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Respiratory illness, dog bites among top concerns for travelers to China

30 Jun 2008 – General Respiratory News
Beijing–bound Olympic travellers should worry less about exotic diseases, and instead focus on preventing more mundane health problems like respiratory illness and dog bites. A new study by … – more

New clinical trial for patients with asbestos-associated lung cancer

30 Jun 2008 – New and Emerging Respiratory Therapies
The Mesothelioma Center within the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center is now recruiting patients for a clinical … – more

Oxygen-rich lifesaving efforts pose risk for respiratory infections

21 Jun 2008 – General Respiratory News
Each year, thousands of premature infants battle to breathe. Thanks to life-saving interventions developed in the past couple decades – steroids given to their mothers to stall pre-term labor, … – more

Allergy expert has advice for flood victims

20 Jun 2008 – General Respiratory News
As if the emotional and financial impact of flood damage isn’t bad enough, floodwaters can also bring health problems. H. James Wedner, M.D., professor of medicine and chief of the Division of … – more

Researchers discover legionnaire microbe’s tricks

20 Jun 2008 – General Respiratory News

Yale University researchers have shed new light how bacteria like the ones that cause Legionnaires’ disease and Q-fever raise such havoc in human patients.

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New research group offers hope to asbestosis sufferers

12 Jun 2008 – Hot Respiratory Topics

The Asbestos Research Group, offering hope to sufferers of asbestos-related diseases, was launched at The Wesley Research Institute today.

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Researchers find source of drug-tolerant tuberculosis

12 Jun 2008 – General Respiratory News
University of Pittsburgh-led researchers discovered that the primary bacteria behind tuberculosis can grow on surfaces and that drug-tolerant strains flourish in these bacterial communities, the … – more

Allergy research breakthrough

6 Jun 2008 – New and Emerging Respiratory Therapies

In a world first scientists have identified how a gene associated with allergic diseases such as asthma and eczema works, providing new hope for potential drug treatments.

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Hayfever hope

6 Jun 2008 – New and Emerging Respiratory Therapies
With the peak grass pollen season approaching, scientists can reveal that a daily dose of probiotic can change the immune status of people with hay fever. – more

More girls than boys benefit from breastfeeding

5 Jun 2008 – Hot Respiratory Topics
Challenging the long-standing belief that breast-feeding equally protects all babies against disease, research led by Johns Hopkins Children’s Center investigators suggests that when it comes to … – more

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