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August 2, 2015

Risk increases fourfold with previous stillbirth

Women who have experienced a stillbirth have up to a fourfold increased risk of stillbirth in a second pregnancy compared to those who had an initial live birth, finds a new meta-analysis published in The BMJ.

Climate change is a ‘medical emergency’

The threat to human health from climate change is so great that it could undermine the past 50 years of gains in development and global health, according to a major new Commission, published in The Lancet.

No causal link between C-sections and autism

The initial results of a study suggested that children born by Caesarean section were 21 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, but that association did not hold up in further analysis of sibling pairs, implying the initial association was not causal and was more likely due to unknown genetic or […]

Major advances in treatments for HCV

The treatment of hepatitis C has made major strides in recent years, with the biggest advance seen in the development of new interferon-free oral agents, writes June Shannon.

Treating OAB can decrease the risk of falls in the elderly

Treating overactive bladder (OAB) may lead to fewer falls among older adults, a new study presented at the 110th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) in New Orleans has suggested.

Sleep quality may impact on the severity of LUTS

Sleep quality may have an impact on the severity of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in some men, according to new research presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA).

Botox reduces urinary incontinence in OAB

The long-term use of botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) or Botox has resulted in durable reductions in urinary incontinence in patients with overactive bladder (OAB), new research has revealed.

Patients with OAB have higher stress levels

Patients with overactive bladder (OAB) have significantly higher self-perceived stress levels than those without the condition, according to a new study presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA).

Quitting smoking leads to much improved outcomes following surgery

Quitting smoking can lead to a significant improvement in outcomes following major urological surgery, research presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) has found.

Step by step with older and difficult-to-treat patients

Continuing our CPD initiative on hypertension, Valerie Ryan looks at a presentation from Dr Louise Giblin, Clinical Lead for Nephrology Services for the HSE Saolta University Healthcare group, who gives a step-by-step approach to the treatment of older patients.

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