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Arexvy is accepted under Priority Review in US for the prevention of RSV disease in adults aged 50-59 at increased risk – GSK

Written by | 14 Feb 2024

GSK plc announced that the FDA has accepted under priority review an application to extend the indication of GSK’s adjuvanted respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine to adults aged… read more.

Complete Response Letter for gefapixant, an investigational, non-narcotic, oral selective P2X3 receptor antagonist, under development for the treatment of refractory chronic cough – Merck

Written by | 28 Dec 2023

Merck Inc., known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, announced that the FDA has issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL) regarding Merck’s New Drug Application… read more.

National survey indicates more young adults begin tobacco use with vaping, not cigarettes

Written by | 20 Nov 2023

Young adults are now more likely to vape than to use traditional cigarettes. After years of public health success in decreasing the numbers of people using cigarettes, researchers… read more.

Suspected bronchiectasis associated with higher risk of mortality in smokers

Written by | 14 Nov 2023

Bronchiectasis, a condition defined by widened lung airways, cough and sputum production, and frequent infections, often presents along with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This overlap is associated… read more.

Survey finds many Americans are letting their guard down during respiratory illness season

Written by | 12 Nov 2023

Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning this year will be potentially dangerous for respiratory illnesses, a third of Americans are not concerned about the threat,… read more.

Is vaping linked to chronic stress in teens and young adults?

Written by | 25 Oct 2023

Young people who have used e-cigarettes are more than twice as likely to report experiencing chronic stress, according to research Dr Teresa To from the Hospital for Sick… read more.

Researchers find association between vaping and asthma among US adolescents

Written by | 10 Oct 2023

A new study from the Texas A&M University School of Public Health suggests that vaping increases the risk of asthma in adolescents who have never smoked conventional tobacco products. Vaping,… read more.

How does smoking tobacco and cannabis affect depression risk?

Written by | 9 Oct 2023

People who use both cannabis and tobacco have significantly higher rates of depression and anxiety than those who use either substance alone or not at all, according to… read more.

56 million Americans unknowingly exposed to secondhand smoke

Written by | 19 Sep 2023

More than half of American adults have been recently exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke – and the vast majority of them were unaware, according to new research. Nationwide,… read more.

Smokers who start below age 20 become more addicted and find it difficult to quit

Written by | 4 Sep 2023

Researchers urge governments to raise the legal age to purchase cigarettes to 22 years or higher as study finds it becomes less addictive and easier to quit as… read more.

Optimizing tobacco cessation treatment with lung cancer screening

Written by | 29 Aug 2023

Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in the United States, and 80% of lung cancer deaths are linked to one risk factor: smoking. While lung cancer screenings are… read more.

Young vapers at risk of bronchitis + shortness of breath even if they also smoke

Written by | 20 Aug 2023

Young vapers are at risk of bronchitic symptoms and shortness of breath, even if they, or others around them, smoke cigarettes or cannabis, suggests research published online in the… read more.

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