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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Sugary drinks linked to earlier onset of menstrual periods

Girls who frequently consume sugary drinks tend to start their menstrual periods earlier than girls who do not, according to new research published online in Human Reproduction [1], one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals. In the first study … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility

Lung cancer predicted to overtake breast cancer as leading cause of cancer death among European women in 2015

Death rates from lung cancer will exceed those for breast cancer for the first time among European women in 2015, according to the latest predictions published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology [1]. The study by researchers in … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer

Largest study of babies born after infertility treatment shows significant improvements in health over past 20 years

The last two decades has seen a steady improvement in the health outcomes of children born after assisted reproduction (ART), with fewer babies being born preterm, with low birth weight, stillborn or dying within the first year of life. These … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at 12:05 am
Posted in Fertility

Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to reduced risk of heart failure

Evidence already exists for the beneficial effects of drinking moderate amounts of alcohol on the risk of developing a number of heart conditions; however, the role it plays in the risk of developing heart failure has been under-researched with conflicting … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Blood sugar levels in heart failure patients predict risk of early death, hospitalisations and diabetes

New research suggests that people who arrive at hospital emergency departments with acute heart failure should have their blood sugar levels checked on arrival. This simple and inexpensive measure could identify patients at high risk of early death, further hospitalisations, … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology
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