respiratory and critical care medicine

Snorers at higher risk of dying from cancer


May 21st, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) Mild snorers have a negligible risk of dying from cancer, but doubles in moderate cases and shoots up to nearly five times in case of severe ... Read more...

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Hormone may help reverse serious pulmonary condition


September 16th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) The hormone estrogen may help reverse pulmonary hypertension, which mainly affects women, research shows.It is a rare and serious condition that causes a progressive increase in ... Read more...

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Novel approach shows great potential in reducing mortality from flu


April 23rd, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A new approach by researchers has shown 'great potential to reduce the morbidity and mortality from flu'.A research on mice has shown that the pulmonary administration of granulocyte ... Read more...

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Inhaled corticosteroid therapy helps reduce pneumonia mortality


April 16th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): An analysis has indicated that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are hospitalized for pneumonia and treated with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) have decreased mortality when compared ... 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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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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Asthma patients have garden mould growing in lungs


December 16th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS) A common garden mould that causes an allergic reaction in asthmatics actually grows in many patients' lungs. The discovery was made during research into the impact of the ... 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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Paracetamol doubles teens’ chances of getting asthma


August 15th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Teenagers who take paracetamol regularly more than double their chances of getting asthma, says a study. A study of more than 300,000 teenagers, aged 13 and 14 years, ... Read more...

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Use of Paracetamol may double asthma risk in teens


August 14th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that even monthly use of the drug acetaminophen may more than double risk of asthma in adolescents compared to those who use none ... Read more...

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Use of acetaminophen may double asthma risk in teens


August 14th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that even monthly use of the drug acetaminophen may more than double risk of asthma in adolescents compared to those who use none ... Read more...

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Teenagers may develop asthma by taking paracetamol


August 14th, 2010 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Teenagers could double their risk of developing asthma by taking paracetamol, a widely used over-the-counter pain reliever, even once a month, scientists in New Zealand have said. Adolescents who ... Read more...

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Stem cell therapy may help fight deadly infection


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A study suggests that commonly used type of bone marrow stem cell may be able to help treat sepsis, a deadly condition that can occur when an infection ... Read more...

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Exposure to fungus in homes may cause severe asthma attacks in some


June 24th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Researchers have found that exposure to high levels of fungus may increase the risk of severe asthma attacks among people with certain chitinase gene variants."We found that the ... Read more...

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Stem cells could save lives in lung damage


June 19th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 19 (IANS) For the first time, Australian researchers have found a type of stem cell that could prove crucial in reducing injury and scarring in the lung and even generate ... Read more...

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Possible link between sleep-disordered breathing, cardiovascular disease found


June 15th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Researchers have long known that sleep-disordered breathing is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD), but had no clue as to why. Now a possible link has been established.Researcher ... Read more...

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Sleep apnea ups stroke risk


April 8th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Obstructive sleep apnea more than doubles the risk of stroke in men, according to a new study's results.The common disorder, in which the upper airway is intermittently narrowed ... Read more...

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Now, urine test to differentiate between dangerous, safe snoring


January 10th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 10 (ANI): A simple urine test can now help differentiate between dangerous and safe snoring.Researchers at the University of Chicago conducted a study on 90 children referred to a clinic ... 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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How air pollution, cigarette smoke trigger coughing


November 24th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): Researchers have found how environmental irritants, such as air pollution and cigarette smoke, trigger coughing.In a study conducted by experts from Imperial College London and the University of ... Read more...

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Smoking mums-to-be putting future generations at increased health risk


August 25th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Mums-to-be who smoke are not only putting their unborn child at increased health risk but future generations also, according to a new study.Researchers at the Keck School of ... Read more...

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Smoking ‘ups active TB risk’


August 24th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Smoking increases the risk of developing active tuberculosis (TB) disease, according to a new study.The research analysed data from nearly 17,000 individuals in Taiwan as part of Taiwan's ... Read more...

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Safe ozone levels can be unhealthy for lungs


July 24th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Ozone levels deemed safe can be taxing for healthy lungs, according to new research. "The National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone was recently revised to set lower ... Read more...

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Severe COPD linked to cognitive impairment


July 8th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine has shown that severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with lower cognitive function in older ... Read more...

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Inhibiting nicotine receptors may double survival time for lung cancer patients


June 9th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Conducting experiments on mice, a team of Italian researchers have suggested that in a lung cancer treatment that inhibits nicotine receptors may help double survival time.Writing about ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to asthmatic severity in kids


April 23rd, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Vitamin D deficiency can exacerbate asthmatic symptoms in children, says a new study.They study led by Dr Juan Celedon, Dr. P.H. and Dr Augusto Litonjua, of Harvard Medical ... Read more...

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Bigger your waistline, greater the tax on lungs


March 6th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) There's more bad news for people who carry oodles of fat around their waists: Not only is it associated with diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease and but also ... Read more...

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Rising global temperature may increase hospitalizations for respiratory problems


February 21st, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 21 (ANI): Experts have warned that high temperatures resulting from global climate change may increase hospitalisations for respiratory problems. This warning is based on an analysis of data from ... Read more...

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Global warning spells increased hospitalisations for respiratory problems


February 20th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) High summer temperatures, pushed higher by global climate change, may increase hospitalisations for respiratory problems, according to an analysis of data from 12 European cities from Dublin to ... Read more...

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Weight loss can cure obstructive sleep apnea


February 9th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) Losing weight could be the most effective way of reducing obstructive sleep apnea or OSA symptoms and associated disorders, says a new study.Weight loss may not be ... Read more...

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Extensively drug-resistant TB deadlier than previously thought


November 6th, 2008 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is increasingly common and deadlier than previously thought. The study compared patients with XDR-TB to individuals with ... Read more...

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Gene-based blood test can improve evaluation of cystic fibrosis patients


October 25th, 2008 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 25 (ANI): National Jewish Health researchers have come up with a simple blood test that can measure cystic fibrosis patients response to therapy more accurately and quickly than current ... Read more...

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Why common colds are so terribly annoying


October 24th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 24 (ANI): A team of researchers have found that the human rhinovirus (HRV), which causes 30 to 50 per cent of common colds, can manipulate the hosts genes to ... Read more...

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Rhinovirus infection in childhood increases asthma odds 10-fold


October 2nd, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Infants who experience viral respiratory illnesses with wheezing are 10 times as likely to develop asthma later.Using new molecular techniques to identify different viruses, researchers have pinpointed the ... Read more...

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Indian-origin researcher unveils gene behind debilitating lung disease


September 13th, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 13 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has unveiled a gene that acts as a "master switch" to turn on numerous antioxidant ... Read more...

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