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Insulin has neutral effect on cardiovascular disease, cancer when used early in type 2 diabetes

mdCurrent Conference Report: 72nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association Basal insulin in patients with prediabetes or newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes has no effect on cardiovascular disease events over a median follow-up of 6.2 years, according to a recent study. An estimated 62 million people nationwide are… 

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Hormone replacement therapy may increase the risk of ulcerative colitis in postmenopausal women

mdCurrent Conference Report: Digestive Disease Week Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may increase the risk of ulcerative colitis in postmenopausal women, according to a new study presented at Digestive Disease Week 2012. “It is important that clinicians are aware of the results of this study, but it should not lead to… 

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Pregabalin found more effective than pramipexole in restless leg syndrome

mdCurrent Conference Report: 64th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting A major multicenter study undertaken in restless leg syndrome (RLS) demonstrated greater efficacy for the alpha-2-delta ligand pregabalin than the dopamine agonist pramipexole, which has been widely regarded until now as the first-line treatment. In the study, presented at the… 

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