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Global decline in asthma deaths may have stalled

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Death rates from asthma among younger people appear to have plateaued in the past decade despite substantial improvements before this, a study in The Lancet suggests.

HBV

Maternal HBV infection raises preterm birth risk

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Women with hepatitis B virus infection prior to becoming pregnant are significantly more likely to have a preterm birth than those without HBV, shows an analysis of a Chinese population-based cohort.

Oncology

First-line abemaciclib supported for HR+HER2– advanced breast cancer

3D breast cancer

Results from the MONARCH 3 study give support to first-line use of the oral selective CDK4/6 inhibitor abemaciclib, taken alongside nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor therapy, in patients with advanced hormone receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative breast cancer.

Rheumatology

International recommendations for the use of biosimilars issued

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An international taskforce has developed consensus-based recommendations for the evaluation and use of biosimilars to treat rheumatic diseases.

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22-09-2017 | HBV | News | Article

Perinatal HBV infection ‘nearly eliminated’ with Japan’s selective vaccination program

The Japanese nationwide selective vaccination strategy has led to a substantial reduction in perinatal hepatitis B virus transmission, say researchers who evaluated the prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen among pregnant women born before and after its implementation.

22-09-2017 | HBV | News | Article

High metabolic risk burden increases HCC risk in HBV patients

A high burden of metabolic risk factors significantly increases the risk for hepatocellular carcinoma among men with hepatitis B virus infection, particularly those who smoke, researchers from Taiwan report.

21-09-2017 | Oncology | News | Article

Bevacizumab biosimilar approved in USA

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20-09-2017 | Oncology | News | Article

Cancer vigilance may be warranted for stroke survivors

Survivors of ischemic stroke are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than the general population, a chart review suggests.

20-09-2017 | Lymphoma | Main feed | News

Copanlisib, low-dose cabazitaxel receive FDA go ahead

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19-09-2017 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Physical activity promotion needed after total knee or hip replacement

Changing sedentary behavior needs to be a focus for patients who undergo total knee or hip joint replacement, US researchers maintain.

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