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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?

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”

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

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

In OSA, New Biomarker May Detect CVD

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

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