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2014-07-03 12:54:25

European Lung Foundation The World Health Organization (WHO) today, together with the European Respiratory Society (ERS), presented a new framework to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in countries with low levels of the disease. Today there are 33 countries and territories where there are fewer than 100 TB cases per million population. The framework outlines an initial "pre-elimination" phase, aiming to have fewer than 10 new TB cases per million people per year by 2035 in these countries....

2013-10-01 15:37:46

To address the global phenomenon of disparities in respiratory health, the American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society have released an official policy statement in which each pledges its commitment to reducing health disparities between the lowest and highest socioeconomic groups by continuing or initiating work with leaders from governments, academia, and other organizations to promote scientific inquiry and training, disseminate medical information and best practices,...

2013-09-10 14:13:20

Researchers have developed a new strategy for prescribing antibiotics that could reduce patient harm and help combat the rise in antibiotic resistance. A new study, which is due to be presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress in Barcelona tomorrow (11 September 2013), found that a new prescribing protocol could significant reduce potential misuse of antibiotics. The research followed over 500 patients with lower respiratory tract infections during the course of...

2013-09-09 08:46:15

Virtual observation of patients taking their prescribed TB medication, could prove an effective technique for ensuring patients effectively complete their course of treatment. The research will be presented today (8 September 2013) at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress. The new study suggests an alternative method to directly observed treatment (DOT), which is recommended by the World Health Organization. Directly observing treatments is often time consuming for a...

2013-09-09 08:12:06

Living close to a busy road is associated with a higher risk of death in people with bronchiectasis. A new study, presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress in Barcelona today (8 September 2013), has added to the growing body of evidence demonstrating the damaging effects of road-side pollution. Bronchiectasis is a condition in which the airways of the lungs become abnormally widened, leading to a build-up of excess mucus. It can be caused by cystic fibrosis...

Electronic Cigarettes And Patches Equally Effective
2013-09-08 05:56:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Electronic cigarettes are reportedly at least as effective as nicotine patches when it comes to helping smokers kick the habit, according to research presented Sunday at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress in Barcelona, Spain. According to BBC News Health and Science Reporter James Gallagher, the study showed roughly the same amount of people quitting using the vapor-producing devices as with patches, as well as...

2012-09-04 23:11:25

Sleep apnoea severity has been associated with increased cancer mortality in a new study. The research, which will be presented today (Tuesday 4 September 2012) at the European Respiratory Society´s (ERS) Annual Congress in Vienna, adds to evidence presented earlier this year highlighting a link between severe sleep apnoea and cancer. Two further studies presented at the ERS Congress, also show evidence suggesting an increase in cancer incidence among sleep apnoea patients and an...

2012-09-04 13:54:11

A new study has found evidence that marathon running could trigger pulmonary oedema, where fluid builds up in the lungs. The study will be presented today (3 September 2012) at the European Respiratory Society´s Annual Congress in Vienna. Despite mounting evidence of the link between strenuous exercise and pulmonary oedema, experts still debate whether the two factors are linked. Researchers from the United States and Italy aimed to investigate the link by assessing whether running...


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