Researchers develop novel gene / cell therapy approach for lung disease
"These are significant findings with potential implications beyond the treatment of a rare lung disease," said Bruce Trapnell, MD, senior author and a physician in the Division of Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology at Cincinnati Children's. "Our ...
Medical Xpress - Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:03

Napping might increase risk of dying, lung diseases
Too much of a good thing is bad for us. An afternoon nap rejuvenates our energies, but accumulated over time excess napping increases the probability of premature death by a third, new research suggests. Sleeping for more than an hour during the day ...
helpmeoutDOC News - A consistent flow of medical news - Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:22

Afraid of EV-D68? Another Deadly Virus Is Actually Killing Kids in US
Most of the seriously affected children appear to have underlying lung diseases, such as asthma, or a neurological disease, and these children are at high risk from many viruses. RSV infects almost everyone by the time they turn 2. It causes a very bad ... - Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:18

Lung cancer test unreliable in regions with endemic infectious lung disease
To assess the accuracy of using fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) to diagnose lung conditions in regions with locally endemic infectious lung diseases, Stephen A. Deppen, PhD, of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in ...
Clinical Advisor - Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:21

Lung Infections May Hamper Ability to Detect Lung Cancer
HCPLive - Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:03

Lung Infections May Impair Ability to Detect Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer News Today - Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:33

Study Finds COPD Patients Breathe Easier With Lung Flute Device
The coauthors note that COPD is characterized by mucus hypersecretion that contributes to disease-related morbidity, and is associated with increased mortality. The Lung Flute is a new respiratory device that produces a low frequency acoustic wave with ...
Lung Disease News - Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:26

Lung cancer test less effective in areas where infectious lung disease is more ...
An analysis of 70 studies finds that use of the diagnostic imaging procedure of fludeoxyglucose F18 (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET) combined with computed tomography (CT) may not reliably distinguish benign disease from lung cancer in ...
Science Codex - Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:03

Lung Cancer Tests Less Effective where Infectious Lung Disease is Common
Counsel & Heal - Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:15

The Tragic Recurrence of Debilitating Black Lung Disease
For the past 40 years, NIOSH has conducted surveys and monitored trends in the prevalence of coal miners' pneumoconiosis (also known as black lung disease), including progressive massive fibrosis (PMF), the worst form of the disease. PMF is an ...
Center for Effective Government (blog) - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:13

Respiratory Diseases Carry Increased Risk for Lung Cancer
The most often reported previous respiratory diseases in the study were pneumonia and chronic bronchitis. In adjusting for other respiratory diseases and smoking, positive associations with lung cancer were found most prominently between chronic ...
Pharmacy Times - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:17

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