A noninvasive bimodal sensory device that delivers combined stimulation of sound and electrical stimulation of the tongue reduces symptoms associated with ringing in the ears, or tinnitus, a study shows.
Peri- and postmenopausal women who have an active sex life and exercise regularly have proven to be quite resilient in confinement in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, a study has found. On the other hand, those who use antidepressants are more likely to succumb to adversity and hence have poorer quality of life.
Most indices of central fatness including waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, waist-to-height ratio, waist-to-thigh ratio, body adiposity index, and A Body Shape Index (ABSI), independent of overall adiposity, show a positive and significant association with an increased risk of all-cause mortality, according to a study. Larger hip circumference and thigh circumference correlate with a lower risk.
Consumption of plant protein was associated with a lower risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis, suggesting that substituting foods high in animal protein with plant protein sources may correlate with longevity.
Remote electrical neurostimulation delivered via a device worn around the upper arm provides consistent relief in acute migraine patients treated in a real-world clinical setting, reducing the use of medications while having a favourable safety profile, as shown in a study.
The pharmacist-led Safety Medication dASHboard (SMASH) intervention has resulted in reduced rates of potentially hazardous prescribing and inadequate blood-test monitoring in general practices during the first 24 weeks after initiation, a study has shown. The reduction is sustained at 12 months for prescribing but not for monitoring.
Extremes of sleep duration (≤5 or ≥10 hours/day), which is a known mortality risk factor in the general population, may increase absolute mortality in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D), a prospective study has shown.
The combination therapy comprising carfilzomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (KCd) is effective, with a tolerable safety profile, in an Asian cohort with high-risk multiple myeloma (MM) — thus providing a more economical alternative as a potential upfront regimen in resource-limited settings, according to leading experts during a myeloma education webinar.
Despite a 90-percent cure rate after first treatment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), approximately 10–15 percent of patients with paediatric ALL will experience relapse. [Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 2017;17:725-736] A recent webinar on the current landscape of ALL highlighted the potential of immunotherapy for paediatric patients with relapsed or refractory ALL, thus providing hope for this high-risk patient group.