Regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with erectile dysfunction (ED), according to the results of a prospective cohort study reported online February 21 and in the April print issue of the Journal of Urology.
- Feb 29 Wed 2012 10:50
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Exposure to proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) during the month before conception, but not during the first trimester, is associated with a significantly increased risk for major birth defects, according to the results of a large cohort study reported in the November 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
- Feb 26 Sun 2012 06:55
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What Is Food Allergy?
Food allergy is an immunoglobulin (Ig)E- or non-IgE-mediated immune response to food protein. This column will focus on IgE-mediated food allergy represented by immediate hypersensitivity (Gell-Coombs Type I), which can include anaphylaxis and can be life-threatening. Non-IgE-mediated reactions are thought to be cell mediated (allergic eosinophilic esophagitis/gastroenteritis, food protein-induced proctocolitis, food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome, food protein-induced enteropathy [including celiac disease], and food-induced pulmonary hemosiderosis).
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The US Food and Drug Administration today approved hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection (Makena) to reduce the risk for preterm delivery before 37 weeks of pregnancy in women with singleton pregnancy and a history of at least 1 spontaneous preterm birth.
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Children who either have been exposed to HIV or who are infected with HIV are at increased risk for certain opportunistic diseases, according to new recommendations published online August 26 in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
- Feb 13 Mon 2012 05:23
According to the World Health Organization Fact Sheet on obesity and overweight, 1.5 billion adults are overweight, and 500 million adults are obese. Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which is secreted from the intestine, enhances endogenous insulin secretion after meal ingestion, inhibits glucagon secretion, suppresses food intake, and suppresses appetite.
- Feb 12 Sun 2012 06:20
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved vismodegib (Erivedge) for the treatment of an advanced form of basal cell carcinoma (BCC). The indication is for BCC that has metastasized or relapsed after treatment with surgery, or for patients who are not candidates for surgery or radiation.
- Feb 11 Sat 2012 06:18