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Study Questions Routine Sleep Studies To Evaluate Snoring In Children

Pediatricians routinely advise parents of children who snore regularly and have sleepiness, fatigue or other symptoms consistent with sleep disordered breathing, to get a slee...
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Racism A Factor In Asthma Control For Young African American Children

A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) shows an association betwee...
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Vaping-Related Disease: A Challenge For Health Care Providers

The recent emergence of severe and even fatal vaping-related lung disease presents a challenge for health care providers, according to Sanjay Sethi, MD, professor and chief of...
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More Severe OSA Leads To Higher Blood Pressure In Patients With Resistant Hypertension

In patients with high blood pressure resistant to treatment who also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the more severe their OSA, the higher their blood pressure, according ...
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Researchers Discover New Drug Target For The Fatal Lung Disease PAH

Scientists have identified a molecular pathway that contributes to the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a severe, often fatal condition that has no cure. ...
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Introducing 'Phyjama,' A Physiological-Sensing Pajama

Scientists expect that in the future, electronically active garments containing unobtrusive, portable devices for monitoring heart rate and respiratory rhythm during sleep, fo...
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Young Adults Are Naive About Vaping And Smoking Behavior Is Getting Renormalized, Expert Says

While adults may use electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) as reduced harm products to aid quitting smoking, most young adults are nicotine-naive and are using ENDS recr...
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First Marker For Mysterious Vaping Illness Identified

Doctors have identified a previously unrecognized characteristic of the vaping-related respiratory illness that has been emerging in clusters across the U.S. in recent months....
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One-Third Of Young Children Admitted To Intensive Care For Sepsis Show PTSD Symptoms Years Later

Doctors have found that children who have been in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) for sepsis have a significantly increased risk of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), with aro...
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Allergic Diseases Increase The Risk Of Adult-Onset Asthma

A Finnish study found that the more allergic diseases an individual has, the higher the asthma risk. The number of allergic diseases increases the risk of adult-onset asthma ...
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Exercise Physiologists Help Make Patient Mobility A Reality

Exercise physiologists can play a key role in efforts to provide safe and effective early mobilization in intensive care units (ICUs), according to new research published in A...
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ATS Applauds Governor Whitmer’s Action On Flavored E-cigs And Urges FDA To Take Immediate Action

The American Thoracic Society applauds Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to ban the sale of all flavored e-cigarette and vaping products in the state of Michigan. ...
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Researchers Characterize Lung Inflammation Associated With Some Cancer Immnunotherapy

Immune checkpoint inhibitors are a type of therapy that uses the immune system to fight cancer. They have been hailed as game changing, garnering a Nobel Prize last year and q...
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How Sepsis Care Program Saves Lives And Reduces Costs

A sepsis care quality improvement program saves lives, shortens hospital stays and reduces healthcare costs, according to a study by researchers at Loyola Medicine and Loyola ...
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Study Maps Genetics Of Early Progression In TB

While the vast majority of the 1.8 billion people infected with the TB bacterium never experience active disease, an estimated 5 to 15% do develop full-blown infections—roughl...
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Graduate Student Coordinates Community-Based Study On Legionella Bacteria

Master of Health Science graduate student Andrew Nutting is coordinating a study on Legionella, a common bacteria that is often found in water systems and soil. Though typica...
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Multiples Have Higher Risk Of Medical Mix-Ups In NICU

Multiple-birth infants had a significantly higher risk of wrong-patient order errors compared with singletons in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), according to a new stud...
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Researchers Find A Way To Stop Lung Damage Due To The Body's Immune Response

University of Calgary researchers at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) led by Drs. Donna Senger, PhD, Paul Kubes, PhD, and Stephen Robbins, PhD have discovered a new way to...
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Researchers Discover Cause Of Asthmatic Lung Spasms

Researchers at Rutgers and other institutions have discovered how muscle contraction (bronchospasm) in the airway, which cause breathing difficulty in people with asthma, occu...
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E-Cigarette Use Spurs Rise In Teens Treated For Respiratory Injuries

The number of teens and young adults treated for severe respiratory injury after e-cigarette use is increasing at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, which is...
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Survey Data Suggests Widespread Bullying By Superiors in Medical Residency Training

Using questionnaire answers from thousands of internal medicine residents, primarily from U.S. training programs, a research team at Johns Hopkins Medicine says it has added t...
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Snoring Nose No Limits

Snoring, the nocturnal malady that is the bane of countless marriages, affects nearly 40 percent of adult men and 24% of adult women. In addition to affecting others who are t...
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Children With Mild Asthma Can Use Inhalers As Needed

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis supports evidence that children with mild asthma can effectively manage the condition by using their two...
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More Cancer Cases Among Women With Sleep Apnea

Women with severe sleep apnea appear to be at an elevated risk of getting cancer, a study shows. No causal relationship is demonstrated, but the link between nocturnal hypoxia...
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Study Finds Lack Of Racial Diversity In Cancer Drug Clinical Trials

New research published this week in JAMA Oncology has found a lack of racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials for cancer drugs. The study — “Disparity of Race Reportin...
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