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COPD linked to increased CV risk

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Pregabalin is effective for other types of neuropathic pain, but falls short for sciatica.

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Self-injury association with suicide very high in adolescents, young adults

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GERD: diagnosis enhanced by adding histology, excluding epigastric pain

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A cigarette-smoking husband may increase his wife’s hypertension risk

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Statins reduce decompensation risk in HBV, HCV cirrhosis

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Sarilumab monotherapy came out ahead in the phase 3 MONARCH trial.

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A newly released report highlights the growing challenge of multidrug, extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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COPD with anxiety: does psychotherapy work?

A new Cochrane review.

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Tuberculosis on the decline in the US, but current strategies ineffective for eradication

Clinicians are encouraged to conduct targeted testing/management of latent TB infections in high-risk populations.

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