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Long-term therapy with proton pump inhibitors appears safe

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The results of the largest and longest study of gastrin biology in Barrett’s esophagus to date provide further evidence that long-term therapy with proton pump inhibitors (PPI) does not increase the risk of esophageal...

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PSA testing not supported for prostate cancer screening

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In detecting prostate cancer, no single prostate specific antigen (PSA) cut-off value achieves the likelihood ratios usually required of a screening test, according to a report in the September 25th Online First issue of BMJ....

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SSRI use in pregnancy tied to heart defects, but absolute risks small

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The results of a large population-based study in Denmark suggest that children born to women who use selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in early pregnancy are at increased risk for septal heart defects. Still,...