Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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4/21/2016
Climate Change May Mean More Smoggy Days to Come: Study

Some areas could see up to 9 more unhealthy-air days between May and September by 2050

4/18/2016
Doctors Issue Call to Combat Climate Change

They say respiratory illnesses, heat stroke and infectious diseases are growing threats due to a warmer planet

4/13/2016
Even Light Hookah Use May Cause Airway Problems

Scientists found lung cell abnormalities in those who smoke from the pipes occasionally

4/12/2016
Cleaner Air in California May Mean Healthier Kids: Study

As smog levels dropped over two decades, children in 8 communities suffered fewer breathing problems

3/21/2016
FDA Proposes Ban on Powdered Medical Gloves

Side effects include airway and wound inflammation, agency says

3/18/2016
Exercise May Extend Lives of People With COPD

Study seems to show a big benefit, and experts say activity can help lungs stay healthy

3/16/2016
Obesity Linked to Higher Asthma Risk in Women

Experts don't know why, or if losing weight would improve the airway disease

3/11/2016
Mom's Smoking May Put Kids at Higher Risk of COPD in Adulthood

Risk was almost tripled when mothers smoked heavily, but study didn't prove cause and effect

2/12/2016
Women With Asthma May Be Prone to Fertility Problems: Study

It might take longer to get pregnant and that difficulty increases with age, research suggests

2/10/2016
TB Cases Falling for Foreign-Born People in U.S.

Study reports decrease among recent entrants from Mexico, China, India, Philippines and Vietnam

2/10/2016
Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study Finds

Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years

2/8/2016
Study Ties School Calendar to Asthma Flare-Ups

After summer or long break, symptoms spike when kids return to the classroom

2/3/2016
Legionnaires' Disease Can Transmit Person-to-Person, Case Suggests

Doctors say Portuguese man appears to have passed the illness to his mother; both died

2/2/2016
Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of COPD Drug

Research finds acetazolamide may not help patients breathe on their own, but one expert disagrees

1/29/2016
Chemical That Can Irritate Lungs Found in Flavored E-Cigarettes

Highest levels seen in cherry versions, but levels still far below federal safety standards

1/29/2016
Suicide, Drugs Only Partly to Blame for Rising Deaths of Middle-Aged U.S. Whites

Commonwealth Fund also cites stalled progress against killers like heart disease, diabetes

1/28/2016
Higher Fiber Intake May Improve Lung Function

Best outcomes seen when eating more than 18 grams a day, study finds

1/25/2016
Long-Term Smog Exposure May Boost Heart, Lung Disease Deaths

Study finds traffic pollution a big contributor

1/25/2016
Cystic Fibrosis Drug Seems OK for Preschoolers: Study

Finds treatment works and is well-tolerated in 2- to 5-year-olds

1/25/2016
Secondhand Smoke in Hookah Bars May Put Employees at Risk

Study results challenge notion that exposure to hookah smoking is safe

1/20/2016
Blood Test Might Predict When Antibiotics Won't Help

It's still in development, but doctors' office screening method could curb overprescribing, experts say

1/7/2016
High Ozone Levels Dangerous for Critically Ill: Study

Prolonged exposure was linked to development of deadly lung condition

12/22/2015
Uptravi Approved for Chronic Lung Disease

Pulmonary arterial hypertension

12/10/2015
Vitamin D Won't Guard Against Colds in People With Asthma

Study showed no difference in number of infections after getting levels of the nutrient back to normal

12/9/2015
Implanted Lung Valves Show Promise in Some Emphysema Patients

Study finds more success when stricter criteria used in selecting who gets the treatment

12/8/2015
E-Cigarettes May Contain Chemicals Linked to Lung Disease

Flavoring compounds have been tied to a serious illness known as 'popcorn lung'

12/3/2015
Agricultural Pesticides May Affect Kids' Breathing

Early exposure to organophosphates could raise risk of COPD later, researchers suggest

11/30/2015
11/24/2015
Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths, Researchers Say

Many of these fatalities were preventable, study reveals

11/23/2015
Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in Babies

High levels in well water may trigger infections in the very young, study suggests

11/19/2015
Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids

Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

11/17/2015
Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children's Wheezing Episodes

Kids given azithromycin were less likely to develop severe respiratory illness, study says

11/12/2015
SARS-like Virus in Bats Could Jump to Humans

But, researchers don't know if virus could then spread from person-to-person

11/9/2015
Carbon Monoxide Levels in Breath Might Point to Stroke Risk

People who exhaled higher concentrations of the gas were at increased odds for an attack, researchers say

11/4/2015
Vaccine for Deadly Respiratory Virus Shows Promise in Early Trial

Researcher hopes to see routine RSV immunization within a decade

11/3/2015
Childhood Whooping Cough Tied to Small Rise in Epilepsy Risk

But chances of any one child getting the seizure illness remain low, one expert says

11/3/2015
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span: Study

Heart, respiratory problems were main contributors to early death, researchers found

10/29/2015
VW Emissions Scandal May Cost 60 U.S. Lives, Study Claims

Added air pollution could take a toll, researchers say, but car company refutes the notion

10/27/2015
Death Rates From Major Illnesses Fall in U.S.

Prevention key to continued progress in fighting cancer, heart disease and diabetes, researchers say

10/21/2015
'Green' Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier

Rates of asthma attacks lower in specially designed buildings

9/29/2015
Smog Linked to Organ Rejection, Deaths in Lung Transplant Patients

But some antibiotics seem to reduce the risk, researchers find

9/21/2015
Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Carries Risks for Some Kids: Study

Though the surgery is a primary treatment for sleep disorder, breathing problems can occur afterwards

9/16/2015
Heating, Cooking Are Top Contributors to Air-Pollution Deaths Worldwide

Agriculture also accounts for significant proportion, study says

9/15/2015
Air Pollution Exposure May Boost Risk of Early Death

Fine toxic particles are absorbed deep into lungs and blood, researchers say

9/1/2015
Impotence Drug May Help Fight Rare Lung Disease: Study

Combining active ingredient in Cialis and blood pressure med helped with pulmonary arterial hypertension

8/17/2015
No Evidence to Support Widespread Screening for COPD: Experts

U.S. panel says efforts should focus on cutting smoking to prevent the deadly respiratory disease

8/13/2015
Poorly Maintained Plumbing Often Leads to Legionnaires' Disease, CDC Says

Culprits can include cooling towers, hot tubs, decorative fountains

8/12/2015
Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) kills 200,000 young children worldwide each year

8/7/2015
NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak May Be Slowing

No new deaths or cases reported over the past 24 hours, city health commissioner says

8/7/2015
Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections

Study finds risk of flu-like illness dropped 20 percent