Maternal use of folic acid supplements around the time of conception is associated with a reduced risk of having children with autistic disorder, according to a study published in the Feb. 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Increased exercise is associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer in white men, according to a study published online Feb. 11 in Cancer.
Individuals with higher midlife cardiorespiratory fitness levels are significantly less likely to develop all-cause dementia later in life, according to research published in the Feb. 5 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
In a two-year, observational follow-up study of the four-year REduction by DUtasteride of prostate Cancer Events clinical study, men demonstrated a low rate of new prostate cancer diagnoses, although those men who had been treated with the 5α-reductase inhibitor dutasteride exhibited twice as many prostate cancers compared with placebo-treated men, according to research published in the March issue of The Journal of Urology.
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel met Thursday and Friday to discuss the fate of certain painkillers that contain the opioid known as hydrocodone, concluding in a vote in favor of moving hydrocodone combination products into the more restrictive Schedule II category of controlled substances.
Research has shown that patients with hereditary colorectal syndromes such as Lynch syndrome, adenomatous polyposis, and hamartomatous polyposis have a much higher likelihood of developing colorectal cancer.