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Sleep apnea seems to be associated with increased risk of subsequent panic disorder

Sleep Apnea Tied to Increased Risk of Panic Disorder

Patients with sleep apnea have predisposition to develop subsequent panic disorder
Fewer than half of U.S. teenagers aged 15 to 19 are having sex

CDC: U.S. Teens Waiting Longer to Have Sex

Report finds fewer than half of those aged 15 to 19 have had intercourse
For patients undergoing robotic cardiac valve surgery

Lidocaine Patches Don’t Cut Pain After Robotic Cardiac Valve Sx

Lidocaine 5 percent patches had no impact on measures of acute or persistent pain
Two trajectories of growth correlate with development of type 2 diabetes

Two Trajectories of Childhood Growth for Type 2 Diabetes

Both start with low weight and BMI at birth; rapid BMI increase in childhood in one pathway
Rates of ganglion cell + inner plexiform layer atrophy mirrors that of whole brain atrophy in multiple sclerosis

Optical Coherence Tomography IDs Brain Atrophy in MS

Retinal atrophy mirrors whole-brain atrophy over time, as measured by optical coherence tomography
Short sleep duration (less than seven hours) is associated with increased likelihood of metabolic syndrome

Short Sleep Duration Ups Odds of Metabolic Syndrome

Dose-response association, with 1.5-fold increase among those sleeping less than five hours
Combination treatments show promise for HIV and hepatitis C virus coinfection

Combo Treatments Promising for HIV-HCV Coinfection

Sustained virologic response for ledipasvir and sofosbuvir; and for daclatasvir and sofosbuvir
Use of glitazones may help protect against Parkinson's disease

Glitazone Usage Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

Lower risk of Parkinson's seen only with current use of glitazone
Testosterone therapy doesn't appear to increase the risk of venous thromboembolism

No Link Found Between Testosterone Therapy and VTE

Finding based on data from more than 30,000 American men, 40 and older
Taking two 12-week courses of alefacept -- a drug already approved to treat psoriasis -- may help people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes mellitus preserve pancreatic β-cell function

Psoriasis Med May Help Preserve Pancreas Function in Type 1 DM

Used early after diagnosis, medication appears to have long-lasting effects