News

drive-pure-oxygen-concentrator-505
Designed and manufactured in the USA, the Drive Pure O2 stationary concentrator is available in both oxygen sensing and non-oxygen sensing units.
child-vaccine-africa-500
University of Liverpool scientists have been awarded a grant to study influenza-linked Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) amongst adults and children in Malawi.
lin lui
The Oklahoma Center for Respiratory and Infectious Diseases (OCRID) is becoming a focal point for respiratory infectious disease research in the state.
astra-500
MedCity News reports that AstraZeneca has signed a 5-year agreement with PatientsLikeMe, a patient-powered research network.
medical
Practice Fusion and AstraZeneca have announced a Population Health Management (PHM) program designed to aid healthcare professionals in their efforts to improve care for patients with asthma or COPD.
emergency room entrance
Individuals with COPD exacerbations requiring hospitalization were common and considered a predictor of reduced survival across all COPD stages, according to study results.
nihon-kohden-logo-575
Nihon Kohden has appointed Dr Wilson P. Constantine the new chief executive officer of Nihon Kohden America.
Kinds of Coughs and What They Might Mean
This ABC News article describes the differences between several types of cough and the potential reason behind them, including asthma, COPD and other conditions.
boy-asthma-inhaler-holding-chamber-500
Children with the CYP2C19 Poor Metabolizer Phenotype have worse asthma control after six months of lansoprazole treatment.
doctor examining lung x-ray
Scientists have found that regardless of their stage in life, lung cells are able to regenerate themselves in order to repair missing or damaged tissue.
philips-pico-nasal-cpap-mask-2
Philips Respironics' Pico nasal mask is now available in the United States for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a company announcement.
researcher-microscope2-500
Scientists have discovered a new isoform which could be involved both in the pathogenesis of pulmonary emphysema as well as in the failure of some therapy approaches.
white-pills-cylinder-500
In COPD, opioids can improve breathlessness, but not exercise capacity, according to a review published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
medimmune
MedImmune has received fast track designation from the FDA for the development of MEDI8897, which is being investigated for use in infants and young children with RSV.
asthma
A report reveals that asthma rates among black youth living in the urban city of Detroit and rural Georgia are basically the same, which may conflict with the theory that city life is a risk factor for the condition.
cigarettes
A new study about cigarette warning labels shows that young adults are more likely to appreciate the dangers of smoking when warning are presented in images and text.
streptococci-bacteria-scarlet-fever-500
A total of 1,178 new scarlet fever cases were recorded in England from March 23 to 29 -- the highest weekly total for 33 years.
film
Julie Nimoy, the daughter of actor Leonard Nimoy, and her fiancé David Knight are developing a film that will detail the latest therapies and treatments for COPD.
health costs
New research from Prime Therapeutics indicates that new treatments for cystic fibrosis targeting gene mutations will notably increase health care costs.
drugs
A MedCity News report indicates Nabriva Therapeutics have raised more than $100 million for drugs that treat highly resistant bacterial infections.