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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....

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Dimenhydrinate does not decrease vomiting in children with gastroenteritis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Orally administered dimenhydrinate does not reduce the frequency of vomiting in children with gastroenteritis, researchers from Canada report in the May 14th online Pediatrics. Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine, Driminate, and other brand names) is widely used to treat vomiting, but...

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Estrogen-raloxifene combination appears safe in postmenopausal women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The combination of estrogen and raloxifene seems to reduce menopausal symptoms and appears not to increase the risk of endometrial hyperplasia, researchers from Brazil report in the April 30th online issue of Menopause. “Some physicians use the association of these two drugs...