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Receipt of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine was not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorders, even for children who had an older sibling with autism, according to a study of nearly 100,000 children, published in JAMA.
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Nick Talbot, a 39-year-old man with cystic fibrosis, will attempt to be the first person with this condition to climb Mount Everest.
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The level of chemicals used to flavor some e-cigarettes may exceed recommended limits and irritate the respiratory system.
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A research group in Korea has reported a higher prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in individuals with COPD.
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The AARC has asked respiratory therapists in Texas to support an initiative that would establish a strategic plan for asthma and COPD.
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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics has provided a $14M grant to Genzyme to develop therapy options for cystic fibrosis patients with the common mutation F508del.
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In a recent clinical study, use of AffloVest, a portable High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) vest, showed lung function improvements in a group of teens with cystic fibrosis.
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3B Medical Inc has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its new Luna Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) device platform, according to a company announcement.
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According to data published by the CDC and the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, current e-cigarette use by middle and high school students has tripled from 2013 to 2014.
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Breethe Inc has obtained exclusive rights to develop a wearable, portable blood pump oxygenator that will function as an artificial lung system for patients suffering from cardiopulmonary collapse and respiratory failure.
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Researchers explored the previously unproven role of the calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) in causing asthma, a disease which affects 300 million people worldwide.
Link between respiratory allergies and asthma all too often missed
After a long, cold, wet winter, trees and flowers all seem to be blooming at once, and that means a sudden, big burst of all different types of pollen at the same time.
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A San Francisco city ordinance may lead to banning chewing tobacco, which would prohibit MLB players from using it as well.
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Bird flu is spreading among wild birds, chickens and turkeys across much of the United States but health authorities said there is a low risk of people getting sick.
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Telehealth industry groups are expecting increases in Medicare reimbursement for remote patient monitoring services.
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In response to CDC data on the rise of e-cigarette use by middle and high school students, the ATS says the devices should be regulated the same as traditional tobacco products.
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According to a review published in Allergy, the prevalence of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-exacerbated respiratory disease is approximately 9% among individuals with asthma.
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Alternative payment models seek to change the industry practice of fee-for-service payments to emergency departments and replace it with per-case or per-person payments.
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Daily use of so-called refillable "tank" e-cigarettes, not disposable "cigalike" e-cigarettes, is most likely to help smokers quit.
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Cincinnati Children's Hospital researchers have identified a biological basis for asthmatic children who do not respond well to corticosteroid treatment.