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Antipsychotics May Boost Respiratory Failure Risk in COPD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risk was dose-dependent; no safe dose found (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Lack of respiratory depression in paracetamol-codeine combination overdoses - Heppell SP, Isbister GK.
BACKGROUND: Codeine containing analgesics are commonly taken in overdose, but the frequency of respiratory depression is unknown. We investigated whether paracetamol-codeine combination overdoses caused respiratory depression more than paracetamol alone. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

These Gadgets Are Designed To Save Your Sleep
The rules about technology and sleep used to be so simple: Don’t mix them.  Research has shown (fairly conclusively) that blue light from smartphones and other screens stops our bodies from producing melatonin, a hormone that helps us fall asleep. Other studies suggest that reading on a screen before bedtime makes you drowsier the next day, and that spending too much time using your smartphone anytime throughout the day may be harmful to sleep. But this year’s Consumer Electronics Show of more than 3,800 companies showcasing new products suggests the rules on sleep and tech are getting more complicated.&nb...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Gadgets Are Designed To Save Your Sleep
The rules about technology and sleep used to be so simple: Don’t mix them.  Research has shown (fairly conclusively) that blue light from smartphones and other screens stops our bodies from producing melatonin, a hormone that helps us fall asleep. Other studies suggest that reading on a screen before bedtime makes you drowsier the next day, and that spending too much time using your smartphone anytime throughout the day may be harmful to sleep. But this year’s Consumer Electronics Show of more than 3,800 companies showcasing new products suggests the rules on sleep and tech are getting more complicated.&nb...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema
How does the response to inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation differ between patients with combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema and those with COPD?BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Vitamin D reduces respiratory infections but may increase falls for older adults
Study assessed impact of giving elderly people monthly high dose supplement of vitamin D Related items fromOnMedica Neither vitamin D nor exercise affect overall fall rates among older women Low vitamin D levels linked to faster cognitive decline Experts recommend everyone take vitamin D supplements UK adolescents lack vitamin D, study shows Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ebola Can Linger in Lungs, Study Finds
Discovery in one patient could advance understanding of deadly disease, doctors say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Hematology, Infections, Pulmonology, Research, News, Source Type: news

Living Near Major Roads Linked to Dementia Risk, Study Says
People who live near a major road are more likely to develop dementia than those who live further away, according to new research. The study, published in The Lancet medical journal, found that people who live within 50 meters (164 feet) of a major roadway are 12% more likely to be diagnosed with dementia than their counterparts who live elsewhere. Researchers say that traffic exposure could be responsible for up to one in 10 cases of dementia among people who live near major roads. “Despite the growing impact of these diseases, little is known about their causes and prevention,” says study author Hong Chen of ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized Environment onetime Source Type: news

Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) following traumatic injury - Ahmad S, Menaker J, Kufera J, O'Connor J, Scalea TM, Stein DM.
BACKGROUND: The use of ECMO for acute respiratory failure following injury is controversial and poorly described. METHODS: We reviewed our single-center experience with use of ECMO from January 2006 to November 2015 at a Level 1 primary adult resou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Acute eosinophilic pneumonia following heat-not-burn cigarette smoking - Kamada T, Yamashita Y, Tomioka H.
A 20-year-old man was admitted with acute respiratory failure. He had started smoking 20 heat-not-burn cigarettes (HC) per day 6 months previously, then purchased a second device for smoking HC to increase smoking to 40 cigarettes per day 2 weeks before ho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

High monthly vitamin D reduces respiratory infections, may increase falls for older adults
(American Geriatrics Society) Researchers concluded that a monthly high dose of vitamin D reduced the number of respiratory infections in older adults but increased the number of falls they experienced. More study is needed to see whether daily (rather than monthly) dosing with high levels of vitamin D could help protect older adults from respiratory infections and minimize the risk of falls, said the researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fish oil during pregnancy may reduce risk of childhood asthma
New research may add to the existing list of omega-3 health benefits, as study investigates the effects of fish oil on childhood asthma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Canada Will Ban Asbestos by 2018
After the latest push from unions and federal labor advocates, the Canadian government is moving to ban asbestos by 2018. Science Minister Kirsty Duncan announced the long-awaited news in late December. The ban will apply to the manufacture of any products containing asbestos, as well as imports made with the deadly mineral. It could be extended to products already manufactured. New Democrat Party Critic for Labour Sheri Benson introduced Bill C-321 in November to help speed the process. Despite a steep decline in global demand and Canada’s last asbestos mines closing in 2012, the Canadian government continued to dr...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: asbestos ban asbestos ban in canada asbestos deaths in canada asbestos in canada justin trudeau asbestos ban mesothelioma in canada Source Type: news

Many Poor Asthma Sufferers Stuck in Settings That Make Their Disease Worse
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 -- Poor Americans with asthma face constant challenges in managing their respiratory disease -- from dilapidated housing to neighborhood violence to depression, new research shows. The study offers a snapshot of the lives of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 4, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Many Poor Asthma Sufferers Stuck in Settings That Make Their Disease Worse
Title: Many Poor Asthma Sufferers Stuck in Settings That Make Their Disease WorseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/4/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/4/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - January 4, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Four Children Die in Texas Gas Poisoning
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A poisonous gas believed to have been released when someone tried to wash away a pesticide that had been sprayed under a Texas home killed four children and left six other people hospitalized, officials said Monday. Phosphine gas was likely released when water mixed with the pest control chemical, Amarillo fire officials said. A specific cause of death had not been released for the four children Monday afternoon. The other six people who were in the home are "not out of the woods yet," fire officials said. Crews who responded to a 5 a.m. call to the home originally thought it was...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 3, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Four Children Die in Texas Gas Poisoning
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A poisonous gas believed to have been released when someone tried to wash away a pesticide that had been sprayed under a Texas home killed four children and left six other people hospitalized, officials said Monday. Phosphine gas was likely released when water mixed with the pest control chemical, Amarillo fire officials said. A specific cause of death had not been released for the four children Monday afternoon. The other six people who were in the home are "not out of the woods yet," fire officials said. Crews who responded to a 5 a.m. call to the home originally thought it was...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 3, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Not all Europeans receive the same care for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
(IOS Press) Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a progressive muscle disease affecting one in 3,800-6,300 live male births and leads to ambulatory loss, respiratory problems, cardiomyopathy, and early death of patients in their 20s or 30s. While incurable, multidisciplinary treatment can raise life expectancy into the fourth decade. However, in a survey across seven European countries, researchers found striking differences in access to appropriate care. There were significant inequities between different countries and different age groups, which would likely lead to different health outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dyspnea: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
Dyspnea involves a shortness of breath. Causes include illness, heart problems, and altitude. Find out what dyspnea is and how to reduce its impact. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Diabetes Mellitus in Pregnancy
Gestational and pregestational diabetes make up the most common maternal metabolic disorder of pregnancy. Suboptimal control of blood glucose has the potential for serious maternal and neonatal adverse effects. Neonates of diabetic mothers are at risk for congenital malformations, perinatal mortality, preeclampsia, preterm birth, increased birthweight, neonatal hypoglycemia and respiratory distress. The nature and severity of risks depend on the timing and duration of hyperglycemia. Through glycemic control and proper prenatal care, many of these risks can be mitigated. Pediatric providers must be sensitive to the associat...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - January 1, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Sutton, D. M., Han, C. S., Werner, E. F. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Sepsis Gets an Upgrade
Conclusion “These updated definitions and clinical criteria should clarify long-used descriptors and facilitate earlier recognition and more timely management of patients with sepsis or at risk of developing it. This process, however, remains a work in progress. As is done with software and other coding updates, the task force recommends that the new definition be designated Sepsis-3. With the 1991 and 2001 iterations being recognized as Sepsis-1 and Sepsis-2, respectively, to emphasize the need for future iterations.” Clinical Take Home Points Sepsis = Life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulat...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 31, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Emergency Physicians Emerge as Healthcare ’s Management Specialists
We have always been clinicians, but modern emergency physicians have also become the most skilled managers in the healthcare system. It’s time we capitalize on those talents and proactively learn from the management industry. History’s great achievers—Napoleon, da Vinci, Mozart—have always managed themselves. That, in large measure, is what made them great, according to Peter F. Drucker, father of modern management theory. This principle is especially relevant to emergency medicine today. The founders of our specialty and the wave of emergency physicians that followed them have carved us a unique po...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 31, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

FDA rejects Amphastar subsidiary ’ s Primatene Mist asthma inhaler
Amphastar Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:AMPH) said this week that the FDA denied its subsidiary’s new drug application for the latest version of its Primatene Mist epinephrine inhaler. The complete response letter from the federal watchdog told Armstrong Pharmaceuticals that the company needs to change the inhaler’s label and packaging. The FDA also recommended that the company conduct another human factor validation study to evaluate consumers’ ability to use the product without the help of a healthcare professional. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post FDA rejects Am...
Source: Mass Device - December 30, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Respiratory Wall Street Beat Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Correlates of Obesity-Related Chronic Ventilatory Failure Correlates of Obesity-Related Chronic Ventilatory Failure
Which factors may influence the development of obesity-related chronic ventilatory failure?BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Is Intubation Success Rate Higher With Two-Medic Crews
The Research Myers LA, Gallet CG, Kolb LJ, et al. Determinants of success and failure in prehospital endotracheal intubation. West J Emerg Med. 2016;17(5):640–647. The Science The documentation of 200 intubation attempts on 150 patients cared for by a multisite EMS agency was reviewed by the authors to determine what factors were associated with success and failure of prehospital intubation. They defined an attempt as the laryngoscope blade entering the mouth. Overall success rate was 75%. The use, on an adult, of an endotracheal (ET) tube size
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 30, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Columns Source Type: news

Severe respiratory depression after snorting U-47700
3.5 out of 5 stars Two cases of intoxication with new synthetic opioid, U-47700. Domanski K et al. Clin Toxicol 2017 Jan;55:46-50. Abstract U-47700 was first synthesized by Upjohn in the 1970s — hence the “U”. The company was seeking to develop an analgesic as effective as morphine but not addictive. Work on this compound was abandoned when the addictive properties of the drug became apparent. U-47700 is a μ-receptor agonist that is approximately 7.5 times as potent as morphine. This paper reports two patients who presented to hospital after insufflating U-47700 (confirmed on laboratory ...
Source: The Poison Review - December 30, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical synthetic opioid U-47700 Source Type: news

Is It a Cold or the Flu? Here ’ s How to Tell
Symptoms can be similar, but flu hits faster, is more likely to lead to complications (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 29, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Neurology, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Flu Shots Are Worth It
Vaccine most important for young kids, seniors, people with chronic disease, women before and after pregnancy, expert says (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 28, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

OneMedNet, Vida Diagnostics partner to develop image sharing for pulmonologists
OneMedNet Corp. said today that it landed a collaboration deal with Vida Diagnostics Inc., to develop an image exchange and data sharing solution for diagnostic and therapeutic procedural workflows for pulmonologists. According to the agreement, Vida will make an embedded VidaExchange data sharing solution using its VidaVision software and OneMedNet’s Beam network. The goal of the collaboration is to provide pulmonologists and other healthcare professionals with a mechanism to share images and studies for precision analysis. “Precision healthcare requires precision informatics. We are delighted to be teaming up...
Source: Mass Device - December 28, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Hospital Care Imaging Respiratory Software / IT Wall Street Beat OneMedNet Vida Diagnostics Source Type: news

FDA Advisory Panel Splits on Second DMD Drug
(MedPage Today) -- Seven of 13 members call evidence of benefit inadequate (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - December 28, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

New FDA-approved drug is offering hope in spinal muscular atrophy
Sofia, now almost 3, was not predicted to live to age 2, let alone stand or walk. All signs were positive when Sofia Wylie was born: normal term delivery, great Apgar scores. “But at her two-month checkup with the pediatrician, she wasn’t lifting her head well, and her reflexes were weak,” says her mother Natalia. “She was like a rag doll.” The pediatrician referred the New Hampshire family to a neurologist. Sofia received genetic testing, and the news wasn’t good: she had spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare paralyzing disease. Even worse, she had the most severe form, SMA Type 1, whic...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 28, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nancy Fliesler Source Type: news

Written information for patients (or parents of child patients) to reduce the use of antibiotics for acute upper respiratory tract infections in primary care
Evidence from one study showed that trained GPs providing written information to parents of such children in primary care can reduce number of antibiotics used by patients without any negative impact on reconsultation rates/parental satisfaction vs. usual care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE: Treat asthma patients with tablets first to save NHS money
GPs should offer a course of leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRA) instead of a combination inhaler when stepping up asthma control, recommends NICE in draft guidance.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - December 28, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: aharrold Tags: Children ' s health Men Smoking cessation Women Family health Respiratory care Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Can nocturnal use of implant-retained overdenture improve cardiorespiratory stability of a patient with obstructive sleep apnea? A clinical report
Journal of Prosthetic DentistryDOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2016.08.032AbstractFew studies have evaluated the interaction between conventional complete dentures (CCD) and the respiratory system and the authors are unaware of any that evaluated the interaction between implant-retained overdentures (IROs) and the respiratory system. This clinical report documented the effects of wearing an IRO on the cardiorespiratory stability of an edentulous patient with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A 64-year-old woman was referred to the department of otolaryngology because of daytime sleepiness and morning headaches. The p...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 23, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Simplifying Description of Lung Sounds for Classification Simplifying Description of Lung Sounds for Classification
Recordings of various lung sounds from both children and adults were used to determine agreement on lung sound descriptions.BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Sunovion, Novartis ink licensing deal for inhaled COPD drugs
Novartis (NYSE:NVS) said today that it out-licensed its U.S. commercial rights for 3 inhaled chronic obstructive pulmonary disease drugs to Sunovion Pharmaceuticals. Novartis will commercialize the Utibron Neohaler, Seebri Neohaler, and Arcapta Neohaler inhalation powders outside of the U.S. The Switzerland-based company will manufacture the powders for Sunovion, according to the agreement. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Sunovion, Novartis ink licensing deal for inhaled COPD drugs appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - December 22, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Google Inc. Novartis AG Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution
Scientists have pinpointed specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution. These findings provide a new therapeutic candidate to treat asthma and related respiratory diseases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Use LTRA tablets over combination therapy to control asthma, says NICE
GP asthma patients struggling to control their symptoms should be given LTRA tablets over combination inhaler therapy to help save the NHS 'millions' a year, according to NICE draft guidance. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - December 22, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.8 Respiratory Problems Source Type: news

Interleukin-1 & #945; causes people to choke on air
(Osaka University) Scientists at the Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) at Osaka University, Japan have pinpointed a specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution. These findings provide a new therapeutic candidate to treat asthma and related respiratory diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mothers of kids with severe birth defects may have shorter lives
Raising a child with a birth defect was associated with a higher — though still low — risk of the mother dying from heart disease or respiratory illness, Danish study suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Actelion, J & J re-enter takeover negotations
Actelion (VTX:ATLN) and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) have re-entered talks to reach a takeover deal, after the US healthcare giant reportedly abandoned its efforts last week. Some suggest that this could mean the end of Sanofi‘s (NYSE:SNY) attempt to make a deal with the Swiss biotech firm, according to Reuters.  J&J and Actelion had been engaged in informal talks for nearly 2 months and J&J had made an offer valued at 250 Swiss francs per share before the company backed out. Actelion has a market value of 23.2 billion Swiss francs, nearly $23 billion USD. ATLN shares were trading...
Source: Mass Device - December 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Actelion Pharmaceuticals Johnson & Johnson Sanofi-Aventis Source Type: news

Scientists making strides in RSV vaccine development
Amy WallaceATLANTA, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Researchers have successfully engineered the respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, to weaken without losing its immunogenicity in laboratory tests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Threading the RSV vaccine needle
Crafting a vaccine against RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), a common cause of lung infections in infants, has been a minefield for 50 years. Researchers have now engineered a version of RSV that is highly attenuated, yet potent in its ability to induce protective antibodies. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

R & D (Research and Development) Blueprint for Action to Prevent Epidemics: Funding and Coordination Models for Preparedness and Response
World Health Organization. 05/2016 This 34-page document discusses how new and innovative funding models are needed to more sustainably fund research and development (R&D) for emergency response and preparedness. It presents options on how to ensure that the required research activities are financed and take place in the most efficient way, involving all necessary stakeholders. It explores possible ways to make more efficient use of existing funding through better coordination, using the experience from the pilot project on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and the development of malaria vaccines....
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 21, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Cured Meats Could Aggravate Asthma, Study Suggests
Title: Cured Meats Could Aggravate Asthma, Study SuggestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/20/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/21/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - December 21, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Threading the RSV vaccine needle
(Emory Health Sciences) Crafting a vaccine against RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), a common cause of lung infections in infants, has been a minefield for 50 years. Emory/CHOA researchers have engineered a version of RSV that is highly attenuated, yet potent in its ability to induce protective antibodies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Child Deaths Highlight Choking Dangers Posed by Grapes
Deaths of 5 - year - old and toddler cited in new report (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 20, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Cured Meats Could Aggravate Asthma, Study Suggests
Symptoms worsened for those who often ate foods like ham and salami (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 20, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Pulmonology, Asthma, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news