To Age Well, Change How You Feel About Aging

Negative stereotypes about getting older can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. How to improve your mind-set—and well-being. Scientists are discovering something very peculiar about aging: How we feel about getting old matters. A lot. In test after test, researchers are finding that if we think about getting older in terms of decline or disability, our health…

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Expanding Treatment Options: The Latest Developments in COPD Therapy – a Collection of Videos fromThe MD Magazine Peer Exchange

The MD Magazine Peer Exchange ” Expanding Treatment Options: The Latest Developments in COPD Therapy” features a panel of physician experts discussing key topics in COPD therapy, including risk factors, personalized treatment, preventive measures, new combination therapies, and more. Moderated by Peter Salgo, MD, the panel includes Byron Thomashow, MD; Neil R. MacIntyre, MD; Barry…

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Penn Team Pinpoints Developmental Gene that Regulates Repair and Regeneration in Adult Lungs

Penn Medicine news release New role for hedgehog gene offers better understanding of lung disease PHILADELPHIA – The whimsically named sonic hedgehog gene, best known for controlling embryonic development, also maintains the normal physiological state and repair process of an adult healthy lung, if damaged, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine…

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Unexplained chronic cough treatment subject of updated evidence-based guideline

American College of Chest Physicians press release Persistent, unexplained cough is a significant health issue that occurs in up to 5-10 percent of patients seeking medical assistance for chronic cough. Patients experience significant quality of life impairment with chronic cough lasting for many months or years, despite attempts at treatment. In this latest evidence-based guideline…

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Lung Disease May Increase Risk of Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, Mouse Study Suggests

Numerous studies have identified obesity and poor diet as risk factors for insulin resistance and diabetes. A new study adds another risk factor to the list: inflammatory lung disease. Published in theAmerican Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, the study reports that inflammation in the lungs is enough to induce the body-wide inflammation that…

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Addicted to shopping?

A group of researchers at the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen (UiB) have developed a new and unique method to measure shopping addiction: The Bergen Shopping Addiction Scale. The new method is based on core addiction elements recognised as diagnostic criteria for other addictions, and is the first of its kind worldwide….

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WORKPLACE EXPOSURE TO METALWORKING FLUID MAY CAUSE IRREVERSIBLE LUNG DISEASE

European Lung Foundation press release Occupational exposure to fluid commonly used in metal machining operations may be related to a rare, irreversible lung disease, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society’s (ERS) International Congress today (28 September, 2015). Although metalworking fluid is known to be associated with lung diseases involving the immune system,…

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OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO TALC IN THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY IS LITTLE RECOGNISED, BUT HIGHLY DANGEROUS

European Lung Foundation press release Talc, a substance commonly used in a number of manufacturing processes, including many in the food processing industry, is a health hazard and exposure to it should be closely monitored, say researchers from The Netherlands. Presenting his findings to the European Respiratory Society’s (ERS) International Congress today (28 September 2015)…

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