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HIV Infection May Raise Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

HIV infection is independently associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, according to a research letter published in the Sept. 17 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Full Chemo Doses May Improve Survival in Breast Cancer

Maintaining full doses of chemotherapy, especially early in the treatment course, is important for survival of intermediate or high-risk breast cancer patients, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

EPA to Phase Out Chemical Testing on Mammals

The eventual elimination of chemical testing on mammals was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Retinal Vein Occlusion Linked to Higher Risk for CV Events

Retinal vein occlusion is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality, according to a review published in the September issue of Retina.

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Cognitive Screening in Older Adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that evidence is currently inadequate for weighing the benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment among older adults. These findings form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Sept. 10 by the USPSTF.

Lower Systolic BP Goal May Cut Risk for Orthostatic Hypotension

In adults with recent stroke, a lower systolic blood pressure goal may reduce the risk for orthostatic hypotension without any effect on orthostatic symptoms, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions, held from Sept. 5 to 8 in New Orleans.

Greater Cognitive Decline Seen in Seniors Unaware of Having HTN

For adults aged 55 years and older, those unaware of having hypertension have greater cognitive decline, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions, held from Sept. 5 to 8 in New Orleans.

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