The World Health Organization recently released a report regarding antimicrobial resistance and how it's being found in every part of the world. According to the WHO, the cause of this resistance is overuse and abuse of antibiotic medications,...
A new genomic test may be able to improve the diagnostic performance of bronchoscopy and help avoid the need for more invasive procedures in patients with suspected lung cancer. "This test can change clinical practice in pulmonary medicine," commented senior author Avrum...
New findings presented at the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference suggest that the progression of emphysema could be slowed by aspirin. "Other than smoking cessation and avoidance, there are no known methods for reducing the risk of developing emphysema,"...
Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous condition for a variety of reasons, including its link to high blood pressure and increased risk of stroke. Now a study adds evidence that for men, apnea also increases the likelihood of suffering from depression.
In what they are calling a surprising finding in a large study of men who completed questionnaires and allowed scientists to review their medical records, Johns Hopkins researchers report that men with a history of asthma were less...
Up to 3 percent of children in the U.S., Western Europe and Australia are affected by peanut allergies, with evidence also emerging that this sensitivity is beginning to affect children in Asia and Africa. These allergies develop early in life and are rarely outgrown.
The California Department of Public Health last week fined 12 hospitals a total of $775,000 after investigations determined that the hospitals caused – or were likely to cause – death or serious injury to patients. Two of seven patient deaths occurred at...
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