Consuming about four or more servings of dark-green leafy vegetables, as well as corn and tubers, every day may confer benefits for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in early postmenopausal women, a study from Hong Kong has shown.
A modified (lower-dose) of XELIRI with or without bevacizumab may be an alternative second-line chemotherapy treatment for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC), according to results of the noninferiority phase III AXEPT* trial.
Long-term use of benzodiazepines is independently associated with lower diastolic and systolic blood pressure in ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) among older but not younger patients, a study has found.
Potential toxic optic neuropathy (TON) is common in workers with occupational exposure to unburnt tobacco, shows a recent study from India, which also finds advancing age and longer exposure duration as independent predictors of the condition.
Frank’s sign, a diagonal crease in the earlobe that starts from the tragus to the edge of the auricle in an angle of 45° in varying depths, is a risk factor for ischaemic cerebrovascular events, a recent study has found. Its prevalence is high among patients with classical cardiovascular (CV) predictors.
A recent study conducted by The University of Hong Kong (HKU) revealed that long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is associated with a significantly increased risk of gastric cancer even in patients who have had Helicobacter pylori eradicated.
The 5-year survival rates for human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers vary greatly according to age and race, with Caucasians and younger patients tending to have better survival, according to a recent US study.
Both hatha yoga and a low-FODMAP (Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Monosaccharides and Polyol) diet can alleviate gastrointestinal symptoms, as well as improve a range of other psychological and physiological health parameters, in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a study has shown.
Men with breast cancer have tumours that are typically of the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative Luminal B subtype and positive for oestrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and androgen receptor, according to the results of the EORTC 10085/TBCRC/BIG/NABCG International Male Breast Cancer Program study.