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Strategies outlined for neonatal screening for congenital heart disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A specially convened work group has concluded that routine screening of newborns for critical congenital heart disease, based on the detection of low oxygen saturation via pulse-oximetry monitoring, should begin,. In its...

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Bariatric surgery improves cardiovascular risk profile

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Bariatric surgery and its associated weight loss significantly improve the cardiovascular risk profile of obese patients, according to findings published in the August 30th online American Journal of Cardiology. “The...

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Diet, exercise and metformin curb metabolic side effects of androgen suppression

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Lifestyle changes and treatment with metformin may offset the development of the metabolic syndrome related to androgen deprivation therapy in men with prostate cancer, a UK team has shown in a small pilot study. “For men...