Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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10/6/2011
Oxygenating Blood of Hospitalized H1N1 Flu Patients Saved Lives: Study

Those who got the special procedure were half as likely to die

10/6/2011
Swimming Pool Chemicals Cause Thousands of Injuries: CDC

Agency offers recommendations to cut down on risks

9/28/2011
Child Face Mask Approved to Help Prevent Spread of Germs

In hospitals and other health care settings

9/28/2011
Lung Function of Late Preemies May Improve With Age

Infants born moderately premature seem to have improved lung function in teen years, study shows

9/22/2011
Lung Disease Puts Many Black Patients Back in Hospital: Report

In COPD patients over 40, readmission rates highest among blacks, research shows

9/21/2011
Drug Shows Promise Against Deadly Lung Disease

In early trial, highest dose slowed progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

9/19/2011
Global Toll of 'Non-Communicable Diseases' -- $47 Trillion by 2030

Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year, experts say

9/16/2011
U.N. Summit Seeks to Tame 'Non-Communicable Diseases'

Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year

9/15/2011
Officials Tackle Multidrug-Resistant TB in Europe

U.S. must remain vigilant against the respiratory disease, experts say

9/9/2011
Risk for COPD Higher Than Thought: Study

People have a 1-in-4 four chance of developing the debilitating lung disease during their lifetime, researchers find

9/7/2011
Toxic After-Effects Still Haunt 9/11 Responders

Cancer links are seen among the many ills that have surfaced since the Twin Towers fell

9/7/2011
8/24/2011
Long-Term Antibiotic Use May Lessen COPD Flare-Ups

But treatment, which has side effects, is best for those with frequent complications of the lung disease, experts say

8/19/2011
Kids' Hacking Is Seldom Whooping Cough, Study Finds

For most children, respiratory symptoms don't indicate presence of the illness, researchers say

8/18/2011
Sniffer Dogs Spot Early Stage Lung Cancer: Study

Trained canines can tell tumor from COPD when smelling people's breath, researchers say

8/12/2011
Disabilities From 9/11 Behind Rising Retirements for NYC Firefighters

Researchers say attacks, aftermath have had 'enormous impact' on responders' health

8/11/2011
Women May Face Greater Heart Risk From Smoking Than Men

Researchers say biological differences may explain 25% higher risk compared to male smokers.

8/10/2011
Drug Duo Appears to Combat Infections of Lung Linings

New approach to pleural infection reduces fever, drains fluid better than standard treatment, study finds

8/8/2011
CPAP Therapy Most Effective for Sleep Apnea, Experts Say

Strong evidence supports use of machine that pumps air through mask worn during sleep: review

8/5/2011
Household Mold During Infancy May Trigger Asthma

Kids exposed to mold as babies were three times more likely to develop the lung condition

8/3/2011
Experimental Drug Promising Against Tough-to-Treat Asthma

Lebrikizumab targets receptor involved in respiratory condition a different way, experts say

8/1/2011
New Guidelines for Spotting, Treating COPD Released

Their release highlights the growing prevalence of the breathing disease, experts say

7/21/2011
Health Tip: Manage COPD Symptoms

Suggestions for living with the lung disease

7/20/2011
Breathing Problems Strike Soldiers Returning From Iraq

Exposure to some unknown toxin in the air could be the cause, experts say

7/15/2011
Novel Virus 'Jumped' From Monkeys to Humans, Researchers Find

Infection that killed U.S. research monkeys sickened scientist and family member, study says

7/13/2011
Health Tip: Living With Pulmonary Hypertension

High blood pressure in narrowed lung arteries

7/8/2011
Study Offers Update on Staph Pneumonia Trends in Children

Records from Texas hospital over decade show most cases caused by aggressive MRSA strain

7/5/2011
Arcapta Inhaler Approved for COPD

Helps prevent wheezing and shortness of breath

6/30/2011
A Child's Surgery May Prompt Parents to Try to Quit Smoking

Exposure to secondhand smoke is especially harmful postsurgery, experts say

6/30/2011
Breast Cancer Plus Other Health Issues Linked to Worse Outcomes

To improve survival, doctors should monitor co-occurring conditions, researchers say

6/30/2011
Who Should Get a CT Scan to Screen for Lung Cancer?

While the tests can save lives, they're not for everyone, experts say

6/24/2011
Stress May Worsen Lung Function in Kids Breathing Dirty Air

Traffic pollution combined with stressful home contribute to respiratory problems, study finds

6/21/2011
Years of Air Pollution May Be Tied to Uncontrolled Asthma

Poorer disease control associated with levels of ozone, particulate matter, study finds

6/16/2011
Lung Health of Police Responders From 9/11 Called 'Encouraging'

10 years later, 95% of officers show no extra decline in pulmonary function, study finds

6/15/2011
COPD Drug Via Mist Inhaler Could Raise Death Risk: Study

Spiriva isn't yet available in this form to U.S. patients, although a powdered formulation is

6/11/2011
Insect Stings Hold Deadly Risk for Some

New guidelines issued to help diagnose, treat those with insect allergies

6/7/2011
Right Side of Heart Linked to Lung Diseases, Study Finds

Findings could aid diagnosis of cardiopulmonary problems, researchers say

5/27/2011
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Double Risk of COPD

Link between the autoimmune disease and lung disorder revealed in new study

5/23/2011
Certain COPD Meds Linked to Urinary Troubles in Men

Inhaled drugs such as Spiriva, Atrovent may raise odds for urinary retention, study finds

5/18/2011
Standard Heart Drugs Won't Ease Pulmonary Hypertension

Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension don't benefit from aspirin or simvastatin, study finds

5/11/2011
Discovery of Lung Stem Cells May Herald New Treatments

But the research is preliminary, so human benefits won't come any time soon

5/10/2011
Vitamin D May Prevent Serious Respiratory Disease in Newborns

Supplements can cut risk of RSV, life-threatening complications, researchers say

5/6/2011
Everyday Exercise Can Help Kids With Cystic Fibrosis: Study

Taking walks, dancing, shooting hoops improved fitness, lung function in patients

5/6/2011
Chemicals May Raise Health Risks for Nail Salon Workers

One-third report problems such as headaches and irritation of the nose, throat, skin, study finds

5/5/2011
Flood Cleanup Requires Extra Care for Those With Allergies

Experts suggest steps to stem the growth of mold

5/4/2011
Asthma Pills Work as Well as Inhaled Steroids: Study

However, treatment still needs to be individualized, experts say

5/4/2011
Secondhand Smoke May Trigger Nicotine Craving

Could make it hard for smokers to quit, easy for nonsmokers to start, researchers say

5/3/2011
Number of Americans With Asthma Keeps Rising

CDC report finds 12% hike in last decade, with black kids affected the most

5/2/2011
Mom's Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Baby's Wheeze

Higher BPA levels in pregnancy doubled likelihood of breathing problem at 6 months, study says

4/27/2011
Higher Oxygen Levels Improve Preemie Survival: Study

But risks are involved, including eye damage, doctor notes