Diabetes drugs may increase pancreatic cancer risk
People with type 2 diabetes taking the drugs Januvia or Byetta might have an increased risk of developing pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, a preliminary study suggests. The study also found that Byetta may raise the risk of thyroid cancer.
The Joint Commission releases annual report on quality and safety
The Joint Commission’s sixth annual report, which presents scientific evidence of hospital performance and how it relates to common medical conditions and procedures, demonstrates continual improvement on accountability measures over a 9-year period.
IOM: Taking a look at vaccines
According to a new Institute of Medicine report, few health problems are caused by or clearly associated with vaccines.
More hospitals offering CAM
More than 42% of hospitals offer complementary and alternative medicine services, up from 37% in 2007, according to a new survey released by Health Forum and the Samueli Institute, a nonprofit research organization that investigates healing-oriented practices.
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