Increased intake of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) during pregnancy appears to reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia and severe pre-eclampsia, while alpha-linolenic acid intake (ALA) is associated with a higher risk of severe pre-eclampsia, according to a Denmark study.
Men, in general, are aware of the changes experienced by women during menopause transition, although they do not consistently relate the symptoms to menopause, according to data from the MATE study. Only about half of men know that treatments were available for menopausal symptoms, but they understand their influence on their partners’ menopausal symptom management.
Exposure to higher levels of criteria air pollutants carries an increased risk of gestational hypertension but a lower risk of pre-eclampsia, whereas greater exposure to volatile organic compounds poses a heightened risk of pre-eclampsia and has no effect on gestational hypertension, according to a recent study.
Exposure to corticosteroids in patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) appears to contribute to increased risks of cataract, diabetes and bone fractures, a study has found. Notably, the fracture risk is elevated at low doses, while the risk of adverse events overall is dose-dependent and is reversible.
In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and stable coronary artery disease (CAD), rivaroxaban monotherapy is noninferior to combination treatment with an antiplatelet therapy in terms of cutting the risk of cardiovascular events and mortality, according to data from the AFIRE trial.
Supplementation with oral nano vitamin D appears to moderate disease activity and severity grade of patients with active ulcerative colitis (UC), suggests a study, adding that this association is more evident in those achieving a target vitamin D level of 40 ng/mL.