Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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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

2/13/2006
Little Progress Made in Closing Racial 'Asthma Gap'

Black, Hispanics still suffer from higher disease incidence compared to whites, study says

2/11/2006
Asthma Shouldn't Stop Wintertime Fun

Expert offers tips on keeping cold weather wheezing at bay

2/10/2006
Hispanics Can Head Online for Environmental Asthma Info

EPA's Spanish-language Web page is just one of many centered on health

2/9/2006
Carrying Male Fetus Easier on Asthmatic Moms

Fetal testosterone could help ease breathing, researchers speculate

2/8/2006
Even Olympians Get Exercise-Induced Asthma

It's a common condition that shouldn't stop anyone from being active, experts say

2/7/2006
Ill-Fitting Masks Hamper Child Asthma Care

In some cases, almost no inhaled medication gets through, study finds

2/3/2006
Lung-Reduction Surgery May Help Some Emphysema Patients

Major study finds it can boost survival, quality of life

2/1/2006
Hydrocortisone Boosts Health of Critically Ill

ICU patients who received the drug were weaned off ventilators sooner, study found

2/1/2006
Gas Stoves a Wheezing Hazard for Asthmatic Kids

The problem seems largely limited to children in multi-family dwellings, researchers say

1/31/2006
Food Preservative Might Help Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Sodium nitrite works against germ linked to respiratory problems, study finds

1/27/2006
Health Tip: Avoid Foods for Baby That Cause Choking

Small, hard objects cause the most damage

1/25/2006
No Evidence Echinacea Prevents Colds

Studies suggest the herbal extract might shorten symptoms, however

1/24/2006
Key Factors Guide Lung Clot Care

Patients without risk markers may only need outpatient treatment, study finds

1/23/2006
Health Tip: Using a Nebulizer

Easier breathing is the goal

1/19/2006
Study Compares Kids' Asthma Drugs

Inhaled corticosteroids provide more symptom control than a second class of drugs

1/18/2006
Saline Solution Helps Cystic Fibrosis Patients Breathe Easier

Aids in clearing away dangerous mucus, researchers report

1/17/2006
Health Tip: Some Risk to Indoor Pools

Too much disinfectant can harm lungs

1/16/2006
Study Compares Asthma Rates Among Hispanics

Puerto Ricans' death rate from the disease nearly four times that of Mexican-Americans

1/11/2006
Surgery Improves Sleep for Those With Brain Malformations

Sleep apnea diminished in people with Arnold-Chiari Malformation, study finds

1/11/2006
Common Asthma Medication Poses Risk to Black Patients

Study found likelihood of asthma-related deaths slightly higher with salmeterol

12/28/2005
New Pertussis Policy Announced

American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends vaccine for adolescents

12/23/2005
Minority Children Last to Get New Asthma Technologies

Study of steroid inhalers finds black and Hispanic kids waited longest

12/21/2005
Patients, Doctors Benefit From Pneumonia Guidelines

Adhering to these practices allowed more patients to be treated at home, study found

12/19/2005
Oxygen Deprivation May Contribute to Autism

Study with rats produces symptoms similar to the human disorder

12/12/2005
Vitamin D Boosts Lung Health

But it's too soon to recommend supplements just to improve breathing, experts say

12/12/2005
Health Tip: For Higher Energy, Take a Deep Breath

Breathing techniques actually increase your productivity

12/7/2005
Health Tip: A 'Curse' That Curtails Your Breathing

Ondine's curse leads to inadequate breathing and lethargy

12/5/2005
Sleep Apnea Boosts Stroke Risk

Disordered nighttime breathing raises the odds fourfold, study finds

11/29/2005
Cat Allergens May Also Have 9 Lives

They can trouble asthmatics long after the animal is gone, study finds

11/27/2005
Simple Test Gauges Childhood Asthma Control

The seven-question quiz helps parents and doctors improve treatment

11/23/2005
Asthma Symptoms May Be Set By Age 6

Study finds wheezing patterns don't change much over next 10 years

11/23/2005
Antioxidant Improves Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment

Preliminary study shows some effect in fighting the deadly lung disease

11/17/2005
Daily Walk Puts Heart a Step Ahead

Just 30 minutes a day can spur healthy changes, study finds

11/16/2005
Viagra Effective Against Deadly Lung Disease

It improves walking in pulmonary hypertension patients, study finds

11/14/2005
Feeling a Chill Can Brrrr-ing on a Cold

Study provides first evidence that icy weather ups respiratory risks

11/8/2005
Aspirin May Help Prevent Throat Cancer

Study finds NSAID painkillers may fight malignancy linked to Barrett's esophagus

11/7/2005
Survey Finds Asthma Communication Gap

Doctors and patients need to talk more about treatment, poll finds

11/4/2005
Health Dangers Ease in The Big Easy

Mold remains the leading threat to those returning to New Orleans, experts say

11/2/2005
Chronic Cough More Than an Annoyance

Study finds it can seriously lower quality of life

11/2/2005
Sinusitis a Hidden Cause of Chronic Cough

In study, CT scans showed it to be a common instigator

11/1/2005
Kids With Neurological, Neuromuscular Diseases Need Flu Shot

They're at a higher risk of flu-related respiratory failure, study finds

10/19/2005
ARDS More Common, More Fatal Than Thought

Study finds higher incidence, mortality rate for acute lung condition

10/19/2005
Controversial Treatment Still Used for Mononucleosis

Corticosteroid therapy common despite side effects, study finds

10/12/2005
Kids' Whooping Cough Shot Also Works in Adults

More older individuals should get immunized, experts advise