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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.
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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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Scientists report that a universal flu vaccine in mice protected the animals against eight different flu strains.
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Emissions of sulfur dioxide has decreased over the past 30 years but the pollutant is still dangerous for asthmatics, according to researchers.
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THERAMetrics has been granted a patent for a pharmaceutical kit that includes targeted treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
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Cell phones and other devices, such as calls over the Internet (or Voice over IP), can make it difficult for dispatchers to pinpoint the precise location of emergencies.
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National Jewish Health has been named the second top respiratory hospital in the nation by US News & World Report.