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Lactic acid bacteria can protect against Influenza A virus
Lactic acid bacteria, commonly used as probiotics to improve digestive health, can offer protection against different subtypes of influenza A virus, resulting in reduced weight loss after virus infection and lower amounts of virus replication in the lungs, according to a study led by Georgia State University. Influenza virus can cause severe respiratory disease in humans. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Up to 650 000 people die of respiratory diseases linked to seasonal flu each year
Up to 650 000 deaths annually are associated with respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza, according to new estimates by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), WHO and global health partners. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: universal health coverage [subject], universal health care, universal access, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

UA experts: Valley fever cases see major spike in November
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) An uptick in reported cases of Valley fever indicates a likely sharp increase in infections next year. At the same time, federal clearance for a rapid assay test developed with assistance from the University of Arizona should help reduce delays in diagnosing the respiratory fungal disease caused by spores found in area soils. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers develop mouse model to study Pteroptine ortheovirus
(PLOS) In the past decade, the first cases of respiratory tract infection caused by bat-borne Pteropine ortheovirus (PRV) have been reporting in humans. To help shed light on the clinical course of PRV infection, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have now used a mouse model of the infection to study its virulence, pathology and pathogenesis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Self-taught breathing retraining improves quality of life for people with asthma
The self-taught technique has similar impact on quality of life to training given by a physiotherapist Related items fromOnMedica NICE produces first ever GP asthma guidance Over 55 age group most likely to have asthma flare-ups Yoga may relieve asthma symptoms and boost quality of life Children with asthma prescribed ‘unnecessary antibiotics’ Vitamin D supplements may cut risk of acute respiratory infections (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Seasonal Flu Deaths More Common Worldwide Than Expected Seasonal Flu Deaths More Common Worldwide Than Expected
A new CDC study shows that up to 646,000 people a year worldwide die from seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses, with some groups and regions hit harder than others.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Air pollution and asthma: People living in tree-lined neighborhoods have fewer attacks
(Natural News) According to a recent study, people who reside in polluted urban areas are far less likely to be hospitalized due to asthma if there are a lot of trees in their neighborhood. Based on a study by the University of Exeter‘s medical school, the effect of urban greenery on asthma implies that our respiratory health can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping cough outbreak grows to dozens of cases
Health department says about 1,000 people in the community had close contact with someone who has the highly contagious respiratory disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Up to 650 000 people die of respiratory diseases linked to seasonal flu each year
Up to 650 000 deaths annually are associated with respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza, according to new estimates by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), WHO and global health partners. This marks an increase on the previous global estimate of 250 000-500 000, which dates from over ten years ago and covered all influenza-related deaths, including cardiovascular disease or diabetes. The new figures of 290 000-650 000 deaths are based on more recent data from a larger, more diverse group of countries, including lower middle-income countries, and exclude deaths from non-respiratory d...
Source: WHO news - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: influenza [subject], flu, seasonal influenza, pandemic influenza, influenza [subject], flu, seasonal influenza, pandemic influenza, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

William Ernest Dismukes 1939-2017
William Ernest Dismukes 1939-2017Post date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 11:18Images (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Protecting Your Health From Wildfire Smoke
Title: Protecting Your Health From Wildfire SmokeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/12/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - December 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Chimpanzee deaths in Uganda pinned on human cold virus
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) In the wild, chimpanzees face any number of dire threats, ranging from poachers to predators to deforestation. That's why scientists, investigating an outbreak of respiratory disease in a community of wild chimpanzees in Uganda's Kibale National Park, were surprised and dismayed to discover that a human 'common cold' virus known as rhinovirus C was killing healthy chimps. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ASH: Oral Edoxaban Noninferior to Dalteparin for CA - Linked VTE
Oral edoxaban found noninferior for recurrent venous thromboembolism or major bleeding (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

DNA Sequencing Identifies Alpha - 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Six rare mutations identified in seven subjects that would not have been uncovered without sequencing (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

CABG May Be Best Method to Revascularize in Diabetes
Cardiac, cerebrovascular events lower in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Surgery, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Teleflex inks respiratory heater supply deal with HealthTrust
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) said today it inked a group purchasing agreement with HealthTrust to supply it with respiratory heaters and accessories. The deal, which became effective December 1, includes Teleflex’s portfolio of active humidification, non-invasive ventilation and high flow nasal cannula therapy products, the Wayne, Penn.-based company said. HealthTrust has more than 400 member hospitals which will now gain access to humidification products including the Hudson RCI Neptune heated humidifier and Comfort Flo plus high flow nasal cannula, Teleflex said. Teleflex said the new contract complements its exis...
Source: Mass Device - December 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory HealthTrust Teleflex Source Type: news

Is "man flu" real?
New research suggests respiratory illnesses may hit men harder than women (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man flu DOES exist: Men are more VULNERABLE to respiratory illness than women says science
MAN FLU really does exist, according to scientists. They discovered men are more vulnerable to respiratory illnesses than women. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Men Just 'Babies' When They Get the Flu? Maybe Not
Still another investigation indicated that in the face of both the flu and other respiratory illnesses, men face a higher risk for developing complications than women. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maintaining Food Safety Standards Regarding Mycotics in the Poultry Industry
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 13:27Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Achieving antimicrobial resistance (AMR) goals through better fungal diagnostic in Pakistan
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 13:25Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Does Flu Hit Men Harder Than Women? Maybe So
Still another investigation indicated that in the face of both the flu and other respiratory illnesses, men face a higher risk for developing complications than women. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of fungi on animal and food sector
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 13:18Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Fungal Infections in Pakistan - Local Challenges
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 13:13Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Pulmonary fungal infections and susceptible hosts
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 13:10Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Out in the cold: lung disease, the hidden driver of NHS winter pressure
The report warns that a failure to address a predictable and obvious seasonal variation in respiratory admissions is at the heart of our A&E winter crisis. It's potentially causing patients needless harm. Our analysis reveals that this annual fluctuation has consistently repeated over the last 7 years. Yet many hospitals have failed to adapt their services to cope with the surge in respiratory admissions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pulmonary fungal infections and susceptible hosts
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 09:29Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Molecular Mycology (MOMY): Current Approaches to Fungal Pathogenesis
Fungal diseases are significant causes of mortality and morbidity in both the developed and the developing world. The recent increases in the incidence and severity of invasive fungal infections are directly attributable to new susceptible patient populations. Examples of these large, at-risk populations include patients with AIDS; hospitalized patients being treated for cancer and autoimmune disorders; andthose receiving organ transplants.Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Invasive Pulmonary Mycoses in Lung Transplant Recipients
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 08:26Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Tried to Quit But Still Smoking? Help's On the Way
Title: Tried to Quit But Still Smoking? Help's On the WayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/11/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - December 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

NZ's Fisher & Paykel sues Resmed in Australia over patent dispute
(Reuters) - New Zealand's Fisher& Paykel Healthcare filed a lawsuit in Australia on Tuesday against Resmed Inc alleging the medical device manufacturer's respiratory treatment products violate four Fisher& Paykel patents. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NZ's Fisher & Paykel sues Resmed in patent dispute
(Reuters) - New Zealand's Fisher& Paykel Healthcare filed a lawsuit in Australia on Tuesday against Resmed Inc alleging the medical device manufacturer's respiratory treatment products violate four Fisher& Paykel patents. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Man flu really DOES exist – with men suffering MORE respiratory illness than women
IT HAS long been a winter debate between the sexes, but scientists have now found that man flu really does exist. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aging impairs both primary and secondary RIG-I signaling for interferon induction in human monocytes
Adults older than 65 account for most of the deaths caused by respiratory influenza A virus (IAV) infections, but the underlying mechanisms for this susceptibility are poorly understood. IAV RNA is detected by the cytosolic sensor retinoic acid–inducible gene I (RIG-I), which induces the production of type I interferons (IFNs) that curtail the spread of the virus and promote the elimination of infected cells. We have previously identified a marked defect in the IAV-inducible secretion of type I IFNs, but not proinflammatory cytokines, in monocytes from older (>65 years) healthy human donors. We found that monocyte...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - December 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Molony, R. D., Nguyen, J. T., Kong, Y., Montgomery, R. R., Shaw, A. C., Iwasaki, A. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Toddler and maternal fructose intake linked to asthma
Reducing intake of sugary drinks in pregnancy and early childhood could cut childhood asthma risk Related items fromOnMedica Vigilance required by asthma patients in winter Children with asthma prescribed ‘unnecessary antibiotics’ Childhood asthma overdiagnosed, warn respiratory doctors Fewer asthma symptom days in city children living near parks Unsafe asthma prescribing threatens 22,000 people ’s lives (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cold snap has immediate effect on emergency admissions
Rates of MI and stroke, and respiratory admissions, rise significantly for almost two weeks Related items fromOnMedica GPs in Northern Ireland ask patients to self-treat over winter Trusts set to use multiple measures to ease winter pressure NHS winter plans centre on more flu jabs and A&E staff Parents urged to vaccinate children against flu Struggling NHS will be floored by flu outbreak or cold snap, warn NHS leaders (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cold and Flu: Prevention, Symptoms and Treatments
In much of the Northern Hemisphere, December through February is prime time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. Don’t let a cold or the flu ruin your holidays! Learn how to protect yourself and your family with these tips from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Get vaccinated against flu Wash your hands often Limit exposure to infected people Keep stress in check Eat a balanced diet Get enough sleep Exercise Symptoms Most viral respiratory infections, like a cold, come and go within a few days, with no lasting effects. But some cause serious health problems. In addition, people who u...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals K-12 Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about making yourself sneeze
A look at how to make yourself sneeze. Included is detail on the causes of a sneeze and the best ways to trigger a sneeze to relieve congestion. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Moms' Soda Habit in Pregnancy May Boost Kids' Odds for Asthma
Title: Moms' Soda Habit in Pregnancy May Boost Kids' Odds for AsthmaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/8/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - December 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Quality control is vital for the energy production of cells
(University of Helsinki) Researchers have uncovered a mitochondrial error-correction mechanism, which is vital for the construction of the mitochondrial respiratory chain and the energy production of cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: This Week's Best Apps
(MedPage Today) -- Oncology support, speech and hearing assistance, and EGFR testing apps all made the cut (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - December 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Novel Subcutaneous Furosemide May Be Option in Heart Failure
Urine output similar with furosemide administered subcutaneously versus intravenously (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

VitalConnect wins FDA 510(k) extension for VitalPatch
Wearable biometric diagnostic patch company VitalConnect said it won an extended FDA 510(k) from the FDA for its VitalPatch wearable biosensor, extending the wear duration from four days to five days. VitalConnect touts the VitalPatch as the smallest and lightest biosensor designed to measure a combination of single-lead ECG, heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory rate, skin temperature, body posture, fall detection and activity in steps. The device is designed for single patient use both in and outside the hospital when specific patient monitoring is require, and is fully disposable, the company said. S...
Source: Mass Device - December 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Patient Monitoring Vital Connect Source Type: news

COPD deaths ‘radically reduced’ with 24/7 specialist care
A new specialist emergency care hospital in Northumbria has found that direct admission under respiratory specialist care 24/7 can radically reduce death rates from chronic lung disease. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

GlaxoSmithKline's Rockville chief lays out priorities for 2018
British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline PLC said it finally has its full team in place at its vaccine hub in Rockville, ready to take on some of the region's most well-known biotech competitors with part of its product lineup. This next year, officials said, will be about taking a leadership position in new vaccine technologies and advancing its priority projects, including its vaccine for shingles as well its vaccine candidate for respiratory syncytial virus, a common respiratory virus that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

GlaxoSmithKline's Rockville chief lays out priorities for 2018
British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline PLC said it finally has its full team in place at its vaccine hub in Rockville, ready to take on some of the region's most well-known biotech competitors with part of its product lineup. This next year, officials said, will be about taking a leadership position in new vaccine technologies and advancing its priority projects, including its vaccine for shingles as well its vaccine candidate for respiratory syncytial virus, a common respiratory virus that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Vaping (e-Cigarettes, Side Effects, Dangers, Safety)
Title: Vaping (e-Cigarettes, Side Effects, Dangers, Safety)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/21/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - December 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Emerging Diseases and Implementation of Emergency Use Authorizations
North Dakota Department of Health. 06/23/2017 This course discusses how to identify emerging infectious diseases; Ebola, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), influenza, and other emerging diseases; and how Emergency Use Authorizations are implemented at the public health laboratory to expedite testing capabilities. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Aerogen, Lyomark ink inhaled surfactant deal
Aerogen and Lyomark Pharma said today that they inked a deal to develop an inhaled surfactant treatment for respiratory distress syndrome in pre-term infants. The pact calls for the duo to combine a compound called AP-002, a nasally inhaled surfactant based on a combination of Lyomark’s Alveofact bovine lung surfactant and Aerogen’s PDAP nasal delivery technology. Aerogen will develop the drug-device combo and the companies will cooperate on commercialization and distribution, they said. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Aerogen, Lyomark ink inhaled surfactan...
Source: Mass Device - December 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Respiratory Aerogen Ltd. lyomarkpharma Source Type: news

Cold and Flu: Prevention, Symptoms, Treatments
In much of the Northern Hemisphere, this is prime time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. While contagious viruses are active year-round, most infections occur in the fall and winter. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news