South Korea conducts experimental plasma therapy on MERS patients
The virus, which was first confirmed in a patient on May 20th, killed 36 people, infected 186, triggered widespread panic and school closures, and stymied growth in Asia's fourth-largest economy
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According to a study in CHEST, patients with COPD showed decreased gray matter volume in parts of the brain involved in the processing of dyspnea, fear, and antinociception.
Nintendo Patent Suggests Sleep-Tracking Device
Nintendo reportedly received a patent for a sleep-tracking device called the S+ which looks similar to an alarm clock.
New burn pit report: Lung disease, high blood pressure common in exposed vets
Troops who worked at burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as those exposed to multiple dust storms during war-zone deployments, have higher rates of common respiratory illnesses like asthma and emphysema.
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Low circulating concentrations of the anti-inflammatory protein CC16 is a predictor for accelerated lung function decline and incident COPD in adults.
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Smoking, not HIV status, appears to be strongly related to cardiovascular risk and multimorbidity among individuals with HIV, according to recent findings.
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Older women are much more likely than men to suffer brain dysfunction after surgery with general anesthesia, a new study finds.
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South Korea reported no additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome for the 21st consecutive day on Sunday, with the number of patients remaining unchanged at 186.
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Emergency medicine experts say evaluating a paramedic service based on its response times is a tricky proposition at best, but these response times have come under scrutiny in New Jersey.
Lung cells can regenerate using another type of lung cell, according to research published in Nature Communications . Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine used mouse models in order to understand the plasticity of differentiated cells in adult tissues undergoing repair. The investigators showed that [...] Click here to view original […]
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A recent study examined the association between sleep duration and occurrence of stroke in senior adults.
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In a recent year-long study, 40% of patients with COPD experienced falls, with more than 75% of these patients falling multiple times.
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A new $250 “First Responder Fee” was approved by the Long Beach City Council to be collected whenever Long Beach Fire Department paramedics provide medical service.
Propeller Health Receives FDA Clearance for Inhalers
Propeller Health has received US FDA 510(k) clearance to market its Propeller platform in association with medications using GlaxoSmithKline’s Diskus dry powder inhaler.
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From May to August, approximately 9 million children are seen in EDs across the country and over 9,000 children will die as a result of unintentional injuries.
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A trial revealed that the AS03 and MF59 adjuvants increased the immune responses to two doses of an inactivated H7N9 influenza vaccine, according to a Science Daily news report.
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Pulmatrix Inc has been granted two US patents that cover the composition of matter for the company's underlying iSPERSE inhaled dry powder technology.
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Enterovirus C105, not EV-D68, may in fact be the cause of the mysterious outbreak of child paralysis in 2014, according to doctors from UVA Children’s Hospital.
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AstraZeneca and Kyowa Hakko Kirin have entered into an agreement for an exclusive option to commercialize the antibody benralizumab for the treatment of asthma and COPD in Japan.
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A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine finds that measuring the oxygen desaturation index with overnight pulse oximetry is an effective and low-cost method to screen for obstructive sleep apnea.