Obstetrics & gynaecology

Review: paroxetine reduces vasomotor symptoms

(HealthDay)—For perimenopausal and postmenopausal women, paroxetine reduces vasomotor symptoms, according to a review and meta-analysis published online April 7 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Ophthalmology

Cataract surgery lessens patients' dizziness

Older people with visual impairment can report feeling dizzy and falling. A new study found that after routine cataract surgery, the improved vision led to patients experiencing significantly less dizziness, although they ...

Other

Is head CT overused in emergency departments?

Less than 7.1% of patients presenting to the emergency department with dizziness and 6.4% complaining of syncope or near-syncope benefited from head CT say researchers at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Honolulu. The use of ...

Medications

Impavido approved to treat tropical parasitic disease

(HealthDay)—Impavido (miltefosine) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with leishmaniasis, a tropical disease caused by a parasite that's transmitted by the bites of sand flies.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cognitive, physical impairment mar driving in chronic whiplash

(HealthDay)—Cognitive and physical impairments have an independent effect on self-reported driving difficulty in individuals with chronic whiplash-associated disorder, according to a study published in the Aug. 15 issue ...

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