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Doctors More Likely to Prescribe Unneeded Antibiotics in the Afternoon

October 7, 2014

Doctors are more likely to prescribe unnecessary antibiotics for respiratory infections as the day progresses, a new study finds.


Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids

October 6, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exposure in pregnancy to a chemical commonly found in plastics and cans — known as bisphenol A, or BPA — may increase a child’s risk of breathing problems, researchers say.
In a study of nearly 400 pregnant women and their children, researchers found that each 10-fold [...]


Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says

September 23, 2014

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Fear of losing your job can increase the risk for developing asthma, according to a new European study.
The study involved more than 7,000 employed adults in Germany. Between 2009 and 2011, during the economic downturn in Europe, the workers answered questions about the respiratory disorder and also on [...]


Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns

September 22, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Coupled with worldwide marches demanding action on climate change, a new study warns that rising temperatures and altered weather patterns in the United States may soon exacerbate many existing health risks.
Heat stroke, cardiac arrest and other heat-related illnesses are expected to increase as the number [...]


Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study

September 16, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A combination drug therapy aimed at opening the airways and reducing inflammation appears to be the best treatment for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), especially those with asthma, a new study finds.
COPD patients who received a combination of long-acting beta agonists [...]


Tear Gas Health Effects May Last Weeks

September 11, 2014

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Tear gas can cause health problems that may last for weeks, and can also impact a wider area than targeted, two new studies find.
In one study, Turkish researchers surveyed 546 people in Turkey who inhaled tear gas during public protests in June 2013. They found that 80 percent [...]


Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds

August 21, 2014

New research reveals that, long ago, sea mammals may have played a role in the global spread of the infectious disease known as tuberculosis.


New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants

August 21, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug shows promise in treating respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading cause of pneumonia in infants, researchers report.
“We are finally making major progress in being able to treat human RSV infections — the world’s second leading cause of serious viral pneumonia, second only [...]


Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

August 20, 2014

By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although it’s extremely rare, colds, flu and other minor infections might trigger a strong but brief period of elevated risk for stroke in children, a new study suggests.
Just five out of 100,000 children a year have a stroke in the United States, said [...]


Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

August 19, 2014

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The weeks after a hospital discharge may be a great time to help smokers quit the habit, and one study suggests a particular program might help.
The program involved giving patients free quit-smoking drugs. It also included automated phone calls that helped them manage their medications, encouraged their efforts [...]



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