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Respiratory problems and bronchitis more common in people with HIV

There are higher rates of poor respiratory health in people ageing with HIV than in carefully matched HIV-negative people, with symptoms strongly associated with worse mental health and quality of life. Professor Caroline Sabin presented these data from the POPPY study to the virtual British HIV Association (BHIVA) conference yesterday. Higher rates of respiratory problems,… Read More »

Lung cancer symptoms: The common illness in asthmatics that may signal the deadly disease

Risk factors for developing lung cancer include exposure to radon gas, air pollution, smoking, asbestos, silicone and Diesel engine exhaust fumes. How would one notice the disease early on? According to Cancer Research UK, recurring chest infections could signal lung cancer. Chest infections tend to be more likely to occur in those who suffer from… Read More »

Use of Prescription Opioids During Pregnancy Is Relatively Common

According to the most recent Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) survey conducted in 2019, 6.6% of the respondents reported prescription opioid use during pregnancy.  Use of prescription opioids was more common in certain groups. Prescription opioid use was the highest (10%) in women 19 years and under.  Among women who smoked cigarettes during pregnancy,… Read More »