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Acid reflux drugs linked to increased fracture risk in kids

Proton pump inhibitors—a widely used class of drugs used to treat acid reflux and related symptoms—may lead to an increased risk of fractures in children and adolescents, reports a study in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN). “This study suggests an increased risk of fracture among otherwise healthy pediatric patients exposed to PPIs,” […]

Personal Health

Covid-19 or the flu? How the two infections differ

The number of to the Robert Koch Institute submitted influenza cases is the least at just under 18,000 (as of: 25.2.2020) and decreased compared to the previous week slightly. At the same time the number of Covid-19-cases is on the increase. The uncertainty in many people: How can the novel lung disease from the flu […]

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Bereaved individuals may face higher risk of dying from melanoma

Individuals who experience the loss of a partner are less likely to be diagnosed with melanoma but face an increased risk of dying from the disease, according to research published in the British Journal of Dermatology. The researchers, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Aarhus University Hospital, investigated whether bereaved […]

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Polymer-based stents noninferior for patients with high bleeding risk

(HealthDay)—Polymer-based zotarolimus-eluting stents are noninferior to polymer-free drug-coated stents among patients at high bleeding risk undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to a study published online Feb. 12 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Stephan Windecker, M.D., from Bern University Hospital in Switzerland, and colleagues conducted a randomized, single-blind trial to compare polymer-based zotarolimus-eluting […]

Health Problems

Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors may have an elevated risk of hospitalizations

Adolescent and young adults who survived at least two years after a cancer diagnosis had nearly double the risk of being hospitalized compared with their siblings and unrelated, age-matched people without cancer, according to results published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. “Few studies have investigated […]