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Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: Higher Risk of CKD

People who drink lots of sugar-sweetened soda and fruit juices may be more likely to develop chronic kidney disease than those who do not, a US study suggests. Researchers examined survey data on drinkable among 3,003 African-American men and women who were 54 years old on average and did not have kidney disease. After following participants for about 8 to 10 years, found that 185 people, or 6%, developed chronic kidney disease.

Role of Faulty Immune Receptor In HIV Complications

Scientists have discovered SLAMF7 , an immune receptor, called 'monocytes.' The finding was made after studying both healthy and HIV-infected patients. Yet, for certain HIV patients who experience a myriad of health issues, the researchers found that these patients' receptors do not work properly.

Couples Interventions Have Beneficial Effects For Patients With Diabetes

A new Diabetic Medicine study reveals that couples interventions may have beneficial effects for partners of individuals with type 2 diabetes. The study was a three-arm randomized telephone intervention trial comparing outcomes of couples calls (CC), individual calls (IC), and diabetes education calls (DE). While the focus of the trial was on diabetes outcomes for the patients, the authors also assessed whether partners who participated in derived benefit.

Drug Combination For Patients With Melanoma

The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) investigated whether the drug combinations of dabrafenib plus trametinib and of encorafenib plus binimetinib have an added benefit in comparison with the appropriate comparator therapies for patients with melanoma.