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19 hrs ago | Chemical and Engineering News

Roche To Buy Intermune

Roche has agreed to pay $8.3 billion in cash to acquire InterMune . The Brisbane, Calif.-based firm has one product: pirfenidone, a treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis , a progressive and fatal lung disease.

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Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, Brisbane, CA, Medicine, Health, Fibrosis

Yesterday | ProPublica

One Drug. Two Prices. A Reporter Struggles to Find Out the Cost of His Son's Prescription

Which one is right? His effort to find out illustrates consumer frustrations with the health care system.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Singulair, Montelukast (generic), Medicare

Thu Aug 28, 2014

EurekAlert!

Indoor mold poses health risk to asthma sufferers

Damp and mold in homes could pose a significant health risk to people with asthma according to a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Damp and mould in homes could pose a significant health risk to people with asthma according to a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Immunology, Biology, Science

Wed Aug 27, 2014

MedicineNet

bitolterol mesylate, Tornalate

Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Tornalate, Bitolterol (generic), Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Texas, Health

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Do You Know Nutrition: Asthma triggers found in some foods

I am a faithful reader of your column, so I hope my question is not redundant; however, if you have published a column regarding asthma, I hope you can answer my question.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Life, Food, Nutrition, Aspartame

Mon Aug 25, 2014

NewsTarget.com

Pycnogenol can help with heart disease, inflammation, and diabetes

If you find yourself struggling with low energy, menopause or cardiovascular disease, an extract from the French Maritime pine tree shows promise in alleviating these conditions, plus much more.

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Related Topix: Supplement, Pycnogenol, Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Heart Disease, Erectile Dysfunction, Osteoarthritis

CiteULike

Dietary influences on chronic obstructive lung disease and asthma: a...

The epidemiological evidence for a relationship between diet and indicators of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is evaluated.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Newswise

Midwest Crippled by Flooding and Dangerous Levels of Mold in the Air

The heavy rains, hot temperatures and high dew point have triggered an air quality alert for dangerous levels of mold in the Midwest.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Medical News Today

New expert guidance in care of the critically ill and injured while...

The American College of Chest Physicians announces the immediate release [PDF] of Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement in the Online First section of the journal CHEST while the global health-care community cares for patients with the Ebola virus.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Medical News Today

New marmoset model of severe MERS-CoV disease

National Institutes of Health scientists have found that Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection in marmosets closely mimics the severe pneumonia experienced by people infected with MERS-CoV, giving scientists the best animal model yet for testing potential treatments.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Health

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Nurse.com

Asthma drugs showing link to growth suppression

Children treated daily with inhaled corticosteroids may grow half a centimeter less during the first year of treatment, according to two systematic reviews published in The Cochrane Library.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Azmacort, Triamcinolone (generic), World News, Brazil, Rio Grande, OH, University of Rio Grande

Drugs.com

FDA Approves Arnuity Ellipta (fluticasone furoate) for the Treatment of Asthma

Arnuity is not indicated for relief of acute bronchospasm. The approved doses are Arnuity Ellipta 100mcg and 200mcg.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Food and Drug Administration, Fluticasone (generic), Flovent, Genetics, Chickenpox

Medical News Today

The marmoset animal model recapitulates severe disease symptoms of...

An article published on August 21st in PLOS Pathogens reports the first animal model that recapitulates the severe and sometimes lethal respiratory symptoms seen in human patients and suggests that the common marmoset will play an important role in the development effective countermeasures against Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus.

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Related Topix: Hamilton, MT, Health

Thu Aug 21, 2014

In-PharmaTechnologist.com

GSK welcomes Us Ok for Arnuity in light of declining Advair sales

In the past quarter, sales were A 1.1bn but this represented a 12% y-o-y drop attributed to alternative products on the market.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Fluticasone (generic), Flovent, Cutivate, Fluticasone (generic), Health

GlobalNews

Why emergency room visits by asthmatic kids peaks in September

During the third week of September, just as kids get back into the routine of school, the number of children with asthma who are taken to hospital emergency rooms spikes, according to the Lung Association .

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Medicine, Health

Mental Help Net

Asthma Outcomes Worse in Older Women

Older women face increased challenges in managing their asthma, according to a review published in the August issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Immunology, Biology, Science

Fox News

The right way to use cortisone injections

On a daily basis, I am asked what the downsides of cortisone injections are. The answer depends on location of the injection, medical history, type of steroid used, and technique.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Inflammation, Cancer, Medrol, Methylprednisolone (generic), Triamcinolone (generic), Kenalog

Business Journal

Analysts: Recent bouts of bad press could pose buying opportunity for GSK investors

It's been a bad few months for GlaxoSmithKline , the British based company with North American headquarters in Research Triangle Park.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline, Healthcare Industry, Health

Medical News Today

Novel drug to treat respiratory depression helps opioid users breathe easier

People taking prescription opioids to treat moderate to severe pain may be able to breathe a little easier, literally.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Anesthesiology, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Methadone, Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic)

Wed Aug 20, 2014

West Australian

Taking to the air for asthma

Perth people were treated to a rare sight when health advocates flew a hot air balloon across the city early yesterday.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

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