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The breathing lifeline that comes at a price

4 Jun 2008 – General Respiratory News

The ventilators on an intensive care ward of a hospital offer a vital lifeline to the sickest and most vulnerable patients, providing the oxygen that keeps them alive when they are unable to … – more

World no tobacco day – don’t forget people with mental illness

30 May 2008 – Hot Respiratory Topics
On World No Tobacco Day (31 May 2008), SANE Australia urges action to help people with mental illness, who represent about 40 per cent of all Australian smokers. – more

New breathing exercises help manage asthma

29 May 2008 – Effective Respiratory Treatments

A presentation that demonstrates breathing exercises designed to help reduce the use of asthma inhalers is today available to the general public for free from the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) … – more

A new way to look at lung cancer and tobacco carcinogens

29 May 2008 – Hot Respiratory Topics
Two types of cancer-causing agents in cigarettes—a nicotine-derived chemical and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are the main culprits in lung cancer. Exposure to tobacco smoke – … – more

Researchers aim to improve asthma patients’ care through computer-based simulation program

27 May 2008 – General Respiratory News
Mayo Clinic pulmonary researchers have designed and tested a new patient education computer program intended to help people with asthma manage their disease. The program allows asthma patients (an … – more

Prevention of pneumonia in critically-ill patients generally strong

27 May 2008 – General Respiratory News
Mayo Clinic researchers found that the frequency with which critically-ill patients developed ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is approximately the same at a multidisciplinary medical center … – more

Celebrex shows benefit in lung cancer chemoprevention trial

27 May 2008 – General Respiratory News
Celecoxib, the anti-inflammatory medication also known by the trade name Celebrex, has proven to be safe and reduces a specific proliferation measurement of precancerous lesions in the lung, … – more

Researchers find common gene disorder doubles risk of lung cancer, even among nonsmokers

27 May 2008 – General Respiratory News
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that carrying a common genetic disorder doubles the risk of developing lung cancer in smokers and nonsmokers. – more

FDA warns consumers against using mommy’s bliss nipple cream

26 May 2008 – General Respiratory News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use or purchase Mommy’s Bliss Nipple Cream, marketed by MOM Enterprises, Inc., because the product contains potentially harmful … – more

Sugar linkage that could lead to better treatment for autoimmune diseases

15 May 2008 – General Respiratory News
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire Glycomics Center have helped identify a specific carbohydrate structure that confers anti-inflammatory activity to a glycoprotein antibody that could … – more

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