Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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5/5/2004
Protecting the Lungs of Premature Infants

Enzyme prevents inflammation and damage, three new studies show

4/13/2004
Get Checked for Asthma and Breathe Easier

Free nationwide screenings to be offered in May

4/7/2004
Compression-Only CPR Better for the Untrained

Skipping mouth-to-mouth doesn't compromise outcome, experts find

4/2/2004
3/22/2004
Molecules Further Cystic Fibrosis Inflammation

Discovery may lead to new treatments for lung disease

3/16/2004
A Pain-Free Jerry Lewis Returns to Laughland

The comic, shown here at the height of his illnesses, will take over Vegas this summer

3/12/2004
Cold Kits Cut Antibiotic Use

They may reduce unnecessary prescriptions, study says

3/3/2004
New Exam May Improve Treatment of Lung Disease

Scale looks at whole body, not just lungs, of those with COPD

2/20/2004
Maternal Smoking Damages Children in Many Ways

It affects kids' breathing and tendency to start smoking or have trouble quitting

2/19/2004
Blood Test Can Prevent Unneeded Antibiotic Use

Shows whether bacteria or viruses cause lung infection

2/19/2004
Lung Problems Common Among Police After 9/11

First to arrive at World Trade Center registered highest risk

1/31/2004
That Cough May Be More Than Just Annoying

Chronic hacking could be symptom of more serious problem

1/30/2004
Young Adults at Risk of COPD

And smoking is the main cause, new research says

1/26/2004
Understanding SARS: One Year Later

U.S. suffered far fewer cases than thought

1/17/2004
Sleepless Nights? Could Be Sinus Trouble

The culprits, which include sinusitis and allergies, can be vanquished

1/8/2004
Adult Asthma Differs From Childhood Asthma

Researchers say it may not even be the same disease

1/7/2004
Interferon a No-Go for Pulmonary Fibrosis

But it may offer some help to those with mild forms of the fatal lung disease

12/9/2003
Whooping Cough on the Rise

Experts report 49 percent rise in the disease in infants in 1990s

12/9/2003
Nitric Oxide Helps Newborns With Respiratory Failure

It's a safer, less expensive treatment than heart/lung machine, study finds

11/19/2003
Pollution Part of SARS Death Risk

Study found patients in highly polluted areas in China twice as likely to die

11/14/2003
Fish Oil Clears Airways

Capsules reduce exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in athletes

10/2/2003
How Your Lungs Protect Themselves

Study resolves paradox about immune response in airways

9/17/2003
Cancer Virus Now Tied to Deadly Lung Ailment

Herpesvirus found in primary pulmonary hypertension

9/4/2003
Exotic Market Yields a SARS Clue

Human-like virus found in Chinese animals

7/16/2003
Bed Covers No Match for Mighty Mites

They fail to protect against allergies, asthma

6/25/2003
Steroids Combat Lung Disease Flare-ups

Prednisone effective against chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

6/25/2003
Oxygen Therapy

It can help people with emphysema

6/9/2003
Lung Disease Diagnosis Spurs Smokers to Quit

Study finds those told they have COPD more likely to kick the habit

6/2/2003
New Kids' Respiratory Virus Identified

Human metapneumovirus responsible for significant portion of infections

5/23/2003
Oxygen Bars Not a Breath of Fresh Air

Doctors say they offer no health benefits and could be harmful

5/15/2003
Study Contends Secondhand Smoke Won't Kill You

But critics dismiss it as bad science paid for by tobacco industry

2/14/2003
Helping Stroke Patients Breathe Easier

Devices clear lungs of recovering victims

2/2/2003
Beware Carbon Monoxide

Tips on keeping your home safe

1/7/2003
Secondhand Smoke Strikes Kids' Lungs

Study says childrens' hospitalizations offer chance for intervention

12/17/2002
Use Lung Scans With Care

Needless screens threaten patients with acute injury

12/6/2002
Music Makes the Difference

Tunes help people with severe lung disease walk that extra mile for fitness

11/13/2002
Turning the Tide on Antibiotics for Kids

Doctors being more careful about prescribing them for children

11/5/2002
Leg Exercise Helps Heart Patients Breathe Easier

Improves lung function in people with heart failure

10/23/2002
Dust on the Job Can Be Tough on the Lungs

Increases risk of asthma and respiratory problems

10/2/2002
Web Site Spreads Word on Whooping Cough

Site is designed to increase awareness of this vaccine-preventable disease

9/18/2002
9/11 Firefighter Contracted Rare Pneumonia

Inhaled ash from World Trade Center thought to be the cause

9/10/2002
Hundreds Troubled by 'World Trade Center Cough'

NYC firefighters, school workers have 9/11 breathing problems, new studies say

8/23/2002
Molds More of a Culprit in Asthma

Study: They increase asthma severity more than pollen and pets

8/13/2002
A Caution on Vitamin E for the Elderly

Supplement may provoke respiratory infections, study shows

8/4/2002
Farm Sewage Sludge a Health Threat

Nearby residents face rash of illnesses if biosolids are applied

8/1/2002
Chronic Lung Obstruction Now a Woman's Disease

Death rate for women with COPD has tripled in last 20 years, government report finds

7/24/2002
Breathe Right

Proper diet can ease pulmonary problems

7/15/2002
Take a Deep Breath

Researchers say lungs work much differently than thought

7/11/2002
New Drug Treatment for Babies With Breathing Problem

Drug may work on other conditions such as asthma and cystic fibrosis

5/29/2002
Report Details Tobacco Industry Efforts Against Smoke-Free Places

Companies try to extinguish idea amongst bar and restaurant groups