Are Forests Now Playing a Role in Pollution?
This study has profound implications for future air quality. Human... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

January 2019 Briefing - Pulmonology
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Monthly Briefing, Source Type: news

First Generic Version of Advair Diskus Approved for Asthma, COPD
Title: First Generic Version of Advair Diskus Approved for Asthma, COPDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/31/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/1/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - February 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

KIT National Center for Efficacy Evaluation of Respiratory Disease one step further toward healthy respiratory organs
(National Research Council of Science& Technology) The Korea Institute of Toxicology (KIT · Chief Dr. Song, Chang-woo) National Center for Efficacy Evaluation of Respiratory Disease Product (NCER · Chief Dr. Lee, Kyu-hong) obtained on January 10 the final decision from the Ministry of Health and Welfare that the T2B Infrastructure Center for Respiratory Disease would enter into the final phase (second phase) with funding of 3 billion KRW over two years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ATS publishes new clinical guideline on home oxygen for children
(American Thoracic Society) The American Thoracic Society has developed a new clinical practice guideline for home oxygen therapy for children. The guideline appears in the Feb. 1 edition of the Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Generic Version of Popular Asthma Inhaler Wins FDA Approval
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 31, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Asthma, News, Source Type: news

Mylan wins race for generic Advair approval
FDA has approved the first generic of GlaxoSmithKline‘s (NYSE:GSK) blockbuster Advair respiratory drug, this one by Mylan (NSDQ:MYL), six months after rejecting Mylan’s application. Canonsburg, PA-based Mylan’s shares jumped 7% to $30.82 at market close after yesterday’s late-afternoon announcement, and were trading at $30.96 mid-morning today. GSK’s stock dipped 2% to$38.70 on the news late yesterday, but had more than recovered by noon today, reaching $39.23. Get the full story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business. The post Mylan wins race for generic Advair ap...
Source: Mass Device - January 31, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Respiratory GlaxoSmithKline plc Mylan Novartis Source Type: news

Clinical Research Fellow in Infectious Diseases
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Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 31, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: helenfindon Source Type: news

Vaping Beats Nicotine Patch, Gum in Helping Smokers Quit
Title: Vaping Beats Nicotine Patch, Gum in Helping Smokers QuitCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/30/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/31/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 31, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

An unexpected mode of action for an antibody
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Studies of human monoclonal antibodies isolated from survivors of coronavirus-induced severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) or Middle-East respiratory syndrome (MERS) are unveiling surprising immune defense tactics against fatal viruses. Atomic and molecular information about the workings of the highly potent antibodies may provide insights to prevent these serious and sometimes deadly lung infections. Currently, no vaccines or specific treatments are available for any of the six coronaviruses that can infect humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

40 Cases of Measles Confirmed Amid Concerns the Pacific Northwest Outbreak May Spread
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) — A measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest became more worrisome Wednesday with word that people infected with the extremely contagious viral illness traveled to Hawaii and central Oregon after being exposed. The revelation prompted public health officials in Oregon’s Deschutes County and in Hawaii to issue alerts, although no cases were confirmed in either location. “It raises concerns that this can go on for a long time, become geographically larger than it is and more cases over weeks and months,” said Dr. Alan Melnick, public health director for Clark County, in southern Wa...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gillian Flaccus / AP Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Does Fish Oil Help Control Asthma? Not So Much, Study Finds
Title: Does Fish Oil Help Control Asthma? Not So Much, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/29/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/30/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - January 30, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Best of both worlds: Herbal blend of traditional Chinese and African medicines found to treat inflammation
(Natural News) Traditionally, South African geranium (Pelargonium sidoides) has been used to treat diseases, such as respiratory and gastrointestinal infections, dysmenorrhea, and liver disorders. On the other hand, Chinese goldthread (Coptis chinensis) root has been traditionally used to treat gastroenteric disorders, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and liver injuries. The combination of these two herbs can be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increasing HLA Mismatch May Cut Risk for Skin Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- HLA-DR mismatch seemed to play the strongest role in solid organ transplant recipients (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - January 29, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Masimo receives FDA clearance for fingertip pulse oximeter measurement
Masimo recently announced that it has received FDA clearance for its respiration rate measurement from the pleth RRp on its MightySat Rx spot-check fingertip pulse oximeter. It was also indicated for use in the home. Using the company’s RRp in MightSat Rx, respiration rate can be measured using the same optical sensor that measures SpO2, PR, Pi and PVi. The RRp is only given when the respiratory movement-induced signal is available in the pulsatile waveform and may not be available during conditions like irregular breathing or excessive movements. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outso...
Source: Mass Device - January 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Masimo Source Type: news

MMSA - Sponsored award nominations now open!
Tue, 01/29/2019 - 10:35News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 29, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: helenfindon Source Type: news

Post-Doctoral Scholar - Microbiology, genetics, transcriptional regulation, systems biology, infectious disease, microbial pathogenesis
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Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 29, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: helenfindon Source Type: news

Postdoctoral opportunity in Anita Sil ’s laboratory
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 29, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: helenfindon Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identifying Symptoms of Bronchitis
-- Bronchitis is typically caused by a respiratory virus, and much less frequently, by a bacterial infection, the American Lung Association says. Risk factors include having close contact with someone who has bronchitis, failure to get... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identifying Symptoms of Bronchitis
Title: Health Tip: Identifying Symptoms of BronchitisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/29/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/29/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 29, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya: Avoid Major Hospitals for Minor Ailments to Keep Medical Bill Low - APA Boss
[Capital FM] Nairobi -A cold, one of the common respiratory diseases, is often responsible for most outpatient visits to hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Smokers With Cancer May Benefit From Longer Cessation Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Trial showed 24 weeks of Chantix led to better quit rates than 12 weeks of therapy (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - January 28, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

ResMed shares plunge on Q2 sales miss
Shares in ResMed (NYSE:RMD) fell nearly 20% after the respiratory-focused medical device maker missed sales expectations on Wall Street with its second quarter earnings results. The San Diego-based company posted profits of $124.6 million, or 86¢ per share, on sales of $651.1 million for the three months ended December 31, for massive bottom-line growth of approximately 1208% while sales grew by a smaller 8.3% compared with the same period during the previous year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1, ahead of the 95¢ consensus on Wall Street where analysts expected to see sales of...
Source: Mass Device - January 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Respiratory Wall Street Beat ResMed Inc. Source Type: news

Circassia inks exclusive ventilator commercialization deal with AIT Therapeutics
Circassia Pharmaceuticals said last week that it inked a deal for the exclusive commercialization rights to AIT Therapeutics’ nitric oxide device, AirNOvent, in the U.S. and China. Using an electric voltage, the portable AirNOvent system produces nitric oxide from the nitrogen and oxygen in the air. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Circassia inks exclusive ventilator commercialization deal with AIT Therapeutics appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Drug-Device Combinations Featured Pharmaceuticals Respiratory circassiapharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Flu May Be a Factor in Many Kidney Failure Deaths
MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 -- Seasonal flu and other respiratory infections may be especially dangerous for kidney failure patients, researchers say. A new study found that influenza-like illnesses likely contribute to more than 1,000 deaths among kidney... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bellerophon closes $7m round
Bellerophon Therapeutics (NSDQ:BLPH) last week closed an underwritten public offering of 10,000,000 shares of common stock at 70¢ apiece. The Warren, N.J.-based company also gave underwriters a 45-day option to buy up to an additional 1,500,000 shares of common stock at the same price. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Bellerophon closes $7m round appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Bellerophon Therapeutics Source Type: news

Black Lung Clinics Call For Action But Top Regulator Plans No New Measures
Discusses a National Coalition of Black Lung and Respiratory Disease Clinics call for action to better protect coal miners from dust exposure. In response to a surge in cases of Black Lung Disease and in much younger miners than used to be typical, this coalition would like regulators to enact a standard to control the dust generated when mining equipment cuts into rock containing silica or quartz. Regulators argue that safety measures have already been improved and that the delay in the onset of the disease indicates that these new, concerning cases were likely caused before the new safety measures were put in place. (Sou...
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 28, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

What Are Common Causes of Blindness in Children?
Discussion According to the World Health Organization, about 1.3 billion people have some form of visual impairment. Most people with visual impairments are>50 years old, more are female than male, and more live in resource-limited areas than resource-rich areas. Most visual impairments are avoidable (80%) in all age groups with the leading causes globally and across ages being uncorrected refractive errors and cataracts. The most common causes of blindness are: Refractive errors, uncorrected Cataract Age-related macular degeneration Glaucoma Diabetic retinopathy Corneal opacity Trachoma The exact numbers vary by regi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 28, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Lean Body Mass in Childhood Linked to Lung Function at 15
FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 -- Higher lean body mass during childhood and adolescence is associated with higher lung function at age 15 years for both sexes, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HLA Mismatch in Transplant Organs Tied to Lower Skin Ca Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Reduced risk observed in heart and lung transplant recipients (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - January 25, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

A forest in Morocco
There is a forest in Morocco, extending between Tangier and Tetouan. Few people are aware of its existence. Like its oaks and cedars, the refugees and migrants that live among them also remain invisible.   In 2018, Doctors of the World received funding from the Migration Emergency Response Fund (MERF) to support a project for refugees and migrants in the area. We intervened to improve living conditions and access to basic services for the most vulnerable surviving in the forest and urban camps.   This meant distributing kits for the winter to prevent infectious and respiratory diseases and improving protection, p...
Source: Doctors of the World News - January 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Italy drugmaker Zambon ready to splash out in U.S., China push
Italian drugmaker Zambon is looking to China and the U.S. to grow its respiratory and nervous system portfolio and could spend more than 100 million euros ($114 million) on the right acquisition, its chief executive said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Could Blood Test Predict Lung Transplant Rejection?
(MedPage Today) -- Genomic-derived biomarker shows promise in'proof of concept'study (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - January 24, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Morning Break: Abortion Law Struck Down;'Fertility Fraud'; Dubious Ebola Record in Congo
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - January 24, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Bellerophon prices $7m offering
Bellerophon Therapeutics (NSDQ:BLPH) said yesterday that it priced an underwritten public offering of 10,000,000 shares of its common stock at 70¢ apiece. The Warren, N.J.-based company also gave underwriters a 45-day option to buy an additional 1,500,000 shares of common stock at the same price. Bellerophon expects to reel in roughly $7 million in proceeds from the offering. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Bellerophon prices $7m offering appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Respiratory Wall Street Beat Bellerophon Therapeutics Source Type: news

As Air Pollution Increases, so Do ER Visits
Title: As Air Pollution Increases, so Do ER VisitsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/23/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/24/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 24, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Morris Animal Foundation awards $1 million for new canine and feline health studies
(Morris Animal Foundation) Worth more than a few happy barks and meows, Morris Animal Foundation announced it awarded nearly $1 million in grants for nine canine and feline research projects. The studies will help veterinary scientists improve the health and quality of life of cats and dogs suffering from deadly and debilitating diseases including cancer, chronic upper respiratory disease and osteoarthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Insights into Animal-Borne Disease Outbreaks
In the wake of the recent Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa, a reevaluation of the ways plague spreads through prairie dog colonies in the western United States has yielded insights that could help explain outbreaks of plague, Ebola, and other diseases that can be transmitted by animals to humans. These include West Nile Virus disease and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). The study, led by Dan Salkeld and Mike Antolin of Colorado State University and described in the journal BioScience, suggests that even deadly diseases may persist unnoticed in a population for years as smoldering infections, rather than jump fro...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

As Air Pollution Increases, so Do ER Visits
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Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 23, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Report: Digital respiratory health market primed for growth, could reach $557M by 2023
While connected devices currently reign supreme,  authors of the report see a market opportunity for new players offering a purely digital service. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

My High-risk Flu Patients Get Antibiotics, and Here ’s Why
Of course they get oseltamivir--but our author has been adding azithromycin for his high-risk patients since the 2015-16 season. He explains why. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - January 23, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: C. Andrew Schroeder, MD Tags: Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

At Peak RSV Season, Do You Know What to Watch For?
Heard about RSV, respiratory synctial virus, from the news or from friends whose kids are sick? Right now -- from late December to mid-February -- is peak RSV season. Do you know how to protect your child? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proposal of index for alerting firefighting activity continuation based on metabolic index for respiratory circulation to improve firefighters' occupational safety - Oka Y, Kuriyama Y.
Firefighting is a physically and mentally stressful activity. It is important to monitor the fatigue state of firefighters in real time in order to get a better occupational safety management though improving the efficiency of firefighting activities, prev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

FDA Chief Threatens to Halt E-Cigarette Sales
Title: FDA Chief Threatens to Halt E-Cigarette SalesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/22/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 22, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Study predicts how air pollutants from US forest soils will increase with climate change
(Indiana University) Scientists predict that certain regions of the United States will experience higher levels of pollutants that cause smog, acid rain and respiratory problems due changes in forest soils from climate change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 22, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Superbugs, Anti-Vaxxers Make WHO ’ s List Of 10 Global Health Threats
(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Local TV Source Type: news

What Complications Can Gastrostomy Tubes Have?
Discussion Gastrostomy tubes (GT or GTubes) have been used to support patients for about a century. They are placed between the abdominal skin and the stomach either percutaneously or surgically. The tubes can be a standard long tube with either a bumper or inflatable balloon internally and externally they have a retention piece to hold the GT in place. A button or low profile tube are similar but extend just beyond the skin. Reasons for GT placement include: Nutritional support Hydration maintenance Medication management Aspiration avoidance Gastric stasis decompression Obstruction bypass Quality of life improvement for...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 21, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Study confirms the healing potential of black cumin for asthmatic patients
(Natural News) Research suggests that black cumin, also known as Nigella sativa, can help people with asthma. The study, which was published in the journal Annals of Saudi Medicine, revealed that supplementing with black cumin, in addition to regular maintenance inhaler therapy, can improve respiratory function and inflammation in people with asthma. This finding suggests... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Mysterious Company Claims to Sell Sneeze-Filled Tissues for $80. Is It Real?
The package appeared one day, unbidden, on the desk of a TIME writer. Inside was a slick white box that housed a petri dish sealed with gold tape. In the dish was a crumpled tissue—and inside the tissue were, allegedly, the germs of a sick person who had sneezed into it. Vaev Tissue, the only product of a new startup based in Los Angeles, costs $79.99, according to the company’s website. Its sole purpose is to give the user a cold virus. “We believe using a tissue that carries a human sneeze is safer than needles or pills,” read the note that came with the product, written by the founder of the comp...
Source: TIME: Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news