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Children exposed to the secondhand smoke of their parents may be at a higher risk of developing heart disease as adults, according to new research.
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A new survey-based study shows that sleeping longer one night is linked to an increase in sexual desire the following day for women, linking sleep and sex.
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A recent study found that aspirin therapy administered to patients with ARDS was associated with a reduced risk of ICU mortality.
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The United States government is developing a new bird flu vaccine to protect poultry from new strains of avian flu.
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High whole grains consumption has been shown to reduce the overall risk of death from a variety of chronic conditions, such as respiratory disease, diabetes, and cancer.
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The results of a multicenter clinical study validates the ability of its ImmunoXpert diagnostic blood test to assess whether a patient has an acute bacterial or viral infection.
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Research reveals an association between the haze in South-East Asia and mortality rates caused by respiratory illness.
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New research from the Washington University School of Medicine reveals insight into possibly counteracting inappropriate mucus production in conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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The Portex Blue Line Ultra tracheostomy tubes with thin-walled inner cannulae allow increased respiratory airflow and help improve the patient’s work of breathing while maintaining patency and airway hygiene.
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Forty-four percent of adults with sickle cell disease who report trouble sleeping actually have a clinical diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing, including sleep apnea, which lowers their oxygen levels at night.
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The FDA has approved Anthrasil, Anthrax Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), to treat patients with inhalational anthrax in combination with appropriate antibacterial drugs.
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Two FDA advisory committees have voted 16 to 4 in favor of approving Breo Ellipta for the treatment of asthma in adults aged 18 years and older.
After nearly dying, UM student recovering from hantavirus
A University of Montana student infected with hantavirus in early March continues to recover from the virus that nearly killed him.
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Two months after the California Department of Health declared e-cigarettes a public health risk, the state has rolled out new TV and digital ads about the dangers of the devices.
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Publicly insured Americans who undergo lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis fare markedly worse in the long run than privately insured Americans.
Public Release: 25-Mar-2015 Experience saves lives: Advanced life-support study reveals differences in survival rates
For adults, the odds of surviving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) depend on which hospital provides the life-supporting treatment, with the best odds at ones that use the technique dozens of times a year.
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Laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to excessive bloodletting, which can increase the risk for developing hospital-acquired anemia and the need for blood transfusion.
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Sollpura (liprotamase) is an investigational enzyme therapy appropriated for those with lower levels of digestive enzyme, or Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) caused by several diseases, including cystic fibrosis.
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Complications from pre-operative radiation of soft tissue sarcoma can be predicted by transcutaneous oximetry to allow for interventions.
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Repeated use of roflumilast increases the production of a protein that causes inflammation, which possibly results in COPD patients developing a tolerance to the drug.