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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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Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Successfully Creates Airway and Voice Box for Child

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital reconstructed an airway and voice box in the world's first successful surgery of its kind for 2-year-old Cooper Kilburn from Adamsville, Tenn. ...
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Pollutant Linked To Climate Change Can Accelerate Lung Disease As Much As A Pack A Day Of Cigarettes

In Brief Long-term exposure to outdoor air pollutants, especially the pollutant ozone, accelerates the development of emphysema and age-related decline in lung function, even...
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Multiple Genes Affect Risk Of Asthma, Hay Fever And Eczema

In a new study from SciLifeLab at Uppsala University, researchers have found a total of 141 regions (genes) in our genetic material that largely explain the genetic risk under...
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TTI Heat Map Shows Relationship Between Traffic-Related Air Pollution And Childhood Asthma

A team of air quality and health researchers led by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) have created a first-of-its-kind, county-by-county interactive heat map and ci...
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ATS Publishes Clinical Guideline On Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

The American Thoracic Society has published an official clinical guideline on the evaluation and management of obesity hypoventilation syndrome in the Society's Aug. 1 America...
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Oral Appliances May Be Highly Effective In Treating A Type Of Sleep Apnea

Certain traits may define a type of obstructive sleep apnea that can be effectively treated with an oral appliance, according to new research published online in the Annals of...
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Lung Lining Fluid Key To Elderly Susceptibility To Tuberculosis Disease

Old lungs are not as capable as young lungs of fighting off an infection of the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB), placing seniors at a greater risk of developing TB. The...
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Premature Infant Heads To Home State After Spending More Than A Year In Unique NICU For Babies With Lung Disease

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is the most common illness that develops in babies born premature with underdeveloped lungs. A chronic disease that may present long-term brea...
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New Tool Uses Swine Respiratory Cells To Study Influenza Viruses

Studying how influenza viruses cause disease just got a little easier, thanks to a new tool developed at South Dakota State University. Scientists have been using cells from ...
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Improving Outcomes For Sepsis Patients

More than 1 million sepsis survivors are discharged annually from acute care hospitals in the United States. Although the majority of these patients receive post-acute care (P...
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Soft Wearable Health Monitor Uses Stretchable Electronics

A wireless, wearable monitor built with stretchable electronics could allow comfortable, long-term health monitoring of adults, babies and small children without concern for s...
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New Study Finds Overuse Of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics To Treat Pneumonia Leads To Worse Outcomes

vA new study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare has found that administering broad-spectrum antibiotics, which act against a wide range of disease-causing bacteria, to...
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75% Of Asthma Sufferers Unable To Work To Their Full Potential

A new multi-national survey has revealed that asthma sufferers are missing nearly one-tenth of work hours due to their symptoms, which also results in a loss of productivity a...
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Current Challenges And Next Steps In Treating Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

A new review of Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syn-drome (PARDS) highlights the lack of data available for standard treatment approaches and adjunctive therapies, leadin...
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Medical Centers Specialize To Treat Patients With Complex Lung Disease

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) today announced that eight new sites have joined its Care Center Network (CCN) to help serve the more than 200,000 Americans living wi...
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World Series Of Poker Player Uses Calif. Medical Aid-In-Dying Law To End His Suffering From Rare Cancer

Kevin "Racks" Roster, Jr., a terminally ill, 36-year-old native New Yorker, who moved from his longtime home in New Jersey to California, so he could access its medical aid-in...
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Home Renovations Linked To Diminished Lung Function

By collaborating with international colleagues, a University at Albany School of Public Health team looking at the associations between home renovations and lung function foun...
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Allergy, Asthma Risk Are Increased By Microbial Compound Found In Infant Gut

A study of newborn infants has identified a compound produced by gut bacteria that appears to predispose certain infants to allergies and asthma later in life. "We have disco...
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Science Shows Babies With Cow's Milk Allergy Have A Higher Risk Of Exhibiting More Allergies Like Asthma, In Future

Allergies are on the rise, especially food-related allergies in infants and children. According to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics, childhood food allergies cost U.S. fam...
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Ivacaftor May Reduce Common Infections In Patients With CF

Patients with cystic fibrosis who take ivacaftor appear to have fewer respiratory infections over time than those not taking the drug, according to new research published onli...
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Sustainable Savings On Medical Care

One popular idea for lowering the nation’s ballooning health care spending is to change the way insurers pay provider organizations for their care. Instead of paying a fee for...
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