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2012-06-27 22:49:06

Oxygen microparticles could deliver oxygen when breathing is impaired Patients unable to breathe because of acute lung failure or an obstructed airway need another way to get oxygen to their blood–and fast–to avoid cardiac arrest and brain injury. A team led by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital has designed tiny, gas-filled microparticles that can be injected directly into the bloodstream to quickly oxygenate the blood. The microparticles consist of a single layer of...

2012-04-25 11:14:10

Roundup published on new BMJ Olympics portal Many athletes with asthma may not be using the best treatment for their condition and could be putting their long term health at risk, according to a roundup by journalist Sophie Arie published by the BMJ today. The article will feature on the BMJ's new Olympics portal, an online resource to keep doctors up to date with sports medicine content from across the BMJ Group. The portal will be open until the end of the Olympic and Para-Olympic...

2012-03-30 08:18:53

Children who develop asthma by age seven have deficits in lung function and increased bronchial responsiveness as neonates, a new study from researchers in Denmark suggests. "Previous research on the relationship between neonatal lung function and the development of asthma has been conflicting," said lead author Hans Bisgaard, MD, DMSci, professor of pediatrics at the University of Copenhagen and head of the Danish Pediatric Asthma Centre. "Our study shows that children with asthma by age...

2012-01-23 13:08:48

Researchers at the RIKEN SPring-8 Center in Harima, Japan have clarified the crystal structure of quinol dependent nitric oxide reductase (qNOR), a bacterial enzyme that offers clues on the origins of our earliest oxygen-breathing ancestors. In addition to their importance to fundamental science, the findings provide key insights into the production of nitrogen oxide, an ozone-depleting and greenhouse gas hundreds of times more potent than carbon dioxide. As the central process by which...

2011-11-07 16:59:37

Breathing. Anyone reading this article is doing it right now. But what chemicals are we breathing in, and out? A group of Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers has published a paper in the journal Environmental Science & Technology that details how to learn just that, using microelectromechanical systems to focus on toxins and everyday impurities that enter the body through the air we intake. The research paper, "The Possibilities Will Take Your Breath Away: Breath Analysis...

2011-09-27 10:35:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HEALTH 2.0 -- Brain Resource, Ltd., (BRRZY: OTC US, BRC: ASX), developer of innovative tools to improve brain function, launched MyCalmBeat - a personal heart rate monitor for managing stress, at Health 2.0 today. MyCalmBeat optimally decreases stress and increases focus through slow breathing at a personal best breathing rate. "It is widely known that slow, deep breathing is one of the best ways to decrease stress, but not many people know...

2011-09-19 08:20:44

Noninvasive method to watch for SIDS, help surgery patients University of Utah engineers who built wireless networks that see through walls now are aiming the technology at a new goal: noninvasively measuring the breathing of surgery patients, adults with sleep apnea and babies at risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Because the technique uses off-the-shelf wireless transceivers similar to those used in home computer networks, "the cost of this system will be cheaper than...

2011-05-12 07:00:00

WAYNE, N.J., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeremy Cannon, M.D., trauma surgeon at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, has issued a modified statement surrounding MAQUET Cardiovascular's recent announcement on April 28, 2011, that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted the company 510(k) clearance to market its CARDIOHELP System in the United States as a cardiac and/or respiratory assist device for up to six hours. "The ability to bring environmental control and...

2011-05-05 07:35:00

SAN DIEGO, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "HOW TO RECOVER YOUR NATIVE BLOOD PRESSURE - An Easy Way to Lower Your Blood Pressure in 10 Minutes" was published online today by Brahm of San Diego, California. The 10-page booklet describes how taking gentle shallow breaths when sitting or lying down causes the heart to pump less blood per minute, lowering blood pressure. Brahm claims it is easy to make gentle shallow breathing a habit and permanently lower blood pressure. Over months, he says,...

2011-04-14 20:53:33

Gasping for breath during a workout may be more than just a sign that you're out of shape. It could also indicate a condition called exercise-induced asthma, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. "Exercise-induced asthma occurs when someone has shortness of breath, gets winded easily, has wheezing and sometimes even a cough shortly after exercise begins," said Dr. John Rogers, professor of family and community medicine at BCM. Asthma occurs when there are spasms of the smooth...