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Diet associated with ‘substantial proportion’ of cardiometabolic deaths

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Research published in JAMA suggests that suboptimal intake of specific dietary factors is associated with almost half of deaths from heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes in the USA.

Neurology

Migraine linked to spontaneous cervical artery dissection

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IPSYS investigators have found a significant association between migraine and cervical artery dissection, identifying it as a potential biomarker.

Oncology

Maternal, fetal outcomes of pregnancy in cancer in focus

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Two independent studies shed light on the effects of pregnancy during cancer, one finding that pregnancy does not adversely affect the survival of women with breast cancer and the other showing an association between maternal cancer and an increased risk for stillbirth and neonatal mortality.

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27-03-2017 | Breast cancer | News | Article

Brain metastases in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients profiled

Patients with hormone receptor-negative/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive breast cancer have the highest incidence of brain metastases at diagnosis, followed by those with triple-negative disease, population-based study data show.

27-03-2017 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Rituximab falls short in Sjögren's syndrome trial

Treatment with two courses of rituximab does not reduce fatigue or oral dryness among patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome, results of the TRACTISS trial suggest.

24-03-2017 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Adalimumab discontinuation ‘feasible’ in early RA patients

The majority of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis maintain low disease activity for up to 3 years after discontinuing adalimumab therapy, Japanese researchers report.

24-03-2017 | Oncology | News | Article

Intestinal microbiota linked to reduced risk for post-HSCT relapse

Researchers have found an association between increased abundance of a bacterial group primarily comprising Eubacterium limosum in the intestinal microbiota and a reduced risk for relapse after undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

24-03-2017 | Breast cancer | News | Article

Triple-positive breast cancer patients with diabetes benefit from metformin

Researchers recommend the use of the antidiabetic agent metformin for the subset of women with human epidermal growth factor receptor-positive and hormone receptor-positive breast cancer who also have diabetes.

23-03-2017 | Lymphoma | News | Article

Excessive toxicity halts idelalisib, lenalidomide plus rituximab lymphoma trials

Two phase 1 trials investigating the safety and efficacy of combined idelalisib, lenalidomide, and rituximab in patients with relapsed and refractory follicular and mantle cell lymphoma have been stopped early due to excessive toxicity.

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