Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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5/19/2010
Antibiotic Resistance Can Last a Year, Review Finds

Experts urge more careful use of the drugs in primary care

5/18/2010
Exercise Can Spur Wheezing, Even in Healthy Kids

Asthma-like symptoms surprised researchers

5/18/2010
Viagra May Aid Those With Lung Fibrosis

Breathing improved for some taking sildenafil marketed as Revatio, study finds

5/18/2010
Lost Sense of Smell Noted Among Ground Zero Workers Post-9/11

Inability to detect noxious fumes adds to ongoing health risks

5/17/2010
Lung Disease Can Be Genetic Even Without Family History

Finding could pave way for tests that predict the illness, researchers say

5/17/2010
For Preemies, Better Use of Oxygen Improves Survival

Common sleep apnea treatment seems to help early babies, too

5/17/2010
High-Fat Meal May Trigger Asthma

Study finds fatty foods lead to inflammation, reduced lung function

5/13/2010
Tibetans' Genes Help Them Thrive at High Altitudes

Researchers isolate unique DNA that help residents cope with lower-oxygen environment

5/10/2010
COPD Flare-Up May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Findings show need for treatment even when pulmonary disease looks stable, researchers say

5/9/2010
Does Mom Need Help to Stop Smoking?

Online support program might be an appropriate Mother's Day gift

5/7/2010
Gulf Oil Spill Could Threaten Human Health

Short-term effects include skin and respiratory woes, while longer-term risks are uncertain

4/28/2010
Pigs Yield Clues to Cystic Fibrosis-Related Lung Disease

Infection appears to precede inflammation, researchers find

4/28/2010
Air Quality Better in Northeast, Midwest

But report finds 175 million people still exposed to dangerous levels of smog and soot

4/23/2010
Premature Birth Ups Risk of Long-Term Breathing Problems

Kids who were extreme preemies had double the risk of asthma by age 11, study found

4/16/2010
Respiratory Infections Major Cause of Childhood Deaths

New measures needed to prevent and treat RSV worldwide, researchers say

4/16/2010
'Off-the-Charts' Pollen Counts Bring Misery to Millions

Recent weather patterns plus climate change driving the trend, experts say

4/13/2010
Smoking Bans May Be Boosting Public Health

Toronto hospital admissions for heart, respiratory woes fell by a third after laws took hold, study found

4/12/2010
Health Tip: Helping COPD

Here are prevention and treatment options

4/7/2010
9/11 Rescue Workers Suffered Permanent Lung Damage

Many Trade Center first responders still struggle with wheezing, shortness of breath, study finds

4/7/2010
'Electronic Nose' Sniffs Out Asthma

Experimental device tracks compounds in breath and bested standard test, study found

4/6/2010
Oral Vaccine May Help People With COPD

Preliminary results suggest a new option to treat the breathing disease

3/29/2010
Officials See Uptick in H1N1 Swine Flu Cases

New activity reported in southeastern U.S.; health officials still urge vaccinations

3/18/2010
Blocking Protein May Stem COPD

Study in mice could lead to new treatments for smoking-related diseases

3/13/2010
Air Pollution Slows Women's Marathon Times

Men aren't significantly hindered, researchers say

3/4/2010
Airway Injury Plaguing 9/11 First Responders

NYC firefighters more likely to suffer from asthma, study finds

3/2/2010
U.S. Pays a Price for Dirty Air

Excessive levels of pollution affect health care costs, report finds

3/2/2010
Asthma Rates Rising Across the U.S.

Prevalence varies significantly between states, CDC report shows

2/28/2010
Household Dirt Won't Raise Asthma Risk in Infants

Allergens not linked to wheezing in kids, study finds

2/19/2010
Drug Improved Survival in Mice With Cystic Fibrosis

Protein pathway discovery could lead to new treatments, study suggests

2/18/2010
FDA Issues Warning on Key Asthma Drugs

Advair, Foradil, Serevent and Symbicort should not be used alone due to safety concerns

2/15/2010
Cigars, Pipes No 'Healthy' Alternative to Cigarettes

Users still inhale fumes, and lungs suffer, study finds

2/10/2010
Exposure to 9/11 Fumes Tied to Chronic Headaches

Preliminary data from lower Manhattan residents suggest a link, nearly a decade later

2/8/2010
Health Tip: What's Behind Nasal Congestion

Things that can stuff up your nose

2/4/2010
Steroids May Be Overrated in Treatment of COPD

But experts disagree over whether to continue using them or not

1/28/2010
Too Little Vitamin D May Worsen Asthma

Low levels may also hinder response to steroid treatment, study finds

1/20/2010
Even Mild Lung Disease Affects the Heart

Reduced blood supply is probable cause, expert says

1/14/2010
Leading COPD Drug Won't Harm Heart: FDA

Initial concerns over Spiriva HandiHaler may be unfounded, agency says

1/7/2010
Leading COPD Drug May Raise Chances of Heart Trouble

Study found Atrovent upped risk, while other research found Spiriva might do opposite

1/7/2010
EPA Unveils Stricter Smog Standards

Move would improve air quality and benefit people with asthma, heart and lung disease, among others, agency says

1/6/2010
Smog Standards Need Tightening, Activists Say

Improved air quality would especially benefit those with lung, heart conditions, advocates say

1/1/2010
It's Not a Hangover, It's an Allergic Reaction

Ingredients in alcohol could explain 'morning-after' feeling, experts say

12/30/2009
Living With a Smoker Puts Kids at Risk for Emphysema

Lung damage seen in otherwise healthy nonsmoking adults, study finds

12/25/2009
Heavier Sons Tied to Higher Death Risk for Parents

Obese offspring upped odds of dying of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, study found

12/24/2009
Discovery in Lungs May Lead to Treatment for Respiratory Virus

Naturally occurring lipid appears to protect against RSV, research shows

12/23/2009
Gene Discovery Sheds Light on Children's Asthma

Scientists find 2nd piece of DNA tied to the respiratory illness, experts say

12/22/2009
Gene Therapy Holds Promise for Emphysema

In mice, single treatment offered lifetime protection against inherited form of disease

12/18/2009
Spiriva Inhaler Approved To Reduce Flares of COPD

Including chronic bronchitis and emphysema

12/17/2009
Scientists Link Molecule to Severe Swine Flu

Blocking the particle might someday ease accompanying lung infections

12/16/2009
Gene Variant Seems to Guard Against Asthma, COPD

Study suggests it plays a role in reducing inflammation in the lungs

12/14/2009
Five Gene Variants May Be Linked to Lung Disease

Findings might lead to better treatments for asthma, COPD, researchers say