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FDA approves buprenorphine implant for opioid dependence

FDA approves buprenorphine implant for opioid dependence

Probuphine is the first buprenorphine implant approved for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence.

Smoking while pregnant increases risk of schizophrenia in offspring

Smoking while pregnant increases risk of schizophrenia in offspring

Mothers who heavily used tobacco during pregnancy increased the risk of their children developing schizophrenia.

Antidepressants regularly prescribed for off-label indications

Antidepressants regularly prescribed for off-label indications

Antidepressant use for anxiety, panic, and ADHD has increased.

Predicting viral mutations may improve flu vaccine efficacy

Predicting viral mutations may improve flu vaccine efficacy

Natural viral mutations ensure that the seasonal flu vaccine must be updated on a yearly basis.

Aspirin significantly reduces the risk for secondary stroke

Aspirin significantly reduces the risk for secondary stroke

Aspirin significantly reduces the risk of a recurrent stroke 6 weeks after a transient ischemic attack or minor stroke.

Oral glucocorticoid use increases risk of diabetes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Oral glucocorticoid use increases risk of diabetes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Glucocorticoid therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis has been linked to elevated risk of diabetes.

Hypertension interventions are beneficial in older adults

Hypertension interventions are beneficial in older adults

Even those who are in overall poor health and medically frail could benefit from hypertension interventions.

Probiotics improve clinical, metabolic status in rheumatoid arthritis

Probiotics improve clinical, metabolic status in rheumatoid arthritis

After 8 weeks, patients with rheumatoid arthritis who took probiotics showed improvements in disease activity and metabolic health.

Rates of blindness, visual impairment projected to double by 2050

Rates of blindness, visual impairment projected to double by 2050

Researchers project that current rates of blindness and visual impairment in the United States will double by 2050, increasing the need for better screening efforts.

Accessing a relative's charts

Accessing a relative's charts

A medical center takes issue with a clinician who uses her employee access to view her ex-husband's medical records.

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