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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

Korean Men: Increased Risk for Death from Cancer

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Photo: Korean man [07/11/2012] Measuring blood levels of high-sensitive C-reactive protein, an important marker of inflammation, in apparently cancer-free men could potentially help identify those at increased risk for death from cancer, in particular lung cancer, according to a research.Korean Men: Increased Risk for Death from Cancer - Read more

Lung Disease: Antibody Could Reverse Fatal Condition

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[16/10/2012] Scientists from the University of Sheffield have found an antibody treatment that not only stops pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) from getting worse, but also reverses the condition in mice and rats. Their research is paving the way for new treatments.Lung Disease: Antibody Could Reverse Fatal Condition - Read more

Diagnosis: New Way of Imaging Lungs

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[10/10/2012] A new approach to lung scanning could improve the diagnosis and treatment of a lung disease that affects approximately 24 million Americans and is the country's third-highest cause of death.Diagnosis: New Way of Imaging Lungs - Read more

Asthma: Inner City and Suburbs Children Have Different Illnesses

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[26/09/2012] In a new study researchers from the University of Wisconsin in Madison investigated viral respiratory illnesses and their possible role in the development of asthma in urban versus suburban babies.Asthma: Inner City and Suburbs Children Have Different Illnesses - Read more

Smartphone: App Lets You Monitor Lung Health

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[19/09/2012] A new tool from researchers at the University of Washington, UW Medicine and Seattle Children's hospital lets people monitor their lung function at home or on the go simply by blowing into their smartphones.Smartphone: App Lets You Monitor Lung Health - Read more

COPD: The Mystery of The Third Signal

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[18/09/2012] At least three protective mechanisms defend the lungs against erroneous attacks by the body's own immune system. This was discovered by the Immuneregulation research group of Professor Dunja Bruder at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, Germany.COPD: The Mystery of The Third Signal - Read more