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.