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Particulate Air Pollution: Cause of Increased Heart Attack Risk

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Photo: Exhaust fumes [24/01/2014] Long-term exposure to particulate matter is associated with an increased risk for heart attack. Moreover, this association can already be observed in levels of particulate exposure below the current specified European limit values.Particulate Air Pollution: Cause of Increased Heart Attack Risk - Read more

Nutrition: Dietary Fibers Protect Against Asthma

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Photo: Fruit and vegetables [07/01/2014] The Western diet probably has more to do with the asthma epidemic than has been assumed so far because developing asthma is related to the amount of fruit and vegetables consumed.Nutrition: Dietary Fibers Protect Against Asthma - Read more

Smoking: Total Bans Work Best

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Photo: Smoking ban [06/01/2014] Completely banning tobacco use inside the home – or more broadly in the whole city – measurably boosts the odds of smokers either cutting back or quitting entirely, report University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers.Smoking: Total Bans Work Best - Read more

Cancer: Increased Attention to Risk from Silica

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Photo: Demolition work [12/12/2013] Action could help millions of Americans exposed to silica at work: A new review highlights new developments in understanding the health effects of silica, and calls for action to reduce illness and death from silica exposure at work.Cancer: Increased Attention to Risk from Silica - Read more

Transplant: Lungs Preserved for 11 Hours Outside Body

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Photo: Organs [16/10/2013] A multidisciplinary transplant team at University Hospitals Leuven successfully preserved a set of donor lungs for over eleven hours with the help of a machine, the longest period ever reported.Transplant: Lungs Preserved for 11 Hours Outside Body - Read more

Fungal Lung Infections: New Drug Candidate

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Photo: Two people in a garden [07/10/2013] Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have discovered a new compound that could be developed as an antifungal drug to treat histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis, two types of fungal infections that are naturally drug-resistant. Fungal Lung Infections: New Drug Candidate - Read more

Air Pollution: Death and Disability Down 35 Percent in the US

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Photo: Air pollution [24/09/2013] A new study by Arden Pope from Brigham Young University concludes that improvements in U.S. air quality since 1990 have sparked a 35 percent reduction in deaths and disability specifically attributable to air pollution.Air Pollution: Death and Disability Down 35 Percent in the US - Read more

Antibiotics: New Strategy Could Reduce Inappropriate Use

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Photo: Antibiotics [10/09/2013] Researchers have developed a new strategy for prescribing antibiotics that could reduce patient harm and help combat the rise in antibiotic resistance.Antibiotics: New Strategy Could Reduce Inappropriate Use - Read more

Surgery: New Tool May Help Sleep Apnea Sufferers

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Photo: Sleep Apnea [29/08/2013] A Wayne State University researcher's novel use of a new tool may make surgery a more viable option for sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS).Surgery: New Tool May Help Sleep Apnea Sufferers - Read more

Blood: Risk Calculator for Venous Thromboses

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Photo: Blood [19/08/2013] A venous thrombosis, the occlusion of a vein, can result in a pulmonary embolism. Researchers at the Medical University Vienna have now developed a “risk calculator” that enables doctors to estimate this risk more accurately.Blood: Risk Calculator for Venous Thromboses - Read more