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January 2009 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

NIH Shows the Money
January 30, 2009 12:32 PM by Frank Visco
The National Institute of Health (NIH), recently released statistics on the monetary support it made to various research, condition, and disease categories based on grants, contracts, and other funding mechanisms in 2008. In all, 215 research/disease Read More...
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Face Masks: To Wear or Not to Wear?
January 30, 2009 12:00 PM by Frank Visco
Wearing a face mask may increase your chances of avoiding the flu by 400 percent, according to a recent Australian study. During the winters of 2006 and 2007, researchers at the University of New South Wales observed more than 280 adults from 143 families Read More...
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Sending wishes of lung cancer to your friends
January 28, 2009 8:48 AM by Colleen Mullarkey
Chinese health officials are celebrating the New Year with an anti-smoking campaign to end the tradition of giving cigarettes as gifts. The campaign from the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention stresses that giving such gifts is like "sending Read More...
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Tennis Star Loses Big after Straying from Asthma Guidelines
January 21, 2009 12:00 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
When clinicians don't follow the asthma guidelines, patients usually end up paying the price. But in Filippo Volandri's case, he's literally paying the price - $166,000 in fact - for not following the guidelines as an asthma patient, Sky Sports reported Read More...
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Mass Spirometry in Young People Proposed in UK
January 20, 2009 12:18 PM by Frank Visco
Mass spirometry for healthy patients in their mid-twenties has been proposed in the United Kingdom's draft clinical strategy for COPD, and is currently being considered by ministers, according to PulseToday. The proposal is interesting, especially in Read More...
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Some Excuse: Asthma Patient Fined $300 for Drug Possession
January 13, 2009 2:03 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
Police in St. John's, Antiqua arrested a man with asthma for possession of marijuana yesterday. The man, who has no previous convictions, told the court he smokes the drug because of his respiratory ailment. Read the full story here . Read More...
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