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Clinical Briefs for Friday, January 31

U.S. life expectancy goes up for the first time since 2014 … FDA to review skin patch therapy for Alzheimer’s … U.S. outperforms peers in flu vaccination among seniors, underperforms in other healthcare measures … Blood pressure drug tied to lower gout risk

Clinical Briefs for Thursday, January 30

Residents report improved health with weekly smartphone interaction … Lithium may halt Alzheimer’s disease progression, researchers claim … Some residents receive fewer prescriptions due to lack of Medicare coverage … Purell receives FDA warning over claims the product prevents ebola and flu

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, January 29

Shortness of breath and cough increasingly the first symptoms of lung cancer … Older refugees suffer from depression decades after immigration … Two major kidney dialysis treatments have ‘identical’ survival outcomes in study … FDA approves triple-combo pill, Trijardy XR, for type 2 diabetes

Clinical Briefs for Friday, December 20

Alzheimer’s initiative aims to enhance clinical care … FDA proposes rule allowing drugs to be imported from Canada … New Parkinson’s drug meets safety criteria in mid-stage trial … Medicinal cannabis substitute may treat side effects of Parkinson’s drugs

Clinical Briefs for Friday, December 6

Opinion: FDA’s lax generic drug oversight puts seniors at risk … Study supports non-drug treatment for early diabetes symptoms … Bipartisan bill would create Office of Alzheimer’s Disease in Florida … Negative temperament in men predicts more couch time

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