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Umeclidinium/vilanterol outperforms monotherapies in COPD

Umeclidinium/vilanterol outperforms monotherapies in COPD

A combination of umeclidinium and vilanterol is more effective than each drug as monotherapy for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, research indicates. [More]
Physical illness may add to schizophrenia risk

Physical illness may add to schizophrenia risk

A wide range of physical ailments that require hospital contact may contribute to an increased risk of schizophrenia, a study suggests. [More]
Only 52% of women receive low-cost treatment to prevent babies death

Only 52% of women receive low-cost treatment to prevent babies death

A major international study of more than 303 000 births in 29 low-income and middle-income countries has found that only half (52%) of women who are eligible to receive a simple, effective, low-cost treatment to prevent death and disability in their newborn babies are getting it. [More]
Dangerous air quality alert issued due to high mold count

Dangerous air quality alert issued due to high mold count

A dangerous air quality alert was called today due to the extremely high count for mold detected in the Gottlieb Allergy Count. [More]
Measurement of respiratory rate is underutilized in diagnosis of pneumonia

Measurement of respiratory rate is underutilized in diagnosis of pneumonia

Pneumonia - a severe lung infection - is the most common disease calling for hospital admission. More than one out of ten pneumonia patients die of the disease. [More]
Lung-damaging bacterium turns body's antibody response in its favor

Lung-damaging bacterium turns body's antibody response in its favor

A lung-damaging bacterium turns the body's antibody response in its favor, according to a study published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine. [More]
Installing alcohol-based hand sanitizers in classrooms does not reduce school absences in kids

Installing alcohol-based hand sanitizers in classrooms does not reduce school absences in kids

Installing alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispensers in the classrooms does not lead to reductions in the rate of school absences in children, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine led by Patricia Priest and colleagues from the University of Otago, New Zealand. [More]
Regional anesthesia technique allows majority of patients to go home within hours of surgery

Regional anesthesia technique allows majority of patients to go home within hours of surgery

A recent study of an ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia technique, called femoral nerve block, shows that it leads to less opioid use and allows the majority of patients to go home within hours of surgery. [More]
Researchers identify mechanism used by deadly MERS virus to transmit from bats to humans

Researchers identify mechanism used by deadly MERS virus to transmit from bats to humans

Researchers have identified the mechanism used by the deadly MERS virus to transmit from bats to humans. Bats are a native reservoir for MERS and the finding could be critical for understanding the animal origins of the virus, as well as preventing and controlling the spread of MERS and related viruses in humans. [More]
Expert panel issues key suggestions related to unconventional natural gas drilling operations

Expert panel issues key suggestions related to unconventional natural gas drilling operations

Groundwater and air quality testing before, during, and after natural gas drilling - which includes hydraulic fracturing -- should be key components of efforts to ensure the safety of communities near these sites, according to an expert panel convened to weigh in on public health research needs associated with unconventional natural gas drilling operations (UNGDO). [More]
Trends and developments of the global ventilators market

Trends and developments of the global ventilators market

Ventilators Market To 2020 - Technical Advances And Hospital Expansion Serve As Distinct Regional Growth Drivers [More]
Complete analysis of the growing manufacturing market of HPAPIs and cytotoxic drugs

Complete analysis of the growing manufacturing market of HPAPIs and cytotoxic drugs

Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: HPAPIs and Cytotoxic Drugs Manufacturing Market, 2014 - 2024 [More]
Global medical devices market estimated to grow at CAGR of 4.46% by 2018

Global medical devices market estimated to grow at CAGR of 4.46% by 2018

Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Medical Devices Market 2014-2018 [More]
Mucosal lymphoid cells key to S. pneumoniae defence

Mucosal lymphoid cells key to S. pneumoniae defence

Type 3 innate lymphoid cells in the lung mucosa are activated early in the course of infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae and are a major source of interleukin-22 production, research reveals. [More]
TAXIS acquires novel antimicrobial drug candidates from Biota

TAXIS acquires novel antimicrobial drug candidates from Biota

TAXIS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the acquisition of a group of novel antimicrobial drug candidates from Biota Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Atlanta, GA. [More]
Inovio Pharmaceuticals reports increased revenue in second quarter 2014

Inovio Pharmaceuticals reports increased revenue in second quarter 2014

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Total revenue was $3.8 million and $6.2 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, compared to $786,000 and $2.2 million for the same periods in 2013. [More]
Alexza Pharmaceuticals announces availability of ADASUVE inhalation powder in Guatemala

Alexza Pharmaceuticals announces availability of ADASUVE inhalation powder in Guatemala

Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that ADASUVE inhalation powder, pre-dispensed (loxapine) is now available in Guatemala. This approval represents the first ADASUVE approval in Latin America for Ferrer and Alexza. [More]
Cancer fighter may also help patients survive pneumonia

Cancer fighter may also help patients survive pneumonia

The tip of an immune molecule known for its skill at fighting cancer may also help patients survive pneumonia, scientists report. [More]
Research shows how bacteria in airways can help each other replenish vital iron

Research shows how bacteria in airways can help each other replenish vital iron

The body's assailants are cleverer than previously thought. New research from Lund University in Sweden shows for the first time how bacteria in the airways can help each other replenish vital iron. [More]
Research report on global market for respiratory devices

Research report on global market for respiratory devices

The worldwide respiratory device market continues to grow despite economic downturns mainly due to the aging of the world population and increasing incidence of COPD. [More]