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Could aspirin enhance performance of stool DNA test for colon cancer?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There’s no need for people to stop taking aspirin before an immunochemical fecal occult blood test (iFOBT) because it won’t hamper the performance of the test, a new study suggests. On the contrary, low-dose aspirin...

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Rizatriptan may work for migraineurs who don’t respond to sumatriptan

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with acute migraine who find sumatriptan ineffective may have a better response to rizatriptan, according to a study reported in Cephalalgia online November 15. In their introduction, the authors note that up to...

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Metformin can prevent fetal macrosomia in gestational diabetes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For women of normal weight or moderate overweight who develop gestational diabetes late in pregnancy, treatment with metformin may be a suitable alternative to insulin therapy for preventing fetal macrosomia, a Finnish...