Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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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

11/18/2010
Smoking Still Allowed at 1 in 4 Major U.S. Airports

CDC researchers say designated 'smoking rooms' do not shield nonsmokers from fumes

11/17/2010
Drug Targets Faulty Process That Drives Cystic Fibrosis

This medicine might help minority of patients with particular gene, but others like it could follow

11/12/2010
Awareness of COPD Growing, But More Lung Testing Urged

U.S. survey found 69% now know about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

11/10/2010
FDA Proposes Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Packs

Images would include emaciated lung cancer patients and a dead body in a morgue

11/3/2010
Asthma Linked to Lung Cancer Risk in Study

But data insufficient to change current practice, expert says

11/3/2010
Many Coaches Unprepared for Student-Athletes' Asthma

More education needed, experts say

11/2/2010
Poor Diet May Make COPD Worse, Study Finds

Antioxidant deficiency tied to lower lung function, especially for men

11/2/2010
Exercise May Help Beat the Common Cold

Each bout of aerobic actvity revs up the immune system, study authors suggest

10/25/2010
Bitter Taste Receptors Found in Lungs May Aid Asthma Patients

Acrid compounds tested in mice and humans opened airways more profoundly than current drugs, researchers report

10/22/2010
New Virus 'Jumps' From Monkey to Scientist, Causing Serious Illness

Adenovirus strain is under study but experts say there's no immediate cause for alarm

10/22/2010
Prior Hospitalization With Pneumonia Often Tied to Later Misdiagnosis

This results in overuse of antibiotics and increased health care costs, researchers say

10/21/2010
Air Pollution Ups Risk of Chronic Lung Disease: Study

Danish researchers find that low levels contribute to odds of developing severe COPD

10/14/2010
Too Few Adults Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough: CDC

Those who skip Tdap shot put unvaccinated babies at risk for potentially deadly infection, experts say

10/14/2010
Rescued Chilean Miners in Good Health

'I think I had extraordinary luck. I was with God and with the devil. And I reached out for God,' one miner said

10/13/2010
Gulf War Nerve Agent Tied to Late-Onset Heart Damage in Mice

Signs appeared 10 weeks after exposure to low-dose sarin, researchers found

10/13/2010
Rescued Chilean Miners Seem in Good Shape: Reports

Psychological problems may overshadow physical ones, experts say

10/1/2010
Antibiotics for Viral Respiratory Infections in Hospital Decried

Researchers found docs prescribing them with some frequency

9/20/2010
Health Tip: When Wildfires Are Near

Suggestions to avoid smoke inhalation

9/20/2010
Early Trial Suggests COPD Drug Might Help Some Asthmatics

Adding Spiriva to steroid seems to work, but more study is needed, experts say

9/3/2010
Room Air Sometimes as Good as Oxygen Therapy: Study

Comparison found no significant difference in breathlessness levels among terminally ill

9/2/2010
Experimental TB Test Called Fast and Accurate

Health experts say it has potential to greatly improve treatment of the respiratory disease

9/1/2010
Lung Damage From Secondhand Smoke Observed in Rats

Findings may aid efforts to develop new ways to treat respiratory diseases in people, researchers say

8/25/2010
Health Tip: Recognizing COPD

Possible symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

8/24/2010
2002 Oil Spill May Shed Light on Health Problems for Deepwater Workers

But expert notes several key differences in two spills

8/20/2010
Study Finds Even a Little Cigarette Smoke Harms Airway

Just a few puffs trigger genetic changes in cells that could spur disease, experts say

8/17/2010
Early Care Urged for Patients With Trouble Swallowing

'Dysphagia' significantly impacts hospital resources and patient outcomes, researchers say

8/16/2010
Inhaling Ultra-Fine Particles May Raise Firefighters' Heart Risks

More consistent use of protective gear recommended by researchers

8/11/2010
Lithium of No Benefit in ALS, Study Finds

Two doses tested did not help patients with Lou Gehrig's disease, researchers say

8/9/2010
Wider Waist May Raise Death Risk Later in Life

Study suggests it increases chances of heart trouble, cancer, respiratory disease, independent of weight

8/9/2010
Specific Type of Blood Clot Filter Linked to Complications

Bard Recovery and Bard G2 filters may fracture with time; doctor, patient awareness urged, report states

8/9/2010
Menstrual Cycle May Affect Reaction to Breathing Tube

In women, response to ventilation tube insertion may vary depending on surgery timing, study finds

7/30/2010
Clean Water May Still Pose Health Risk for Swimmers

Microbes at sub-tropical beaches can cause stomach, respiratory problems, study finds

7/27/2010
Delivering Babies Even a Few Weeks Early Ups Respiratory Risks

Study finds greatly raised odds, but rates of planned, preterm C-sections remain high, experts note

7/23/2010
Generic Lovenox Approved for Deep Vein Thrombosis

A condition that could cause deadly blood clots

7/23/2010
Schizophrenia Linked to Raised Risk of Injury While Hospitalized

Expert says docs may not take physical complaints seriously because of patient's mental illness

7/23/2010
Nitric Oxide Doesn't Seem to Help Preemies' Lungs: Report

Jury still out on whether the treatment works in some infants, another doctor says

7/20/2010
Avastin Largely Safe for Patients With Type of Advanced Lung Cancer

Post-marketing research shows some serious side effects, but most are controllable

7/18/2010
Traffic Pollution Linked to Risk Factor for Sudden Cardiac Death

High exposures tied to reduced heart rate variability in those with lung, heart disease, researchers find

7/14/2010
Cystic Fibrosis Flare-Ups May Be Treated Equally Well at Home

Study finds no difference in outcome for lung exacerbations compared to hospital care

7/7/2010
Ancestry May Affect Lung Function Tests

Adjusting for genetic history would improve results for asthma, COPD, study suggests

6/28/2010
End-of-Life Care Has 'Room for Improvement'

Researchers urge hospitals to provide more evaluation, communication for dying patients

6/25/2010
'Rotten Eggs' Gas Might Cut Inflammation in Ventilated Patients

In mouse study, low doses of hydrogen sulfide reduced organ damage, study found

6/24/2010
Diabetes Seems to Up Risks for Lung Disease Patients

Longer hospital stays, more deaths noted in those with COPD plus high blood sugar

6/24/2010
Scientists Fashion New Lung for Rats

Feat might one day help those with lung diseases, researchers say

6/24/2010
Mold May Trigger Severe Asthma in Some Folks

Certain gene variants appear to increase risk of serious exacerbations, study finds

6/23/2010
Experts Try to Gauge Health Effects of Gulf Oil Spill

Some are known, others will unfold as years go on, government advisors say