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Metformin can prevent fetal macrosomia in gestational diabetes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For women of normal weight or moderate overweight who develop gestational diabetes late in pregnancy, treatment with metformin may be a suitable alternative to insulin therapy for preventing fetal macrosomia, a Finnish team reports in BJOG published online November 18. A...

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Tea extract improves symptoms of schizophrenia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Augmenting antipsychotic treatment with a biologically active natural product, L-theanine, improves symptoms in patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, Israeli investigators have shown in a study reported in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry online November...

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Effect of switching from efavirenz to etravirine on CNS side effects unclear

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - HIV patients whose regimen includes efavirenz and who experience CNS side effects such as insomnia and nervousness may benefit from a switch to etravirine, according to one report in AIDS online November 11, but another paper in the same issue finds the strategy of little...