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Diet Change Revealed Deadly Diagnosis: Medical Mystery Solved!

β€” Can you guess what caused this patient's salt cravings?

1 Hrs Ago
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Preoxygenation With Noninvasive Ventilation Led to Less Hypoxemia During Intubation

Fewer critically ill adults had hypoxemia compared with preoxygenation with an oxygen mask

7 Hrs Ago
Senators Blast Health and Law Enforcement Officials Over Illegal E-Cig Use in Teens

The two best-selling disposable vapes alone generated more than $500 million in sales last year

Jun 12, 2024
Another KRAS Inhibitor Scores an Early Win in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Half of patients responded, but editorialists call for new directions in therapy development

Jun 11, 2024
With Bird Flu Tests Hard to Get, How Will We Know When to Sound a Pandemic Alarm?

If government doesn't prepare to ramp up testing, U.S. could be caught off guard again

Jun 11, 2024
Another KRAS Inhibitor Scores an Early Win in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Half of patients responded, but editorialists call for new directions in therapy development

With Bird Flu Tests Hard to Get, How Will We Know When to Sound a Pandemic Alarm?

If government doesn't prepare to ramp up testing, U.S. could be caught off guard again

Pulmonology Case Studies

Diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Do At-Home Testing Devices Measure Up?

Home test showed 52 apnea-hypopnea events per hour in woman with high blood pressure, weight gain

 A photo of a mature woman sleeping with a sleep apnea mask
Why Is a Fit Swimmer Breathless and Coughing Up Blood?

Case highlights a little-known, potentially dangerous, often recurrent condition of swimmers

A photo of a mature female swimmer adjusting her goggles.
What's Behind the Hoarseness, Laryngeal Obstruction in a Healthy Nonsmoker?

Biopsy provides the key to this diagnostic puzzle

A photo of a male physician using a tongue depressor and flashlight to examine his mature female patient.

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Repeat Anesthesia in Kids With Cystic Fibrosis Didn't Lead to Neurobehavioral Harms

Repeated BAL-directed therapy with general anesthesia at young ages safer than once believed?

Jun 11, 2024
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Dendritic Cell Therapy Offers No Survival Advantage in Pleural Mesothelioma

Immunotherapy may have been given too late, researchers suggested

Jun 10, 2024
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FDA Expands Use of RSV Vaccine to Include More Adults

Arexvy now approved for people 50 years and older at increased risk of serious outcomes

Jun 10, 2024
FDA APPROVED RSV prefusion F protein-based vaccine (Arexvy) over a microscope image of respiratory syncytial viruses.
Lung Cancer Screening Rates Remain Low in the U.S., Especially in the South

But one study showed that patient navigation added to usual care may increase uptake

Jun 10, 2024
 An advertisement for lung cancer screening on the back of a kiosk in New York City.
Opinion
'Uncertainty' Is Indeed a Bad Word: A Second Opinion on Pandemic Communication

Information should be presented to the public using a three-part approach

Jun 09, 2024
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Artery Inflammation and CV Events; Stepped Palliative Care for Lung Cancer Patients

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Jun 08, 2024
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Melatonin Use Tied to Decreased Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Retrospective research isn't definitive but cheap supplement has been linked to better eye health

Jun 07, 2024
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Sleep Disturbance Common in Postmenopausal Women With Troublesome Hot Flashes

Most reported trouble sleeping, staying asleep, and many said their sleep was of poor quality

Jun 07, 2024
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Hyperoxia Improves Some Respiratory Outcomes Post-Anesthesia in Small Study

10-patient trial supports a more liberal approach to oxygen in the recovery room

Jun 06, 2024
SLEEP over a photo of George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX
Juul Vaping Products' Stay of Execution Is Now More Official

FDA rescinds marketing denials pending further review

Jun 06, 2024
FDA MARKETING JUUL over a photo of the product.
Opinion
Paxlovid Trial Flops for COVID Pneumonia

Small study found no decrease in mortality among inpatients in three countries

Jun 06, 2024
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Cucumbers Hospitalize 54; First H5N2 Bird Flu Death; FDA Warns on Oysters, Clams

Health news and commentary gathered by ΑρΑ«ΚΣΖ΅ staff

Jun 06, 2024
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Phrenic Nerve Stimulation Shows Benefits in Central Sleep Apnea With Heart Failure

Use of the nerve stimulator tied to a fivefold higher chance of better clinical outcomes

Jun 06, 2024
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'Transformative': Novel Drug for Narcolepsy Effective in Mid-Stage Trial

Unlike its predecessor, TAK-861 did not result in any hepatotoxicity or serious adverse events

Jun 05, 2024
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