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Drug May Make Breathing Easier for Millions

... drug appeared to be safer and better at improving breathing and at reducing infections and hospital visits than the best current treatment, researchers said. They were addressing scientists at the World Congress on Lung Health recently. The inhaled drug, Spiriva, could be available by the year 2002. And if i...

Brain death – How to cope with it

...ve who is still warm with no apparent injuries and breathing with the help of a ventilator can be brain dead, despite explanations from medical staff. However by witnessing tests to confirm that the patient is actually brain dead, the family and friends can be convinced about the futility of prolonging the lif...

New vaccine helps allergy and asthma patients

...and the asthmatic chest symptoms like coughing and breathing difficulties came down by 90%. For patients who have been suffering chronically with no clear-cut cure in sight this study has opened a lot of new options to get on with life. By helping in reducing both symptoms and the treatment aspects this wonde...

Individuals with sleep related breathing disorders more prone to heart disease

...a disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. Most individuals may have less severe sleep related breathing problem that may go unrecognized. These sleep disturbances are more conmen in men and those who are ...

New vaccine helps allergy and asthma patients

...and the asthmatic chest symptoms like coughing and breathing difficulties came down by 90%. For patients who have been suffering chronically with no clear-cut cure in sight this study has opened a lot of new options to get on with life. By helping in reducing both symptoms and the treatment aspects this wonde...

New FDA Approved Drug NATRECOR For Heart Failure Patients

...ically engineered drug called NATRECOR to ease the breathing of hospitalized congestive heart failure patients. Congestive heart failure is a condition // in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body's other organs. Most of the patients with congestive heart failure suffer flare-u...

Voice may be improved by surgery

.... One solution for sleep apnoea - a disorder where breathing stops many times during the night - is to remodel the nasal and throat cavity through surgery. Often the problem is that the uvula - a flap of tissue at the top of the throat obstructs night-time breathing.// If the uvula is trimmed - in an operati...

Sleep apnoea increases post-operative risks

...tients with sleep apnoea, and 70 with normal sleep breathing patterns, all of whom were having hip or knee replacements. They found that 20% in the sleep apnoea group had complications after the operation, compared to nine per cent in the control group.he anaesthetics, sedatives and painkillers used around sur...

Health at heights

...sses until the sufferer loses consciousness, their breathing comes close to stopping and the pulse is extremely...oxygen regardless of how much is available, so the breathing rate increases to compensate - even when the body is at rest. Altitude itself also has negative ef...

Gas Masks Don't Always Fit an Emergency

...cs who get to a disaster first is a self-contained breathing apparatus, which has its own oxygen canister, good for about a half-hour of breathing time. First responders also wear impermeable clothing designed to protect from agents that penetrat...

Snoring could be a warning

...rom Umea University in Sweden have discovered that breathing problems that cause snoring may be a risk factor. ...noring and the high blood pressure by giving women breathing masks attached to a machine that kept their airways open while they were asleep. Lincolnshire GP Dr ...

A way to calm the heart rhythm

...the respiration rate. Just by practising yoga, any breathing exercise and reciting the Rosary respiration rate ...searchers at the University of Cleavland, recorded breathing rates during normal talking and recitation of the Rosary in 15 healthy adults. They also carried out...

Air pollution may raise risk of lung cancer

...k to point out that the increased cancer risk from breathing particulate pollution is only a tiny fraction of the increased risk from smoking. "This means, over the long run, your lungs and heart are experiencing damage equal to what you would get if you were living with a smoker, even if you are not," says st...

A unique factor in breathing disorder

...companied by snoring and the person actually stops breathing many times in the night. Lack of oxygen to tissues...rtain facial characteristics make sleep-disordered breathing more likely, by causing collapse of the tissue at the back of the throat. They studied 50 patients w...

Blood test diagnoses heart failure in short time

...ressed heart muscle can quickly sort out whose bad breathing is caused by heart failure, which occurs when the heart cannot pump forcefully enough. The test, called Triage, is already used by about 500 U.S. hospitals. It measures levels of a protein called B-type natriuretic peptide, which is often greatly ele...

Heart Drug has grave side effects

...hronic, but patients can develop severe attacks of breathing difficulty that require hospitalization. Dr. Ann ... Known chemically as nesiritide, the drug improved breathing and blood flow, and appeared to work more quickly than intravenous nitroglycerin. Dr. Michael Cuffe...

Sleep apnoea linked to surgical risks

...tients with sleep apnoea, and 70 with normal sleep breathing patterns, all of whom were having hip or knee replacements. They found that 20% in the sleep apnoea group had complications after the operation, compared to nine per cent in the control group.he anaesthetics, sedatives and painkillers used around sur...

Caffeine reduces infant blood flow

...apnea is a condition characterized by cessation in breathing and sometimes occurs in premature infants. However, there is a growing concern over caffeine's effects on a baby's circulatory system.// Researchers in Texas analyzed the effects of caffeine on cardiac output, specifically studying the effects on ar...

Altitude sickness connected to genes

...higher than 8,000 feet. It is a potentially deadly breathing disorder, causing fluid in the lungs, weakness, rapid heartbeats and difficulty breathing. The researchers say death occurs in 40 percent of people who are not treated or moved to a lower altitude. Researchers from Japan report on a genetic variatio...

Air pollution hits heart patients during exercise

Atmospheric pollution affects the normal breathing functions. Exposure to atmospheric pollution causes decreased oxygen supply to the heart muscle during exercise in those with heart problems. There have been many studies linking exposure to air pollution// with both heart disease and lung problems.B...

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