Two recent studies looked at changes in colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence over time, one in U.S. adults ages 40 to 49 years and one in European adults ages 20 to 49 years.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) changed its recommendations regarding vaccination of patients with chronic liver disease, pregnant women, and those treated with blood products for clotting disorders, among other revisions.
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.
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.