Focused meeting 2018: microbes and mucosal surfaces
FOCUSED MEETING 2018: MICROBES AND MUCOSAL SURFACESDate: Wednesday, March 28, 2018Year: 2018Location: Dublin, IrelandContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2018
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018Year: 2018Location: Birmingham, UKContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018Year: 2019Location: Amsterdam, NetherlandsContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Online Training Global Health: Module 5 - Bacterial, Mycobacterial and Fungal Infections
Friday, December 1, 2017 (All day)  to Saturday, June 30, 2018 (All day)This " Bacterial, Mycobacterial and Fungal Infections "  module is part of the University of Minnesota Department of Medicine Online Global Health Course.Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

With E-Cigs, Flavorings May Pose the Greatest Danger
Title: With E-Cigs, Flavorings May Pose the Greatest DangerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/27/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/28/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - March 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Health Groups Sue FDA to Speed Review of E-Cigarettes
Title: Health Groups Sue FDA to Speed Review of E-CigarettesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/28/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/28/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - March 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Decades-long trends, not flawed vaccine, explain resurgent whooping cough
(University of Michigan) Researchers and public health officials have struggled to explain the resurgence of whooping cough in the US since the late 1970s, and the suspected shortcomings of the current generation of vaccines are often blamed. But a new University of Michigan-led study concludes that the resurgence of the highly contagious respiratory disease is the result of factors that began in the middle of the last century, long before the latest vaccines were introduced in the late 1990s. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

1980 to 2014 Saw Decrease in U.S. Mortality From Infectious Diseases
Leading cause of infectious disease mortality in 2014 was lower respiratory infections (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Convexity Scientific launches pocket-sized nebulizer
Convexity Scientific announced today that the company launched its Flyp nebulizer for patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The handheld, pocket-sized device was approved by the FDA in May last year. Convexity’s nebulizer includes a vibrating internal disk that produces an inhaled aerosol mist to deliver medication deep into patients’ lungs. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.  The post Convexity Scientific launches pocket-sized nebulizer appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - March 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory convexityscientific Source Type: news

Teens Are ‘Juuling’ At School. Here’s What That Means
The most popular product in the booming e-cigarette market doesn’t look like a cigarette at all. The Juul, a trendy vape that resembles a flash drive and can be charged in a laptop’s USB port, accounted for 33% of the e-cigarette market as of late 2017, according to Wells Fargo data. And while the product is made for and legally available only to adults older than 21, its “growth appears to be due to growth with the 18 to 24 year old age group,” according to a Wells Fargo report. In many cases, media reports suggest, these devices are being used by kids and teenagers even younger than that — w...
Source: TIME: Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths From Infectious Diseases Decline, But Not Everywhere
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Infections, AIDS, Neurology, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Convexity Scientific Receives FDA Clearance For Its FLYP(TM) Nebulizer, Unveils The New Device At Medtrade Spring
Lightweight, Pocket-Portable Nebulizer Poised to Lead the Next Generation in Respiratory Disease Care and Treatment LAS VEGAS, March 27, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Following its FDA clearance in May 2017, today, Convexity Scienti... Devices, FDA, Product Launch Convexity Scientific, FLYP, nebulizer, asthma, COPD (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome complicated by invasive aspergillosis
Tue, 03/27/2018 - 14:06News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Therapeutic dilemma in fungal keratitis: administration of steroids for immune rejection early after keratoplasty.
Tue, 03/27/2018 - 12:39News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Do E-Cigs Really Help Smokers Quit?
Title: Do E-Cigs Really Help Smokers Quit?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - March 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Diuretic therapy for extremely preterm infants does not alleviate respiratory problems
NIH researchers found infants given diuretics actually needed more respiratory support. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 26, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Latest ESCMID-ECMM-ERS Clinical Guidelines for Aspergillosis Published
Mon, 03/26/2018 - 15:51News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 26, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Itraconazole Generics: Itranox
Generic form of itraconazole developed by Adwia PharmaceuticalsItraconazole Generics: ItranoxGeneric form of itraconazole developed by Post date: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 14:37Medical images: TreatmentImages (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 26, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Black Lightning Protects Law Enforcement Personnel from Accidental Fentanyl Exposure
Pittsfield, New Hampshire March 26, 2018 Atlantic Safety Products, Inc. is pleased to announce that their Black Lightning Nitrile Glove passed chemical permeation testing of fentanyl per ASTM Standard D 6978. The test is conducted for 240 minutes and there was no material breach during this time. Fentanyl and its analogues are designed to be absorbed into the body by means of ingestion, contact with mucous membranes, inhalation and via transdermal transmission. Two to three milligrams of the drug, approximately the amount of 5 to 7 grains of table salt, will induce respiratory depression or arrest and possibly deat...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Black Lightning Protects Law Enforcement Personnel from Accidental Fentanyl Exposure
Pittsfield, New Hampshire March 26, 2018 Atlantic Safety Products, Inc. is pleased to announce that their Black Lightning Nitrile Glove passed chemical permeation testing of fentanyl per ASTM Standard D 6978. The test is conducted for 240 minutes and there was no material breach during this time. Fentanyl and its analogues are designed to be absorbed into the body by means of ingestion, contact with mucous membranes, inhalation and via transdermal transmission. Two to three milligrams of the drug, approximately the amount of 5 to 7 grains of table salt, will induce respiratory depression or arrest and possibly deat...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Black Lightning Protects Law Enforcement Personnel from Accidental Fentanyl Exposure
Pittsfield, New Hampshire March 26, 2018 Atlantic Safety Products, Inc. is pleased to announce that their Black Lightning Nitrile Glove passed chemical permeation testing of fentanyl per ASTM Standard D 6978. The test is conducted for 240 minutes and there was no material breach during this time. Fentanyl and its analogues are designed to be absorbed into the body by means of ingestion, contact with mucous membranes, inhalation and via transdermal transmission. Two to three milligrams of the drug, approximately the amount of 5 to 7 grains of table salt, will induce respiratory depression or arrest and possibly deat...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Black Lightning Protects Law Enforcement Personnel from Accidental Fentanyl Exposure
Pittsfield, New Hampshire March 26, 2018 Atlantic Safety Products, Inc. is pleased to announce that their Black Lightning Nitrile Glove passed chemical permeation testing of fentanyl per ASTM Standard D 6978. The test is conducted for 240 minutes and there was no material breach during this time. Fentanyl and its analogues are designed to be absorbed into the body by means of ingestion, contact with mucous membranes, inhalation and via transdermal transmission. Two to three milligrams of the drug, approximately the amount of 5 to 7 grains of table salt, will induce respiratory depression or arrest and possibly deat...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

What Problems are Caused by Non-Nutritive Sucking Habits?
Discussion Facial growth is affected by the normal activities of breathing, sucking, chewing and swallowing. Sucking habits effects on facial structures “…depend[s] on the frequency, intensity and duration of the habits, the osteogenic development and the genetic endowment of the child.” Breastfeeding assists normal development of the facial structures (mainly maxilla, mandible and dental arches) by proper muscle activity and tongue positions. With bottle, finger, or pacifier sucking, there is overuse of the chin and cheek muscles, underuse of the orbicular oris and masseter muscles, and malpositioning ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 26, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to do when you can't stop sneezing
This article looks at some simple tips and tricks that may work, including pinching the nose or saying an unusual word before sneezing. Learn all about them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Lean Approach May Help Tackle Burnout in Health Care Providers
Creation of a huddle board represents one method to address issues in a timely manner (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Measles in Childhood Affects Airflow Obstruction in Midlife
Findings show the effect is in combination with adult asthma, smoking (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

UPDATE: Moll ’ s Auris wins FDA nod for Monarch robotic endoscopy platform
Updated to include commentary from Auris chief strategy officer Josh DeFonzo. Auris Health, previously known as Auris Surgical Robotics and formed by Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) founder Dr. Frederic Moll, said today it won FDA clearance for its Monarch robotic endoscopy platform. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said it’s Monarch robotic platform’s initial aim will be on treating lung cancer, with the FDA clearance indicating the device for use in diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopic procedures. Auris touted that the system enables more accurate diagnosis and treatment of small and hard-to-rea...
Source: Mass Device - March 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Robotics aurishealth Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: March 23, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Medizone’s evaluation deal to Advantis Medical Imaging getting CE Mark approval, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Medizone inks AsepticSure evaluation deal with commercial cleaning products maker Innovasource Medizone announced in a March 22 press release that it has signed a product evaluation agreement with Innovasource. As part of the agreement, Innovasource will be leading the evaluation of the AsepticSure system and compare it to existing cleaning practices in a number of facilities and settings. AsepticSure is desig...
Source: Mass Device - March 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Implants Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory advantismedicalimaging aziyobiologics Balt endospan Medizone MedTech Olympus Respiratory Motion Source Type: news

End of Brutal Flu Season in Sight
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Moll ’ s Auris wins FDA nod for Monarch robotic endoscopy platform
Auris Health, previously known as Auris Surgical Robotics and formed by Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) founder Dr. Frederic Moll, said today it won FDA clearance for its Monarch robotic endoscopy platform. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said it’s Monarch robotic platform’s initial aim will be on treating lung cancer, with the FDA clearance indicating the device for use in diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopic procedures. Auris touted that the system enables more accurate diagnosis and treatment of small and hard-to-reach nodules in the periphery of the lung. “Technology has advanced signif...
Source: Mass Device - March 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Robotics aurishealth Source Type: news

Human infection with a seasonal reassortant A(H1N2) influenza virus – Netherlands
On 20 March 2018, the National International Health Regulations focal point for the Netherlands notified WHO about a human infected with a new reassortant A(H1N2) of seasonal influenza viruses that was detected in the routine sentinel influenza surveillance for influenza-like illness and other acute respiratory infections in the Netherlands. The patient is a child aged less than two years old, who had onset of symptoms in early March 2018. He was seen by a general practitioner, but did not require hospitalization and has fully recovered. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Lessons to be learned from an invasive aspergillosis outbreak in a Japanese haematology ward
Thu, 03/22/2018 - 13:42News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Respiratory Motion, Inc. is excited to announce FDA clearance for use of the ExSpiron(TM) 1Xi Minute Ventilation Monitor in Pediatric Patients
Minute Ventilation (MV) is the earliest indicator of insufficient breathing. The ExSpiron is the first and only MV monitor capable of providing continuous, non-invasive measurements for individuals not on a ventilator. WALTHAM, Mass., March 22, 2018 -- ... Devices, FDA Respiratory Motion, ExSpiron, Minute Ventilation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High - Flow O2 Therapy Feasible for Infants With Bronchiolitis
Tied to lower rate of care escalation than standard oxygen therapy in infants treated outside ICU (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

JVIR presents awards for best papers at SIR 2018
The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology doled out its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIR: 3D printing aids US-guided procedure simulation SIR inducts 34 new fellows at annual meeting SIR: Holography platform boosts reader confidence for aneurysms SIR: Better tactics needed to avert respiratory failure SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment option (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Takes Aim at Flavored Tobacco
Title: FDA Takes Aim at Flavored TobaccoCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - March 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

SIR studies show breadth of interventional radiology
The growing breadth of clinical applications for interventional radiology is...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIR: 3D printing aids US-guided procedure simulation SIR inducts 34 new fellows at annual meeting SIR: Holography platform boosts reader confidence for aneurysms SIR: Better tactics needed to avert respiratory failure (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Flu and pneumonia infections increase risk of having a heart attack and stroke
(European Lung Foundation) People who have had flu or pneumonia may be six times more likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke in the days after infection, according to new research published in the European Respiratory Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Move on Tobacco Flavorings'Long Overdue '
(MedPage Today) -- Groups urge quick action to ban menthol, other flavorings (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - March 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

How to Avoid Getting Sick on a Plane, According to Science
Choosing the right seat may be the simplest way to stay healthy on your next flight, according to a new study. Picking the window seat — and staying put for the duration of your flight — minimizes your chances of coming into contact with a sick passenger and picking up their pathogens yourself, according to a paper published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. People seated along the aisle are most likely to encounter potentially ill passengers or crew members as they move around the plane, possibly upping their chances of infection. That finding may seem obvious, but the study is among t...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

In - Flight Transmission of Respiratory Diseases Low
Study takes into account passenger, crew movement during transcontinental flights (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Responsive Respiratory Adds New Store ‘N StayTM D/E Cardboard Cylinder Rack to Offering
St. Louis, Missouri – Responsive Respiratory Introduces Store ‘N Stay Cylinder Rack. The Store ‘N Stay rack is an economical alternative to a metal or plastic rack for the storage of cylinders in the patient’s home. The heavy-duty, moisture-resistant cardboard rack features a simple set-up with a pop-open and lock into place design for ease of use and durability. RRI President Tom Bannon explains, “The new Store ‘N Stay rack was designed to meet the needs of our customers who are currently purchasing our corrugated Tote ‘N Go carriers and prefer the simplicity and affordability ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Responsive Respiratory Adds New Store ‘N StayTM D/E Cardboard Cylinder Rack to Offering
St. Louis, Missouri – Responsive Respiratory Introduces Store ‘N Stay Cylinder Rack. The Store ‘N Stay rack is an economical alternative to a metal or plastic rack for the storage of cylinders in the patient’s home. The heavy-duty, moisture-resistant cardboard rack features a simple set-up with a pop-open and lock into place design for ease of use and durability. RRI President Tom Bannon explains, “The new Store ‘N Stay rack was designed to meet the needs of our customers who are currently purchasing our corrugated Tote ‘N Go carriers and prefer the simplicity and affordability ...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Responsive Respiratory Adds New Store ‘N StayTM D/E Cardboard Cylinder Rack to Offering
St. Louis, Missouri – Responsive Respiratory Introduces Store ‘N Stay Cylinder Rack. The Store ‘N Stay rack is an economical alternative to a metal or plastic rack for the storage of cylinders in the patient’s home. The heavy-duty, moisture-resistant cardboard rack features a simple set-up with a pop-open and lock into place design for ease of use and durability. RRI President Tom Bannon explains, “The new Store ‘N Stay rack was designed to meet the needs of our customers who are currently purchasing our corrugated Tote ‘N Go carriers and prefer the simplicity and affordability ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Responsive Respiratory Adds New Store ‘N StayTM D/E Cardboard Cylinder Rack to Offering
St. Louis, Missouri – Responsive Respiratory Introduces Store ‘N Stay Cylinder Rack. The Store ‘N Stay rack is an economical alternative to a metal or plastic rack for the storage of cylinders in the patient’s home. The heavy-duty, moisture-resistant cardboard rack features a simple set-up with a pop-open and lock into place design for ease of use and durability. RRI President Tom Bannon explains, “The new Store ‘N Stay rack was designed to meet the needs of our customers who are currently purchasing our corrugated Tote ‘N Go carriers and prefer the simplicity and affordability ...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Practical Approach to Non-invasive Ventilation in Acute HF Practical Approach to Non-invasive Ventilation in Acute HF
This primer reviews acute respiratory failure in acute heart failure syndromes and the use of non-invasive ventilation in these patients. When is it appropriate, and which modality is best?European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Tamoxifen and raloxifene slow down the progression of muscular dystrophy
(Elsevier) Steroids are currently the only available treatment to reduce the repetitive cycles of inflammation and disease progression associated with functional deterioration in patients with muscular dystrophy (MD). A study reported in The American Journal of Pathology showed that a new treatment approach using the selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) tamoxifen and raloxifene significantly improved cardiac, respiratory, and skeletal muscle functions and increased bone density in both male and female mice with the same gene defects as a subset of patients with MD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Binge Drinking in US Runs Up Public Health Tab Binge Drinking in US Runs Up Public Health Tab
A first-of-its-kind study looks at the big picture of US binge drinking by age, education, and other factors. Researchers also offer solutions to curb the individual and public health impact.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Virus risk on planes is lower than you might think, study says
Unless, that is, you ’re directly next to an infected person, or a steward is contagiousFlyers who live in fear of catching bugs on every flight, take heart: the risk of picking up respiratory infections while cruising at 35,000 feet may be slimmer than you think.Scientists used a computer model to crunch information on how people moved around aircraft on flights lasting three-and-a-half to five hours. They found that passengers sitting one row in front, or one row behind, a person with flu had an 80% risk of catching the bug.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Health Flu Flu pandemic Air transport World news Source Type: news

BD to divest stake in Vyaire Medical to Apax Partners in $435m deal
Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) said today it agreed to divest itself of its minority stake in respiratory solutions joint venture Vyaire Medical to joint manager Apax Partners in a deal worth $435 million. The sale will put Vyaire Medical, which Apax and BD formed in 2016 around BD’s ventilation, respiratory diagnostics, vital signs and AirLife businesses, under direct control by the Apax Funds. “Since the Apax Funds acquired a majority stake in Vyaire Medical in October 2016, strong progress has been made by the business. A new senior management team led by CEO Dave Mowry has established key functi...
Source: Mass Device - March 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Respiratory Apax Partners bectondickinson Vyaire Medical Source Type: news