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All children enrolling in public or private schools, or day care, would be required to have certain vaccinations. Parents no longer would be able to cite personal or religious beliefs to decline the immunizations.
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Marathon runners who consumed tart cherry juice had lower markers for inflammation than a placebo group at 24 and 48 hours post-marathon.
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Despite making multiple contacts at home and in the hospital before receiving suitable infection control treatment, the first US patient with Middle East respiratory syndrome did not transmit the infection.
N7 - Link between antibiotics, bacterial biofilms and chronic infections found
The use of a single, narrow-spectrum antibiotic such as ampicillin/penicillin is increasingly the first line of treatment for children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia.
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The European Commission has approved edoxaban (Lixiana, Daiichi Sankyo) for high-risk patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and for the treatment and prevention of DVT and PE.
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Spyryx is developing inhaled peptides designed to potently degrade ENaC (epithelial sodium channels), which play a role in mucus dehydration and reduced airway clearance.
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A new microscopy technique that creates holographic images from bacteria may be more efficient than culturing and other traditional methods for identifying bacteria.
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In California, Hispanic patients with cystic fibrosis were three times as likely to die from the disease as their non-Hispanic counterparts, despite similar access to specialty care.
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COPD patients with newer home oxygen prescriptions (within the previous 90 days) are more likely to sustain burn injuries, according to research published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
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According to an association press release, the American Thoracic Society supports the US Supreme Court's June 25 ruling to back federal tax subsidies to aid American in purchasing health insurance.
South Korea MERS Outbreak Kills 32nd Victim
The death toll from the Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak in South Korea has risen to 32 people, with the number of officially confirmed infections at 182 patients.
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Chemically analyzing breath specimens from patients in intensive care can reveal bacterial infection in the lower respiratory tract of ventilated patients at risk of developing pneumonia.
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Teleflex Medical is in the process of recalling 9,333 units of its Hudson RCI manual ventilator for emergency resuscitation.
Nihon Kohden’s Dr. Takuo Aoyagi Receives 2015 IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology
Dr Takuo Aoyagi, inventor of pulse oximetry technology and senior manager of Nihon Kohden, has received the 2015 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology.
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The inhalation of heroin for recreational purposes appears to be associated with early-onset COPD, and specifically with an emphysema phenotype, according to the results of a recent study.
Temple participating in trial for new COPD treatment
The study led by Temple University is testing a drug called YPL-001, which contains an herbal extract from a perennial plant called speedwell.
Fig 1 F/G: Activation of nociceptors, done for study purposes with a compound called capsaicin, promotes the infiltration of immune cells into the lung (right) as compared with control (left). Credit: Boston Children's Hospital
Researchers discovered that silencing specialized sensory neurons called nociceptors in mouse models of acute and chronic asthma reduced both inflammation and bronchial twitchiness.
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Teenagers are clear on the dangers of cigarette smoking, but the messages they get about e-cigarettes and marijuana come less often and are often incorrect.
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The number of foreign travelers who signed up to visit South Korea for July and August was 203,000, an 82% drop from the 1.13 million recorded during the same period last year.
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Despite the legislation in 43 states that support screening newborns for critical congenital heart defects (CCHD), low staffing and funding hamper data collection, according to a state-by-state assessment.