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Today's Top Medical News - January 24, 2018

New research suggests women who take probiotics during pregnancy may lower their risk of pre-eclampsia, a condition that can lead to severe complications for both mother and child. Researchers in Norway also found taking probiotics - bacteria and yeasts thought to help the gut - may also lower the risk of premature birth.

A new analysis finds almost 40 percent of seniors with type 2 diabetes are over-treated. Dutch researchers say the majority of over-treated people were frail and used five medicines.

And a new report on electronic cigarettes finds conclusive evidence that most e-cigarettes contain numerous chemicals that can be toxic. However, the panel from the national academies of sciences, engineering and medicine also found equally strong evidence that e-cigarettes are far less dangerous than traditional cigarettes. 

(Kenneth Craig, CBS News)
 


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