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- Dietary Patterns and Fractures in Postmenopausal Women
Higher adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with a lower risk for hip fractures. These results support that a healthy dietary pattern may play a role in maintaining bone health in postmenopausal women.
- Avoidance of sun exposure as a risk factor for major causes of death
The longer life expectancy amongst women with active sun exposure habits was related to a decrease in CVD and noncancer/non-CVD mortality, causing the relative contribution of death due to cancer to increase.
- Economic Analysis of Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening and Selective Treatment Strategies
The study reports that if PSA screening is to be cost-effective, it should be used conservatively and in combination with conservative management for low-risk disease.
- Antidepressant use and risk of cardiovascular outcomes in people aged 20 to 64: cohort study using primary care database
This study found no evidence that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are associated with an increased risk of arrhythmia or stroke/transient ischaemic attack in people diagnosed as having depression between the ages of 20 to 64 or that citalopram is associated with a significantly increased risk of arrhythmia.
- Oral fluoroquinolone use and serious arrhythmia
Oral fluoroquinolone treatment was not associated with an increased risk of serious arrhythmia in the general adult populations of Denmark and Sweden, contrary to previous reports. However, the majority of fluoroquinolones were ciprofloxacin, and it is possible that the risk is with other less frequently used fluoroquinolone.
- Gradual Versus Abrupt Smoking Cessation
Quitting smoking abruptly is more likely to lead to lasting abstinence than cutting down first, even for smokers who initially prefer to quit by gradual reduction.
- Diagnosing Acute Heart Failure in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Bedside lung US and echocardiography appear to the most useful tests for affirming the presence of acute heart failure while natriuretic peptides are valuable in excluding the diagnosis.
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