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Children with Lupus and Diabetes Are Likely to Also Have Depression
Children with Lupus and Diabetes Are Likely to Also Have Depression
Children with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)/mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) often suffer from significant bouts of depression and potentially suicide ideation, a study in the Journal of Pediatrics determined.
Does Proper Placement of a TENS Device Impact Pain Threshold?
A recent study in the Journal of Pain Research found that placing an electrical stimulation device properly doesn’t necessarily increase the pain threshold for health patients subjected to transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). The finding is important because TENS is among many nonpharmacological interventions for pain around which clinical opinion on effectiveness is split.
Internet-based Therapy Potentially Useful for Adolescents with Anxiety Disorders
Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) could be useful for adolescents with anxiety disorders in combination with standard treatment delivered in child and adolescent psychiatric clinics, according to preliminary conclusions from the study.
Strokes Have Measurable Impact on Survivors' Spouses
Even as many as seven years following a stroke, the spouses of stroke survivors experience a reduced health-related quality of life
Growing Evidence that Insulin Plays a Role in Etiology and Severity of Acne Vulgaris
A study in Postᶒpy adds to the growing evidence of a link between insulin and carbohydrate metabolism in the etiology and severity of acne vulgaris. While the clinical evidence on this connection is still disputed, the majority of recent studies has pointed to a significant connection between the condition and insulin levels.
Antibiotic Use May Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
There appears to be a positive correlation between higher antibiotic use and the development of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Product News

Combo Cystic Fibrosis Therapy Approved
Combo Cystic Fibrosis Therapy Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday approved Orkambi (lumacaftor/ivacaftor/Vertex) to treat cystic fibrosis patients age 12 and older with two copies of the F508del mutation in the CFTR gene.
Hepatitis C: Good News on Genotype 1b Drug Combo
Results from the Turquoise III trial show an antiviral combo cured patients with chronic hepatitis C genotype 1b infections, according to data to be released June 26 at the International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Diseases in Berline, Germany.
New Antiplatelet Drug Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration today approved the use of cangrelor (Kengreal/The Medicines Company) for adults undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI).
Brain Implant for Parkinson’s Disease Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for the Brio Neurostimulation System– the second brain implant stimulation device to aid in the reduction of Parkinson’s disease symptoms and essential tremor.
FDA Approves Toddler Use for Seizure Drug
The FDA extended the use of toparimate, an anti-seizure drug, to children as young as 2.

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