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European regulators have given approval to AstraZeneca for its lung cancer drug Tagrisso, according to Fortune.
Michael Moore has been in intensive care all week at a New York hospital with pneumonia, and was forced to cancel all promotional stops for his new movie.
Abbott Laboratories has agreed to acquire diagnostic-test company Alere Inc for $5.8 billion, according to multiple news reports.
Genentech has received the rights to AMG 282, an antibody that scrambles the connection between two biomarkers pegged for their role in a variety of lung ailments.
This file photo provided by the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a colorized transmission of the MERS coronavirus that emerged in 2012.
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The patient, a 71-year-old Omani national, arrived in Bangkok on Friday to seek treatment for a persistent fever and cough.
A Toronto city employee whose father died of COPD hopes to set a Guinness World Record by ripping apart 60 VHS tapes in 60 seconds.
Five conditions -- ischemic heart disease, stroke, COPD, LRTIs, and trachea/bronchus/lung diseases -- accounted for almost 40% of all deaths worldwide in 2012.
Chile Declares First Environmental Emergency Since 1999 Over Air Pollution
Adults with long-term exposure to ozone face an increased risk of dying from respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, according to research published in AJRCCM.
Axis Healthcare is offering an insurance solution for hospitals in the US and Canada to protect against a loss of revenue caused by the outbreak of a contagious disease.
Some experts believe violence prevention programs can have long-term benefits for patients, hospitals, and the greater healthcare system.
3B Medical will allocate a significant portion of its profits to fund research into proof-of-concept studies in use of adipose derived autologous mesenchymal stem cells.
The FDA has issued a draft guidance that outlines important steps for medical device manufacturers to monitor, identify, and address post-market cybersecurity risks.
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The documentary is being co-produced by Nimoy's daughter Julie and will be released later this year to coincide with Star Trek’s 50th anniversary.
A minimally invasive intervention for severe emphysema patients involving the implantation of coils in the lungs with an endoscope resulted in improved exercise capacity at 6 months.
cardiac arrest intervention
In a recent editorial, emergency physicians proposed three interventions to improve survival rates and functional outcomes in cardiac arrest patients.
RT graduate
The first respiratory therapist cohort from Cochise College in Arizona graduated in December 2015.
Respiratory Products Inc is developing a personal consumer product called "Curtail, The Cough Barrier," which purports to capture a cough and prevent the spread of germs.
One in 10 veteran and civilian patients is at risk of having new PTSD related to their ICU experience up to a year post-discharge, according to research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
"The time has come," said AARC President Frank Salvatore, for the respiratory therapy profession to advance it's education level, specifically by shifting to bachelor’s degrees.
ResMed has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Inova Labs Inc and its line of oxygen therapy delivery products, according to a company announcement.