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Data from the multicenter Italian studio di intervento nel decadimento vascolare lieve (IDEALE study) show the dietary supplement citicoline to be effective and well tolerated in patients with mild vascular cognitive impairment.
Nearly 75% of primary care physicians recommend nonprescription medications to relieve symptoms before recommending a prescription treatment, according to a new survey conducted by Nielsen and IMS on behalf of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.
Data from the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study suggest that aspirin may have a chemopreventive effect against the development of melanoma.
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Antibiotic overuse for acute cough illness may be due in part to a mismatch between patients’ expectations about cough duration (7.2 to 9.3 days) and the likely duration based on published medical literature (17.8 days).
A study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases challenges the prevailing belief that influenza virus is spread primarily by large particles traveling up to a maximum of 3 to 6 feet from an infected person.
Recently reported results from two studies link high intake of supplemental calcium with an increased risk of cardiovascular death.
Triple therapy with (1) a diuretic, (2) an angiotensin converting–enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), and (3) a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) may increase the risk of acute kidney injury, based on the results of a retrospective, nested case-control analysis conducted in the United Kingdom.
In a retrospective chart review encompassing 1,105 children diagnosed with acute kidney injury, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-associated acute kidney injury accounted for 2.7% of cases and typically occurred after the administration of correctly dosed NSAIDs