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2013-08-27 08:27:23

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carolus Therapeutics, Inc. and The Alpha-1 Project, Inc. (TAP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Alpha-1 Foundation, today announced that they are collaborating to characterize human biological samples for the presence of the novel target, RANTES:PF4 heterodimer (the heteromer), a soluble protein complex that is secreted by activated platelets and implicated in many inflammation-related diseases, including genetic emphysema and COPD...

2013-08-23 10:54:24

A new study confirms that exposure to low to moderate amounts of arsenic in drinking water can impair lung function. Doses of about 120 parts per billion of arsenic in well water—about 12 times the dose generally considered safe—produced lung damage comparable to decades of smoking tobacco. Smoking, especially by males, made arsenic-related damage even worse. This is the first population-based study to clearly demonstrate significant impairment of lung function, in some cases extensive...

2013-08-16 04:20:20

OXFORD, England, August 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PSX1002 is a novel, orally inhaled, drug-only, pMDI suspension formulation of glycopyrronium bromide, a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) Prosonix, an innovative speciality pharmaceutical company developing a portfolio of inhaled Respiratory Medicines by Design, has completed all patient dosing sessions and follow-up procedures in its Phase 2 clinical study with PSX1002. PSX1002 is a novel,...

2013-08-15 12:18:44

More time on CPAP was associated with reduced mortality after controlling for common risk factors A new study suggests that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy reduces the mortality rate in people who have both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which the authors refer to as "the overlap syndrome." "This study adds to the growing body of literature regarding the combined impact of OSA in patients with COPD," said lead author...

2013-08-08 14:18:48

Penn study shows risk is relative to severity of skin disease Patients with mild, moderate and severe psoriasis had increasingly higher odds of having at least one major medical disease in addition to psoriasis, when compared to patients without psoriasis. Reporting findings in JAMA Dermatology, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, concluded that the severity of disease, as measured by the percentage of body surface area affected by psoriasis,...

2013-07-29 23:28:42

Mike quit smoking 2 packs a day after 2 hypnosis sessions with Goldlite Hypnosis Institute. Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2013 Mike has been smoking for the last 30 years. He knew that cigarettes are very bad and destructive for his health, but he did not care. He always thought that he was young and healthy and never believed that smoking could cause him harm. Sixth months ago, Mike started having problems with breathing. He went to see a doctor who did multiple tests for him and...

2013-07-27 12:20:15

TOKYO, July 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - QVA149 (indacaterol/glycopyrronium) is the first once-daily fixed-dose combination of both a LABA and a LAMA bronchodilator to gain positive CHMP opinion - Pivotal Phase III IGNITE data showed QVA149 significantly improved lung function and patient-reported outcomes including breathlessness and rescue medication use, compared to current standard of care[1]...

2013-07-19 14:43:40

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with an increased risk of developing cerebral microbleeds, according to a new study from researchers in the Netherlands. Cerebral microbleeds are a marker of cerebral small vessel disease, an important cause of age-related disability and cognitive decline. "The connection between COPD and cerebral small vessel disease was suggested by two earlier studies, but the connection between COPD and cerebral microbleeds, the location of...

2013-07-16 23:22:38

Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialists of Northern Virginia, P.C. wants to help you better understand about the Air Quality Index (AQI) and how you can help protect yourself, children, and others from unhealthy levels of air pollution. Fairfax, Virginia (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 The Air Quality Index (AQI) is the system used to warn the public when air pollution is dangerous. The AQI tracks ozone and particle pollution which are the most widespread air pollutants and also the most dangerous....

2013-07-10 08:24:50

Push for Lower-Cost Therapies, Screenings and Drug Compliance Will Drive Savings Efforts, According to a New Report from Decision Resources BURLINGTON, Mass., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that both managed care organization (MCO) pharmacy directors and pulmonologists believe that accountable care organizations (ACOs) can result in medical and drug costs savings...