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Thorax, the official journal of the British Thoracic Society, publishes influential clinical and experimental research in respiratory medicine, paediatrics, immunology, pharmacology, pathology, and surgery. The focus is on work that advances scientific understanding and impacts clinical practice. http://thorax.bmj.com/ * The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

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Thorax, the official journal of the British Thoracic Society, publishes influential clinical and experimental research in respiratory medicine, paediatrics, immunology, pharmacology, pathology, and surgery. The focus is on work that advances scientific understanding and impacts clinical practice. http://thorax.bmj.com/ * The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

    Overweight and out of breath: cause and effect?

    Overweight and out of breath: cause and effect?

    In this podcast, Multimedia Editor of Thorax Rachael Moses, discusses with Dr Magnus Ekstrom, Lund University, Sweden, the key findings of a population-based study investigating the relationship between increased body mass index with breathlessness and lung function. Read the paper on the Thorax website: https://thorax.bmj.com/content/74/10/958.

    • 10 min
    The role of sex hormones on the development of asthma

    The role of sex hormones on the development of asthma

    The study discussed in this podcast introduces evidence that supports a biological explanation behind the observed asthma discordance between males and females.
    Read the paper on the Thorax website: https://thorax.bmj.com/content/early/2019/01/29/thoraxjnl-2018-212207

    • 6 min
    Assisted reproductive technologies and asthma risk in children

    Assisted reproductive technologies and asthma risk in children

    Assisted reproduction techniques might increase asthma risk in children conceived this way, a study published by Thorax concludes.
    Maria Magnus, Centre for Fertility and Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, talks with Thorax podcast editor Rachel Moses about her research group findings, that you can also read for free at http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2018-211886.
    A related editorial can also be found on the journal website (thorax.bmj.com).

    • 4 min
    How toxic is your vape?

    How toxic is your vape?

    The study discussed in this podcast cautions against the widely held opinion that e-cigarettes are safe.
    Listen to the conversation between the Multimedia Associate Editor of Thorax Rachael Moses and Professor David Thickett (Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, University of Birmingham, UK) and read the study 'Pro-inflammatory effects of e-cigarette vapour condensate on human alveolar' on the Thorax website: https://thorax.bmj.com/
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    • 9 min
    Growing up on a farm as related to adult lung function and allergic phenotypes

    Growing up on a farm as related to adult lung function and allergic phenotypes

    In this podcast Jennifer Quint talks to Shyamali Dharmage and Brittany Campbell about their recent press released paper "Growing up on a farm as related to adult lung function and allergic phenotypes: An international population based study".

    • 7 min
    Air Pollution affects Lung Cancer Survival

    Air Pollution affects Lung Cancer Survival

    Patients exposed to air pollution after diagnosis of lung cancer have shorter survival, in particular those patients with early-stage non-small cell cancers (specially adenocarcinomas), according to a study published by Thorax and conducted by researchers from the Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California.

    The first study of this kind was based on a population of over 300 thousand patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer over more than two decades.

    In this podcast, Dr Jaime Hart, from the Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and author of the Thorax editorial about this study, tells Dr Jennifer Quint the details of this study and its impact on how air pollution is considered by general population.

    Read the original article ’Air pollution affects lung cancer survival’, which corresponding author is Dr Sandrah P Eckel, here:
    http://thorax.bmj.com/content/early/2016/06/22/thoraxjnl-2015-207927.full.

    The editorial is available here:
    http://thorax.bmj.com/content/early/2016/07/20/thoraxjnl-2016-208967.full.

    • 5 min

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