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All adults should be screened for depression at routine clinic visits, irrespective of whether the healthcare provider is able to provide depression care or support, the USPSTF plans to recommend. http://bit.ly/1JPJJBA
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A tetravalent vaccine against dengue fever was safe and efficacious over a long-term follow-up, researchers reported. http://bit.ly/1JLO090
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Insulin resistance was associated with lower regional cerebral glucose metabolism in an imaging study of participants at risk for Alzheimer's disease. http://bit.ly/1JLIB1S
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Two separate meta-analyses of breast cancer treatment with two different adjuvant therapies -- aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates -- provide compelling evidence that each has a significant role to play in reducing recurrence rates and breast cancer mortality in postmenopausal women with early breast cancer. http://bit.ly/1gZAo39
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The FDA granted approval to alirocumab (Praluent) for heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia and for patients with clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, making it the first in the new class of lipid-lowering PCSK9 inhibitors. http://bit.ly/1gTaPRn
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A small study suggests that a suspension formulation of the integrase inhibitor raltegravir (Isentress) may help prevent transmission of HIV from infected women to their newborns. http://bit.ly/1gSstV9
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For the many children who sometimes suffer from otitis media with effusion (OME), also known as "glue ear," autoinflation using nasal balloons might be the first evidence-based, non-surgical treatment option, an open-label study indicated. http://bit.ly/1JOYDrE
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Over 10 years, nearly 10% of all serious, or previously unlisted, adverse events, and more than 40,000 drug reactions resulting in the death of a patient, were not reported by drug manufacturers to the FDA within the 15-day requisite window, researchers reported. http://bit.ly/1h0gvZH
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Positive attitudes toward e-cigarettes from friends and family were associated with their use among teens, according a small survey of Southern California high school students. http://bit.ly/1JL3EkV
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Shift work has been linked to increased cancer risk - especially breast cancer - in numerous epidemiological studies, and now research in mice suggests a mechanism to explain the possible association. http://bit.ly/1JFCLz0
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Compared with teenagers in the 1980s and 1990s, teens who were ages 15-19 during 2011-2013 were less likely to start having sex, and when they did initiate intercourse, they were more likely to use contraceptives than the previous generations, according to results from a CDC study. http://bit.ly/1gSGX7F
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Hospitals routinely overestimated their door-to-needle performance and ability to deliver timely tPA to stroke patients, with the biggest disconnect between perceived and actual performance occurring at poorer performing facilities. http://bit.ly/1gS3Bgu
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