Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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

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

12/12/2007
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

10/29/2007
Zinc Helps Elderly Ward Off Pneumonia

Nursing home study finds it can prevent or shorten the illness

10/25/2007
Lung Bypass Could Fight Emphysema

Technique allows trapped air a way out, experts say

10/25/2007
Most Asthmatics Don't Have Illness Under Control

More than half suffer symptoms at least once a week, survey shows

10/24/2007
Female Blood Donor Concern May Be Unfounded

No link between women's plasma, rare lung condition, study finds

10/24/2007
Drink or Two a Day May Help Lungs

And another study supports vitamins for respiratory health

10/24/2007
Inhaler Eased Lung Problems in 9/11 Workers

Firefighters who used drug early gained some symptom relief, study found

10/23/2007
Light-Based Device Spots Sleep Apnea

It's a less cumbersome method than is typically used, researchers say

10/23/2007
Uncontrolled Asthma Leads to Missed School, Work

Lack of consistent medicine use likely important cause, experts say

10/23/2007
Physical Therapy Shortens ICU Stay

Respiratory patients left hospital about 3 days sooner, study found

10/23/2007
Drug Company-Funded Asthma Drug Studies More Positive

Expert review finds fewer adverse effects reported

10/18/2007
Reflux Can Precipitate Chest Pain, Cough

These symptoms should be checked out by a physician, experts say

10/12/2007
Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Stave Off Heart Disease

Study shows link between the breathing disorder, arterial trouble

10/12/2007
Home Spray Cleaners Could Raise Asthma Risk

Spritzing just once a week boosted odds by 50%, study found

10/12/2007
Anti-Cholesterol Drugs Help Prevent Lung Decline

Statins might fight deadly pulmonary disease, experts say

10/11/2007
Immune Proteins Warn of Early Lung Cancer

They could be basis of test for smokers, experts say

10/9/2007
Pneumonia Shot Can Save Lives

It also helps keep infected elderly out of the ICU, study finds

10/4/2007
Genes Give Clues to Newborn Lung Disease

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia causes long-term respiratory trouble, researchers note

10/3/2007
Type of ICU Influences Lung Injury Survival

Units where critical care specialists manage patients fare better, study finds

10/1/2007
Ozone Breaks Down Lungs' Defenses

It kills off immune cells that typically fight bacteria, study finds

9/28/2007
Trouble at Home Boosts Kids' Asthma

As environments got worse, symptoms worsened, too, study found

9/28/2007
Less Smog Now in Eastern U.S.: EPA

A market-based program is improving air quality, agency claims

9/28/2007
Accordions Breathe Easier Since Smoking Ban

And that's good news for the pub musicians who play them, Irish researchers say

9/14/2007
Experts Publish New Lung Disease Guidelines

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder is widespread but can be prevented

9/14/2007
Oil Spill Cleanup May Hurt Workers' Lungs

First-ever study finds long-term respiratory woes

9/11/2007
6 Years Later, 9/11 Health Questions Linger

Confusion, lack of data has rescue workers, medical experts frustrated

9/7/2007
1 in 3 Varsity Athletes Has Exercise-Induced Asthma

Condition arises even in those with no asthma history, study finds

9/1/2007
Scientists ID Likely Culprit in 'Popcorn Lung'

Dutch team zeroes in on diacetyl, a key component of butter flavoring in microwave brands

8/31/2007
Damp, Moldy Homes May Cause Depression

But researchers say more study is needed to prove a link

8/31/2007
Prevalence of COPD Greater Than Thought

Smoking, air pollution, aging are main causes of spread worldwide, study says

8/26/2007
Ragweed Season Doesn't Mean Suffering

There are ways to minimize the risk, experts say

8/22/2007
Traffic Fumes Plus Genes Boosts Kids' Asthma Risk

Study finds some children are more vulnerable

8/20/2007
Spirometry Testing for COPD Underused

Only a third of patients given the analysis, report says

8/17/2007
Urban Smog Tough on Young Adults' Hearts

It affected 4 indicators of cardiovascular trouble, study found

8/15/2007
Dirty City Air Stunts Kids' Lungs

Mexico City study shows slowed growth of airways

8/1/2007
U.S. Fibrotic Lung Disease Rates Rising

Men get pulmonary fibrosis more often, but it's becoming more lethal in women, study finds

8/1/2007
COPD Strikes Men, Women Differently

Finding is significant, because more women than men now have the lung condition

7/31/2007
1 Joint as Damaging as 5 Cigarettes to Your Lungs

The more marijuana you smoke, the greater the damage, researchers report

7/25/2007
Steroids Won't Help Common Respiratory Infection in Infants

The hospitalization rate was similar to a placebo, new research finds