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Midlife cholesterol levels not linked to Alzheimer’s disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Forget those headlines from the past few years linking hypercholesterolemia in midlife to risk of dementia in old age. Data presented in the November 23 issue of Neurology “suggest that midlife cholesterol level is not associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s...

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Benefits of testosterone in frail old men fade soon after discontinuation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Short-term testosterone treatment in frail elderly men improves muscle mass and strength, but the effects don’t last more than 6 months after treatment stops, new findings indicate. “Since the use of testosterone in elderly men raises concerns regarding adverse...

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Penicillin allergy overdiagnosed in children with skin rashes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When children develop a skin rash after being treated with a beta-lactam, the cause is more likely to be related to a viral infection rather than an allergic reaction to the antibiotic, according to a Swiss study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology...