Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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5/29/2007
Guidelines Push Pulmonary Rehab for COPD Patients

Exercise improves quality of life for those limited by respiratory disease

5/24/2007
Number of Smoke-Free Households on the Increase

CDC report found the proportion went from 43% in 1993 to 72% in 2003

5/24/2007
Actress Lainie Kazan Turns the Spotlight on DVTs

Life-threatening leg blood clot struck her in her mid-30s

5/23/2007
Asthma Takes Tougher Toll on the Obese

They're 52% more likely to have serious, ongoing symptoms, study finds

5/23/2007
Paramedic Treatment of Breathing Trouble Saves Lives

Training ambulance crews to improve respiration pays off, study finds

5/23/2007
Combo Asthma Treatment Brings Symptom Relief

Company-funded trials show Symbicort beats either budesonide or formoterol alone

5/22/2007
Indoor Smoking Bans Kick Carcinogens to the Curb

They're creating unhealthy 'smoke zones' on sidewalks, study finds

5/22/2007
'Enose' Device Sniffs Out Asthma

It analyzes breath to discern who has the illness

5/21/2007
Drug Slows Lung Decline in COPD Patients

Researchers say finding adds new treatment tool to management of pulmonary disease

5/20/2007
Hot Water Wash Rids Laundry of Allergens: Study

Other research suggests that dustier homes help kids avoid allergy

5/16/2007
Secondhand Smoke Harms Underweight Babies

They suffer more when young from wheezing, infections, study finds

5/15/2007
Atypical Pneumonias Best Treated With Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics: Study

Patients with hospital-acquired illness had lower death rates, went home sooner

5/15/2007
Fruit, Vegetable-Rich Diet Halves Lung Disease Risk

But eating right is no green light to smoke, experts say

5/9/2007
Health Tip: Easing Chronic Bronchitis

Suggestions to tame symptoms

5/7/2007
Firefighters Exposed to World Trade Center Dust Developed Lung Condition

Study author says sarcoidosis isn't really dangerous, but other doctors express concern

5/3/2007
Web-Based Asthma Program Helps Kids Manage Symptoms

Multimedia site teaches urban teens to control exacerbating behaviors

4/20/2007
Men Who Drink Face Higher Risk of Sleep Disorders

Habitual alcohol users 25% more likely to have mild or severe breathing difficulties

4/18/2007
Ireland's Smoking Ban Cut Pub Toxins Dramatically

Study found pollutants reduced 83%, secondhand smoke exposure by 99 percent

4/18/2007
Switch to Ethanol as Fuel May Harm Health

Pollution levels would equal or exceed those produced by gasoline, study finds

4/16/2007
Study Links Cured Meats to Lung Disease

But more research is needed to prove the association, experts say

4/12/2007
New Treatment Could Help Emphysema Sufferers

Airway bypass eases breathing, offers option for those awaiting lung transplant

4/6/2007
Inhaled Steroids Cut COPD Patients' Lung Cancer Risk

The drugs may lower airway inflammation, reduce genetic errors, researchers say

4/6/2007
Vaccine Cuts U.S. Child Pneumonia Rate By 39%

Unexpected benefit makes the shot more valuable, experts say

4/5/2007
Added Pounds Mean Added Risk for Asthma

Overweight, obese individuals had 50% higher odds for the disease, study found

4/5/2007
Mediterranean Diet Protects Kids From Allergies: Study

Fruits, vegetables, nuts helped protect against asthma, skin sensitivity

4/4/2007
Immune System 'Killer' T-Cells May Not Be Key to Asthma

New study contradicts previous research, experts say

4/2/2007
Genes May Help Some Quit Smoking

Certain DNA is linked to better results, study finds

3/30/2007
New Imaging Techniques Provide Closer Look Inside Lungs

Sharper pictures may improve early detection of diseases, such as emphysema, researchers say

3/29/2007
Job Performance Can Go Up in Smoke

Smoking employees take more sick leave, perform more poorly, studies find

3/28/2007
New Heat Technology Helps Asthma Patients

It thins out airway muscle for better breathing, study finds

3/1/2007
Exercise Helps Slow Smokers' Lung Function Decline

Activity levels tied to 21% drop in new cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

2/27/2007
Smoking May Be Risk Factor for TB

Tobacco users 73% more likely to become infected, twice as likely to get active disease

2/27/2007
Breath Test Helps Spot Lung Cancer

The research, though preliminary, was accurate about 75% of the time

2/25/2007
More Teens Are Saying, 'Have a Cigar'

They're getting the message about cigarette dangers but not 'stogies', research finds

2/25/2007
Lead Removal Times Too Lengthy: Study

Clean-up of home toxins getting quicker but lag endangers children

2/22/2007
Advair Won't Lower COPD Death Risk: Study

The steroid-plus-bronchodilator does improve patients' quality of life, however

2/21/2007
FDA Mandates Stronger Warning on Asthma Drug Xolair

Move points to small risk for life-threatening allergic reaction

2/21/2007
Long-Term Marijuana Use May Impair Lung Function

Data shows wheezing and phlegm similar to that of cigarette smokers

2/15/2007
Asthma Drug Keeps Kids From Missing School

Montelukast also cut down on doctor visits, company study found

2/13/2007
Drug Could Help Save Mountain Climbers' Lives

Acetazolamide eases a dangerous build-up in lung pressure, study suggests

2/9/2007
Urine Test Helps Predict Lung Injury Outcome

Screen might help guide treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome

1/22/2007
Antivirals Adept at Reducing Flu Spread in Families

Study shows oseltamivir and zanamivir cut chance of illness after exposure by 75% or more

1/18/2007
Campaign to Heighten Awareness of Lung Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is America's fourth largest killer

1/17/2007
1918 Flu Pandemic Virus Overwhelmed Lungs: Study

Discovery may help minimize potential bird flu deaths, scientists say

1/10/2007
Florida 'Red Tides' Can Irritate Asthmatics

Study finds just one hour on the beach during algae bloom decreases lung function

1/9/2007
Test More Foreign-Born U.S. Residents for TB: Experts

Better screening, treatment could help eliminate domestic cases

1/4/2007
'Smoker's Cough' Strong Predictor of Lung Disease

It boosts risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, study finds

12/16/2006
FDA Panel Hits Antibiotic For Bronchitis, Sinusitis

Ketek can be used for pneumonia with tougher warning label, but is risky for lesser conditions, advisers recommend

12/15/2006
U.S. Panels Begin Hearings on Antibiotic's Safety

Company defends Ketek while FDA defends 2004 approval of controversial drug

12/8/2006
Infant Car Seats Might Pose Breathing Risks

Small study found leaving sleeping babies alone in them could lead to blocked airways