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New Measurement Technique Suggests Lower Recommended Daily Vitamin D Intake

Using a new measurement technique, researchers have found that the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for vitamin D intake could be lowered from 800 international units (IU) to 400 IU per day. In ... View More

Blood Test Could Distinguish Between Schizophrenia, Depression

The A procedure that uses a blood test to measure levels of the hormone arginine vasopressin (AVP) can distinguish between depression and schizophrenia, suggests a proofof-concept study p... View More

AHA Releases Statement On Omega-3 Supplementation

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently released a science advisory on supplementation with eicosapentaenoic acid plus docosahexaenoic acid (omega-3 polyunsaturated f... View More

Statin Intolerance May Raise Risk of Recurrent Myocardial Infarction

According to a recent study, statin intolerance was associated with a higher risk of recurrent myocardial infarction (MI) and coronary heart disease (CHD), but not with all-cause mortalit... View More

Study: Diabetes Remission Possible With Short, Intense Treatment Regimen

Remission of type 2 diabetes can be achieved through intensive treatment with oral medications, insulin, and lifestyle interventions, according to the results of a recent study.... View More

Nasal Swabs Could be Used to Detect Lung Cancer in Current and Former Smokers

Nasal swabs may be a noninvasive alternative for detecting lung cancer in former and current smokers, according to a new study.“Given that bronchial and nasal epithelial g... View More

FDA: New Treatment for House Dust Mite Allergies

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Odactra, a once-daily sublingual tablet, for the treatment of house dust mite-induced nasal inflammation, with o... View More

WHO Publishes List of Antibiotic-Resistant “Priority Pathogens”

The World Health Organization released its first ever report identifying 12 antibiotic-resistant bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health.The Global Priority List of Antibio... View More

Many PPI Users Experience Silent Kidney Damage

Many patients taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) do not experience acute kidney injury before developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease (ESRD), accord... View More

Study: One High-Fat Meal Could Induce Metabolic Changes in the Liver

A single oral dose of saturated fat impaired hepatic metabolic responses and increased the risk for developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and insulin resistance in healthy a... View More
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