Latest Respiratory diseases Stories

2012-01-04 08:00:00

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging families struggling with a loss of a loved one due to a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma to not wait too long to try to get some help. In 2012 approximately 2000 to 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Of this group about one third will be US Navy Veterans. The group says, "Tragically, every week we get calls from a family member, who just lost a dad, a mom, or a husband to mesothelioma. The saddest thing is we have a world...

2012-01-03 11:37:56

National Jewish Health researchers and their colleagues in the COPDGene research consortium report that a computerized form of radiology, known as quantitative CT, can offer valuable prognostic information for patients and doctors beyond the standard breathing tests most commonly used to evaluate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). “Our findings indicate that quantitative CT scans can help identify patients at greater risk for damaging exacerbations of their disease,”...

2011-12-23 08:00:00

Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has partnered with Evo Medical Solutions, a respiratory product manufacturer, to provide consumers with the latest advances and technologies available in the respiratory health field. Evo Medical Solutions specializes in the creation, development and distribution of products that help treat all stages of respiratory diseases. Elberton, GA (PRWEB) December 23, 2011 Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce...

2011-12-19 15:04:26

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is among the most common causes of death in the US. It is a smoking-related disease for which there are currently no disease-altering therapies. However, hope that one could be developed is now provided by the work of Enid Neptune and colleagues, at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, in a mouse model of lung disease caused by exposure to cigarette smoke. Neptune and colleagues found that lostartan, a drug used widely in the clinic (e.g., to...

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