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"The substantial variation in prescribing patterns of such extremely addictive medications for minor injuries results in many thousands of pills entering the community and places patients at an increased risk of continued use and potentially addiction," says lead author M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS
Cigarette smokers may boost their risk of clogged heart arteries by weakening a gene that otherwise protects these important blood vessels, researchers have found. "This has been one of the first big steps towards solving the complex puzzle of gene-environment interactions that lead to coronary heart disease," said study lead author Danish Saleheen, PhD.
Can we dramatically increase the supply of transplant kidneys by using some that are hepatitis C infected, then eradicating the disease in the recipient? Peter Reese, MD, MSCE, and David S. Goldberg, MD, MSCE, report via early data that the answer appears to be yes.