A 10-year study of more than 1,200 patients with low-risk papillary microcarcinoma (PMC) of the thyroid led researchers to conclude that close and continuous monitoring is an acceptable first-line approach to patient management instead of immediate surgery to remove the tumor.
For the first time the functions of natural killer cells in the womb have been identified.
People living within a kilometre of physical activity facilities, such as gyms, swimming pools and playing fields, have smaller waist circumferences, lower BMI and lower body fat percentages than people who have no nearby exercise facilities, according to an observational study published in The Lancet Public Health journal.
By no means are only elderly people at risk from heart diseases.
A clinical trial of 48 children with multiple food allergies which tested an antibody drug alongside food desensitisation treatment resulted in more effective allergy relief, compared to placebo, according to a study published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology journal.
Standard treatment for postmenopausal breast cancer is to give a hormonal breast cancer drug for 5 years following surgical removal of the tumour.