chronic lung disease

‘Indians increasingly unaware of lung diseases’


June 26th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Indians exhibit a "worrying lack of understanding" and concern about lung diseases - that kill nearly four million people globally every year, said a study ... Read more...

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Lung cancer mostly diagnosed late (Nov 17 is World Lung Cancer Day)


November 17th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Cases of chronic lung disease and lung cancer are rapidly rising in India, remaining mostly undiagnosed until it is too late, experts say.As Thursday marked ... Read more...

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Obesity, knee osteoarthritis cut down healthy years of life


February 16th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Obesity and knee osteoarthritis (OA) shorten healthy years of older people's lives, says a new study.Obesity and OA are among the most frequent chronic conditions in older ... Read more...

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Composer Frederic Chopin’s hallucinations may be linked to epilepsy


January 25th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Polish composer Frederic Chopin, who was hounded by hallucinations during his relatively short life, probably had epilepsy, according to a new study.Chopin, who was plagued by poor health ... Read more...

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Britney Spears: All Set For A Cause


January 21st, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
There is finally hope for all women out there who want to look like Britney Spears. The buzz is doing the rounds that Spears is giving an opportunity for all her ... Read more...

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Controlled oxygen therapy slashes death rate among COPD patients


October 22nd, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) Controlled oxygen therapy can slash death rate among patients of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by up to 78 percent. COPD is a chronic lung disease that affects ... Read more...

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Kids with lung disease prone to serious infections at daycare


September 27th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 27 (ANI): A new study has revealed that exposure to common viruses in daycare puts children with a chronic lung condition caused by premature birth at risk for serious respiratory ... Read more...

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South Africa warns of flu during world cup


June 26th, 2010 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 26 (IANS) South Africa, host to thousands of foreign visitors for the soccer world cup, warned Friday of spread of flu during next couple of weeks. The country's National Institute ... Read more...

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People with lung disease ‘more likely to be shorter’


January 9th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): In a new study, University of Nottingham researchers have found that individuals who develop chronic lung disease are more likely to be shorter in height than the general ... Read more...

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Stem cells heal lungs of newborn rats


November 27th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): In a study led by University of Albert researchers, stem cells have been found to protect and repair the lungs of newborn rats.The research team hopes that the ... Read more...

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Stem cells show promise in healing newborns’ lungs


November 27th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 27 (IANS) Stem cells can protect and repair the lungs of newborns, says a study that conducted clinical trials in rats. "The really exciting thing that we discovered was that stem ... Read more...

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Poor, premature babies less likely ready for school


July 20th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) Advances in neonatal care enable two-thirds of premature babies born with respiratory problems to be ready for school at the right age. However, those living in poverty are ... 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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Smoking linked to premature aging


February 6th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Researchers from University of Iowa have found a link between smoking and premature aging.They identified a key protein that is lost in Werner''s syndrome (premature aging) is ... Read more...

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Ultra-fine oil-water emulsion may fight superbugs linked to cystic fibrosis deaths


February 5th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A super-fine oil-and-water emulsion, already shown to kill many other microbes, could quash the ravaging, often drug-resistant infections leading to nearly all cystic fibrosis deaths, according to ... Read more...

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Key lung development molecule’s discovery could protect premature babies


December 13th, 2008 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Collaborative research by scientists in Britain and the US has led to the discovery of a molecule that plays an important pasrt in early lung development, which is ... Read more...

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New discovery could improve the lives of preemies


December 13th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A potential new avenue for altering lung development in the embryo which may help to improve the outcome for very premature babies has been identified by scientists ... Read more...

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Drug widely used to prevent premature births shows no benefit


November 27th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 27 (ANI): A new study has shown that nifedipine, a drug which is widely used to prevent premature births, works no better than a placebo at maintaining pregnancy after ... Read more...

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Common lung infection virus can trigger asthmatic symptoms in kids


October 22nd, 2008 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): American scientists have found that a common lung infection virus, which generally comes and goes without causing any long lasting impact on children, may actually hide in ... Read more...

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Amy Winehouse misses Rock En Seine festival due to illness


August 30th, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): English singer songwriter Amy Winehouse missed out on the three-day Rock En Seine festival in Paris, as she was ill and unable to travel.Winehouse, who was supposed ... Read more...

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New treatment could ease chronic lung disease in preterm babies


April 30th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Doctors at Medical College of Georgia physicians, including an Indian origin boffin, have suggested that a less traumatic way of delivering surfactant - a lung lubricant that ... Read more...

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