Parents of 3 NYC children face $1,000 penalty for violating measles order
Health officials identified three children who were exposed to the severe respiratory virus but were not yet vaccinated – in violation of the mandatory immunization order in four Brooklyn Zip codes. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Swedish respiratory health startup NuvoAir raises $3M
The company plans to use the new money to grow its team and  its research and development pipeline.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Malignant Pleural Effusions: Management Options Malignant Pleural Effusions: Management Options
Find out more about the available management options for malignant pleural effusions, and learn about the benefits and drawbacks of each.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Is Honey Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Because it comes from nature — from bees, no less — honey has a health halo. But is honey really healthy? Here’s what dietitians say about the health benefits of honey. What is honey made of? Honey is made from nectar. “Bees collect the dilute-sugary nectar of flora plants, produce an enzymatic activity after ingestion, regurgitate it into honey cells and evaporate a high percentage of the water out of it, producing a super-sweet viscous liquid known as honey,” explains Dana Hunnes, a senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The sweet substance is mostly fructose and glucose &mda...
Source: TIME: Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

HRQoL Varies in Different Respiratory Disorders HRQoL Varies in Different Respiratory Disorders
How does health related quality of life vary between several different respiratory diseases? A new study provides insight.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Is there a role for lay members in ICSs and ICPs
With the introduction of integrated care systems and integrated care partnerships, Susanne Hasselmann, outgoing chair of NHSCC ’s lay member network, looks at the value lay members bring to the NHS Related items fromOnMedica ICPs will give local areas power to integrate services The NHS Long Term Plan: Focusing on prevention to save thousands of lives ICSs show real potential for sustainable improvements after first year MPs say CCG performance will have to improve Respiratory disease: a suitable case for integrated care? (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - April 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

More device shortages pegged to sterilization plant shutdown
Cardinal Health’s Accu-Trace intrauterine pressure catheter (Image from Cardinal Health) More medtech companies are experiencing shortages of medical devices due to the sudden closure in February of a Sterigenics sterilization plant. Officials from Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH), and Guerbet (EPA:GBT) have written letters to customers indicating that certain devices are already in short supply or may experience shortages, Medical Device & Outsourcing has learned. The letter from Cardinal Health (Dublin, Ohio) said that the company expects a shortage of its Kendall Accu-Trace intrauterine pressure ...
Source: Mass Device - April 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Business/Financial News Catheters Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging News Well Respiratory Sterilization / Calibration Surgical Women's Health Cardinal Health Guerbet Medtronic Smiths Medical Sterigenics Internat Source Type: news

Boehringer Ingelheim acquires a stake in SoundTalks
Boehringer Ingelheim acquires stake in SoundTalks NV, begins pilot programme Boehringer Ingelheim plans a pilot programme using the innovative SoundTalksTM system in select pig barnsThe goal is to harness the power of digital innovation and technological change to detect possible respiratory distress in swine quickly (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - April 15, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Good Smells May Help Ease Tobacco Cravings
Title: Good Smells May Help Ease Tobacco CravingsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 15, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

EV-D68-Associated Acute Respiratory Illness Surveillance EV-D68-Associated Acute Respiratory Illness Surveillance
This report details a preliminary characterization of enterovirus-D68 testing and detection among emergency department and hospitalized patients with acute respiratory illness.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

The history of humanity in your face
(Arizona State University) The skull and teeth provide a rich library of changes that we can track over time, describing the history of evolution of our species. Prime factors in the changing structure of the face include a growing brain and adaptations to respiratory and energy demands, but most importantly, changes in the jaw, teeth and face responded to shifts in diet and feeding behavior. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Natural treatments for whooping cough
(Natural News) Whooping cough is a serious respiratory infection that requires plenty of bed rest and careful treatment. Thankfully, there are a number of home remedies that can hasten your recovery from the illness. These natural treatments can relieve the discomfort and trouble caused by the symptoms of the cough. Formally called pertussis, whooping cough is an infection of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caesarean babies have lower level of 'good' gut bacteria, study shows
Research suggests surgical delivery may make babies more prone to respiratory infectionsBabies delivered by caesarean section are slower to acquire certain types of “good bacteria” in their gut and have higher levels of potentially problematic bacteria than those born vaginally, researchers say.A study of more than 100 babies showed that those born vaginally had a very different make-up of their gut microbiome (clusters of gut microbes), potentially making caesarean babies more prone to respiratory infections. The differences were found to reduce as the babies grew older.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Microbiology Science Health Pregnancy & wellbeing Source Type: news

EO plant shutdown leads to pediatric breathing tube shortage
Smiths Medical Bivona tracheostomy tubes are in short supply, according to the FDA. (Image from Smiths Medical) The February shutdown of an ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization plant has produced the first temporary medical device shortage, according to the FDA. The device in short supply is the Bivona tracheostomy tube manufactured by Smiths Medical and used by many pediatric patients. The FDA anticipates the tube will be made available again the week of April 22, according to a statement from Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the agency’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). The state o...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care News Well Pediatrics Respiratory Sterilization / Calibration Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Smiths Medical Sterigenics Internatio Source Type: news

Duodenoscope Contamination Rates Still Lethally High: FDA Duodenoscope Contamination Rates Still Lethally High: FDA
New data show'high-concern'bacteria on 5.4% of properly reprocessed scopes; FDA reports three deaths in 2018 related to contaminated duodenoscopes.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes asthma complications?
Asthma is a disease of the lungs that can lead to medical and lifestyle complications, including sleep problems, pneumonia, and respiratory failure. In severe cases, it can be life-threatening. Find out what can cause these complications and how to avoid them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Diesel exhaust filtered of its tiny particles may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment
(American Thoracic Society) Air pollution from diesel engines may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment more when tiny particles are filtered from the exhaust than when they are not, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cytomegalovirus Linked to Faster Progression of Cystic Fibrosis
Faster progression to end - stage lung disease observed among patients with CMV IgG positivity (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

10 Ways Climate Change Affects Patients 10 Ways Climate Change Affects Patients
Do clinicians need to be concerned about climate change? It's a human health issue that can be considered in your patient care, says Dr Bruce Lee.Medscape Public Health (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention Article Source Type: news

Cytomegalovirus Linked to Faster Progression of Cystic Fibrosis
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- For patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), cytomegalovirus (CMV) is associated with faster disease progression, according to a research letter published online April 7 in the European Respiratory Journal. Michael D. Parkins,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vehicle Exhaust Drives Millions of New Asthma Cases Annually
Title: Vehicle Exhaust Drives Millions of New Asthma Cases AnnuallyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/10/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/11/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Major investment for respiratory diseases completed
105 million euros invested into expansion of production facilities in Ingelheim and DortmundEuropean launches of next-generation inhaler kicked off  (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - April 11, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Bedfont wins FDA nod for ToxCO carbon monoxide monitor
British medical device firm Bedfont said today that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its ToxCO breath analysis monitor designed to measure exhaled carbon monoxide to indicate levels of CO in the blood. The newly cleared system is intended for use in triaging cases of CO poisoning as it provides instant results at the point-of-care, the Maidstone, UK-based company said. Samples can be taken via a low-cost mouth piece or a face mask option for patients who are either unconscious or injured, the company said. The system also automatically samples the ambient air and alarms when CO in the environment reaches a harmful level. &l...
Source: Mass Device - April 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory bedfont Source Type: news

Same Services More Expensive in Outpatient Than Office Settings
2009 to 2017 also saw increase in proportion of services performed in outpatient settings (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 10, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Urology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Cochrane Clinical Answers
Readable, clinically-focused, actionable answers to inform point-of-care decision-making for health professionals.  Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically-focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane Reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform point-of-care decision-making. Each CCA contains a clinical question, a short answer, and data for the outcomes from the Cochrane Review deemed most relevant to practising healthcare professionals. The evidence is displayed in a user-friendly tabulated format that includes narratives, data, and links to graphics.CCAs a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Telemedicine not ideal for kids with respiratory infections
(Reuters Health) - Children with acute respiratory infections were prescribed antibiotics more often when the doctor "visit" was via telemedicine instead of at a primary care office or an urgent care clinic, a new study shows. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Continued Smoking Among Cancer Patients Ups Costs by $ 3.4B
Estimates based on additional treatment following higher failure risk for first - line cancer treatment (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 9, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Cystic Fibrosis
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 9, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, FYI, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Cystic Fibrosis
Title: Health Tip: Understanding Cystic FibrosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/9/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 9, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers develop new vaccine against deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) A collaborative team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Saudi Arabia and Canada developed a potent and safe vaccine that protects against the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS. The findings recently were published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause a dry cough?
A dry cough is a type of cough that does not bring up phlegm. Dry coughs are often short-lived and rarely a cause for concern. However, a chronic dry cough can be a symptom of an underlying condition. Learn more about the causes and treatments of dry coughs here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

New patents suggest Apple wants to teach your Watch to smell, which could lead to noninvasive blood glucose sensing
The two sensors could also be used to detect pollution or carbon monoxide, or help prevent exacerbation of respiratory conditions. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

CDC: TB Incidence Declined Slightly in United States in 2017
Number of cases, disease incidence decreased globally, but more progress needed to meet targets (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 8, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, AIDS, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Does Telemed Lead to More Antibiotic Prescriptions?
The study of children assessed for acute respiratory illness found antibiotic prescriptions were handed out in more than half of telemedicine visits, compared with 42 percent of urgent care clinic visits and 31 percent of doctor's office visits. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung Fluid Biomarkers in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Lung Fluid Biomarkers in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Explore the potential diagnostic and prognostic value of lung fluid biomarkers in acute respiratory distress syndrome.Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Telemedicine Leads to More Antibiotic Rx for Pediatric Respiratory Infection
MONDAY, April 8, 2019 -- For children with acute respiratory infections (ARIs), antibiotic prescribing is higher and guideline-concordant antibiotic management is lower with direct-to-consumer (DTC) telemedicine visits compared with other settings,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘The City I Love Is Making People Sick.’ London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Making Polluters Pay
Two years before he became mayor of London in 2016, Sadiq Khan ran the capital’s famous marathon. He’d been healthy his whole life, but while training for the race, he found he had trouble breathing. He went to the doctor, who diagnosed him with adult onset asthma. It was bad news in a city like London, he says, where air pollution has been known to trigger or worsen the disease, sending four people to hospital everyday. Though you might not think of toxic air while walking down London’s tree-lined streets on a clear spring day, the capital has breached the legal annual air pollution limit every year sinc...
Source: TIME: Science - April 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 8, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Antibiotics Prescribed More Often to Children During Telemedicine Visits Children with respiratory symptoms such as sniffling and a sore throat... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mass. General study provides insight into use of critical care resources
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A study by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has found wide variation in the use of different hospital units -- intensive care or general medical units -- to deliver a type of advanced respiratory support called noninvasive ventilation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pediatric telemedicine visits may increase antibiotic overprescribing
(University of Pittsburgh) Children with acute respiratory infections were prescribed antibiotics more often during direct-to-consumer telemedicine visits than during in-person primary care appointments or urgent care visits, according to UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh research reported today in Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

October May Be Best Time for Older Adults to Receive Flu Shot
Waning protection with early vaccine must be balanced with fewer vaccinated with compressed schedule, early peak (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 6, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

CDC: Prevalence of COPD High Among Some Nonsmokers
High prevalence observed in certain industries and occupations, including information industry (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 5, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Study of the changes in respiratory function in self-contained underwater breathing apparatus divers - Shopov NG.
This study involved 52 military divers who carri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Want to Stop Smoking? Gums, Patches, Sprays or Counseling May Help
Title: Want to Stop Smoking? Gums, Patches, Sprays or Counseling May HelpCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/3/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/4/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 4, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Survey provides snapshot of global ECMO transport services
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a life-sustaining therapy for patients with respiratory or circulatory failure that is best performed at high-volume centers with special expertise. A survey providing an overview of leading ECMO transport programs around the world is presented in the ASAIO Journal, official journal of ASAIO. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PC945, a novel inhaled azole for treatment of fungal tracheobronchitis post-lung transplantation: a case report
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 3, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

A Mysterious, Paralyzing Illness in Kids Is Worrying U.S. Health Officials: New Report
(NEW YORK) — One morning last fall, 4-year-old Joey Wilcox woke up with the left side of his face drooping. It was the first sign of an unfolding nightmare. Three days later, Joey was in a hospital intensive care unit, unable to move his arms or legs or sit up. Spinal taps and other tests failed to find a cause. Doctors worried he was about to lose the ability to breathe. “It’s devastating,” said his father, Jeremy Wilcox, of Herndon, Virginia. “Your healthy child can catch a cold — and then become paralyzed.” Joey, who survived but still suffers some of the effects, was one of 228...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE STOBBE / AP Tags: Uncategorized illness medical onetime Source Type: news

Evidence-based guidelines for EMS administration of naloxone - Williams K, Lang ES, Panchal A, Gasper JJ, Taillac P, Gouda J, Hedges M.
The opioid crisis is a growing concern for Americans, and it has become the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States. An adjunct to respiratory support that can reduce this high mortality rate is the administration of naloxone by Emergenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Tissue Bank Identifies Survival Factors
This study was on the exploration of risk factors affecting mortality.” The Lancet Respiratory Medicine published the findings early in 2019. Factors Associated with Longer Survival Age under 45 years when diagnosed Female gender Peritoneal mesothelioma subtype Epithelioid histology subtype Treatment including surgery and chemotherapy Stage 1 at time of diagnosis “The identification of these factors could help patients at risk for therapy failure who may benefit from novel interventions, or avoiding treatments that are not effective, or with high mortality risk,” the re...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 2, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is sugar the key to treating lung problems?
Research in mouse models has revealed a surprising link between the activity of immune cells in the lungs and their ability to process simple sugars. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news