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Asthma Increases Risk for PeriodontitisAsthma Increases Risk for Periodontitis

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:17:15 EDT

People with asthma should pay particularly close attention to their oral health after research found a strong link between the condition and gum disease.
WebMD Health News



Environmental Triggers of COPD SymptomsEnvironmental Triggers of COPD Symptoms

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EDT

Learn which common environmental exposures may trigger COPD exacerbations.
BMJ Open Respiratory Research



Predictors for and Coverage of Flu Vaccine in HIV PatientsPredictors for and Coverage of Flu Vaccine in HIV Patients

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EDT

How likely are HIV-infected individuals to be vaccinated against influenza, and what are the reasons for not doing so? A survey of HIV-positive patients provides insight.
HIV Medicine



Bed Bugs: Current Treatment GuidelinesBed Bugs: Current Treatment Guidelines

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EDT

What are the best ways to prevent and treat bed bug infestations?
Journal for Nurse Practitioners



Can Clinicians Influence Influenza Vaccination Rates? Can Clinicians Influence Influenza Vaccination Rates?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:00:33 EDT

What can you say to convince a hesitant patient that influenza vaccine is necessary?
Medscape Public Health



Aspirin Challenge and Desensitization: How, When and WhyAspirin Challenge and Desensitization: How, When and Why

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EDT

Learn which patients may safely undergo low-dose aspirin challenge/desensitization procedures.
Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology



Experts Debate Nonmedical Vaccine Exemption for School EntryExperts Debate Nonmedical Vaccine Exemption for School Entry

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:28:57 EDT

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling for the elimination of nonmedical exemptions for school vaccinations, but not everyone thinks legislation is the solution.
Medscape Medical News



Montelukast Tied to Psychiatric Adverse Events in Kids, AdultsMontelukast Tied to Psychiatric Adverse Events in Kids, Adults

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:06:44 EDT

A review of voluntary adverse event reports found that asthma medication montelukast was linked to increased reports of depression and nightmares in adults and children, and aggression in children.
Medscape Medical News



UK Backs Opdivo for Lung Cancer After Bristol-Myers Cuts PriceUK Backs Opdivo for Lung Cancer After Bristol-Myers Cuts Price

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:23:31 EDT

Bristol-Myers Squibb's immunotherapy drug Opdivo has been recommended for some patients with lung cancer by Britain's healthcare cost watchdog NICE after the drugmaker agreed a discounted price.
Reuters Health Information



2017-2018 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations2017-2018 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:30:39 EDT

The latest CDC influenza vaccination recommendations outline which vaccine products should--and which should not--be used to protect against flu this season.
CDC Expert Commentary



Is a Low-FODMAP Diet the Next Big Thing? Is a Low-FODMAP Diet the Next Big Thing?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:26:08 EDT

Dr William Balistreri surveys the latest data on this dietary invention's efficacy in irritable bowel syndrome.
Medscape Gastroenterology



Vagal Nerve Stimulation Stops Episodic Cluster Headache PainVagal Nerve Stimulation Stops Episodic Cluster Headache Pain

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:55:45 EDT

Noninvasive vagal nerve stimulation provides complete pain relief for patients with episodic cluster headaches -- but not chronic cluster headaches, suggest results from the ACT2 trial.
Medscape Medical News



Breathing-Swallowing Discoordination and COPD ExacerbationsBreathing-Swallowing Discoordination and COPD Exacerbations

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EDT

COPD patients with impaired coordination between breathing and swallowing may be more likely to experience frequent exacerbations.
BMJ Open Respiratory Research



Christmas Berry Derivative Shows Promise in Mouse Asthma ModelsChristmas Berry Derivative Shows Promise in Mouse Asthma Models

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:57:53 EDT

FR900359, a highly selective blocker of Gq proteins isolated from the leaves of the Christmas berry plant, induces prolonged airway relaxation in mouse models of asthma, researchers report.
Reuters Health Information



Flu Vaccine Saves Kids' Lives: What to Tell Reluctant ParentsFlu Vaccine Saves Kids' Lives: What to Tell Reluctant Parents

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:34:03 EDT

Clinicians can use this information to help parents make the decision to have their children vaccinated against influenza.
CDC Expert Commentary



Gates Foundation Invests $40 Million in UK Immunotherapy CompanyGates Foundation Invests $40 Million in UK Immunotherapy Company

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:33:27 EDT

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is to invest up to $40 million in privately held British biotech company Immunocore to support its development of immunotherapies for infectious diseases.
Reuters Health Information