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Pearl Toh, 2 days ago
Vitamin D supplementation can reduce the incidence of advanced cancer among older adults, in particular those with a normal BMI but not those who are overweight or obese, suggests the large VITAL* randomized study presented during the ASCO 2020 Meeting.
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Jairia Dela Cruz, 01 Jun 2020
Current three-drug combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens have proven to be highly effective, and the use of the relatively inexpensive rilpivirine (RPV) appears to have considerably better tolerability profile than efavirenz or protease inhibitors in regimens containing abacavir plus lamivudine (ABC/3TC) for treatment-naïve patients, offering a good, less costly approach to suppressing HIV, as shown in a Singapore study.
05 Jun 2020
Darunavir lacks potent in vitro antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2 and is therefore not supported for use in the treatment of COVID-19, according to a recent study.

Diabetes (Patient Counselling Guide)

05 Jun 2020
Diabetes, or diabetes mellitus (DM), is a metabolic disorder wherein there is a lack of insulin in the body or the body does not respond to insulin appropriately. Insulin, a hormone released by the pancreas, is necessary for breaking down blood sugar and converting it to energy. In the event that the body does not produce enough insulin, there will be a rise in the blood sugar level. There are two types of DM. Type I (formerly known as insulin-dependent DM or juvenile-onset DM) is characterized by absolute insulin deficiency. It usually develops when the immune system destroys the insulin-producing cells (called the beta cells) in the pancreas. This is called an autoimmune response. This condition usually occurs in young people and requires insulin injections. Type II (formerly known as non-insulin dependent DM or adult-onset DM) is due to resistance to or having insufficient levels of insulin. It is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. It is the most common type of diabetes. This usually occurs in people >40 years old and may be treated using a different approach other than insulin injections. Complications include coronary heart disease which may lead to a heart attack, cerebrovascular disease which may lead to stroke, retinopathy which may lead to blindness, nephropathy which may lead to kidney failure, and neuropathy which may lead to ulceration of the foot requiring amputation.

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Pearl Toh, 2 days ago
Vitamin D supplementation can reduce the incidence of advanced cancer among older adults, in particular those with a normal BMI but not those who are overweight or obese, suggests the large VITAL* randomized study presented during the ASCO 2020 Meeting.
Stephen Padilla, 19 Jul 2019
A quadruple combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) demonstrates similar effects when compared to a triple cART in treatment-naïve people with HIV, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 01 Jun 2020
Current three-drug combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens have proven to be highly effective, and the use of the relatively inexpensive rilpivirine (RPV) appears to have considerably better tolerability profile than efavirenz or protease inhibitors in regimens containing abacavir plus lamivudine (ABC/3TC) for treatment-naïve patients, offering a good, less costly approach to suppressing HIV, as shown in a Singapore study.
05 Jun 2020
Darunavir lacks potent in vitro antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2 and is therefore not supported for use in the treatment of COVID-19, according to a recent study.