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2014-04-30 20:23:46

LONDON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Incruse(TM) Ellipta(®) (umeclidinium) as an anticholinergic indicated for the long-term, once-daily, maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. Umeclidinium is GSK's first once-daily anticholinergic, a type of...

2014-04-28 08:32:52

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) and Theravance, Inc. (NASDAQ: THRX) today announced that Anoro(TM) Ellipta(®) (umeclidinium and vilanterol inhalation powder), the first once-daily product approved in the US that combines two long-acting bronchodilators in a single inhaler for the maintenance treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is now available to retail pharmacies...

2014-04-24 23:02:54

American Lung Association in Washington & Aljoya Thornton Place Hold Respiratory Rally to Educate Residents, Friends & Neighbors about Caring for Those with Respiratory Challenges. Seattle (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Respiratory conditions are so common and wide reaching that nearly all of us are affected by one or more in our lifetime. As with many conditions, seniors and children are especially vulnerable to respiratory illness. On Saturday, May 3rd from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., the...

Rural Microbes Could Boost The Health Of City Dwellers
2014-04-24 03:26:09

University of Colorado at Boulder The greater prevalence of asthma, allergies and other chronic inflammatory disorders among people of lower socioeconomic status might be due in part to their reduced exposure to the microbes that thrive in rural environments, according to a new scientific paper. The article, published in the journal Clinical & Experimental Immunology, argues that people living in urban centers who have less access to green spaces may be more apt to have chronic...

2014-04-24 12:28:48

Each of the Emerging LABA/LAMA Fixed-Dose Combinations Has Advantages Over Current Therapies on Efficacy Measures, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that surveyed U.S. and European pulmonologists agree that a therapy offering a greater reduction in exacerbations is among the areas of greatest opportunity for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatments. The majority of surveyed U.S....

2014-04-23 23:08:57

For the fourth consecutive year, Austin-based Alen Corporation will have a significant presence at the American Lung Association’s (ALA) Fight for Air Climb, taking place April 26 at the Frost Bank Tower in downtown Austin, Texas. Alen, an air purifier company, says its involvement is just one way that it is working to bring awareness to the health issues associated with poor indoor air quality. Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 The Fight for Air Climb’s purpose is to call attention...

2014-03-28 12:22:00

DUBLIN, Mar. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8gxjqj/investigation ) has announced the addition of the "Investigation Report on China's Tiotropium Bromide Market, 2009-2018" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) As the air becomes more contaminated, incidence of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases also increases. Consequently, more market space is provided for relevant drug...

2014-03-20 23:29:32

Allergy season is in full swing and many of us are wheezing. The Pulmonica pulmonary harmonica helps loosen congestion to clear lungs and make breathing easier and this seminar will give practical information to improve your breathing. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Sarasota area residents who want to improve their breathing should circle March 25, 2014 on their calendar. Dana Keller, PhD, and his wife, Mary Lou, owners of Harmonica Techs, will lead a free Breathe Better Now seminar...

2014-03-17 23:03:42

Commonly Used Asthma and COPD Questionnaires Now Available on SITEpro Tablet Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 ERT, a leading global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, today announced it has received authorization to provide electronic versions of the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaires (SGRQ) on SITEpro® Tablet – ERT’s electronic patient data collection system for use at clinical investigative sites. The...

2014-03-13 23:28:50

People with COPD, asthma and other breathing problems can improve their breathing through 12 simple steps. Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 After learning that a family member had emphysema, Dana Keller, PhD, and his wife, Mary Lou, created the Pulmonica® – a pulmonary harmonica for nonmusicians that exercises the diaphragm and chest muscles to improve breathing. Together, the two announce 12 how-to tips for improving one’s breathing. “No musical talent is required for...


Latest Chronic lower respiratory diseases Reference Libraries

Lung
2013-01-01 15:53:59

The lung is a vital organ that is a part of the respiratory system. Generally a person has two lungs; however, the body can function with only one. The lung’s main function is to move oxygen and carbon dioxide into and out of the bloodstream through gas exchange. The lungs are located lateral to the heart in the thoracic cavity. Each lung has a tip called the apex, which is superior in the body. The bases of the lungs rest on the diaphragm. They appear to be spongy due to their bundles of...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.