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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Prison smoking bans significantly reduce inmates’ risk of death from tobacco-related conditions such as cancer and heart disease, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed data from U.S. state prisons and found rates of smoking-related deaths among inmates were 9 percent lower in prisons with smoking bans, and 11 percent [...]
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — About one-third of children with viral infections severe enough to land them in the hospital end up with serious complications — such as pneumonia, seizures and brain swelling, a new study finds.
The study, reported online on Aug. 4 in Pediatrics, followed kids who had to [...]
FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although many parents worry about their children choking on small objects or toys, many overlook a common choking hazard: food.
Such was the case for 15-month-old Landon Jones who started to wheeze and cough after eating a handful of nuts.
“At the time, Landon had a cold so it was [...]
FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Patients with the progressive, deadly respiratory ailment known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a new weapon to battle the disease, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
The agency approved a new treatment, an inhaled spray called Striverdi Respimat (olodaterol) for COPD, the third leading [...]
WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For patients with asthma, just believing an odor is potentially harmful is enough to trigger airway inflammation for at least 24 hours, a new study indicates.
“It’s not just what you smell, but also what you think you smell,” study author Cristina Jaen, a physiologist at Monell Chemical Senses [...]