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  • Restorative Sleep Just a Dream for Many Americans

    New research reveals although eighty percent of physically active adults say they desire eight or more hours of sleep per night, only 41% actually do. Commissioned by mattress maker Nodical Bed, the study explored sleep patterns and attitudes among adults who self-identify as highly health conscious and regularly engage in activities such as ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on June 25, 2015
  • Twitter and Sleep Disorders

    Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital and Merck have built the beginnings of ''digital phenotype'' of insomnia and other sleep disorders based on data from Twitter. Published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the study is one of the first to look at relationships between social media use and sleep issues, and—based on ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on June 18, 2015
  • MERS: The Next Pandemic?

    By Bruce Merchant, MD Science tells us that new viral mutations are occurring all the time. Many of these mutations are effectively neutral and are of little importance but, every now and again, a mutation will occur in a virus which gives it a major biological advantage. For a virus, that’s the ability to infect a host and to go on ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on June 11, 2015
  • Improving Aerosol Therapy for Respiratory Disorders

    Premier healthcare innovation marketplace, Edison Nation Medical, and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), have announced a global search to uncover innovations for improving aerosol therapy for patients with respiratory disorders. Inhaled therapy has been routinely employed for over half a century in ambulatory patients with ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on May 1, 2015
  • A Stark Reminder of Polio

    By Ted Hill, MBE, CEO, The British Polio FellowshipThe recent news that 107 children in the U.S. have been left paralyzed from what is being described as a “Polio-like disease” is deeply concerning. It offers a stark reminder of times gone by when the world was plunged into a Polio epidemic that killed thousands and left many more with lasting ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on April 10, 2015
  • Respiratory ‘Call for Targets’ Issued to World’s Researchers

    MRC Technology, an independent life science research charity, recently announced a ‘call for targets’ to find new therapeutic concepts for treatment of respiratory disease. The worldwide call to academic researchers offers the opportunity to collaborate with MRC Technology’s Centre for Therapeutic Discovery (CTD) on target validation and ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on March 26, 2015
  • New Insight into Asthma Triggers

    Could you unknowingly be aiding and abetting your patient's asthma triggers simply by labeling them as such? New research suggests that just might be the case when it comes to odor-triggered asthma. Researchers at the Monell Center have found ''that simply believing that an odor is potentially harmful can increase airway inflammation in asthmatics ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on July 28, 2014
  • Researcher Says Traffic Pollution May Affect Unborn Children

    Dr. Mohammad Shamssain and his British research team recently completed a study into the impact of high levels of traffic pollution on schoolchildren's respiratory systems, allergies and conditions such as asthma. The team found the pollution is far-reaching -- right into an expectant mother's womb.Testing the lung functions of 1,397 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on July 7, 2011
  • Electronic Nose Can 'Smell' Asthma

    Dutch scientists have developed an ''electronic nose'' which can smell if someone has asthma, according to Expatica News Service. What's more, it can sniff out the disease within a mere five minutes. Reports on the diagnostic nostrils appeared in The Netherlands' daily newspaper, Telegraaf, yesterday. For those who ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on May 3, 2011
  • Children with CF Benefit from Simple Exercise Program

    Many pulmonologists have shied away from formally prescribing exercise as part of the treatment plan for children with cystic fibrosis (CF). But it may be time for change. A small Johns Hopkins Children's Center study of children and teens with CF shows that simple exercise, individually tailored to each patient's preference and lifestyle, can ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on May 3, 2011
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