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, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SARS-CoV-2 reinfection risk drops with presence of antibodies

(HealthDay)—Health care workers with anti-spike or anti-nucleocapsid immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies have a reduced risk for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) reinfection in the following six ...

Medical research

Risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection lower for O, Rh− blood groups

(HealthDay)—Type O and rhesus-negative (Rh−) blood groups seem to be associated with a lower risk for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, according to a study published online Nov. ...

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