Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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10/23/2017
High-Nicotine E-Cigs May Be Gateway to Smoking for Teens

Many more 10th graders who tried the devices were hooked on 'regular' cigarettes later, study found

10/19/2017
Even a Little Walking Can Lengthen Your Life

Less than the recommended 150 minutes a week still seemed to help, study found

10/9/2017
Surviving Congenital Heart Disease as Child Not a Ticket to Good Health

Many of these children can also suffer from illnesses such as autism and respiratory conditions, study says

9/29/2017
Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared

More than 3.9 million Americans died from COPD over last 35 years, new data shows

9/27/2017
Heart-Lung Fitness Challenged in Early Full-Term Babies

Researchers found those born at 37-38 weeks had higher risk of poorer cardiorespiratory fitness later in life

9/27/2017
Treating Chronic Respiratory Diseases

Chronic respiratory diseases are taking more lives, new study finds

9/21/2017
Chlorine plus Pee equals Breathing Trouble for Waterpark Workers

CDC report finds unventilated air around pools can become toxic

9/21/2017
Could Pests, Dust Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma?

Inner-city study found early exposure to cockroaches and mice droppings seemed protective

9/19/2017
Kids' Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems Later

But research is too early to confirm a cause-and-effect link

9/8/2017
Statins May Help People With COPD Live Longer

Deaths from lung-related causes were reduced by as much as 45 percent, study suggests

9/8/2017
For City Kids With Asthma, Nearby Green Space Is Key

The farther kids lived from a park, the more symptoms they had over 2 weeks, study found

9/6/2017
New 'Biologic' Drug May Help Severe Asthma

But similar meds cost up to $30,000 a year

9/6/2017
Smoking Bans Help Kids Breathe Easier

Analysis found anti-smoking policies were linked to drops in childhood chest infections, asthma attacks

9/5/2017
White Kids More Likely to Get Unneeded Antibiotics

Study finds more evidence of racial disparities in ERs

8/23/2017
Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds

Research shows that, like antibiotics, these drugs won't reduce duration or severity of symptoms

8/17/2017
Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year From Asthma, COPD

In poorer countries these respiratory illnesses too often go undiagnosed and untreated, report finds

8/8/2017
Antibiotic Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant

Findings were so dismal that clinical trial was stopped early

7/31/2017
Health Tip: Worried About Lung Disease?

Watch for these early-warning signs

7/27/2017
7/18/2017
High-Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids' Colds

Study seems to dispel a common myth around the daily supplement, researchers say

7/12/2017
Climate Change Delivers 'Double Whammy' to 4 in 10 Americans

In some regions, smog and high ragweed pollen levels combine to make it hard to breathe

6/22/2017
Secondhand Smoke Still Plagues Some Cancer Survivors

Study found they face health risks from continued exposure

6/22/2017
Health Tip: Want Healthier Lungs?

Here's what you can do

6/6/2017
Chronic Pain Common in Adults With Depression, Anxiety

Study finds the double whammy is a significant and growing health problem

5/24/2017
Death Rate Drops for Americans Hospitalized With COPD

Better technology may help patients survive complications of the respiratory disease, researchers say

5/22/2017
First-Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases

Patients typically helped by other means, but levels of drug resistance are concerning, researchers say

5/19/2017
Could Cancer Drug Gleevec Help With Severe Asthma?

Small study suggests a new approach might one day help those with uncontrolled lung disease

5/16/2017
Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study Finds

Even the common cold was linked to a 13-fold increased risk for about a week

5/6/2017
Take Control of Your Asthma

If you use an inhaler more than twice weekly, you may need help managing the condition, allergist says

5/2/2017
Climate Change May Worsen Sneezin' Season

Here's expert advice on combating seasonal allergies after second-warmest February ever in U.S.

4/25/2017
Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC

Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label painkillers as possible cause

4/25/2017
Artificial Intelligence May Help Combat TB in Remote Regions

Machine diagnoses of deadly lung disease prove highly accurate in tests, study finds

4/21/2017
Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School

Survey suggests it's one reason why many children have poor control of their condition

4/20/2017
Don't Give Kids Medicines With Codeine, Tramadol: FDA

Agency strengthens warning labels on these medications to address dangers

4/10/2017
Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients

Researchers suspect people may breathe saliva or food into their lungs due to fatigue from the drugs

4/6/2017
Droughts Tied to Climate Change Could Bring Health Risks for Seniors

Danger is greatest for people in areas where extreme rain shortages are uncommon, researchers find

3/30/2017
Ready for Spring Allergies?

Most people aren't prepared to manage symptoms that come with a high pollen count, allergists say

3/16/2017
Centuries of Climate May Have Shaped Your Nose

Local temperatures, humidity helped design the human schnozz, research suggests

3/15/2017
U.S. Medical Groups Sound the Alarm on Climate Change

Altered weather patterns may already hurt your health, nation's physicians warn

3/10/2017
Sinus Trouble Can Lead to Depression, Lost Work

For people with chronic nasal problems, mood is key reason for calling in sick, study finds

3/10/2017
Mite-Proof Bedding May Help Curb Asthma Attacks: Study

Kids whose mattresses and pillows were encased had less severe flare-ups, researchers report

3/7/2017
Banishing Asthma-Inducing Mice Allergens on the Cheap

Do-it-yourself approach works as well as professional extermination services, study finds

3/6/2017
Asthma Much More Lethal for Black Children, Study Finds

This group has 6 times the odds of dying from the illness compared to whites, Hispanics

2/27/2017
Nasal Swab Shows Promise in Confirming Lung Cancers

Simple technique is based on cancer DNA and seems accurate for use after chest CT scan, researchers say

2/20/2017
There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids

High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor says

2/17/2017
How to Control Mold, Avoid Allergies

Limiting moisture in the home is key, specialists say

2/16/2017
Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections

But medical experts can't agree if recommending supplements or food fortification would be helpful

2/14/2017
Immunotherapy Not a Quick Fix for Hay Fever

3-year treatment with high doses of grass pollen offered long-term relief, but 2 years not enough, study finds

2/8/2017
Opioids and Alcohol a Dangerous Cocktail

Drinking while taking the painkillers can hamper breathing, especially among seniors, study finds

2/2/2017
Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure

Doctors should consider high-dose vaccine for those over 65, study suggests