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Higher Plasma Vitamin D May Cut Hypertension Risk
People who have genetic variants tied to low production of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) have an increased risk of hypertension, according to a study published online June 26 in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
30-Day Electrocardiogram Monitoring Ups Atrial Fibrillation After Stroke
For patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack, electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring with a 30-day event-triggered recorder improves detection of atrial fibrillation, according to a study published June 26 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
AHS: Menopausal Transition Aggravates Migraine Headaches
Among women with migraines, the frequency of headaches increases during the menopausal transition, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Headache Society, held from June 26 to 29 in Los Angeles.

Wikipedia Drug Entries Not Up-to-Date
Patients frequently turn to digital media for drug information; however, many Wikipedia entries about medications aren't up-to-date and accurate, according to a perspective piece published in the June 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Genzyme Reattempts Relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis Indication for Alemtuzumab
European regulators recently approved alemtuzumab to treat active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, but the US Food and Drug Administration denied the drug for that indication last year.
Testosterone Levels Impact Restful Sleep for Obese, Overweight Men
A new factor in sleep and sleep apnea among obese and overweight men was introduced by researchers at a recent conference, pointing to the man’s testosterone levels as helping determine sleep quality.
Multiple Sclerosis Drug Could Ease Chemo Patient Pain
Researchers in Saint Louis are examining the ways in which a drug already approved for multiple sclerosis could ease some of the pain associated with chemotherapy for cancer patients.
Medicaid Backlog May Have Financial Ramifications
Docs might have to wait longer for Medicaid reimbursement, may incur costs for those denied cover
High Blood Glucose Levels Associated with Depression Risk in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
The brains of hyperglycemic patients with Type 1 diabetes produce elevated levels of the neurotransmitter glutamate, which may increase their risk of depression.
Complex Electronic Record Safety Issues Surface Long After Launch
Electronic health record-related safety concerns involving both unsafe technology and unsafe use of technology persist long after "go-live," according to a study published online June 20 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
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