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DASH-style diet may not improve certain cardiovascular disease risks

Insulin sensitivity, lipid levels, and systolic blood pressure were not improved among patients assigned a DASH-style or low-glycemic diet.

High-dose flu vaccine better for seniors in nursing homes

Stronger improvement in the immune response was seen in frail senior patients living in nursing homes who received a high-dose flu vaccine.

Metformin may promote weight loss in obese kids

Metformin treatment correlated with significant reduction in energy intake.

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DASH-style diet may not improve certain cardiovascular disease risks

DASH-style diet may not improve certain cardiovascular disease risks

Insulin sensitivity, lipid levels, and systolic blood pressure were not improved among patients assigned a DASH-style or low-glycemic diet.

Viekira Pak HCV combo tx gets FDA nod

Viekira Pak HCV combo tx gets FDA nod

The novel combination treatment is indicated for patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection, including cirrhosis.

High-dose flu vaccine better for seniors in nursing homes

High-dose flu vaccine better for seniors in nursing homes

Stronger improvement in the immune response was seen in frail senior patients living in nursing homes who received a high-dose flu vaccine.

Metformin may promote weight loss in obese kids

Metformin may promote weight loss in obese kids

Metformin treatment correlated with significant reduction in energy intake.

Geospatial map provides insight into HIV/hepatitis C mortality rates

Geospatial map provides insight into HIV/hepatitis C mortality rates

Multiple cause methodologies were used to illustrate HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C infection rates in Massachusetts.

Cardiovascular benefits from yoga comparable to walking

Cardiovascular benefits from yoga comparable to walking

No significant difference in heart health benefit was found between patients who practiced yoga compared with patients who walked for exercise.

Indoor tanning-related emergency department visits drop

Indoor tanning-related emergency department visits drop

The decreasing popularity of tanning salons may be a contributing factor to the drop of emergency care visits because of overexposure to UV radiation.

Acute myocardial infarction patients not receiving sexual counseling

Acute myocardial infarction patients not receiving sexual counseling

Younger patients received either incorrect or no information regarding sexual activity after an acute myocardial infarction.

No link between migraines, breast cancer risk

No link between migraines, breast cancer risk

Researchers found no association between patients with clinician-diagnosed migraines and invasive breast cancer.

Rapid syphilis screening test expands into more health-care settings

Rapid syphilis screening test expands into more health-care settings

The Syphilis Health Check test can now be performed by untrained health-care workers in a variety of nontraditional laboratory settings.

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