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Liver plays role in pneumonia, sepsis susceptibility
New evidence highlights the importance of the liver in immunity against bacterial pneumonia. (Medical News Today)

Scientists discover link between common medications and serious falls in older men
Serious falls are more than twice as likely in older men who take medicines with anti-cholinergic properties - according to new research from the University of East Anglia. (Medical News Today)

Experimental MERS vaccine shows promise in animal studies
A two-step regimen of experimental vaccines against Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) prompted immune responses in mice and rhesus macaques, report National Institutes of Health scientists who... (Medical News Today)

Cystic fibrosis: new understanding of infections
Lab work on the microorganisms found in sputum unveils secrets of their 'aerobic and anaerobic lifestyles' in cystic fibrosis to help with future studies and clinical testing. (Medical News Today)

Researchers discover new type of mycovirus
Researchers, led by Dr Robert Coutts, Leverhulme Research Fellow from the School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire, and Dr Ioly Kotta-Loizou, Research Associate at... (Medical News Today)

Possible path toward first anti-MERS drugs
If you haven't heard of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, thank geography, NGOs, and government agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization (WHO)... (Medical News Today)

Increased protein turnover contributes to the development of pulmonary fibrosis
Scientists of the Comprehensive Pneumology Center (CPC) at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have identified a new mechanism which contributes to the development of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). (Medical News Today)

UTMB study uncovers mechanism responsible for pollen-induced allergies
A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has uncovered a mechanism that is central to becoming allergic to ragweed pollen and developing allergic asthma or seasonal nasal... (Medical News Today)

New smart drug targets and reduces site-specific inflammation
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and University of Colorado researchers have developed a dynamic "smart" drug that targets inflammation in a site-specific manner and could enhance the body's... (Medical News Today)

Diagnostic test developed for enterovirus D68
Respiratory virus caused severe illness, deaths in childrenResearchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (Medical News Today)

CPS updates recommendations for use of palivizumab against RSV
The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) has updated its recommendations on the use of palivizumab, an antibody used to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. (Medical News Today)

Elderberry benefits air travellers
The negative health effects of international air travel are well documented but now it seems that the common elderberry can provide some reliefElderberries are pictured. (Medical News Today)

Scientists' first major advancement in cystic fibrosis lung infection detection in 50 years set to transform thousands of lives
Cardiff University scientists have developed a new diagnostic approach offering an unprecedented rapid and accurate diagnosis of lung infections in patients with cystic fibrosis - a disease... (Medical News Today)

Stem cell therapy shows promise in small clinical trial for rare lung disease
Canadian researchers have published promising results of the first clinical trial in the world of a genetically-enhanced stem cell therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). (Medical News Today)

Study identifies prescription practices as major player in antibiotic overuse
New research reveals 10% of doctors write antibiotic prescriptions for at least 95% of patients who visit them with acute respiratory infections, such as cold, flu and bronchitis. (Medical News Today)

Cognitive decline may be uncommon after heart procedures: Antibiotics overprescribed in the VA health system
1. Evidence questions link between heart procedures and cognitive declineA systematic evidence review published in Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that cognitive decline following regularly... (Medical News Today)

Lack of knowledge on animal disease leaves humans at risk
Researchers from the University of Sydney have painted the most detailed picture to date of major infectious diseases shared between wildlife and livestock, and found a huge gap in knowledge about... (Medical News Today)

Emissions have declined, but sulfur dioxide air pollutant still a concern for asthmatics
Emissions of the air pollutant sulfur dioxide have been dramatically decreased during the past 30 years but for some people even a little inhaled sulfur dioxide may still be too much. (Medical News Today)

Clinical pathway uncovers obstructive sleep apnea in hospitalized patients
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) remains under-recognized in hospitalized patients, despite being associated with cardiovascular complications and sudden death. (Medical News Today)

UI researchers stimulate human amygdala to gain key insight into SUDEP
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is becoming increasingly recognized as a very real and devastating problem in which impaired breathing is thought to play a critical role. (Medical News Today)

British Lung Foundation launches new sleep apnoea toolkit to find missing million
The British Lung Foundation (BLF) has launched a new obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) toolkit for commissioners and planning services to support them in improving the delivery of sleep services... (Medical News Today)

Out of this world: Southampton research into the health impacts of human spaceflight
Pioneering research from the University of Southampton into the health impacts of spaceflight has been identified as a possible experiment to be conducted by British astronaut Tim Peake on his... (Medical News Today)

New CDC study highlights burden of pneumonia hospitalizations among US adults
When U.S. adults are hospitalized with pneumonia, viruses are more often to blame than bacteria. (Medical News Today)

Pneumonia investment doesn't match mortality burden
Research spend still relatively low, despite recent risesUK investment in pneumonia research is lacking when compared to spending on influenza and tuberculosis, according to a new study by... (Medical News Today)

New guidelines for the treatment of IPF released by leading respiratory societies
Updated guidelines on the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) have been released by an international group of leading respiratory societies. (Medical News Today)

Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report
Title: Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report
Category: Health News
Created: 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/31/2015 (Medicine Net)

triamcinolone acetonide inhaler, Azmacort
Title: triamcinolone acetonide inhaler, Azmacort
Category: Medications
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/27/2015 (Medicine Net)

Asthma Medications
Title: Asthma Medications
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 2/4/2009 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/27/2015 (Medicine Net)

Losing Weight May Ease Asthma in Obese People
Title: Losing Weight May Ease Asthma in Obese People
Category: Health News
Created: 6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/29/2015 (Medicine Net)

Title: Oximetry
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 10/13/1998 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/23/2015 (Medicine Net)

Churg-Strauss Syndrome
Title: Churg-Strauss Syndrome
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/7/1998 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/18/2015 (Medicine Net)

Asthma Treatments Fail Older Patients More Often: Study
Title: Asthma Treatments Fail Older Patients More Often: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 6/12/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/15/2015 (Medicine Net)

Aerobic Exercise Can Help Curb Asthma, Study Shows
Title: Aerobic Exercise Can Help Curb Asthma, Study Shows
Category: Health News
Created: 6/11/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/11/2015 (Medicine Net)

Asthma Complexities
Title: Asthma Complexities
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 4/10/2001 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/5/2015 (Medicine Net)

Soy Supplements Won't Ease Asthma, Study Finds
Title: Soy Supplements Won't Ease Asthma, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 5/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/27/2015 (Medicine Net)

cromolyn, Nasalcrom, Gastrocrom (Intal, Opticrom are discontinued)
Title: cromolyn, Nasalcrom, Gastrocrom (Intal, Opticrom are discontinued)
Category: Medications
Created: 7/23/1998 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/22/2015 (Medicine Net)

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