airway inflammation

Moon dust could be toxic to humans


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) A layer of thick, ultrafine dust on lunar surface could prove toxic for humans, increasing the risk of various cancers, similar to breathing asbestos and volcanic ... Read more...

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Sharing musical instruments can spread infection: Study


May 16th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Commonly shared wind musical instruments harbour germs which can be a source of infection, a recent study has indicated.Germs survive for several days in wind instruments ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency associated with lung transplant rejection


October 19th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A research conducted at Loyola University Health System (LUHS) has revealed that vitamin D deficiency is associated with a significant increase in lung transplant rejection."Vitamin D deficiency is ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure could protect kids from allergies later in life


July 14th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that exposure to certain allergens in the womb may have a positive effect on children as they grow up.The study found that when ... Read more...

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Experimental non-steroidal treatment of asthma holds promise


July 2nd, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory therapy made from human protein significantly decreased signs of asthma in mice, according to a study.Youngman Oh, a study co-author and a professor of ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist suggests use of CT scans for severe asthma


June 15th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher is investigating the use of CT (Computed Tomography) scanning for patients suffering from severe asthma.Dr Sumit Gupta, a postgraduate student at the University of Leicester, ... Read more...

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Internet monitoring strategy effective for severe asthma patients


May 17th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 17 (ANI): A new research from the Netherlands found that patients with severe asthma who use an internet-supported strategy and daily monitoring of exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) were able to ... Read more...

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Asthma patients should stay away from high-fat meals


May 17th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Asthma patients should keep their hands away from heavy, high-fat meals, suggests a new study.People with asthma who consumed a high-fat meal showed increased airway inflammation just hours ... Read more...

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Infliximab treatment effective for cystic fibrosis and Crohn’s disease


April 20th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20(ANI): Researchers have been successful in treating cystic fibrosis and Crohn's disease with infliximab.Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a common autosomal recessive disease that inflicts Caucasian children.CF involves an anomalous function ... Read more...

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Oral contraceptives ‘beneficial’ for asthmatic women


November 6th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): A new study has found that oral contraceptives might benefit women with asthma.The research team from McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, Canada found that women with asthma who ... Read more...

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Indian origin boffin’s discovery may lead to powerful new asthma treatment


August 12th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): A research team, including an Indian origin boffin, has made a new discovery that may lead to a powerful new treatment for asthma.Researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Asthma patients may benefit from antibody injections


March 5th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist at McMaster University says that jabs of an antibody, mepolizumab, may benefit patients with a very severe asthma.Dr. Param Nair and colleagues at ... Read more...

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Gene that modifies severity of cystic fibrosis lung disease identified


March 4th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Scientists from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Centre have identified a gene that appears to play a critical role in severity of lung disease in people with ... Read more...

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Pollution-related asthma may be contracted in the womb


February 14th, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 14 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health suggests that pollution-related asthma may start in ... Read more...

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Inhalation therapy proves effective against cystic fibrosis


February 6th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): By spraying amiloride into the lungs of young mice, scientists have successfully prevented the onset of cystic fibrosis lung disease in mice.The researchers at Department of Paediatrics ... Read more...

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Could Vicks VapoRub harm children?


January 15th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 15 (IANS) Vicks VapoRub, the menthol-based medicine popular across the globe for decades for relief from cold and congestion, may harm children, according to a new study, though the ... Read more...

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Popular decongestant creates breathing distress in infants


January 13th, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) A popular menthol compound used for relieving symptoms of cough and congestion, instead creates breathing distress in infants and small children, according to the latest research. The study ... Read more...

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Misuse of Vicks VapoRub can make colds worse


January 13th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Vicks VapoRub, the popular menthol compound used to relieve symptoms of cough and congestion, may create respiratory distress in infants and small kids, according to a new ... Read more...

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Steroids help in quicker recovery from pneumonia


October 15th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) Steroids often used in treating inflammation caused by bacterial meningitis also speed up recovery from pneumonia, according to a new study. University of Texas (UT) Southwestern researchers have ... Read more...

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Cells that make asthma resistant to steroids identified


September 20th, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): Researchers from Children''s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC claim to have discovered a lineage of cells that may play a critical role steroid-resistant asthma, a complication that ... Read more...

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Monitoring exhaled nitric oxide does not improve asthma control


September 20th, 2008 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 20 (ANI): Monitoring levels of exhaled nitric oxide in teenagers having asthma and adjusting treatment accordingly has no influence in improving the course of the condition, according to a ... Read more...

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Immune system capable of killing asthma-linked fungus


September 3rd, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): The innate immune system of humans is capable of killing a fungus linked to airway inflammation in asthmatic and chronic sinusitis patients, a new study has found. ... Read more...

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Immune system targets asthma-linked fungus for destruction


September 3rd, 2008 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Our immune system is capable of killing a fungus linked to airway inflammation, chronic rhinosinusitis and bronchial asthma, according to a new study. Researchers at Mayo Clinic and ... Read more...

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Inflammation not to blame for asthma-obesity link


August 30th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): Though there is a strong link between obesity and asthma, inflammation is not the condition''s long-suspected mediator, according to a group of researchers.Since the prevalence of obesity ... Read more...

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Omega 3 fatty acids may help protect against asthma


June 24th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): A new study, led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School has found that a molecule from omega 3 fatty acids found in ... Read more...

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Dry airways play key role in development of chronic lung diseases


April 8th, 2008 - 10:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Researchers from Heidelberg and US have revealed that dry airways play a key role in the development of chronic lung diseases including cystic fibrosis, asthma and smokers ... Read more...

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Treatment for mild asthma may improve everyday lung function: Study


March 11th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 11 (ANI): In a first of its kind study by the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney , it was cited that a regular low dose ICS treatment ... Read more...

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Heavy traffic pollution increases respiratory problems in asthmatic children


December 15th, 2007 - 2:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 15 (ANI): Researchers have pointed out that exposing asthmatic children to heavy traffic pollution may augment respiratory problems and reduce lung volumes.The Emory University School of Medicine researchers studied ... Read more...

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