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S.C. Officials Indicted for Exposing Firemen to Asbestos
The Marion, South Carolina, city administrator and its fire chief have been indicted on charges of knowingly exposing staff, volunteer workers and community members to toxic asbestos. Both were granted a personal recognizance bond at their arraignment Nov. 17 in the Marion County Courthouse. City Administrator Alan Thomas Ammons and Fire Chief Ralph Walton Cooper III were charged with misconduct in office, conspiracy to violate the Pollution Control Act, and violation of the Pollution Control Act. All three indictments — signed by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson — were filed Nov. 2, 2017. The alleg...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 22, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: Alan Thomas Ammons Alan Wilson asbestos exposure Ashley Brady Marion Fire Station Pollution Control Act Ralph Walton Cooper South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Source Type: news

Study: HPV Vaccine Prevents Childhood Respiratory Disease
Researchers in Australia have found that the HPV vaccine prevents juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, an uncommon but incurable condition, in that nation's children. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - November 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Evaluating CT guided lung biopsies for diagnosing fungal infection
Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:23News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Four simple tests could help GPs spot pneumonia and reduce unnecessary antibiotics
(European Lung Foundation) Testing for fever, high pulse rate, crackly breath sounds, and low oxygen levels could be key to helping GPs distinguish pneumonia from less serious infections, according to a large study published in the European Respiratory Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Intranasal Omalizumab Does Not Increase Serum IgE Levels
No relevant change in allergen - specific/total IgE levels for subjects challenged with omalizumab (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: ENT, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Five lessons learned from ResApp ’s botched trial
Brisbane, Australia-based ResApp intended to have its software, which uses a smartphone microphone to diagnose respiratory conditions based on coughs, well on its way through the FDA by now. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 22, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Higher β - Blocker Dose Linked to Lower Mortality Risk
Effect is larger in chronic heart failure patients with diabetes than CHF patients without diabetes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Increased Repolarization Dispersion Seen in SCD Survivors
Detected by non - invasive electrocardiographic imaging, but not standard ECG, after exertion (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Black mould and condensation: Could your house be giving you lung disease?
MOULD and damp in the home could cause a number of respiratory diseases, including asthma, bronchitis and lung disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spit Test May Diagnose, Predict Duration Of Concussion In Kids
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — A saliva test may someday be able to diagnose a concussion and predict how long symptoms last, according to a study published Monday in the JAMA Pediatrics. A concussion is one type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to either the head or the body. Though not life-threatening, these injuries to the brain can be serious and cause symptoms of headache (or “pressure” in the head), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, balance problems, double or blurry vision, sluggishness, confusion, memory problems and difficulty concentrating. In their study, Penn State College of...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Concussion JAMA Source Type: news

SMS Reminders Moderately Effective for Flu Vaccination
One additional high - risk patient immunized for every 29 SMSs sent, costing $ 3.48 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Chronic Conditions Increasing Among Childbearing Women
Identification of at least one chronic condition rose from 66.9 to 91.8 per 1,000 delivery hospitalizations (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA approves Kaleo ’ s allergy auto-injector designed for infants
The FDA has approved Kaleo‘s Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector designed to treat life-threatening allergic reactions in infants and small children, according to the privately-held biopharma company. The device, which Kaleo touts as the first of its kind, was given priority review by the FDA. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post FDA approves Kaleo’s allergy auto-injector designed for infants appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pediatrics Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Kaleo Inc Source Type: news

How to Spot the Virus That Puts Some Babies in The Hospital
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Common Infant and Newborn Problems, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Spot Respiratory Syncytial Virus That Puts Some Babies in the Hospital
SUNDAY, Nov. 19, 2017 -- Is your baby's stuffy nose and cough just a cold or something more serious? It could be respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the leading cause of infant hospitalization in the United States, experts say. RSV causes symptoms... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to Spot the Virus That Puts Some Babies in the Hospital
SUNDAY, Nov. 19, 2017 -- Is your baby's stuffy nose and cough just a cold or something more serious? It could be respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the leading cause of infant hospitalization in the United States, experts say. RSV causes symptoms... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Higher Positive End - Expiratory Pressure No Benefit in ARDS
Outcomes in acute respiratory distress syndrome no better with higher PEEP than lower PEEP (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Upper Respiratory Infection
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Express Scripts, Propeller partner to make inhaler sensor more widely available
Express Scripts members will now have access to Propeller ’s FDA-cleared digital platform for respiratory health. Today, the two companies announced a partnership which they claim is the largest respiratory digital health deployment with a pharmacy benefit manager yet.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Tied to Reduced Respiratory Papillomatosis Rate
Reduction in incidence of juvenile - onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis from 2012 to 2016 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Nursing, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

First CPAnet symposium identifies four key research areas for chronic pulmonary aspergillosis
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:40News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Propeller Health, Express Scripts ink smart inhaler sensor deal
Propeller Health said today it inked a strategic partnership deal with Express Scripts (NSDQ:ESRX) to provide Propeller’s digital solutions to Express Script members. Through the deal, St. Louis-based Express Script members will be able to use inhaler sensors and connected mobile applications to manage their asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The companies touted it as the largest respiratory digital health deployment with a pharmacy manager to date. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business The post Propeller Health, Express Scripts ink smart inhaler sensor deal app...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Drug-Device Combinations Patient Monitoring Respiratory Express Scripts Propeller Health Source Type: news

Respiratory nurse educator named ‘nurse of year’ by RCN Wales
A respiratory nurse has been named as “nurse of the year” by the Royal College of Nursing in Wales for her work in tackling some of the worst mortality rates from chronic lung disease in the UK. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Europe approves GlaxoSmithKline's new triple lung drug
LONDON (Reuters) - Europe has approved GlaxoSmithKline's new three-in-one inhaler for chronic lung disease, which the group hopes will help it keep its lead in respiratory medicine despite falling sales of older drug Advair. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Obamacare May Have Helped More Americans Quit Smoking
Title: Obamacare May Have Helped More Americans Quit SmokingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - November 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Separating side effects could hold key for safer opioids
(NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse) Opioid pain relievers can be extremely effective in relieving pain, but can carry a high risk of addiction and ultimately overdose when breathing is suppressed and stops. Scientists have discovered a way to separate these two effects -- pain relief and breathing -- opening a window of opportunity to make effective pain medications without the risk of respiratory failure. The research, published today in Cell, was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Clears Benralizumab for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma FDA Clears Benralizumab for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma
Benralizumab, an interleukin-5 receptor inhibitor, targets and rapidly depletes eosinophils and is the first respiratory biologic with an 8-week maintenance dosing schedule.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

PCP Care in Hospital Linked to Resource Use, Outcome
Patients cared for by own primary care physician have longer length of stay, lower 30 - day mortality (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

AHA: Statins Cut Risk of MACE in Patients With ASCVD Event
Reduced frequency of MACE for patients receiving statins, especially high - intensity statins (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

U.S. May Still Benefit From Climate Accord
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

ImmunoPET: the future of lung scans in aspergillosis?
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:48News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

New guidelines issued for diagnosis and care of LAM, a rare lung disease
(American Thoracic Society) The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS) have published additional clinical practice guidelines regarding four specific questions related to the diagnosis of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and management of pneumothoraces in patients with LAM. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eating More Nuts Associated With Lower Heart Disease Risk
Both total intake of nuts and consumption of peanuts/tree nuts and walnuts tied to lower risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Extended Breastfeeding May Cut Later Flexural Dermatitis Risk
But breastfeeding promotion not tied to measures of atopic eczema, asthma on questionnaire (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

AHA: Methamphetamine - Related Heart Failure on the Rise
Among veterans, prevalence of heart failure related to meth increased linearly from 2005 to 2015 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Conference, Source Type: news

Low vitamin D linked to poorer fertility treatment outcomes
Time for clinical trial to see if supplements could boost live birth rate, say researchers Related items fromOnMedica Fertility treatments may impact on breast cancer risk Infertility Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache Vitamin D supplements may cut risk of acute respiratory infections Vitamin D (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Inhaled Corticosteroids Not Linked to Fracture in Children
Systemic, but not inhaled, corticosteroids associated with higher fracture risk in pediatric asthma patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

More Laboratory Tests Performed at Major Teaching Hospitals
More tests per day for bacterial pneumonia, cellulitis at major teaching versus nonteaching hospitals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

11th Healthcare Infection Society International Conference
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017Year: 2018Location: Arena and Convention Centre, LiverpoolContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Commitment Is Key for Online Quit-Smoking Groups
Title: Commitment Is Key for Online Quit-Smoking GroupsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - November 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Soluble Interleukin 2 Receptor IDs Sarcoidosis in Uveitis
sIL - 2R has slightly better diagnostic value than ACE for sarcoidosis in patients with uveitis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

45th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Date: Monday, November 13, 2017Year: 2019Location: Frankfurt, GermanyContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Professor Dame Sally Davies, England's Chief Medical Officer, recently warned that the world could face a  " post-antibiotic apocalypse.” She urged that, unless action is taken to halt the practices that have allowed antibiotic resistance to spread and ways are found to develop new types of antibiotics, we could return to the days when simple wounds, infections or routine operations, are life-threatening. To mark   World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13th-19th November,  we are highlighting Cochrane  evidence which supports decision-making in the appropriate use of antibiotics. Pr...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Alcohol and Smoking and the Risk of Active Tuberculosis Alcohol and Smoking and the Risk of Active Tuberculosis
What is the association between alcohol consumption, smoking, and the risk for active tuberculosis?BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

How Long Do Late Preterm Infants Need Supplemental Feedings?
Discussion Premature infants have many problems to overcome because they just aren’t ready to live outside the uterine environment. Late premature infants are defined as birth between 34 0/7 weeks and 36 6/7 weeks gestation. In the U.S. this gestational age accounts for ~70% of all preterm births or ~300,000 births/year. Late preterm infants can have delayed oral feeding skills and failure to thrive along with increased hospital readmissions. Breastfeeding can be difficult as infants can have poor coordination and poor tone, along with decreased lactation in the mother. Learning Point Weight gain lags behind intraut...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding COPD
Title: Health Tip: Understanding COPDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - November 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea may increase risk of developing Alzheimer's disease
(American Thoracic Society) Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may put elderly people at greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Oman
Disease Outbreak News for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Oman (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine May Prevent Rare Childhood Disease
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, first developed to help guard against cervical cancer, also seems to protect against a rare, chronic childhood respiratory disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unravelling the pharmacokinetics of triazole antifungals in snakes
Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:50News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news