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An Ounce Of Prevention: Research Advances On ‘Scourge’ Of Transplant Wards

The fungus Cryptococcus causes meningitis, a brain disease that kills about 1 million people each year — mainly those with impaired immune systems due to AIDS, cancer treatmen...
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Quitting Smoking After Heart Attack Gives Quick Boost To Mental Health, Quality Of Life

A new study shows that quitting smoking after a heart attack has immediate benefits, including less chest pain, better quality of daily life and improved mental health. Many o...
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Turning Breath Into Words: New Device Unveiled To Give Paralysis Victims A Voice

A new device which transforms paralysis victims' breath into words -- believed to be the first invention of its kind -- has been developed by academics from Loughborough Unive...
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Pulmonary Hypertension: A Growing Problem In US Children

A review of 15 years’ worth of data in a national pediatric medical database has documented a substantial increase in the rate of hospitalizations for children with a form of ...
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No Traffic Jams In Asthmatic Cells

An unexpected new discovery—that, in people with asthma, the cells that line the airways in the lungs are unusually shaped and “scramble around like there’s a fire drill going...
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Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection

Researchers report they are closer to finding a vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a common illness that few recognize by name but one that's a major cause of lowe...
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Outcomes Of Prolonged Episodes Of Respiratory Disorder Among Extremely Preterm Infants

Among extremely preterm infants, prolonged episodes of hypoxemia (abnormally low levels of oxygen in the blood, which leads to shortness of breath) during the first 2 to 3 mon...
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Real-Time Imaging Of Lung Lesions During Surgery Helps Localize Tumors And Improve Precision

More than 80,000 people undergo resection of a pulmonary tumor each year, and currently the only method to determine if the tumor is malignant is histologic analysis. A new st...
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Take A Deep Breath With A New, Gentle Inhaler

With metered-dose inhalers, prevision is paramount, in terms of both medication delivery and the technology involved in creating the product. A device from Boehringer Ingelhei...
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Respiration Monitoring Enabled With Radio Frequency Tech

There is so much hype around the Internet of Things technology, which many people view as simply a communication backbone with a lot of sensors. Some people even call it the I...
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AARC Virtual Lobby Week Supports H.R. 2948

We’re rebooting AARC Virtual Lobby Week from July 17 to July 26 and we need your help to advocate for Congress to move forward on H.R. 2948, the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act...
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Diagnostic Test Developed For Enterovirus D68

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a diagnostic test to quickly detect enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a respiratory virus that caus...
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Studies Examine Use Of Bystander Interventions For Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Two studies in the issue of JAMA find that use of interventions such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators by bystanders and first responders ...
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Hiding In Plain Sight: Clinical Pathway Uncovers Obstructive Sleep Apnea In Hospitalized Patients

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) remains under-recognized in hospitalized patients, despite being associated with cardiovascular complications and sudden death. A multi-disciplin...
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Study Highlights Pneumonia Hospitalizations Among US Adults

Viruses, not bacteria, are the most commonly detected respiratory pathogens in US adults hospitalized with pneumonia, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study rele...
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Stem Cells Might Heal Damaged Lungs

Collectively, diseases of the airways such as emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, and cystic fibrosis are the second leading cause of death worldwide. More than 35 million American...
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Alternative Therapies For Obstructive Sleep Apnea

As the needs of a growing number of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients continue to be unmet by current sleep apnea therapies, demand for alternative treatment is beginning...
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Mothers Who Smoke, Give Birth Preterm More Than Triple Their CVD Risk

Mothers who smoke and have a preterm birth more than triple their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to research in more than 900,000 mothers published in the Eur...
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Lego Robot Simulates Breathing For Sensor Testing

Novelda, a developer and manufacturer of adaptive smart sensors, is offering a robot design created from Lego to support the testing of its advanced sensor modules. A new blog...
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Uncovering The Mechanism Of Our Oldest Anesthetic

Nitrous oxide, commonly known as "laughing gas," has been used in anesthesiology practice since the 1800s, but the way it works to create altered states is not well understood...
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A Step Closer To A Blood Test For Lung Cancer

The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, is pleased to announce that two of its oncologists and a research scientist are helping pave the way to an easier, more accurate, less in...
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New Pilot Study: Tart Cherry Juice Reduced Post-Race Respiratory Tract Symptoms After A Marathon

While previous research suggests tart cherry juice may help aid muscle recovery after extensive exercise, a new pilot study published in the Journal of the International Socie...
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Formerly Conjoined Twin Adeline Faith Mata Discharged From Texas Children's Hospital

Formerly conjoined twin Adeline Faith Mata was discharged from Texas Children's Hospital where she and her sister, Knatalye Hope, underwent a successful separation surgery on ...
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Breath Test Diagnoses Esophageal And Gastric Cancer In Minutes

Researchers have devised a breath test that can help doctors diagnose the early signs of esophageal and gastric cancer in minutes. The test has produced encouraging results i...
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New Clinical Trial Of A Smoking-Cessation Smartphone App

Jonathan Bricker, PhD, a behavioral scientist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington, has received a $3.1 million, five-year grant from the...
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