Having a child who undergoes repetitive urological surgeries leads to heightened parental anxiety, a recent study has found. Having an immediate family member who underwent the same surgery is a strong risk factor for parental anxiety.
A topical gel treatment derived from birch bark significantly speeds up wound healing compared with standard care in patients with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) lesions, according to the EASE trial presented at the EADV 2020 Conference — representing the first-ever treatment to show positive results for the rare skin disorder.
Several markers of inflammation hold clue to identifying cancer patients at increased risk of death from COVID-19, according to data from OnCovid reported during the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Asia Virtual Congress.
Avoiding sugar in the diet may help prevent cancer, particularly breast, suggests a recent study, contributing to the debate of the implementation of sugar taxation, marketing regulation, and other sugar-related policies.
Pathologic complete response (pCR) rates have significantly improved in patients with early-stage triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) on neoadjuvant atezolizumab plus chemotherapy regardless of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) status, with an acceptable safety profile, relative to those on chemotherapy alone, results from the Impassion031 study have shown.
Vaccination against hepatitis B virus (HBV) with single-dose Fendrix does not result in a higher response rate compared with double-dose Engerix-B in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), results of a study have shown, noting that a four-dose schedule is more effective than a three-dose regimen.
Maintaining or increasing the frequency of sexual activity within the first few months following a first acute MI episode is strongly associated with improved long-term survival regardless of pre-MI sexual activity frequency, a study suggests.
Treatment with systemic medications, such as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, fibrates, and alpha-glucosidase inhibitors (AGIs), is associated with cortical cataract in Asians, according to a recent Singapore study.
Undergoing in-facility physical activity (PA) programmes initiated before the 20th week of gestation helps reduce the risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among high-risk mothers, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
Diabetes is a key risk factor for heart failure (HF), which is the leading cause of hospitalization in patients with or without diabetes. SGLT-2* inhibitors (SGLT-2is) have been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization for HF (HHF) regardless of the presence or absence of diabetes.
The substitution of isoleucine to leucine at amino acid 97 (I97L) in the core region of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) seems to reduce its potency, decreasing the efficiency of both infection and the synthesis of the virus’ covalently closed circular (ccc) DNA, reports a new study presented at The Liver Meeting Digital Experience by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD 2020).