Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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5/10/2012
Scleroderma Complications Worse in Blacks Than Whites: Study

The autoimmune disease, which affects tissue throughout the body, can lead to scarred lungs

5/4/2012
Older Lung Cancer Patients Less Likely to Be Treated

Researchers say doctors shouldn't be so quick to write off older people

5/4/2012
Screening for Other Health Problems May Aid COPD Survival

Cancers, heart conditions, diabetes among the diseases that were linked to study patient deaths

5/1/2012
Seniors Undertreated for Asthma, and Many Skip Inhalers: Study

Using meds as prescribed can improve health, quality of life, researcher says

4/25/2012
Air Quality Improving in Many U.S. Cities: Report

Even Los Angeles showed lowest smog levels in more than a decade, data found

4/18/2012
More Smog Might Mean More Hospitalizations

In New England, Medicare patients from more-polluted areas were more apt to need care

4/9/2012
Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors' Health: Study

Wide temperature swings in summer could lead to 10,000 excess deaths in U.S. per year

4/6/2012
Rapid Asthma Treatment in ER May Prevent Admission

Giving corticosteroids as soon as possible hastens recovery, study suggests

4/5/2012
Improved Stem Cell Line May Avoid Tumor Risk: Study

New line of stem cells may have application for disease-modeling, researchers say

4/3/2012
Reported Decline in U.S. Pneumonia Deaths May Be False: Study

Dips in hospitalizations, deaths may reflect diagnosis coding changes

3/30/2012
Secondhand Smoke Affects Young Girls More Than Boys: Study

By age 7, lung function was six times worse for exposed girls than boys, research shows

3/30/2012
FDA Calls on Tobacco Companies to List Harmful Ingredients

Manufacturers must also back up claims that certain products are 'safer' to smoke

3/30/2012
Warm Weather Triggers Early Allergy Season

Sneezing isn't the only concern, with ticks and mosquitoes already active

3/29/2012
States' Efforts to Boost Cigarette Taxes Slows: CDC

Agency says more can be done to raise the cost of smoking, which is known to boost quit rates

3/26/2012
Should Cystic Fibrosis Patients Get So Many Antibiotics?

Study suggests that less-aggressive antibiotic therapy might be better

3/22/2012
Common Respiratory Virus Affecting Many Young Children

No vaccine for RSV, but hand washing can help prevent spread, expert says

3/22/2012
U.S. Tuberculosis Cases Hit Record Low, CDC Says

But minorities, those not born in the U.S. and HIV-positive patients still most likely affected

3/21/2012
Antibiotics Useless for Most Sinus Infections, Experts Say

New guidelines from specialists note that up to 98 percent of cases aren't bacterial

3/19/2012
Secondhand Smoke in Childhood Linked to Lung Disease Years Later

Study found it nearly doubled risk for breathing condition

3/11/2012
Gas Engines May Be Dirtier Than Diesels in One Respect

Researchers trace most secondary aerosol pollution back to gasoline-powered vehicles

3/8/2012
Cured Meat Products Linked to Lung Disease Flare-Ups

Nitrates in bacon, sausage, lunch meats might worsen airway disease symptoms, researchers say

2/27/2012
Poor Lung Function Linked to Heart Failure in Study

Findings strengthen hypothesis that airway disorders affect heart's ability to pump blood

2/23/2012
Home-Visit Program May Improve Child's Asthma

In-home instruction reduces hospitalizations, saves money, study finds

2/23/2012
Chemical Used to Strip Bathtubs Linked to Worker Deaths: CDC

10 products containing methylene chloride associated with 13 fatalities in U.S. since 2000

2/23/2012
Mild Winter Heralds Early Sneezin' Season

Tree pollen, accompanying allergies starting sooner in many areas this year

2/21/2012
Study: No Significant Rise in Seizure Risk From Common Kids' Vaccine

Immunizations protect children from life-threatening diseases, experts say

2/14/2012
Short-Term Exposure to Smog May Up Odds of Heart Attack

Large review looked at pollutants such as carbon monoxide and ozone

2/13/2012
Home Oxygen Could Raise Burn Risk: Experts

Banning smoking and taking other safety precautions can prevent mishaps

2/10/2012
Young Adults Who Quit Smoking Feel Better Quickly

Coughs begin to clear up within two weeks, study finds

2/9/2012
C-Sections Might Put Preemies at Risk for Breathing Problems

Study found respiratory distress syndrome more likely in small, premature infants born by cesarean

2/7/2012
Soft Drinks May Raise Odds for Respiratory Ills: Study

Asthma, COPD more likely for those who regularly consume soda, flavored mineral water, researchers say

1/24/2012
Heartburn Meds Won't Help, May Harm Kids With Asthma

Acid-reducing drugs might boost respiratory infections in children without reflux, study finds

1/23/2012
Certain Seniors at Risk for Infection After ER Visit: Study

Going to hospital may spur respiratory, gastro illnesses in long-term care residents

1/20/2012
Anthrax Vaccine Shows Promise in Monkeys

Research is part of U.S. military's anti-bioterrorism efforts

1/18/2012
Study Maps Path From Smoking to Emphysema in Mice

Immune response to smoke causes the disease, researchers say

1/17/2012
Vitamin D Won't Help Most COPD Patients: Study

However, those with severe vitamin deficiency may see a benefit, researchers say

1/16/2012
Children Born by C-Section at Slightly Higher Asthma Risk

Large Norwegian study found likelihood greater when mothers had no allergies

1/13/2012
At More U.S. Workplaces, Smokers Need Not Apply

Experts weigh in as another large health care provider decides to hire nonsmokers only

1/10/2012
Occasional Pot Smoking Won't Harm Lungs: Study

20-year study finds a few joints a month have no effect, but other experts differ

1/6/2012
Mice Exposed to Smoke Helped by Blood Pressure Drug: Study

Research may hold hope for treating smoking-related lung diseases in humans

1/6/2012
Study Offers Clues to Why Some Don't Benefit From Asthma Drugs

Almost half of those with mild to moderate symptoms may have different disease, study finds

1/5/2012
Flu Prevention Critical for Those With Neurologic Conditions, CDC Says

Outbreak at Ohio residential facility resulted in 7 deaths last winter, report says

12/30/2011
PTSD, Respiratory Problems May Be Linked in 9/11 Responders

Study found connection was stronger in nontraditional responders than police

12/22/2011
As Gastric Banding Increases, So May Complications

Puzzling respiratory symptoms require investigation, researchers say

12/14/2011
Higher Hospital Admissions Equal Higher Readmissions: Study

Quality of care after hospital discharge may not be the problem, researchers say

12/12/2011
Low-Dose Aspirin After Lung Clot Could Prevent Recurrence

Study shows benefit for patients who've already finished with stronger blood thinners

12/12/2011
Drug for Acute Respiratory Distress May Do More Harm Than Good: Study

Trial of salbutamol was discontinued after patients using it fared worse than those without it

12/9/2011
Depression, Disability Can Follow ICU Care: Study

Meals, phone calls become too difficult for some patients, study finds

12/8/2011
CDC Issues New TB Treatment Guidelines

They're aimed at shortening, simplifying the regimen used to prevent active disease

12/1/2011
Many Ignore Symptoms of Lung Disease, Study Finds

Shortness of breath, chronic coughing could indicate COPD