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For overweight and obese people, weight loss may slow knee cartilage degeneration associated with osteoarthritis

Losing more than five per cent of body weight may slow down the degeneration of knee cartilage in people who are overweight or obese. Cartilage degeneration is a key indicator of osteoarthritis. Researchers led by Dr. Alexandra Gersing at the University of California San Francisco studied 640...

Use of some common antibiotics in pregnancy linked to increased risk of miscarriage

A new Canadian study found that using certain antibiotics during pregnancy was linked to a higher risk of miscarriage. Classes of drugs associated with higher risk included quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides, and macrolides (except erythromycin).  There was no increased risk linked to the...

Pregnancy around the time of breast cancer diagnosis does not affect survival, study finds

For women with breast cancer, pregnancy does not increase the risk of dying, new research shows. While breast cancer is less common among younger women, those who are diagnosed in their child-bearing years may have a pregnancy around the time of their diagnosis and treatment. The number of women...

Unsuccessful fertility treatment linked to increased cardiovascular risks

A new study that looked at women who had undergone fertility treatments found that cardiovascular problems were more common in the women whose fertility treatments failed compared to those who gave birth. The study included women who had fertility treatment in Ontario between April 1993 and March...

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