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Pearl Toh, 24 Apr 2019
Adding high-dose vitamin D3 to standard chemotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) may confer potential benefit to previously untreated patients in terms of progression-free survival (PFS) compared with supplemental standard-dose vitamin D3, suggests the phase II SUNSHINE* study.
26 Jul 2019
Supplementation with specific micronutrients results in a significant reduction in the frequency and severity of adverse effects during oral contraception treatment, a study has shown.
Pearl Toh, 18 Aug 2017
The traditional medicinal herbs ginseng, dong-quai, and turmeric do not appear to affect platelet aggregation and increase bleeding risk when used alone or together with aspirin, despite the belief that these herbs have “blood-activating” properties in traditional medicine theory, a recent study shows.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 6 days ago

Adding veliparib to a carboplatin-paclitaxel combination improved progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with BRCA1/2 hormone receptor-positive (HR+) or triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), subgroup analysis of the phase III BROCADE3* trial showed.

Dry Eye (Patient Counselling Guide)

05 Jun 2020
Dry eye occurs when the quantity or quality of the tears that wet a person's eye diminishes. The condition may be caused by a deterioration in tear production, excessive tear evaporation or a defect in mucus or lipid production found in the tear layer. It may be brought about by the natural aging of the tear glands or certain diseases eg, Sjögren's syndrome, neurotrophic keratitis (decreased sensitivity to the cornea), allergic conjunctivitis, vitamin A deficiency and thyroid disease. It may also be due to certain medications, environmental conditions and eye strain. Most cases of dry eye result from the normal aging of the glands in the eye. Exposure to common allergens eg, pollens, dust mites, are more likely to aggravate the condition. Although the condition occurs in both men and women, dry eye seems to affect women more, especially those who are pregnant and post-menopausal. The effects of dry eye may be mild to severe. If left untreated, it may result in corneal damage eg, ulceration, scarring or perforation. In rare cases, it can have a severe consequence - blindness.

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Pearl Toh, 24 Apr 2019
Adding high-dose vitamin D3 to standard chemotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) may confer potential benefit to previously untreated patients in terms of progression-free survival (PFS) compared with supplemental standard-dose vitamin D3, suggests the phase II SUNSHINE* study.
26 Jul 2019
Supplementation with specific micronutrients results in a significant reduction in the frequency and severity of adverse effects during oral contraception treatment, a study has shown.
Pearl Toh, 18 Aug 2017
The traditional medicinal herbs ginseng, dong-quai, and turmeric do not appear to affect platelet aggregation and increase bleeding risk when used alone or together with aspirin, despite the belief that these herbs have “blood-activating” properties in traditional medicine theory, a recent study shows.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 6 days ago

Adding veliparib to a carboplatin-paclitaxel combination improved progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with BRCA1/2 hormone receptor-positive (HR+) or triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), subgroup analysis of the phase III BROCADE3* trial showed.