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Study confirms benefits of metformin in diabetes and heart failure

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In diabetics with heart failure, use of metformin is associated with a lower risk of mortality than use of other anti-diabetic agents, even after controlling for other potential prognostic factors, according to a March 18 online report in Diabetes Care. In the article, Dr....

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Insulin pump improves metabolic control in children with diabetes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In young children with type 1 diabetes, early treatment with an insulin pump -- preferably starting at diagnosis -- improves metabolic control, new research shows. The findings, reported online March 15th in the Journal of Pediatrics, stem from a study of 66 children with...

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Rosuvastatin safe for children with familial hypercholesterolemia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Rosuvastatin is safe and effective in children with familial hypercholesterolemia, although many will not achieve consensus targets for low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, researchers report in the March 16th Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Familial...