Month: September 2016

Some antipsychotic medications used to treat autism spectrum disorder in children cause weight gain. Addition of metformin to the treatment allows children to maintain their body weight but is associated with more gastrointestinal discomforts.   Antipsychotic medications (risperidone and aripiprazole) that are given to children with autism spectrum disorders frequently cause weight gain and metabolic
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80% of patients who believed that they were allergic to penicillin received more effective therapy after penicillin skin allergy testing.   Penicillin is a common antibiotic that is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Up to 15% of patients admitted to hospitals report that they have an alleged allergy to penicillin. While penicillin allergies
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