Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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7/9/2009
Respiratory Issues Linger for Smallest Babies

Problems related to low birth weight continue into adulthood, study shows

7/9/2009
Severe COPD Linked to Mental Decline

Doctors need to recognize challenges these patients face, researchers say

7/8/2009
Genetic Breakthrough Spells Hope for Lung Fibrosis Patients

Might help those with advanced disease buy time until transplant, study shows

6/30/2009
Drug Found Ineffective Against Lung Disease

People with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis gain no survival benefit, research finds

6/26/2009
Soy in the Diet May Protect Lung Function

Chronic lung disease rates lower in those who consume soy, researchers say

5/26/2009
Adcirca Approved for Lung Disorder

Drug has the same active ingredient as Cialis

5/26/2009
Refusing Shots Puts Kids at Higher Risk for Whooping Cough

Parents who reject immunization put children, community in jeopardy, study finds

5/21/2009
Protein May Hold Key to Blocking Allergy-Induced Asthma

Team finds mice lacking certain gene showed fewer signs of condition

5/20/2009
Healthier Lifestyle Can Cut COPD Symptoms

Diet, exercise and smoking cessation counseling also proved cost-effective, study finds

5/19/2009
Higher Fitness Levels Tied to Lower Heart, Death Risks

Staying healthy means a quality life that lasts longer, review finds

5/15/2009
Human Nose Too Cold for Bird Flu Virus

Finding might explain why this strain isn't spreading, scientists say

5/13/2009
Combo Treatment Eases Wheezing in Babies

Epinephrine, dexamethasone reduces hospitalization risk by 35%, study finds

5/11/2009
Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers

Longer pollen seasons, more ozone mean more symptoms for those at risk, experts say

5/6/2009
CPAP Therapy Boosts Cardiac Surgery Outcomes

Findings suggest airway pressure treatment prevents complications, cuts readmissions

5/6/2009
America's Top Allergy Capitals

Louisville, Ky., is rated most challenging city to live in for springtime sufferers

5/5/2009
Even Barely Early Babies Face Respiratory Risks

Need for oxygen, however, sometimes limits options, researcher says

4/23/2009
Family History of Asthma Boosts Odds Almost 6 Times

U.S. researchers say assessing kin may identify those at risk for developing condition

4/22/2009
Double-Lung Transplant Better for Long-Term Survival

But finding is controversial, since bilateral procedure could halve number of recipients

4/18/2009
Group Urges Public to Take Free Asthma Tests in May

It's National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

4/17/2009
Secondhand Smoke Quickly Affects Blood Vessels

As little as 10 minutes of exposure changes cardiovascular function, researchers say

4/16/2009
Low Vitamin A, C Intake Tied to Asthma Risk

But British team says findings don't prove cause and effect

4/13/2009
Pot, Cigarette Smoke Wreaks Havoc on Lungs

Study finds combination triples risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

4/7/2009
Smoking Ups Infection Risk for Lung Disease Patients

It lowers immune system's defense to bacteria that threaten those with COPD, study says

4/1/2009
Living Near Major Road May Boost Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

And women closest to traffic were 63 percent more likely to develop the disease, study says

3/30/2009
Health Tip: Breathe Fresh Air at Home

Improve the quality of indoor air

3/30/2009
Hormone Reduces Mortality in Heart Patients With High BP

Relaxin cuts shortness of breath and trimmed hospital stays, phase 2 study concludes

3/26/2009
Swallowing-Breathing Dysfunction Worsens Lung Disorder

Timing of each altered in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, study finds

3/26/2009
Genes May Boost Harm to Kids From Secondhand Smoke

Certain variants weaken lungs' defenses against free radicals, researchers say

3/23/2009
Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span

Major study finds an effect, but critics say meat offers important nutrients

3/20/2009
Insights Give New Hope Against Cystic Fibrosis

Behavior of certain white blood cells may hold key to treatment, scientists say

3/20/2009
Researchers Suspect Genetic Link to COPD

Inherited susceptibility to cigarette smoke may be the key

3/17/2009
UV Lights, Fans May Curb TB Spread in Hospitals

Animals exposed to treated air from patient rooms less likely to be infected, study finds

3/16/2009
New Treatments Improve Control for Severe Asthma

Using the medications as directed is key, however, experts say

3/13/2009
Traffic Jams Harm the Heart

Study finds chances of heart attack triples in first hour afterward

3/11/2009
Genes May Decide Which Smokers Get Lung Disease

Certain DNA could encourage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, research shows

3/11/2009
Ozone Pollution Taking Toll on American Lives

Breathing in smog heightens lung, heart risks, report finds

3/6/2009
Teens' Lung Health Is Linked to Their Diet

Eating fruit and fish might lessen asthma, bronchitis symptoms, research suggests

3/6/2009
Simpler Sleep Apnea Treatment Seems Effective, Affordable

Study finds that nurse-led rather than doctor-led care saves about $722 per patient

3/6/2009
Belly Fat Puts the Pressure on Lungs

Obesity may affect diaphragm, chest wall to decrease volume, study says

3/5/2009
Mom Was Right: Eat Your Broccoli

Study finds substance in sprouts cuts inflammation linked to asthma, heart disease

3/4/2009
Experimental Drug May Dampen Severe Asthma

In small studies, mepolizumab reduced number of exacerbations

3/3/2009
2 Hours Glued to TV Doubles Kids' Asthma Risk

Association found in both genders regardless of weight issues, study finds

3/2/2009
Resistance to Tamiflu Growing

Mostly linked to influenza A strain, which is most common in US, study says

2/26/2009
Babies Born in High Pollen Months at Wheezing Risk

Findings may clarify why fall and winter infants more likely to develop asthma

2/25/2009
Study Pinpoints New Gene for Cystic Fibrosis

Variant can affect disease severity, experts say

2/25/2009
Experts Call for FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products

2-year project also urges higher cigarette taxes, more oversight of advertising claims

2/23/2009
Too Little Vitamin D May Mean More Colds and Flu

Whether adding supplements would help still needs testing, experts say

2/23/2009
Global Warming May Bring More Respiratory Woes

Rising temperatures boost hospital admissions, study finds

2/14/2009
Cleaning House May Be Risky for Women With Asthma

Chemicals in products need more study for potential respiratory effects, study says

2/13/2009