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Agena Bioscience releases LungFUSION Panel for rapid identification of oncogenic ALK, RET, and ROS1 gene fusions in non-small cell lung cancer tumors.
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An imbalance in one’s metabolism can trigger inflammatory processes in the body and activate the immune system, which researchers have shown correlates with the development of respiratory diseases in early childhood.
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Researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, along with colleagues in Mexico and Canada, are targeting the TGF-beta molecule that could play a role in the abnormal growth of cells in pulmonary fibrosis.
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The FDA has released enhanced recommendations on the production and disinfection of reusable medical devices, according to a press release.
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In patients with non-CF bronchiectasis, macrolide maintenance treatment can effectively reduce frequency of exacerbations, attenuate lung function decline, decrease sputum volume, improve quality of life.
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A new anti-smoking ad released by the CDC will feature a lung-collapse survivor who cites both e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes.
NM student works with MIT to create cough monitor
A New Mexico student collaborated with a laboratory at MIT to develop an automated cough monitor that aims to alert parents of children afflicted with cystic fibrosis to a coughing spasm.
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Surveillance of all antibiotic use in a level 3 neonatal ICU indicated the majority of antibiotic prescriptions were narrow-spectrum and would not be monitored by most stewardship programs.
Colorized scanning electron micrograph of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome virus particles attached to the surface of an infected VERO E6 cell. Credit NIAID
Fifteen additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus have been reported in Saudi Arabia, including 3 deaths, the World Health Organization reports.
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GlaxoSmithKline has received approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for Encruse Ellipta to treat COPD. The drug has already been approved in the US and Canada under the trade name Incruse Ellipta.
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According to research from the Icahn School of Medicine, a lung ultrasound may be a better first step in diagnosing pediatric pneumonia than a chest X-ray.
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A pair of air pollutants linked to climate change may also be a significant contributor to the rise in individuals sniffling, sneezing, and wheezing during allergy season.
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There have been more than 60 confirmed cases of tuberculosis in US elephants, which total 446. The disease poses risks to humans because while most infectious diseases are not easily passed between species, tuberculosis is an exception.
Health Officials: International Traveler Had Measles While In South Florida
The Florida Department of Health has confirmed that an international traveler, who attended a conference in Central Florida and spent time in South Florida, had the measles.
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Mutation in the gene IRF7 could prevent children from producing a protein that helps fight off the flu virus, which could lead to death in some cases.
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A 3-dimensional model of human respiratory tissue has been shown to be an effective platform for measuring the impact of chemicals, like those found in cigarette smoke, or other aerosols on the lung.
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Nihon Kohden has procured a group purchasing agreement for physiological monitoring with Premier Inc, a leading healthcare improvement company representing 3,400 US hospitals and 110,000 other providers.
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The company's C-MAC S USB Video Laryngoscope System was selected as one of EMS World magazine’s Top 20 Innovations for 2014 in the magazine's February issue.
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Pictorial health warnings are more effective than text messages only. Warnings are also more effective when showing harm to others.
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The use of continuous and bilevel positive airway pressure in the PACU for patients with sleep apnea is a debated topic. While some recommend the technology’s use, others have called its benefits uncertain.