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Beta-1-selective beta-blockers safer for heart failure patients with COPD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The nonselective beta-blocker carvedilol and the beta-1-selective beta-blockers metoprolol succinate and bisoprolol have significantly different treatment effects in patients with chronic heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study shows....

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Benefits of probiotics in preterm neonates confirmed: studies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The "dramatic benefits" of probiotic supplements for reducing death and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm neonates have been confirmed by a meta-analysis published online today in Pediatrics, the study authors say. "Given the totality of the...

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PET not useful right after chemo for colorectal liver metastases

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Positron emission tomography (PET) of the liver is extremely unreliable in patients who’ve just had chemotherapy for colorectal cancer metastases, because the false-negative rate is very high, according to a study from The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer...