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Study links long-term use of osteoporosis drugs to unusual fractures

TORONTO, Ont., Feb, 23, 2011 -- Women who take commonly prescribed drugs for osteoporosis known as bisphosphonates for five years or more may be at higher risk of certain kinds of fractures of their thigh bone, a new study has found. However, th...

Common antibiotics and blood pressure medication may result in hospitalization

Mixing commonly used antibiotics with common blood pressure medications may cause hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure) and induce shock in older patients, requiring hospitalization, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Ass...

Women with diabetes having more C-sections and fetal complications: study

TORONTO, September 17, 2010 -- Nearly half of women with diabetes prior to pregnancy have a potentially-avoidable C-section and their babies are twice as likely to die as those born to women without diabetes, according to the POWER study. Resear...

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