Children who follow a vegetarian diet have similar measures of growth and nutrition as those who eat meat. However, vegetarian children had higher odds of being underweight compared to those who eat meat.
Medications commonly used to treat non-small cell lung cancer that has metastasized may have therapeutic benefits for patients with metastatic brain cancers.
Children who drink whole milk are 40% less likely to be overweight or obese compared to children who consume reduced-fat milk.
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Ranibizumab and aflibercept, two drugs used to treat retinal diseases, are excreted in the breast milk of nursing mothers who take the medications. The drugs contain an agent called anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF), which blocks the development of a protein which stimulates the development of blood vessels. The protein, VEGF, is present in breast milk and plays a role in the development of the digestive system in infants.