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That Lingering Cough Could Be Bronchitis

May 21, 2015

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — If you have a cold that lasts a long time or a persistent cough, you could have bronchitis and should see a doctor, a doctor says.
“We see a lot of cases of bronchitis at our immediate care centers,” said Dr. Khalilah Babino, an assistant professor of family Medicine […]


Breath-Holding Games Are Killing Swimmers, CDC Warns

May 21, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — As more adults and kids head to swimming pools, lakes and the ocean this Memorial Day weekend, U.S. health officials are warning about accidental drownings from underwater breath-holding games and exercises.
Whether as horseplay or part of swim training, “dangerous underwater breath-holding behaviors” can lead to […]


Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds

May 19, 2015

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Being poor and living in a rural area are two risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds.
COPD is a progressive and incurable lung condition that involves a combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It is often linked to smoking, and is the third […]


Smoking Makes a Comeback in Georgia Bars, Restaurants

May 14, 2015

THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — While the days of smoke-filled bars and restaurants made be a fading memory in many states, the number of venues where patrons can legally puff away are actually on the rise in Georgia, a new report finds.
Under current laws, restaurants and bars in Georgia can allow smoking if […]


Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery

May 14, 2015

THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests infants may recover better after some kinds of surgery if they receive local anesthesia — which only numbs part of the body — instead of being “knocked out” completely with general anesthesia.
Young patients who had local anesthesia were less likely to suffer from disrupted breathing […]


Do E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit? Expert Panel Says It’s Unclear

May 5, 2015

An influential U.S. panel of experts says there’s just not enough data to decide whether or not e-cigarettes can help smokers quit. For now, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends behavioral therapy and federally approved medications, such as nicotine replacement treatments.


Preteen Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Strength Over Time, CDC Finds

May 4, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A booster shot of the whooping cough vaccine that is given to preteens loses a large measure of effectiveness within a few years, new research reveals.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigation may help explain a recent surge in the number […]


Curbing School Bus Pollution Might Reduce Absences

April 29, 2015

WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Reducing diesel air pollution from school buses could lead to 14 million fewer student absences each year in the United States, a new study predicts.
Researchers followed 275 elementary school students in the state of Washington who rode on school buses. Air pollution from 188 school buses was measured […]


3D ‘Printout’ Device Keeps Very Ill Babies Breathing

April 29, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An implant created with a 3D printer has saved the lives of three baby boys near death from a rare airway disease.
University of Michigan researchers are calling the implant a “4D” device because they successfully engineered it to adapt to the children’s growth over time.
The […]


COPD Tied to Raised Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

April 29, 2015

WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is already the third leading cause of death in the world, and a new European study finds the respiratory illness might also raise a person’s odds for sudden cardiac death.
COPD is a progressive and incurable illness that involves a combination of emphysema and […]



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