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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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The United States government is developing a new bird flu vaccine to protect poultry from new strains of avian flu.
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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.
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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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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.
FDA approves expanded use of Kalydeco for CF
The US FDA has expanded the approved use of Kalydeco for children aged two to five years with cystic fibrosis who have one of 10 mutations in their CFTR gene.
Cystic fibrosis research to benefit from lab-grown 'mini-lungs'
Using stem cells derived from skins of cystic fibrosis patients, scientists have generated organoid models of the distal part of lung tissue that may help them understand more about the disease.
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Skyline College in San Bruno, Calif will begin offering a four-year baccalaureate degree in respiratory therapy as early as next year.
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The health warning on a MarkTen electronic cigarette package is 116 words long, much longer than the warnings on traditional cigarette packs in the US, a fact that has many wondering why Big Tobacco now cares about its customers' health.
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According to The Lancet, leading public health researchers have called for the sale of all tobacco to be phased out by 2040.