotional reactions was found to be associated with an elevated risk for heart attack, stroke, and other major cardiovascular events in a new imaging study. http://bit.ly/2jLGcTf
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