Misc. Respiratory Problem News

Date Posted
Article Title
11/28/2006
Big Tobacco Downplays Smoking-Cancer Link When Sued

Companies admit products cause disease -- just not in those who sue them, study finds

11/27/2006
Sleeping Pills Won't Aid Sleep Apnea Treatment

Researchers found no benefit for men using airway pressure therapy

11/20/2006
U.S. Lung Disease Care Not Measuring Up

Most COPD, asthma cases are poorly managed, study finds

11/17/2006
Secondhand Smoke Speeds Lung Decline

Wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath arrive quicker, study finds

11/16/2006
Smoking Quadruples Kids' Asthma Risk

Even short-term smoking boosts the odds, researchers add

11/15/2006
Thursday Marks 30th 'Great American Smokeout'

There's no better time to quit than right now, experts say

11/10/2006
10/27/2006
Many COPD Patients Going Without Tests

Only a third got the respiratory screen needed for proper diagnosis, study found

10/26/2006
Shoo, Achoo! Exercise Keeps Colds at Bay

In study, older women who walked regularly saw their sniffles drop by half

10/25/2006
Viagra Helps COPD Patients Control Pulmonary Blood Pressure

More than 11 million Americans have the breathing disorder

10/24/2006
Improper Home Nebulizer Use Boosts Asthma Risk

Over-reliance on these devices could raise odds of fatal attack, experts warn

10/23/2006
Statins Good for Smokers' Lungs

But they're no substitute for quitting smoking, researchers add

10/23/2006
Drug Combo Gives New Hope Against Lung Disease

It's the first effective medicinal means of fighting COPD, experts say

10/23/2006
Artificial Lung Valve Could Aid Emphysema Paitients

Device could help some avoid surgery, experts say

10/19/2006
Smoking and Driving Never Mix

Even with windows open, kids breathe in secondhand smoke, study found

10/18/2006
Lung Function at Birth May Predict Asthma Risk

Study finding might one day lead to improved screening methods

10/17/2006
Breathing Training Benefits Heart-Surgery Patients

It helped reduce pulmonary complications, such as pneumonia, study finds

10/17/2006
Celiac Disease Raises Tuberculosis Risk

The link could be lowered vitamin D intake, researchers say

10/17/2006
One in Four Smokers Will Get Lung Disease

Study finds COPD incidence much higher than previously believed

10/16/2006
Computers a Boon to ICU Respiratory Care

Programs eased patients off ventilators sooner than doctors, study found

10/16/2006
Antioxidant Might Slow Silicate Lung Disease

'HO-1' appears effective against silicosis, Japanese team report

10/12/2006
Acid Reflux Adds to COPD Complications

Patients twice as likely to experience exacerbated symptoms, study finds

10/12/2006
Whooping Cough Making a Comeback in U.S.

Studies urge booster shots for teens and adults, more careful exams by doctors

10/10/2006
Workplace Smoking Ban Improves Employees' Health

Prohibition in bars in Scotland showed almost immediate benefits, study found

9/28/2006
Lung Cancer Risk Rises in Industrial Zones

U.K. study found proximity to industry doubled women's risk

9/25/2006
Health Tip: The Dangers of Air Pollution

How to reduce the damage to your health

9/22/2006
Protein Linked to Lung Development Identified

Finding might lead to new treatments for premature infants in respiratory distress

9/21/2006
9/18/2006
Plastic Surgery Clears Nasal Airways

'Functional rhinoplasty' relieves septal deviation, other woes

9/15/2006
Walking Test Spots Sickest Lung Transplant Candidates

Those who take longest to go the distance are most likely to die, experts say

9/13/2006
Guidelines Help Doctors Battle Pneumonia

They match up bacteria strains with appropriate antibiotics

9/13/2006
Corticosteroids Fight Chronic Lung Disease

The drugs cut patients' death risk by 25 percent, study found

9/11/2006
9/11's Grim Toll on Health Continues

As fifth anniversary dawns, witnesses, workers and local children may show long-term effects, experts say

9/6/2006
Asthma Breath Test Useful for Chronic Cough

It helps predict whether certain drugs can ease the condition, researchers say

9/5/2006
Lung Problems for 9/11 Rescuers More Widespread: Study

70% of responders reported pulmonary trouble and twice the rate of abnormalities as the general population

9/4/2006
Movie Trailers Expose Youth to Tobacco Abuse

Film, TV execs urged to refuse advertisements glorifying smoking

9/1/2006
COPD More Deadly for Women

They typically don't survive as long as male patients, study finds

9/1/2006
Low Vitamin E in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk

Preliminary findings also showed a link to poorer lung function

9/1/2006
Experts Spot New Form of Sleep Apnea

'Complex sleep apnea' is especially tough to treat, researchers say

8/31/2006
Steer Clear of Antibiotics for Colds

Fluids, rest proper treatment for sniffles and coughs, doctor says

8/31/2006
Anger Tough on the Lungs

Over time, it can speed respiratory decline, researchers say

8/30/2006
Dogs Plus Smog Bad for Asthmatic Kids

But cats didn't boost pollutant-linked symptoms, study found

8/29/2006
Severe Asthma Expensive for Patients, Employers

It nearly triples annual medical costs, study finds

8/29/2006
Nicotine Withdrawal Occurs in Just 30 Minutes

Edgy symptoms appear faster than many thought, researchers say

8/28/2006
Potent Anthrax Inhibitor Tested in Animals

Multiple-site bonding concept could fight influenza, AIDS and SARS

8/26/2006
Urban Exercise Has Its Hazards

Air pollution causes more harm than good for health seekers, expert says

8/24/2006
Denial and Death on Mount Everest

Altitude sickness, not inexperience, is the bigger threat, doctor-turned-climber says

8/11/2006
Study Backs Combined Asthma Therapy

Inhaled corticosteroid plus oral antileukotriene works for certain patients

8/11/2006
Health Tip: What's a Pulmonary Embolism?

A dangerous blood clot that travels to the lungs

8/9/2006
Asthma Care Differs for Puerto Rican, Black Kids

Black children more likely to be hospitalized, U.S. study finds