Health

Exercise reduces risk of airway disease

Exercise appears to reduce the long-term risk of bronchiectasis, a potentially serious disease of the airways, according to a study published in the journal Radiology.

Medical research

Study paves the way for preventing sudden cardiac arrest

A study comparing commonly used medications for type 2 diabetes has found that sulfonylurea drugs are associated with a reduced risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest compared with metformin. The research is published today ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

USPSTF urges screening young women for chlamydia, gonorrhea

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea for all sexually active women aged 24 years and younger and for women older than 25 years at increased risk for ...

Diabetes

USPSTF advises screening for gestational diabetes mellitus

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) screening at or after 24 weeks of pregnancy in asymptomatic individuals. This recommendation forms the basis of a draft recommendation ...

Medications

Rifaximin prevents overt hepatic encephalopathy after TIPS

For patients with cirrhosis undergoing transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement, rifaximin used before and after the procedure is associated with a reduced risk for overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE), ...

Neuroscience

Prostate drug associated with lower risk of Parkinson's disease

Taking a particular type of medication to treat enlarged prostate is associated with a reduced risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a large observational study led by researchers at the University of Iowa, ...

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