Drinking coffee may reduce risk of death, disease progression in patients with advanced colorectal cancer, study finds
An editorial noted coffee's unique role in diet, as it is widely consumed as a daily habit, and explained why a potential link between coffee consumption and colorectal cancer is biologically plausible.
Menopausal hormone therapy should not be used in women with decompensated liver function, Budd-Chiari syndrome, or hepatocellular adenomas, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) said, among other recommendations.
Patients with reflux symptoms and inadequate response to proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) discontinued the drugs for a week and then had their acid exposure time measured by a wireless pH capsule in a recent study.
Unintentional weight loss and weight loss in those with a body mass index already in the normal range were particularly associated with risk of pancreatic cancer among patients with recent-onset diabetes, a study found.
Weight loss through gastric bypass or diet improved insulin sensitivity in patients with type 2 diabetes
Results from this small study suggest that reducing adipose tissue volume, by whatever means, will improve blood glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes, an accompanying editorial noted.
Nine COVID-19-positive patients from three families in China lived in vertically aligned apartments in the same building connected by drainage pipes in the master bathrooms.
H. pylori eradication therapy may reduce gastric cancer risk; rifabutin-based therapy effective in industry-sponsored trial
A meta-analysis suggested that, in addition to preventing progression, early Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy reduces gastric cancer risk, and a novel rifabutin-based therapy may offer physicians another option for initiating eradication treatment, an ACP Journal Club commentary on both studies said.