Archive for June, 2017

More Is Not Always Better

In the past, lymph node dissection was thought to benefit patients with melanoma. A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine, however, has shown that it does not seem to have any added benefits. The study concluded that complete lymph node removal was no better than less extensive surgery and observation for extending […]

Oral vitamin D rapidly attenuates inflammation from sunburn: an interventional study.

The diverse immunomodulatory effects of vitamin D are increasingly being recognized. However, the ability of oral vitamin D to modulate acute inflammation in vivo has not been established in humans. In a double-blinded, placebo-controlled interventional trial, twenty healthy adults were randomized to receive either placebo or a high dose of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) one hour […]

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