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Type 2 diabetes raises pancreatitis and biliary disease risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with type 2 diabetes have an almost three-fold higher risk of acute pancreatitis and two-fold greater risk of biliary disease compared with sex- and age-matched controls without diabetes, according to a...

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Algorithm estimates 1-week stroke risk following first TIA

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The “ABCD” rule for predicting stroke following a first transient ischemic attack (TIA) can be used by emergency physicians to decide which patients may be candidates for discharge home if followed with urgent...

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Hypothyroidism linked to liver cancer in women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Women with long-standing hypothyroidism are at increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, the results of a case-control study suggest. By contrast, hypothyroidism is not significantly associated with this malignancy in men. ...