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Sporadic Steroids May Be as Effective as Daily Dose For Some Preschoolers With Wheezing

UCSF-Led Study Suggests Asthma Treatment Guidelines Due for Update ...

Researchers raise concerns over eCig safety

Thousands of electronic cigarette users are risking dangerous levels of lung inflammation, the first study of its kind has revealed. ...

Viagra may help children with fatal lung disorder

Physicians at The Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) have found that the drug sildenafil, also known as Viagra, may help children suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension. This research is reported in the June 14, 2005 issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. ... Full story

Helping COPD patients breathe easier

By Melissa Di Costanzo - The Sumac Creek Health Centre will soon roll out a half-day health promotion program to help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to breathe easier. ... Full story

Understanding lung damage due to childhood asthma could hold the clues to preventing respiratory disease later in life

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) led study investigating the role of genes and environmental factors on respiratory health of children and families receives CIHR funding ... Full story

Study finds shared network of genes in COPD and pulmonary fibrosis

By Ziba Kashef - Research on chronic lung diseases has primarily focused on studying conditions, such as emphysema or lung fibrosis, in isolation. In a new study, Yale scientists identified a common genetic network for two chronic lung diseases that could inform both future research and drug development. ... Full story

RMIT research into novel therapies to effectively treat lung diseases

RMIT research investigates whether exposure to cigarette smoke and flu virus may prevent lung medications from working properly. ... Full story

New electronic stethoscope and computer program diagnose lung conditions

The classic stethoscope has entered the digital age. Medical researchers have created a computer program that connects to an electronic stethoscope to classify lung sounds into five common diagnostic categories. ... Full story

SoCal’s reduction in smog linked to major improvement in children’s respiratory health

Bronchitic symptoms on the decline as pollution levels drop in Los Angeles region over the past two decades ... Full story

Exposure to cigarette smoke and flu virus may prevent lung medications working properly

New study backs up observations in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients showing reduced effectiveness of symptom-reliever medication (B2-adrenoceptor agonists) in flare-ups linked to cigarette smoking and infection with viruses such as influenza. ... Full story

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