Asthma & COPD

SMi are delighted to present their 9th annual Asthma & COPD event to be held in Central London on Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th of April 2013 . Following on from the great success of our previous Asthma & COPD, and COPD: Novel Therapeutics and Management Strategies events, Asthma & COPD 2013 will continue to bring forward leading industry experts and esteemed academic KOLs in the field to discuss ...

Many Toxic Flame Retardants Found In Household Dust, Some At Levels Above Health Guidelines

Peer-Reviewed Study Finds Chemicals Linked to Cancer, Learning Problems, Hormone Disruption A peer-reviewed study of the largest number of flame retardants ever tested in homes found that most houses had levels of at least one flame retardant that exceeded a federal health guideline. The journal Environmental Science & Technology published the study online today...

Lives Could Be Saved By Drugs That Limit Excess Mucus

Respiratory conditions that restrict breathing such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are common killers worldwide. But no effective treatments exist to address the major cause of death in these conditions - excess mucus production. "There is good evidence that what kills people with severe COPD or asthma is mucus obstructing the airway," says Michael J...

Vacuum Devices May One Day Replace Surgery In Sunken Chest Syndrome

Surgeons at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD) have fitted a patient with a device that might eliminate the need for surgery in some patients with one of the world's most common chest deformities, pectus excavatum, often called sunken chest syndrome. Known as the vacuum bell, it works much like devices in body shops that use sustained vacuum to pop out a dent...