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Psoriasis associated with increased risk of diabetes and hypertension

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Results of a prospective, 14-year study indicate that women with psoriasis are at increased risk of incident diabetes and hypertension, verifying previous findings from cross-sectional studies. For their study, Dr. Abrar A. Qureshi and colleagues at Brigham and...

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Combined oral contraceptives linked to incident SLE

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Certain women may be at risk of developing systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) when they start taking combined oral contraceptives, according to investigators at McGill University in Montreal. “This risk appeared to be mostly limited to the first 3 months of use with...

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Dienogest a promising new treatment for endometriosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The progestin dienogest is as effective as the gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist buserelin for symptoms of endometriosis, with less reduction in bone mass, physicians in Japan report in the March issue of Fertility and Sterility. Noted for its high selectivity for...