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Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Announces Commendation Program to Honor Sleep Physicians Who Work with Dentists to Manage Sleep Breathing Disorders

Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC has developed a section at SnoringIsntSexy.com to commend those sleep physicians and sleep centers who work with member dentists to recommend and refer those patients who have failed CPAP treatment, those who cannot tolerate CPAP therapy, and those who prefer oral applianc...

AirWare, Inc., Maker of Brez(R) Premium Breathing Aids Offers Tips for Safely and Soundly Springing Ahead During the Switch to Daylight Savings Time

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- AirWare, Inc., maker of Brez premium nasal breathing aids, the first commercially available device for inside the nose that is clinically proven to reduce snoring and increase overall sleep quality for the bed partner, today released five tips to help con...

DRE AV-S Ventilator Now Has Multiple Spontaneous Breathing Modes

DRE, a premier surgical and medical equipment supplier, now sells its DRE Integra AV-S with a ventilator that features SIMV and SMMV; both support modes can be utilized as patients attempt to breathe spontaneously. (Vocus) March 3, 2009 -- DRE, Inc. , which was recently...

Brez(R), the First Over-the-Counter, Intranasal Breathing Aid Clinically Proven to Reduce Primary Snoring, Debuts in Rite Aid Pharmacies

Data Show Significant Reduction In Snoring Events, Increase in Sleep Quality For Bed Partner SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- AirWare, Inc., maker of Brez premium nasal breathing aids, the first commercially available device for inside the nose clinically proven to reduce snoring an...

Sleep disordered breathing and obesity: Independent effects, causes

Sleep Apnea Linked to Insulin Resistance, Independent of Obesity In a study that addressed the issue of insulin sensitivity with respect to sleep disordered breathing (SDB), Naresh Punjabi, M.D., Ph.D. sought to examine the relationship between SDB and insulin resistance using the best tools ...

Vicks VapoRub Linked to Infant Breathing Problems

Misuse may cause respiratory distress, researchers say; company says product is safe TUESDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The popular cold remedy Vicks VapoRub may cause airway inflammation that can restrict breathing in infants and toddlers, a new study says. Doctors at Wake Forest...

Shortness of Breath? Stronger Lungs for Better Breathing (100% Drug Free)

MIAMI, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Expand-A-Lung(TM) Breathing Resistance Exerciser was selected the #1 choice of the L.A. Times for breathing fitness training. Jorge Brouwer, inventor of the most compact (4-inches) breathing exerciser, manufactures and markets the easy to use "Expand-A-Lung(TM)."...

OHSU Cancer Institute researchers study breathing during radiation

PORTLAND, Ore. Oregon Health & Science University researchers have determined exactly how much breathing affects prostate movement during radiation treatment. The results of this research are being presented from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the 50th annual American Society for Therapeutic Ra...

Assisted Breathing Eases Lung Symptoms for Heart Patients

But it doesn't improve death rates, study finds WEDNESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Assisted breathing improves the symptoms of patients whose lungs fill with water because of a weak heartbeat, but it doesn't reduce death rates, a new British study shows. The study found no signif...

The breathing lifeline that comes at a price

The ventilators on an intensive care ward of a hospital offer a vital lifeline to the sickest and most vulnerable patients, providing the oxygen that keeps them alive when they are unable to breathe for themselves. However, the use of these machines can come at a price every year thousands of ...

Some Iraq War Vets Suffer Breathing Problems

Many cases linked to sulfur mine fire near Mosul in 2003 WEDNESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. soldiers exposed to a blazing sulfur mine fire near Mosul, Iraq, in 2003 returned home with a debilitating breathing disorder that affects the small airways of the lung. But doctors w...

Draeger Introduces the AirBoss Series Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Approved to: NFPA 1981, 2007 Standards

PITTSBURGH, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The AirBoss self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), designed by Draeger Safety, subsidiary of Draegerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, meets the new tough NFPA 1982, 2007 standards for the harsh environments that face fire fighters everyday. (Photo: http://www.newscom...

JCSM: A high frequency of sleep-related breathing disorders in hospitalized patients

WESTCHESTER, Ill. There is a high frequency of sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD) in hospitalized patients referred for polysomnography (PSG), also known as an overnight sleep test, especially in patients with underlying cardiopulmonary disease, according to a study published in the April 1...

NIH Asthma Guidelines Will Leave Sufferers Breathing Easier This Spring

Guidelines Emphasize Importance of Allergy Testing to Control Chronic Condition PORTAGE, Mich., March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergy and asthma specialists from around the country will gather this week to begin implementing The National Asthma Education and Preventio...

Heavy traffic makes breathing a burden in children

Exposure to traffic pollution may increase respiratory problems and reduce lung volumes in children with asthma, according to researchers who studied the effects of road and traffic density on childrens lung function and respiratory symptoms in the border town of Ciudad Juarez in Mexico. Our re...

Elective Caesareans Raise Risk of Breathing Problems in Newborns

Chance of trouble was 2 to 4 times greater than with vaginal delivery, emergency C-sections WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Infants delivered by elective Caesarean section are up to four times more likely to have breathing problems than babies born vaginally or by emergency C-section, sa...

Radiology Support Devices Introduces New Breathing Phantom System

LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiology Support Devices (RSD), a global leader of anthropomorphic phantoms and related products for Radiology, Radiation Therapy and Nuclear Medicine announced its new Breathing Phantom designed for radiation therapy quality assurance at the 49th a...

Childhood sleep-disordered breathing disproportionately affects obese and African-Americans

Alexandria, VA As the obesity epidemic grows in the U.S., doctors are discovering more and more far reaching health concerns for overweight children. Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), which can include various sleep behaviors ranging in severity from snoring to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), disp...

MSA's Next-Generation Breathing Apparatus for Firefighters First to Receive Full NFPA Approval

Air Mask and Integrated PASS Device Provide New Levels of Protection PITTSBURGH, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA ), the world's leading developer of sophisticated safety equipment, today announced that its FireHawk M7 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) has been cert...

Cardiac arrhythmias are often accompanied by sleep-disordered breathing

Breathing during sleep is often impaired in patients with atrial fibrillation. In the current edition of Deutsches rzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2009; 106(10): 164-70), Thomas Bitter and his coauthors from the Ruhr University in Bochum investigate how often sleep-disordered breathin...

High Blood-Pressure Patients Can See Improvement Through Guided Breathing

Simple Technique is 82% Effective in Lowering High Blood Pressure Naturally. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 14, 2008 -- Green Line, LLC, a company that specializes in all-natural life improvement products, announced the release of its latest health series, Lower Blood Pr...

Computer Program Helps COPD Patients Monitor Breathing

It helped to reduce air trapped in the lungs during exercise, researchers find FRIDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- A computer program may help people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) gain better control over their breathing and breathe more efficiently, according to U...

Papworth Breathing Technique Cuts Asthma Symptoms by a Third

A sequence of breathing and relaxation exercises known as the Papworth method has been shown to reduce asthma symptoms by a third by the first randomised controlled trial to investigate the technique, which is published online ahead of print in Thorax. Eighty five people with mild asthma w...

Ammonia Gas Leaks from Plant, Causes Breathing Problems

Ammonia gas leaked from the state-owned Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore (FACT) plant at Ambalmugal near here late Thursday, causing breathing problems among local residents. The factory said later the leak had been rectified. FACT officials said the leak was detected around 8 p.m. and...

Marijuana Worsens Breathing Problems in Current Smokers

Marijuana worsens breathing problems in current cigarette smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference. The study found that among people 40 and older, smokers were two-and-a-half t...

Sleep-related Breathing Disorder may Affect Premature Infants

According to a research abstract that will be presented Monday at SLEEP 2007, a sleep-related breathing disorder among infants and toddlers born prematurely occurs earlier than expected in this population, and at higher rates than among full-term infants. The study, authored by Hawley E. M...

Breast-feeding may Protect Against Childhood Sleep-related Breathing Disorder

A research has revealed that breastfeeding may provide long-term protection against the incidence or severity of a childhood SRBD (sleep-related breathing disorder). The study, conducted by Hawley E. Montgomery-Downs, PhD, of West Virginia University, focused on the parents of those childr...

Habitual Consumption of Alcohol Linked With Sleep-related Breathing Disorder in Men

Increased usual alcohol consumption among men is associated with an increased risk of// a mild or worse sleep-related breathing disorder (SRBD), according to a study. The study, authored by Paul E. Peppard, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, focused on 775 men and 64...

Asthmatic Children Still Not Breathing Easier, Study Says

Only 20 percent of children with persistent asthma have a level of control that is optimal, according to a survey-based study published today// in the journal of Ambulatory Pediatrics. "That leaves almost 80 percent who are suffering more than they need to," said the study's lead author, Jill ...

Different Treatments Needed For Breathing Problems

Researchers have identified a particular gene that influences how severe a M. pneumoniae infection may be, which in turn suggests that a different strategy// might be needed for treating asthma resulting from this and similar lung infections rather than allergies. "What this shows is that in...

Training Breathing Muscles Improves Swimmer's Performance

A study conducted by researchers in University at Buffalo Center for Research and Education in Special// Environments (CRESE), shows that swimmers and scuba divers can improve their swimming endurance and breathing capacity through targeted training of the respiratory muscles. In this pioneeri...

Babies with Breathing Troubles at Birth may get Asthma

Babies with breathing troubles at birth may get asthma by the time they are 10 years old, says a study in Norway//. Geir Haland and other researchers at the University of Oslo in Norway studied the lung function of 802 healthy, full-term newborns shortly after birth and followed up after 10 ye...

Sleep-related Breathing Disorder could Indicate Depression

People with sleep-related breathing disorders could face depression, says a study.// Paul Peppard and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studied about 1,400 adults (aged 30-60) for up to 16 years. Compared to participants who did not have breathing problems during sleep, ...

Prevalence of Self-reported Snoring, Sleep-disordered Breathing in Military

A previous survey of approximately 5,000 United Kingdom residents found that 48 percent of men and 34 percent of women reported habitual or regular snoring//. This condition has been associated with male gender, obesity, excessive daytime sleepiness, increasing age, night time awakenings, and smoki...

Sensitive Test Developed To Detect Breathing Problems In Very Young Children

Doctors at the Great Ormond Street Hospital have developed a way of testing the lung function of children having breathing problems//. It is well known that very young children have a problem in breathing with the special technique needed to conduct the conventional lung function tests. The r...

Asthma Could be Combated by Breathing Exercises

According to a study breathing exercises reduce the use of inhaler in patients suffering from mild asthma. Researchers compared the impact of two breathing techniques //on symptoms, lung function, use of medication and quality of life among 57 adults with mild asthma, reported the science port...

Sleep Apnea Patients Benefit from Breathing Mask

Sleep apnea patients suffer from disrupting sleep and increased blood pressure. But according to a recent study it was found that breathing masks are very helpful// in giving them an uninterrupted sleep at the same time reduce their blood pressure significantly. The study results were presented ...

COPD Patients portray improved exercise performance after breathing a Special Gas

Here is a breather for those who suffer from severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A new finding has revealed that breathing a special gas mixture may help in drastic improvement// of exercise performance in such individuals. Patients revealed that after breathing the gas, their endu...

A unique factor in breathing disorder

According to researchers, people with receding lower jaws are more likely to suffer from sleep-disordered breathing. Sleep apnoea is a condition which is characterised by collapse of the tissues// at the back of the throat during sleep, impeding the free flow of air into and out of the lungs. Often...

Individuals with sleep related breathing disorders more prone to heart disease

A good night’s sleep is a gift, exclusive to the blessed. The less fortunate are those with sleeping disorders, who may experience problems such as early morning headaches or serious daytime fatigue. Among the various sleep disorders, sleep apnea in its mild or moderate form is commonly experienced...
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