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Gingko biloba does not stop incidence of Alzheimer's disease, Lancet reports

September 27, 2012

The long-term use of gingko biloba extract does not lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a report published September 6 online for The Lancet.

Tight glycemic control after pediatric heart surgery shows no benefit

September 27, 2012

Tight glycemic control can be achieved in children following cardiac surgery, but it does not reduce the infection rate, mortality, or length of hospital stay compared to standard care, according to a study published in the September 7 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine

New guidelines: Screen adults for hypertriglyceridemia every 5 years

September 27, 2012

An Endocrine Society task force has established new clinical-practice guidelines that recommend screening adults for high triglyceride levels once every 5 years because of the potential risk of cardiovascular disease and pancreatitis associated with hypertriglyceridemia.

Biologics for RA treatment do not increase cancer risk

September 21, 2012

Biologic response modifiers developed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis do not appear to be associated with an increased risk of cancer, according to a study published September 5 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Glucocorticoid inhalers may impact adult height

September 21, 2012

Children with asthma who use glucocorticoid inhalers may grow shorter on average than those who do not use inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), according to a study published September 6 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Kidney stones increase risk of ESRD

September 21, 2012

The risks of end stage renal disease, chronic kidney disease, and sustained doubling of serum creatinine concentration are significantly higher in people with at least 1 symptomatic kidney stone episode, according to the results of a study published August 30 in the British Medical Journal.