Direct oral anticoagulants carry lower risk of major bleeding versus warfarin, data showSubscription
Research from primary care suggests apixaban may be the safest of the direct oral anticoagulants overall.
A review published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has backed up guidance stating that anticonvulsants are ineffective for treating lower back pain.
Researchers find that after five years of follow-up, more than half of people taking dopamine agonists for management of Parkinson’s disease developed impulse-control disorders.
Research has shown that giving patients personalised information about their disease risk can motivate them to make lifestyle changes.
A study of 258 men with otherwise untreatable prostate cancer shows that the rate of disease control or response lasting six months or more was 11%, with two patients showing complete response.
Sleep disruption is an important risk factor for developing atrial fibrillation, study results show.
Sodium thiosulfate reduces the risk of hearing loss owing to cisplatin-based chemotherapy in children with hepatoblastoma, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (21 June 2018) has shown.
A monoclonal antibody could help reduce symptoms of coeliac disease in people with the condition who are accidentally exposed to gluten, show study findings presented at Digestive Disease Week.
Researchers have found that a systolic blood pressure of 130mmHg or above at age 50 years is associated with an increased risk of dementia.
Level of wealth in later life is associated with risk of dementia, with those with fewer financial resources at a higher risk, a new study has found.
Researchers from the United States have noted the large proportion of medicines with depression listed as a potential side effect.
Researchers investigating treatment failure rates between spironolactone and oral tetracyclines have found no a significant difference, suggesting they may be equally effective.
Research has shown dupilumab reduces glucocorticoid use by more than 70% and the number of severe asthma exacerbations by almost 60%.
A review into the cardioprotective effect of vitamin supplementation has shown no benefit for the most common supplements
Most preterm neonates receive early antibiotic therapy despite evidence that this can be unnecessary and sometimes harmful, the results of a US study show.
Study finds a treatment for osteoporosis may reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in people with hip fractures.
The incidence of major ischaemic events is reduced in at-risk patients if clopidogrel is given alongside aspirin, study finds.
In a study looking at placentas from caesarean deliveries, valproic acid had a significant impact on mRNA levels of major carriers for essential compounds such as folic acid, glucose, choline, thyroid hormones and serotonin.
Use of antiepileptic drugs is associated with an increased incidence of dementia in older adults, but it is unclear if this association is causal, say researchers.
Cannabidiol reduces the risk of drop seizures in people with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a rare, severe form of epilepsy, according to the results of a recent study