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15 Sep 2018
Prenatal and postpartum vitamin D supplementation does not appear to improve foetal or infant growth, a study reports.
Tristan Manalac, 3 days ago
The causes, presentations and management of anaphylaxis vary considerably with age, according to a recent Singapore study, which reported that children are more likely to present with food anaphylaxis, while drug anaphylaxis is more common in adults.
Pearl Toh, 2 days ago
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels remained high in many patients with stable or acute coronary heart disease (CHD) in Asia, despite having a very high risk of recurrent cardiovascular (CV) events, indicating that the use of lipid-lowering therapies and lipid monitoring were inadequate.
13 Sep 2018
Substituting diets high in carbohydrates with those high in monounsaturated fatty acids in the context of low saturated fatty acids do not appear to yield favourable effects on blood pressure, according to a meta-analysis.

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Most Read Articles
15 Sep 2018
Prenatal and postpartum vitamin D supplementation does not appear to improve foetal or infant growth, a study reports.
Tristan Manalac, 3 days ago
The causes, presentations and management of anaphylaxis vary considerably with age, according to a recent Singapore study, which reported that children are more likely to present with food anaphylaxis, while drug anaphylaxis is more common in adults.
Pearl Toh, 2 days ago
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels remained high in many patients with stable or acute coronary heart disease (CHD) in Asia, despite having a very high risk of recurrent cardiovascular (CV) events, indicating that the use of lipid-lowering therapies and lipid monitoring were inadequate.
13 Sep 2018
Substituting diets high in carbohydrates with those high in monounsaturated fatty acids in the context of low saturated fatty acids do not appear to yield favourable effects on blood pressure, according to a meta-analysis.