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Respiratory exercise is said to lower blood pressure
There ’s so much excitement that Vogue magazine is calling it ‘the new yoga’ and the latest way to beat anxiety. Though it might sound like hot air this is nothing like ordinary breathing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Stomach bug or seasonal flu?
Norovirus?or influenza? Both are highly contagious viral infections, but they are not the same. Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh says people often mean norovirus when they refer to a stomach bug but confuse it with the flu. Influenza affects your respiratory system ? nose, throat and lungs ? and symptoms often include [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Inhaler standards and competency document
Using an inhaler is the most common and effective way to take respiratory medications and remains the cornerstone for treating airways diseases such as asthma and COPD. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

TB patients will not be denied treatment on basis of domicile: Government
In December 2016, the father of an 18-year-old patient suffering from XDR TB took National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases to court because the hospital refused access to the new drug, Bedaquiline. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Naloxone administration for suspected opioid overdose: an expanded scope of practice by a basic life support collegiate-based emergency medical services agency - Jeffery RM, Dickinson L, Ng ND, DeGeorge LM, Nable JV.
Opioid abuse is a growing and significant public health concern in the United States. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist that can rapidly reverse the respiratory depression associated with opioid toxicity. Georgetown University's collegiate-based emergency m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Categorizing the magnitude and frequency of exposure to uncivil behaviors: a new approach for more meaningful interventions - Evans D.
PURPOSE: To examine turnover intentions, as well as the prevalence and frequency of uncivil behaviors, from the perspective of registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and imaging professionals, using a new method to categorize exposure magnitude. DESIGN... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Childhood asthma may encourage obesity, study suggests
Kathleen Doheny, HealthDay News A young child with asthma has a greater risk of obesity than one without the chronic respiratory condition, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kaleo announces US availability, pricing of allergy auto-injector
Kaléo Inc. said yesterday that its Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector will be available by prescription in the U.S. beginning Feb. 14th. The Richmond, Virginia-based company’s emergency allergy treatment was pulled from the market in 2015 due to manufacturing issues. The Epipen competitor device will be sold at a list price of $4,500, but Kaléo said that as a part of its Auvi-Q AffordAbility program, patients with commercial insurance will pay nothing out-of-pocket. For patients without insurance and a household income of less than $100,000, Auvi-Q will be made available free of charge, accordin...
Source: Mass Device - January 20, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Kaleo Inc Mylan Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Early-life asthma may contribute to childhood obesity
A new study examines the link between early-life asthma and the risk of developing obesity in childhood. The research also investigates asthma medication. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Understanding the connection between posttraumatic stress symptoms and respiratory problems: contributions of anxiety sensitivity - Mahaffey BL, Gonzalez A, Farris SG, Zvolensky MJ, Bromet EJ, Luft BJ, Kotov R.
Respiratory problems and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are the signature health consequences associated with the September 11, 2001 (9/11), World Trade Center disaster and frequently co-occur. The reasons for this comorbidity, however, remain unknow... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Childhood Asthma May Encourage Obesity, Study Suggests
FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 -- A young child with asthma has a greater risk of obesity than one without the chronic respiratory condition, a new study suggests. Among nearly 2,200 elementary school students in California, researchers found that childhood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Children with asthma are more likely to become obese, USC study finds
(University of Southern California) New USC research finds that children with asthma were 51 percent more likely to become obese over the next decade compared to kids who did not have asthma. The study, published on Jan. 20 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, also indicated that children who used asthma inhalers when they had an attack were 43 percent less likely to become obese. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Children with asthma may be at higher obesity risk
(American Thoracic Society) Children with asthma may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

[In Depth] A half-billion-dollar bid to head off emerging diseases
In the wake of the Ebola crisis that erupted in West Africa in 2014, many public health leaders recognized that a more aggressive effort to develop vaccines could have moved a vaccine forward more quickly and prevented that outbreak from becoming an epidemic. A new organization was formed last year, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), to speed development of vaccines against emerging infectious diseases—but it had no serious financial backing. Now, CEPI has attracted nearly a half-billion dollars in funding, as it planned to announce at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jon Cohen Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Novavax starts new clinical trial in bid to prove failed RSV vaccine
Novavax isn't ready to give up just yet on what was once its most promising vaccine candidate — turned stunning failure last fall. On Thursday, Gaithersburg-based Novavax (NASDAQ: NVAX) announced it started a new phase 2 clinical trial of the product, a vaccine candidate for respiratory synctial virus, or RSV, in older adults. The trial, which will enroll up to 300 older adults in the sou thern hemisphere, is meant to test the safety and ability of the vaccine candidate to provoke an immune response… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 19, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Novavax starts new clinical trial in bid to prove failed RSV vaccine
Novavax isn't ready to give up just yet on what was once its most promising vaccine candidate — turned stunning failure last fall. On Thursday, Gaithersburg-based Novavax (NASDAQ: NVAX) announced it started a new phase 2 clinical trial of the product, a vaccine candidate for respiratory synctial virus, or RSV, in older adults. The trial, which will enroll up to 300 older adults in the sou thern hemisphere, is meant to test the safety and ability of the vaccine candidate to provoke an immune response… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 19, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Why Pneumonia Often Strikes Older Adults
Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized on Jan. 14 following a bout of pneumonia, CNN reported Jan. 18. In addition, Bush’s wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, was admitted to the hospital as a precaution because she was experiencing “fatigue and coughing,” according to CNN. The 41st president turned 92 last summer, and Barbara Bush is 91. Why does pneumonia often strike older adults? [27 Devastating Infectious Diseases] One reason is that a person’s immunity declines after age 50, “so it wouldn’t be surprising if someone who’s over 90 would have a reduced immunity,&rd...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Coalition Aims To Outpace Epidemics With New Vaccines
A global coalition of governments, health specialists and philanthropists will launch a new plan on Thursday to “outsmart” future disease epidemics with a fund to prepare and create new vaccines. Stung by the devastation of West Africa’s 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak, which killed more than 11,300 people before an effective vaccine was developed, the coalition is aiming to ensure such deadly outbreaks can’t happen again. John-Arne Rottingen, interim chief executive officer of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), said it is designed as “a global insurance policy against epidem...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Honey reduces biofilm formation
Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:02News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Former President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized
Title: Former President George H.W. Bush HospitalizedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Acute Bronchitis Treatment Treatment Medications and Home Remedies
Title: Acute Bronchitis Treatment Treatment Medications and Home RemediesCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 12/29/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

World leaders donate $500m to fast-track three vaccines
Bill Gates has joined the governments of Germany, Norway, and Japan in donating $460 million to make vaccines for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Lassa and Nipah viruses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Course in Diagnostic Medical Mycology 2017
Registration open now! For registration please complete the application form and return to Dr Ruth Ashbee (h.r.ashbee@leeds.ac.uk). Additional information on the courseis available here.Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Microfungi.net
is designed to teach the identification of fungal infection by direct (wet) microscopy and by histology in a full range of tissue specimens. All that is required is a simple microscope. For histology you will learn how to make stains and correctly interpret them. The use of simple microscopy is a more rapid method than direct culture and often more effective. These skills will assist a rapid diagnosis of a fungal infection in a patient and improve the chances of early treatment. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Trusting your instincts: One mom ’s story
Serena with Julia and Sebastian Serena Hadsell has no medical training. But when her 4-year-old daughter Julia got sick a few days after Christmas in 2013, something else kicked in – her mother’s intuition. “Julia had a stomach bug and was having trouble keeping anything down,” recalls Serena. “It was very late and I was trying to go to sleep, but I got the sense that something was wrong: Her breathing wasn’t quite right.” A frightening late-night hospital trip Serena considered waiting out the night at home and calling their pediatrician in the morning, but she couldn’t sto...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Our Patients’ Stories ECMO emergency department Family Advisory Council ICU RSV Source Type: news

Invasive Mycoses: Emerging Paradigms & Practical Applications
Invasive Mold Infections: Emerging Approaches is an interactive, enduring activity based on a satellite symposium held during IDWeek 2016. This activity is designed to aid specialists in the treatment of invasive mold infections, complete with up-to-date diagnostics and relevant treatment options pertinent to the optimal management within a historically challenging and ever-changing field. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Medical News Today: A third of asthma patients are misdiagnosed, study finds
New research from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Canada finds almost a third of adults recently diagnosed with asthma do not actually have it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Title: COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Have It: Study
Title: 1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Have It: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - January 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Have It: Study
Almost half did not get objective breathing test, researchers in Canada found (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Asthma, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

1 in 3 adults diagnosed with asthma may not have it: Study
Amy Norton, HealthDay News Many adults who've been diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the respiratory disease, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pulmatrix shares soar after winning FDA designation
Pulmatrix (NSDQ:PULM) shares were up 159% to $1.79 apiece in mid-afternoon trading today after the company announced that its drug candidate for treating fungal infections in the lungs of cystric fibrosis patients was designated as a ‘qualified infectious disease product’ by the FDA. With the designation, the Lexington, Mass.-based company will receive 5 years of market exclusivity for the drug candidate. “The new QIDP designation is a significant boost to our efforts to make this drug available as quickly as possible to cystic fibrosis patients suffering from fungal lung infections,” Pulmatrix CEO ...
Source: Mass Device - January 17, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Clearance Respiratory Wall Street Beat Pulmatrix Inc. Source Type: news

This Is Exactly When You're More Likely To Catch The Flu
By Amanda MacMillan Cases of flu are on the rise, according to a recent statement from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and experts are warning that this year’s flu season will be worse than last. Now, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Virology is shedding some light on exactly how cold weather and the spread of viruses are linked. It turns out, seasonal flu outbreaks first appear each year about a week after the winter’s first cold spell — or at least that’s what happened in Sweden, over the course of three years when researchers tracked weather...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The inauguration of the European Confederation of Medical Mycology (ECMM) Centre of Excellence
Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:22News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

100 year anniversary of the first female professor in The Netherlands
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017Location: University of Utrecht, The NetherlandsContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Meeting of the Israel Association of Medical Mycology
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017Year: 2017Location: Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine, Maerbaum HallContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

51st Annual Scientific Conference of the German Mycological Society
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017Year: 2017Location: M ünster, GermanyContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

20th ISHAM Congress
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017Year: 2018Location: Amsterdam, The NetherlandsContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Manchester biotech ’s novel antifungal awarded Orphan status
Manchester biotech ’s novel antifungal awarded Orphan statusTue, 01/17/2017 - 13:30News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Impact of Pre-existing Invasive Aspergillosis on Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation
Condition:  Invasive Aspergillosis Intervention:  Sponsor:  European Group for Blood and Marrow TransplantationRecruiting - verified January 2017Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 13:25Updates (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB)
Link: Aspergillus proteinsContent-type: links (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

National Center for Biotechnology Information
Link: NCBIContent-type: links (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Aspergillus Proteins
There are nearly 700 proteins listed at the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB)  Protein Data Bank which provides detailed information for each protein including 3D structure animated presentations.Post date: Jan 2017 (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Launch of New Spectrum Single-Use Blades Marks The Latest Advance from GlideScope Video Laryngoscopes
BOTHELL, Wash., Jan. 16, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Verathon® Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of imaging and respiratory medical devices, announced the launch of new GlideScope® SpectrumTM Single-Use video laryngos... Devices, Product Launch Verathon , GlideScope, laryngoscopes, video laryngoscopes (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Have It: Study
TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 -- Many adults who've been diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the respiratory disease, a new study suggests. Researchers in Canada said that of more than 600 adults diagnosed with asthma, one-third did not have the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 16 and 31 December 2016 the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported fifteen (15) additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) including two (2) fatal cases. Five (5) deaths among previously reported MERS cases were also reported. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

James Bond Has Kicked Butts, But His Co-Stars Haven't
Title: James Bond Has Kicked Butts, But His Co-Stars Haven'tCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Why Winter Weather Brings More Flu
Cold, dry air helps the virus stay airborne long enough to cause infections, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Are YOU being plagued by a hacking cough this winter?
As an acute cough is a viral infection, antibiotics will not work, says Alyn Morice, who teaches respiratory medicine at the University of Hull. So which remedies will make a difference? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Tips From Toddlers For a Healthier You
When my brother and I were growing up my mom fed us 3 meals a day. Each of those meals always included bread (she made homemade biscuits every day) and delicious desserts. Mom loved to bake and she was famous for her made from scratch cakes and pies. If we wanted snacks in between meals there were always biscuits and some of my Grandma Layne's homemade jams, jellies and preserves. It's no wonder I grew up loving sweets and eating big meals. But that's not the way most toddlers eat and neither should I. My husband I have 5 grandchildren under 5 years old and while that doesn't make me an expert, I can't help but notice som...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news