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.
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.
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.
Teleflex Medical is in the process of recalling 9,333 units of its Hudson RCI manual ventilator for emergency resuscitation.
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.
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.
The study led by Temple University is testing a drug called YPL-001, which contains an herbal extract from a perennial plant called speedwell.
Researchers discovered that silencing specialized sensory neurons called nociceptors in mouse models of acute and chronic asthma reduced both inflammation and bronchial twitchiness.
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.
In a 6-3 decision, the US Supreme Court backed President Obama’s healthcare law federal tax subsidies intended to help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance.
Last week the House voted 280-140 to repeal the medical device tax, a 2.3% excise tax charged to the makers and importers of medical equipment.
The goal of the center is to significantly increase the volume of lungs for transplantation by preserving and restoring selected marginal donor lungs, making them viable for transplantation.
AstraZeneca has lost a second senior executive in a two-week span, the first moving to cancer drug firm Syndax and the second to lung drug specialist Vectura.
The decision forces around 40% of the country’s 1.7 million automobiles off the road, Reuters reports, and more than 900 factories must also cease operations.
The law takes effect on Jan 1, 2016 and will also ban the sale, purchase or use of electronic cigarettes for those under the age of 21.
Fifty-five percent of long-term smokers who pass lung function tests still have a respiratory impairment, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
A spending bill approved by a House subcommittee would prevent the FDA from requiring pre-market reviews of e-cigarettes that already are on the market.
Medical schools and residency programs should train medical students and new physicians how to confidently handle an emergency while aboard a commercial flight, one doctor argues.
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a new medical therapy that may protect patients against the hospital superbug Klebsiella pneumonia.
Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University have uncovered a mechanism that seems to explain why obesity predisposes a person to developing ARDS.