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Efavirenz linked to severe vitamin D deficiency

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – HIV-positive patients taking efavirenz are at risk for clinically significant vitamin D deficiency, and for excessive bone turnover if they are taking tenofovir, a UK group reports in a June 25 advance online issue of AIDS. Dr. Frank A. Post at King’s College London School...

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Dyspnea common with ticagrelor antiplatelet therapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Episodes of dyspnea are more common in patients treated with the antiplatelet agent than in those taking clopidogrel, although the clinical importance of this side effect seems minor in most cases. Ticagrelor is a reversible P2Y12 adenosine diphosphate receptor antagonist. It...

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No reduction in obesity-related cancers seen after surgical weight loss

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The risk of developing obesity-related cancer such as breast cancer or prostate cancer is apparently not curtailed in patients who undergo bariatric surgery for weight loss, according to new study findings. Dr. Magdalena Plecka Ostlund at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm...