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2014-01-08 23:24:26

The new “Tips For A Healthy Respiratory System” report on the site Vkool.com covers useful tips on how to keep the respiratory system healthy. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 The new “Tips For A Healthy Respiratory System” on the website Vkool.com delivers to people tips on how to keep the respiratory system healthy. This article is actually suitable for those people who want to improve their lung function safely without using any kind of drugs or supplements. Firstly, the...

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...

2011-09-26 02:03:00

AMSTERDAM and TUSTIN, Calif., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Uptake Medical® today announced it has received the CE Mark (Conformite Europeenne) for the InterVapor(TM) System - the first endoscopic lung volume reduction system for the treatment of severe emphysema that uses the body's natural healing processes without leaving foreign materials behind. The CE Mark will allow Uptake Medical to commercialize InterVapor in key markets within the European Community. This...

2011-04-05 15:32:20

Women who suffer from asthma or poor lung function as adults generally started their periods at the age of 10 or before. This is the conclusion of a European research study with Spanish participation, which shows that this trend is more common in southern Europe, and particularly affects women from large families. "Adult women who had their first menstruation at the age of 10 or earlier have significantly lower lung capacity than women who had their first period at 13", Ferenc Macsali, lead...

2011-03-18 07:59:55

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Smokers with interstitial lung abnormalities on high-resolution CT show both reduced total lung capacity and a lesser amount of emphysema, compared with those who didn't have interstitial lung abnormalities. In addition, the magnitude of these two reductions is greatest among smokers who also have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), said Dr. George R. Washko of the pulmonary and critical care division at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School,...

2008-09-24 09:00:49

Switzerland-based Kuros Biosurgery has granted US-based Aeris Therapeutics an exclusive license in the field of lung volume reduction to certain patent rights Kuros exclusively licensed from the American Red Cross that cover the delivery of certain drugs in a fibrin sealant. In return for the license, Kuros will receive upfronts, milestones and royalties on the sale of Aeris's lead product, the AeriSeal biologic lung volume reduction (BLVR) system, a novel investigational emphysema...

2008-09-23 03:00:09

Kuros Biosurgery AG and Aeris Therapeutics, Inc., both privately held biotech companies, announced today that Kuros has granted Aeris an exclusive license in the field of lung volume reduction to certain patent rights Kuros exclusively licensed from the American Red Cross that cover the delivery of certain drugs in a fibrin sealant. In return for the license, Kuros will receive upfronts, milestones and royalties on the sale of Aeris' lead product, the AeriSeal(TM) Biologic Lung Volume...

2008-08-06 18:00:08

Canadian researchers suggest obese people with asthma may carry a specific trait or phenotype that causes them to have poorer asthma control. Quebec researchers compared pulmonary function changes, methacholine challenge scores, sputum induction cell counts, symptom perceptions, body mass index /waist circumference, and waist-to-hip ratio of 44 obese subjects with asthma with 44 non-obese subjects with asthma. Those who were obese had poorer asthma control, as well as lower total lung...

2005-09-30 10:09:34

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Interactive computer games can help identify asthma in children as young as 2 years old, according to a new study. Researchers in Israel found that animated computer games were useful in teaching young children how to use a spirometer, an instrument that measures lung capacity and helps diagnosed asthma. Doctors usually don't use spirometry for young children, because it's difficult for them to follow the instructions -- which require them,...

2005-09-30 10:05:00

NEW YORK -- Interactive computer games can help identify asthma in children as young as 2 years old, according to a new study. Researchers in Israel found that animated computer games were useful in teaching young children how to use a spirometer, an instrument that measures lung capacity and helps diagnosed asthma. Doctors usually don't use spirometry for young children, because it's difficult for them to follow the instructions -- which require them, for example, to exhale forcefully into a...