Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Serious new COVID-related smoking threat discovered by researchers

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Researchers (BGU) have found for the first time that cigarette smoke toxicity impacts the protective biofilm in the lungs, particularly concerning when paired with COVID-19 respiratory issues.

Medications

Sitagliptin promising addition for preventing acute GVHD

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing myeloablative allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, sitagliptin combined with tacrolimus and sirolimus results in a low incidence of grade II to IV acute graft-versus-host ...

Health

The spooky and dangerous side of black licorice

Black licorice may look and taste like an innocent treat, but this candy has a dark side. On Sept. 23, 2020, it was reported that black licorice was the culprit in the death of a 54-year-old man in Massachusetts. How could ...

Oncology & Cancer

Adjuvant radiotherapy no better for localized prostate cancer

(HealthDay)—Adjuvant radiotherapy does not improve event-free survival in men with localized or locally advanced prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy, according to a review and meta-analysis published online ...

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