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Tirzepatide Improves Sleep Apnea in Patients With Obesity, Drugmaker Says

Topline results add yet another potential reason for use of dual GIP/GLP-1 receptor agonist

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Antipsychotics in Dementia Tied to Wider Range of 'Serious Harms'

Steepest increases in risk observed for pneumonia, kidney injury, VTE, and stroke

Apr 17, 2024
COVID Infection Not Linked to New Asthma Diagnoses in Kids

Less exposure to respiratory viruses, other asthma risk factors during pandemic may have helped

Apr 12, 2024
FDA Expands Approval of Severe Asthma Drug

Add-on maintenance therapy benralizumab now indicated for children ages 6 to 11 years as well

Apr 11, 2024
COVID Infection Not Linked to New Asthma Diagnoses in Kids

Less exposure to respiratory viruses, other asthma risk factors during pandemic may have helped

FDA Expands Approval of Severe Asthma Drug

Add-on maintenance therapy benralizumab now indicated for children ages 6 to 11 years as well

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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

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Why Is a Fit Swimmer Breathless and Coughing Up Blood?

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

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What's Behind the Hoarseness, Laryngeal Obstruction in a Healthy Nonsmoker?

Biopsy provides the key to this diagnostic puzzle

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After Massive CPAP Recall, Philips Ordered to Overhaul Manufacturing

More than 5 million machines have been recalled since 2021

Apr 10, 2024
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Apnea Tied to Non-Invasive Ventilation in Hospitalized COVID Patients

Booster vaccination blunted the risk, however

Apr 09, 2024
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Accelerated Aging Linked to Recent Increase in Early-Onset Solid Tumors

Strength of association increased in more recent birth cohorts

Apr 09, 2024
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Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea Noninferior to CPAP for Reducing Arterial BP

For patients with hypertension, oral device may be an option for those who cannot tolerate CPAP

Apr 09, 2024
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Why Do Kids of Smokers Wheeze Less When Mom Took Vitamin C During Pregnancy?

Outcomes appear to be mediated by vitamin C's effect on improved airway function

Apr 08, 2024
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Can Late-Stage Cancer Incidence Serve as an Endpoint for Screening Trials?

Study shows it may be an alternative to cancer-specific mortality for some cancers, but not all

Apr 08, 2024
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Can You Guess Which New EPA Rule Offers $13 Billion in Annual Health Benefits?

The new clean car standards provide health and climate benefits alike

Apr 07, 2024
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Can Machine Learning Predict CVD Risk? Sleep-Related Benefits of Exercise

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Apr 06, 2024
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Nerve Stimulation for Sleep Apnea May Not Work for All

Body mass index, sleeping position influence outcomes

Apr 05, 2024
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Enhertu Gets Tumor-Agnostic FDA Approval for HER2-Positive Cancers

About half of patients responded, duration of response as long as 19 months in three trials

Apr 05, 2024
FDA APPROVED trastuzumab deruxtecan (Enhertu) over a computer rendering of antibodies attacking cancer cells
Experts in Industry Wrangle Over Whether Combo Vaccines Are Beneficial for Adults

Panelists from companies making such vaccines see "enormous" benefit, others are more skeptical

Apr 04, 2024
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Vaping May Help People Quit Smoking Cigarettes After All

Study shows cigarette smoking discontinuation rates increased for e-cigarette users over time

Apr 04, 2024
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Lung Function Improvements Tied to Better Asthma Control in Children

"Yet another motivator for therapies to maximize lung function"

Apr 03, 2024
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E-Cigarettes Tied to Heart Failure

Association seen with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

Apr 02, 2024
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