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More evidence that PPIs raise risk of C difficile diarrhea: report

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There is “sufficient” evidence that treatment with a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) increases the incidence of Clostridium-difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD), say the authors of a new meta-analysis of relevant research. “We recommend that the routine use of PPIs for...

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Blood of uncomplicated hemochromatosis patients safe for transfusion

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Blood from patients with uncomplicated hemochromatosis is safe and effective for transfusion, researchers from the Belgian Red Cross report in the June 1st online Journal of Hepatology. “Physicians should encourage their patients, once they have normalized iron levels and no...

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Resveratrol supplement curbs inflammatory markers

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A long-term dietary intervention with grape resveratrol supplements improves the inflammatory and fibrinolytic status of patients at high risk of cardiovascular (CVD) disease, Spanish researchers report in an April 19th on-line paper in the American Journal of...