Experts explore effective ways to diagnose and treat asthma
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  August 2, 2017  
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 Experts explore effective ways to diagnose and treat asthmaExperts explore effective ways to diagnose and treat asthma
 
What are the best ways to diagnose and manage asthma in adults? This can be tricky because asthma can stem from several causes and treatment often depends on what is triggering the asthma.
 
 
 New test effective in identifying deployment-related lung disease in military personnelNew test effective in identifying deployment-related lung disease in military personnel
 
A test called the lung clearance index (LCI) is superior to standard tests in identifying patients with lung disease related to military deployment, suggests a study in the August Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
 
   Advanced lung cancer patients get survival benefit with use of concurrent chemotherapy, proton therapyAdvanced lung cancer patients get survival benefit with use of concurrent chemotherapy, proton therapy
 
For patients with advanced, inoperable stage 3 lung cancer, concurrent chemotherapy and the specialized radiation treatment, proton therapy, offers improved survival compared to historical data for standard of care, according to a new study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
 
   New survey reveals emotional, practical challenges facing people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosisNew survey reveals emotional, practical challenges facing people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
 
New results from a global survey supported by Boehringer Ingelheim reveal the emotional and practical challenges facing people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
 
   Study shows impact of CT lung cancer screening on smoking cessation in high-risk peopleStudy shows impact of CT lung cancer screening on smoking cessation in high-risk people
 
New research published in the scientific journal Thorax has found that smokers who undergo a CT scan of their lungs are more likely to quit smoking.
 
 People who undergo CT lung cancer screening more likely to stop smoking
 
People who undergo CT lung cancer screening more likely to stop smokingSmokers who undergo a CT scan of their lungs are more likely to quit than those who don’t, concludes a trial led by Cardiff University.
 
 
 Newly identified biomarkers could lead to better therapies for cystic fibrosis
 
Newly identified biomarkers could lead to better therapies for cystic fibrosisResearchers have identified two new biological markers of cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disease which affects children and young adults, leaving them with lifelong health complications including digestive problems and persistent lung infections.
 
 
 Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy helps toddler survive brain damage – case report
 
Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy helps toddler survive brain damage – case reportEden Carlson, a two year old child had fallen into the family swimming pool. She was rushed to medical care but her heart had stopped beating for over two hours. A team of doctors used an innovative therapy with a combination of new oxygen therapies and the child was revived of the brain damage that she had suffered.
 
 
 UC scientists take different approach to investigating how influenza spreads through the lungs
 
UC scientists take different approach to investigating how influenza spreads through the lungsInfluenza is a recurring global health threat that, according to the World Health Organization, is responsible for as many as 500,000 deaths every year, most due to influenza pneumonia, or viral pneumonia.
 
 
 People with genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's may have greater cognitive deficits with sleep-disordered breathing
 
People with genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's may have greater cognitive deficits with sleep-disordered breathingPeople who carry a genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease appear to be at greater risk of diminished cognition from sleep-disordered breathing than those without the susceptibility, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
 
 
 Researchers reveal new type of sweat test for better CF diagnosis
 
Researchers reveal new type of sweat test for better CF diagnosisCystic fibrosis (CF) is an incurable genetic disease in which patients have chronic lung infections. The sooner CF is diagnosed, the better the symptoms can be managed.
 
 
 Prototype app helps children with chronic diseases develop proper medication habits
 
Prototype app helps children with chronic diseases develop proper medication habitsAs many as 19 million U.S. children suffer from at least one chronic medical condition such as ADD/ADHD, asthma, or depression. Building a habit of strict medication adherence from a young age is crucial for preventing lifelong negative health consequences.
 
 
 High dose flu vaccine reduces risk of respiratory and all-cause hospitalizations, study finds
 
High dose flu vaccine reduces risk of respiratory and all-cause hospitalizations, study findsIn the largest nursing home study to date on the effect of a high dose (HD) flu vaccine, researchers found that vaccines with four times the antigen of standard flu (SD) vaccines significantly reduced the risk of respiratory and all-cause hospitalization during flu season.
 
 
 Sepsis Diagnosis
 
Sepsis DiagnosisSepsis, also known as blood poisoning, is the body’s hyperactive response to an infection that can lead to inflammation, tissue damage, organ failure etc. It is a very dangerous state in which the immune system stops fighting with the invading agents and turns to itself. Around one-third of patients who are affected with sepsis die every year.
 
 
 Scientists developing new tool to help physicians reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics
 
Scientists developing new tool to help physicians reduce unnecessary use of antibioticsAntibiotics are lifesaving drugs, but overuse is leading to one of the world's most pressing health threats: antibiotic resistance.
 
 
 Researchers provide evidence supporting need for gender-specific anti-inflammatory drugs
 
Researchers provide evidence supporting need for gender-specific anti-inflammatory drugsPerhaps you have come across the titles 'Men are from Mars, women are from Venus' or 'Why men don't listen and women can't read maps': just two of the many books and articles -- some enlightening or amusing and others irritating -- that theorise about fundamental differences between men and women.
 
 
 Two new discoveries provide better understanding of how bacteria resist antibiotics
 
Two new discoveries provide better understanding of how bacteria resist antibioticsTwo new discoveries from Edward Yu's Iowa State University laboratory are adding to the scientific understanding of how bacteria resist antibiotics.
 
 
 Risk for Pericarditis
 
Risk for PericarditisPericarditis is the swelling or inflammation that occurs in the pericardium. Pericardium is the lining membrane that is found surrounding the human heart. This inflammation causes mild to severe chest pain and pericardial effusion (fluid accumulation in the heart). The pericardial effusion is the process by which the extension of pericardium occurs to accommodate the excess fluid.
 
 
 SPECT PET Imaging Technology Drives Initiatives in Targeted Cancer Therapy
 
SPECT PET Imaging Technology Drives Initiatives in Targeted Cancer TherapyAccording to the American Cancer Society, approximately 1,688,780 new cancer cases will occur in 2017,1 half of which will result in subsequent mortality. Targeted therapeutic cancer approaches, including radiation and protein inhibitors, are common treatment options for improving the likelihood of survival
 
 
 Study finds no significant benefits of cooling down cardiac arrest patients for 48 hours
 
Study finds no significant benefits of cooling down cardiac arrest patients for 48 hoursA five per cent difference in favor of the 48 hours. This is the result of a study from Aarhus University that has spent several years examining the possible benefits of cooling down patients suffering cardiac arrest to 33°C for 48 hours, instead of the 24-hours that is standard practice in most places.
 
 
 Combination therapy shows efficacy, safety in treating metastatic renal cell cancer
 
Combination therapy shows efficacy, safety in treating metastatic renal cell cancerA new cooperative research study including Norris Cotton Cancer Center's Lionel Lewis, MB BCh, MD, finds that nivolumab plus ipilimumab therapy demonstrated manageable safety, notable antitumor activity, and durable responses with promising long term overall survival in patients with metastatic renal cell cancer (mRCC).
 
 
 Juvenescence AI to develop first compounds generated by Insilico's deep-learned drug discovery engines
 
Juvenescence AI to develop first compounds generated by Insilico's deep-learned drug discovery enginesInsilico Medicine, a Baltimore-based leader in artificial intelligence for drug discovery and biomarker development, is pleased to announce a multi-year drug development agreement with the biotechnology company Juvenescence AI Limited.
 
 
 UGA researcher develops clinical decision rule to accurately detect acute bacterial rhinosinusitis
 
UGA researcher develops clinical decision rule to accurately detect acute bacterial rhinosinusitisSinus infections are one of the most common reasons patients walk out of the doctor's office with an antibiotic prescription in hand. The problem is that bacteria causes only about one-third of sinus infections, which means most patients are inappropriately receiving antibiotics.
 
 
 When high deductibles hurt: Even insured patients postpone care
 
When high deductibles hurt: Even insured patients postpone careIn November 2015, Tina Heck was in her garage lifting 40-pound bags of wood pellets to fuel her heating stove, when something went very wrong with her back.
 
 
 Scientists find hints to a 'ghost' species of archaic humans in saliva
 
Scientists find hints to a 'ghost' species of archaic humans in salivaIn saliva, scientists have found hints that a "ghost" species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa today.
 
 
 Research shows alarming prevalence of overfat pandemic in developed countries
 
Research shows alarming prevalence of overfat pandemic in developed countriesDoes your waist measure more than half your height? If so, you may be part of the global overfat pandemic.
 
 
 Study shows how E. coli bacteria hijack copper, use it as nutrient to fuel growth
 
Study shows how E. coli bacteria hijack copper, use it as nutrient to fuel growthCopper has long been known for its ability to kill bacteria and other microbes. But in an interesting twist, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria - those at the root of hard-to-treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) - hijack trace amounts of copper in the body and use it as a nutrient to fuel growth.
 
 
 Global multi-stakeholder partnerships improve health of women, children, and adolescents
 
Global multi-stakeholder partnerships improve health of women, children, and adolescentsGlobally, the health and well-being of women, children, and adolescents are improving faster than at any point in history, even in the poorest nations.