Gerontology & Geriatrics

No increased fall risk with HTN treatment in older women

(HealthDay)—Treating high blood pressure (BP) is not associated with an increased fall risk among older women, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Relapse-free cure from MDR-TB higher than anticipated

(HealthDay)—The frequency of relapse-free cure from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is higher than previously anticipated, according to a study published in the Aug. 1 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory ...

Cancer

Link for asbestos-free talcum powder, cancer not clear

(HealthDay)—Talcum powder, made from talc, which contains asbestos is considered carcinogenic to humans, while the carcinogenicity of talc without asbestos is unclear, according to the American Cancer Society.

Cardiology

Most bleeding events in non-CVD patients are GI-related

(HealthDay)—Among a cohort of individuals without cardiovascular disease (CVD) not receiving antiplatelet therapy, most major bleeding events involved gastrointestinal bleeding and 7 percent of bleeding events were fatal, ...

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