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Smokers may Develop Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

...ts a risk factor for COPD. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are components of COPD, which is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only top-10 killer that is increasing in frequency. The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, COPD will be the third-leading cause of death worldwide. ...

Katrina Evacuees Made To Remain In Toxic Air

... been linked to cancer and higher rates of asthma, bronchitis and allergies in children. One man in Slidell, La., was found dead in his trailer on June 27, 2006, after complaining about the formaldehyde fumes. In a conference call about the death, 28 officials from six agencies recommended that the circumstan...

Pubs Propose to Sell Nicotine Gum Patches

...would increase a non smoker's risk of lung cancer, bronchitis and asthma. Public Health Minister, Caroline Flint said "A smoke free England will see the single biggest improvement in public health for a generation." The Department of Health estimates that half of smokers will die of a smoking-related illness....

Allergic Individuals Should Keep Away from Cats, Say UK Scientists

...thmatic symptoms. People who have had asthmatic bronchitis as children in a household with pets, especially a cat, are at a high risk of developing allergies towards cats as they get older. Cat allergen is present on very small particles that readily become airborne when disturbed and are easily inhaled. ...

Right Treatment Could Cure Chronic Cough

...chool, Cendar Knolls, N.J. “In one study bacterial bronchitis was identified as the most common explanation for chronic cough in children, while asthma, GERD and UACS comprised less than 10 percent of the diagnosis. On the other hand, in another study, asthma was found to be the most common cause of chronic cou...

Retail Clinics Becoming Increasingly Popular in US

...someone because an ailment is too serious, such as bronchitis that's advanced to pneumonia, most clinics refer clients free of charge to a local doctor or emergency room. Clinic operators say they refer out about 10 per cent of clients. The first retail health clinic opened in 2000, and there are 300 in the U...

Inhaled Corticosteroids may Reduce Lung Cancer Risk

...ng diseases that interfere with breathing: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. An estimated 11 million adults suffer from COPD. Researchers followed a group of more than 10,000 mostly older male U.S. veterans with COPD who were treated in Veterans Affairs primary care clinics from 1996 to 2001. Of these, 517 we...

High Dose Inhaled Corticosteroid Use for COPD Could Cut Risk of Lung Cancer

...ed to suffer from COPD, which results from chronic bronchitis and emphysema, two inflammatory lung diseases that frequently co-exist and interfere with normal breathing. Smoking is the primary cause of COPD. “Tobacco smoke is a well-recognized stimulant of systemic and local inflammation and the role of infla...

High-dose Inhaled Corticosteroid Use for COPD Could Cut Risk of Lung Cancer

...ed to suffer from COPD, which results from chronic bronchitis and emphysema, two inflammatory lung diseases that frequently co-exist and interfere with normal breathing. Smoking is the primary cause of COPD. "Tobacco smoke is a well-recognized stimulant of systemic and local inflammation and the role of infla...

Higher Physical Activity Level Slows Lung Function Decline in Smokers

...122,283 Americans in 2003. It results from chronic bronchitis and emphysema, two lung diseases which frequently co-exist and cause obstruction to airflow that interferes with normal breathing. Smoking is the primary cause of COPD. Over the course of the 11-year study, 928 patients developed COPD. According to...

Air Pollution May Cause Heart Disease

...ing premature death, respiratory disorder, chronic bronchitis and decreased lung function. Source-IANS...

Children Living Near Roads are Prone to Lung Damages

...es away, putting them at greater risk from asthma, bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and weakens their sporting ability. James Gauderman, the lead author of the study, said: "Since lung development is nearly complete by age 18 years, an individual with a deficit at this time will probably...

UN Sends Medicine to Afghanistan

Responding to a rise in pneumonia, bronchitis and other acute respiratory infections in Afghanistan // following a wave of record cold temperatures there, the United Nations health agency is sending antibiotics for thousands of people and putting in place a system to protect many more from catch...

Statins Aid Survival in Lung Patients, Say Experts

...structive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes bronchitis and emphysema, is an incurable illnesses caused by smoking. It begins with a cough that leads to shortness of breath and difficulty breathing as it destroys the lungs. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates COPD will become the third-biggest...

Cough and Phlegm Cause Fourfold Increase in COPD Incidence

...122,283 Americans in 2003. It results from chronic bronchitis and emphysema, two lung diseases which frequently co-exist and cause obstruction to airflow that interferes with normal breathing. Smoking is the primary cause of COPD. “In a large international cohort of individuals from ages 20 to 44, the 10-year...

Scots Demand Best Quality Treatment For COPD As Christmas Gift

...s to a number of lung conditions including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The rate of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is higher in Scotland than the rest of the UK. Around 33,000 Scots are reported to suffer from COPD and it claims a life every two hours, which is more than the number of deat...

Lung Disease affects every fourth smoker

...t one in four long-term heavy smokers//. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema constitute COPD, which is the major cause of death across the globe. Cough, fatigue, shortness of breath and subsequent difficulty in breathing due to lung damage are the symptoms. The scientists at the Hvidovre Hospital in Denmark cond...

Vaccine for ear and sinus infections to be developed…

...nst childhood ear and sinus infections and several bronchitis cases in adults on Tuesday.// According to the r... sinus infections they are the No. 1 cause and for bronchitis in adults they are the No. 1 cause, but they do not invade the bloodstream and cause life-threatenin...

Exercise DVD Available For COPD Sufferers

...OPD includes a range of lung diseases like chronic bronchitis and emphysema. "Exercise is something that can really make a difference to the lives of people living with COPD, so I am delighted to be taking part in this project," Rippon said. "I hope it will raise awareness of the disease and that this simple ex...

Asthma Breath Test in Diagnosis of Chronic Cough

...tes. Asthma or probably non-asthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis is indicated by the abnormal scores. In these conditions, inflammation irritates the airway and triggers coughing in the patients. Inflammation can be reduced by corticosteroids and hence, cure this type of chronic cough. "Patients with a positiv...

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