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Physician-Patient Alliance Recommends Continuous Respiratory Monitoring Of All Patients Receiving Opioids
The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety today issued the following statement encouraging the continuous electronic monitoring of all patients receiving opioids: To...
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Time To Rethink The Inner-City Asthma Epidemic?
Challenging the long-standing belief that city dwellers suffer disproportionately from asthma, the results of a new Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study of more than 23,000 U...
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Asthma Associated With Increased Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Participants in a sleep study who had asthma had an increased risk for developing obstructive sleep apnea, with this association stronger with having had asthma longer, accord...
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Can Inhaled Oxygen Cause Cancer?
The ancient physician/alchemist, Paracelsus, said: "The dose makes the poison." According to a new study published in PeerJ, even oxygen may fall prey to the above adage. Whil...
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One Punch To Knock Out Flu
The fact that this year’s flu shot is not a good match against this year’s influenza strain is well known, and has happened before. But now researchers at McMaster University...
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Life At Higher Elevation Linked To Lower Incidence Of Lung Cancer
Here’s another potential reason to live up in the mountains. Lung cancer rates in both smokers and non-smokers are lower in higher-elevation counties in the western part of th...
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Severe Asthma: Diagnosis, Treatment Are Inadequate
Asthma is a common disease. It has increased significantly over the last hundred years and now affects between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20 people in Europe. In most sufferers asthma c...
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TSRI Scientists Design Nicotine Vaccine That Provokes Robust Immune Response
When a promising nicotine vaccine failed in clinical trials a few years ago, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) were determined to keep trying to help smoke...
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Brain Protein Aids Influenza Recovery, Scientists Find
Washington State University Spokane scientists have found a brain protein that boosts the healing power of sleep and speeds an animal's recovery from the flu. Research by WSU...
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Agent Orange-Contaminated Airplanes Could Have Affected Health Of Air Force Reservists
Air Force reservists based in the US who worked after the Vietnam War in C-123 aircraft that sprayed Agent Orange during the war could have experienced adverse health effects ...
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Nasal Spray With Insulin Equivalent Shows Promise As Treatment For Adults With Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s Dementia
A human-made form of insulin delivered by nasal spray may improve working memory and other mental capabilities in adults with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease...
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The Lancet Respiratory Medicine: Study Reveals Rate At Which Smokers Metabolize Nicotine Could Predict The Best Way To Quit Smoking
The success of different smoking cessation treatments could be predicted by how quickly smokers break down (metabolise) nicotine in their bodies, according to new research pub...
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Enforcing Rather Than Encouraging Hand Hygiene In Healthcare
Against the backdrop of media and public focus on infection, there is an increasingly prominent market nowadays for hygiene products. Most hospitals now have sanitizing gel di...
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Physical Recovery In Critically Ill Patients Can Predict Remission Of Anxiety And PTSD Symptoms
In a two-year longitudinal study involving 13 intensive care units in four US hospitals, researchers found that better physical functioning — basic and complex activities cons...
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Study: Campus Debit Cards Let Students Buy Cigarettes With Parents’ Money
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the British Medical Journal: Tobacco Control shows that of the top 100 universities as ranked by US News and World Re...
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Bracing For A Tough Flu Season
In early December, the Center of Disease Control officials warned that the year's flu season could result in more fatalities than in other years. CDC Director Tom Frieden note...
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The Health Warning Some Smokers Aren’t Hearing From Their Doctors
While smokers are likely to hear dozens of reasons why they should quit - ranging from wrinkles to cancer – a new study is showing that there is a major health issue that heal...
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RSV Infection May Be Associated With Higher Risk For Bacterial Pneumonia
Two common and sometimes dangerous respiratory diseases, a viral one caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and a bacterial one caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae may be...
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It’s All In A Good Night’s Sleep: How Quality Of Sleep Impacts Academic Performance In Children
Making sure school-aged kids get to sleep at a regular hour is often a struggle for parents. But a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health Univ...
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Poor Vitamin D Status Linked To Longer Respiratory Support In ICU Patients, Study Finds
Vitamin D status may influence the duration of respiratory support needed for surgical intensive care patients, according to a new cohort study conducted by researchers at Bos...
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Anesthesiologists Face The Ebola Epidemic—Time To 'Educate, Train And Prepare'
Because of their responsibility for performing airway intubation and other invasive procedures, anesthesiologists will play an essential role in managing patients with Ebola v...
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Infections Increase Death Risk By 35% For ICU Patients, Study Finds
Elderly patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) are about 35% more likely to die within five years of leaving the hospital if they develop an infection during their s...
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New Treatment Strategy Allows Lower Doses Of Toxic Tuberculosis Drug Without Compromising Potency
While an effective treatment is available for combating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, it carries serious side effects for patients. New research conducted at the Center fo...
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Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Plus Chemotherapy Improves Survival Among Stage 4 Lung Cancer Patients
A clinical trial that combined stereotactic body radiation therapy with a specific chemotherapy regimen more than doubled survival rates for certain stage 4 lung cancer patien...
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Extreme Heat in US Associated With Increased Risk Of Hospitalization Among Older Adults
Between 1999 and 2010, periods of extreme heat in the US were associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for older adults for fluid and electrolyte disorders, kidney...
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