Measles has rebounded in the WHO European Region. The disease affected 21 315 people and caused 35 deaths in 2017, following a record low of 5273 cases in 2016. The WHO Regional Office for Europe has released new data for 2017 one day ahead of a health ministerial meeting on immunization in Montenegro on 20 February 2018.
Women with asthma struggle more to become pregnant, research suggests. But using long-acting steroid inhalers removed the problem, scientists found. Those with asthma took 20 per cent longer to conceive, according to a study of 5,000 women in Britain, Ireland and Australia.