mucus production

Doggy dust protects against respiratory infection: Study


June 25th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Dust found in a house with dogs may help protect children against a common respiratory virus linked to the development of asthma, says a new 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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Novel finding could lead to new therapies for asthma, COPD


January 28th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Scientists from a University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have demonstrated that a single "master switch" enzyme, known as aldose reductase, is key in producing excess mucous ... Read more...

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How swallowing worms can heal ulcerative colitis


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A man who swallowed worm eggs to relieve symptoms of ulcerative colitis has shed new light on how worms promote healing in the intestine.The study also identifies ... Read more...

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Pine bark extract naturally reduces hay fever symptoms


June 24th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Pycnogenol, an antioxidant plant extract derived from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, substantially reduces the symptoms of hay fever, a new study has shown.Hay fever ... Read more...

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Even mild lung condition reduces heart’s pumping ability


January 21st, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): A new American study has found that the common lung condition, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), brings down the heart's function even when the disorder shows no or ... 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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Heart patients to get a new drug


August 29th, 2008 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) Researchers are developing a new drug that will treat heart disease and angina without aggravating any underlying respiratory problems.The University of Nottingham researchers have already developed a molecule ... Read more...

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Women smokers at increased lung disease risk than men


January 3rd, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): Women who smoke a lot are at an increased risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a disabling breathing disorder including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, according to the ... Read more...

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