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One-question screening test identifies unhealthy alcohol use

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A single question may be all it takes for primary care providers to accurately screen patients who may be drinking too much, new research suggests. Claims on their time prevent many primary care physicians from...

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Vertebroplasty provides no advantages for osteoporotic spinal fractures

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Vertebroplasty does not improve the pain or disability associated with osteoporotic spinal fractures, according to the results of two randomized trials appearing in The New England Journal of Medicine for August 6. ...

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Poor glycemic control an independent risk factor for low HDL

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The well-known association between poor glycemic control and low HDL cholesterol in patients with type 2 diabetes is independent of obesity and hypertriglyceridemia, according to a study conducted in Italy. Obesity and...