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Low-dose naproxen should not be administered along with aspirin

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Low-dose naproxen given close to the dosing of aspirin interferes with aspirin’s antiplatelet effects, according to a report in the November 23rd online Arthritis & Rheumatism. “The results of this experiment clearly showed that the administration of naproxen given 2...

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Levothyroxine at bedtime has benefits: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Taking levothyroxine on an empty stomach at bedtime, instead of in the morning before breakfast, significantly improves thyroid hormone levels and many patients prefer it, hint results of a prospective randomized crossover study. Ninety patients completed the study. Compared...

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Skeletal survey fosters detection of child physical abuse

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Skeletal surveys are often critical to the diagnosis of physical abuse in children, researchers report in the December 13th online issue of Pediatrics. "When physicians are evaluating infants and young children with a fracture, with an apparent life-threatening event (ALTE), with...