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Telemedicine Program Launched in Syria is Successful Model for ICU Services in Unstable Regions


Life-saving medical treatment can be readily deployed using modern cost-free social media applications in regions devastated by war, according to clinicians who launched the Syria Tele-ICU program in December 2012. In a report published online ahead...
12-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Most Internet Resources for IPF Are Inaccurate, Incomplete and Outdated


After evaluating content on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on almost 200 websites, researchers with medical backgrounds found that the information on IPF from these sites was often incomplete, inaccurate and outdated. The study, “Accuracy and...
2-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

African Ancestry Predicts Lung Function in Minority Youth with Asthma


African ancestry was a significant predictor of lung function said researchers who also found that small particles from smoke and exhaust (PM2.5), the most common cause of health problems from air pollution, were associated with reduced lung...
27-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Most Commonly Used TB Test Fails to Accurately Diagnose Pregnant HIV + Women


New research finds that the most commonly used test for tuberculosis fails to accurately diagnose TB in up to 50 percent of pregnant women who are HIV+. The research published early online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of...
25-Jan-2016 11:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

Fiber-Rich Diet May Reduce Lung Disease


A diet rich in fiber may not only protect against diabetes and heart disease, it may reduce the risk of developing lung disease, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
22-Jan-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Medical Society Details Syrian Health Crisis and Efforts to Help


Leaders of the Syrian-American Medical Society describe their efforts in bolstering what remains of the Syrian healthcare system and the health care context in which those efforts take place in their article, “War is the Enemy of Health:...
21-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

ATS 2016 International Conference, May 13-18

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) would like to invite you to cover the ATS 2016 International Conference (ATS 2016), the world’s premier scientific forum on the latest developments in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. ATS 2016 will...
20-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Long-Term Exposure to Ozone May Increase Lung and Cardiovascular Deaths


Adults with long-term exposure to ozone (O3) face an increased risk of dying from respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, according to the study “Long-Term Ozone Exposure and Mortality in a Large Prospective Study” published online ahead of...
20-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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