Misc. Respiratory Problem News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/18/2005
Steroid Drugs Improve COPD Survival

Inhaled corticosteroids fight the deadly obstructive lung disease, studies find

8/12/2005
New Drug Looks Promising For Lung Disease

Patients who got roflumilast breathed easier, study finds

8/5/2005
Get Ready for Ragweed Season

Tips on how to survive the onslaught

8/5/2005
Lung Function Predicts Outcome of Stem Cell Transplant

Low test score linked to raised risk of respiratory failure, death, study found

8/3/2005
Stem Cells Play Minor Role in Lung Damage Repair

It may still be possible to make the idea work, researcher suggests

6/21/2005
Antibiotics Do Little for Most Respiratory Infections

Using them made no difference in duration, severity of illness, researchers say

5/24/2005
Cancer Drug Helps Scleroderma Patients

They report fewer breathing problems, more energy, study finds

5/3/2005
Whooping Cough Booster Shot Wins Approval

Also protects against tetanus and diphtheria

4/27/2005
New Scanners Catch Blood Clots in Lungs

Fast-spinning computerized tomography devices do the job, study finds

4/27/2005
Childhood Infection Takes Toll on Seniors, Too

Respiratory virus can be dangerous to more than youngsters

4/26/2005
Health Tip: Traveling With Oxygen

Take these precautions before you go

3/10/2005
Bill Clinton's Surgery Successful

Doctors remove scar tissue, fluid buildup that resulted from his heart bypass last fall

3/9/2005
Clinton Surgery Called Rare, But Not Risky

Doctors will remove fluid buildup following his bypass surgery

2/27/2005
Secondhand Smoke No Health Bargain

Evidence mounts that bystanders face big risks

2/17/2005
Hotline Offers Free Dental Advice

National call-in sponsors hope to boost overall health

1/28/2005
Parents' Smoking Can Kill Children Years Later

Secondhand smoke in home linked to adult lung cancer

1/20/2005
Combo Therapy Gives Asthma Relief

Offers patients break from bad episodes, researchers say

1/4/2005
Protein May Protect Against Lung Disease Damage

Same molecule thought to cause problems may guard against chronic conditions

12/25/2004
Don't Let Shoveling Snow You Under

Take it easy when you attack the driveway after a blizzard

12/8/2004
Pediatricians Strengthen Warning on Air Pollution's Effects

Goal is to inform physicians and provide guidance to government officials

12/3/2004
Depression Strikes Hard at Ill Seniors

Therapy helps quality of life in those with chronic ailments

11/30/2004
Scans Explain Puzzling Cough in 9/11 Workers

Special test identified condition found in elderly, smokers

11/24/2004
Smoking Continues to Kill Millions Worldwide

A second study spots a gene mutation linked to nicotine addiction

11/12/2004
Respiratory Problems Plague Kids With Asthma

Winter a particularly tough time for these patients

11/9/2004
Smoking Increases Risk of COPD Death

But those who quit less likely to die sooner than those who continue habit

11/5/2004
Azithromycin Zaps Respiratory Infections

Single dose as effective as multiple doses of other treatments, studies say

10/18/2004
Waiting to Cut Umbilical Cord May Improve Preemies' Health

Doing so avoids risk of some complications, such as anemia

9/27/2004
More Clues to Cause of Asthma

Researchers identify new T-cell that reduces airway inflammation in mice

9/23/2004
Legionnaire's Germ Yields Genetic Code

Experts hope it leads to better treatments, even a vaccine

9/22/2004
Steroid Tames Mild Cases of Croup

But most mild cases would get better on their own anyway, doctors note

9/20/2004
Dumbing Down Allergies

New book offers practical guidance to allergy, asthma sufferers

9/9/2004
Health Fallout From Sept. 11 Attacks Continues

U.S. report shows many rescue, recovery workers face respiratory, mental problems

8/30/2004
Know How to Tame Asthma

Many patients unaware of national treatment guidelines

8/26/2004
Cleaners, Solvents May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk

Household products add to indoor air pollution, study finds

8/26/2004
Croup Vaccine Safe in Early Study

It's administered nasally to make it easier on infants

8/25/2004
Smokers Fill Rooms With Toxins, Study Finds

Airborne endotoxins hundreds of times higher in smoky environments

8/17/2004
Vitamin E Thwarts Colds in the Elderly

But it's not effective against lower respiratory infections, such as pneumonia

8/16/2004
Stopping Pollen in Its Tracks

Blocking cream may reduce allergies, study suggests

8/16/2004
Health Tip: Plague

It's still a potential threat

8/12/2004
Respiratory Procedure in Newborns Questioned

Study: Suctioning makes no difference with meconium aspiration syndrome

8/10/2004
Lung Trouble Looms for Young Asthmatics

Study finds 20% lost some lung function over 5 years

8/9/2004
Blood Pressure Drug Shows Side Effects

ACE inhibitors can cause mouth and lip swelling, breathing problems

8/9/2004
Heart Drugs Don't Slow Lung Disease

ACE inhibitors, statins don't improve survival with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

8/3/2004
New Light Shed on Deadly Lung Disease

Study finds traveling cells contribute to pulmonary fibrosis

7/29/2004
Health Tip: Wildfire Smoke

It can damage your health

7/15/2004
Health Tip: Air Pollution

People with lung problems most susceptible

7/12/2004
New Pulmonary Hypertension Guidelines Issue Warning

Caution against use of calcium channel blockers in unstable patients

7/7/2004
New Clue to SIDS Puzzle Found

But expert doesn't believe it's any smoking gun

6/23/2004
Simple Test Can Detect Serious Lung Disease

Smokers at risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

6/23/2004
Gas Stoves Tied to Breathing Woes in Kids

Study finds greater risk even when one meal a day is cooked