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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Asthma linked to infertility but not among women taking regular asthma preventers

Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal. However, the study of more than 5,000 women in Australia, New Zealand, the United … Continue reading

Published Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory

Shorter time between first medical contact to restoring blood flow in heart attack patients is linked to saving more lives: experts call for immediate action

Heart experts are calling for immediate action following new research that shows every minute counts for patients who suffer the most severe type of heart attack. The study shows numbers of deaths rise steadily and rapidly the longer the time … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Research suggests vapers are vulnerable to pneumonia

The vapour from e-cigarettes seems to help pneumonia-causing bacteria stick to the cells that line the airways, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal [1]. The study included experiments with cells, mice and humans. It showed that e-cigarette … Continue reading

Published Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory

Ibuprofen taken in the first three months of pregnancy may harm the future fertility of baby girls

Pregnant women who take the pain killer ibuprofen in the first 24 weeks of their pregnancy may be reducing the store of eggs in the ovaries of their daughters. Researchers have found the first evidence in human ovarian tissue that … Continue reading

Published Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Fertility

Fitness in childhood linked to healthy lungs in adulthood

Children who are fitter and whose fitness improves during childhood and adolescence have better lung function as young adults, according to a large study published in the European Respiratory Journal. Good lung function in early adult life is believed to … Continue reading

Published Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory
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