Generic cholesterol drugs save medicare billions of dollars, study finds

The switch from brand name to generic cholesterol medications that occurred between 2014 and 2018 has saved Medicare billions of dollars, even as the number of people on cholesterol-lowering drugs has increased, UT Southwestern scientists have calculated. Their data, published in the journal JAMA Cardiology, suggest that policymakers and clinicians could help cut Medicare costs […]

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People who were children when their parents divorced have less ‘love hormone’

People who were children when their parents were divorced showed lower levels of oxytocin—the so-called “love hormone”—when they were adults than those whose parents remained married, according to a study led by Baylor University. That lower level may play a role in having trouble forming attachments when they are grown. Oxytocin—secreted in the brain and […]

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Hair loss drug spironolactone may be safe for use in breast cancer survivors

Spironolactone is not associated with increased risk of female breast cancer recurrence, according to research from the George Washington University (GW) Department of Dermatology. The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, found that the drug may be safe for use in treating breast cancer survivors with female pattern hair loss. […]

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During the pandemic, online lecture series helps fill gaps in training for urology residents

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has affected all aspects of healthcare—including sharp drops in educational opportunities for resident physicians in training. In response, urology training programs across the United States joined forces to develop a multi-institutional online video lecture collaboration, according to a special article in Urology Practice, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association […]

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