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Extremely important information for you or your loved ones who have had had heart valve replacements.
Longer warfarin treatment after receiving a bioprosthetic aortic valve may prevent a substantial number of cardiovascular deaths, a Dutch registry study suggested. Patients who discontinued warfarin without completing the recommended 3-month course were more than seven-fold more likely to die from cardiovascular causes than patients who continued to the third month, Charlotte Mérie, MD, of Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte, and colleagues found....
Tinnitus: There Are Answers to Ringing in the Ears
Buzzing, clanging, whooshing, musical tones, humming, ringing, even jack hammering... tinnitus can drive you absolutely bonkers. The internal racket can be caused from exposure to sudden or chronic loud noises, free radical damage, age-related hearing loss, medication side effects, ear wax and a number of diseases. That's just for starters...
High Blood Sugar Levels in Older Women Linked to Colorectal Cancer
Elevated blood sugar levels are associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The findings, observed in nearly 5,000 postmenopausal women, appear in the November 29 online edition of the British Journal of Cancer.
Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention: Fact Sheet
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New Drug Allows Shorter Hepatitis Therapy for Some
Response-guided therapy with the protease inhibitor telaprevir (Incivek) can cut the treatment period for hepatitis C (HCV) in half, researchers reported. In an open-label randomized trial, 24 and 48 weeks of standard therapy – each combined with telaprevir for the first 12 weeks – had equivalent efficacy among patients who responded early and strongly, according to Kenneth Sherman, MD, PhD, of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and colleagues.
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