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Children with asthma who are exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to be obese, according to Mayo Clinic researchers.
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The movement of patients within cystic fibrosis centers appeared likely to be an important risk factor for the acquisition of shared P. aeruginosa strain infections.
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Researchers in Hong Kong have cured infected monkeys with MERS by using existing drugs.
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According to health experts, childhood asthma rates have decreased by a third over the past decade.
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The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that more than two-thirds of the known cases of mumps are in Champaign County, with a number of cases on a college campus.
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New research shows that microbes contributing to cystic fibrosis are able to survive in saliva and mucus that is chemically heterogeneous.
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A report from The Guardian says the Manchester Royal Infirmary was recently closed after two patients were suspected of having MERS.
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A Nature news report examines the success of the use of the World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist.
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inSleep Health has received 510(k) clearance for the company's Cloud9 Anti-Snoring System, which is designed to reduce or eliminate snoring in adults.
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CimaVax, a new lung cancer vaccine from Cuba, will soon be available in the United States thanks to improved relations between the two nations.
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Routine lung cancer screenings may lower a patient's motivation to stop smoking, according to a recent study.
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Boehringer Ingelheim and Hanmi Pharmaceutical have entered into a collaboration agreement for the development of HM61713, a therapy for lung cancer.
South Korea conducts experimental plasma therapy on MERS patients
The virus, which was first confirmed in a patient on May 20th, killed 36 people, infected 186, triggered widespread panic and school closures, and stymied growth in Asia's fourth-largest economy
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According to a study in CHEST, patients with COPD showed decreased gray matter volume in parts of the brain involved in the processing of dyspnea, fear, and antinociception.
New burn pit report: Lung disease, high blood pressure common in exposed vets
Troops who worked at burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as those exposed to multiple dust storms during war-zone deployments, have higher rates of common respiratory illnesses like asthma and emphysema.
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Low circulating concentrations of the anti-inflammatory protein CC16 is a predictor for accelerated lung function decline and incident COPD in adults.
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Smoking, not HIV status, appears to be strongly related to cardiovascular risk and multimorbidity among individuals with HIV, according to recent findings.
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Emergency medicine experts say evaluating a paramedic service based on its response times is a tricky proposition at best, but these response times have come under scrutiny in New Jersey.
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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.