Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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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
10/28/2013
10/23/2013
Infants Exposed to Smoking in Womb at Risk of Infections, Death: Study

Researchers looked at Washington state hospitalizations, mortality for 50,000 babies

10/23/2013
10/9/2013
Adempas Approved to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension

New drug works to ease high blood pressure in lung arteries

9/18/2013
Gene Testing Helps Sort Out Bacterial, Viral Infections

Results could speed up diagnosis, improve treatment decisions, study authors say

9/9/2013
Whooping Cough Risk Higher Among Kids Who Miss Vaccinations: Study

It's important to get all doses without delay, researchers say

9/5/2013
U.S. Drinking Water Sanitation Still a Concern: CDC

Bacteria in plumbing systems, groundwater persist in causing outbreaks