A Reuters news report indicates that three new cases of measles have been confirmed in Las Vegas by Nevada public health officials.
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A newly developed sensor device can identify biomarkers found in the exhaled breath of some individuals with lung cancer.
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A new study suggests that Chantix, an anti-smoking drug, can increase the likelihood of a smoker quitting.
A team of researchers have found why mucus in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients thickens, which makes them more vulnerable to lung infection.
In children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia, hair nicotine levels were more reliable for detecting smoke exposure than caregiver self-reports.
New research shows that financial incentives may help some women quit smoking during pregnancy.
Saudi Health Ministry figures show that 10 more people in Saudi Arabia have died from MERS over the past week, pushing February's total to 27 people.
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Multiple news sites are reporting that actor Leonard Nimoy, famed for his role as "Spock" in the TV/film franchise "Star Trek," has died of end-stage COPD.
A study from Brazil found that primary care patients were more familiar with the term “emphysema” (75.1%) than "COPD" (9.2%), a disparity they say was linked to level of education.
The world remains highly vulnerable to a possible severe flu pandemic and governments should increase surveillance, vigilance and preparedness, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
The European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society has released recommendations for best practice management of pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors including typical and atypical carcinoids.
People who slept 8+ hours a night, called long sleepers, were 46% more likely to have a stroke than people who slept 6-8 hours, considered an average amount of sleep.
The Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study surveyed 46,000 tobacco users and showed 40% use multiple products, such as cigarillos, hookah and cigars, and half used e-cigarettes.
A special roundtable discussion hosted by the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care will invite healthcare leaders to review and discuss how to reduce the risk of respiratory compromise.
Using mouse models, researchers found that abdominal muscles may be severely involved in the muscular dystrophy process.
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According to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and reported by Medscape, antioxidant deficiencies may play a role in adult-onset asthma.
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The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver is currently "packed with children" suffering from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
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Children younger than 5 years of age accounted for 70% of pneumonia hospitalizations among children, at a cost of $1 billion per year, according to a CDC report.
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Using aerosol therapy on young patients offers a unique set of challenges, but these can be overcome with patient education and the proper selection of delivery devices.
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Mechanical ventilation is a life-saving technology, but the inevitable decision to wean a patient off of a ventilator requires a skillful combination of proven protocols, reliable technology, and teamwork between RTs and physicians.