Research suggests BMI may not be best obesity indicator to assess risk for lung cancer

New research published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO) suggests the method used to calculate how obesity is measured may affect whether it is considered a risk factor for lung cancer. The JTO is an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.

The role of the gut microbiota in inflammatory skin diseases

Findings presented at EADV’s 2021 Spring Symposium suggest that an imbalance in gut microbiota (dysbiosis), could play a significant role in the progression of inflammatory skin disease, Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). HS is a painful, long-term skin condition, with a chronic and relapsing nature that significantly impacts patients’ quality of life.

European respiratory experts warn of the impact of climate change on asthma

On World Asthma Day (5 May) experts from the European Respiratory Society (ERS) will launch a new position statement focused on asthma and the environment. The statement highlights the risks to the health of people with asthma that are caused by climate change, as well as current opportunities for taking action to protect and improve the health of asthma patients.

More than 28% of the women were given no guidance on whether they could eat the same food their breastfeeding child was allergic to.

Many new mothers with infants want very much to breastfeed as it is the gold standard for early nutrition. What to do when you find out your young child has a food allergy, and you are breastfeeding? A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), found that more than 28% of the women were given no guidance on whether they could eat the same food their breastfeeding child was allergic to.

ACAAI's guideline points to new recommendations for managing hay fever

Recently, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) took part in publishing a practice guideline for allergists and other healthcare workers about the latest developments in understanding allergic rhinitis.

Patients with Lung Cancer Reduce Smoking Rate After Enrollment in Phase III Clinical Trial

The first comprehensive, prospective study of smoking habits in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who were enrolled in a phase III early-stage trial revealed that there was a high rate of smoking reduction and cessation following study entry, according to research published today in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. The JTO is the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.

A new study reveals cannabis attitudes and patterns of use among followers of the Allergy & Asthma Network

A new survey in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, shows that of those who used cannabis, about half smoked it while a third vaped – both “inhalation routes” likely to affect one’s lungs.

Respiratory doctors urge EU policymakers to aim for earlier diagnosis of lung cancer to save lives

Following the European Union’s announcements of its ambitious Beating Cancer Plan, respiratory doctors, represented by the European Respiratory Society (ERS), call on the European Commission, EU policymakers and national governments to set a goal to increase early diagnosis of lung cancer in Europe by 20% by 2030.

New analysis reveals ‘long-hauler’ COVID-19 patients with prolonged skin symptoms

Some COVID-19 patients experience long-lasting skin symptoms that vary according to type of COVID-19 skin rash, a late-breaking abstract will reveal today at the 29th EADV Virtual Congress.

Sexual health often overlooked in cancer survivorship care, especially for female patients

A new study points to a need for oncologists to ask their patients about sexual health after chemotherapy, radiation and other cancer treatments. In a survey of nearly 400 cancer survivors, 87% said they experienced sexual side effects, but most also said their oncologist had not formally asked about them.