Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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Antibiotic Linked to Heart Problems in COPD Patients

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

Expert Tips for Spring-Cleaning Your Bathroom

And 3 million good reasons to keep your toothbrush covered

Sinuses Near Nose Not Just 'Evolutionary Leftover'

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

Health Tip: Don't Breathe Outdoor Smoke

Steer clear to avoid breathing problems

Lung Transplant Hazard May Rise With Obese Recipients, Smoking Donors

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

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

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

Emerging SARS-Like Virus Well-Suited to Attack Humans: Study

But immunotherapy appears to tame it, research shows

Acupuncture May Help Ease Hay Fever

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

Lower Lung Function in Infancy Linked to Wheeze in Adulthood

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

Little-Known Respiratory Infection Sends Many Kids to Hospital

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

When Trees Die Off, Human Health May Also Suffer

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

Study: Lungs From Heavy Smokers OK for Transplant

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

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

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

Patient Education Helps Prevent Overuse of Antibiotics for Cough, Study Finds

Routine prescriptions for bronchitis could worsen resistance, researchers say

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

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

Winter Holds Many Hazards for Seniors, Expert Warns

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

Reductions in Wood-Burning Stoves Tied to Lower Death Rates

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

Some Kids Abusing Common Baking Ingredients

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

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

Shorter Hospital Stays Don't Compromise Care, Study Finds

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

Combo Therapy May Help Ease Sleep Apnea at High Altitude

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

Cleaner Air in U.S. Boosting Life Expectancy, Study Finds

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

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

Ex-President George H.W. Bush Remains Hospitalized

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

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

Former President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized With Bronchitis

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

Health Tip: Treating Bronchitis

Suggestions to help you feel better

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazards Rise in Colder Weather

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

15 Million in U.S. Have COPD, a Lung Disease

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

Airport Smoking Areas Expose Travelers, Workers to Risk: CDC

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

Many Smokers Light Up With Kids in Car: Study

Smoke-free campaigns should target parent drivers, researchers say

Women's Respiratory Symptoms May Vary With Menstrual Cycle

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

COPD Deaths Highest in Rural, Poor Areas: CDC

Large urban areas had lowest mortality rate from the respiratory disorder

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

And the earlier they stopped smoking, the better the results

Harvest Season Can Be Hazardous for Farmers

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

Stroke Risk Rises in Seniors With COPD: Study

Carotid artery wall thickening common for many with this lung disease

When Adults Smoke in Cars, Child Passengers Suffer: Study

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

Healthy Lungs May Keep Brain Running Smoothly

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

Lung Function Recovery Seen in People Exposed to World Trade Center Site

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

Postoperative Program Prevents Respiratory Complications: Study

Simple steps counter common side effects of surgery, researchers say

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

Differences Seen in Lung Microbes of Cystic Fibrosis Patients

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

Virus Patterns Where Kids Live May Affect Asthma Risk

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

COPD May Contribute to a Bad Night's Sleep

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

Obese Pregnant Women With Sleep Apnea May Have More Delivery Complications

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

Scientists Focus on Factors Behind Asthma Attacks

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