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Lipid assessment in vascular disease may not require fasting

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Lipid assessment of vascular disease risk can be simplified by measuring either cholesterol levels or apolipoproteins, without fasting and without looking at triglyceride levels. That’s according to an analysis of data from 68 prospective studies, with more than 300,000...

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Blood transfusion safe, possibly beneficial in acute decompensated heart failure

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Blood transfusion is safe and may be beneficial in patients with acute decompensated heart failure, say researchers from Israel in the October American Heart Journal. Because of the adverse affects of anemia in acute decompensated heart failure, blood transfusions are often...

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HER2 status predicts recurrence of small breast cancers

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In women treated for small (1 cm or less), node-negative breast cancers, HER2 positivity is strongly linked to recurrence and poorer disease-free survival, according to the results of two studies reported in the November 2nd online issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. ...