Quantcast

Latest Bronchiolitis obliterans Stories

2013-10-22 23:25:20

Researchers to be honored on October 29 in Washington DC for their continuing quest to understand deployment-related lung diseases. Washington, D. C. (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Continuing its mission of encouraging and recognizing innovative research and treatment initiatives to help veterans and service members with difficult to diagnose, post-deployment illnesses, the Sergeant Sullivan Center announced the Dr. Cecile Rose and Dr. Richard Meehan will receive its 2013 Excellence Award in...

2012-10-20 04:00:47

The Sergeant Thomas Joseph Sullivan Center announces today that Dr. Robert F. Miller is to receive the 2012 Deployment Health Science Excellence Award for his work identifying a rare life-threatening lung ailment associated with dust and smoke inhalation in post 9/11 Veterans, which but for Dr. Miller's efforts may have gone undetected. The Excellence Award will be presented at a special event on November 10 at the Ceremonial Gate of Arlington National Cemetery at 6pm. Washington, DC (PRWEB)...

Popcorn Lung Costs Manufacturer Dearly
2012-09-20 12:12:24

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Wayne Watson, a Centennial, Colorado man, has just earned himself a tidy $7.2 million paycheck the old fashioned way: Eating 2 bags of microwave popcorn every day, making sure to deeply inhale the aroma from the bag immediately after it was cooked. Diagnosed with something called “popcorn lung,” Watson took the makers of the popcorn, as well as the local grocers who sold it to him, to court, claiming the chemicals...

2012-08-30 23:00:36

According to a new study, published on June 25th, 2012 in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology, chronic exposure to Diacetyl may contribute to protein clumping in the brain, which has been linked to Alzheimer´s disease, as reported by the National Safety Council. Diacetyl is a chemical found in a variety of foods and beverages like beer, wine, and butterscotch flavoring and, most commonly, used for the butter flavoring in microwave popcorn. In August 2010, the jury in Cook County...

Common Ingredient In Popcorn May Cause Brain Disease
2012-08-08 13:02:51

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Although often touted as a low-calorie snack for those looking to watch their food intake, popcorn is not exactly a health food. Now, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota, one ingredient in the puffy, steaming bag may actually be harmful to your brain. Diacetyl, the greasy so-called “butter flavoring” may actually increase your risk of getting Alzheimer´s, writes Hanna Brooks Olsen for...

2012-05-28 23:00:13

According to court documents, on May 15th, 2012, several coffee production plant workers filed a lawsuit in the Texas Eastern District Court (case no. 6:2012cv00327) claiming that they are suffering from lung disease as a result of exposure to Diacetyl. Diacetyl is a chemical found in a variety of foods and beverages and, most commonly, used for the butter flavoring in microwave popcorn. Another worker, disabled by exposure to Diacetyl, was awarded $30.4 million by the jury in Gerardo Solis...

2012-05-24 05:25:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire) --It´s been used to treat pneumonia, strep and sinusitis and now one of the world´s best-selling antibiotics is providing relief to lung transplant patients too. Researchers in the UK say azithromycin can be an effective treatment option for patients suffering from bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS), which is a potentially deadly complication that occurs in the majority of patients following lung transplantation. BOS occurs in part when the body rejects...

2012-05-23 18:42:45

Researchers in the United Kingdom have determined that azithromycin, a broad-spectrum antibiotic that also has anti-inflammatory properties, can be an effective treatment option for patients suffering from bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS), a life-threatening complication that occurs in the majority of patients following lung transplantation. BOS is the leading cause of mortality after the first year following transplantation, and occurs in part when the body repeatedly rejects the...

2011-03-24 14:34:32

The impact of traffic air pollution on bronchiolotis obliterans syndrome and mortality after lung transplantation Lung transplant patients have double the risk of organ rejection and death within five years of the procedure if they live near a main road, indicates research published online in Thorax. The Belgian researchers tracked the health of 281 patients who had undergone a lung transplant or retransplant at the same hospital between 1997 and 2008 until 2009. They took into account how...

2010-12-02 18:58:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cal/OSHA continues to be a national leader in worker safety by implementing a new standard today to protect employees who work with diacetyl, a chemical commonly used to give food flavorings a buttery taste. Cal/OSHA, a division of the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), is the only state-OSHA plan to have such a standard. "The diacetyl standard is the latest example of how Cal/OSHA is on the forefront of...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
Related