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1 Effects of tea intake on blood pressure: A meta-analysis of 21 randomized controlled trials JACC - Journal of the American College of Cardiology, October 22, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Nut consumption and the risk of coronary artery disease: A dose–response meta-analysis of 13 prospective studies Thrombosis Research, October 22, 2014    Clinical Article

3 The influence of whole grain products and red meat on intestinal microbiota composition in normal weight adults: A randomized crossover intervention trial PLOS ONE, October 22, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Exercise and cardiovascular risk in patients with hypertension American Journal of Hypertension, October 22, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Supplementing Vitamin D through Sunlight: Associating Health Literacy with Sunlight Exposure Behavior Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, October 22, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Serum pentadecanoic acid (15:0), a short-term marker of dairy food intake, is inversely associated with incident type 2 diabetes and its underlying disorders American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, October 22, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Higher dietary choline intake is associated with lower risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver in normal-weight Chinese women The Journal of Nutrition, October 22, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Oxidative stress-related genetic variants, pro- and antioxidant intake and status, and advanced prostate cancer risk Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, October 22, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Etiopathogenic differences in coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease: results from the national health and nutrition examination survey Angiology, October 22, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Analysis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis as a multistep process: a population-based modelling study The Lancet Neurology, October 22, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Sofosbuvir-based treatment regimens for chronic, genotype 1 hepatitis C virus infection in U.S. incarcerated populations: A cost-effectiveness analysis Annals of Internal Medicine, October 22, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Antibiotic treatment failure in four common infections in UK primary care 1991-2012: longitudinal analysis BMJ, October 22, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Framework for optimisation of the clinical use of colistin and polymyxin B: The Prato polymyxin consensus The Lancet Infectious Diseases, October 22, 2014    Clinical Article

14 ERG protein expression in diagnostic specimens is associated with increased risk of progression during active surveillance for prostate cancer Full Text European Urology, October 22, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Differences in time to disease progression do not predict for cancer-specific survival in patients receiving immediate or deferred androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer: Final results of EORTC randomized trial 30891 with 12 years of follow-up Full Text European Urology, October 22, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Oxidative and energy metabolism as potential clues for clinical heterogeneity in nucleotide excision repair disorders Journal of Investigative Dermatology, October 22, 2014    Review Article

17 Hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody dynamics following acute HCV infection and reinfection among HIV-infected men who have sex with men Clinical Infectious Diseases, October 22, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Use of procalcitonin in patients with various degrees of chronic kidney disease including renal replacement therapy Clinical Infectious Diseases, October 22, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Compassionate use of bedaquiline for the treatment of MDR- and XDR-tuberculosis: An interim analysis of a French cohort Clinical Infectious Diseases, October 22, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Significant clinical impact of a rapid molecular diagnostic test (genotype mtbdrplus assay) to detect multidrug-resistant tuberculosis Clinical Infectious Diseases, October 22, 2014    Clinical Article

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Relationship benefit in women with IHD

As reported in Clinical Infectious Diseases, HIV-infected patients are at increased risk for non-Hodgkin‘s lymphoma (NHL). Of 6036 patients with 21607 person-years of follow-up, there were 37 incident cases of NHL. Compared to patients with ≤ 50 copies/mL, patients with 51-500 and > 500 copies/mL had HRs of 1.66 and 2.39 for NHL, respectively.

Sleep duration linked to lung cancer risk

As reported in BMC Public Health, men (age range, 42-60 years) who slept < 7 h/night or > 8 h/night are at increased risk for lung cancer. Specifically, amongst current smokers, the HR for lung cancer in men who slept < 6.5 h/night or > 8 h/night was 2.23 and 2.09, respectively. It is thought that melatonin excretion and/or low-grade inflammation account for this observation.

Soluble TNF receptor II increased in MS patients

As reported in the Journal of Neuroimmunology, soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor II levels are increased in patients with untreated multiple sclerosis (n-161) compared to healthy controls (n=46), and the levels increased over a 2-year follow-up, but were not associated with the severity of disability.


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