Tag: Respiratory Disease

Innovation, Research

More Research Needed on Use of Premium Cigars, Report Finds

March 10, 2022

Via: MedPageToday

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, except when it’s a “premium cigar.” But what does “premium” mean, and do premium cigars affect people’s health differently than other cigars, or cigarettes? These are just a few of the questions that […]

Innovation, Research

Why the Respiratory Disease RSV Is Having an Off-Season Surge

July 22, 2021

Via: Time Health

Dr. James Antoon, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, often goes an entire summer without diagnosing a single case of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The common illness, which typically results in mild, cold-like symptoms but can […]


COVID tests are free, except when they’re not

April 29, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Even before a novel virus swept around the world, Anna Davis Abel wore a mask to protect herself from getting sick. The 25-year-old writer lives with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that makes her more susceptible to catching a virus […]

Innovation, Research

Fist Bumps vs. Handshakes: How COVID-19 Does—and Doesn’t—Spread

February 19, 2020

Via: Time Health

With more than 73,000 people confirmed with COVID-19 infection as of Feb. 18, and nearly 2,000 deaths around the world, questions about how the virus spreads are becoming more urgent. Here’s what you should remember: COVID-19 spreads when the virus […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Early-warning blood biomarkers identified for lung damage

November 3, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Blood biomarkers that predict accelerated loss of lung function have been identified in a study of fire-fighters who worked in the aftermath of the World Trade Center disaster. After the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11 2001 […]