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Environment: Urban Trees Make Cities Healthier

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Photo: Central Park [21/06/2013] An U.S. Forest Service and Davey Institute study found that urban trees are saving an average of one life every year per city as they reduce fine particulate pollution. In New York City, trees save an average of eight lives every year.Environment: Urban Trees Make Cities Healthier - Read more

Intensive Care: Reducing Airway Infection in Children

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Photo: Breathing apparatus [19/06/2013] An initiative that combines a multidisciplinary health care approach with a range of preventive measures could cut the rate of a common airway infection among children in intensive care by more than half, a new study suggests.Intensive Care: Reducing Airway Infection in Children - Read more

Nanomaterial Toxicity: Stage for Policies to Address Health Risks

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Photo: Laboratory [07/05/2013] For the first time, researchers from institutions around the United States have conducted an identical series of toxicology tests evaluating lung-related health impacts associated with widely used engineered nanomaterials (ENMs).Nanomaterial Toxicity: Stage for Policies to Address Health Risks - Read more

World Asthma Day - 05/07/2013

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Photo: Woman with asthma [03/05/2013] On May 7th, 2013, the World Asthma Day will take place under the motto „You Can Control Your Asthma“. It was initiated in 1998 by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). On this day, organizations and associations worldwide inform about the chronic respiratory disease and call on the affected persons to control it.World Asthma Day - 05/07/2013 - Read more

Lung Cancer: Models Predict Treatment Outcome

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Photo: Doctor viewing X-ray [22/04/2013] Mathematical prediction models are better than doctors at predicting the outcomes and responses of lung cancer patients to treatment. This applies even after the doctor has seen the patient and knows what treatment plan and radiation dose will be.Lung Cancer: Models Predict Treatment Outcome - Read more

Lung Cancer: Three Risk Factors Combined

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Photo: Asbestos warning [15/04/2013] The chances of developing lung cancer associated with asbestos exposure, asbestosis and smoking are dramatically increased when these three risk factors are combined.Lung Cancer: Three Risk Factors Combined - Read more

Lung Cancer: Doctors Do Not Assist Tobacco Cessation

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Photo: Tabacco Cessation [02/04/2013] Physicians who care for lung cancer patients recognize the importance of tobacco cessation, but often do not provide cessation assistance to their patients according to a recent study.Lung Cancer: Doctors Do Not Assist Tobacco Cessation - Read more

Viruses: Device Kills Airborne Pathogens

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Photo: Pathogens [01/02/2013] A new device called a soft x-ray electrostatic precipitator protected immunocompromised mice from airborne pathogenic bacteria, viruses, ultrafine particles, and allergens. This device, known for short as a SXC ESP, is highly versatile, with multiple potential uses, and Washington University is working on licensing the technology.Viruses: Device Kills Airborne Pathogens - Read more

Well Hidden: New Understanding of Latent Tuberculosis

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Photo: Lung in X-Ray [31/01/2013] Forsyth scientists have gained new insight on how Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global epidemic. Although drugs have been available for 50 years, TB still infects nearly 2.2 billion people worldwide and causes 1.7 million annual deaths.Well Hidden: New Understanding of Latent Tuberculosis - Read more

Smoking Bans: Fewer Hospitalizations and Deaths

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Photo: Smoking publicly [09/11/2012] Laws that end smoking at work and other public places result in significantly fewer hospitalizations for heart attacks, strokes, asthma and other respiratory conditions, a new analysis from the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) has found.Smoking Bans: Fewer Hospitalizations and Deaths - Read more