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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 16:24:41

New Phase 3 data presented for the first time at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress 2013 RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim will present a pooled analysis of new data from the Phase 3 UniTinA-asthma(®) program at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress 2013 in Barcelona. The data from the individual MezzoTinA-asthma(®) Phase 3 studies (NCT01340209 and NCT00565266), from which the pooled data are derived, show the...

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...

2013-09-07 16:20:18

EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY SOCIETY ANNUAL CONGRESS, BARCELONA, September 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Joint-initiative between European Commission and FC Barcelona recognised for boosting smoking cessation in Europe Today, the European Lung Foundation (ELF) and The European Respiratory Society (ERS) announce that the European Commission / FC Barcelona'Quit Smoking with Barca'programme (http://www.quitsmokingwithbarca.eu) has won the 2013 ELF award...

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...

2012-09-04 13:51:53

New research has revealed why some lung cancers are undetected by radiograph and helped to identify the type of people who may be at risk of this form of the disease. The findings will be presented today (Monday 3 September 2012) at the European Respiratory Society´s Annual Congress in Vienna. There has been no significant reduction in lung cancer mortality rates in recent years. Chest radiographs can be used to screen for lung cancer. However, these aren´t always effective...