Having a diabetes prior to pregnancy and, to a lesser extent, gestational diabetes mellitus contribute to an increased risk of several subtypes of congenital anomalies in newborns, as reported in a study.
While access to unhealthy competitive food and beverage (CF&B) items may affect a child’s in-school food purchases, it does not appear to play a key role in overall dietary behaviours and quality, as well as in body mass index (BMI), a recent study has found.
Remote learning due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has placed a heavy burden both on the adolescent students and their parents, a recent study has found. This situation is especially difficult when the student has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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.
Frequent exposure to acetaminophen during early life may weaken lung function during adolescence, a recent study has shown. This is especially true among children with glutathione S-transferase genotypes associated with poorer antioxidant function.
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.
The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor escitalopram holds promise in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, reducing amyloid-β-42 levels in cerebrospinal fluid and brain tissue in older adults with normal cognitive function, according to recent evidence.
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.