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Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

Vaccines are an important part of routine healthcare for adults, seniors and women who are pregnant. [More]
Sudden drop in temperature kickstarts flu and other respiratory tract infections

Sudden drop in temperature kickstarts flu and other respiratory tract infections

You can pretty much put a mark in your calendar for when the annual flu epidemic begins. Using 20,000 virus samples and weather statistics, researchers have now discovered more details about how outdoor temperature and flu outbreaks are linked. [More]
Researchers develop new imaging and catheterization technique to treat adults with lymphatic plastic bronchitis

Researchers develop new imaging and catheterization technique to treat adults with lymphatic plastic bronchitis

Researchers who developed a safe and effective procedure to remove thick clogs in children's airways are now reporting similar success in adult patients. In this rare condition, called plastic bronchitis, patients develop thick, caulk-like casts that form in the branching paths of their airways. [More]
Air pollution exposure and sedentary lifestyle pose serious health threats to children in China

Air pollution exposure and sedentary lifestyle pose serious health threats to children in China

Children and adolescents in mainland China are facing two serious and conflicting public health threats: ongoing exposure to air pollution and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle with little regular physical activity outside school. [More]
Researcher develops innovative way to turn common surgical masks into virus killers

Researcher develops innovative way to turn common surgical masks into virus killers

A University of Alberta engineering researcher has developed a new way to treat common surgical masks so they are capable of trapping and killing airborne viruses. [More]
Texas A&M professor shares tips to protect infants from RSV

Texas A&M professor shares tips to protect infants from RSV

Coughing, sneezing and a runny nose: You might think it is yet another cold, but if your baby is under 2 years old, it could very well be respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). [More]
Researchers use DNA markers to differentiate harmless species from deadly bacteria

Researchers use DNA markers to differentiate harmless species from deadly bacteria

The virulent pathogen that causes the disease tularemia, or "rabbit fever," was weaponized during past world wars and is considered a potential bioweapon. [More]
Scientists discover how COPD patients' lungs lose ability to repair damages

Scientists discover how COPD patients' lungs lose ability to repair damages

In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the patients' lungs lose their ability to repair damages on their own. [More]
IPF diagnosis: how do patients feel about the discussion with their physician?

IPF diagnosis: how do patients feel about the discussion with their physician?

IPF (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis) is a difficult disease to diagnose. Many patients will experience many visits to the doctor and some may even be told they have a different respiratory condition before they finally get the correct diagnosis that... [More]
Increased body vigilance may contribute to early cancer diagnosis, research finds

Increased body vigilance may contribute to early cancer diagnosis, research finds

New research published in BMC Public Health has found that increased body vigilance may contribute to early cancer diagnosis. [More]
Kratom may be safer and less addictive than current treatments for pain, research suggests

Kratom may be safer and less addictive than current treatments for pain, research suggests

A delayed U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration ban on kratom would stifle scientific understanding of the herb's active chemical components and documented pharmacologic properties if implemented, according to a special report published today in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. [More]
NTM lung infections

NTM lung infections

Nontuberculous mycobacteria are part of a group of bacteria called mycobacteria. The non-tuberculous mycobacteria are, as the name suggests, mycobacteria that are not tuberculosis. They're also not leprosy, but they are the other members of the bacteria group termed mycobacteria. [More]
Pregnant women at risk of infection do not receive flu vaccination, UBC study finds

Pregnant women at risk of infection do not receive flu vaccination, UBC study finds

Health-care professionals are hesitant to administer the flu vaccine to pregnant women, despite the potential life-saving benefits, according to a UBC study. [More]
Novel technology could speed up diagnosis and improve monitoring of COPD

Novel technology could speed up diagnosis and improve monitoring of COPD

This technology is now being taken forward commercially through the recently formed spin-out company PulmonIR Ltd. [More]
E-cigarette use linked to risk of respiratory symptoms among adolescents

E-cigarette use linked to risk of respiratory symptoms among adolescents

E-cigarette use among teenagers is growing dramatically, and public health experts are concerned that these devices may be a gateway to smoking. [More]
ROAR experts share tips about appropriate use of antibiotics

ROAR experts share tips about appropriate use of antibiotics

The discovery of antibiotics remains one of the most important medical advances to date, but overuse and inappropriate use of antibiotics has led to many infections becoming resistant to treatment. [More]
Measles complication that kills children more common than previously thought

Measles complication that kills children more common than previously thought

A complication of measles that kills children years after they have the infection is more common than thought, according to a study being presented at IDWeek 2016. [More]
Researchers find differences in the brain regions of children with Tourette's syndrome

Researchers find differences in the brain regions of children with Tourette's syndrome

Using MRIs, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified areas in the brains of children with Tourette's syndrome that appear markedly different from the same areas in the brains of children who don't have the neuropsychiatric disorder. [More]
Roadside garbage fires in urban India emit harmful toxins

Roadside garbage fires in urban India emit harmful toxins

Samples of smoke particles emanating from burning roadside trash piles in India have shown that their chemical composition and toxicity are very bad for human health. [More]
Poor, remote Indigenous Australians have increased risk of sexually transmissible infections

Poor, remote Indigenous Australians have increased risk of sexually transmissible infections

A unique 21-year study of more than 2.4 million cases of infectious disease across Australia reveals a major social divide where being poorer, living remotely or being an Indigenous Australian means having an increased risk of sexually transmissible infections (STIs). [More]
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