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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Four simple tests could help GPs spot pneumonia and reduce unnecessary antibiotics

Testing for fever, high pulse rate, crackly breath sounds, and low oxygen levels could be key to helping GPs distinguish pneumonia from less serious infections, according to a large study published in the European Respiratory Journal. Pneumonia is a severe … Continue reading

Published Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 12:01 am
Posted in Infectious diseases, Respiratory

Vitamin D linked with better live birth rates in women undergoing assisted reproduction treatment: researchers call for a randomised controlled trial to investigate

Researchers are calling for a randomised clinical trial to be carried out to investigate the potential role of vitamin D supplementation in improving live birth rates following assisted reproduction treatment (ART). This follows a review and meta-analysis published today (Wednesday) … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 12:05 am
Posted in Fertility

Younger women with advanced breast cancer needlessly excluded from treatment trials

Lisbon, Portugal: Pre-menopausal women with the most common type of advanced breast cancer are usually excluded from medical research unnecessarily, according to an expert panel who met at the Advanced Breast Cancer Fourth International Consensus Conference (ABC 4). In new … Continue reading

Published Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 1:23 pm
Posted in Cancer

Combined therapies increase adverse side effects for patients with advanced hormone receptor-positive breast cancer

Lisbon, Portugal: Patients with advanced breast cancer who are treated with a combination of drugs that target specific molecules important for cancer development and also the hormones that are driving it are at increased risk of suffering adverse side effects. … Continue reading

Published Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 12:01 am
Posted in Uncategorized

Exercise can counteract treatment side-effects and improve cardiovascular fitness in women with advanced breast cancer

Lisbon, Portugal: Taking part in regular exercise can reduce fatigue and pain, and improve cardiovascular health and quality of life in women being treated for advanced breast cancer, according to new research presented at the Advanced Breast Cancer Fourth International … Continue reading

Published Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at 4:00 pm
Posted in Cancer

Deterioration of patients’ quality of life is delayed if progression of advanced or metastatic breast cancer is delayed

Lisbon, Portugal: Patients with advanced breast cancer have a better quality of life for longer if the progression of their disease can be delayed, according to new results presented at the Advanced Breast Cancer Fourth International Consensus Conference (ABC 4) … Continue reading

Published Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer
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