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The Nicotine in E-cigarettes Appears to Impair Mucus Clearance

E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to hamper mucus clearance from the airways, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
4-Jun-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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ATS Concerned by Trump Administration Action to Halt NIH Fetal Tissue Intramural Research

The American Thoracic Society is concerned by today’s announcement of the Trump Administration’s restrictions on federal support for fetal tissue research.
5-Jun-2019 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Occupational Hazards Account for More than One in Ten People with Range of Lung Diseases

More than 1 in 10 people with a range of non-cancerous lung diseases may be sick as a result of inhaling vapors, gas, dust or fumes at work, according to a joint American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society statement published in...
31-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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High-Deductible Insurance Plans May Be Hazardous to the Health of COPD Patients

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, who are covered by a high-deductible insurance plan are more likely to forgo needed health care because of cost than COPD patients covered by lower-deductible plans
13-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Redlining Has an Unexpected Link: Asthma

Redlining, the discriminatory mortgage-lending practice, may affect how prevalent asthma is in the neighborhood, according to research presented at ATS 2019.
13-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Jaw Movement and Machine Learning May Diagnose Sleep Apnea

Using machine learning to analyze jaw movements during sleep, doctors may be able to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea in patients with mild to severe OSA with an accuracy comparable to polysomnography, the gold standard for OSA diagnosis,
13-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Airway Microbiome Appears Altered in Severe Asthma Linked to Neutrophils

The airway microbiome appears to be altered in patients with severe asthma linked to high levels of white blood cells called neutrophils, according to new research presented at ATS 2019.
13-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Reductions in Fine Particles Over Decade Has Improved Health While Ozone Pollution Remains Little Changed

Fewer deaths and serious illnesses have occurred in the U.S. over the past decade as a result of cleaner air, according to a new report focusing on the two most potent air pollutants: fine particle (PM2.5) and ground-level ozone (O3). However, these...
14-May-2019 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The American Thoracic Society improves global health by advancing research, patient care, and public health in pulmonary disease, critical illness, and sleep disorders. Founded in 1905 to combat TB, the ATS has grown to tackle asthma, COPD, lung cancer, sepsis, acute respiratory distress, and sleep apnea, among other diseases.


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