Researchers observe higher accuracy rates when multi-compartment containers are used instead of original packaging to administer tablets to care-home residents.
In a study comparing treatments for type 2 diabetes, SGLT2 inhibitors show double the risk of ketoacidosis versus gliptins.
Cannabidiol shows promise in reducing the frequency of convulsive seizures in patients with Dravet syndrome, a rare and severe form of epilepsy.
Flu might increase risk of Parkinson’s diseaseSubscription
Researchers observe a link between flu virus infection and Parkinson’s disease pathology, strengthening the case for flu vaccination and prompt antiviral treatment.
A heat-detection mat that gives early warning of developing foot ulcers shows encouraging results, offering a useful tool in diabetic care.
Study shows positive effects of medicine in managing pain and improving mobility in patients with osteoarthritis.
Analysis of the umbilical cords of newborns suggests that maternal vitamin D supplementation may help to reduce the risk of allergic conditions in early life.
Significant findings offer scope for the development of clinical trials and personalised treatments for Parkinson’s disease.
US researchers explore the effects of imatinib on reducing mast cell activity in poorly controlled asthma.
Recent research has shown that patients with childhood absence epilepsy, the most common form of paediatric epilepsy, have highly variable responses to antiepileptic medications.
The oestrogen-receptor modulator widely used to treat and prevent breast cancer could help to protect against weight gain and insulin resistance, researchers find.
Trial supports the use of ixekizumab as an option for patients who are unable to take TNF inhibitors.
Bevacizumab is frequently used off-label for treating macular oedema resulting from central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), despite a lack of supporting data.
US study shows that three doses of the Human Papillomavirus vaccine does not provide any more protection than two against genital warts.
Absence of a key epidermal barrier protein appears to be enough to affect the expression of proteins relevant to atopic eczema.
Observational studies have suggested that low levels of vitamin D might increase the risk of asthma, atopic dermatitis and raised immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels.
Later menopause and long-term use of hormone therapy linked to higher risk of hearing lossSubscription
Hearing loss risk is higher in women who go through the menopause after 50 years of age and take hormone therapy for five years or more.
Patients can be 50 to 100 times more likely to get a blood stream infection in the years after Enterobacteriaceae is detected in faeces and urine, study results suggest.
Researchers examine cell activity in early stage lung tumours and find they can be amenable to biologic therapy, as they already know advanced tumours to be.
Large-scale data from the US Food and Drug Administration suggest that ketamine should be studied for use in patients suffering from depression.