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No increased risk of intracerebral hemorrhage with statin use

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Contrary to some study findings, statin therapy does not increase the risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) significantly, according to the results of a new meta-analysis reported in the August issue of Stroke online May 15. “The significant reduction in total stroke and...

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Tight glycemic control for CKD prevention not worth it: meta-analysis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with type 2 diabetes, intensive control of blood sugar reduces the risk of microalbuminuria and macroalbuminuria, but its impact on hard clinical renal end points is less certain, according to results of a meta-analysis of seven randomized trials. Dr. Steven G....

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Laninamivir on par with zanamivir for pediatric influenza, more convenient

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For pediatric influenza, a single inhalation of laninamivir octanoate is as safe and effective as 10 inhalations over five days of zanamivir, according to a study reported online May 21 in Pediatrics. However, preschool-age children may have trouble inhaling laninamivir...