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Some rapid hepatitis B screening tests have high diagnostic accuracy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Generally, the accuracy of antigen-based point-of-care tests for hepatitis B infection is high, but the sensitivity of antibody-based tests needs to be improved, according to the results of a meta-analysis of global data reported in the American Journal of Gastroenterology...

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Intensive BP control unlikely to boost health-related quality of life

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Intensive control of blood pressure does have a clinically significant positive or negative impact on depression or patient-reported health-related quality of life, according to the ACCORD BP HRQL substudy published online May 14 in Diabetes Care. In the previously reported...

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No increased risk of intracerebral hemorrhage with statin use

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Contrary to some study findings, statin therapy does not increase the risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) significantly, according to the results of a new meta-analysis reported in the August issue of Stroke online May 15. “The significant reduction in total stroke and...