Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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10/30/2008
Major Illnesses in U.S. Seniors Cost $196 Billion Annually

These include lung diseases, heart disease, pneumonia and gastrointestinal woes

10/29/2008
Flu Vaccine Could Prevent 357,000 Deaths in Pandemic

Predictive model shows shots would also save $7 billion in related health-care costs

10/28/2008
When It Comes to Flu, the More Who Get Vaccine, the Better

While not possible to protect all, studies show shots cut deaths, hospital visits

10/24/2008
Gas Stove Emissions Boost Asthma in Inner-City Kids

Using cooking appliances as heat source a hallmark of urban poverty, study notes

10/22/2008
Food Allergies Up 18% Among U.S. Children

Reactions lead to higher risk for asthma, other respiratory problems, CDC report says

10/21/2008
Health Tip: Breathing Polluted Air

Suggestions to minimize symptoms

10/20/2008
Secondhand Smoke Worse for Children

Kids at higher risk, since they breathe in more air by weight than adults, study says

10/17/2008
Occasional Smoking Still Does Damage

Study finds that less than a pack a week can impair arteries

10/13/2008
Vitamin D Guidelines Too Low for Cystic Fibrosis Kids

Study says deficiency persists even after weekly doses up to 3 times recommended amount

10/10/2008
New Factors Join Kids' Sleep Disorders, Cognition

Blood pressure, brain oxygen levels might modify severity of some deficits, study says

10/9/2008
10/5/2008
Spiriva Safe, Effective for COPD Patients

However, treatment does not slow disease progression, researchers say

10/2/2008
Kids Who Wheeze With Rhinovirus at Higher Asthma Risk

But study can't say whether germs cause condition or just identify those who may get it

10/1/2008
Beta Blockers May Cut Mortality in COPD Patients After Surgery

Preoperative use was well-tolerated without adverse respiratory effects, study finds

9/23/2008
Leading COPD Drugs Tied to Stroke, Heart Attack

Doctors must weigh benefits, risks for meds like Spiriva, Atrovent, experts say

9/22/2008
Women's Peripheral Artery Disease Tied to Secondhand Smoke

They face 69% increased risk for heart disease, 56% risk of ischemic stroke, study finds

9/22/2008
Acid Reflux Linked to Chronic Croup

Study says the finding could help many children with the breathing condition

9/18/2008
Mom's Diet Can Alter Genes to Raise Babies' Asthma Risk

Supplement use may be behind doubling of respiratory disease in last 25 years, study suggests

9/13/2008
Changes in Seniors' Sleep Patterns Need Attention

Disrupted rest lasting more than 2 weeks should be brought up with doctor, expert says

9/12/2008
Broccoli Compound May Help COPD Patients

Sulphoraphane boosts lungs' antioxidant activity, researchers explain

9/10/2008
9/11's Health Effects Lingered for Years

Injured, workers and passersby developed psychological, respiratory woes, latest NYC report finds

9/8/2008
More Sweat Equals Lower Risk of Exercise-Induced Asthma

Same mechanism that controls one affects the other, study finds

9/5/2008
Blacks With Lung Disease Face Increased Cancer Risk

Men with prior history of COPD 6 times more likely to develop malignancy, study suggests

8/28/2008
Cadmium Exposure Tied to Lung Disease

Found in cigarette smoke, fertilizers, even low levels of the metal can double risk

8/25/2008
One-Third of Schools Built in Air Pollution Danger Zones

Unhealthy proximity to major roads is public health concern future planners should address

8/25/2008
Climate Change Linked to Longer Pollen Seasons

Increasing temperatures, carbon dioxide levels add to discomfort of ragweed allergies

8/25/2008
Long-Term Exposure to Incense Raises Cancer Risk

Rates of respiratory tract cancers increase, lung cancer incidence does not, study finds

8/23/2008
Lung Association Urges Back-to-School Asthma Checklist

Since almost 11% of school-age kids have the disease, parents should take precautions

8/22/2008
Early Childhood Factors Raise Risk for Snoring

Ear infections, dogs in the home, and large families all contribute, study finds

8/19/2008
Silver-Coated Ventilator Tubes Cut Risk of Pneumonia

Antimicrobial properties blocked bacteria formation, delayed onset of lung inflammation

8/18/2008
Newly Discovered Air Pollutants May Cause Lung Problems

Cancer, cardiopulmonary diseases might be tied to persistent free radicals, study says

8/15/2008
Drug Combo Cuts COPD Lung Function Loss

Trial called first to prove effective therapy across sex, age, ethnicity, body mass

8/13/2008
Air Pollution Can Damage Heart, Blood Vessels, Too

Beijing Olympics focuses attention on health problems outside the lungs, researchers say

8/2/2008
Flu Vaccine Doesn't Protect Seniors From Pneumonia

Older, frail folks are more susceptible to flu and its complications, researchers say.

8/1/2008
Drug Resistance Is Slowing Global Fight Against TB

Current strategies can't beat this growing challenge, researchers say

8/1/2008
Creatine Has Negligible Effect on COPD Exercise Rehab

Popular nutritional supplement no substitute for old-fashioned hard work, study says

7/30/2008
Public Smoking Bans Work Across the Board

Study finds hospital admissions for acute coronary syndrome down for smokers, nonsmokers

7/25/2008
Health Hazards in Household Cleaners Exposed

Use of certain cleaning products reduces lung function, increases asthma risk, studies find

7/25/2008
People With GERD More Likely to Develop Asthma

Study finds fluid back-up in esophagus can cause immune system changes

7/24/2008
Smokers Struck by Influenza Face Higher Mortality Rates

Cigarette compounds mimicking viral components caused more severe airway damage in mice

7/22/2008
U.S. Immigrants Bearing More of the TB Burden

But targeted interventions could cut incidence of the respiratory disease

7/10/2008
Common Mechanisms May Contribute to Autism's Mutations

Inherited gene deletions affect developing brain's ability to make neural connections

7/9/2008
Assisted Breathing Eases Lung Symptoms for Heart Patients

But it doesn't improve death rates, study finds

6/29/2008
Activity-Linked Heat Illness Needs Prompt Attention

Trainers' group warns summer's temperatures can also bring severe injury

6/24/2008
Young Pop Star's Emphysema Startles Experts

But Amy Winehouse's reported diagnosis is a reminder of the damage drugs or cigarettes can do to lungs, they say

6/19/2008
Drug Effective Against Heart-Lung Disorder

Bosentan slowed decline linked to pulmonary arterial hypertension, study found

6/19/2008
Traffic Pollution Puts Kids at Higher Allergy Risk

Those living closer to busy streets were 50% more likely to develop symptoms

6/18/2008
6/13/2008
Anti-Mucus Drug Slows Symptoms of COPD

Carbocisteine reduced exacerbation of the lung condition by 25%, Chinese study says

6/11/2008
Children's Neck Size Associated With Sleep Disorders

Study says it should be considered in those with history of snoring, apnea