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Fruit and vegetable consumption reduces risk of COPD in smokers

Fruit and vegetable consumption reduces risk of COPD in smokers

A strong inverse association between total fruit and vegetable consumption and COPD was observed in smokers but not in never-smokers.

Exercise may improve cognitive function ater stroke

Exercise may improve cognitive function ater stroke

The most effective programs offered patients exercises aimed at strength, balance, stretching, and aerobic fitness.

Vitamin D supplementation reduces the risk of acute respiratory tract infection

Vitamin D supplementation reduces the risk of acute respiratory tract infection

Patients receiving vitamin D for deficiency without bolus doses experienced the most benefit.

Proton pump inhibitor use may decrease healthcare visits in GERD patients

Proton pump inhibitor use may decrease healthcare visits in GERD patients

Among GERD patients, the mean annual ARI episode dropped from 4.39 during the year before PPI treatment to 3.89 after treatment with a PPI.

More antimicrobial treatments needed in community-acquired pneumonia

More antimicrobial treatments needed in community-acquired pneumonia

Findings from a US claims-based retrospective study call for more effective antimicrobial treatments for patients with community-acquired pneumonia.

Acute pancreatitis may reveal pancreatic cancer at earlier stage

Acute pancreatitis may reveal pancreatic cancer at earlier stage

Surgical intervention after 24.5 days of acute pancreatitis may be beneficial for reducing postoperative complications.

Opioids for chronic pain: a new clinical guideline from the VA and Department of Defense

Opioids for chronic pain: a new clinical guideline from the VA and Department of Defense

The Veterans Administration and Department of Defense issue a clinical practice guideline regarding opioid therapy for chronic pain in veterans.

Personalized treatment for very early stage hepatocellular carcinoma

Personalized treatment for very early stage hepatocellular carcinoma

Investigators have proposed an algorithm to facilitate the decision-making process of clinical care for patients with very early hepatocellular carcinoma.

2017 Adult immunization schedule released by the CDC

2017 Adult immunization schedule released by the CDC

The ACIP has released the 2017 recommended immunization schedule for adults.

MRI may detect autism before age 1

MRI may detect autism before age 1

MRI scans showed that the brain size of infants grew faster between 12 and 24 months, the same time that behavioral signs of autism appeared.

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