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Diabetes Drug Addresses Inflammation in HIV Patients
Sitagliptin appears to have beneficial systemic and adipose anti-inflammatory effects in combination antiretroviral therapy-treated HIV-positive adults with impaired glucose tolerance. The drug may prevent cardiovascular problems by reducing inflammation linked to heart disease and stroke in this patient population.
Antipsychotics Safe for Pregnant Women
The results of the largest study of its kind to date indicate that new antipsychotic medications—including quetiapine, olanzapine, and risperidone—do not appear to put women at additional risk of developing gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders, or major blood clots that obstruct circulation, all conditions that often develop during pregnancy or with the use of older antipsychotic medications.
The Parable of the Salt and the Evolving Medical Consensus
Changes in the way we think about sodium intake and cardiovascular risk, calcium supplementation, and other topics should remind us all of the advice we heard on the first day of medical school: 50% of what you learn here is wrong or going to disappear over your career; we just don’t know which 50%.

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