lung function

e-cigarettes damaging lungs?


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Sep 3 (IANS) Electronic cigarettes, touted as a safer substitute for cigarettes, could turn out to be a remedy worse than the disease and end up damaging the lungs, ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to pollution harmful for kids


May 21st, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Prenatal exposure to air pollution through the mother can be especially serious for asthmic children, says a new study. Researchers looked at several pollutants, including carbon ... Read more...

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Euthanasia squads offer death by delivery


March 4th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) A controversial mobile euthanasia programme has been launched in the Netherlands, sending specialised teams door-to-door to help patients end their lives, The Independent reported.The project, which ... Read more...

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Asthmatic women risk unborn child’s health


February 20th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) Many pregnant asthmatic women, who may be remiss in using the right medication, may end up risking the health of their unborn child, a study ... Read more...

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Protein shows promise in treating smoker’s diseases


January 16th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) caused by excessive smoking is characterized by blockage or narrowing of airways in the lungs. Researchers identified the protein SAA as ... Read more...

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Cyclists at higher risk from inhaled soot


September 26th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Cyclists in cities inhale more black carbon than pedestrians -- and this may damage their lungs, evidence shows.Automobiles discharge a huge quantity of soot or black ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for asthma, other lung disorders identified


April 18th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): A researcher has discovered a molecule's previously unknown role as a major trigger for airway remodeling, which impairs lung function, making the molecule a promising therapeutic target for ... Read more...

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Starting periods before the age of 10 ups risk of lung complaints in future


April 6th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): A new study has found that women who suffer from asthma or poor lung function as adults generally started their periods at the age of 10 or before."Adult ... Read more...

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Playing harmonica may improve lung function in pediatric patients


April 3rd, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Playing the harmonica is a new program which is being used at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, to improve breathing in pediatric patients with asthma and pneumonia and ... Read more...

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Viral infection unlikely to advance deadly lung disease


February 27th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A study conducted by researchers from the U.S., Korea and Japan has found that acute viral infection is not a primary cause of acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary ... Read more...

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Cigarette smoking ups production of mucus in patients with bronchitis


February 18th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers in New Mexico has revealed that cigarette smoking is linked with overproduction of mucus - a symptom of chronic bronchitis.The study has ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to reduced lung function


February 1st, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A University of Cincinnati College of Medicine study has linked Vitamin D deficiency with reduced lung function.The research shows that vitamin D deficiency is prevalent among patients with ... Read more...

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Chinese who ran microblog on his cancer battle dead


February 1st, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 1 (IANS) "I am gone. I will see you in the next life" - this was the last post of a Beijing resident who used his microblog to detail his ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency alters lung structure and function


January 29th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Vitamin D deficiency has been shown to alter lung structure and function in a new study in young mice.The new study, conducted by researchers in Australia, offers ... Read more...

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Asthmatic kids experience premature loss of lung function later in life


January 19th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have found that severe asthma in early childhood may lead to premature loss of lung function during adolescence and more serious ... Read more...

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Smoking around 4 or 5-yr-olds could raise their BP


January 11th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that kindergartners whose parents smoke have higher blood pressure than those with non-smoking parents.The study is the first to show that breathing tobacco ... Read more...

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New tool to predict killer syndrome in lung transplant patients


December 31st, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): Scientists at University of Michigan have developed a new tool that could prevent a debilitating, fatal condition that causes scar tissue to build up in the lungs and ... Read more...

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Novel drug may benefit cystic fibrosis patients


December 18th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with normal to mildly impaired lung function may benefit from a new investigational drug designed to help prevent formation of ... Read more...

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COPD could be an auto-immunity problem


November 20th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has found that moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could be an auto-immunity problem.The researchers from Spain studied the presence of auto-antibodies in ... Read more...

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Drug targets defective protein that causes cystic fibrosis


November 18th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): A new small study has shown that an investigational drug targeting a defective protein that causes cystic fibrosis (CF) can improve lung function.The investigational drug, VX-770, appeared to ... Read more...

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Long-term air pollution exposure ‘ups risk of severe COPD’


October 20th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Researchers in Denmark say that long-term exposure to low-level air pollution may increase the risk of severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)."We found significant positive associations between levels ... 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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New bacterial foe in cystic fibrosis identified


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Measuring the health status of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients would now get easier as researchers have found that exacerbations in CF are linked to chronic infection with a ... Read more...

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Genetic ancestry has no effect on asthma response in African Americans


September 28th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): Genetic ancestry has no role to play in how African American patients with asthma respond to medication, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study.Researchers found that improved ... Read more...

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Diabetes could harm lungs just like smoking


August 3rd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): People with diabetes may have impaired lung function, which is similar to the impairment found in smokers, according to a recent study.Researchers from The Netherlands conducted a ... Read more...

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New fluorescent biosensor to aid drug development


July 30th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Carnegie Mellon researchers have come up with a new fluorescent biosensor that could aid in the development of an important class of drugs that target a crucial class ... Read more...

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Smoking plus exposure to wood smoke increases risk of COPD


July 16th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): If you are a smoker and regularly exposed to wood smoke then you are four times higher at risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other pulmonary ... Read more...

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Living near a road is bad for your health


June 27th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 27 (ANI): A new study has revealed that children living within 500 metres of a major road or freeway are more prone to developing asthma, while adults face an increased ... Read more...

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Online self-management tool for asthmatics


June 10th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): An online self-management tool may benefit people suffering from asthma.In a study, it has been shown to significantly improve asthmatics ability to reduce their symptoms.Researchers tested the ... Read more...

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Professional Gamers’ bodies are like 60-year-old chain smokers


June 9th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
A new research by Dr. Dominic Micklewright has revealed that gamers' bodies can be compared with that of a 60 year old chain smoker. That can be very scary, but is it ... Read more...

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PC Gamers’ Bodies Look Like 60 Year Old Chain Smokers


June 9th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
In today’s world, when information technology is turning increasingly hi-tech, with each passing day, most of the youths have forgotten what outdoor games are and prefer computer games. But the fact, ... Read more...

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Computer gamers ‘have reactions of pilots but chain smokers’ bodies’


June 8th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): Professional computer gamers are so good at their job that their reactions match that of fighters pilots'. However, on the downside, their bodies are like that of 60-year-old ... Read more...

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Mediterranean diet cuts asthma risk in kids


June 3rd, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
London, June 3 (ANI): Children who eat a diet rich in fruit, vegetables and fish have a lower risk of asthma and wheezing, scientists have found.However, eating three or more burgers a ... Read more...

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Intense exercise ‘can produce asthma-like symptoms even in healthy kids’


May 19th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Heavy exercise can provoke the onset of temporary lung problems and other symptoms typically associated with asthma in children who are not actually asthmatic, according to a new ... 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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