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Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The whooping cough vaccine is safe for pregnant women, a new study indicates.

The researchers also found the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, which protects against whooping cough, is critical for the health of newborns that are particularly vulnerable to the illness. 430 woorden meer

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Drug Price Reform -- When, Not If

Brand name drugs are expensive.  They’re more expensive in the US than elsewhere, but they’re still expensive, regardless.

Prices are based on a number of factors, including what manufacturers think they can get insurance companies and governments to accept.  607 woorden meer

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Living with COPD

In November 2015 Novartis Pharmaceuticals made a series of short films with women who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. I was delighted to be asked to participate and to meet some powerful, extraordinary and inspirational women on the day, Gerardine, Paula and Pauline in particular. 22 woorden meer

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Point of care pulse oximetry

Point of care pulse oximetry

Curator: Larry H. Bernstein, MD, FCAP

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Not All FDA-Cleared Finger Pulse Oximeters Perform Alike

http://www.mdtmag.com/news/2016/05/study-not-all-fda-cleared-finger-pulse-oximeters-perform-alike

Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximetry, today announced the results of a new independent hypoxia lab study in humans that demonstrates that Nonin’s PureSAT pulse oximetry technology captures and reports worsening patient conditions better than other Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared oximeter brands.1Nonin made the results available in a white paper at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and American Telemedicine Association (ATA) conferences this week. 272 woorden meer

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Living with COPD

In November 2015 Novartis Pharmaceuticals made a series of short films with women who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. I was delighted to be asked to participate and to meet some powerful, extraordinary and inspirational women on the day, Gerardine, Paula and Pauline in particular.   83 woorden meer

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Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many smokers have symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) even before they’ve been diagnosed with the lung condition, according to a new study. 275 woorden meer

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Drug Protects Lung Function in Kids With Sickle Cell: Study

By Amy Norton
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Children with sickle cell disease may breathe easier when they’re given hydroxyurea — an effective, but underused, drug for the disease, new research suggests. 654 woorden meer

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