Even moderate air pollution may lead to lung disease, warns study

Even moderate levels of air pollution can cause lung function impairment that rivals the damage caused by smoking, a new study found

Even moderate air pollution may lead to lung disease, warns studyExposure to pollutants had harmful effects similar to that from smoking. Researchers studied 303,887 British men and women, with data on lung health gathered by physical examination and air pollution statistics geographically coded to the participants’ home addresses. The researchers looked at levels of PM2.5, the tiny pollutant particles smaller than 2.5 micrometres in diameter […]

Women with sleep apnoea are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men

A study of more than 19,000 people has found that women with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men with the condition, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal

Women with sleep apnoea are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than menObstructive sleep apnoea, where the airways close completely or partially many times during sleep, reduces the levels of oxygen in the blood, and common symptoms include snoring, disrupted sleep and feeling excessively tired. The new study suggests that people who experience more closures of the airways during sleep and whose blood oxygen saturation levels drop […]

Taking painkillers in pregnancy does not cause asthma in kids, finds study

A study of almost 500,000 women indicates that taking paracetamol or other painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for increasing the risk of asthma in children

Taking painkillers in pregnancy does not cause asthma in kids, finds studyThe research, which uses prescription data on painkillers, does support earlier findings that women taking paracetamol or consuming painkillers during pregnancy are more likely to have children who develop asthma. However, it also suggests that the painkillers are not the cause of this increase. Researchers say their results, published in the European Respiratory Journal, should […]