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  1. CDC: Second U.S. MERS Case Confirmed

    May 12, 2014 -- A second patient in the U.S. has been identified as having the potentially deadly virus known as MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome), the CDC announced today. The patient, like the first one identified earlier this month, is also a health care worker who lives and works in Saudi

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  2. MERS FAQ: What You Need to Know

    Editor’s note: This story was updated on May 28, 2014. May 5, 2014 -- The deadly respiratory virus known as MERS is now in the U.S. The virus, which first surfaced in Saudi Arabia in 2012, has mostly been found in the Middle East. It is a close cousin of the deadly SARS (severe acute respiratory syn

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  3. MERS Can Be Transmitted From Camel to Human: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research has confirmed that camels can transmit the deadly MERS virus to people. Virologists at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria, found that the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome viruses in camels

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  4. 1st MERS Case Reported in U.S.

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first case of a deadly respiratory virus that initially surfaced in the Middle East two years ago has been diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Friday. The unidentified patient, a health c

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  5. Exercise May Curtail COPD Complications

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise might help reduce the risk of hospital readmission in people with a progressive lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds. "Our findings suggest that regular physical

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  6. Tuberculosis in U.S. Hits Record Low: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of tuberculosis in the United States are falling, with cases at a historic low, health officials reported Thursday. Improved screening of immigrants has helped reduce incidence of the highly contagious lung dise

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  7. 2-Mile Daily Walk Might Help Fight COPD

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking daily walks of at least two miles can reduce hospitalizations from severe episodes of a life-threatening breathing disorder, new research suggests. Scientists found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (C

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  8. Could Stem Cells Cure Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A patient's own bone marrow stem cells might someday be used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a new study suggests. The phase 1 study to assess the safety of the treatment included 30 patients, aged 21 to 65, wi

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  9. FDA Approves New Drug to Treat COPD

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new inhaled drug to treat a serious lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. GlaxoSmithKline's Anoro Ellipta is meant to be used on

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  10. Adempas Approved to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension

    By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Adempas (riociguat) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat two types of pulmonary hypertension, characterized by high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs. The chronic, disabling disease for

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