Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bioactive paper will revolutionize point-of-care diagnostics

A pair of University researchers have received a $600,000 CIHR award to develop a bioactive paper that aims to provide an inexpensive, point-of-care diagnostic tool to measure bronchitis in patients with airway diseases, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tiotropium has advantages for patients with COPD

In order to widen the narrowed airways in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), tiotropium bromide (tiotropium in brief) is one of the drugs available that can be prescribed for inhalation. The German ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chest band may relieve a chronic cough

A soft, extendible band fitted around the chest may help to relieve cough in patients with persistent dry cough.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tudorza pressair approved for COPD

(HealthDay) -- The Tudorza Pressair (aclidinium bromide) inhaler has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat narrowing of the lung airways associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ...

Medications

Sweet minty relief for cough

Millions of Americans reach for their cough drops or syrup at the first sign of a cough. However, scientists are unsure if and how these popular remedies work. Now, new findings from the Monell Center suggest that sucrose ...

Addiction

Smoking cigarettes simulates cystic fibrosis

If you smoke cigarettes, you have more in common with someone who has cystic fibrosis than you think. A new research report appearing online in the FASEB Journal shows that smoking cigarettes affects the lungs in a way that ...

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