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2011-02-17 21:13:55

Cigarette smoking has been linked with overproduction of mucus associated with chronic bronchitis, according to a study conducted by researchers in New Mexico. The study indicates cigarette smoke suppresses a protein that causes the natural death of mucus-producing cells in the airways of bronchitis patients. The findings were published online ahead of the print edition of the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. "Although it is known that...

2010-12-05 23:01:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD), the leading source of health information, today announced its 2010 Year in Health (www.webmd.com/yearinhealth), which represents the health stories, searches, questions and trends that WebMD's audience of more than 83 million monthly visitors sought from the company's websites, mobile applications and communities during the year. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101206/NY11725) "Every year millions of...

2010-11-17 12:00:00

Strategic Plan to Address Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) outlines key actions needed to address COPD, the nation's fourth leading killer LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California COPD Coalition, led by the American Lung Association in California, today released its Strategic Plan to Address COPD in California, a comprehensive blueprint for preventing further cases of COPD, improving the quality of life for those with COPD, and enhancing the...

2010-11-17 07:36:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, revealed that they perceive their disease as both a burden they must deal with and as a loss they have experienced,(1) according to recent in-home research conducted by GlaxoSmithKline. Patients participating in the research characterized their sense of loss as a combination of factors including loss of energy, loss of control, loss of independence and loss of their...

2010-11-04 00:00:38

Doctor Finders publishes asthmatic bronchitis article. Mesa, AZ (Vocus) November 3, 2010 Doctor Finders publishes asthmatic bronchitis article. The addition is in response to continued interest from Doctor Finders' users on the availability of allergists and related information. The company provides access to listings of physicians and specialists searchable by a variety of identifiers including name, specialty, treatment type, etc. The Doctor Finders online article directory provides...

2010-09-08 09:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The country's newest health initiative, DRIVE4COPD, announced today that it has added the largest association of respiratory therapists - The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) - to its ranks. The AARC joins DRIVE4COPD, the Official Health Initiative of NASCAR®, and fellow partnering organizations the American Lung Association, COPD Foundation and founding sponsor Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in a...

2010-09-03 12:30:49

A study published today in the journal Science shows how our bodies try to minimise potential 'collateral damage' caused by our immune system when fighting infection. The research may also provide new clues to why cigarette smoke is a significant risk factor for developing diseases of the lung such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. When bacteria or viruses enter the body, our immune system fights back to neutralise any danger. One of the key 'soldiers' working for the immune system is a...

2010-08-19 13:52:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- What is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States? Many would be surprised to learn that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is, and the number of people with COPD is increasing. According to the COPD Foundation, more than 12 million Americans are currently diagnosed with COPD and an additional 12 million may not realize their shortness of breath and coughing are in fact symptoms of this debilitating condition. Although such...

2010-06-01 01:00:00

HORSHAM, Pa., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc. today announced that it has acquired RespiVert Ltd., a privately held drug discovery company focused on developing small-molecule, inhaled therapies for the treatment of pulmonary diseases. The company's lead compounds, RV-568 and RV-1088, narrow spectrum kinase inhibitors with a unique profile of anti-inflammatory activities, are progressing into clinical development as potential first-in-class treatments for moderate to...

2010-02-18 08:30:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood, sports and music stars brought the public along for the ride as they raced 6,000 miles in four days to find the millions of people who may be at risk for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which kills one person every four minutes. Through Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube, tens of thousands of people followed the celebrities as they traveled to 14 cities to screen thousands of people for this relatively unknown top...


Latest bronchitis Reference Libraries

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2011-04-14 15:28:20

Bordetella bronchiseptica is a small, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Bordetella. It can cause bronchitis although it rarely infects humans. It is closely related to pertussis which causes whooping cough and B. bronchiseptica can persist in the environment for extended periods. Humans are not natural carriers of B. bronchiseptica, which normally infects the respiratory tracts of smaller mammals. It does not express pertussis toxin although it has the genes to do so which...

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