Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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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

5/1/2014
Southeastern States Have Highest Rates of Preventable Deaths

Modifiable risk factors could help combat scourges like heart disease, cancer, CDC says

4/25/2014
Smoke-Free Laws May Help Prevent COPD Hospitalizations

Kentucky patients 22 percent less likely to need to be admitted in counties with stricter laws, study finds

4/24/2014
FDA Proposes E-Cigarette Regulations

Opponents of the increasingly popular devices worry about their impact on children

4/18/2014
Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients

Study author urges caution for doctors prescribing benzodiazepines to this group

4/16/2014
Placing Donor Windpipe First in Patient's Arm Helps With Transplant

Technique allows withdrawal of anti-rejection drugs after a year

4/15/2014
Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study

More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say

4/9/2014
Exercise May Curtail COPD Complications

Regular physical activity could cut need for hospital readmission for lung disease, study says

4/7/2014
Muscle Weakness May Persist for Months After ICU Stay

Hospitalized patients who'd been on mechanical ventilators were studied up to 2 years after discharge

3/27/2014
Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma

Among black kids in study, other factors appeared to play bigger role in asthma rehospitalizations

3/22/2014
Allergy Season Springs Into Bloom

Allergist outlines ways to minimize effects of pollen

3/21/2014
Lung Ultrasound Can Spot Risk of Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy: Study

Researchers recommend its use for women with complication called preeclampsia

3/20/2014
For Heart Failure Patients, Shortness of Breath When Bending May Signal Problem

Newly identified 'bendopnea' might mean condition is worsening, study suggests

3/19/2014
Device May Restore Speech to People on Breathing Tubes

Doctors say 'electrolarynx' eased frustration for patient on mechanical ventilator

3/18/2014
COPD May Damage Aging Brain

Study finds higher odds for mental decline without memory loss in patients with the lung disorder

3/13/2014
Preterm Birth May Raise Child's Asthma Risk, Study Suggests

The more premature the delivery, the higher the odds for respiratory trouble, researchers found

3/6/2014
2-Mile Daily Walk Might Help Fight COPD

Study found patients who were more active had fewer hospitalizations from lung condition

2/25/2014
MERS Virus That Threatens Humans Also Found in Camels

The respiratory virus has been infecting dromedaries for at least 20 years, researchers say

2/14/2014
Flu Hits Unvaccinated Hardest, Study Finds

Those who have had vaccine are far less likely to need intensive-care unit

2/8/2014
Old Wood Stoves a Costly Way to Keep Warm, Experts Say

Newer heating units use one-third less wood and produce 60 percent less air pollution than older models

2/5/2014
Preemie Breathing Problems Might Linger in Adulthood

Small study suggests people born prematurely might have trouble with altitude changes

2/5/2014
CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

Says sale of cigarettes is inconsistent with a pharmacy's mission

2/4/2014
Decline of Antibiotic Use Among Kids Seems To Be Leveling Off: Study

Ear infections most common reason for prescriptions in children under 6; trends vary by region

1/31/2014
CDC to Launch Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign

It will include now-deceased North Carolina woman whose appearance in first initiative stunned many viewers

1/29/2014
Could Antioxidants Speed Up Cancer Progression?

Study of mice suggests people with lung cancer or at risk for the disease should avoid these supplements

1/28/2014
Premature Birth Linked to Asthma, Wheezing in Childhood

Study suggests respiratory problems don't improve with age in these kids

1/28/2014
Breath Test May Detect Signs of Lung Cancer: Study

Examining breath samples from patients with suspicious growths might help determine who needs surgery

1/27/2014
Experts Uneasy About Deadly MERS Virus

Worldwide spread of the respiratory infection has not yet been seen but the potential remains, they say

1/24/2014
ERs Not Curbing Overuse of Antibiotics, Study Reveals

Finding seen despite nationwide push against unnecessary use, to prevent drug resistance

1/22/2014
Much More Must Be Done to Lower Smoking Rates, Experts Say

American Lung Association points to legislative inaction by states, stronger push by Big Tobacco

1/16/2014
Health Tip: Pay Attention to Air Pollution

Avoid outdoors when air quality is poor

1/15/2014
Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Risk of Lung Disorder in Babies

But, overall risk of 'persistent pulmonary hypertension' remains low, study finds

1/14/2014
When a Common Cold Becomes More Dangerous for Kids

New study clarifies risk factors for lung disease

1/10/2014
U.S. Flu Cases Continue to Climb

Southwestern states hardest hit, but infections still not at epidemic levels, CDC says

12/18/2013
Anoro Ellipta Approved for COPD

Drug relaxes lung airways

12/18/2013
FDA Approves New Drug to Treat COPD

Medication combines two bronchodilators, experts say

12/16/2013
Dogs May Guard Babies Against Asthma, Allergies

Researchers working with mice found presence of a pet reduced immune system response to allergens

12/11/2013
Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds

But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema

12/10/2013
Workers Need More Protection From Silica Dust, Report Finds

Risk is greatest for those in construction industry

12/5/2013
Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn

Sporadic outbreaks caused by travelers to countries without vaccination programs, doctors say

12/5/2013
Too Few Americans With Asthma Are Getting Flu Shots, CDC Says

Report finds only half of this high-risk group gets immunized

11/22/2013
Steroids for Preemies May Raise ADHD Risk, Study Says

Shots are given to boost lung development

11/19/2013
Men's Bigger Builds Need Bigger Noses

Study found male noses were 10 percent larger, on average, to bring oxygen to greater muscle mass

11/8/2013
Study Probes Why Exercise Leaves Women More Breathless Than Men

Females' smaller lungs and airways lead to differences between the sexes, researchers say

10/31/2013
Epilepsy Often Hand-in-Hand With Other Health Problems: CDC

Doctors, patients share responsibility for preventing and treating co-occurring conditions, experts say

10/30/2013