Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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3/22/2013
Antibiotic Linked to Heart Problems in COPD Patients

Study looked at clarithromycin use for lung conditions, but didn't prove cause-and-effect

3/16/2013
Expert Tips for Spring-Cleaning Your Bathroom

And 3 million good reasons to keep your toothbrush covered

3/15/2013
Sinuses Near Nose Not Just 'Evolutionary Leftover'

New study finds they help give nose shape and get air to the lungs more quickly

3/15/2013
Health Tip: Don't Breathe Outdoor Smoke

Steer clear to avoid breathing problems

3/12/2013
Lung Transplant Hazard May Rise With Obese Recipients, Smoking Donors

Study found more 'primary graft dysfunction,' which is tied to higher death risk

3/1/2013
Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids

While study did not show cause and effect, expert said it's best to avoid exposure

2/22/2013
A Few Extra Pounds May Harm Lung Function in Black, Hispanic Kids

Differences in body fat distribution could boost asthma rates in some minorities, study says

2/19/2013
Emerging SARS-Like Virus Well-Suited to Attack Humans: Study

But immunotherapy appears to tame it, research shows

2/18/2013
Acupuncture May Help Ease Hay Fever

Study found patients who had treatment for 8 weeks fared better with symptoms

2/18/2013
Lower Lung Function in Infancy Linked to Wheeze in Adulthood

Smoking also played key role in respiratory trouble for young adults, study found

2/13/2013
Little-Known Respiratory Infection Sends Many Kids to Hospital

Discovered in 2001, human metapneumovirus is worse in very young, very old

2/12/2013
When Trees Die Off, Human Health May Also Suffer

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but supports link between people and the environment

1/29/2013
Study: Lungs From Heavy Smokers OK for Transplant

But recipients need to know the source of the potential transplant, researchers say

1/23/2013
Longtime Smokers Lose a Decade of Life

Large study of U.S. smokers found quitting by age 35 reduces effect most, but it's never too late

1/22/2013
One in Six Cases of Adult Asthma May Be Linked to Workplace

People with jobs that exposed them to cleaning agents at greater risk, study says

1/18/2013
Patient Education Helps Prevent Overuse of Antibiotics for Cough, Study Finds

Routine prescriptions for bronchitis could worsen resistance, researchers say

1/17/2013
TB Drug Shortages Put U.S. Patients in Peril, Study Finds

Supply of many medications needed to fight drug-resistant disease is often intermittent at best

1/15/2013
Inserting Breathing Tube May Not Be Best for Victims of Cardiac Arrest

Patients in large study seemed to do better when emergency workers used older ventilation method

1/12/2013
Winter Holds Many Hazards for Seniors, Expert Warns

Preparation, caution can help keep elderly safe from injuries and illness related to season

1/9/2013
Reductions in Wood-Burning Stoves Tied to Lower Death Rates

Australian study found air quality improved, especially boosting men's respiratory health

1/8/2013
12/26/2012
Some Kids Abusing Common Baking Ingredients

Trends such as swallowing dry cinnamon, stuffing marshmallows can cause choking emergencies

12/20/2012
Asthma Linked to Increased Risk of Dangerous Lung Blockage

Odds of blood clot in lung artery increase along with severity of the respiratory disease, study finds

12/17/2012
Shorter Hospital Stays Don't Compromise Care, Study Finds

Earlier discharge corresponds with lower readmission and death rates in VA hospitals

12/11/2012
Combo Therapy May Help Ease Sleep Apnea at High Altitude

Adding a breathing med to regular routine may help travelers' sleep apnea, researchers say

12/6/2012
Cleaner Air in U.S. Boosting Life Expectancy, Study Finds

Continuing to reduce fine particle air pollution prolongs survival, researchers say

12/6/2012
Kids May Be at Slightly Higher Asthma Risk If Parents Had Infertility Treatments

Study found elevated odds in children born after in vitro fertilization, but the research didn't prove cause-and-effect

12/3/2012
Ex-President George H.W. Bush Remains Hospitalized

88-year-old being treated for bronchitis and lingering cough

12/2/2012
Former President George H.W. Bush to Stay in Hospital Through Weekend

88-year-old's bronchitis isn't life-threatening, doctors just playing it safe, staffer says

11/29/2012
Former President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized With Bronchitis

88-year-old's condition doesn't appear life-threatening, staffer says

11/27/2012
Health Tip: Treating Bronchitis

Suggestions to help you feel better

11/25/2012
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazards Rise in Colder Weather

Heating devices such as fireplaces, furnaces, lanterns can emit deadly gas

11/21/2012
15 Million in U.S. Have COPD, a Lung Disease

Prevalence of the chronic condition is highest in Kentucky, CDC says

11/20/2012
Airport Smoking Areas Expose Travelers, Workers to Risk: CDC

Ventilating buildings and cleaning the air doesn't eliminate secondhand smoke exposure, study finds

11/12/2012
Many Smokers Light Up With Kids in Car: Study

Smoke-free campaigns should target parent drivers, researchers say

11/9/2012
Women's Respiratory Symptoms May Vary With Menstrual Cycle

For example, study found wheezing highest on days 10 to 22

11/6/2012
COPD Deaths Highest in Rural, Poor Areas: CDC

Large urban areas had lowest mortality rate from the respiratory disorder

10/29/2012
Women Who Quit Smoking May Gain Up to 10 Years of Life: Study

And the earlier they stopped smoking, the better the results

10/28/2012
Harvest Season Can Be Hazardous for Farmers

ER doctor offers safety advice to avoid traumatic injuries, other health problems

10/26/2012
Stroke Risk Rises in Seniors With COPD: Study

Carotid artery wall thickening common for many with this lung disease

10/16/2012
When Adults Smoke in Cars, Child Passengers Suffer: Study

Even with window open or air conditioner on, kids still exposed to secondhand smoke

10/11/2012
Healthy Lungs May Keep Brain Running Smoothly

Swedish study found link between problem-solving ability, lung function

10/4/2012
Lung Function Recovery Seen in People Exposed to World Trade Center Site

Breathing tests improved more for 9/11 rescue crews than nearby workers

10/4/2012
Postoperative Program Prevents Respiratory Complications: Study

Simple steps counter common side effects of surgery, researchers say

9/28/2012
Common Pesticide Linked to Birth Defect, Study Suggests

Children of Texas mothers living where atrazine most used were more likely to have nasal passage blockage

9/26/2012
Differences Seen in Lung Microbes of Cystic Fibrosis Patients

More diversity noted in tissue samples of healthy people, study finds

9/26/2012
Virus Patterns Where Kids Live May Affect Asthma Risk

Certain respiratory infections more common in urban than suburban infants, study finds

9/25/2012
COPD May Contribute to a Bad Night's Sleep

Low blood oxygen levels associated with breathing disorder might lead to a lack of shuteye

9/25/2012
Obese Pregnant Women With Sleep Apnea May Have More Delivery Complications

More newborns admitted to ICU, more mothers had high blood pressure, study found

9/20/2012
Scientists Focus on Factors Behind Asthma Attacks

Findings could pave way to reducing 2 major airway symptoms, researchers say