Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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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

2/2/2017
Sleepless Nights Linked to Asthma Later in Life

Adults with chronic insomnia 3 times more likely to develop the respiratory disorder, study suggests

1/17/2017
1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Have It: Study

Almost half did not get objective breathing test, researchers in Canada found

1/12/2017
How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia

1/5/2017
Ebola Can Linger in Lungs, Study Finds

Discovery in one patient could advance understanding of deadly disease, doctors say

12/28/2016
Flu Shots Are Worth It

Vaccine most important for young kids, seniors, people with chronic disease, women before and after pregnancy, expert says

12/21/2016
Child Deaths Highlight Choking Dangers Posed by Grapes

Deaths of 5-year-old and toddler cited in new report

12/21/2016
Cured Meats Could Aggravate Asthma, Study Suggests

Symptoms worsened for those who often ate foods like ham and salami

12/20/2016
Mothers of Kids With Severe Birth Defects May Have Shorter Lives: Study

But the overall risk of early death is still quite low

12/13/2016
Another Menopause Side Effect: Shortness of Breath?

New research suggests lung function can decline significantly

12/13/2016
Where You Live May Determine How You Die

Breaking down mortality data by county, most pressing local health problems were pinpointed, study finds

12/2/2016
Mice May Be Key to Kids' Asthma Attacks at School

Study suggests, but can't prove, that rodent allergens could play a role

11/17/2016
Hi-Tech Skin Patch Might Someday Track Your Health

Acoustic device can listen in on heart, digestive system and lungs

11/11/2016
How to Exercise Safely in Smog

Research suggests a 'sweet spot' where activity's benefits best meet the effects of dirty air

11/10/2016
Fewer in U.S. Smoke, But Smoking's Death Toll Continues

Only 15 percent of Americans engage in the habit, according to latest CDC numbers

11/8/2016
Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu

When you're sick, stay home, health officials urge

11/4/2016
Smoking Wreaks Genetic Havoc on Lungs, Study Warns

For every year of smoking a pack daily, there were 150 more mutations found in each lung cell

10/26/2016
Oxygen Therapy Little Help for Those With Milder COPD

Study could change clinical practice, researchers say

10/10/2016
Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients

Hospitals put too many on ventilators, adding to their suffering and treatment costs, researchers say

9/30/2016
When Indoor Temps Rise, So Do COPD Symptoms

And inside air pollution makes symptoms even worse, study says

9/27/2016
Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds

Researchers aim to learn whether early exposure to allergens has a protective effect

9/22/2016
Flavorings Boost Toxicity of E-Cigarettes in Lab Study

Increasing device's voltage, to get bigger hit of nicotine, also inflames air passage cells, researcher says

9/12/2016
As Traffic Piles Up, So Does Air Pollution

To minimize exposure, researchers recommend shutting windows and re-circulating air

9/9/2016
Will Worsening 'Smoke Waves' Threaten Western U.S.?

Climate change tied to warmer summers, more wildfires, affecting the health of millions, study predicts

8/31/2016
3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth

Study finds there's lots mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term