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Combination of Statins, Mediterranean Diet Reduces Cardiovascular Mortality Risk

For those who have already had a heart attack or a stroke, the combination of statins and Mediterranean Diet appears to be the most effective choice to reduce the risk of mortality, especially from cardiovascular causes. It is the result of an Italian study conducted at the I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed, Pozzilli, Italy on over 1,000 adults recruited in the Moli-sani Study, published in the International Journal of Cardiology.

Determining SOGI Collection Method In Emergency Department

Health care and government organizations call for the routine collection of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) information in the clinical setting. However, what little research exists suggests that many sexual and gender minority patients find disclosing SOGI to a clinician as difficult as disclosing the same information to other people in their lives. 

The Rapid Genetic Linked to Skin Pigmentation

The gene that causes lighter skin pigmentation,locus in humans," according to the paper published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Dec.10. Strong positive selection caused this gene to rise in frequency among some KhoeSan populations.

Increased Risk Of Harm From Cannabis Across Europe

Cannabis resin and herbal cannabis have significantly increased in potency and in price, according to the first study to investigate changes in cannabis across Europe.

The study, published today in the journal Addiction by researchers from the University of Bath and King's College London, draws on data collected from across 28 EU Member states, as well as Norway and Turkey by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

Vulva Pain Improved With Oral Nerve Pain Medication

Women with chronic pain or discomfort around the vulva showed improved sexual function with an oral nerve pain medication used to treat pain caused by a previous herpes infection as well as fibromyalgia, according to a Rutgers study. The study, which was the first to analyze sexual function in women with vulva pain treated with Gabapentin, appeared in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.