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Vasectomy, Prostate Cancer Link Stronger for Lethal Disease
Vasectomy is associated with an increased incidence of prostate cancer overall during extended follow-up, with an elevated risk seen for high-grade and lethal cancer, according to a study published online July 7 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Home Visits by Nurses Cut Mortality for Mother and Child
Home visits by nurses may reduce premature deaths in mothers and children living in disadvantaged settings, according to research published online July 7 in JAMA Pediatrics.
Management of Breakthrough Pain in Cancer Patients
Safety Concerns with Breakthrough Cancer Pain Treatments
Like many analgesics, transmucosal immediate-release fentanyl products can be associated with adverse events.
To Answer Patient Questions, Physicians Turn to New Information Sources
In a recent survey, physicians identified peer-reviewed journal articles, continuing medical education, evidence-based guidelines, and national experts as the most useful sources of information to stay current on therapeutic advances.
Interrupted Sleep May Be as Bad as Too Little Sleep
Interrupted sleep may be as harmful to cognition and mood as getting too little sleep, according to a study published in the July issue of Sleep Medicine.
A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart After All
Cutting alcohol intake -- even for light-to-moderate drinkers -- may benefit heart health, according to research published July 10 in BMJ.
The risk of new-onset diabetes increases with increasing adherence to statin therapy, according to a study published June 26 in Diabetes Care
Class III Obesity Substantially Increases Mortality Rate
Class III obesity, defined as a body mass index of 40 kg/m² or higher, is associated with a substantially higher total mortality compared with normal weight, according to research published online July 8 in PLOS Medicine.
Stimulant Use Ups Subsequent Cardiovascular Event Risk
Stimulant use in children and adolescents is associated with an increased risk of a subsequent cardiovascular event, according to a study published online June 23 in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.
Three-shot Dengue Vaccine Seems Safe, Efficacious
A novel tetravalent dengue vaccine seems to be efficacious for young children, according to a study published online July 11 in The Lancet.
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