Brief exposure to tiny air pollution particles triggers childhood lung infections
(American Thoracic Society) Even the briefest increase in airborne fine particulate matter PM2.5, pollution-causing particles that are about 3 percent of the diameter of human hair, is associated with the development of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) in young children, according to newly published research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brief exposure to tiny air pollution particles triggers childhood lung infections
(Intermountain Medical Center) New study, 'Short-Term Elevation of Fine Particulate Matter Air Pollution and Acute Lower Respiratory Infection,' is the largest to date on this health concern, involving more than 100,000 patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Being a Night Owl Endangers Your Health
A new study found that night owls—people who like to stay up late—are more likely to die early compared to morning larks, who rise earlier. The new report, published in the journal Chronobiology International, analyzed a study of about half a million people from ages 30 to 73 and followed what happened to them over 6.5 years. They found that the people who identified themselves as “definite evening types” had a 10% higher risk of dying over the study period than people who said they were “definite morning types” at the start of the study. The researchers, from University of Surrey in E...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime sleep Source Type: news

Who Lives Longer -- Night Owls or Early Birds?
Night owls also had more health problems -- twice the risk of psychological disorders, 30 percent more risk of diabetes, 25 percent increased risk of neurological problems, 23 percent higher risk of gastrointestinal disorders and 22 percent increased risk of respiratory disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migration and Health Webinar Four: Management and Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases Among Refugees and Migrants
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. 02/14/2018 This 90-minute webinar focuses on the reduction in morbidity and premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases, in the refugee and migrant population. It discusses what the latest research says on prevalence and risk of NCDs, and what factors exacerbate or lead to the development of NCDs among refugees and migrants in a host country. The webinar series is a collaborative effort under the Migration and Health Knowledge Management (MiHKMa) project, funded by the European ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cigarette Price Hike Would Provide More Gains for the Poor
More average life years gained from cessation, and more treatment costs averted for poorest 20 percent (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

A Break-Up Letter to Z-Pak
(MedPage Today) -- After years together, it's time to say goodbye (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - April 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

TransMedics wins FDA approval for OCS Lung transplant system
TransMedics said today that it won pre-market approval from the FDA for its OCD Lung transplant system, which is designed to keep donated human lungs in near-living condition until transplantation. The March 22 approval covers standard double-lung transplantation procedures, Andover, Mass.-based TransMedics said. The federal safety watchdog granted the PMA based on data from the 316-patient Inspire trial, the results from which were published this week in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, comparing OCS lung with the standard of care – cold flush and storage. Inspire met its primary outcome – a composite of ...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Transplants Wall Street Beat transmedics Source Type: news

Cigarette Tax Hike Could Ease Poverty for Millions Worldwide: Study
Title: Cigarette Tax Hike Could Ease Poverty for Millions Worldwide: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Respiratory nurses highlight staffing concerns in COPD care
Nurses and others working for pulmonary rehabilitation services have seen staffing levels drop and their workload increase amid fears they are struggling to offer timely support to those who desperately need it. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Smoke Exposure Tied to Higher CV, Cerebrovascular ER Visits
Increased risk of all - cause cardiovascular, cerebrovascular ER visits, especially for over - 65s (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 11, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Inovio snags $56m award for Lassa fever, MERS vaccines
Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:INO) inked a $56 million partnership with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations to develop vaccine candidates against Lassa fever and middle east respiratory syndrome. According to the terms of the deal, CEPI is slated to support Inovio’s preclinical and clinical efforts through to Phase II trials of INO-4500, its Lassa fever vaccine, and INO-4700, its MERS vaccine. The agreement also includes options to establish stockpiles of both vaccines, the companies reported. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Inovio snags $56m award for ...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Research & Development Wall Street Beat Inovio Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria
WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta. According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. In particular, there were signs of severe irritation of mucous membranes, respiratory failure and disruption to central nervous systems of those exposed. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Statement [doctype], Syrian Arab Republic [country] Source Type: news

Phosphine exposure among emergency responders - Amarillo, Texas, January 2017 - Hall EM, Patel K, Victory KR, Calvert GM, Nogueira LM, Bojes HK.
Phosphine is a highly toxic gas that forms when aluminum phosphide, a restricted-use pesticide* typically used in agricultural settings, reacts with water. Acute exposure can lead to a wide range of respiratory, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal symptom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Tiny Juul Device Getting U.S. Teens Hooked on Vaping
Title: Tiny Juul Device Getting U.S. Teens Hooked on VapingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 11, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

DQE Sentry Shield Powdered Substance Defense Kits Deliver Hazardous Opioid Exposure Protection
Opioid use in the United States is increasing dramatically. The effects of increased encounters with opioids on law enforcement and first responders can be deadly. According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, “Since fentanyl can be ingested orally, inhaled through the nose or mouth, or absorbed through the skin or eyes, any substance suspected to contain fentanyl should be treated with extreme caution as exposure to a small amount can lead to significant health‐related complications, respiratory depression, or death.” DQE developed the Sentry Shield line of personal protective kits to pr...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: DQE Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

DQE Sentry Shield Powdered Substance Defense Kits Deliver Hazardous Opioid Exposure Protection
Opioid use in the United States is increasing dramatically. The effects of increased encounters with opioids on law enforcement and first responders can be deadly. According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, “Since fentanyl can be ingested orally, inhaled through the nose or mouth, or absorbed through the skin or eyes, any substance suspected to contain fentanyl should be treated with extreme caution as exposure to a small amount can lead to significant health‐related complications, respiratory depression, or death.” DQE developed the Sentry Shield line of personal protective kits to pr...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: DQE Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

DQE Sentry Shield Powdered Substance Defense Kits Deliver Hazardous Opioid Exposure Protection
Opioid use in the United States is increasing dramatically. The effects of increased encounters with opioids on law enforcement and first responders can be deadly. According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, “Since fentanyl can be ingested orally, inhaled through the nose or mouth, or absorbed through the skin or eyes, any substance suspected to contain fentanyl should be treated with extreme caution as exposure to a small amount can lead to significant health‐related complications, respiratory depression, or death.” DQE developed the Sentry Shield line of personal protective kits to pr...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: DQE Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

DQE Sentry Shield Powdered Substance Defense Kits Deliver Hazardous Opioid Exposure Protection
Opioid use in the United States is increasing dramatically. The effects of increased encounters with opioids on law enforcement and first responders can be deadly. According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, “Since fentanyl can be ingested orally, inhaled through the nose or mouth, or absorbed through the skin or eyes, any substance suspected to contain fentanyl should be treated with extreme caution as exposure to a small amount can lead to significant health‐related complications, respiratory depression, or death.” DQE developed the Sentry Shield line of personal protective kits to pr...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: DQE Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Airway disease in racehorses more prevalent than previously thought, U of G study finds
(University of Guelph) University of Guelph researchers examined lung tissue from 95 racehorses that had actively raced or trained before their deaths and found a majority had inflammatory airway disease (IAD).Previous research suggested the disease occurs in up to half of equine athletes.The first of its kind study suggests even racehorses without respiratory signs could have IAD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Considerable Differences in Burden of Disease at State Level
Increasing burden of various diseases depending on state; overall death rates declined (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 11, 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

Tai Chi Helps Improve Respiratory Function in COPD
Tai chi found to be as effective as pulmonary rehabilitation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

MRes Infection Biology - University of Manchester
Degree awardedMaster of ResearchDuration1 YearEntry requirementsCourses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

MRes Infection Biology
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Tai Chi Helps Improve Respiratory Function in COPD
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- Tai chi is as effective as pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published online April 10 in CHEST. Michael I. Polkey, Ph.D., from Imperial... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

10-12 PhD positions in Vienna, Austria
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Filtering Out Confusion: Frequently Asked Questions about Respiratory Protection
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. 04/09/2018 This Web page provides three fact sheets that answer frequently asked questions about respiratory protection for user seal check, fit testing, and respirator reuse and extended use. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Respiratory-Muscle Genetics May Underlie Some Sudden Infant Deaths Respiratory-Muscle Genetics May Underlie Some Sudden Infant Deaths
Genetic impairment of respiratory muscles via the SCN4A gene may be linked to certain cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

5 Key Takeaways from Mesothelioma Expert Teleconference
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you’re likely seeking information and resources to learn more about the disease. A free one-hour mesothelioma teleconference is a great place to start. CancerCare recently hosted the “Advancements in the Treatment of Mesothelioma” workshop. The session featured five mesothelioma experts, including Dr. Hedy Kindler, director of the mesothelioma program at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation co-sponsored the teleconference, which is available online for free. All mesothelioma patients can benefit f...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 9, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Inspire Medical plans $86m IPO
Inspire Medical Systems, which spun out from Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) in 2007 and creates devices for treating obstructive sleep apnea, said last Friday it is looking to launch an initial public offering that could bring in as much as $86.3 million for the company. Inspire Medical developed and produces a sleep apnea implant, a pacemaker-like system designed to stimulate nerves to keep airways open during sleep. The Minneapolis-based company said it plans to offer shares under the NYSE ticker symbol “INSP”. Last year, the company reported sales of $28.6 million and approximately $22.6 in gross profit, wit...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Initial Public Offering (IPO) Respiratory Inspire Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Activity of Ceragenin CSA-131 against Candida Auris
Published Research Shows Ceragenin CSA-131 ’s Potent Efficacy against Candidaauris, a New Serious Global Health ThreatDUBLIN, OHIO – April 5, 2018 – N8 Medical, LLC today announced a peer-reviewed publication in The Journal ofAntimicrobial Chemotherapy with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) co-authors of promisingefficacy data regarding the activity of ceragenin CSA-131 against 100 strains of Candida auris (C. auris) collected fromaround the world. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

AstraZeneca taps Owlstone ’ s breath biopsy device to identify asthma, COPD biomarkers
Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) inked a deal with Owlstone Medical to use the diagnostics company’s breath biopsy device to identify biomarkers for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the companies announced today. Owlstone’s ReCiva breath sampler, which has CE Mark clearance in the E.U., captures volatile organic compounds in a patient’s breath. A VOC profile can be used to non-invasively diagnose disease at a very early stage and monitor treatment response, according to Owlstone. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post AstraZeneca taps ...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Diagnostics Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Respiratory Wall Street Beat AstraZeneca plc Owlstone Medical Source Type: news

COPD Patients May Breathe Easier With Tai Chi
Title: COPD Patients May Breathe Easier With Tai ChiCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Airway Inflammation and Inflammatory Biomarkers Airway Inflammation and Inflammatory Biomarkers
Find out about the new and potential biomarkers to assess airway inflammation and help guide the management of severe asthma.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Study: Boys face higher respiratory risk because of one less X chromosome
Boys face a greater risk of respiratory problems, including asthma, later in life because they have only one gender-based X chromosome, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COPD Is an Adult Killer, But Its Origins May Lie in Childhood
Title: COPD Is an Adult Killer, But Its Origins May Lie in ChildhoodCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 6, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

New blood test found to predict onset of TB up to two years in advance
(American Thoracic Society) A new blood test has been found to more accurately predict the development of tuberculosis up to two years before its onset in people living with someone with active TB, according to research published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, an American Thoracic Society journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA research could be first step toward healing the hearts of children with Duchenne
After a progressive weakening of the muscles takes away their motor skills, and then their abilities to stand and walk, most males with Duchenne muscular dystrophy die of heart and respiratory failure in their 20s.Now, researchers at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA are pursuing a cutting-edge way to stop heart disease in patients with Duchenne, which affects one in 5,000 male babies born in the United States. Their work, which is supported by a David Geffen School of Medicine Seed Grant, is just one of a number of projects underway at the medical school in which interdisciplinary groups of UCLA researchers are p...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

ACA Marketplaces Expand Coverage for Chronically Ill
Enrollees have more chronic conditions, health care use versus other privately insured individuals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 6, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology, P Source Type: news

New initiative equipping respiratory therapists in critical care with valuable skill set
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - April 5, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Three-quarters of COPD cases are linked to childhood risk factors that are exacerbated in adulthood
Three-quarters of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) cases have their origins in poor lung function pathways beginning in childhood. These pathways are associated with exposures in childhood, and amplified by factors in adulthood, according to a cohort study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Review of CNS fungal infections published in The Lancet Neurology
Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:22News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Girl's Windpipe Replacement Still Works 4 Years Later
Title: Girl's Windpipe Replacement Still Works 4 Years LaterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/4/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

X-linked genes help explain why boys of all ages face higher respiratory risk
(Children's National Health System) Human airways already demonstrate gender-based differences in DNA methylation signatures at birth, providing an early hint of infants who may be predisposed to develop respiratory disorders later in life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Support for commissioners of respiratory services
Primary Care Respiratory Society UK and Cogora have announced the 2018 Primary Care Respiratory Academy Commissioning Platform. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Girl ’ s Windpipe Replacement Still Works 4 Years Later
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Curetis wins FDA nod for respiratory infection diagnostic system
Molecular diagnostics company Curetis said today that it won a de novo clearance from the FDA for its Unyvero System and lower respiratory tract infection cartridge. Combined with the cartridge, the Unyvero System evaluates samples for the presence of infectious respiratory disease in under five hours. The device can also tell doctors if it detects any genetic antibiotic resistance markers. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Curetis wins FDA nod for respiratory infection diagnostic system appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory curetis Source Type: news

Vyaire Medical to close Minnesota plant, eliminate 50 jobs
Vyaire Medical is looking to close its manufacturing facility in Plymouth, Minn., cutting the jobs of approximately 50 employees, according to a Twin Cities Business report. The closure and layoffs are expected to be permanent and are slated to go into effect on June 30, according to the report. Vyaire Medical has not yet commented on the closure outside of a letter it sent to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, according to the TCBMag report. The closure comes shortly after Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) announced it would divest itself of its minority stake in respiratory solutions joint ve...
Source: Mass Device - April 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Vyaire Medical Source Type: news

Easy Ways to Actually Improve Your Posture
You’ve probably heard about “tech neck”—the head-drooped, shoulders-forward pose many of us strike while crouched at a computer or peering into our phones. The more time a person spends in this position, the more the body’s muscles and ligaments embrace it as normal. The result is poor posture, which may have repercussions far beyond appearances. “We live in a world now where slouching is highly promoted because we’re sitting in chairs and our body is in a collapsed position,” says Erik Peper, a professor in the department of health education at San Francisco State University...
Source: TIME: Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Federation of Infection Societies Conference
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018Year: 2018Location: Sage Gateshead - NewcastleContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news