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The potency of over-the-counter and compounded vitamin D (cholecalciferol) supplements vary widely, according to a research letter published online Feb. 11 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
The drug Oxytrol has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first over-the-counter treatment for women 18 and older with overactive bladder.
The goal of IBS management should be to improve overall symptoms, including altered stool frequency and consistency, abdominal pain and discomfort, bloating, and quality of life.
The financial burden of caring for patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) in the United Kingdom is twice that of caring for patients without CLBP, according to a study published in the Jan. 1 issue of Spine.
A genetic variant, AGT2R, in mothers, fathers, and neonates is associated with a significantly increased risk of preeclampsia in mothers with a body mass index of 25 kg/m² or more, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in Placenta.
There appears to be no association between persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn and gestational exposure to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including ibuprofen, according to a study published online Dec. 3 in Pediatrics.
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