Baby boys born small for gestational age have increased risk of infertility in adulthood

Baby boys who are born small for their gestational age are at increased risk of having fertility problems in adulthood, according to research published in Human Reproduction [1], one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals. Researchers in Denmark looked … Continue reading

Published Friday, December 13th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility

E-cigarette user found to have rare form of lung scarring typically found in metal workers — European Respiratory Society warns against vaping for smoking cessation

Researchers studying a patient with a rare lung disease called hard-metal pneumoconiosis say the disease was probably caused by vaping. The condition creates an unusual and distinctive pattern of damage to the lungs that results in breathing difficulties. It is … Continue reading

Published Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory, Uncategorized

Uncontrolled asthma attacks during pregnancy increase health risks for mothers and babies

Women with asthma who suffer severe symptoms while they are pregnant face higher risks of health problems both for themselves and their babies compared to women with well-controlled asthma, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal [1]. The … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory

Cancer patients are at higher risk of dying from heart disease and stroke

More than one in ten cancer patients do not die from their cancer but from heart and blood vessel problems instead, according to new research published in the European Heart Journal [1]. For some cancers, like breast, prostate, endometrial, and … Continue reading

Published Monday, November 25th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology

Treatment with anti-cancer drug T-DM1 after pertuzumab is ‘good option’. Results from largest group of advanced breast cancer patients answers questions about efficacy of T-DM1 when cancer returns following treatment with pertuzumab

Lisbon, Portugal: Patients with HER2-positive breast cancer [1], whose disease has progressed after being treated initially with pertuzumab in combination with trastuzumab and a taxane, can respond well to treatment with T-DM1 – a drug that combines trastuzumab with an … Continue reading

Published Friday, November 15th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Complementary therapies can do more harm than good when breast cancer becomes visible

Lisbon, Portugal: Patients with advanced breast cancer that has spread to the skin are likely to cause more harm than good if they use complementary therapies to treat their skin lesions. Professor Maria João Cardoso, head breast surgeon at the … Continue reading

Published Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer

Giving breast cancer patients an average survival time is more often wrong than right

Lisbon, Portugal: Doctors who give advanced breast cancer patients just one estimate, such as 12 months, for the average amount of time they are expected to live are only accurate 20-30% of the time, according to Dr Belinda Kiely, medical … Continue reading

Published Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Cardiologists establish how e-cigarettes damage the brain, blood vessels and lungs

Cardiologists have issued a stark warning about the dangers of e-cigarettes, particularly for young people, as results of new research show the damage they cause to the brain, heart, blood vessels and lungs. The study, which is published in the … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology, Respiratory

Increased exercise over the age of 60 reduces risk of heart disease and stroke. Decreasing your physical activity is linked to increased cardiovascular risk

People over the age of 60 should do more exercise not less in order to prevent heart disease and stroke, according to findings from a study of over 1.1 million elderly people published in the European Heart Journal [1]. The … Continue reading

Published Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Blood test can help GPs spot ovarian cancer in women with suspicious symptoms

Glasgow, UK: Testing for levels of CA125 in the blood is a useful tool for gauging the likelihood of ovarian cancer and could help detect other types of cancer among patients in primary care, according to research presented at the … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer
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