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People who divorce face a higher risk of acute myocardial infarction than those who remain married

Divorce Tied to Increased Risk of Acute Myocardial Infarction

But remarriage, at least for women, does not appear to lower risk
An experimental drug appears to repair nerve damage seen in multiple sclerosis patients

AAN: Experimental Drug Appears to Repair Myelin

Anti-LINGO-1 shows promise in repairing nerve damage seen in multiple sclerosis patients
As many as one-quarter of people with atrial fibrillation who have a low risk of stroke are prescribed anticoagulation unnecessarily

Anticoagulation Both Over- and Under-Prescribed in A-Fib

May be unnecessary for those at low risk of stroke
For eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection

Concomitant, Sequential Tx Similar for H. pylori Eradication

Second study shows hybrid tx has equivalent efficacy to concomitant tx, fewer adverse effects
Children with poor metabolizer phenotype based on CYP2C19 have worse asthma control after six months of lansoprazole treatment

Lansoprazole Worsens Asthma Control in Poor Metabolizers

After six months of treatment, worse control in children with poor CYP2C19 metabolizer phenotype
Fifteen-year survival is comparable for bioprosthetic and mechanical prosthetic valve replacement

Longevity of Bioprosthetic Valve Replacement Assessed

15-year survival similar for patients using mechanical prosthetic, bioprosthetic replacement valves
For patients with knee osteoarthritis

Meta-Analysis: Valgus Knee Bracing Helps Pain in Knee OA

Small, statistically significant effect for pain compared with group that used control orthosis
For patients with single-level symptomatic cervical disc disease

Cervical Disc Arthroplasty Tops ACDF for Single-Level Cervical Dz

Lower readmission rates, lower reoperation rates, reduced index and total costs for CDA
Most U.S. adults would prefer to be asked for permission to participate in studies assessing usual medical practices

Survey Looks at Patient Attitudes Regarding Informed Consent

Most respondents want to be asked for permission to participate in studies assessing medical practice
Statin use is inversely associated with pancreatic cancer risk

Statin Use Inversely Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Risk reduction appears sex specific, with significant reduction seen for men, but not women