Infection could be a risk factor for stroke, with the risk for ischaemic stroke particularly high among individuals who had a urinary tract infection (UTI) 7 days prior, according to a recently published report.
Budesonide–formoterol demonstrates superiority over albuterol, when used on an as-needed treatment basis, for preventing exacerbations in adult patients with mild asthma, according to the results of the open-label Novel START trial.
Patients with non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who underwent radiotherapy had a high risk for major adverse cardiac events (MACE) within 2 years post-therapy, with the cardiac radiation dose exposure being an independent predictor of MACE and all-cause mortality, a large retrospective study shows.
Use inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was associated with a significantly reduced risk of developing lung cancer compared with patients without ICS exposure, according to data from the CORE* study.
On 8 August, the first town hall held by the Ministry of Health (MOH) with members of the pharmacy profession took place in Putrajaya. Over 500 pharmacists from across the country and from different areas of practice—community and hospital, public and private, academy and industry—converged to fill the auditorium for the chance to engage in direct dialogue with MOH.