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  • Antibiotics, Antidepressants Dominate New FDA Watch ListPresence on list does not mean a drug has been linked to a risk, only that new safety information is available or potential risk has been identified and further review will be or has been completed.
  • Doctors Underdiagnosing Flu Among Older PatientsPatients over age 65 who are hospitalized for influenza-like illness were less likely to receive diagnostic tests from providers than were younger patients, a new study found.
  • Propranolol May Fill 'Dire' Treatment Need for PTSDPatients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who actively recalled their traumatic event under the influence of propranolol showed a substantial decrease in symptom ratings.
  • More Evidence Links Gum Disease to Stroke RiskA new study shows a relationship between severity of gum disease and increasing future stroke risk, and conversely that regular dental care was linked to a lower stroke risk.

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  • U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.

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