Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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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

9/12/2012
Whooping Cough Vaccine Protection Fades Over Time: Study

CDC recommends booster shots for teens and adults

9/11/2012
For Mild Asthma, Daily Steroids May Not Be Needed, Study Says

Found no difference in outcomes with daily use versus only during flare-ups

9/7/2012
Language Barrier Hurts Elderly Asthma Patients

Self-care, quality of life found to suffer, study says

9/3/2012
Child's Use of Certain Asthma Drugs Could Shorten Adult Height

But study found impact was slight, a half-inch on average, and steroid meds help control attacks, experts say

8/31/2012
Hookah Effects as Harmful as Cigarettes, Study Finds

Wheeze, cough, chest tightness evident in those who smoke using either method

8/31/2012
Health Tip: Help Keep COPD in Check

Visit your doctor often

8/30/2012
Hurricane Isaac Could Stir Up Allergies, Asthma

Experts say levels of pollen and mold typically rise after these types of storms

8/27/2012
Midlife Fitness May Mean Healthier Old Age, Study Finds

Common conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's less likely

8/23/2012
Human Airways' 'Brush' Mechanism Gives Clues to Lung Diseases

Researchers say proper mucus clearance may depend on how tiny hair-like cilia operate

8/23/2012
Vitamin D May Thwart Kids' Winter Colds

But whether children without vitamin deficiency would benefit remains unclear, study finds

8/20/2012
Secondhand Smoke May Impair Children's Cough Reflex

Reduced sensitivity to respiratory irritants could raise pneumonia risk, researchers say

8/17/2012
Smoking During Pregnancy May Cause Asthma, Wheezing in Kids

More breathing problems seen in preschoolers even if mothers stopped smoking once they were born

8/9/2012
Reductions in U.S. Teen Smoking Stalled: CDC

30 percent of high school males now use some form of tobacco, study shows

8/6/2012
Honey a Sweet Treatment for Kids' Night-Time Cough

Given before bedtime, study found this home remedy improved symptoms of common cold

8/2/2012
Asthma Common Among Olympic Athletes

Chronic airway conditions affect 8 percent of the elite competitors, research shows

7/31/2012
Is 'Improved' Vaccine Causing Whooping Cough Outbreaks?

Current shot may be less effective than earlier one, experts suggest

7/25/2012
Incan Girl's Mummy Yields Evidence of Respiratory Woes

New lip-swab test gives immune system clues to 15-year-old, who died 500 years ago

7/25/2012
London Smog May Be Tough on Olympians

Pollution can worsen symptoms associated with exercise-induced asthma, experts say

7/20/2012
Vitamin D May Delay Deterioration of Smokers' Lungs: Study

But supplements are no substitute for quitting, experts stress

7/18/2012
Reducing Ozone Limits Would Save Lives, Report States

Up to 2,480 deaths could have been averted if current standard was met, researchers say

7/12/2012
Exercise, Meditation Can Beat Back Cold, Flu, Study Finds

Researchers report that both also appear to cut down on sick time and sick days at work

7/12/2012
Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke Exposure

Stay inside and try to keep indoor air clean

6/29/2012
Asthma Rates Higher Near Busy Highway

Researchers suspect emissions from vehicle may inflame the lungs

6/27/2012
Exercise Program Boosts Health After Lung Transplant: Study

Training regimen linked to improved strength, mobility and heart health a year after surgery

6/15/2012
EPA Proposes New Cuts on Levels of Soot in Air

Agency says the change will end up saving the nation money by cutting health care costs

6/14/2012
Fatigue in COPD Patients Often Precedes Hospitalization: Study

Low energy is common in people with the respiratory condition

6/12/2012
Sleep Apnea Therapy Might Ease Depression, Too

Positive airway pressure even helps patients who fail to use the treatment as prescribed, study finds

6/11/2012
Quitting Smoking Even in Old Age Prolongs Life: Study

Review of data in older people affirms the dangers of the habit

6/1/2012
Smokers Have Higher Surgical Costs, More Complications: Study

But former smokers were no different than nonsmokers, results showed

5/29/2012
Use of Smokers' Lungs for Transplant Has Pros, Cons

Study finds tapping such organs is better than leaving patients on waiting list, but there is a downside

5/25/2012
People Who Lived Near World Trade Center Report More Lung Disease

Residents of homes close enough to attacks to sustain damage had more symptoms 5 years later

5/24/2012
Babies' Vulnerability to Colds Tied to Immune Response at Birth

Small study found some infants had up to 10 colds in their first year

5/24/2012
States Use Only Fraction of Tobacco Revenues to Fight Smoking, Study Finds

Just $8 billion was spent on prevention out of almost $244 billion received, CDC says

5/22/2012
Sleep Apnea 'Mask' Might Also Help the Heart

CPAP treatment was tied to lowered odds for high blood pressure, study found

5/21/2012
COPD Can Put a Damper on Sex Life

Breathlessness also affects mood and well-being, small study says

5/15/2012
Asthma Cases Continue to Rise in U.S., Affecting Millions

Latest numbers from the CDC find 19 million adults and 7 million kids have the illness today

5/15/2012
Inhaled Steroids Lead to Big Drop in Asthma Deaths at Texas Hospital: Study

They reduce inflammation in the lungs, improving control of asthma symptoms

5/14/2012
'Self-Managing' COPD Might Pose Risks, Study Suggests

People getting comprehensive education had higher death risk, researchers found

5/14/2012
Acupuncture May Help Ease Symptoms of COPD

In small study, alternative treatment plus meds seemed to help with shortness of breath