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Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage

October 21, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two sisters in high school have developed ways to measure lung and heart damage.
Ilina and Medha Krishen use electronic stethoscopes, which electronically amplify body sounds, to listen for sounds of trouble in breathing patterns or heartbeats.
Ilina, a senior at Port Huron Northern High School in Michigan, wanted to [...]


Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant

October 21, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children of mothers exposed to high levels of traffic air pollution during pregnancy may be at increased risk for lung damage, according to a new study.
Researchers tested the lung function of 620 children in Spain when they were 4 years old. Their mothers’ exposure to the traffic air [...]


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 [...]



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