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AAN: Erenumab Shows Promise for Hard-to-Treat Migraine

April 19, 2018. 12:00 PM CDT. Higher proportion of patients achieved a ≥50 percent reduction in mean monthly migraine days Read article

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Sweetened Drinks Linked to Increased Risk of Mortality

March 21, 2018 Risk of CVD-related, CHD-related, all-cause mortality up for highest versus lowest quartile of intake

ENDO: Low Sperm Count Tied to Worse Cardiometabolic Health

March 19, 2018 Low sperm counts linked to hypogonadism, higher BMI, hypertension, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome

ENDO: Drug Shows Promise As Effective Male Birth Control

March 19, 2018 Dimethandrolone undecanoate lowers testosterone; well tolerated, mild effects of weight gain, lower HDL

ACC: Low-Dose Triple Combo Pill Effective for Rapid BP Control

March 14, 2018 Greater chance of achieving blood pressure target level with combo pill strategy versus usual care

AAOS: Participation in Sports Safe After Total Knee Arthroplasty

March 06, 2018 Only 3 patients in sports cohort had further operative intervention; no component revisions performed

AAN: High Fish Intake Linked to Reduced Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

March 02, 2018 Two tag SNPs in fatty acid desaturase gene 2 independently linked to reduced risk of MS

ACC: Dramatic Changes in Temperature Tied to STEMI Risk

March 01, 2018 The effect was exaggerated with larger average daily temperatures

ACC: Football Players Show Heart Changes Indicative of CVD Risk

March 01, 2018 Aortic root dilation, increased systolic BP, reduced diastolic and vascular function, LV hypertrophy

AAN: Adherence to DASH Diet May Reduce Risk of Depression

February 27, 2018 For older adults, positive correlation identified for the Western diet with depression over time

AAD: Fathers May Not Perceive Harms of Teen Indoor Tanning

February 20, 2018 Low harms more often perceived by parents of male teens, those age ≥16, with less sun-reactive skin

Follow-Up Lacking for Teen, Young Adult Cancer Survivors

February 16, 2018 Many young adult cancer survivors do not follow up properly, independent of disease type or insurance

Very Low-Calorie Diet Prompts Brief Heart Function Drop

February 07, 2018 44 percent rise in myocardial triglyceride content; tied to reduction in systolic, diastolic function

Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome Ups Risk of Recurrent Prostate Cancer

January 26, 2018 Following radical prostatectomy, higher BMI increases risk of recurrence for prostate cancer

Body Fat Linked to Breast Cancer Risk in Normal-BMI Women

January 26, 2018 High whole-body, trunk fat mass tied to higher risk of ER-positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women

Sleep Duration, Cycle Linked to Childhood Body Weight

January 26, 2018 Shorter sleep duration, more fragmented circadian rhythms, increased intradaily variability tied to BMI