Are all vegetarian diets healthy?

Vegetarian foods are not equally healthy, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2020. “Our study highlights the variable nutritional quality of plant foods,” said author Dr. Matina Kouvari of Harokopio University, Athens, Greece. “This finding was more evident in women. Prior research has shown that women tend to eat more plant-based foods and […]

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Researchers pursue ‘hidden pathology’ to explain fatigue in multiple sclerosis

Up to 60 percent of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) report that fatigue is the disease’s most debilitating symptom. And yet, fatigue remains one of MS’s mysteries—despite its prevalence and significance, the root cause of the symptom remains unclear. In a study published in Neurology Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation, investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital used […]

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Lung cancer trial of RET inhibitor selpercatinib achieves durable responses in patients with RET gene fusions

For patients with non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) marked by RET gene fusions, the targeted therapy selpercatinib was well tolerated and achieved durable objective responses, or tumor shrinkage, in the majority of participants in the Phase I/II LIBRETTO-001 trial, according to researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Among previously untreated patients, […]

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