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

Mediterranean diet may help women receiving assisted reproduction treatment to achieve successful pregnancies

New research has found that women who follow a “Mediterranean” diet in the six months before assisted reproductive treatment have a significantly better chance of becoming pregnant and giving birth to a live baby than women who did not. Researchers … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Fertility

Cancer drug leads to ‘drastic decrease’ in HIV infection in lung cancer patient

Doctors in France have found the first evidence that a cancer drug may be able to eradicate HIV-infected cells in humans. In a letter published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology [1], researchers led by Professor Jean-Philippe Spano, … Continue reading

Published Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer

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
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