In the Journals

Mai – June 2019 High-amylose wheat lowers the postprandial glycemic response to bread in healthy adults: A randomized controlled crossover trial.The Journal of Nutrition The moderating effect of childhood disadvantage on the associations between smoking and occupational exposure and lung function: A cross sectional analysis of the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS) BMC Public Health […]

HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Antiretroviral Medication as Prophylaxis   Preexposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) with antiretroviral drugs is a concept that is gaining increased recognition as a method of primary prevention for people with a risk of becoming infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. We know what works best in the prevention of HIV but human nature, mainly when guided by […]

Aspirin in colorectal cancer

The timeline of Acetylsalicylic Acid Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid), who started its life as an ordinary headache tablet turned out to be an effective blood thinner and established itself on the cardiology shelves of our pharmacies. If the outcome of recent studies is to be confirmed, Acetylsalicylic Acid will soon be prescribed by oncologists. Encouraging outcomes Evidence […]

Pembrolizumab – immunotherapy for gastric cancer

After encouraging results in treating melanoma, lung and kidney, immunotherapy enters the realm of gastric malignancies. The FDA has approved Pembrolizumab, (Keytruda) by Merk, for use as a third-line treatment for locally advanced or metastatic adenocarcinoma of the stomach and gastro-oesophageal junction that express programmed death receptor-ligand 1 (PD-L1). Immunotherapy tries to elicit the mechanisms how […]