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Increased risk of sudden cardiac death with HIV infection

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Individuals infected with HIV face an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD), according to findings published in the May 22nd Journal of the American College of Cardiology. “As part of my ongoing research in 2010, we were fully investigating every instance of sudden...

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Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy curbs pediatric obesity

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) prompts weight loss in most severely obese children and adolescents, Saudi Arabian researchers report in an April 16th on-line paper in the Annals of Surgery. Moreover, Dr. Aayed R. Alqahtani told Reuters Health by email, "Sleeve...

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Vitamin D3 beats D2 for raising serum vitamin D levels: meta-analysis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Regardless of dosage, frequency or route of administration, vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is more efficacious in raising serum 25 hydroxyvitamin D concentrations than vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials....