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Breeze Through Allergy Season Without A Sneeze
Find Natural Relief With Namaseed

In addition to its allergy-fighting properties, this potent do-everything seed is hailed for its power to help treat a number of ailments including high blood pressure, asthma...
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Immune Signature Predicts Asthma Susceptibility

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease driven by the interplay of genetics, environmental factors and a diverse cast of immune cells. In their latest study, researchers at L...
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Moderate And Severe Exacerbations Accelerate Physical Activity Decline In COPD Patients

A study led by researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by the "la Caixa" Banking Foundation, has shown that both moderate and...
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Women Who Clean At Home Or Work Face Increased Lung Function Decline

Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who...
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Poor Fitness Linked To Weaker Brain Fiber, Higher Dementia Risk

Scientists have more evidence that exercise improves brain health and could be a lifesaving ingredient that prevents Alzheimer’s disease. In particular, a new study from UT S...
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Infection Outbreaks At Hospitals Could Be Reduced By Copper-Coated Uniforms

Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles to reduce the spread of bacterial infections and viruses, su...
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Opioid Use Increases Risk Of Serious Infections

Opioid users have a significantly increased risk of infections severe enough to require treatment at the hospital, such as pneumonia and meningitis, as compared to people who ...
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Device That Measures Cell Strength Could Help Identify Drugs For Asthma, Hypertension

Engineers, doctors and scientists at UCLA and Rutgers University have developed a tool that measures the physical strength of individual cells 100 times faster than current te...
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Acetaminophen May Help Reduce Postoperative Shivering

Administering acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, during surgery may reduce the incidence of postoperative shivering, suggests a study that was presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 20...
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Cystic Fibrosis Bacterial Burden Begins During First Years Of Life

Cystic fibrosis (CF) shortens life by making the lungs prone to repeated bacterial infections and associated inflammation. UNC School of Medicine researchers have now shown fo...
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Leading Medical Organizations Update Lung Cancer Guideline

Rapid advancements in the molecular diagnostic testing of lung cancer have led to new treatments and greater hope for patients battling lung cancer, the most common cause of c...
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Discharge Strategies To Prevent Asthma Readmissions

Readmission rates at three months for kids hospitalized for acute asthma dropped when families received comprehensive education prior to discharge, the only single component o...
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New Explanation For Why Airways Close In Asthma Holds Promise For Future Class Of Drugs

Houston Methodist researchers have a new explanation for what causes the lungs’ airways to close during asthma attacks. The researchers who published the study in the issue of...
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Chlorinated Lipids Predict Lung Injury And Death In Sepsis Patients

In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight, Saint Louis University scientists have found that elevated levels of chlorinated lipids are linked to se...
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The Medical Minute: Health Risks Of Smoking Go Beyond Lung Cancer

Doctors ask patients about smoking habits for the same reason they check weight, blood pressure, breathing and heart beat during a visit. The answers – much like the results ...
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1 In 7 Lung Surgery Patients At Risk For Opioid Dependence

While the use of opioids after surgery is intended as a short-term strategy to relieve pain, many patients who weren’t prior opioid users continue to take the medication for s...
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For Children With Respiratory Infections, Antibiotics With Narrower Targets Are Better

When doctors prescribe antibiotics for children with common respiratory infections, a more selective approach is better. Researchers who studied pediatric treatment practices ...
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A Phenotypic High-Throughput Screen To Identify Modulators That Improve Mutant Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) Activity

In the February 2018 issue of SLAS Discovery, Giuliano and colleagues of Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc. (Cambridge, MA) describe a phenotypic high-throughput screen to ident...
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Making Milestones Against Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Hard to detect in its early stages and hard to treat as it advances, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality around the world, with an estimated 1.6 million death...
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Guidelines Support Telemedicine As An Effective Tool For Allergists

Since its beginning more than 40 years ago when 500 patient consultations were conducted by interactive television, demand for telemedicine has continued to increase. Patients...
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Cystic Fibrosis Bacterial Burden Begins During First Years Of Life

Cystic fibrosis (CF) shortens life by making the lungs prone to repeated bacterial infections and associated inflammation. UNC School of Medicine researchers have now shown fo...
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How Treating Eczema Could Also Alleviate Asthma

Scientists from VIB-UGent have discovered insights for a possible new therapy for eczema that also reduces the severity of asthma. The findings are an important next step in u...
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Treatment-Related Mortality Of Surgery vs. Targeted Radiation In Early Lung Cancer Patients

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology explores mortality in the window following the use of surgery or focused radia...
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Don't Hold Your Nose And Close Your Mouth When You Sneeze, Doctors Warn

Pinching your nose while clamping your mouth shut to contain a forceful sneeze isn't a good idea, warn doctors in the journal BMJ Case Reports. One young man managed to ruptu...
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Biodegradable Sensor Could Help Doctors Monitor Serious Health Conditions

UConn engineers have created a biodegradable pressure sensor that could help doctors monitor chronic lung disease, swelling of the brain, and other medical conditions before d...
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