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Lower dose of newer clot-buster may be appropriate for some stroke patients

New research confirms that the lower 0.25mg/kg dose of the clot-busting agent tenecteplase is appropriate for eligible stroke patients and can reduce the need for mechanical clot removal, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2020. The clot-busting medication alteplase was approved by the U.S. Food and […]

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Diabetes patients who use online tools manage disease better

In a study published in JAMA Network Open today, Kaiser Permanente scientists report that diabetes patients who used the Kaiser Permanente patient portal and mobile phone app improved their diabetes management outcomes. The large study, involving more than 111,000 patients, was unique in assessing the relationship between the use of online tools and medication adherence […]

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Using marijuana may risk the lives of millions of heart patients

Warning for 2 million weed-smoking heart patients: Marijuana may boost statin and blood thinner levels to dangerous levels and cause the SAME cardiovascular damage as cigarettes Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers estimate that some two million Americans with heart disease use marijuana  A review of prior studies found the livers attempt to process both marijuana […]

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Inflammation linked to thyroid dysfunction in psoriasis patients

(HealthDay)—While the rate of thyroid dysfunction among patients with psoriasis generally is not higher than expected, psoriasis in patients with thyroid dysfunction is more clinically severe and serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) are higher, according to a study published online Dec. 5 in the Journal of Dermatology. Kaoru Namiki, from the Teikyo University School […]