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Muscle symptoms don’t necessarily preclude further statin treatment

British researchers have used an interesting study technique to address the perennially vexed question of the possible effect of statins on muscle symptoms, targeting individuals previously reported muscle symptoms during treatment. Effectively, the research was a...

PPIs associated with increased risk of asthma in children

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medications that are very widely used, including use for children with reflux. A recent study from Sweden used national registry data in Sweden over a decade to examine clinical details for children and adolescents 17 years or...

Anticoagulation and Covid19 infection

In view of the observation that Covid19 infection as associated with VTE at an incidence of up to 30%, researchers have recently examined the possibility that early initiation of prophylactic anticoagulation may decrease the likelihood of death among hospitalised...

Semaglutide for weight loss

New drug treatments for obesity are urgently needed. The results from a trial of once-weekly subcutaneous semaglutide injections at a dose of 2.4 mg as an adjunct to lifestyle suggest that this approach may yield sustained benefit. Adults with a body-mass index of 30...