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Regular Exercise Improves Lung Function in Smokers

Leisure-time vigorous physical activity is associated with better lung function among current smokers, according to a new study published in  Thorax . The study was led by researchers from the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by "la Caixa" Foundation.

Recommendations Guide Physicians about Appropriate Vaccines for Adult Patients

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) released its 2018 Recommended Immunization Schedule, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, for adults with changes to the administration of the herpes zoster and measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccines. The schedule includes a colorful cover page with references, resources, approved acronyms, and instructions for specific patient populations.

Researchers Move Closer to Solving Mystery of Complex Neurological Condition

A multidisciplinary team of scientists has identified in a mouse model OTUD7A as the gene within the deleted region that accounts for many characteristics of the human condition . The researchers also discovered that deficient in the gene Otud7a have fewer dendritic spines , small protrusions involved in neuron communication, which might be related to the neurological deficits.

Intravescical Prostatic Protrusion: Predictor of Alpha Blockers Response

The researchers investigate the efficacy of tamsulosin in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) with an intravescical prostatic protrusion (IPP). Ultrasound measurement of the IPP has been previously described as an effective instrument for the evaluation of benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) and could help in clarifying the role of alpha-blockers in patients with (BPE).