Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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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

4/21/2011
Smoke-Free Laws Moving Ahead in U.S.

Government report finds half the states have enacted restrictions in workplaces, bars and restaurants

4/20/2011
Gene Variant May Be Linked to Deadly Lung Fibrosis

Discovery could open door to new treatments and genetic testing, experts say

4/20/2011
Inhaled Meds May Save COPD/Pneumonia Patients' Lives

Corticosteroids cut death rates among older people with both respiratory diseases, study found

4/11/2011
Emissions Trap Cuts Harmful Diesel Pollution

Filters could help prevent heart attacks and strokes, researchers say

4/6/2011
Years Later, Victims of Critical Respiratory Illness Still Suffer

Finding suggests treatment in intensive care unit for ARDS could be improved

3/31/2011
Polluted Air Another Danger to U.S. Troops in Iraq

Study suggests it might cause long-term respiratory, cardiovascular problems

3/30/2011
Obesity Could Raise Risks of General Anesthesia

Serious airway complications 2 to 4 times more likely among heaviest patients, study finds

3/25/2011
For Lung Disorder, Spiriva Beat Serevent in Head-to-Head Trial

It was better at controlling flare-ups in moderate-to-severe cases of COPD, study finds

3/24/2011
High Smog Levels Might Threaten Lung Transplant Success

Study found exposure doubled risk of rejection, death in patients

3/23/2011
Menthol Cigarettes Pose No Added Lung Cancer Risk: Study

But experts stress that choosing the minty smokes won't help you avoid deadly respiratory disease

3/21/2011
Moms' Use of 'the Pill' Won't Raise Kids' Asthma Risk: Study

Research refutes claim that pre-pregnancy birth control causes respiratory problems in babies

3/20/2011
Sleep Disorder May Spur Men to Head to Bathroom at Night

Treating sleep apnea in men with enlarged prostate might reduce trips to relieve themselves

3/16/2011
Transplant Drug May Fight Rare Lung Disorder

Sirolimus offers first real hope for women with LAM, experts say

3/15/2011
Updates Urged for Kids' Heart, Breathing Rate Guidelines

Existing range classifies half of healthy 10-year-olds as having abnormal rates, review finds

3/11/2011
New Test for Emphysema on the Horizon

Simple blood test could enable detection before symptoms, experts say

3/9/2011
Lesser Known Lung Diseases Can Strike Smokers, Ex-Smokers

Study found these reduced lung capacity, but also reduced chances of emphysema, COPD

3/8/2011
Report Spells Out Harms of Coal Power Plants

American Lung Association sounds call for cleanup in advance of EPA deadline

2/28/2011
For Severe Sinusitis, Oral Steroids an Option, Study Says

But experts note that the drugs, while beneficial, run the risk of side effects

2/25/2011
Virus Unlikely to Advance Deadly Lung Disease: Study

Research contradicts previous finding that viral infections worsen idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

2/23/2011
Cigarette Smoke Fuels Mucus Production in People With Bronchitis

It suppresses protein that helps kill off excess mucus cells in the airways, study finds

2/22/2011
COPD May Make Shingles More Likely

People taking corticosteroids for breathing disorder face highest risk, study finds

2/15/2011
Higher Levels of Blood Protein Linked to Lower Respiratory Risks

Bilirubin may have a protective effect, researchers say

2/11/2011
Early Birth Risky, Even With Fully Developed Lungs: Study

Delivery before 39 weeks linked to higher rates of respiratory and other health problems

2/4/2011
Quality of Family Mealtimes May Affect Kids' Asthma

Keeping dinner conversation free from TV, disruptions linked to better health, study found

2/2/2011
Better Nutrition Seems to Help Preemies With Lung Disease

Babies with above-average weight gain showed the most improvement, small study finds

1/26/2011
Survey Shows Fewer Hispanic Seniors Getting Flu Shots

Vaccination rates found to be especially low among newest immigrants

1/24/2011
Increasingly, Other Ailments Prove Fatal for People With COPD

Expert urges more awareness from doctors as patients' age increases

1/21/2011
Commuters May Catch More Than the Bus, Tram

Study finds public transit passengers at risk of respiratory infection, but daily use more protective

1/21/2011
HEPA Filter May Improve Air Near Wood-Burning Stoves

Indoor pollution and cardiovascular health risks lower when filter was in use, study finds

1/20/2011
Sleep Study May Be Advisable Before Removing Tonsils, Adenoids

The point is to identify children likely to have post-op respiratory complications, study says

1/20/2011
Study Questions Safety of Pneumonia Treatment Guidelines

In cases with suspected multi-drug resistance, multiple antibiotics may not always be best

1/12/2011
1/7/2011
Health Tip: Help Prevent COPD

What you can do to protect your lungs

12/30/2010
Chronic Nasal Congestion May Be Linked to Severe Asthma

Swedish study suggests that the airway disease is more common than thought

12/26/2010
Have an Allergy-Free Holiday and a Happier New Year

Doctor suggests ways to keep sneezing at bay during the festive season

12/14/2010
New Method Might Raise Number of Donor Lungs

Experts predict that adopting procedure in U.S. could alleviate the shortage

12/14/2010
Elderly Often Disabled After Mechanical Ventilation

Only 30 percent live a year and they are severely handicapped, study finds

12/9/2010
U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Slightly

Deaths from stroke, infant mortality decline, federal report finds

12/6/2010
Littlest Kids in Big Day-Care Centers May Have Better Health Later On

Once in elementary school, ear and respiratory infections are fewer, study finds

11/25/2010
11/24/2010
Retirement May Do a Mind Good

Study of French retirees found declines in levels of depression and fatigue

11/22/2010
Tiniest Newborns With Down Syndrome Face Other Health Risks

Combination linked to higher rates of life-threatening heart, lung, digestive disorders, study finds