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2011-11-24 11:44:00

Nocturnal temperature controlled laminar airflow for treating atopic asthma: A randomized controlled trial A simple device that filters out airborne asthma triggers during sleep can ease persistent symptoms of the condition during the day and improve quality of life, suggests research published online in Thorax. Temperature controlled laminar airflow treatment, or TLA for short, delivers a constant, slightly cooled airflow in the patient's breathing area, which displaces warmer air...

2011-09-26 13:31:32

Mothers who are exposed to particular agents during pregnancy could give birth to children with a higher risk of asthma, according to new research. The study will be presented today (26 September 2011) at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Amsterdam. It is well known that when people are exposed to certain substances and chemicals it can cause asthma. However, there has been little research investigating whether a mother's work exposure during pregnancy can lead to...

2011-05-25 06:45:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- People with severe asthma are more likely to have antibodies against the disease-causing bacteria Chlamydia pneumoniae than the general population and in some cases antibiotic treatment can greatly improve symptoms. "We conclude that a subset of severe asthmatics harbor infectious C. pneumoniae in their lungs, resulting in antibody production and increased asthma severity," Eduard Drizik of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, was quoted as saying. Asthma is a...

2011-05-23 22:24:16

People with severe asthma are more likely to have antibodies against the disease-causing bacteria Chlamydia pneumoniae than the general population and in some cases antibiotic treatment can greatly improve symptoms according to research presented today at the 111th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. "We conclude that a subset of severe asthmatics harbor infectious C. pneumoniae in their lungs, resulting in antibody production and increased asthma severity," says Eduard...

2011-05-23 13:02:00

HCWH Nurses Group Asks Colleagues to Support Bill Updating Chemical Laws WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Care Without Harm Nurses Work Group has issued an Action Alert urging its membership and other nurses to contact their Senators to voice support for chemical reform legislation, stating that the measure will help protect public health. The legislation, the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 (S847), is intended to overhaul the nation's chemical regulatory...

2011-05-16 11:45:00

NATICK, Mass. and DENVER, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced long-term safety data from the Research in Severe Asthma (RISA) Trial, which demonstrated the maintenance of stable lung function and the absence of clinical complications over a five-year period in patients with severe refractory asthma treated with its Alair(®) Bronchial Thermoplasty System. The RISA Trial is the third in a series of clinical trials that...

2010-11-25 21:56:42

Costs of occupational asthma in the UK Workplace asthma costs the UK at least £100 million a year, and may be as high as £135 million, reveals research published online in Thorax. An estimated 3,000 new cases of occupational asthma are diagnosed every year in the UK, but the condition is under diagnosed, say the authors. They reviewed published data on the costs of all asthma and workplace asthma, as well as the impact costs. The evidence was then used to calculate the costs of...


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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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