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Painkillers Tied to Risk of Erectile Dysfunction
Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Regardless of the reason for taking them, painkillers classified as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) apparently increase the likelihood that middle-aged and elderly men will develop erection difficulties, according to a new report.



Kidney Patients Warned Away From Potassium
Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Many kidney failure patients are increasing their chance of nerve damage in their legs and feet by simply having too much potassium in their diet.


Ability to Walk ¼ Mile by Elderly Predicts Disability and Death
Posted: Monday, May 22, 2006
For well-functioning adults in their 70s, the ability to walk 400 meters (1/4 Mile) and the speed at which they walk are independent prognostic factors for mortality, cardiovascular disease and disability.

Diabetes Prevalence Increased in Patients With Schizophrenia
Posted: Monday, May 15, 2006
The prevalence of diabetes is significantly higher in patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder relative to the general population -- irrespective of the use of, or type of, antipsychotic medication.



Diabetes Associated With Increased Mortality From Peptic Ulcer Complications
Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2006
Among patients with bleeding or perforated peptic ulcers, those with diabetes appear to be at substantially increased risk of dying.


Renal Impairment Linked to Mortality in Women
Posted: Monday, April 24, 2006
Mild to moderate renal impairment is associated with increased risk of death from all causes in women and increased risk of coronary artery disease in men and women.

Depression Rate High Among Diabetics
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2006
Investigators have found that about 25 percent of patients with diabetes have symptoms of depression, confirming the relationship between these two conditions.

Type 1 Diabetes Linked With Epilepsy
Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2006
Young adults with generalized epilepsy of unknown origin have a four-fold excess risk of having type 1 diabetes.



Diabetes Linked to Decreased Mobility
Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2005
Patients with diabetes and lower extremity disease have an increased risk of mobility limitation in adults 40 years of age and older

FDA Broadens Liver Warning for Cymbalta
Posted: Monday, October 31, 2005
"Postmarketing reports of liver injury (including hepatitis and cholestatic jaundice) suggest that patients with pre-existing liver disease who take [Cymbalta] may have an increased risk for further liver damage," says the FDA.

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