— A vaccine, and the right antibiotic, may guard against a direct attack on heart cells, researchers say.
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— Using both positive, negative wording on labels could have the most effect, researchers report.
— Findings could help explain association between dirty air, risk for heart disease, researchers say.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with eosinophilic airway inflammation in 10-20% of patients. Benralizumab, a monoclonal antibody, has been shown to decrease the number of blood and sputum eosinophils. In this trial of 101 patients with COPD whether benralizumab reduces the number of acute exacerbations was investigated.
MADISON, Wisc. and WAYNE, Penn., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Propeller Health, the FDA-cleared digital health solution for chronic respiratory disease, today announced that it raised $14.5 million in Series B financing, led by Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) with participation from Series A investor The Social+Capital Partnership.
Among older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly those with asthma, newly prescribed long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs) and inhaled corticosteroid combination therapy, compared with newly prescribed LABAs alone, was associated with a lower risk of death or COPD hospitalization, according to a study in the September 17 issue of…
— Researchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates for the respiratory disease.
— About half of raised risk from tobacco tied to interaction with too much sodium, study finds.
— But no similar association was found between mother and children.
— But researcher says the devices should still be regulated.