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Single fathers have a higher risk of premature mortality than single mothers and partnered parents, according to an observational study that tracked more than 40000 people in Canada for 11 years, published in The Lancet Public Health journal. While the study could not identify specific causes of death, single fathers were more likely to lead unhealthier lifestyles, which may explain the increased risk. The authors say health professionals could help target this group.

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Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal [1].

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Rapid increases in pollution may be as harmful to the heart as sustained high levels, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology,1 a European Society of Cardiology journal. The authors urgently call for confirmatory studies as even residents of clean air cities could be at risk.
There is longstanding evidence that exposure to high concentrations of air pollution increases the risk for several diseases including heart attacks and European Union (EU) statutory pollution limits are based on absolute upper values.

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Influenza vaccination

Influenza vaccination

Dr Christopher Barbara. M.D.,M.Sc.(Lond.),D.L.S.H.T.M.

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After completion of the module you should be familiar with

Partner Organisation - Malta Association 

Peer Review - Malta Association 

Accreditation:

Malta association  0.5 Credits
Medical Association of Malta as representative of UEMO 0.5 Credits
Malta College of Family Doctors Applied for

 

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This module is supported by an unrestricted medical grant by ABCD Pharma

 

Release Date 3 March 2018
Accreditation valid until 3 March 2019

 

 

 

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New research in published in Pediatric Dermatology reports several cases of shingles that developed at the original vaccination site in healthy children after they were immunized against chicken pox.

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 Being a short kid is associated with increased risk of having a stroke in adulthood, according to Danish research published in Stroke, an American Heart Association journal.

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In an analysis of one of the largest electronic medical records databases in the world, researchers found that patients with acne had a significantly increased risk of developing major depression, but only in the first 5 years after being diagnosed with acne.

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In a recent Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports study, one year of yoga training decreased pro-inflammatory adipokines and increased an anti-inflammatory adipokine in adults with metabolic syndrome and high-normal blood pressure.

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A new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging looks at the modulation of emotion in the brain

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A new study indicates that the drug fosfomycin may be effective for treating multidrug-resistant bacterial infections. In most European countries, the oral formulation is only approved as a 3 gram single dose for the treatment of uncomplicated cystitis; however the Pharmacology Research & Perspectives study found that a dosing regimen of 6–12 grams per day divided in 3 doses is required for the treatment of systemic multi-drug-resistant bacterial infections.

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