Respiratory Problems: Misc. News Articles

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Nov 30, 2015
Nov 24, 2015
Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths, Researchers Say
Many of these fatalities were preventable, study reveals
Nov 23, 2015
Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in Babies
High levels in well water may trigger infections in the very young, study suggests
Nov 19, 2015
Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids
Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say
Nov 17, 2015
Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children's Wheezing Episodes
Kids given azithromycin were less likely to develop severe respiratory illness, study says
Nov 12, 2015
SARS-like Virus in Bats Could Jump to Humans
But, researchers don't know if virus could then spread from person-to-person
Nov 9, 2015
Carbon Monoxide Levels in Breath Might Point to Stroke Risk
People who exhaled higher concentrations of the gas were at increased odds for an attack, researchers say
Nov 4, 2015
Vaccine for Deadly Respiratory Virus Shows Promise in Early Trial
Researcher hopes to see routine RSV immunization within a decade
Nov 3, 2015
Childhood Whooping Cough Tied to Small Rise in Epilepsy Risk
But chances of any one child getting the seizure illness remain low, one expert says
Nov 3, 2015
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span: Study
Heart, respiratory problems were main contributors to early death, researchers found
Oct 29, 2015
VW Emissions Scandal May Cost 60 U.S. Lives, Study Claims
Added air pollution could take a toll, researchers say, but car company refutes the notion
Oct 27, 2015
Death Rates From Major Illnesses Fall in U.S.
Prevention key to continued progress in fighting cancer, heart disease and diabetes, researchers say
Oct 21, 2015
'Green' Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier
Rates of asthma attacks lower in specially designed buildings
Sep 29, 2015
Smog Linked to Organ Rejection, Deaths in Lung Transplant Patients
But some antibiotics seem to reduce the risk, researchers find
Sep 21, 2015
Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Carries Risks for Some Kids: Study
Though the surgery is a primary treatment for sleep disorder, breathing problems can occur afterwards
Sep 16, 2015
Heating, Cooking Are Top Contributors to Air-Pollution Deaths Worldwide
Agriculture also accounts for significant proportion, study says
Sep 15, 2015
Air Pollution Exposure May Boost Risk of Early Death
Fine toxic particles are absorbed deep into lungs and blood, researchers say
Sep 1, 2015
Impotence Drug May Help Fight Rare Lung Disease: Study
Combining active ingredient in Cialis and blood pressure med helped with pulmonary arterial hypertension
Aug 17, 2015
No Evidence to Support Widespread Screening for COPD: Experts
U.S. panel says efforts should focus on cutting smoking to prevent the deadly respiratory disease
Aug 13, 2015
Poorly Maintained Plumbing Often Leads to Legionnaires' Disease, CDC Says
Culprits can include cooling towers, hot tubs, decorative fountains
Aug 12, 2015
Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) kills 200,000 young children worldwide each year
Aug 7, 2015
NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak May Be Slowing
No new deaths or cases reported over the past 24 hours, city health commissioner says
Aug 7, 2015
Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections
Study finds risk of flu-like illness dropped 20 percent
Aug 6, 2015
Legionnaire's Disease Most Deadly for Frail, Elderly, Experts Say
Outbreak in New York City has already killed 10, sickened 100
Jul 31, 2015
Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report
Investigators found unhealthy ozone levels, haze plague many natural sanctuaries
Jul 24, 2015
New Gene Test Speeds Diagnosis of Stomach Bug That Strikes Kids
Enterovirus D68 sickened more than 1,000 U.S. children last year, 14 deaths reported
Jul 16, 2015
Many Young Women Taking Up 'Very Light' Smoking, Study Finds
Defined as 5 or fewer cigarettes a day, the habit can still raise health risks, experts say
Jul 2, 2015
Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Some Promise in Study
Lung function benefit was slight, but even keeping lungs stable would be improvement, experts say
Jun 23, 2015
Jun 22, 2015
Millions of Smokers May Have Undiagnosed Lung Disease
Study shows scans, other tests can help spot respiratory problems early
Jun 18, 2015
Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home
4 in every 10 U.S. households with a smoking parent had no 'smoke-free' rules in place, study finds
Jun 11, 2015
Aerobic Exercise Can Help Curb Asthma, Study Shows
Brazilian research found better airway function in those who had more vigorous workouts
May 29, 2015
Rapamune Approved for Rare Lung Disease
LAM affects mostly women of child-bearing age
May 26, 2015
Soy Supplements Won't Ease Asthma, Study Finds
Clinical trial refutes prior notion that the nutrient might boost lung function
May 21, 2015
That Lingering Cough Could Be Bronchitis
See a doctor if symptoms worsen or persist more than a week, physician advises
May 21, 2015
Breath-Holding Games Are Killing Swimmers, CDC Warns
Even seasoned athletes are drowning because of dangerous underwater behaviors, agency says
May 19, 2015
Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds
Reasons aren't clear, but workplace exposures and fuel sources might play a role, researchers say
May 14, 2015
Smoking Makes a Comeback in Georgia Bars, Restaurants
State's laws permit designated smoking areas, and more establishments are allowing them, study says
May 14, 2015
Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery
Study found not putting young patients to sleep tied to fewer breathing problems afterwards
May 4, 2015
Expert Panel Unclear on Whether E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit
More and better data is needed, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says
May 4, 2015
Apr 29, 2015
3D 'Printout' Device Keeps Very Ill Babies Breathing
Flexible implant adapts with child's growth, researchers say
Apr 29, 2015
Curbing School Bus Pollution Might Reduce Absences
Improved emission controls produced big benefits for students with asthma, study found
Apr 29, 2015
COPD Tied to Raised Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death
Experts weren't surprised, since smoking often contributes to the respiratory disease and heart trouble
Apr 24, 2015
Could Blowing Your Horn Cut Your Odds for Sleep Apnea?
Playing a wind instrument may help strengthen airways, researchers suggest
Apr 17, 2015
More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders
EMS workers join police, fire personnel still struggling with health problems, study finds
Apr 9, 2015
Work-Related Asthma Affects Millions of U.S. Adults: CDC
If you can't give up the job, try to minimize contact with irritants, expert says
Apr 3, 2015
Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections?
European study shows 'modest' effect, but cause-and-effect not clear
Apr 2, 2015
Home Oxygen Raises Burn Risk for COPD Patients
Smoking near unit can be hazardous, researchers report
Mar 26, 2015
COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.
CDC report finds a quarter of people with the illness are unable to work
Mar 6, 2015
Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma
Lung problems before age 3 may have enduring impact, study says
Mar 4, 2015
Decrease in Air Pollution Tied to Healthier Lungs in Children
Long-term Los Angeles-area study finds kids' lungs develop better with less smog
Mar 3, 2015
Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk
But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection
Feb 25, 2015
Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases
Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds
Feb 23, 2015
Troops in Middle East May Be at Risk for Lung Problems
Study found dust exposure poses health hazards
Feb 11, 2015
U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests
Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say
Feb 4, 2015
E-Cigarettes Seem to Dampen Immune Response in Mice
Tests show increased susceptibility to infection
Feb 4, 2015
Women Use More Oxygen for Breathing
Respiratory muscles tested in exercise show women consume more oxygen than men
Feb 4, 2015
Healthy Diet May Be Linked to Lower Risk of Lung Disease
Consuming less red meat, soda and alcohol tied to lower COPD threat in study
Feb 3, 2015
Workers May Be Afraid to Discuss Job-Related Asthma
People seem to be worried about how disease might affect their employment, income, experts say
Jan 29, 2015
Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds
Cluster of Colorado cases may be tied to 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, experts say
Jan 26, 2015
Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study
Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say
Jan 15, 2015
Gene-Based Spit Test Shows Promise in Lung Cancer Detection
It was more than 80 percent correct in spotting cancerous nodules, but accuracy still needs improving
Jan 14, 2015
Health Tip: Exercising With a Lung Condition
May help ease shortness of breath
Jan 13, 2015
Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea
The longer a person had asthma, the more likely they developed the breathing disorder, study found
Jan 9, 2015
Study Suggests Link Between E-Cigarettes, Respiratory Infections
Goal was to measure devices' impact on children, researchers say
Jan 8, 2015
Cancer Groups Urge More Regulation of E-Cigarettes
Say too little is known about potential health hazards of 'vaping' devices
Jan 7, 2015
Nearly Half of Older Adults With Asthma, COPD Still Smoke: CDC
Quitting is 'challenging' and depression often plays a role, one expert says
Jan 6, 2015
About 1 in 7 Older Adults Has Some Form of Lung Disease: CDC
COPD, asthma affect many aging Americans
Jan 2, 2015
FDA Shares Advice to Avoid Colds and Flu
Influenza virus is spread by sneezing, talking and touching contaminated surfaces
Dec 20, 2014
Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies
Some tips to avoid bad reactions to the seasonal good times
Dec 10, 2014
Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia
Study suggests low oxygen levels, less time in deep shut-eye may contribute to brain changes
Dec 4, 2014
California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report
Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies
Nov 26, 2014
EPA Issues Tougher Rules on Ozone Emissions
Health experts praised the new limits, but industry advocates said they aren't needed
Nov 19, 2014
Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims
Study ties treatment to greater heart damage, but more research urged
Nov 18, 2014
Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice
Japanese study found that stopping the habit boosted survival, even if a few pounds were added on
Nov 13, 2014
More Than One-Fifth of High School Students Smoke: CDC
Experts say more regulation could stop young Americans from picking up the deadly habit
Nov 11, 2014
Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds
Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say
Nov 7, 2014
Cigars Loaded With Harmful Toxins, Study Shows
Even though they may not be inhaled, 'cloud' of smoke could be as dangerous as that from cigarettes
Oct 21, 2014
Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage
Electronic stethoscope amplifies sounds of breathing changes, thickening of heart muscle
Oct 21, 2014
Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant
Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says
Oct 16, 2014
Esbriet, Ofev Approved to Treat Deadly Lung Disease
Drugs help slow decline of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Oct 6, 2014
Docs More Likely to Prescribe Unneeded Antibiotics Later in Day: Study
They tend to 'wear down' and prescribe more as the day progresses, researchers find
Oct 6, 2014
Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids
Expert recommends pregnant women avoid canned foods, plastics containing BPA
Sep 23, 2014
Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says
Findings support idea that work-related stress contributes to development of respiratory disorder
Sep 22, 2014
Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns
Experts predict surge in breathing problems, infections and food shortages
Sep 16, 2014
Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study
Researchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates for the respiratory disease
Sep 15, 2014HDTV Article
Antibiotic Prescriptions for Kids
Are too many antibiotic prescriptions being written for children with acute respiratory tract infections?
Sep 11, 2014
Tear Gas Health Effects May Last Weeks
Researchers worry that nearby residents may suffer harm too
Aug 21, 2014
New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants
RSV leading cause of hospitalization among infants, researchers note
Aug 20, 2014
Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids
Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say
Aug 20, 2014
Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds
Research on origins of tuberculosis may shed light on how other viruses are transmitted between species
Aug 19, 2014
Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit
New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial
Aug 15, 2014
Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk
Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis
Aug 12, 2014
Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved
Technology may lead to more transplants, FDA says
Aug 6, 2014
Prisons That Bar Smoking May Boost Inmates' Health: Study
Rates of tobacco-related deaths 11 percent lower after long-term bans, researchers say
Aug 4, 2014
When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids
About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds
Aug 1, 2014
Food Is a Common Choking Hazard for Kids, Doctor Says
Experts warn that children under 5 are most vulnerable
Aug 1, 2014
FDA Approves New Treatment for People With COPD
Striverdi Respimat is an inhaled spray that works by keeping airways relaxed, agency says
Jul 31, 2014
Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD
Striverdi Respimat relaxes lung airways to improve breathing