Trump reportedly cools on plan to ban flavored e-cigarettes

November 18, 2019
President Trump has decided he will not sign a proposed ban on flavored e-cigarettes, The Washington Post and other outlets reported. In September…
Meeting News

Childhood asthma linked to family history of cancer

November 18, 2019
HOUSTON — Children with a family history of cancer may be more likely to develop asthma, according to research presented at the American…
Meeting News

Best of CHEST: Updates in asthma, COPD, bronchoscopy and more

November 18, 2019
This year’s CHEST Annual Meeting, held from Oct. 19 to 23 in New Orleans, highlighted important research and issues in pulmonary, critical care…
Meeting News

New AHA initiative targets vaping, nicotine addiction in youth

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The American Heart Association unveiled a new three-pronged initiative focusing on new research, public advocacy and a youth…

NIH selects five Lasker Clinical Research Scholars

November 16, 2019
The NIH selected five scientists as Lasker Clinical Research Scholars. The competitive program — part of a joint initiative with Albert and…
In the Journals

Adult cigarette smoking hits record low

November 15, 2019
In 2018, cigarette smoking among U.S. adults reached a low of 13.7% — the lowest prevalence recorded since 1965, according to new data…
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E-cigarette use negatively affects lipids, myocardial blood flow

November 15, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Electronic cigarette use appears to have detrimental effects on lipid levels and myocardial blood flow compared with nonuse…
Meeting News

Agreement high between cryobiopsy, surgical biopsy for ILD diagnosis

November 14, 2019
New data demonstrating good agreement between transbronchial lung cryobiopsy and surgical lung biopsy support the use of the technology as an…
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Reduce your 2019 tax bill before year's end

November 14, 2019
Many physicians have just filed their 2018 tax returns – if they filed on extension – but it is already time to take steps to reduce the…
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Novel blood tests could improve cancer detection

November 14, 2019
Two novel blood assays demonstrated efficacy in detecting various cancer types at different disease stages, according to results of two studies…
FDA News

FDA warns Dollar Tree regarding ‘potentially unsafe’ drugs

November 14, 2019
The FDA has sent a warning letter to Greenbrier International, Inc., doing business as Dollar Tree, for receiving over-the-counter drugs made by…
Meeting News

Low clinical value in repeat latent tuberculosis tests in patients taking biologics

November 14, 2019
Repeat, routine testing for latent tuberculosis infection among patients receiving biologics is both costly and of low clinical value, according to…
Meeting News

‘Stop and think’ each time you use social media professionally

November 14, 2019
ATLANTA — Because social media guidelines at the institution, practice setting and professional organizations are often vague or open to…
In the JournalsPerspective

‘Running medicine’ improves health

November 13, 2019
“Running medicine” events that combined several types of exercise and community-building events improved participants’ physical and…

Six updates for World Pneumonia Day

November 12, 2019
Today marks World Pneumonia Day, a day during which the Forum of International Respiratory Societies, including the American Thoracic Society, raises…

GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer presents awards

November 12, 2019
GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer presented several awards at its 14th annual Simply the Best Dinner and Gala. Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD, received…
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Q&A: Spotlight on occupational hazards for stone workers

November 12, 2019
A recent report published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, which details cases of silicosis in stone fabrication workers, has highlighted…
Meeting News

Study identifies markers for pneumonia complications

November 11, 2019
Researchers have found three microRNAs that may predict respiratory failure and sepsis among patients with community-acquired pneumonia. …
Meeting NewsPerspective

Aspiration mechanical thrombectomy meets safety, efficacy endpoints for acute PE

November 11, 2019
LAS VEGAS — In the EXTRACT-PE trial, an aspiration mechanical thrombectomy device was safe and effective among patients with acute pulmonary…
Meeting News

Herpes zoster vaccine uptake ‘low’ among older Nucala recipients

November 10, 2019
HOUSTON — Few patients with severe asthma treated with Nucala received herpes zoster and influenza vaccines in the years that followed, despite…
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