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Genetic Susceptibility to Alzheimer’s May Increase Sleep-Disordered Breathing Cognitive Impairment


People who carry a genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease appear to be at greater risk of diminished cognition from sleep-disordered breathing than those without the susceptibility, according to new research published online, ahead of print...
18-Jul-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lung Benefits of Caffeine Therapy in Preemies Persists Into Mid-Childhood

Premature babies treated with caffeine have better lung function in mid-childhood than preemies not treated with caffeine, according to a randomized controlled trial published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and...
11-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Air Pollution a Concern at Levels Currently Accepted as “Safe”

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) warns today that government agencies must not become complacent in the effort to provide clean air to all citizens.
30-Jun-2017 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

COPD Self-Care Appears to Improve with Social Support


People with COPD are more likely to be active and to participate in pulmonary rehabilitation if they live with others and have a caregiver, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
27-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Research Award in Sarcoidosis Funded by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals


The new ATS Foundation/Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Research Fellowship in Sarcoidosis will award $40,000 per year for two years to one investigator conducting research in the area of sarcoidosis.
14-Jun-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Thoracic Society Dismayed by President’s Decision on Paris Agreement


The American Thoracic Society is extremely disappointed that President Trump has announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement to address climate change. This agreement was signed by nearly every nation on Earth in recognition of our...
1-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nearly 500 Supporters Joined ATS Rally on Capitol Hill: Lab Coats for Lungs


In an ATS 2017 International Conference first, respiratory health professionals and patients joined other conference attendees at a rally near the Capitol on Tuesday, May 23 to voice their concerns about recent policies that threaten to undermine...
24-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bronchial Thermoplasty Helps Asthma Patients Reduce Severe Attacks, Hospitalizations and ER Visits


In a new study presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference, adult asthma patients treated with bronchial thermoplasty (BT) had fewer severe exacerbations and were able to reduce their ER visits and hospitalizations in...
15-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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