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Language barriers not associated with diabetes complications

A study of immigrant patients in Canada suggests that language barriers don't impact the risk for diabetes complications in non-native patients.

Hormonal birth control increases gestational diabetes risk

Women using barrier contraception and those using no contraception were at lower risk compared with those using hormonal contraception.

Post-cardiac surgery stroke predictors identified

Most patients undergoing cardiac surgery have conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and atrial fibrillation.

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Language barriers not associated with diabetes complications

Language barriers not associated with diabetes complications

A study of immigrant patients in Canada suggests that language barriers don't impact the risk for diabetes complications in non-native patients.

Hormonal birth control increases gestational diabetes risk

Hormonal birth control increases gestational diabetes risk

Women using barrier contraception and those using no contraception were at lower risk compared with those using hormonal contraception.

Post-cardiac surgery stroke predictors identified

Post-cardiac surgery stroke predictors identified

Most patients undergoing cardiac surgery have conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and atrial fibrillation.

Obesity, gestational weight gain associated with child asthma risk

Obesity, gestational weight gain associated with child asthma risk

Each 1-kg/m2 increase in maternal BMI was associated with a 2% to 3% increase in the odds of childhood asthma.

PCPs aren't recommending the HPV vaccine enough

PCPs aren't recommending the HPV vaccine enough

1/3 of parents of girls reported that their child's clinician had failed to recommended the HPV vaccination during office visits.

FDA approves extended-release pain killer

FDA approves extended-release pain killer

The medication is designed to deter abuse of the drug by snorting or injection.

Smoking during pregnancy linked to child ADHD

Smoking during pregnancy linked to child ADHD

Maternal and paternal smoking during pregnancy was associated with higher ADHD risk, but the association was stronger for females.

Probiotics may lower blood pressure

Probiotics may lower blood pressure

Effect appears to be greater when baseline blood pressure is elevated.

Antibiotics Rx more common than antivirals for flu

Antibiotics Rx more common than antivirals for flu

Among patients diagnosed with PCR-confirmed influenza, more receive antibiotic prescriptions than antivirals.

Clinician's role in HIV prevention to expand

Combining behavioral and biomedical advancements may be the best prevention method for patients at risk of HIV.

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