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researchers at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center may have discovered a protein that could help in the battle against excessive weight gain.
Whether taken regularly or as needed, acetaminophen for acute low-back pain was no more effective than placebo in a large randomized trial.
From 2012 to 2013, coverage for adolescents aged 13 to 17 years increased for all routinely recommended vaccinations. Increases ranged from 1.4 percentage points for at least one tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis dose to 13.8 percentage points for at least one human papillomavirus (HPV) dose in males. These findings were published in the July 25 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
For obese women with prevalent urinary incontinence, the frequency of UI episodes is reduced during 3 years of follow-up after bariatric surgery, according to a study presented at the American Urogynecologic Society and the International Urogynecological Association 2014 Scientific Meeting, held from July 22 to 26 in Washington, DC.
For patients with type 2 diabetes, high dietary sodium intake is associated with cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online July 22 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing every 3 years seems to be a better screening alternative to Papanicolaou (Pap) testing every 3 years or concurrent HPV and Pap testing every 5 years, according to a study published online July 18 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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