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Health News - Asthma/Respiratory

Community-acquired pneumonia can spread year-round
New research indicates that community-acquired pneumonia should not be regarded as a seasonal disease, as it occurs throughout all seasons; however, the pathogens that cause the condition are... (Medical News Today)

A third of asthma patients are misdiagnosed, study finds
New research from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Canada finds almost a third of adults recently diagnosed with asthma do not actually have it. (Medical News Today)

Nanoparticle exposure can awaken dormant viruses in the lungs
Nanoparticles from combustion engines can activate viruses that are dormant in in lung tissue cells. (Medical News Today)

Cleverly designed tuberculosis vaccine shows promise in mice
A clever new tuberculosis vaccine has shown promise in trials in mice. If it succeeds, it will be the first new TB vaccine in a century. (Medical News Today)

Rural Americans at higher risk of death from five leading causes
A new CDC study demonstrates that Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from five leading causes than their urban counterparts. (Medical News Today)

Why is asthma worse in black patients?
African Americans may be less responsive to asthma treatment and more likely to die from the condition, in part, because they have a unique type of airway inflammation, according to a study led by... (Medical News Today)

Heartburn pills in pregnancy may be linked to childhood asthma
Children born to mothers who take heartburn medication during pregnancy may have a greater risk of developing asthma, research suggests. (Medical News Today)

Reducing drug dosage, and hearing loss in TB patients without reducing efficacy
Aminoglycosides, recommended by the World Health Organization to treat multidrug resistant tuberculosis, cause hearing loss and kidney damage in a dose dependent manner. (Medical News Today)

Researcher turns 'SARS mask' into a virus killer
A University of Alberta engineering researcher has developed a new way to treat common surgical masks so they are capable of trapping and killing airborne viruses. (Medical News Today)

Investigators identify optimal conditions for growth of legionella bacteria
The bacteria that cause Legionnaire's disease grow well in warm tap water installations with ample dissolved organic matter - conditions that support the growth of biofilms. (Medical News Today)

High monthly vitamin D reduces respiratory infections, may increase falls for older adults
In people over the age of 65, acute respiratory infections - such as the common cold, influenza, or pneumonia - can lead to potentially life-threatening complications. (Medical News Today)

Breathing Exercises for People with COPD
COPD has no cure but it can be alleviated. Learn about what activities and types of breathing can aid people with COPD and how pulmonary rehab may help. (Medical News Today)

Fish oil during pregnancy may reduce risk of childhood asthma
New research may add to the existing list of omega-3 health benefits, as study investigates the effects of fish oil on childhood asthma. (Medical News Today)

COPD and Life Expectancy: What's the Outlook?
Learn about COPD and the different stages of COPD. Can the condition affect lifespan, how is COPD managed, and what lifestyle tips can help? (Medical News Today)

Dyspnea: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
Dyspnea involves a shortness of breath. Causes include illness, heart problems, and altitude. Find out what dyspnea is and how to reduce its impact. (Medical News Today)

Interleukin-1α causes people to choke on air
Scientists at the Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) at Osaka University, Japan have pinpointed a specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution. (Medical News Today)

COPD vs. Emphysema: What's the Difference?
What is COPD and what is emphysema? Learn about their causes and symptoms, when to see a doctor, how they are treated, and tips to manage them at home. (Medical News Today)

Ancient Chinese malaria remedy fights TB
A centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists and used to effectively treat malaria, has been found to potentially aid in the treatment of tuberculosis and may slow the... (Medical News Today)

Tuberculosis virulence factor identified, may be target for new drug
Scientists have discovered the mechanism that hijacks the immune system's response to tuberculosis, revealing an important new drug target for the disease that kills more than 1 million people each... (Medical News Today)

COPD - what causes the lungs to lose their ability to heal?
In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the patients' lungs lose their ability to repair damages on their own. (Medical News Today)

Computer model predicts potential impact of short-course therapy against multidrug-resistant TB
Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a computer simulation that helps predict under which circumstances a new short-course treatment regimen for drug-resistant tuberculosis could substantially... (Medical News Today)

Shisha tobacco smoking is increasing amongst university students - but manyunaware of its harms
Shisha tobacco smoking is increasing among university students in the UK and worldwide with many feeling it's more socially acceptable and less harmful than cigarette smoking - according to a study... (Medical News Today)

New app helps children with asthma overcome fear of inhalers
A new app which rewards children with asthma for using inhalers correctly by blowing away cartoon baddies could help them overcome their fear of breathing devices. (Medical News Today)

End-Stage COPD: Treatment and Outlook
What is COPD and what are the different stages? Learn about the symptoms and complications of COPD and the outlook for living with end-stage COPD. (Medical News Today)

Memory recall, fear response influenced by breathing
Breathing is not just necessary for oxygen. New research finds inhalation synchronizes brain activity linked to memory recall and fear response. (Medical News Today)

beclomethasone dipropionate inhaler (Qvar)
Title: beclomethasone dipropionate inhaler (Qvar)
Category: Medications
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/11/2017 (Medicine Net)

Kids' Asthma Flareups Fall Off After No-Smoking Laws
Title: Kids' Asthma Flareups Fall Off After No-Smoking Laws
Category: Health News
Created: 1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/10/2017 (Medicine Net)

Many Poor Asthma Sufferers Stuck in Settings That Make Their Disease Worse
Title: Many Poor Asthma Sufferers Stuck in Settings That Make Their Disease Worse
Category: Health News
Created: 1/4/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/4/2017 (Medicine Net)

Bronchodilators (Drug Class)
Title: Bronchodilators (Drug Class)
Category: Medications
Created: 12/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/28/2016 (Medicine Net)

Cured Meats Could Aggravate Asthma, Study Suggests
Title: Cured Meats Could Aggravate Asthma, Study Suggests
Category: Health News
Created: 12/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/21/2016 (Medicine Net)

Study Sees Link Between Insomnia, Asthma
Title: Study Sees Link Between Insomnia, Asthma
Category: Health News
Created: 12/9/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/9/2016 (Medicine Net)

Mice May Be Key to Kids' Asthma Attacks at School
Title: Mice May Be Key to Kids' Asthma Attacks at School
Category: Health News
Created: 12/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/5/2016 (Medicine Net)

ephedrine (oral)
Title: ephedrine (oral)
Category: Medications
Created: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/10/2016 (Medicine Net)

Advair Diskus, Advair HFA (fluticasone and salmeterol oral inhaler)
Title: Advair Diskus, Advair HFA (fluticasone and salmeterol oral inhaler)
Category: Medications
Created: 1/22/2002 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/7/2016 (Medicine Net)

Occupational Asthma
Title: Occupational Asthma
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 6/23/2010 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/1/2016 (Medicine Net)

Clean Home May Help Keep Kids' Asthma in Check
Title: Clean Home May Help Keep Kids' Asthma in Check
Category: Health News
Created: 10/31/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/31/2016 (Medicine Net)

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