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Tesamorelin reduces liver fat content in patients with HIV and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Tesamorelin May Aid Patients With HIV, Fatty Liver Disease

Tesamorelin significantly reduced hepatic fat fraction compared with placebo
African-Americans with higher perceived stress over time may be at increased risk for developing hypertension

High Perceived Stress Tied to Higher Blood Pressure in Blacks

Association persisted after adjustment for demographic, clinical, and behavioral factors
Topical supplemental testosterone increases running performance and lean body mass in young

Boosting Testosterone Ups Women’s Athletic Performance

Authors say findings have implications for classification in international sporting competitions
Opioids do not provide improved pain control following a vasectomy and may be tied to a higher risk for persistent use

Opioids May Not Be Needed for Acute Pain Control After Vasectomy

Initially prescribed opioids have higher rate of persistent use but no acute improved pain control
Maternal elevated lead exposure is associated with an increased risk for intergenerational overweight or obesity

Maternal Lead Exposure Tied to Obesity Risk in Offspring

However, adequate maternal folate status appears to mitigate risk
Patients with primary restless leg syndrome who begin dopamine agonist therapy may be at increased risk for adverse psychiatric events

Dopamine Agonists Tied to Higher Risk for Psychiatric Events

Findings seen in large study of patients with restless leg syndrome starting dopamine agonists
Patients in the United States and Canada receive prescription opioids after surgeries at a rate that is approximately seven times higher than the rate in Sweden

Postop Opioid Rx Sevenfold Higher in U.S., Canada Versus Sweden

About 75 percent of patients in U.S. and Canada fill opioid prescriptions versus 11 percent in Sweden
Breast reduction surgery improves physical and psychosocial well-being in young women undergoing surgery for concerns related to excessively large breasts

Breast Reduction Surgery Improves Well-Being for Young Patients

Complications generally minor; most patients improved in physical and psychosocial well-being
None of the 34 top-selling sweetened children's drinks meet expert recommendations for healthier drinks for children

Sweetened Drinks Represent Majority of Children’s Drink Sales

Unsweetened 100 percent juice drinks represent just 38 percent of children's drink sales
Abnormal menstrual cycle characteristics are associated with elevated mortality risk

Abnormal Menstrual Cycle Linked to Elevated Mortality

Women reporting irregular menstrual cycle at 14 to 17, 18 to 22 more likely to die from any causes