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Consuming 3 or more alcoholic drinks per day may increase liver cancer risk

The investigators also found that being overweight or obese boosts the chances of developing liver cancer.

Hypertension-related deaths spike in the United States

A spike in hypertension-related death was seen in both genders and was most marked among those aged 45 to 64 years and those aged over ...

FDA: Avoid amiodarone use in patients prescribed hepatitis C meds

Adding ledipasvir/sofosbuvir or sofosbuvir to amiodarone could cause symptomatic bradycardia, reported the FDA.

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Consuming 3 or more alcoholic drinks per day may increase liver cancer risk

Consuming 3 or more alcoholic drinks per day may increase liver cancer risk

The investigators also found that being overweight or obese boosts the chances of developing liver cancer.

Hypertension-related deaths spike in the United States

Hypertension-related deaths spike in the United States

A spike in hypertension-related death was seen in both genders and was most marked among those aged 45 to 64 years and those aged over 85 years.

FDA: Avoid amiodarone use in patients prescribed hepatitis C meds

FDA: Avoid amiodarone use in patients prescribed hepatitis C meds

Adding ledipasvir/sofosbuvir or sofosbuvir to amiodarone could cause symptomatic bradycardia, reported the FDA.

Certain antibiotics may boost type 2 diabetes risk

Certain antibiotics may boost type 2 diabetes risk

Patients who were prescribed at least two courses of four types of antibiotics -- penicillins, cephalosporins, quinolones, and macrolides -- were more likely to develop diabetes.

FDA approves expands use of diabetic retinopathy drug

FDA approves expands use of diabetic retinopathy drug

The FDA has granted expanded the use of Eylea injection to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME).

Medicaid expansion linked to increase in newly diagnosed diabetes patients

Medicaid expansion linked to increase in newly diagnosed diabetes patients

There was a 23% increase in the number of Medicaid-enrolled patients with newly identified diabetes in the 26 states and the D.C. that expanded Medicaid, compared with a 0.4% increase in the 24 states that did not expand Medicaid.

Air pollution may increase anxiety, stroke risk

Air pollution may increase anxiety, stroke risk

The findings of these two studies support a sharper focus on air pollution as a leading global health concern, according to an accompanying editorial.

Governments need to prepare for infectious disease outbreaks

Governments need to prepare for infectious disease outbreaks

To illustrate the lack of preparedness countries have to address a potential disease outbreak, Bill Gates and associates built an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) simulation.

Family-centered care improves ADHD symptoms

Family-centered care improves ADHD symptoms

After one year, the children as a whole showed improvements in hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattention, and social skills.

Bariatric surgery cuts asthma-related hospital visits

Bariatric surgery cuts asthma-related hospital visits

Significantly fewer ED visits or hospitalizations for asthma exacerbation occurred within 12 months after bariatric surgery.

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