e-cigarette
New research that suggests nicotine in any form is damaging to the lungs also proposes that e-cigarette solutions with no nicotine have a damaging effect on lung health.
surgery
New data shows that quitting smoking can lead to a notable improvement in outcomes following major urologic surgery.
herpes virus
Studying the herpes virus helped Australian researchers discover links between the respiratory tract and the nervous system, which may lead to significant changes in cough treatment.
cannabis
Research shows that individuals who smoke cannabis are more likely to suffer respiratory problems, such as wheezing and morning cough.
cleaning products
A study of professional cleaning service employees showed that fumes from cleaning products can exacerbate asthma symptoms in women.
secondhand smoke
World No Tobacco Day 2015 is on Sunday, May 31. Each year, WHO and partners highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.
smoking
Growing up in a home with a smoker almost doubled the chance of a child smoking as an adult for Hispanics.
vaccine
Inovio Pharmaceuticals will partner with GeneOne Life Science to advance its DNA vaccine for MERS into a phase I clinical trial.
global health
Project HOPE and AstraZenaca will establish the China Alliance of Respiratory Diseases Prevention and Treatment program to treat chronic respiratory diseases in China.
antigen
Researchers conducted the first studies that combined BinaxNOW S. pneumonia and UAD tests for identification of pneumococcal infection in urine samples.
avian flu research
Researchers have developed vaccines for H5N1 and H7N9, which are two strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans.
medical news
A study reveals that increases in systemic inflammation predict more frequent exacerbations in patients with asthma and airway Interluekin-1β in patients with COPD.
3d printing
The University of Michigan Health System has created a customized CPAP mask designed to improve breathing efficiency by utilizing 3D printing technology.
bronchi-3d-575
Mucus dehydration may lead to reduced mucociliary clearance and symptoms of chronic bronchitis, according to new research published in AJRCCM.
MERS
A Reuters news report indicates that the total number of patients with MERS in South Korea has risen to seven, with one person taking a trip to China after skipping a voluntary quarantine.
flu outbreak
According to new research, a new process that tracked infected patients by address simplified the detection of influenza outbreaks at long-term care facilities.
e-cigarette
A new study found that third generation of e-cigarettes can produce higher levels of aldehydes but only under extreme conditions that smokers can be expected to avoid.
soy isoflavones
A randomized trial of children and adults revealed that the use of soy isoflavone did not result in improved lung function or clinical outcomes in asthma patients.
recognition
LifeCare Hospitals of North Carolina was granted Quality Respiratory Care Recognition under a national program started by the American Association for Respiratory Care.
electronic cigarettes
The FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) will hold its third and final public workshop to obtain information on electronic cigarettes and the public health on June 1-2, 2015.