The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recently re-issued the clinical practice guidelines...
El Camino Hospital introduces lung valve treatment for COPD/Emphysema
El Camino Hospital has performed the new lung valve treatment for patients with severe COPD/emphysema in California.
University of Warwick survey reveals rise in GP intentions to quit
A new survey by University of Warwick researchers in the UK has identified a rise in GP intentions to leave or cut hours since 2014.
US releases updated seasonal flu guidance after almost a decade
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recently re-issued the clinical practice guidelines for seasonal influenza, last updated in 2009.
Malaria eradication: rising incidence shows there is a long road ahead
After two decades of decline, malaria cases are significantly increasing in some parts of the world, especially Africa, prompting concern that much more is needed to combat the epidemic.
ADA’s 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes targets CV risk
In December 2018, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) published its yearly version of Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes.
Transmission across borders: dengue fever cases in Spain and France
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published an assessment of the risk of dengue fever transmission after three cases of dengue were confirmed in Spain and six in France in October 2018. These were the first confirmed locally-transmitted dengue cases since 2017.
High salt intake is a potential new risk factor for MS
In multiple sclerosis (MS), a person’s immune system wrongly attacks the myelin cells that sheath and protect the nerves, which results in an array of neurological symptoms that can be permanent when the disease advances.
Flu vaccination coverage remains low in the US
Influenza, commonly known as “the flu,” is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The US for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported approximately 80,000 flu deaths and over 950,000 influenza-related hospital admissions during the winter of 2017–2018.
The link between smoking, gender, and COPD diagnosed prevalence
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems due to a loss of elasticity in the airways and air sacs in the lungs.
Reducing the burden of undiagnosed COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD), is a condition characterised by difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, and other respiratory symptoms that progress over time.