Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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CT Scans May Pick Up COPD Early in Smokers

But whether it's cost effective isn't clear, expert says

Viagra-Like Drug May Help Children With Rare Disorder

Study found those with pulmonary arterial hypertension could exercise more easily after taking sildenafil

Could Airway Abnormality Point to Autism?

Researcher noticed difference in lung structure of children with autism spectrum disorder

Smoking's Effect on Lungs Similar to Cystic Fibrosis: Study

Some of the same treatments might benefit smokers, cystic fibrosis patients, researchers say

TB Outbreaks in Texas Schools Show Disease Still a Threat

At least 100 people have tested positive for the respiratory ailment

Globally, 2 Million Deaths a Year Linked to Smoky Stoves

People in developing nations most at risk from fumes from cooking, heating units, experts say

Research Sheds Light on Vitamin D's Role in Immunity

It may be key in protecting people from infections like tuberculosis, study shows

Oxygenating Blood of Hospitalized H1N1 Flu Patients Saved Lives: Study

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

Swimming Pool Chemicals Cause Thousands of Injuries: CDC

Agency offers recommendations to cut down on risks

Child Face Mask Approved to Help Prevent Spread of Germs

In hospitals and other health care settings

Lung Function of Late Preemies May Improve With Age

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

Lung Disease Puts Many Black Patients Back in Hospital: Report

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

Drug Shows Promise Against Deadly Lung Disease

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

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

U.N. Summit Seeks to Tame 'Non-Communicable Diseases'

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

Officials Tackle Multidrug-Resistant TB in Europe

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

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

Toxic After-Effects Still Haunt 9/11 Responders

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

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

Kids' Hacking Is Seldom Whooping Cough, Study Finds

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

Sniffer Dogs Spot Early Stage Lung Cancer: Study

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

Disabilities From 9/11 Behind Rising Retirements for NYC Firefighters

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

Women May Face Greater Heart Risk From Smoking Than Men

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

Drug Duo Appears to Combat Infections of Lung Linings

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

CPAP Therapy Most Effective for Sleep Apnea, Experts Say

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

Household Mold During Infancy May Trigger Asthma

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

Experimental Drug Promising Against Tough-to-Treat Asthma

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

New Guidelines for Spotting, Treating COPD Released

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

Health Tip: Manage COPD Symptoms

Suggestions for living with the lung disease

Breathing Problems Strike Soldiers Returning From Iraq

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

Novel Virus 'Jumped' From Monkeys to Humans, Researchers Find

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

Health Tip: Living With Pulmonary Hypertension

High blood pressure in narrowed lung arteries

Study Offers Update on Staph Pneumonia Trends in Children

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

Arcapta Inhaler Approved for COPD

Helps prevent wheezing and shortness of breath

A Child's Surgery May Prompt Parents to Try to Quit Smoking

Exposure to secondhand smoke is especially harmful postsurgery, experts say

Breast Cancer Plus Other Health Issues Linked to Worse Outcomes

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

Who Should Get a CT Scan to Screen for Lung Cancer?

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

Stress May Worsen Lung Function in Kids Breathing Dirty Air

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

Years of Air Pollution May Be Tied to Uncontrolled Asthma

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

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

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

Insect Stings Hold Deadly Risk for Some

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

Right Side of Heart Linked to Lung Diseases, Study Finds

Findings could aid diagnosis of cardiopulmonary problems, researchers say

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Double Risk of COPD

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

Certain COPD Meds Linked to Urinary Troubles in Men

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

Standard Heart Drugs Won't Ease Pulmonary Hypertension

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

Discovery of Lung Stem Cells May Herald New Treatments

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

Vitamin D May Prevent Serious Respiratory Disease in Newborns

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

Everyday Exercise Can Help Kids With Cystic Fibrosis: Study

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