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Psychological input into treatment of people with severe asthma can help improve symptoms

Psychological input into treatment of people with severe asthma can help improve symptoms

Psychological input into the treatment and management of people with severe asthma can help improve their symptoms, according to a new study. [More]
Baby has greater risk of asthma if father smoked prior to conception

Baby has greater risk of asthma if father smoked prior to conception

A baby has a greater risk of asthma if his or her father smoked prior to conception. The research, presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Munich today (08 September 2014), is the first study in humans to analyse the link between a father's smoking habits before conception and a child's asthma. [More]
Temperature of exhaled breath could be used to diagnose lung cancer

Temperature of exhaled breath could be used to diagnose lung cancer

The temperature of exhaled breath could be used to diagnose lung cancer, according to a new study. The research, presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Munich today (8 September 2013), suggests that testing the temperature of breath could be a simple and noninvasive method to either confirm or reject the presence of lung cancer. [More]
Sleeping on animal fur in first 3 months of life might reduce risk of asthma in later childhood

Sleeping on animal fur in first 3 months of life might reduce risk of asthma in later childhood

Sleeping on animal fur in the first three months of life might reduce the risk of asthma in later childhood a new study has found. [More]
Study identifies link between higher levels of exposure to pollution and lung health in European citizens

Study identifies link between higher levels of exposure to pollution and lung health in European citizens

New data has identified a clear link between higher levels of exposure to air pollution and deteriorating lung health in adult European citizens. [More]

Different sub-groups of asthmatic children can be detected by electronic nose

An electronic nose can be used to successfully detect different sub-groups of asthmatic children, according to a new study. [More]
Flour and cleaning products cause occupational asthma in France

Flour and cleaning products cause occupational asthma in France

Flour has been identified as the main cause of occupational asthma in France, closely followed by cleaning products. [More]
Eating food just before taking TB drug could reduce effectiveness of medicine

Eating food just before taking TB drug could reduce effectiveness of medicine

The timing of food intake in the early phase of TB treatment could have a negative impact on the effectiveness of TB treatment. [More]
Higher pollution levels linked to deteriorating lung health among adult European citizens

Higher pollution levels linked to deteriorating lung health among adult European citizens

New data has identified a clear link between higher levels of exposure to air pollution and deteriorating lung health in adult European citizens. This study confirms previous findings that children growing up in areas with higher levels of pollution will have lower levels of lung function and a higher risk of developing symptoms such as cough and bronchitis symptoms. [More]
Avian influenza A H3N8 virus poses threat to humans

Avian influenza A H3N8 virus poses threat to humans

A study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists found the avian influenza A H3N8 virus that killed harbor seals along the New England coast can spread through respiratory droplets and poses a threat to humans. [More]
Sepsis patients more likely to survive when treated at hospital with higher volume of cases

Sepsis patients more likely to survive when treated at hospital with higher volume of cases

Patients with sepsis, one of the most time-sensitive and hard-to-detect illnesses in medicine, are more likely to survive the life-threatening condition when treated at a hospital that sees a higher volume of sepsis cases. [More]
Accreditation of bariatric surgery centers contributes to improved safety for patients

Accreditation of bariatric surgery centers contributes to improved safety for patients

Patients who underwent weight loss operations in recent years, when most bariatric surgical centers were accredited, had fewer postoperative complications and were 2.3 times less likely to die in the hospital than patients who had bariatric procedures performed before a national movement toward facility accreditation was taking place, according to new study findings. [More]
Exposure to certain phenols during pregnancy may disrupt growth of boys

Exposure to certain phenols during pregnancy may disrupt growth of boys

A research consortium bringing together teams from Inserm, the Nancy and Poitiers University Hospitals, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Atlanta, USA), and coordinated by the Inserm and University of Grenoble Environmental Epidemiology team (Unit 823), has just published an epidemiological study indicating that exposure to certain phenols during pregnancy, especially parabens and triclosan, may disrupt growth of boys during foetal growth and the first years of life. [More]
Ludwig, CRI collaborate with VentiRx to conduct clinical trial with motolimod and immunotherapy agents

Ludwig, CRI collaborate with VentiRx to conduct clinical trial with motolimod and immunotherapy agents

The nonprofits Ludwig Cancer Research (Ludwig) and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) announced today an agreement with VentiRx Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, to conduct a clinical trial with motolimod (VTX-2337) combined with other immunotherapy agents available to Ludwig and CRI through other industry partnerships. [More]
CAT score useful for predicting COPD exacerbations

CAT score useful for predicting COPD exacerbations

The likelihood and imminence of a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation in high-risk patients could be predicted using the COPD assessment test score, study findings indicate. [More]
Distinct features of COPD–asthma overlap syndrome identified

Distinct features of COPD–asthma overlap syndrome identified

US researchers have shown that patients with both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma have more exacerbations, less emphysema and more airway disease than patients with COPD alone. [More]
Type 2 diabetes adds to hospital mortality risk in bipolar patients

Type 2 diabetes adds to hospital mortality risk in bipolar patients

Type 2 diabetes is a major contributor to mortality in patients with bipolar disorder who are admitted to general hospitals, a study shows. [More]
Researchers identify different types of tuberculosis using new genetic barcode

Researchers identify different types of tuberculosis using new genetic barcode

Doctors and researchers will be able to easily identify different types of tuberculosis (TB) thanks to a new genetic barcode devised by scientists from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. [More]
Researchers discover pattern of infection of bacterium responsible for causing severe lung infections

Researchers discover pattern of infection of bacterium responsible for causing severe lung infections

Researchers at the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health have discovered the pattern of infection of the bacterium responsible for causing severe lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis. [More]
White pill may help scientists learn why patients with cystic fibrosis have less exercise capacity

White pill may help scientists learn why patients with cystic fibrosis have less exercise capacity

A little white pill may help scientists learn why patients with cystic fibrosis have less exercise capacity than their peers, even if their lungs are relatively healthy. [More]