Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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2/11/2009
Tuba Spells Trouble for Young Musician

Too much air pressure caused rare problem with salivary gland

2/9/2009
Inhaled Corticosteroids Boost Pneumonia Risk in COPD

Benefits should be weighed against downside, experts say

2/5/2009
Lung Problems Persist for 9/11 Responders

Nearly a quarter still have breathing problems, study finds

2/4/2009
RSV to Blame for 1 in 13 Pediatrician Visits

Respiratory virus strikes healthy kids, and it affects more youngsters than flu, study finds

2/3/2009
U.S. Flu Season Off to Slow Start

Fewer cases so far suggest a mild flu season, officials say

1/29/2009
St. Louis Ranked America's 'Asthma Capital'

Air pollution, lax smoking laws make it this year's worst city for asthmatics, experts say

1/28/2009
Lung Transplant Outcomes Better at High-Volume Hospitals

The more procedures done per year, the higher the survival rate, study finds

1/23/2009
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome as Deadly as Ever

Finding contradicts belief that death rate associated with condition has dropped

1/23/2009
Problems Tied to Obesity Also Seem to Affect Sleep

Studies find three separate links with sleep apnea

1/23/2009
Drug Impedes Body's Deadly Reaction to Flu Virus

Finding may help prevent spread of lung infections, including pandemic strains

1/21/2009
Cleaner Air Equals Longer Life

Study shows drops in fine-particle pollution correlate with increases in life expectancy

1/21/2009
Common Asthma Treatments Don't Work for Virus-Induced Wheeze

Preschoolers wheezing from a cold won't benefit from steroids, study finds

1/21/2009
Severe Obstetric Complications on the Increase

More Caesarean deliveries a possible cause, study suggests

1/21/2009
EPA Alerts Seniors to Carbon Monoxide Dangers

Winter heating season prompts tips on how to avoid most common cause of poisoning in U.S.

1/20/2009
Cleaning Products Up Nurses' Asthma Risk

Disinfectants and other chemicals boost their odds of respiratory trouble, study finds

1/15/2009
Sleep Apnea Seems to Wear Down the Brain

Repeated blood flow changes may be at the root of higher stroke risk, study says

1/13/2009
Vicks VapoRub Linked to Infant Breathing Problems

Misuse may cause respiratory distress, researchers say; company says product is safe

1/10/2009
When It's Cold Outside, Be Careful Inside With Heaters

1 in 6 house fires are blamed on faulty heating equipment

1/9/2009
Nitric Oxide Monitoring of Little Benefit for Kids' Asthma

Added cost may also rule out this additional measure, study suggests

1/7/2009
Old, Fat Mice Blamed for Virus Transmission

Contact with humans can lead to deadly lung disease

1/1/2009
Kick the Habit

American Lung Association offers seven helpful tips for quitting smoking

12/30/2008
Gene Mutation Tied to Inherited Fatal Lung Disease

Those with variant had cancer as well as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, study finds

12/26/2008
Climate Change May Boost Contact With Pollutants

Exposure to elevated ozone levels associated with increased hospital admissions

12/22/2008
Drug Shields Mice From Emphysema

Experimental approach seemed to protect the animals from smoke's harmful effects, researchers say

12/19/2008
Almost Half of Kids Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

Survey says that despite progress, more is needed to clean up air in homes, cars

12/18/2008
Elective Early Deliveries Pose Risks for Babies

C-sections done too soon can lead to respiratory trouble, other problems, doctors say

12/17/2008
School Program Helps Cut Asthma Risks

Urban teens seem to benefit at a time when they're starting to control their own care

12/16/2008
Scientists Spot Key to Cystic Fibrosis Infections

Targeting pigments in mucus could fight deadly bacteria in lungs

12/11/2008
Two Asthma Meds May Be Too Risky, FDA Panel Says

Serevent, Foradil should only be used with another medication, in both children and adults, but Advair is spared in advisers' recommendations

12/10/2008
Secondhand Smoke Boosts Asthmatic Boys' Behavior Woes

Nicotine could alter youngsters' nervous systems, researchers say

12/5/2008
Poor Mental Health May Boost Asthma Risk

But, researchers are still trying to understand the connection

12/5/2008
Aggressive Therapy May Stem CF Progression in Infants

Treating cystic fibrosis in first 6 months appears most effective, Australian study finds

12/5/2008
Lung Disease Tied to Increased Risk for Cardiac Events

IPF patients 3 times more likely to suffer heart problems, study says

12/4/2008
Gene Tied to Infants' Lung Maturation

Deleting it in mice caused fatal respiratory distress, study says

12/3/2008
Breathing Exercises Can Help Ease Asthma

Approach improves quality of life, lowers stress, study finds

12/2/2008
Folate in Early Pregnancy May Boost Wheezing in Baby

Infants born to moms who took it in first 3 months more likely to have respiratory woes

11/27/2008
Women Smokers Lose 14.5 Years Off Life Span

November is lung cancer awareness month, and doctors urge everyone to kick the habit

11/25/2008
Steroid Inhalers Raise Pneumonia Risk for Lung Disease Patients

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder must weigh risks, benefits, experts say

11/25/2008
Exhaust From Railroad Diesel Linked to Lung Ailments

Study measured respiratory history of 30,000 RR workers since 1959

11/24/2008
Gasping Is Good When It Comes to Cardiac Arrest

Those who do have better survival odds, but swift action is needed

11/21/2008
Long-Term Erythromycin Cut COPD Complications

But researchers remain cautious about future antibiotic resistance from widespread use

11/21/2008
Estrogen May Explain Why Women With Cystic Fibrosis Suffer More

Study found high levels of hormone worsened respiratory disease

11/19/2008
Airway Transplant Aided by Stem Cells a Medical First

Woman gets historic procedure in which her stem cells were combined with donated organ tissue to replace diseased organ, scientists report

11/17/2008
Nearly 1 in 3 Asthma Cases May Be Misdiagnosed

Too many patients aren't getting a key lung test, experts say

11/14/2008
First Family Will Have Tough Time Finding Hypoallergenic Dog

Experts point out such a breed doesn't exist since allergens are also in canine skin

11/12/2008
Vest Monitors 'Individual' Air Pollution

Researchers in Detroit say it detected additional cardiovascular damage

11/11/2008
Lymph Node Shots Tested for Grass Pollen Allergy

Eight-week regimen better than 3 to 5 years of standard shots under skin, study finds

11/4/2008
Too Many High-Risk Teens Not Getting Flu Shots

Those with asthma, other conditions have vaccination rates far below goals, study finds

11/3/2008
Earlier Vaccination Could Cut Whooping Cough Deaths

Giving shot 2 weeks earlier reduces the time babies are unprotected by 25%, study says

10/30/2008
Coconut Oil May Help Fight Childhood Pneumonia

Symptoms eased faster when it was added to antibiotic therapy, study found