A CME Journal For Family Physicians


PPIs May Raise Depression Risk

The use of certain proton pump inhibitors (PPI) may be associated with an increased risk of major depressive disorder (MDD), according to recent study findings. For their study, the researchers eva... View More

Dietary Fats Each Affect Cholesterol Differently

Dietary fats such as butter and coconut oil each affect blood lipids differently, according to a recent study. For their study, the researchers assessed 160 individuals aged 50 to 75 years with no ... View More

5 New Diabetes Categories Proposed

The authors of a recent study have proposed 5 new classifications for patients with diabetes in hopes of tailoring future treatments and targeting early treatments to patients with the condition. ... View More

Asthma, Allergy Risks Heightened With Early-Life Antibiotic Use

Early-life antibiotic use is associated with an increased risk of allergic diseases in young children, results of a new study show. Findings were presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthm... View More

WHO Issues 2018-2019 Flu Vaccine Recommendations

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued recommendations for the composition of influenza virus vaccines for the 2018-2019 influenza season in the northern hemisphere. For the 2018-2019 quadr... View More

Which Antidepressants are Most Effective?

In a recent network meta-analysis, researchers found that the antidepressants agomelatine, amitriptyline, escitalopram, mirtazapine, paroxetine, venlafaxine, and vortioxetine are more effective tha... View More

AAP Reconsiders Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine for 2018-2019

Following a recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is reviewing the possible return of the nasal spray influenza vacci... View More

Low Diastolic BP Raises CV Risk in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Low diastolic blood pressure (DBP) is associated with subclinical myocardial injury and myocardial infarction (MI) risk in patients with diabetes and elevated cardiovascular (CV) risk, a new study ... View More

Moderate Salt Restriction May Benefit Some Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Moderate salt restriction promotes the antialbuminuric effect of losartan in patients with type 2 diabetes and macroalbuminuria, a recent study showed. For their study, the researchers evaluated pa... View More

Which Obesity Treatment is Best?

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has released 4 new studies comparing the effects of various surgical and non-surgical weight loss treatments among patients with obesity. Two ... View More
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