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What is the most healthful oil for frying?

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325266.php

How healthful an oil is for frying depends on when it breaks down and how long a person heats it for. Some of the more healthful oils include olive … Read the rest

Differential Efficacy of Combined Phacoemulsification and Endocyclophotocoagulation in Open-angle Glaucoma Versus Angle-closure Glaucoma

https://journals.lww.com/glaucomajournal/Fulltext/2019/05000/Differential_Efficacy_of_Combined.18.aspx

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This retrospective study found that combined phacoemulsification and endocyclophotocoagulation reduced intraocular pressure (IOP) to a greater degree in angle-closure glaucoma versus open-angle glaucoma and was effective for all … Read the rest

Cardiovascular organ damage in type 2 diabetes mellitus: the role of lipids and inflammation

https://cardiab.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12933-019-0865-6

The relationship between dyslipidemia, inflammation and CV organ damage in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is complex. Insulin resistance and inflammatory cytokines interleukins (ILs) increase plasma triglycer…

Can drinking mineral-rich water prevent hypertension?

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325139.php

A study that links drinking salinated water to lower blood pressure attributes the effect to benefits of calcium and magnesium exceeding harms of sodium.

Depression: Esketamine trial leaves 'more questions than answers'

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325254.php

A clinical trial for intranasal esketamine found it effective and safe for severe depression, leading to an FDA approval. But is this the end of the road?

A Lava Lake on Multicolor Imaging of Bilateral Diffuse Uveal Melanocytic Proliferation

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaophthalmology/fullarticle/2732713

This article presents a case of a 42-year-old woman with sudden blurring of vision in her right eye and unsual fundus autofluorescence and fluorescein angiographic testing results.

Public Reporting of PCI Outcomes: High Costs and Physician Burden

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/913445?src=rss

Survey highlights costs imposed by state-mandated reporting in Massachusetts, but much of the time spent is actually for NCDR requirements, according to advocates of public reporting.
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Ceramides: Linking HIV, Antiretroviral Therapy, and Vascular Inflammation

https://www.jwatch.org/na49108/2019/05/20/ceramides-linking-hiv-antiretroviral-therapy-and-vascular

During a 7-year study, plasma ceramide levels correlated with HIV infection, use of certain antiretrovirals, and carotid artery plaque formation.

Cerebral Microbleeds Should Not Deter Antithrombotics in Stroke

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/913458?src=rss

The absolute risk for ischemic stroke was consistently higher than the absolute risk for ICH regardless of microbleed burden, a new pooled analysis found.
Medscape Medical News

Cholesterol Levels Increase with Tofacitinib Use for Ulcerative Colitis

https://www.jwatch.org/na49169/2019/05/23/cholesterol-levels-increase-with-tofacitinib-use

New data confirm elevation of cholesterol but show no increase in cardiovascular events.