Misc. Respiratory Problem News

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

Bacteria in plumbing systems, groundwater persist in causing outbreaks

8/26/2013
Gene Study Helps Advance Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis

Findings may help determine if person has the lung disease or is a carrier, and might aid treatment

8/14/2013
8/14/2013
Respiratory Therapy May Lower Death Risk for Some Sleep Apnea Patients

Study looked at those who also have the respiratory condition COPD

8/7/2013
Psoriasis, Other Medical Conditions May Be Linked, Study Says

As skin disorder worsened, likelihood of multiple diseases rose, researchers found

8/6/2013
Indoor Incense Triggers Lung Cell Inflammation, Study Shows

Researchers say this practice can cause response similar to secondhand cigarette smoke

8/1/2013
7/31/2013
Protecting Lungs During Abdominal Surgery May Decrease Complications

Adjusting ventilator settings could shield patients from conditions like pneumonia, study finds

7/30/2013
Meth Use Tied to Deadly Brain Infection in Mouse Study

A generally harmless fungus caused death in animals injected with methamphetamine, researchers say

7/26/2013
Study Yields Genetic Clue to Rare Lung Disease

Finding offers insight into pulmonary arterial hypertension, researchers say

7/26/2013
Recently Emerged MERS Virus Less Infectious Than SARS: Study

But Middle East respiratory virus has high death rates among people with chronic illnesses

7/25/2013
Hair-Straightening Product May Endanger Stylists, Clients

Study found too-high levels of formaldehyde in Brazilian Blowout solution

7/22/2013
Plain Brown Cigarette Packs May Help Some Smokers Quit: Study

After Australia mandated such packaging in 2012, most users found cigarettes 'less satisfying'

7/19/2013
COPD Tied to Tiny Brain Bleeds, Study Finds

Likelihood increases with illness severity, researchers say

7/12/2013
2 Million Deaths a Year Could Be Due to Air Pollution: Study

Rises in ozone caused by humans mostly to blame, researchers say

7/3/2013
H7N9 Bird Flu Transmits From Person to Person, Study Finds

But it's not easily spread and public should not panic, expert says

7/1/2013
Early Respiratory Infection May Double Type 1 Diabetes Risk: Study

Researchers looked at children who had first-degree relatives with the autoimmune disease

7/1/2013
Anti-Smoking Policies Will Prevent 7 Million Deaths Worldwide by 2050: Study

With the right measures, even more lives can be saved, WHO says

6/28/2013
Genetic Risks for Asthma May Persist Into Adulthood

Continued disease, quality-of-life issues remain more likely, study found

6/28/2013
Trees May Save a Life Each Year in Big Cities

U.S. Forest Service measured pollution-busting impact of 'urban forests'

6/19/2013
Study Reveals How New Respiratory Virus Spreads

Infectious-disease experts went to Middle East to gather information on often deadly MERS virus

6/19/2013
Many U.S. Adults Under-Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough, Survey Finds

Only 20 percent got shot within last 10 years

6/11/2013
Chronic Illness Afflicts Most Childhood-Cancer Survivors, Study Finds

Treatment-related lung and hearing problems common at age 45

6/11/2013
Blood Tests May Predict COPD Flare-Ups

Signs of chronic inflammation in the blood linked to faster deterioration of lung function

5/29/2013
One in 600 Flights Involves Medical Emergency, Study Says

Physician passengers assist in nearly half of cases

5/22/2013
COPD May Be Over-Diagnosed Among Uninsured

Patients thought to have lung condition were re-evaluated in small study

5/21/2013
COPD Patients May Do Fine With Shorter Course of Steroids

Coming off meds sooner means fewer harmful side effects, study author says

5/21/2013
Pain a Common Problem for People With COPD

Narcotic pain relievers frequently used by patients with chronic lung condition, study finds

5/21/2013
Long-Term Use of Antibiotic May Help Those With COPD

Taking azithromycin for a year cut down on re-hospitalizations for disease flare-ups, study found

5/20/2013
Certain COPD Meds Might Raise Heart Risks, Study Says

But benefits of 'bronchodilators' tend to outweigh risks, specialist adds

5/20/2013
Living Near Major Roadways in Pregnancy Tied to Respiratory Woes in Children

Infants may have higher risk for conditions like pneumonia, study found

5/20/2013
Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective

But it was phased out because of side effects; newer version works, study notes

5/14/2013
Materials in Some Household Products Tied to Lung Damage

Breathing in 'nanomaterials' seems to cause inflammation, study contends

5/10/2013
Breo Ellipta Approved for COPD

Respiratory disease is the third-leading cause of death in U.S.

5/10/2013
Allergies May Boost Severity of Lung Disease

Study finds hay fever increases frequency of respiratory problems in COPD patients

5/8/2013
Reducing Respiratory Virus in Preemies Lessens Wheezing: Study

But preventing respiratory synctial virus comes with a hefty price tag

5/7/2013
For Pregnant Smokers, Vitamin C Might Help Babies' Lungs

Small study suggests infants of women who take supplements have lower risk of wheezing

5/7/2013
Some Blackboard Chalks Might Spur Allergies in Kids: Study

Protein used in common classroom item may cause reaction in kids with milk allergies

5/4/2013
Trees Plus Man-Made Pollution Creates Smog, Study Suggests

Interaction between pollution and molecules produced by nature may lead to lung cancer, researchers say

4/24/2013
Many Americans Breathing Cleaner Air: Report

But some cities continue to have dangerously high levels of ozone and soot

4/23/2013
Many Parents Give Kids Cold Medicines When They Shouldn't, Survey Finds

They often miss fine print on the label warning against use in children younger than 4 years old

4/22/2013
Popular Cinnamon Stunt Can Have Serious Lung Effects

Researchers warn that highly cited kids' 'challenge' can land them in the ER

4/12/2013
Breathing Problem Sometimes Misdiagnosed in Athletes

Study finds vocal cord disorder can be confused with asthma

4/3/2013
Monkey Research Gives Insights Into New SARS-Like Virus

Coronavirus strain has so far infected 17, killed 11 worldwide

4/2/2013
Got Asthma? Odds Are You Have an Allergy Too

Study found many U.S. adults suffer from both

3/29/2013
EPA Proposes Cleaner Fuel, Car Standards

Regulations will prevent thousands of early deaths, hospitalizations, agency says

3/28/2013
Valley Fever Fungal Infection on Rise in Southwest

Flu-like symptoms can last weeks or months, CDC researchers say

3/27/2013
Genes and Early Wheezing Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk

Common cold symptom increased odds for asthma in study

3/26/2013
Breath Test Might Predict Obesity Risk

It works by measuring bacteria balance in the gut, researchers say

3/25/2013
Inhaler Approved for Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Antibiotic device treats Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections