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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 February 2019

New Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Could Omega-3 Improve Asthma Outcomes?

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Although omega-3 fatty acid supplementation has been suggested as a potential anti-asthma strategy, no previous studies have examined its effects on asthma control in patients with obesity and uncontrolled asthma.

Many Medical Cannabis Users Report Driving While “Very High”

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New survey data from Michigan Medicine suggest more than half of individuals taking medical cannabis for chronic pain have operated a vehicle shortly after use. Researchers say clearer guidelines about marijuana dosing and side effects are warranted.

Nasal Flu Vaccine Underperforms Compared With IIV

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New research examined the differences in effectiveness in LAIV4 and IIV vaccines against various strains of influenza.

In OSA, New Biomarker May Detect CVD

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In determining the underlying mechanisms of increased risk for hypertension in obstructive sleep apnea, researchers may have identified a novel biomarker of CVD risk.

ATS Opposes FDA Approval of Over-the-Counter Epinephrine

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The American Thoracic Society says the FDA approved the asthma treatment with lack of consideration for patient safety and for a public policy process.