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Fast, Accurate Cystic Fibrosis Test Developed

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a fast, inexpensive and highly accurate test to screen newborns for cystic fibrosis. The new method de...
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Using Steroids Before Late Preterm Delivery Reduces Neonatal Respiratory Problems

A multicenter clinical trial led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and NewYork-Presbyterian has found that the use of corticosteroids in mothers at r...
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Whooping Cough Booster Vouchers Don’t Boost Immunization Rates Of Caregivers

Cases of pertussis (whooping cough) have increased dramatically over the past five years, putting infants at risk of serious illness or death. Most infants are infected by a c...
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Study Finds Risk of Pulmonary Embolism from Ultrasound

Ultrasound is the most common technique for detecting a widespread cardiovascular condition: blood clots in the leg, otherwise known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). But there’s...
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Experts: High Drug Price Trend Has “Infected” Generics

An article published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), suggests that pharmaceutical companies use several strategies to keep affo...
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An Innocent Cough Or Something Worse? Lurie Children’s Hospital ID Specialist Offers Tips On Prevention And Recognition Of Whooping Cough

Coughing- an all too familiar ailment this time of year- but how do you know if your child or infant’s cough is just a symptom of a regular cold or something more concerning s...
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New Strategy For Reducing Readmissions: Get The Family Involved

A new study finds that educating and involving family members in the care of a loved one who has memory loss may significantly reduce hospital readmissions. When researchers ...
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E-Cigarette Vapor Boosts Superbugs And Dampens Immune System

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report data suggesting that e-cigarettes are toxic t...
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Fiber-Rich Diet May Reduce Lung Disease

A diet rich in fiber may not only protect against diabetes and heart disease, it may reduce the risk of developing lung disease, according to new research published online, ah...
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Under The Weather? A Blood Test Can Tell If Antibiotics Are Needed

Researchers at Duke Health are fine-tuning a test that can determine whether a respiratory illness is caused by infection from a virus or bacteria so that antibiotics can be m...
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Advice For Prescribing Antibiotics Issued

In a paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued advice for prescr...
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Scientists Take Steps To Make Weak TB Drugs Strong Again

Biophysicists have discovered why the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) are naturally somewhat resistant to antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones. Their findings, based on...
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Researchers Study Hospital Readmissions From Post-Acute Care Facilities

Better coordination between hospitals and post-acute care facilities could reduce patient readmission to hospitals and mortality rates, according to a new study of risk factor...
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New Research On Preventing Fall Asthma Exacerbations

Experts from Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) co-led a team of researchers in studying new approaches to reducing fall asthma exacerbations in pediatric pati...
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UT Southwestern Researchers Identify Process That Causes Chronic Neonatal Lung Disease

Pediatric researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a key component of the pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a devastating and sometimes fa...
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‘Inflamm-Aging’ By Seniors May Impact Pneumonia Susceptibility

Antibiotic treatment alone may not be sufficient to treat pneumonia in older adults, says a study by researchers of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Re...
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Flipping Molecular ‘Switch’ May Reduce Nicotine’s Effects In The Brain

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered that a lipid (fat molecule) in brain cells may act as a “switch” to increase or decrease the motivation to ...
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Long-Term Ozone Exposure Increases Acute Respiratory Disease Syndrome Risk In Critically Ill Patients

Critically ill patients who are exposed to higher daily levels of ozone are more likely to develop acute respiratory disease syndrome (ARDS), according to a new study publishe...
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Why Low Oxygen Levels Soon After Birth May Raise Risk For Learning And Behavioral Disorders

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, shows that the development of white matter in the mouse brains is delayed when they are exposed to chronic low oxyg...
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Q&A: Biologist Describes Milestone Toward A Universal Flu Vaccine

Every fall, millions of people roll up their sleeves to get a flu shot. Up to 20% of the population gets the flu and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized with flu complic...
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It Takes A UC Village: University-Wide Program Uses Marries Electronic Health Records, Counseling For Smoking Cessation

Buster Halcomb was just 5, a scruffy shoeshine boy in a billiard hall in Cumberland, Ky., when three men approached with packs of "tailor-made" cigarettes. "Bring them home t...
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Cell Harm Seen In Lab Tests Of e-Cigarettes

Adding to growing evidence on the possible health risks of electronic cigarettes, a lab team at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System tested two products and found...
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App Review Breathe Better This Winter With ‘MY BREATHEFREE APP’

With the onset of winter season in the country, breathing problems and respiratory diseases will also be on the rise. To ensure that patients with respiratory problems breathe...
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Childhood Asthma May Increase Risks Of Shingles

Nearly 1 million incidences of herpes zoster, which is also known as shingles, occur every year in the US, with an estimated one-third of all adults affected by age 80. Desp...
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Music Therapy Increases Effectiveness Of Pulmonary Rehabilitation For Breathless COPD Patients, Mount Sinai Study Finds

Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other chronic respiratory disorders who received music therapy in conjunction with standard rehabilitation saw a...
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