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Gene Variation Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer

...ssue-damaging substances like silica and asbestos, inhaled into the lungs, has also been shown to increases lung cancer risk. Inflammation has long been thought to be a factor in many cancers, including lung cancer, and could provide an explanation how damage to lung tissue leads to cancer, Engels said. Kn...

Two In One Drug For Smokers And Drinkers

...eceptors in the brain that nicotine binds to, when inhaled in cigarette smoke, an action that leads to the re...ain's pleasure centers. Taking the drug blocks any inhaled nicotine from enhancing that effect. Varenicline has been available as a smoking cessation aid for ...

Patients Taking Inhaled Steroids may Develop Pneumonia

...y Disease (COPD) are increasingly being prescribed inhaled corticosteroids to control exacerbations of the di...ohort of patients with COPD, we found that current inhaled corticosteroid use was associated with a significant 70 percent increase in the risk of being hospit...

US Trying Hard to Provide Proper Treatment for Wounded Soldiers

...ollapsing buildings, flying debris, heat, burns or inhaled gases and vapors. "Many of these you can't see on an X-ray," such as glass shards that can cause internal bleeding, Scott said. In prior wars, one of every five to seven troops surviving a war-related wound had a traumatic brain injury, the milit...

Inhaled Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes Shows Mixed Results

...ood. They can use short-acting injected insulin or inhaled insulin. The review examined several clinical issues surrounding the use of inhaled insulin by patients with type 2 diabetes. It looked at how inhaled insulin compares to injected insu...

Research Reveals Way to Speed Up Treatment of Deadly Malignant Hyperthermia

...sorder of the muscle that is triggered by specific inhaled anesthetics or succinylcholine and can result in a severely high body temperature. Affected individuals usually appear normal and have no functional difficulties in everyday life. However, when these individuals receive anesthesia for surgery or s...

Vaporisers Make Marijuana Safe for Medicinal Use Compared to Smoking

...as burning them, while avoiding the harmful toxins inhaled through smoking it. The results of the pilot study are significant because marijuana is used medicinally as a pain reliever for multiple-sclerosis sufferers, for treating glaucoma, for stimulating appetite in AIDS patients, and as an anti-nausea ag...

Smokeless Cannabis Delivery Device Found Efficient and Less Toxic

...ker for the many other combustion-generated toxins inhaled when smoking. The plasma concentrations of THC were comparable at all strengths of cannabis between smoking and vaporization. Smoking increased CO levels as expected, but there was little or no increase in CO levels after inhaling from the vaporiz...

Drug Treatment Slows Decline in Lung Function in COPD Patients

...-acting beta2-agonist salmeterol (Serevent) or the inhaled corticosteroid fluticasone propionate (Flovent) alone also had less of a decline in lung function than those receiving the placebo, but the decline was smaller than with the combined salmeterol/fluticasone propionate treatment. The study also found...

UCLA Imaging Study Reveals How Pure Oxygen Harms the Brain

...brains of 14 healthy children, ages 8 15, as they inhaled 100 percent oxygen through a mouthpiece, and monit...vealed dramatic differences. "When the children inhaled pure oxygen, their breathing quickened, resulting in the rapid exhalation of carbon dioxide from the...

Rise in Cigarette Use may Elucidate Asthma Epidemic in Children

... with asthma. Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) inhaled accidentally by non-smokers has an elevated concen...ration of some poisonous substances than the smoke inhaled by smokers, such as carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. Children breathe more air than adults and ha...

Obese People More Prone to Severe Persistent Asthma

...ork, used more rescue inhaler medications and used inhaled steroids to control asthma. "There have been a number of studies on obesity and asthma prevalence, but until now there has been little data on obesity and asthma severity," Taylor said. "We had enough data to adjust for other factors, such as g...

Combo Therapy may Be Highly Beneficial in Asthma Control

...n of two proven asthma medications budesonide, an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), and formoterol, a rapid and ...th mild-to-moderate asthma previously treated with inhaled corticosteroids. Patients were randomised to receive treatment with two inhalations with SYMBICORT 8...

Use of Inhaled Steroids on Daily Basis may Not Control Childhood Asthma

...rens Hospital in Boston suggests that daily use of inhaled steroids may not be enough to control asthma in so... that over a period of one-year, children who used inhaled steroid consistently were 20 per cent less likely to report having well-controlled asthma in compari...

Asthma can Be Checked, Experts are Confident

...e chances of asthma attacks. The development of inhaled corticosteroids has revolutionized asthma treatmen...ated with anti-inflammatory medication, preferably inhaled corticosteroids and bronchodilators. Acute or severe asthma attacks may require hospitalization, adm...

Inhaled Insulin Study Moves Ahead

...tion (SC) in one period, and 6.5 milligrams of the inhaled insulin microspheres, called recombinant human ins...ompare favorably with that observed for many other inhaled insulin preparations, even though the standard type of inhaler used in this study was not optimized ...

Timing – Crucial for Asthma Drugs to Wor

...e preventive medicines on a regular basis, such as inhaled steroids, will take them between 3:00 and 5:30 in the afternoon.The vast majority will take them when -- and if -- they remember to take them." Berger and Martin have explained the importance of regularity with allergy medications. In order to reme...

Alarming Rise of Methamphetamine Use Among Australian Youth

...clear chunky crystals resembling ice, which can be inhaled by smoking, is referred to as “ice,” “crystal,” “glass,” and “tina.” Methamphetamine is taken orally, intranasally (snorting the powder), by needle injection, or by smoking. Abusers may become addicted quickly, needing higher doses and more often...

Inhaled Corticosteroids may Reduce Lung Cancer Risk

Taking inhaled corticosteroids may lower the risk of lung cancer ...nary disease (COPD), a study says//. Actually the inhaled corticosteroids are medications that are approved for use in the United States for tackling asthma s...

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

...r, researchers found that regular use of high dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) lowered the risk of developi... the data at present are certainly not definitive, inhaled corticosteroids deserve further consideration for lung cancer chemoprevention. Adequately powered, p...

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