The Food and Drug Administration has approved the drug Keytruda to treat advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
COPD rural areas
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have found that COPD is more common among poor residents of rural areas.
nicotine addiction
New research suggests that some people are more likely than others to get hooked on cigarettes, which may have implications for prevention and treatment of nicotine addiction.
asthma app
The Asthma Health App, a free app for Apple iPhones, has improved education and awareness of asthma in a recent study and was found to be a good research tool.
e-cigarettes online
A study points to aggressive online marketing tactics that make purchasing e-cigarettes easy for all ages, according to a study by the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.
COPD crowdsourcing
Boehringer Ingelheim and BioMed X have successfully applied a crowdsourcing approach to establish a global research team of scientists for COPD research.
The FDA says it is focusing on multicultural youth in the hip-hop peer crowd because they are more likely to use tobacco than other youth.
asthma inhaler
Satisfaction with an inhaler was only one of several factors that predicted a positive outcome in asthma patients.
Ex-smokers initially faced an even higher risk of diabetes, but as more years pass without cigarette use their odds of getting the disease gradually diminished.
An analysis of genetic data revealed new associations between lung function and smoking behavior.
Fifteen New York City water-cooling towers were found to be contaminated with Legionnaires’ disease after being disinfected less than two months ago.
The reason why many doctors find electronic health records (EHR) difficult to use might be that the software wasn't properly tested, researchers suggest.
lung cancer research
The National Institute of Health’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a grant to a multidisciplinary team of disease and research experts developing a mathematical model to predict and demonstrate autophagy in lung cancer.
RespirTech is now offering new vest patterns and custom decorative decals for its inCourage Airway Clearance System, used to treat cystic fibrosis, COPD, and bronchiectasis.
Smart inhalers are part of a new wave of digital technology designed to improve the management of lung diseases.
A study of more than 12,000 Finnish babies found that those who were given inhaled corticosteroids during the first 2 years of life were too short for their age.
The FDA has approved the use of ambrisentan (Letairis) in combination with tadalafil (Cialis) as up-front therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) to reduce the risk of worsening disease and improve exercise ability.
flu virus
Focus Diagnostics’ influenza and RSV molecular test has been cleared for an additional 46 influenza A and influenza B strains and seven additional RSV strains.
COPD smoking
Researchers at Harvard University have found that smokers with COPD may face nearly twice the risk of getting small cell lung cancer (SCLC) than those without the disease.
air pollution
A large study suggests breathing in tiny particles of toxic chemicals from the air could lead to an increased risk of premature death, according to HealthDay.