Fixed-dose combinations of ezetimibe/rosuvastatin afford greater improvements in lipid profiles in adult patients with hypercholesterolaemia compared with rosuvastatin monotherapy, and this effect is achieved without increasing the incidence of overall adverse events, according to the results of the phase III I-ROSETTE* study from Korea.
The risk of heart failure admission to hospital appears to be lower with canagliflozin in direct comparisons with three different classes of nongliflozin diabetes alternatives including DPP-4 inhibitors (DPP-4i), GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RA) or sulfonylureas, as used in routine care, a recent study suggests. Moreover, the risk of myocardial infarction or stroke is comparable between canagliflozin and nongliflozin antidiabetic drugs.
University of Malaya (UM) is appointed as the Capacity Enhancement Hub in Health-Related Fields in Malaysia for Africa, Southeast Asia and developing countries by Merck Foundation, a philanthropic organization established in 2017. The appointment was sealed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between various stakeholders.
Medical organizations that can claim to be registered as a company with limited guarantee are a handful only. One of them is National Diabetes Institute or better known as NADI. It is no coincidence that the acronym is NADI, as the company aims to be the pulse of diabetes education and centre of excellence dedicated to diabetes.
Women who breastfed their infants for a longer duration appeared to have a lower risk of diabetes compared with women who did not breastfeed, according to an observational study spanning three decades.
Women who undergo a hysterectomy with bilateral ovarian conservation appear to have an elevated risk of cardiovascular (CV) and metabolic disease, particularly those who undergo the procedure at age 35 or younger, a recent study found.
The addition of the appetite suppressant phentermine to the 5-HT2C* receptor agonist lorcaserin improves control of food cravings among individuals who are under a short-term energy-restricted diet, a new study shows.
Gastric bypass surgery in addition to intensive lifestyle and medical intervention led to reductions in HbA1c, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels up to 5 years post-surgery in patients with type 2 diabetes, though the effects of surgery appeared to decrease over time, according to results of the Diabetes Surgery Study.
Global hypomethylation of Alu appears to increasingly influence distant metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), poorly (P)DTC and anaplastic (A)TC, according to a recent study. This suggests that the epigenetic entity may be involved in thyroid cancer progression and dedifferentiation.