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The New York Times' Well blog reports on a new study in the AJM that has found a link between body mass index (BMI) and waistline to the risk of hearing loss. Researchers evaluated BMI, waistline and physical activity of 68,421 women who were part of the Nurses' Health Study II and asked them to report on...
Reuters reports that the CDC has issued data informing the public that the number of cases of measles in the United States this year has reached 175, nearly triple the annual average. "Home-grown measles were eliminated from the U.S in 2000" but the disease is still brought into the country by unvaccinated...

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Tolvaptan Corrects Hyponatremia in Cancer Patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In hospitalized cancer patients, the common problem of hyponatremia can be corrected by administration of the orally active V2 receptor antagonist, tolvaptan. The finding comes from a relatively small double-blind placebo-controlled trial.  “The correction in the tolvaptan...