High adherence to intensive lipid-lowering therapy provides the greatest risk reduction for cardiovascular events, a study in JAMA Network Open has shown.
Single or combination first-line immunotherapy does not significantly extend survival compared with chemotherapy in metastatic non small-cell lung carcinoma, trial results have shown.
Exercise interventions are as effective in reducing systolic blood pressure as many antihypertensive medicines in people with hypertension, according to the results of a network meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
People who use e-cigarettes alongside traditional cigarettes are no more likely to quit smoking in the long term than those who only smoke cigarettes, research has shown.
Depression is associated with an increased likelihood of atrial fibrillation diagnosis, according to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
Obesity is a major preventable cause of childhood asthma, conclude the authors of a study published in Paediatrics.
A study of nearly 500 patients with head and neck cancers reveals that pembrolizumab could extend survival compared with methotrexate, docetaxel or cetuximab, which are the standard of care.
Researchers have found evidence suggesting that the benefits of adhering to a healthy lifestyle could be even greater in people who work rotating night shifts.
Exposure to antibiotics and acid suppressants in the first two years of life is associated with an increased risk of obesity later in childhood, particularly if prescribed in combination, study results show.
A novel antibiotic, which prevents bacterial cells from replicating DNA, is effective in the treatment of uncomplicated urogenital gonorrhoea, results from a phase II clinical trial have shown.
Patients with prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy were 72% more likely to experience heart failure than those unexposed to the therapy, a study has shown.
Neurotransmitter-affecting medicines used in pregnancy not linked to autism risk in offspringSubscription
Use of medicines targeting neurotransmitter systems during pregnancy is unlikely to influence estimates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring, the authors of a study published in JAMA Psychiatry have concluded.
A substantial proportion of older people who begin taking statins do not take them as intended, according to an Australian study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
ACEIs linked to increased risk of lung cancerSubscription
An observational study of almost one million people suggests a link between angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and an increased risk of lung cancer.
Cannabinoids have limited impact on MS symptomsSubscription
Following a systematic review and meta-analysis researchers have concluded that cannabinoids have limited therapeutic effect on symptoms of multiple sclerosis
Diet contributes much less towards the development of high serum urate levels than genetic factors, study results reported in The BMJ suggest.
Triple therapy reduces the number of moderate-to-severe exacerbations in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a study presented at the CHEST annual meeting has shown.
Taking lorcaserin and making lifestyle changes can help prevent diabetes in people who are overweight or obese, study findings indicate.
A new antibiotic designed to overcome multi-drug resistance is at least as effective as the current standard of care in complicated urinary tract infection, according to trial results published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.