Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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10/6/2014
Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids

Expert recommends pregnant women avoid canned foods, plastics containing BPA

9/23/2014
Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says

Findings support idea that work-related stress contributes to development of respiratory disorder

9/22/2014
Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns

Experts predict surge in breathing problems, infections and food shortages

9/16/2014
Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study

Researchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates for the respiratory disease

9/11/2014
Tear Gas Health Effects May Last Weeks

Researchers worry that nearby residents may suffer harm too

8/21/2014
New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants

RSV leading cause of hospitalization among infants, researchers note

8/20/2014
Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

8/20/2014
Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds

Research on origins of tuberculosis may shed light on how other viruses are transmitted between species

8/19/2014
Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial

8/15/2014
Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk

Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis

8/12/2014
Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved

Technology may lead to more transplants, FDA says

8/6/2014
Prisons That Bar Smoking May Boost Inmates' Health: Study

Rates of tobacco-related deaths 11 percent lower after long-term bans, researchers say

8/4/2014
When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids

About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

8/1/2014
Food Is a Common Choking Hazard for Kids, Doctor Says

Experts warn that children under 5 are most vulnerable

8/1/2014
FDA Approves New Treatment for People With COPD

Striverdi Respimat is an inhaled spray that works by keeping airways relaxed, agency says

7/31/2014
Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD

Striverdi Respimat relaxes lung airways to improve breathing

7/30/2014
Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms

Study finds people's negative expectations can play a role in flare-ups

7/30/2014
Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC

Each year, almost 135,000 die from smoking-related chronic lung disease, experts say

7/26/2014
Don't Let Kids Drink Pool Water

Expert offers tips for spotting chlorine poisoning, bacterial infection, secondary drowning in kids

7/22/2014
MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn

Genetic analysis shows viral sample from barn matched strain found in barn owner and camel, study shows

7/19/2014
Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms

More than half surveyed said the water pipes weren't dangerous

7/7/2014
Obesity May Raise Risk of COPD

Study found those with largest waist sizes more likely to develop lung disease

6/26/2014
Moustaches, Home Oxygen Tanks Can Be Dangerous Match

Serious burns may be more likely for those with facial hair, researchers report

6/23/2014
Smog Controls Tied to Fewer Lung Disease Deaths in N.C.

Study of 20 years of data suggests federal mandates on cleaner air had positive impact on health

6/17/2014
MERS Virus Did Not Spread in 2 U.S. Cases: Health Officials

Both of the respiratory infections were contracted in Saudi Arabia, CDC believes

6/11/2014
Scientists Spot New Clues to a Deadly Lung Disease

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis always fatal, but research points to possible cause, potential treatment

6/5/2014
Yoga May Not Help Ease Asthma, Study Suggests

But ancient practice not harmful and can improve overall health, experts say

6/4/2014
Taking Antipsychotic Drugs While Pregnant May Harm Newborns: Study

These medications linked to respiratory distress, withdrawal symptoms in babies, researchers report

6/4/2014
Camels Confirmed as Source of Human MERS Infection

The animals are the Typhoid Mary of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, infectious disease expert says

5/28/2014
Man Dies of Lung Disease After Working With Countertops, Doctors Report

But maker of product says patient could have inhaled particles many other ways

5/28/2014
CDC: 3rd Suspected MERS Case Was False Alarm

Thorough blood tests found no sign of infection in Illinois man, agency says

5/21/2014
COPD Patients Face Greater Risk of Heart Failure, Study Says

Blacks with lung condition were most vulnerable of all, researchers report

5/21/2014
Diet Tied to Better Breathing in COPD Patients

Study suggests healthy eating might help improve lung function

5/19/2014
Existing Drugs May Work Against MERS, Studies Suggest

Findings could speed access to treatment for patients who can't wait for new drugs to be developed

5/19/2014
Windshield Washer Fluid May Be Source of Legionnaires' Disease

Study finds the potentially dangerous bacteria can exist for up to 14 months in the product

5/19/2014
Florida MERS Patient Released From Hospital

He's a 44-year-old health care worker from Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of the MERS outbreak

5/19/2014
Children's Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester: Study

Preliminary research finds timing of exposure an important element

5/19/2014
Heat Waves Could Worsen COPD Symptoms, Study Suggests

Finding is troubling given predictions of rising temperatures due to climate change

5/19/2014
2 Drugs Offer Hope for Fatal Lung Disease

Doctors have had little to offer patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

5/19/2014
Third U.S. Man Tests Positive for MERS Virus, CDC Reports

He was business associate of health care worker diagnosed with the first U.S. case, but shows no signs of illness

5/15/2014
Study Probes Link Between Early Antibiotic Use, Asthma

Infants given these meds may have both poor immunity and genetic risk for asthma, findings suggest

5/14/2014
MERS Not Yet a Public Health Emergency: WHO

U.N. agency says the virus, concentrated in the Middle East, doesn't seem to spread easily among people

5/13/2014
2 Florida Hospital Workers Who Treated MERS Patient Fall Ill

Testing for the potentially fatal respiratory infection is underway, officials say

5/12/2014
2nd MERS Case Identified in U.S.

Like first patient, this patient had been health care worker in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak

5/7/2014
E-Cigarette Vapor Contains Potentially Harmful Particles: Review

Raises concerns about safety of e-cig chemicals, but industry representative says they're safe

5/6/2014
Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Risk of Death in Pregnancy

Study found an association but didn't prove the nighttime breathing disorder caused the higher risk

5/5/2014
1st U.S. MERS Patient May Be Released From Hospital Soon

He had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400 people and killed more than 100

5/5/2014
FDA Panel Says No to Over-the-Counter Allergy Drug Singulair

Experts expressed relief at the decision, citing safety concerns

5/5/2014
1st U.S. MERS Patient Improving, Officials Say

He had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400 people and killed 93

5/2/2014
1st MERS Case Reported in U.S.

Patient had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400 people and killed 93, CDC says