Metformin continues to protect high-risk individuals from developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) over 15 years, especially among those with higher glycaemic status at baseline and women reporting a history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to long-term results from DPP/DPPOS*.
The low uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in the US and strategies to improve HPV vaccine coverage were highlighted in two studies presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting (PAS 2019).
Tofacitinib yields clinical and radiographic improvements in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with inadequate response to methotrexate, and such improvements are sustained for up to 24 months without new safety signals, according to the results of the phase III ORAL* Scan trial.
Compared to the conventional fiberglass cast, polyolefin not only reduces itchiness during casting but also provides higher overall patient satisfaction during the treatment of stable distal radius fractures in children living in tropical climates, according to a Singapore study.
Liquid biopsy is demonstrated to be a quick, inexpensive diagnostic modality that can be performed multiple times to help establish a diagnosis of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) without high-risk neurosurgical interventions.
Eating more whole eggs does not seem to affect cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, according to a new Singapore study. On the other hand, opting for egg substitutes might yield significant CVD risk benefits.
A 10 or 20 mg/kg daily dose of cannabidiol could almost halve the risk of seizures in children with Dravet syndrome, according to the phase III GWPCARE2* study presented at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting (AAN 2019).
About half of the patients who initiate statin therapy for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) fail to achieve optimal reduction in their low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels within 2 years, as reported in a recent study. At the heart of this is that a suboptimal response further raises the risk of developing future CVD.
Women practicing exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months achieve greater postpartum weight loss compared with those exclusively breastfeeding for a shorter duration, according to data from the MILK* study.