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A University of Maryland School of Public Health study shows that extreme heat and heavy rainfall are associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for asthma patients in Maryland.
scientists asthma treatment study
Researchers have identified a biological pathway that may play a direct role in human asthma and airway hyper-responsiveness.
YKL-40 COPD
Patients with acute exacerbations of COPD had elevated YKL-40 levels, which suggests glycoprotein may have a pathogenic role in the disease, according to a study.
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Britain's leading physician organization has concluded that the nicotine-delivery devices are more likely to benefit, rather than harm, public health, and urged cigarette smokers to switch to the products.
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One in six infants and toddlers admitted to a Colorado hospital with coughing, wheezing and other symptoms of bronchiolitis tested positive for marijuana exposure.
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The campaign will target lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young adults ages 18-24, who are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as other young adults.
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Teva's ProAir RespiClick (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder is approved to treat bronchospasm in children 4 to 11 years of age with asthma and prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm.
tobacco smoke child
New research reveals that children who live with smokers may end up in the doctor's office or hospital more frequently than kids not exposed to tobacco smoke.
COPD anxiety
University of Toronto researchers show that levels of anxiety are up to three times higher in older adults with COPD than in patients without the condition.
teen smoking study
A study on teen smoking habits shows that a majority of young smokers do not light up every day and many smoke only a few cigarettes on the days they do smoke.
tropical influenza map
A recently presented study indicates that countries in the tropics and subtropics can be grouped into eight geographical zones despite varying patterns of seasonal influenza activity.
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A physical therapy program of 7 to 10 days notably improved the quality of life in COPD patients in a recent study.
flu shot timing
New research suggests that flu shots may be more effective when people get them in the morning as opposed to the afternoon.
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Increased susceptibility to airway bacteria caused by an immune system defect may explain why patients with COPD experience persistent lung inflammation and disease progression even after they stop smoking.
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Research has not shown a strong case for telemedicine as a means to improve quality of life for patients with COPD, says a new article in the International Journal of COPD.
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As World Asthma Day (May 3) approaches, experts outline the growing problem of asthma and lung diseases as a result of air pollution.
oral asthma tablet
In a recent study, immunotherapy tablets for dust mite allergy reduced the risk of an attack in individuals with moderate to severe asthma.
influenza vaccine effectiveness study
New research shows higher levels of antibody against a neuraminidase, a flu surface protein, are better predictors of protection against flu infection and its side effects.
e-cigarette health regulations
International tobacco control experts are prompting FDA regulators to have a more "open-minded" perspective in regards to regulating vaporized nicotine products, including e-cigarettes.
yale premiebreathe
PremieBreathe, a portable infant respiratory device, is being developed by students at Yale University to help treat premature infants in the developing world.