stroke
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.
flu vaccine
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.
partnership
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.
pulse oximetry
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.
antibiotics
According to Medscape, a cross-sectional study shows that antibiotic use has increased among veterans with acute respiratory infections.
meditation
A new study found COPD patients aged 65 to 85 benefitted from regularly practicing liuzijue qigong, a routine of meditative movement and breathing patterns traditionally performed in China.
respiratory
Children who require hospitalization for several common respiratory illnesses tend to live in inner-city neighborhoods with less than optimal socioeconomic conditions.
biopsy
Medtronic now offers the GenCut core biopsy system together with superDimension navigation system for lung tissue biopsies, as reported by Lung Disease News.
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Acorda Therapeutics received $1.4M to develop a delivery system for a dry powder version of lung surfactant to treat neonatal respiratory distress syndrome.
elderberry
In a clinical trial, researchers found that an elderberry supplement can provide some protection from cold and flu-like symptoms following long-haul flights.
body clock
Researchers have determined that the genes controlling the biological clocks in cells throughout the body are altered after losing a single night of sleep.
RSV vaccine
A new research study suggests that RSV virus-like particles might represent a safe and effective vaccine approach against RSV infection.
vaccine
Scientists report that a universal flu vaccine in mice protected the animals against eight different flu strains.
air pollution
Emissions of sulfur dioxide has decreased over the past 30 years but the pollutant is still dangerous for asthmatics, according to researchers.