Latest Respiratory diseases Stories

2012-06-27 14:21:26

Only 5 percent worried about lung disease, despite it being a leading cause of death New data released by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) to coincide with World Spirometry Day today has revealed a worrying lack of understanding and concern among the public about the world's biggest killer - lung disease, which now claims the lives of almost 4 million people a year. Despite the high incidence of lung disease, research conducted by YouGov across four continents...

2012-06-20 12:09:54

Respiratory community calls for lung testing to be offered as 'standard' As leading figures in respiratory health from across the globe gather in Birmingham for the COPD8 conference ahead of World Spirometry Day, the European COPD Coalition (ECC) is calling on policy makers across Europe to recognize that chronic diseases such as COPD, present as great a threat as the global financial crisis , and is urging collective action. To support this, several West Midlands NHS Foundation Trusts...

2012-06-07 23:00:51

The development of convenient, yet physiologically relevant in vitro culture systems is critical to research and development on chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma or COPD, and could accelerate the development of inhaled drug formulations. Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 A new culture medium for more physiologically relevant differentiation of human bronchial epithelial cells has been released by STEMCELL Technologies. Cells cultured with PneumaCult-ALI at the...

2012-06-04 23:00:16

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We greatly fear that many US Navy Veterans or individuals die each year from mesothelioma, because they never received proper healthcare, or the doctor simply missed the mesothelioma cancer." The group says, "While there is nothing we can do without an actual mesothelioma diagnosis, we will still do everything possible for a family dealing with a loss from this rare form of cancer, provided it's been in the last few years, and provided the doctor...

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