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DHEA serum levels predict coronary heart disease risk

For elderly men, low serum levels of the adrenal sex hormone DHEA and its sulfate, DHEA-S, predict coronary heart disease risk.

Prenatal exposure to sodium valproate linked to lower IQ in offspring

The IQ of children exposed to VPA was lower compared with children born to women without epilepsy and that of those exposed to carbamazepine.

FDA approves first Meningococcal B vaccine

The FDA has approved Trumenba, the first vaccine approved in the U.S. to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B

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DHEA serum levels predict coronary heart disease risk

DHEA serum levels predict coronary heart disease risk

For elderly men, low serum levels of the adrenal sex hormone DHEA and its sulfate, DHEA-S, predict coronary heart disease risk.

Prenatal exposure to sodium valproate linked to lower IQ in offspring

Prenatal exposure to sodium valproate linked to lower IQ in offspring

The IQ of children exposed to VPA was lower compared with children born to women without epilepsy and that of those exposed to carbamazepine.

FDA approves first Meningococcal B vaccine

FDA approves first Meningococcal B vaccine

The FDA has approved Trumenba, the first vaccine approved in the U.S. to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B

Be alert for food allergens omitted from nutrition labels

Be alert for food allergens omitted from nutrition labels

Nearly one-third of all foods reported as serious health risks involved allergens that were not listed on food labels.

Ebola quarantines are overused in United States

Ebola quarantines are overused in United States

Quarantining asymptomatic people who may have Ebola is unnecessary and harmful, according to experts.

Metformin better for initial type 2 diabetes treatment

Metformin better for initial type 2 diabetes treatment

Compared with sulfonylurea, thiazolidinedione, or DDP-4 inhibitor, patients who started their initial T2DM treatment with metformin did not need additional medication.

Ebola patients in United States fare well

Ebola patients in United States fare well

The United States has handled the Ebola outbreak relatively well despite country-wide concern.

Placebo, nectar reduce nighttime cough in kids

Placebo, nectar reduce nighttime cough in kids

Children who were assigned agave nectar or a placebo coughed less often and less severely compared with children who received no treatment.

Twitter feeds every NP/PA should follow

Twitter feeds every NP/PA should follow

Twitter can help NPs and PAs stay up-to-date on the latest news, policies, and research in their fields.

Many colleges lack resources to care for students with chronic health conditions

Many colleges lack resources to care for students with chronic health conditions

Only 24% of college medical directors reported contacting students to make a first-time appointment.

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