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High Dose Influenza Vaccine Leads To Lower Rate Of Hospitalization From Respiratory Illnesses In Nursing Home Residents

In the largest nursing home study to date on the effect of a high dose (HD) flu vaccine, researchers found that vaccines with four times the antigen of standard flu (SD) vacci...
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Genetic Susceptibility To Alzheimer’s May Increase Sleep-Disordered Breathing Cognitive Impairment

People who carry a genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease appear to be at greater risk of diminished cognition from sleep-disordered breathing than those without the su...
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New Data Show Three Triple-Combination Regimens Are “Highly Effective” For Up To 90 Percent Of Cystic Fibrosis Patients

In what medical researchers are calling a first but very important step for three-drug modulator studies in patients with cystic fibrosis, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated ...
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9/11 Survivors May Be At Increased Risk Of Heart And Lung Disease Years Later

People who were exposed to the dust cloud or sustained physical injuries during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001 may be at increased long-...
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COPD: Changes In The Lungs, Changes In The Microbiome

Coughing, breathing difficulties, and strong mucous production in the lungs are typical symptoms of COPD. The disease is often triggered by smoking, and, according to estimate...
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Gear Up For Summer Fitness With ATN Compression Socks -- 20% off code: LOVEYOURLEGS

Nervous to keep up with your workout routine this summer? Don’t sweat it! Whether you live in Arizona or California and head out for a run at peak heat in the middle of summer...
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After Watching Disturbing Video, CPAP Usage Soars

Like more than 20 million other Americans, John Brugger has been diagnosed with sleep apnea. He snored, tossed and turned, and struggled to breathe during the night, which oft...
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MinuteClinic Announces New Partnership To Expand Access To Workplace Health Services

MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), today announced that MinuteClinic has joined the Alere eScreen Occupational Health Network (EOHN), a compreh...
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Sinus Disease Symptoms Improve 10 Years After Patients Quit Smoking

Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) who quit smoking will see their condition improve over a period of about 10 years, according to the results of a new study led by th...
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Half Of Kids Who Needed Epinephrine Didn't Get It Before Trip To The Emergency Room

Anyone suffering a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) should receive epinephrine as quickly as possible. A new study showed that even kids who were prescribed an epinephri...
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Do Breathing Issues Hamper Exercise In Overweight Preteens?

Do overweight children have more breathing limitations, intolerance for exercise, and breathlessness when exercising than normal weight children, leading to possible misdiagno...
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No Summer Vacations For Viruses

Summer colds might seem rare, but you’re actually just as likely to catch one in the summer as in the winter. Why? “Viruses don’t take vacations; they live our environment y...
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Bringing Precision To Medicare Cancer Care

Medicare policies governing cancer patients’ end-of-life care are based on generalized statistics—such as average survival time and treatment costs—that often fail to reflect ...
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Sugar Intake During Pregnancy Is Associated With Allergy And Allergic Asthma In Children

High maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the offspring, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of ...
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With Launch Of Generic Inhaled Therapies For Asthma and COPD, Devices Will Allow Some Drugs To Stand Out

Decision Resources Group finds that practitioners prescribing inhaled therapies prefer simpler devices. Although the diverse array of drug/device combinations available allow...
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New Clues Found To Common Respiratory Virus

By age 2, most children have been infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which usually causes only mild cold symptoms. But people with weakened immune systems, such ...
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COPD Self-Care Appears To Improve With Social Support

People with COPD are more likely to be active and to participate in pulmonary rehabilitation if they live with others and have a caregiver, according to new research published...
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Study Of US Seniors Strengthens Link Between Air Pollution And Premature Death

A new study of 60 million Americans -- about 97% of people age 65 and older in the United States -- shows that long-term exposure to airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) a...
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Augmented Reality System To Help Medical Professionals

A mixed reality system which allows medical practitioners to view and interact with virtual replicas of patients' organs, bones or body parts is being developed by academics. ...
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Text Messaging Effective Support In Treatment Of HIV And Tuberculosis

Mobile phone text messaging is a powerful tool for improving quality of care, as shown by José António Nhavoto in his doctoral thesis in informatics at Örebro University. He h...
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What Percentage Of ALS Is Genetic?

Up to 90% of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) report that they have no family history of the disease. Now, new research has found approximately 17% of such ALS ...
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Device Helps ICU Patients By Filtering Out Noise From Medical Alarms

A team of investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center wants to improve patient outcomes in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) settings by silencing audible medical alarms in ...
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Biological Fingerprint Of Tuberculosis Meningitis Discovered In Children

Children with tuberculosis meningitis -- a brain and spinal cord infection that leads to disability and death -- have a biological fingerprint that can be used to assess the s...
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Older Adults’ Lungs Remain Strong During Exercise

Highly active older adults experience no limitations in the lungs’ capacity to exchange gases (lung-diffusing capacity) during physical activity, researchers have found. The s...
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Applying Continuous Airway Pressure Improves Respiratory And Survival Rates In Children

A study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and the Mailman School of Public Health found that applying continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a form of ...
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