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Longer screening interval for retinopathy might be safe for some diabetics

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with type 2 diabetes who don’t have retinopathy at baseline have a relatively low risk of developing eye complications during 5 to 10 years of follow-up, according to a population-based UK study. “Screening...

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H1N1 pandemic flu vaccine may protect across two seasons

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – H1N1 antibody levels remain high in children a year after immunization with a monovalent adjuvanted pandemic swine influenza vaccine, a UK team reports in Clinical Infectious Diseases online January 19. Furthermore, “It is...

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PPI therapy does not improve asthma control in children

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Untreated gastroesophageal reflux does not appear to be a factor in poorly controlled asthma in children, as adding a proton pump inhibitor to treatment in such cases does not improve symptoms or lung function. In fact,...