Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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8/9/2006
Study Suggests New Link Between Air Pollution and Infant Deaths

While risk is fairly small, researchers say finding is troubling

8/8/2006
Scientists Identify SARS' 'Secret Weapon'

Viral protein sabotages the immune defenses of infected cells

8/4/2006
Common Household Chemical May Harm Lung Function

It's found in air fresheners, mothballs and other products, researchers report

8/2/2006
Surgery Continues to Help Severe Emphysema Cases

U.S. trial finds patients often get symptom relief, with benefits lasting for years

8/1/2006
9/11 Rescuers Have Reduced Lung Functions

New research finds rescue workers have reduction equivalent to 12 years of aging

7/26/2006
Nitric Oxide Therapy Helps Some Premature Infants

Reduces breathing problems and brain injury, though not for all babies, studies find

7/21/2006
Antibiotics Not Warranted for Runny Noses

Study finds they're of little help and come with side effects

7/19/2006
Steamy Air Won't Ease Croup

Study finds similar outcomes with humid vs. dry air

7/18/2006
Study Compares Treatments for Kids' Lung Infection

Cheaper enzyme therapy equals surgery for pneumonia complication, researchers report

7/17/2006
Alzheimer's 'Risk Score' Spots Those Most Vulnerable

Other studies look at dementia's links to stroke, cholesterol

7/14/2006
Protein Linked to Asthma

Researchers say it regulates inflammation in airways

7/14/2006
Asthmatics' Lungs Get Quick Boost From Quitting Smoking

Breathing capacity improves 15 percent in just two months, study finds

7/5/2006
Air Pollution Harms Healthy Kids' Lung Function

Carbon from vehicle exhaust finds its way into youngsters' airways, study finds

6/30/2006
Epilepsy Drug Aids Muscle Disorder

Valproate helped people with spinal muscular atrophy get stronger

6/21/2006
Cancer Drug May Fight Scleroderma Lung Disease

But Cytoxan's benefits may not always outweigh the risks, researchers say

6/20/2006
Most Lung Disease Patients Don't Get 'Ideal' Care

Study shows only 33% with COPD got 'ideal' treatment

6/15/2006
Gum Disease Can Harm Much More Than Your Teeth

Periodontal problems could aggravate other ailments, such as diabetes and heart disease

6/15/2006
Some Cystic Fibrosis Patients May Safely Stop Using Inhalers

Study found no increase in risk when individuals quit the regimen

6/13/2006
COPD Often Improperly Diagnosed

Two-thirds of lung patients don't receive exam called spirometery, study says

6/12/2006
Asthma Drugs May Boost Cataract Risk for Elderly

Researchers urge caution in prescribing inhaled corticosteroids

6/8/2006
Asthma Inhaler Type Could Boost Death Risk

Study fuels debate over beta agonists such as Serevent and Advair

6/2/2006
Doctors Must Help COPD Patients Quit Smoking

Patients need to understand the risks, and know how to quit, researchers say

5/31/2006
New Computer Scan Superior at Spotting Lung Clots

But a doctor's judgment is still a vital resource, study finds

5/30/2006
New MRI Can Spot Emphysema Early

It beats standard CT scanning, without the radiation risk, researchers say

5/30/2006
9/11 Rescue Dogs in Critical Health Study

Researchers are monitoring them for signs of threats to humans

5/26/2006
Your Workplace Can Leave You Feeling Ill

Toxins, irritants lurk in the home too, experts say

5/23/2006
Childhood Sensitivity to Cold Air May Predict Asthma

It doubles the risk of getting the disease in adulthood, researchers say

5/22/2006
Women More Vulnerable to Obstructive Lung Disease

A new study suggests why this might be so

5/22/2006
Low Vitamin D Tied to Poorer Lung Function in Teens

The nutrient could be key to warding off respiratory ailments, researchers say

5/22/2006
Obstructive Lung Disease Costs America Billions

New study estimates nearly $833 billion spent over 20 years

5/22/2006
Study Shows Best Treatment for Lung Injury Patients

Less fluid, a shorter catheter improve results for acute respiratory distress syndrome

5/18/2006
May's the Month for Free Asthma Screening in U.S.

Experts nationwide will check for respiratory trouble

5/17/2006
Caffeine Therapy Reduces Lung Problems in Preemies

But long-term neurological effects still unknown, experts caution

5/12/2006
Heat-Based Technique Could Ease Asthma

Bronchial thermoplasty looks good in early trial

5/12/2006
Number of Obese, Smoking Americans Tops 9 Million

Blacks most at risk for this unhealthy combination, study finds

5/11/2006
Alcoholism Raises Pneumonia Risk

History of problem drinking can mean more severe illness, study finds

5/11/2006
Lung Cancer May Differ by Gender

Women often get the disease in the absence of other lung trouble

5/8/2006
Corticosteroid Drugs May Boost Cardiac Arrhythmia Risk

These meds are commonly used by asthmatics, arthritis sufferers, researchers note

5/8/2006
Rapid Early Decline Bodes Ill for COPD Patients

Individuals who quickly lose lung function die much sooner, research shows

4/26/2006
Finding Could Improve Lung Disease Treatment

Patient-specific approach safely re-opens lungs affected by ARDS

4/19/2006
Steroid Therapy Fails Patients With Deadly Lung Disease

Acute respiratory distress syndrome can be fatal in up to 70% of cases

4/14/2006
Helium-Oxygen Mix Helps COPD Patients Breathe Easier

It may be a better treatment for very ill patients, researchers say

3/24/2006
Many Kids Don't Adhere to Sleep Apnea Therapy

Too many are foregoing nighttime air mask, or not using it enough, study finds

3/22/2006
Studies Spot Obstacle to Human Transmission of Bird Flu

Unlike seasonal flu, the avian form prefers spots deep in the lungs

3/15/2006
Outlook Improving for Heart, Lung Transplant Recipients

More than two-thirds survive at least 3 years, study shows

3/15/2006
Urban Air Clean-Ups Save Lives

Ridding skies of particulate matter cuts heart, respiratory deaths, study finds

3/14/2006
High Humidity Doesn't Ease Croup

Cold air and medical treatments probably more effective, study suggests

3/7/2006
Air Pollution Ups Hospitalizations in Seniors

Cardiovascular, respiratory troubles increase, study finds

2/16/2006
Preemie Babies Have Reduced Lung Function

The problem is especially pronounced in boys, researchers say

2/16/2006
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Could Fight Problem Asthma

Etanercept suppresses an inflammatory protein linked to tough-to-treat cases