- Diabetes Drug May Increase Risk Of Heart Attack, Says FDA
The widely used diabetes drug Avandia got a new warning label Wednesday telling patients that it may, or may not, increase the risk of heart attacks.
- Protein May Play A Role In Severe Asthma
A protein measured in a simple blood test may be a new biomarker to identify patients with the most serious form of asthma, Yale School of Medicine researchers report November 14 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
- New Anemia Measure Predicts Risk Of Death In Dialysis Patients
A new indicator of variations in hemoglobin level over time is a strong predictor of the risk of death among patients receiving dialysis for end-stage renal disease (ESRD), reports a study in the December Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
- Some Bipolar Patients Have Higher Suicide Risk
Having a family member who committed suicide triples the likelihood that patients with bipolar disorder will themselves attempt suicide, a new study shows.
- Lung Disease Risk May Be Higher For Female Smokers
Women who smoke are at greater risk than male smokers of developing lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, new research from China suggests.