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Roshini Claire Anthony, an hour ago

Physical distancing of 1 m and use of face masks and eye protection reduced the risk of COVID-19 transmission in healthcare settings and the community, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Elvira Manzano, an hour ago
The US FDA has given secukinumab the greenlight for the treatment of active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), following its success in the phase III PREVENT trial, the largest ever for a biologic in nr-axSpa.
3 hours ago
The miR-34b/c rs4938723 polymorphism is positively associated with the risk of ischaemic stroke, reveals a recent study, which indicates that rs4938723 can be used to predict ischaemic stroke or to improve therapy in the future.
Stephen Padilla, 4 hours ago
Greater intake of tree and ground nuts appears to reduce the risk of mortality from both cardiovascular and noncardiovascular causes in low-, middle-, and high-income countries, suggests a recent study.
5 hours ago
Vaccines have been shown to be “remarkably safe” over a 20-year period, reveals a US study.
Audrey Abella, 6 hours ago
Antisense inhibition of DGAT2* – one of two vital enzymes in triglyceride synthesis – may be a favourable strategy for reversing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), suggesting that targeting this pathway may mitigate NAFLD progression to its more severe form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a phase II study has shown.
Tristan Manalac, 7 hours ago
Public health measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may have the unintended benefit of also reducing hospitalizations due to other viral respiratory infections, according to a new study.
Special Reports
09 Jul 2020
In this fourth issue, join us as we discover the unique biology Asians have with respect to diabetes. Take a closer look at trials evaluating whether empagliflozin’s cardiovascular and renal benefits – as analysed in Asians – are consistent with the overall trial population, and how it addresses unmet needs.
29 Jun 2020
The Lundbeck Neuroscience Symposium was held at Sofitel KL Damansara over 2 days, with extensivediscussions on the management of various mental illness. On the first day, eminent local and internationalexperts weighed in on the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), including in the elderly and incases of coexisting anxiety.
29 Jun 2020
At the Novartis-sponsored VERIFY Soft Launch held at Le Meridien, Kuala Lumpur, two distinguished speakers spoke on the latest updates in glucose-lowering therapy and the benefit of early treatment intensification using combination therapy (ie, vildagliptin/metformin) in the management of T2DM.
Elvira Manzano, 28 Jun 2020
Hyperkalaemia (HK) occurrence and recurrence are frequent in advanced CKD*, creating a perfect storm for cardiovascular events and death, says Professor Juan-Jesus Carrero from the Karolinska Institute, Solna, Sweden, at ERA-EDTA 2020. Given these risks, acutely elevated potassium (K+) should merit clinical attention.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 28 Jun 2020

Roxadustat treatment for anaemia in patients with dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (DD CKD) does not come with an increased risk of ophthalmic abnormalities, according to a phase III trial conducted in Japan.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 27 Jun 2020

Roxadustat may be a suitable treatment for anaemia in patients with non-dialysis dependent (NDD) chronic kidney disease (CKD), the phase III Dolomites* study showed.

26 Jun 2020
Dapagliflozin 5 mg and 10 mg FC tab
Conference Reports
Roshini Claire Anthony, 04 Aug 2020

Female cancer survivors who undergo fertility preservation before cancer treatment often use their stored gametes/embryos. This highlights the effectiveness of pre-cancer fertility preservation, according to a study presented at ESHRE 2020.


Pearl Toh, 31 Jul 2020
Early ovarian ageing may be predictive of later health problems, suggests a large cohort study presented at the 2020 ESHRE Meeting.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 31 Jul 2020

Continuous onabotulinumtoxinA treatment led to a sustained reduction in chronic migraine, according to pooled analysis of the double-blind and open-label phases of the PREEMPT* trial.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 28 Jul 2020

About one-quarter of the calories consumed by children and adolescents may be acquired from empty calories, according to a US-based study presented at Nutrition 2020 Live Online.

Elvira Manzano, 28 Jul 2020
The efficacy and cardiovascular (CV) safety of the SGLT2* inhibitor empagliflozin vs DPP-4** inhibitors and GLP-1*** receptor agonists in real-world patients were demonstrated in two interim analyses of the EMPRISE+ study presented at ADA 2020.
Elvira Manzano, 28 Jul 2020
Women with a history of gestational diabetes were 50 percent more likely to have a short interval between pregnancies compared to women without the condition, suggests a new study.
Pearl Toh, 27 Jul 2020
Having no restriction on oral food intake before cardiac catheterization appears to be as safe as the current standard fasting strategy, according to the CHOW NOW randomized trial presented during the SCAI 2020 Virtual Scientific Sessions.
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