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It is feasible to sell chlamydia test kits through pharmacies and use existing health infrastructure to follow up on results and manage clients

Pharmacy-Based Sale of Chlamydia Test Kits Is Effective

Mailing of specimens for processing, return of results is feasible
For patients with type 2 diabetes on insulin therapy

Lactobacillus Supplement Doesn’t Impact HbA1c in Type 2 Diabetes

Patients receiving highest dose of L. reuteri have increases in insulin sensitivity index versus baseline
Vascular endothelial growth factor levels are significantly higher in the aqueous humor of diabetes mellitus patients and glaucoma patients who used prostaglandin agents

Aqueous Humor VEGF Levels Up With Prostaglandin for Glaucoma

Findings for patients with diabetes, patients with glaucoma who used prostaglandin agents
A panel of 88 single nucleotide polymorphisms can predict breast cancer risk

Panel of 88 SNPs Predicts Breast CA Risk in Women at High Risk

SNP88 is independent of Tyrer-Cuzick model; improved prediction when combined multiplicatively
There is a direct correlation between the pretreatment serum uric acid level and tumor progression in patients with locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Uric Acid May Mark Progression for Nasopharyngeal Cancer

High pretreatment uric acid may be clinical biomarker for lung metastasis
There is regional variation in the incidence and death rates for melanoma; and sex

Incidence of Melanoma Continues to Rise in Majority of States

And, sex, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity impact the prevalence of indoor tanning use among youth
The prevalence of driving under the influence of alcohol and illicit drugs has been quantified in a report published Dec. 28 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Survey Shows Lower Rate of Impaired Driving in U.S. for 2014

In 2014, 11.1 percent drove under the influence of alcohol, 4.1 percent drove under influence of drugs
Among U.S. adults

Iron Deficiency Anemia Ups Risk of Hearing Loss in U.S. Adults

After adjustment for sex, adults with IDA have increased odds of SNHL, combined hearing loss
Female gender is an independent predictor of all-cause mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention

Female Gender Predictor of All-Cause Mortality After PCI

Female gender independently predicts mortality at 30 days and one year in two large data sets
Ustekinumab is tolerated for treatment of atopic dermatitis in certain patients

Ustekinumab Tolerated in Severe Atopic Dermatitis

Four of 10 patients show response to treatment, with one patient experiencing complete response