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Diet associated with ‘substantial proportion’ of cardiometabolic deaths


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.


Migraine linked to spontaneous cervical artery dissection


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


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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28-03-2017 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Support for allopurinol dose escalation in patients with gout

 Escalation of allopurinol to above creatinine clearance based doses is effective for achieving target serum urate levels in patients with gout, study findings suggest.

28-03-2017 | Prostate cancer | News | Article

PRO findings may guide localized prostate cancer treatment decision-making

Two sets of findings could help men choosing between radical prostatectomy, external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy, and active surveillance for localized prostate cancer.

28-03-2017 | Skin cancer | News | Article

Avelumab given accelerated approval for metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma

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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.

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