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2011-05-02 06:35:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- There's a new way for kids with cystic fibrosis to keep their airways clearer. According to a new study, videogames that are controlled by the player's breath may help these children. Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children and young adults. It causes mucous to build up in the lungs and digestive tract. To clear this mucous from the airways, patients have to perform breathing exhalation maneuvers, known as "huffing," several times a...

2011-04-28 13:22:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the availability of new, enhanced versions of its reusable, noninvasive carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO) sensors--with improved accuracy and reliability performance for patients with low oxygen saturation (SpO2) between 90% and 95% and elevated methemoglobin (SpMet®) between 0% and 2%. Low SpO2 and elevated SpMet states are known physiological factors that compromise SpCO accuracy...

2011-04-19 13:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangart, Inc., today announced that it recently received more than $50 million in new equity funding from existing investors, led by Leucadia National Corporation. The most recent investment brings the total funding raised by the company since its inception in 1998 to more than $230 million. This financing round also included warrants which, if exercised, could provide up to an additional $50 million in future funding. Funds raised in this Series...

2011-03-11 16:04:50

Monitoring blood for tiny particles released by cells lining the lungs may help clinicians diagnose emphysema in its earliest stages, according to researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College. The particles, called endothelial microparticles (EMPs), are shed during the disease process as tiny blood vessels in the lungs, called pulmonary capillaries, are injured and die. The findings were published online ahead of the print edition of the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of...

2011-03-11 14:20:37

Researchers say the test, which measures destruction of lung air sacs, could help prevent progression of the common, and fatal, lung disease During a regular annual physical exam, blood is usually drawn to check the health of a person's heart, kidneys and liver. Now, researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center say a blood test that detects the early development of emphysema -- well before symptoms occur -- may someday also be offered. In the March 11 online...

2011-03-01 07:17:00

IRVINE, Calif., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Uptake Medical® Corp., a developer of medical technologies for the non-surgical treatment of lung diseases including emphysema, announced today that Scott Huennekens, President and CEO of Volcano Corporation, (Nasdaq: VOLC) has joined the company's Board of Directors. Mr. Huennekens has served as President, CEO and Director of Volcano since April 2002. He led the company from a pre-revenue start-up to its IPO in 2006 and its...

2010-12-17 07:45:04

(IVANHOE NEWSWIRE)-- No, this is not the title of another Stephen King masterpiece, this is real life. Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria feed on blood. According to researchers, it turns out that these microbial vampires prefer the taste of human blood. They need the iron that's hidden away inside red blood cells to grow and cause infections. Staph favors human hemoglobin "“ the oxygen-carrying protein that contains iron "“ over hemoglobin from other animals. The findings...

2010-10-25 07:04:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermalTherapeutic Systems, Inc., the developer of a highly portable platform technology designed to standardize hyperthermic perfusion treatments, today announced a strategic alliance with Applied Medical Products and Solutions of Boston, MA. "With significant expertise and reach in the perfusion, diagnostic and therapeutic markets, Applied Medical Products and Solutions not only provides our company with immediate access to the medical community in the...

2010-10-13 18:01:00

LONDON, October 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - On World Spirometry Day, Doctors Urge Regular "MOT Tests for the Lungs" With new data revealing 23 Europeans die each hour[i] from a preventable lung condition, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) is calling on people across Europe to get their lungs tested on the first ever World Spirometry Day - 14th October. Lung disease is the second biggest killer in Europe, and is rapidly becoming the third biggest cause of death...

2010-10-06 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangart, Inc., today announced that it has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to support the development of its novel product platform based on the MP4 molecule, an investigational biopharmaceutical product designed to enhance the perfusion and oxygenation of oxygen-deprived tissues and provide targeted oxygen delivery to the capillaries in severely injured trauma patients. This award funds further pre-clinical...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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