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Michigan authorities say several seizure-inducing overdoses have been traced to a synthetic cannabis solution called "Darth Vapor" used in e-cigarettes.
California scientists test Ecstasy as anxiety-reducer for gravely ill
California scientists are testing whether the illegal psychoactive drug commonly known as Ecstasy could help alleviate anxiety for terminally ill patients.
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Novartis' investigational combination indacaterol/glycopyrronium bromide therapy for COPD performed better than its constituent components in a Phase III clinical trial.
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For a small percentage of chronic lung disease patients, the environment -- not smoking or genetics -- plays the primary role in their development of the disease.
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Emergency departments will feel negative impacts from the changeover to the new ICD-10 coding system, which will have more than 68,000 codes.
This file photo provided by the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a colorized transmission of the MERS coronavirus that emerged in 2012.
(Photo11: NIAID via The Canadian Press/AP)
South Korea confirmed a fourth case of the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) on Tuesday, tracing all cases back to a man who returned home from the Middle East on May 4.
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Several cases among a multistate outbreak of variant influenza A (H3N2) in 2012 may have resulted from swine exposure during an Ohio agricultural fair.
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Research presented at the 2015 American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference indicates that living in a rural area and being poor are risk factors for COPD.
heart disease
According to new research, COPD is associated with an increased risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease, such as heart failure, as well as conditions not associated with the heart.
depression
Severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and excessive daytime sleepiness are linked to an increased risk of depression in men.
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The use of a neuromuscular blocking agent before tracheal intubation can improve the odds of first-attempt intubation success in ICU patients.
FDA approves expanded use of Kalydeco for CF
A combination of the drugs Kalydeco (ivacaftor) and lumacaftor successfully treated the defective CF protein, improved lung function, and helped reduce pulmonary exacerbations by 40%.
paramedics
New plans designed to cut costs and improve patient care involve using specially trained paramedics in order to reduce avoidable trips to the emergency room.
budesonide inhalation
A new study reveals that methylprednisolone and budesonide inhalation suspension showed limited differences in young patients with bronchial asthma attacks.
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A study finds that several factors, including admission to the ICU and use of systemic corticosteroids, can increase the likelihood of a negative histamine response.
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For patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, a visually guided laser balloon was noninferior to radio frequency ablation for pulmonary vein isolation.
MERS
A fresh alert has been issued for Middle East respiratory syndrome by the Saudi Health Ministry, as 12 new cases were reported between May 10 and May 16.
weight loss
Research from the Mayo Clinic reveals that weight loss may have a positive impact on outcomes for lung transplant patients.
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According to new data, the use of ibuprofen or acetaminophen did not affect the length of a hospital stay for children with asthma.
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In three clinical trials, Genentech's new idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis drug Esbriet (pirfenidone) significantly reduced loss of lung function in nearly 50% of participants.