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Miniature lung grown by scientists to test cancer drugs

08.27.2014 · Posted in COPD - lung cancer

German scientists have developed a miniature lung designed to personlize drug treatments for lung cancer patients. The researchers say the device will give doctors a way to more accurately pinpoint the most effective treatment options by testing different drugs on their patients own cancer cells. Matthew Stock reports. Watch this video from Reuters - click ...

Study Explains Why Elderly Have Trouble Sleeping

08.20.2014 · Posted in COPD - sleep

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) news release As people grow older, they often have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and tend to awaken too early in the morning. In individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, this common and troubling symptom of aging tends to be especially pronounced, often leading to nighttime confusion and wandering. Now, ...

Milk substitutes: Should you sip or skip? How almond, coconut, hemp, rice, and soy milks compare with dairy

08.20.2014 · Posted in copd nutrition

The dairy aisle might seem more crowded lately. Soy milk has been around for years, but “milk” made from nuts, seeds, grains, and coconut are gaining shelf space—and capturing the interest of consumers. Twenty-one percent of Americans report picking up more milk alternatives, and 15 percent say they’re buying less milk or none at all, ...

From Queen’s University – a breakthrough in the fight against the most resistant hospital superbugs.

08.19.2014 · Posted in COPD - Living With It

 Queen’s University Belfast news release Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have made a breakthrough in the fight against the most resistant hospital superbugs. The team from the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s have developed the first innovative antibacterial gel that acts to kill Pseudomonas aeruginosa, staphylococci and E.coli using natural proteins. The gels have the ...

Eating Gluten-free? Allergies to a Legume Called Lupin: What You Need to Know

08.15.2014 · Posted in copd nutrition

A consumer update from the FDA What is lupin, and why should you care? The answers to these two questions could have an important impact on your health.  Lupin (sometimes called “lupine”) is a legume belonging to the same plant family as peanuts. Lupin is likely to become more popular, especially because lupin-derived ingredients are ...

If you get a medical diagnosis, be sure to ask these questions

08.15.2014 · Posted in COPD - Getting Good Health Care

If you’re diagnosed with a medical condition, it’s important to first understand the diagnosis before making a decision about treatment options and care. Here are questions to ask your doctor after a diagnosis. For tips on recalling information from your doctor visits, watch “Remembering What You and Your Doctor Discussed” (video) The information on Talking ...

‘Gluten-Free’ Now Means What It Says

08.06.2014 · Posted in copd nutrition

FDA Consumer Update In August 2013, the Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule that defined what characteristics a food has to have to bear a label that proclaims it “gluten-free.” The rule also holds foods labeled “without gluten,” “free of gluten,” and “no gluten” to the same standard. Manufacturers had one year to ...