Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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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

12/7/2009
Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage

Thickened airway linings improve once cigarettes are gone, study finds

12/5/2009
Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays

Take steps to eliminate triggers, experts advise

12/2/2009
Smokers Inhaling Germs With Each Cigarette

Study finds myriad microbes in tobacco, but risk is unclear

11/30/2009
U.S. Swine Flu Cases Chart Sharp Decline

But as pandemic seems to ebb, CDC notes a rise in child deaths linked to flu

11/30/2009
Cord Blood Stem Cells May Help Treat Heart, Lung Disorders

Two lab studies report safe transplant results in animals

11/25/2009
Swine Flu Tied to Rise in Pneumonias Among Young

On more positive note, CDC sees few signs of trouble with the H1N1 vaccine

11/23/2009
Research Yields Clues to Severe Form of Sinusitis

Obstructive polyps can impair breathing, protein may be the cause

11/20/2009
Swine Flu May Hit Kids With Asthma Harder

Canadian study finds more severe cases than with seasonal flu

11/19/2009
Asthma Combo Seems Less Influenced by Genes

Findings may not apply to blacks, researchers note

11/12/2009
My 10-Day Ordeal With the Swine Flu

Reporter recounts her bout with H1N1, made all the worse by chronic asthma

11/10/2009
Ventilation Positions Comparable in Lung Syndrome Patients

Face up or down doesn't affect death risk for acute respiratory distress, study finds

11/9/2009
Health Tip: Keep Your Lungs Healthy

Here are some suggestions

11/6/2009
Stem Cells May Offer Alternative to Lung Transplants

Novel protocol could provide new lung tissue for certain patients, researchers say

11/6/2009
Wood Fires Can Harm the Youngest Lungs

Exposed infants more susceptible to bronchiolitis, study finds

11/5/2009
Stem Cells Repair Acute Lung Injury in Mice

Study findings may lead to way to prevent this cause of death in people

11/4/2009
Americans Gaining Awareness of COPD: Survey

Yet half of those with lung disease symptoms remain undiagnosed, experts say

11/3/2009
World Trade Center Workers Twice as Likely to Have Asthma

Rates continued to rise for several years after the attacks, study shows

10/30/2009
Whooping Cough Immunity Lasts 30 Years or More

Finding defies belief that resistance wears thin much sooner

10/28/2009
Repairing Injured Lungs May Boost Organ Donations

Researchers also identify immune cells involved in tissue damage caused by smoking

10/21/2009
Super Obesity Ups Risk of Dying After Weight-Loss Surgery

Deaths also more common among those with chronic diseases, study finds

10/20/2009
Cancer Drug May Help Scleroderma

Gleevec improved skin and lung function in patient study

10/19/2009
Timing of Oxygen After a Stroke May Matter

Treatment while blood flow is blocked protects tissue, animal study finds

10/9/2009
Face Masks for Patients May Leak, Spread Germs

Health-care workers should take precautions, especially given H1N1 pandemic, experts say

9/23/2009
Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away

Hygiene, masks, quarantines all work to halt spread of viruses, review finds

9/15/2009
Gene 'Switch' May Help Drive Excess Fluid in Lungs

Finding could lead to treatments for bronchitis, asthma, researchers say

9/14/2009
Showerheads Harbor a Bounty of Germs

But only people with weakened immune systems should worry, study says

9/11/2009
Young People at High Risk of Death Worldwide

Teens in low- and middle-income countries fare the worst, statistics show

9/10/2009
Swine Flu Burrows Into Lungs: Study

Unlike seasonal flu, H1N1 goes deep into respiratory tract, researchers confirm

9/9/2009
New Vaccine May Work Better Against Lung Disease

Different formulation seems to thwart pneumonia in high-risk group with COPD, study finds

9/8/2009
Blood Test Narrows Down Need for Antibiotics

Could lead to better treatment decisions for respiratory infections, experts say

9/7/2009
Health Tip: Keep Mold Out of Your Home

Suggestions to reduce exposure

8/28/2009
Treating COPD Early Improves Outcomes

New drug might slow the destructive lung condition, studies show

8/25/2009
End-of-Life Advice Not Always Welcome

Many relatives want doctors to keep their opinions to themselves, study finds

8/25/2009
Smokers' Cars Loaded With Nicotine

Levels twice those found in places that permit smoking, study suggests

8/24/2009
Car Seats Can Limit Kids' Oxygen Supplies

Experts say risk is small but warrants reminder about proper use

8/22/2009
Going Back to School With Asthma Takes Extra Work

Lung association recommends flu shots, check-ups and communication with school staff

8/19/2009
Are Candles Making You Sick?

Researchers warn of toxic buildup from paraffin, suggest beeswax instead

8/18/2009
Antibiotics Being Prescribed Less for Respiratory Infections

Decline seen as sign of progress against drug-resistant bacteria

8/13/2009
Ventilation After Breathing Tube Removal May Alter Outcomes

With chronic respiratory disorders, method cuts death risk, study finds

8/11/2009
Delivery-Related Infant Deaths Decline in Scotland

Fewer newborns experiencing a fatal lack of oxygen, study finds

8/6/2009
Cold, Flu or Pneumonia? Answer May Lie in Blood Test

Gene signature detects differences in viral, bacterial infections, study finds

7/28/2009
Viagra Trial for Sickle Cell Lung Problems Halted

Safety concern from side effects prompts action by U.S. government

7/27/2009
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some

Study finds lung problems after exercise at lower concentrations