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What is the most healthful oil for frying?

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

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

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?

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'

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

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

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

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

The absolute risk for ischemic stroke was consistently higher than the absolute risk for ICH regardless of microbleed burden, a new pooled analysis found.
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Cholesterol Levels Increase with Tofacitinib Use for Ulcerative Colitis

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