Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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5/21/2008
Simple Case Management Cuts Pulmonary Disease Admissions

Low-intensity interventions reduce COPD hospital visits more than one-half, study finds

5/21/2008
Some Iraq War Vets Suffer Breathing Problems

Many cases linked to sulfur mine fire near Mosul in 2003

5/20/2008
Smallpox Drug May Protect Against Common Cold

It reduced ability of adenovirus to replicate in key organs

5/18/2008
Air Travel Taxes Hearts of People With Sleep Apnea

They experience higher heart rates and more demand for oxygen, study found

5/15/2008
Acne Drug Prevents Tissue Damage From Emphysema

Doxycycline in mice boosts protective protein, too early to see benefit in humans

5/14/2008
Pollution Particles Impair Blood Vessel Function

Study finds pressure readings rise, urges broader public action to curb effects

5/13/2008
No Link Between Coarse Air Pollution, Hospitalizations

Finding might impact EPA's clean air regulations, researchers say

5/6/2008
Doctors Discover Marker for Meconium Passage During Delivery

If newborn breathes in first bowel movement, serious complications can follow, experts note

5/1/2008
Napping Habits Tied to Sleep Disorders

Older adults battling illnesses more likely to make up lost slumber during day

5/1/2008
Free Asthma Screenings Offered in May

National program aims to educate patients on best ways to get condition under control

4/30/2008
Tree-Lined Streets Associated With Lower Childhood Asthma Rates

Plants may help improve air quality and encourage youngsters to play more outdoors

4/25/2008
U.S. Air Pollution Standards Don't Protect Asthmatic Kids

Children suffer even when pollutants fall below acceptable levels, study finds

4/20/2008
Allergies Can Dig Into Gardening's Fun

But planting low-allergen species, avoiding high pollen hours can help

4/18/2008
Health Woes Not Always to Blame for Chronic Cough

In many cases, treating an illness doesn't ease the problem, experts say

4/16/2008
Dust Mites Trump Asthma Prevention Guidelines

Study finds that despite heroic efforts, most strategies are doomed to fail

4/12/2008
Spring and Pollen Are in the Air

Expert says common sense and planning can stop allergy attacks in their tracks

4/9/2008
Researchers Find Gene Mutation That Increases Asthma Risk

Study finds variant and protein it expresses may cause some cases of the disease

3/28/2008
Lung Capacity Declines Faster With Diabetes

Finding shows respiratory system suffers collateral damage from blood sugar disease

3/26/2008
Breathing Muscles Atrophy Quickly During Mechanical Ventilation

Finding could one day help ICU patients get off respirator faster, researcher says

3/20/2008
Smog's Origins Get Clearer

A key chemical reaction helps form ozone haze, scientists say

3/20/2008
Health Tip: Taking Cough Medicine?

Signs that you should call your doctor instead

3/6/2008
Scientists Engineer Protein That Could Battle Strep

California team's discovery may lead to a vaccine that wards off infections

2/29/2008
Genetic Factors for Smoking Boost Chronic Bronchitis Risk

Swedish study says it's first to quantify heritability of the disease

2/29/2008
Double Lung Transplant Better for Younger COPD Patients

Study finds those under 60 survived longer than people who had single surgery

2/15/2008
HEPA Filters May Improve Cardiovascular Health

Danish researchers find reducing air particulates for just 2 days helped small blood vessels

2/12/2008
Respiratory Distress Treatment Studies Conflict

Experts differ on what answers the research offers

1/31/2008
Severe Asthma Unlike Mild Asthma

Researchers suggest it's different form of the disease

1/29/2008
Secondhand Smoke Worsens Lung Function in Cystic Fibrosis Patients

No safe level for sufferers, especially those with genetic variant, study says

1/29/2008
Clot-Busting Drug Offers New Approach to DVT

Injecting directly into clots prevents recurrence and painful side effects, small trial finds

1/21/2008
Smoking Worsens Prognosis for IPF Patients

Study tackles anomaly that current puffers live longer with untreatable lung disease

1/21/2008
Saline Nasal Wash Helps Kids Fight Colds, Flu

Led to fewer respiratory problems, reduced reliance on cold medications, study says

1/18/2008
Mediterranean Diet for Mom Fends Off Asthma, Allergies in Kids

But eating red meat more than 3 times weekly may increase risk, study suggests

1/10/2008
Years-Long Search Unlocks Deadly Genetic Disease

Researchers find gene that causes neurodegenerative disorder called spinal muscular atrophy

1/10/2008
Smoke-Free Workplace Laws, Cigarette Taxes on the Rise

But more needs to be done on federal, state levels to combat tobacco use, report says

1/10/2008
Transplant Drug Shrinks Tumors in Women With Rare Lung Disease

Sirolimus reduced growths by 50% for sufferers of LAM

1/3/2008
Hookah Smoking as Tough on Lungs as Cigarettes

Study finds one-hour session produces as much carbon monoxide as a pack of smokes

12/28/2007
Drug Combo Halves Death Risk for Severe COPD Patients

Salmeterol plus fluticasone therapy led to better health, large trial finds

12/27/2007
Terriers Join Fight Against a Killer Disease in Humans

'Westies' breed is also prone to pulmonary fibrosis, which has no cure

12/27/2007
Chronic Coughs Need a Doctor's Attention

Persistent respiratory distress is the body's way of saying, 'Help!'

12/12/2007
Elective Caesareans Raise Risk of Breathing Problems in Newborns

Chance of trouble was 2 to 4 times greater than with vaginal delivery, emergency C-sections

12/6/2007
Kids' Respiratory Virus Season Off and Running

CDC reports early cases in southern and northeastern states

12/5/2007
Cleaner Air Leads to Healthier Lungs

Two studies support efforts to reduce air pollution, especially diesel exhaust

12/1/2007
'Tis the Season For Allergy, Asthma

Everything from Christmas trees to fake snow can trigger symptoms, experts warn

11/30/2007
Ibuprofen Preserves Lung Function in Kids With Cystic Fibrosis

Therapy slowed respiratory decline by almost a third, study found

11/21/2007
Lung Transplants May Not Help Most Cystic Fibrosis Children

Study found little improvement, but procedures have also changed since analysis was made

11/16/2007
Live Christmas Trees Can Trigger Mold Allergies

Spore counts soar when evergreens are brought indoors, researchers find

11/13/2007
Babies Born Few Weeks Early Face Higher Death Risk

Late preterm infants 6 times more likely to die during first week of life, study finds

11/12/2007
New Guideline Targets Treatment of Stable COPD

Physicians' group says adding spirometry to clinical exams benefits those with symptoms

11/12/2007
Experts Release New Asthma Care Guidelines

They're the first in a decade and focus on preventing attacks

11/8/2007
U.S. Smoking Rates Stall

7 years of declines stopped in 2004, CDC report shows