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2014-01-17 00:21:50

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Fifty years after the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health, the new Surgeon General's report released today shows that cigarette smoking is even more hazardous than previously thought. This report documents that smoking causes even more diseases, kills even more people and...

2014-01-14 12:26:46

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Evidera, a leading provider of evidence-based solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has released its first draft qualification guidance document for a patient-reported outcome (PRO) measure in drug development: Qualification of Exacerbations of Chronic Pulmonary Disease Tool [EXACT] for Measurement of Symptoms of Acute Bacterial...

2014-01-13 23:02:17

The Alpha-1 Project, a venture philanthropy company created to speed development of new therapies and potential cures for lung and liver diseases caused by Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, announced a partnership today with Poliwogg, an innovative financial firm transforming healthcare investing. San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 The Alpha-1 Project, a venture philanthropy company created to speed development of new therapies and potential cures for lung and liver diseases...

2014-01-13 16:25:12

-- Ultibro(TM) Breezhaler®1(QVA149), a long-term once-daily dual bronchodilator, received Health Canada approval on December 23rd 2013 for the treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema -- Pivotal Phase III IGNITE data showed QVA149 significantly improved lung function and patient-reported outcomes including...

Odor Receptors Found In Lungs
2014-01-03 10:22:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research published in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology has revealed that odor receptors aren’t just found in the nose – they also line the lungs as well. However, instead of being used to detect the aroma of blueberry cobbler or a succulent roasting chicken, the odor receptors in the lungs trigger a response designed to protect the airways. “We forget,” said study author Yehuda Ben-Shahar,...

2013-12-15 23:03:18

Available in the US just in time for the holidays, this specially constructed pulmonary harmonica helps improve breathing. No musical talent required, and there’s a coupon code below. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) December 15, 2013 This year, buy something really useful for your loved ones. Developed for a family member with breathing problems, the Pulmonica is a pulmonary harmonica designed for nonmusicians that exercises the diaphragm and chest muscles to improve breathing. The low tuning is...

2013-12-05 13:49:24

In London alone, the daily tally is 67 -- more than 2 classrooms-full In London alone, the daily tally is 67 - more than two classrooms-full, the calculations indicate. National figures on smoking prevalence are available, but the researchers wanted to estimate smoking uptake among children, to provide some baseline data to inform efforts for preventive measures, and focus attention and resources on what is "essentially a child protection issue." This is because taking up smoking at...


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