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Investigational vaccine protects cattle from respiratory syncytial virus
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A novel vaccine developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, protected cattle from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection, according to research published online in npj Vaccines on March 8. The version of RSV that naturally infects cattle is closely related to human RSV, so the results suggest that a similar human RSV vaccine construct may provide protection in humans, according to the study authors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 10, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Citric acid has the potential to produce respiratory sensitisers in e-cigarette vapor
(R&D at British American Tobacco) The use of citric acid in e-liquids needs to be investigated to further understand its potential to form potentially harmful anhydrides in the vapour. Citric acid occurs naturally in the body, is 'generally recognized as safe' in the USA, and is used in pharmaceutical inhalation products. However, thermal degradation of citric acid can occur at the operating temperatures of some vaping devices. Starting at around 175-203 ° C, citric acid can degrade to form citraconic anhydride and its isomer itaconic anhydride. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 10, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

ACC: Hospitalizations Up for Heart Failure Patients in Winter
Researchers find hospitalizations, deaths among these patients highest during winter months (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Sinus Trouble Can Lead to Depression, Lost Work
For people with chronic nasal problems, mood is key reason for calling in sick, study finds (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Neurology, ENT, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Allergy, News, Source Type: news

Tennessee Bird Flu Shares Name, Not Genetics, Of Feared China Strain
The strain of bird flu that infected a chicken farm in Tennessee in recent days shares the same name as a form of the virus that has killed humans in China, but is genetically distinct from it, U.S. authorities said on Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture identified the strain in Tennessee as H7N9, following a full genome sequencing of samples from the farm. It said all eight gene segments of the virus had North American wild bird lineage. On Sunday, the USDA confirmed the farm in Tennessee was infected with highly pathogenic bird flu, making it the first case in a commercial U.S. operation in more than a year. In C...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nonclinical Factors Drive Antibiotic Choice in Pediatric CAP
Age, previous antibiotic receipt, private insurance up odds of macrolide versus amoxicillin receipt (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

ACA ’ s Medicaid Expansion May Pose Challenges to Timely Care
Research shows benefit, but also more problems with patients getting appointments (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pha Source Type: news

The Invisible Work of the Chronically Ill Patient
Thu, 03/09/2017 - 15:03News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Nasilele Simukulva: Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Glenmark wins FDA nod for Phase II study of nebulized tiotropium bromide
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals said today that the FDA approved its Investigational New Drug application for a Phase II study of its nebulized tiotropium bromide. The Mahwah, N.J.-based company plans to enroll 155 patients with mild to moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and evaluate its GSP 304 formulation as a daily maintenance treatment for bronchospasm. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Glenmark wins FDA nod for Phase II study of nebulized tiotropium bromide appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Respiratory Wall Street Beat Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stephen Entwistle: Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Doctor Visit, or Why I Love My EHR
(MedPage Today) -- MyChart took the pain out of my ED visit (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - March 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Jacqueline: Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

John Guto: Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Diabetes Ups Risk of Adverse Outcomes in Chronic Heart Failure
Increased cumulative rates of one - year all - cause death, CVD death, heart failure hospitalization (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

AAAAI: Obese Girls Appear to Be More Prone to Atopic Disease
But same is not true for obese boys, researchers find (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Conference News, Source Type: news

Republicans Introduce Affordable Care Act Replacement
Initial Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act formally introduced Monday (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 7, 2017 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

Banishing Asthma - Inducing Mice Allergens on the Cheap
Do - it - yourself approach works as well as professional extermination services, study finds (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, Allergy, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Demand for EpiPen alternatives jumps as states consider access legislation
Prescriptions for EpiPen alternatives such as Kaléo Inc.‘s Auvi-Q device have quadrupled since the beginning of this year, according to data from the Athenahealth Network. The demand for cheaper alternative devices is likely driven by revelations that Mylan (NSDQ:MYL) hiked the price of its EpiPen emergency allergy injector by 500% since it acquired the device in 2007. Generic options for the injector were sparse until Kaleo’s product was re-released in mid-February this year. Mylan launched a generic version of its own device in December last year at half the price of the original an...
Source: Mass Device - March 7, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Impax Laboratories Kaleo Inc Mylan Teva Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

4th ESCMID Conference on Vaccines - New and old diseases in children and adults - unmet needs
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017Year: 2017Location: Dubrovnik, CroatiaContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

4th ESCMID Conference on Vaccines
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017Year: 2017Location: Dubrovnik, CroatiaContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Omics of host and pathogens during infections
This ESGIB course is aimed to provide high-quality interdisciplinary training in order to inform the participants on the technological and bioinformatic skills necessary for the use of state-of-the-art “Omic” tools to rapidly translate disease research into improved clinical healthcare. The rapid advancements in these highly specialist technologies present a particular challenge which early stage researchers will need to negotiate in their work.Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

MedImmune and Sanofi Pasteur form alliance to develop and commercialise potential next-generation respiratory syncytial virus antibody MEDI8897
MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, and Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, have announced an agreement to develop and commercialise MEDI8897 jointly. MEDI8897 is a monoclonal antibody (mAb) for the prevention of lower respiratory tract illness (LRTI) caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the most prevalent cause of LRTI among infants and young children. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

UK Aspergillosis as Primary Diagnosis 1998 - 2015
Post date: Mar 2017 (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

City Tax on Cars Cut Pollution, Kids' Asthma Risk
Title: City Tax on Cars Cut Pollution, Kids' Asthma RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - March 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Common cold can be surprisingly dangerous for transplant patients
(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) Study shows typically 'mild' respiratory virus can turn into deadly pneumonia in this vulnerable population, points to need for effective meds, better prevention. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Most Health Care Providers Can Offer Cost Estimate
Although 75 percent of provider organizations can offer estimate, only 25 % of patients request one (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Banishing Asthma - Inducing Mice Allergens on the Cheap
Do - it - yourself approach works as well as professional extermination services, study finds (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, Allergy, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Index Predicts 10 - , 14 - Year Mortality in Older Adults
Eleven - factor index predicts mortality with excellent calibration and discrimination (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

AAAAI: Low Vitamin E in Mothers Can Up Asthma Risk in Offspring
Association strongest for the vitamin E isoform α - tocopherol, found in safflower, sunflower oils (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Conference News, Source Type: news

AAAAI: Asthma More Likely to Prove Fatal in Black Children
This group has six times the odds of dying from the illness compared to whites, Hispanics (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Conference News, Source Type: news

Vitamin D: Can It Lower Respiratory Infection Risk?
(MedPage Today) -- Is a lot of vitamin D worth what may be a little benefit? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pollution Kills 1.7 Million Children Every Year, WHO Says
A quarter of all global deaths of children under five are due to unhealthy or polluted environments including dirty water and air, second-hand smoke and a lack or adequate hygiene, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Such unsanitary and polluted environments can lead to fatal cases of diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia, the WHO said in a report, and kill 1.7 million children a year. “A polluted environment is a deadly one -– particularly for young children,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said in a statement. “Their developing organs and immune systems, and smaller bodies and airway...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MedImmune, Sanofi ink deal worth up to $608M for RSV drug
Gaithersburg-based MedImmune and the vaccine division of French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi S.A. on Friday announced a deal worth up to $607.7 million to jointly develop and commercialize an RSV drug candidate. MedImmune, the research and development arm for AstraZeneca, created the drug candidate called MEDI8897 to prevent lower respiratory tract illness caused by respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, in infants. The drug candidate — designated for fast track development by the Food and Drug… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 6, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Asthma Much More Lethal for Black Children, Study Finds
Title: Asthma Much More Lethal for Black Children, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/4/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/6/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - March 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma Much More Lethal for Black Children, Study Finds
This group has 6 times the odds of dying from the illness compared to whites, Hispanics (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 4, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Pulmonology, Asthma, Research, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Protein HMGB1 may be the key to better asthma treatment
The number of asthma cases is steadily rising. New research investigating the protein HMGB1 may open the door to more effective treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Judgement Bias in Medical Device Recall Decisions
Decision makers in firms either over - react or under - react, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 4, 2017 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

Asthma Much More Lethal for Black Children, Study Finds
This group has 6 times the odds of dying from the illness compared to whites, Hispanics (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Pulmonology, Asthma, Research, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

WHO responds to reported use of chemical weapons agents in East Mosul, Iraq
3 March 2017 – Following the reported use of chemical weapons agents in East Mosul, Iraq, WHO, partners and local health authorities have activated an emergency response plan to safely treat men, women and children who may be exposed to the highly toxic chemical. Since 1 March, 12 patients including women and children with respiratory symptoms and blistering have been received for treatment by a referral hospital in Erbil according to local health authorities. Of these, 4 patients are showing severe signs associated with exposure to a blister agent. WHO and partners are working with health authorities in Erbil ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 3, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Wood Stoves May Spark Heart Trouble
Older people in cities with lots of wood - burning devices might run heart attack risk, study finds (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

This Warmer-Than-Average Weather Isn't Great News For Our Health
Spring is in the air a little earlier this year, but don’t go celebrating just yet. This year’s weather is shattering norms. Washington, D.C., for example, not only had the warmest February on record, but last month’s temps already surpassed the average records for March, too. The situation is similar for a lot of other spots across the country, and that could be bad news when it comes to public health. Experts theorize climate change may be part of the cause of this year’s early spring phenomenon, and warn the overall warming of the planet can have physical and mental health consequences....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BioM érieux execs on FDA clearance, fight against antibiotic resistance
French life sciences company bioM érieux – which is in the process of expanding in Durham– has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the expanded use of an existing test in the antibiotic resistance space. The company’s Vidas Brahms PCT Assay – which uses a protein called procalcitonin (PCT) as a biomarker – is now available to assist health care providers in determining whether antibiotic treatment is necessary in cases of respiratory infections and sepsis,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Air pollution may affect human health via bacteria changes in respiratory tract
Researchers find a hitherto unknown route through which air pollution may affect human health - it alters the bacteria that cause respiratory infections. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Brake dust may cause more problems than blackened wheel covers
Metals from brakes and other automotive systems are emitted into the air as fine particles, lingering over busy roadways. Now, researchers have shown how that cloud of tiny metal particles could wreak havoc on respiratory health. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hospice Program Eases Breathing for Mesothelioma Patients
Dr. Michael Shapiro has developed a program that should make breathing easier for a patient with malignant pleural mesothelioma. He equates his breathing program to teaching an elite athlete how to better utilize his lung capacity by using similar concepts that assist people struggling with serious respiratory issues in hospice care. “We’re not reinventing the wheel, by any stretch of the imagination,” Shapiro told Asbestos.com. “But there are ways to teach people, at all levels, to breath more efficiently. Our goal is to help provide a better quality of life for a patient.” Shapiro is the chi...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 3, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: breathing exercises for mesothelioma dr. michael shapiro hospice care for mesothelioma mesothelioma treatment Source Type: news

Immune system defect makes Addison ’s patients prone to respiratory infections
According to research in theEuropean Journal of Endocrinology, people suffering from Addison's disease suffer from an immune system defect which makes them prone to potentially deadly respiratory infections.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hands-on internships help high school seniors explore health care careers
Twenty-three high school students are getting a unique opportunity to learn about careers in the health care field from inside UCLA's hospitals, thanks to a new hands-on internship program.This select group of seniors from Hamilton High School in Los Angeles are participating in a 40-hour paid internship for three months that will give them the chance to work at UCLA's two medical centers in such departments as rehabilitation services, child life services and respiratory care. The interns  will also attend several professional development and career readiness workshops.The internship program was created when Lauren an...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Overall, 8.8 Percent of U.S. Population Uninsured in 2016
In first nine months of 2016, 12.3 percent of adults aged 18 to 64 and 5 percent of children uninsured (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 3, 2017 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

Wide Variation Found for Amount of Melatonin in Supplements
Almost three - quarters of supplements tested were misleadingly labeled (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news