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Bloomberg News reports on a study in the Lancet that has found increasing rates of stroke amongst young people since 1990. The study "searched Medline, Embase, LILACS, Scopus, PubMed, Science Direct, Global Health Database, the WHO library, and WHO regional databases from 1990 to 2012" and included 119...
The New York Times' Well blog reports that flu vaccines may be tied to positive cardiovascular outcomes. A study published in JAMA reviewed 5 randomized clinical trials comparing influenza vaccine versus controls in patients with high risk of cardiovascular disease. Risk ratios were obtained for "composite...
The New York Times reports that recent increases in drug costs have caused Americans to turn to illegal purchase of drugs from other countries. One American purchased a year's worth of Vagifem estrogen tablets for $100 from Canada, a dosage that would cost close to $1,000 in the United States. The FDA...