Diana Ernst, RPh

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Health Experts Review 41 Diets, Rank Best Overall for 2019

Health Experts Review 41 Diets, Rank Best Overall for 2019

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An expert panel assessed 41 diets to come up with their final results, examining the evidence behind each diet's claims, the short-term and long-term weight loss associated with the diet, how easy the diet is to follow, how well each diet conforms to current nutrition standards, and its effect on diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy May Reduce Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk

Menopausal Hormone Therapy May Reduce Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk

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To investigate the association between hormone therapy and carpal tunnel syndrome risk, researchers conducted a secondary analysis of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) hormone therapy trials.

GI Bleed Hospitalization Risk Linked to Oral Anticoagulant Choice, PPI Cotherapy

GI Bleed Hospitalization Risk Linked to Oral Anticoagulant Choice, PPI Cotherapy

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To compare the incidence of hospitalization for upper GI tract bleeding, researchers used US Medicare beneficiary files to identify a cohort of patients that were ≥30 years old who initiated oral anticoagulation therapy with apixaban, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, or warfarin, with or without PPI cotherapy.

Keytruda Gets FDA Approval for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Keytruda Gets FDA Approval for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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The approval was based on data from the KEYNOTE-224 study, a single-arm trial in patients with HCC who had disease progression on or after sorafenib or were intolerant to sorafenib; had measurable disease; and Child-Pugh class A liver impairment.

First-in-Class Antiviral Approved for the Treatment of Influenza

First-in-Class Antiviral Approved for the Treatment of Influenza

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"This is the first new antiviral flu treatment with a novel mechanism of action approved by the FDA in nearly 20 years," said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD.

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