Common Antibiotics Linked To Increased Risk Of Birth Defects, Study Says
(CNN) — Taking some common antibiotics during the first trimester of pregnancy was linked with higher risk of birth defects, according to a new study. The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal BMJ, found an increased risk of birth defects in the children of women who were prescribed macrolides during the first three months of pregnancy compared to mothers who were prescribed penicillin. Macrolide antibiotics include erythromycin, clarithromycin and azithromycin, and they are used to treat infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis and urinary, skin and sexually transmitted diseases. They are often prescrib...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Source Type: news

He Had Trouble Breathing, and Inhalers Didn ’t Help. What Was Going On?
He ’d had episodes of coughing and wheezing since he was a boy. Now in his 60s, he worried his symptoms would force him to quit working. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Sanders, M.D. Tags: Bronchitis Plastic bronchitis Lymph Nodes and Lymphatic System Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Submission to U.S. FDA for New DARZALEX ® (Daratumumab)-Based Combination Regimen for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
RARITAN, NJ, February 10, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) in combination with Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) and dexamethasone (DKd) for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The sBLA is supported by results from the Phase 3 CANDOR study, which compared treatment with DKd to carfilzomib and dexamethasone (Kd) in patients with multiple myeloma who relapsed after one to three prior lines of therapy. “W...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Can non-smokers develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
(Natural News) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of conditions that can block airflow and cause a wide variety of breathing-related problems, including emphysema and bronchitis. They cause the body to create more mucus and trigger inflammation, which can cause parts of the lungs to become significantly less elastic and damages the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boston screens plane, preps hospitals amid national coronavirus outbreak
Logan Airport screened one flight from Hong Kong and local hospitals are taking a number of other precautions in the midst of a national coronavirus outbreak.   The state does not have a single confirmed case of the virus, which presents as mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses and sometimes lower-respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia or bronchitis. Yet public health officials and state legislators are preparing should the state en counter a case.  The Department of Public… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 27, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Logan Airport Not Currently Screening Passengers For Coronavirus
BOSTON (CBS/CNN) – A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected more than 200 people since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December. Boston’s Logan Airport is not currently screening passengers for the illness, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection told WBZ-TV. That’s because there are no direct flights to Boston from that region. Additional health screening for coronavirus is in place at JFK Airport in New York, San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. The agency said the CDC has determined that coronavirus presents a low risk to the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Logan Airport Source Type: news

Drug designed to break up PHLEGM for patients with bronchitis 'could slow down Parkinson's
Researchers at University College London and the Royal Free Hospital tested ambroxol on 17 Parkinson's sufferers over six months. Results were published in the journal JAMA Neurology. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it bronchitis or pneumonia?
Bronchitis and pneumonia are two illnesses that people often confuse because they have many overlapping symptoms. Learn more about the differences here and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Stewardship With a Collaborative Team
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 70% of patients in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) settings are treated with one or more courses of antibiotics each year. Unfortunately, between 40% and 70% of these antibiotic prescriptions in PALTC are either inappropriate (empiric use of an antibiotic for a drug-resistant organism) or unnecessary (treating asymptomatic bacteria or viral bronchitis with an antibiotic). (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Galik, Richard Stefanacci Tags: Caring Collaborative Source Type: news

Vaping linked with long-term risk of respiratory disease in new study
Vaping or using e-cigarettes for a long period of time may be associated with an increased risk of respiratory diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, chronic bronchitis and asthma, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Study Offers First Evidence Of Vaping's Long-Term Risks
The study finds that e-cigarettes are linked to increased risk of chronic lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and COPD, as well as weakened immune defenses. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

Vaping Linked With Long-Term Risk Of Respiratory Disease In New Study
(CNN) — Vaping or using e-cigarettes for a long period of time was associated with an increased risk of respiratory diseases — including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, chronic bronchitis and asthma — in a new study. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on Monday, is among the first bodies of research to examine the link between e-cigarette use and respiratory disease in the long-term, by analyzing e-cigarette use and respiratory disease during a three-year period. “I was a little surprised that we could find evidence on incident lung disease in the long...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Vaping Source Type: news

Vaping Damages Your Lungs, But Is Still Safer Than Smoking, a Long-Term Study Suggests
This study actually does support the harm reduction potential of e-cigarettes,” says Andy Tan, an assistant professor of population sciences at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute who has studied e-cigarettes. “Yes, vaping is associated with about 29% to 31% higher odds of subsequent lung disease within two to three years than not vaping—but compare this with the 156% higher odds of using combustible tobacco than not smoking.” For the purposes of the study, Glantz and his co-author combined four conditions—chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, emphysema and asthma—in...
Source: TIME: Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized E-Cigarettes embargoed study Lung Disease Research vaping Source Type: news

Vaping Could Up Risks for Asthma, COPD and Other Lung Diseases
MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 -- As if the news on vaping wasn't bad enough, a new study suggests that e-cigarette users are also at significantly higher risk of chronic lung diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and COPD. Those risks rose even... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Signs and symptoms of bronchitis
Bronchitis causes inflammation of the airways within the lungs. Find out about the symptoms of bronchitis, how it develops, and the treatment options available. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How long does bronchitis take to go away?
Bronchitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the lungs. Here we look at the differences between acute and chronic bronchitis, how long each type may last, and when to see a doctor for treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary System Source Type: news

Swiftly Ending Tobacco Epidemic Requires Government Action, Not Empty Promises
By Mark HurleyWASHINGTON DC, Oct 23 2019 (IPS) New information published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report shows that action taken by just 11 countries – most of them low- or middle-income – has resulted in 20 million fewer adult tobacco users in 2017 compared with 2008. Seventy percent of the world’s tobacco users live in low- and middle-income countries. This promising progress is a testament to strong government action and its effects are far reaching. Between 2008 and 2017, over 53 million fewer adults were exposed to secondhand smoke in indoor public places like restaurants, government bu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mark Hurley Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

In a First, FDA Endorses Brand of Tobacco Pouches as a ‘Reduced Risk’ Alternative to Cigarettes
(WASHINGTON) — For the first time, U.S. health regulators have endorsed a brand of tobacco pouches as less harmful than cigarettes, a decision that could open the door to other less risky options for smokers. The milestone announcement on Tuesday from the Food and Drug Administration marks the government’s first backing of a so-called “reduced risk” tobacco product. FDA regulators stressed, though, that the Swedish Match pouches are not safe, just less harmful, and that all tobacco products pose risks. The pouches will still bear mandatory government warnings that they can cause mouth cancer, gum di...
Source: TIME: Health - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW PERRONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized FDA onetime Smoking Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive System Aims to Relieve Symptoms for Patients with Chronic Bronchitis
“Imagine somebody that gets bronchitis every day, with a cough so severe that they can’t talk in full sentences, they can’t sleep at night, and they can’t walk a decent distance,” said Jon Waldstreicher, MD, CEO of Gala Therapeutics, in an interview with MD+DI. Although someone with this condition might present to physicians with normal lung function, their chronic cough and mucous production negatively affects their quality of life. Until now, there has been no way to treat these debilitating symptoms effectively, even with medicatio...
Source: MDDI - October 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Design Source Type: news

New Clinical Results from RheOx(TM) System for Chronic Bronchitis to be Presented at European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress
MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 26, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Gala Therapeutics, Inc. (Gala), a developer of medical devices to treat pulmonary disease, today announced that clinical results and a patient case involving its RheOxTM Bronc... Devices Gala Therapeutics, RheOx system, Bronchial Rheoplasty, Chronic Bronchitis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Tip: Preventing Bronchitis
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 23, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, FYI, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Preventing Bronchitis
-- Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tube lining, says Mayo Clinic. People who have bronchitis often cough up thick, discolored mucus. Though complications are rare, bronchitis can lead to pneumonia in some people. To help prevent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Preventing Bronchitis
Title: Health Tip: Preventing BronchitisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/23/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/23/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 23, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Gala Therapeutics Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for the Minimally Invasive RheOx(TM) System for Chronic Bronchitis
MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 16, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Gala Therapeutics, Inc. (Gala), a developer of medical devices to treat pulmonary disease, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Breakthrough Device De... Devices Gala Therapeutics, RheOx system, Bronchial Rheoplasty, Chronic Bronchitis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gala Therapeutics Receives CE Mark for its Minimally Invasive RheOx(TM) System for Chronic Bronchitis
First-of-its-kind RheOx device designed to reduce mucus-producing cells and improve quality of life MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 4, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Gala Therapeutics, Inc. (Gala) today announced that its RheOx™ system has... Devices, Regulatory Gala Therapeutics, RheOx, Bronchial Rheoplasty, Chronic Bronchitis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about chest infections
There are several types of chest infections, including bronchitis, pneumonia, and tuberculosis. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment options in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Pediatrician intervention may help parents quit smoking, study says
Parents who smoke put their children and others around them at risk for bronchitis, pneumonia and a variety of other ailments. A smoking cessation program has shown some success in helping them quit, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Dealing With a Chronic Cough
-- A chronic cough is defined as one that lasts more than eight weeks, says Cleveland Clinic. The clinic mentions a few treatment options: For pneumonia or bronchitis, antibiotics such as Azithrocin and Ceftin may be prescribed. For post-nasal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Translator was diagnosed with stage-four cancer after she dismissed her cough as 'part of winter' 
Magdalena Bujalski, 22, of Winnipeg, Canada, was told her cough was likely just bronchitis, until an X-ray revealed an unusual mass on her right lung. She was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic stewardship: duration of antibiotic treatment for common infections frequently exceeds guideline recommendations
A large cross-sectional study of UK prescribing data found that the duration of antibiotic prescriptions for common infections in primary care frequently exceeded national guideline recommendations. The most common reason for antibiotic prescribing was for respiratory infections, and more than 80% of prescriptions for acute cough and bronchitis, acute sore throat, acute otitis media and acute exacerbations of COPD were for longer than recommended. Substantial reductions in antibiotic exposure can be achieved by prescribing antibiotics in line with NICE and Public Health England guidance on managing common infections. (Sour...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Emphysema vs. chronic bronchitis
Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are both respiratory conditions that fall under the classification of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. The symptoms may overlap. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Preventing Antibiotic Resistance: Look to the Livestock Industry
Among the major drivers of the Antimicrobial Resistance crisis is the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in livestock and feed. Credit: Germán Miranda/IPS. By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 21 2019 (IPS) Antimicrobial resistance is quickly becoming a global crisis and risks reversing a century of progress in health. Some organisations have already geared up and are tackling the issue from its roots. In a new report, the United Nations Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance estimates that antibiotic resistance could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050. Already, drug-resistan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) WHO Source Type: news

The hand-held breath test that spots lung diseases in just one minute 
The device is being trialled on NHS patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a group of lung conditions including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ATS Foundation and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Research Fellowship Awardee named
(American Thoracic Society) Spyridon Fortis, MD, of the University of Iowa has been awarded The ATS Foundation/Fisher& Paykel Healthcare Research Award in Respiratory Support with Nasal High Flow (NHF) in Patients with COPD. The $100,000 award will help fund Dr. Fortis' study, 'The Effect of Heated, Humidified High-Flow Air in COPD Patients with Chronic Bronchitis.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Many E-Cigs Loaded With Germs, Study Finds
Over time, one expert said, exposure to high amounts of such contaminants can prompt the onset of progressive lung illnesses such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CSA Medical, Inc. Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation and IDE Approval for its RejuvenAir(R) System for COPD Patients with Chronic Bronchitis
BOSTON, April 3, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- CSA Medical today announced that its RejuvenAir® System has been designated as a Breakthrough Device by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and received unconditional IDE (Inve... Devices, FDA CSA Medical, Cryospray, RejuvenAir, Chronic Bronchitis, COPD (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic first in Florida to perform endoscopic lung volume reduction
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mayo Clinic in Florida is the first medical center in the state to perform endoscopic lung volume reduction with endobronchial valves. This procedure, which recently was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), treats patients experiencing disorders associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including advanced emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Only [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - March 25, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Cancer sufferer whose cough was dismissed as a 'bad cold' THREE TIMES is embracing her new look 
Meagan Bechtold, 27, of Las Vegas, developed a hacking cough in March last year, which doctors wrote off as a bad cold, allergies or bronchitis. A CT scan later revealed she had Hodgkin’s lymphoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top 10 ways to naturally fight bronchitis
(Natural News) More than 11 million Americans have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and it is classified as the third leading cause of death in America. Chronic bronchitis is closely related to COPD, but luckily for sufferers, it can be treated naturally. Sometimes, the simplest solution is a lifestyle change. For example, excessive smoking is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children who regularly get infected are more likely to develop a mental illness, according to a new study
(Natural News) Children love to run around and play. Unfortunately, this exposes them to millions of disease-causing microorganisms. Although your child’s immune system does its best to fight off these pathogens, it might also be too weak to succeed. When this happens, your child may develop infectious diseases like pneumonia or bronchitis. These could cause pain and interfere... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cough (acute): antimicrobial prescribing
This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute cough associated with an upper respiratory tract infection or acute bronchitis in adults, young people and children. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. It was published in February 2019. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Year ’ s Flu Shot Less Than 50% Effective, According To CDC
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — Don’t let your guard down: The US flu season is expected to continue for several more weeks, with activity across the nation now elevated, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. A flu shot is still recommended for those who have neglected to get one, but the CDC estimated this year’s vaccine’s overall effectiveness in preventing an infection at just 47%. The shot’s success varies based on your age, the CDC noted. Among children up to 17, its overall effectiveness against flu was 61%, while just 24% of adults 50 and older who received t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Flu Flu Shot Source Type: news

Bronchitis (Acute) Contagoius Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Recovery Time
Title: Bronchitis (Acute) Contagoius Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Recovery TimeCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - February 8, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identifying Symptoms of Bronchitis
-- Bronchitis is typically caused by a respiratory virus, and much less frequently, by a bacterial infection, the American Lung Association says. Risk factors include having close contact with someone who has bronchitis, failure to get... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identifying Symptoms of Bronchitis
Title: Health Tip: Identifying Symptoms of BronchitisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/29/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/29/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 29, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Ask Well: When Should I Take an Antibiotic?
Many common infections have features that can help you decide when an antibiotic might be appropriate. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Antibiotics Fever Colds Sinusitis Throat Strep Throat Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Bronchitis Source Type: news

25% of Antibiotic Prescriptions Are Unnecessary. Here ’s Why That’s So Dangerous
The overuse of antibiotics is a growing problem. When used too frequently or inappropriately, the drugs can become ineffective for conditions they could normally treat since bacteria can develop resistance to them. As more bacteria are becoming resistant to all available antibiotics, there will be fewer, and sometimes not any, antibiotic options for people who might truly need them to control life-threatening infections. Now, a new study published in the BMJ puts some hard numbers on just how often they’re overprescribed. Nearly 25% of the time, antibiotics are inappropriately prescribed, the study finds. The study a...
Source: TIME: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized antibiotic resistance antibiotics Drugs healthytime Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Rare, inherited risk factor can result in emphysema and liver damage
DEAR MAYO CLINIC:?A family friend was recently diagnosed with emphysema, but he never smoked and was told that his condition was caused by alpha-1. What is this, and how is it diagnosed? ANSWER: Emphysema?is one of a group of lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis, that make up chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Tobacco smoking [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How pulmonary function tests work
Pulmonary function tests check the lungs for issues including asthma, allergies, and bronchitis. Learn more about what pulmonary functions tests are for, and how they work, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news