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(MedPage Today) -- An outbreak of respiratory illness in Alabama turned out to be a "pseudocluster” of unrelated disease, an official said.
ORLANDO (MedPage Today) -- The addition of 160° of vision to a colonoscope increased adenoma and polyp detections and lowered adenoma and polyp misses, researchers reported here.
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers are launching a large-scale comparative effectiveness trial that will help determine which of the top type 2 diabetes drugs are best for glycemic control.
(MedPage Today) -- Same-day discharge for patients receiving an implantable cardioverter defibrillator is safe, feasible, and cost-effective, a retrospective study found.
(MedPage Today) -- Many people with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators can safely take part in sports, including some that are highly vigorous and competitive, researchers reported.
(MedPage Today) -- The combination of migraine and depression has been linked to lower brain volumes in older age, a population-based study showed, but clinical implications remain unclear.
(MedPage Today) -- The life expectancy gap between the mentally ill and the general population has widened, largely because of comorbidities like cardiovascular disease and cancer, a study found.
SAN FRANCISCO (MedPage Today) -- Prejudices about individuals with mental illness play a role in many healthcare providers' treatment decisions involving physical conditions, a randomized trial suggested.
ORLANDO (MedPage Today) -- The introduction of powerful magnetic "desk toys" such as Buckyballs for adults was associated with a spike in cases of magnet ingestion among children, a researcher said here.
(MedPage Today) -- African Americans with hypothyroidism face an increased risk of death, and in patients with congestive heart failure, even mild underactive thyroid disease raises mortality risk, a retrospective cohort study found.