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2008-09-24 07:55:00

Millions of people could be at risk for heart attacks thanks to inhaler drugs used for emphysema and bronchitis, according to a new study. The results aren't conclusive; but they do maintain inhalers provide significant relief for these patients struggling to breathe. However, the study authors told doctors to closely monitor patients who use the inhalers. Many affected patients suffer from emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The condition's formal name, chronic obstructive pulmonary...

2008-09-16 15:00:11

A bronchodilator drug used for more than a decade by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is linked to cardiac risk, U.S. researchers said. The drug, ipratropium, is sold under the brand names Atrovent and Combivent -- the latter a combination product that contains ipratropium, researchers at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine said. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found veterans with recently diagnosed COPD using ipratropium were...

2008-08-25 15:00:22

BRIDGTON - The Bridgton Community Center is offering the Living Well (chronic disease self-management program) to people with any chronic condition who want to take more control of their own health. Classes will meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. every Thursday from Sept. 4 to Oct. 9 at 15 Depot St. Living Well is a six-week program that teaches real-life skills for living a full, healthy life with a chronic condition. Common chronic conditions include heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma,...

2008-08-09 03:00:09

By Duplessis, Christopher A Gumpert, Barton ABSTRACT Objective: An observational study was performed with a convenience sample of 38 submariners exposed to diesel exhaust for 9 hours, to assess the development of reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS) after prophylactic corticosteroid treatment. Methods: Twenty-four subjects were available for baseline physical examinations, pulmonary function tests, and chest radiographs, and 16 more subjects were available for interviews; 30...

2008-08-06 15:00:11

ROCHESTER, Minn., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the August issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit http://www.healthletter.mayoclinic.com/ or call toll-free for subscription information, 800-333-9037, extension 9771. For Easier Breathing...

2008-08-05 00:00:07

British Lung Foundation Wales officials have repeated their call for extra investment so people can get healthier. One in five people in Wales has some form of lung disease, with lung cancer killing more women than breast cancer. And COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and an umbrella term for bronchitis and emphysema, is one of the few chronic conditions which is on the increase. But the seriousness of the situation does not appear to be reflected in the amount of money...

2008-07-22 15:00:21

By Amanda O'Rourke, The Daily Item, Sunbury, Pa. Jul. 22--SUNBURY -- Sunbury Community Hospital has a new tool to help you breathe easier. The hospital's updated pulmonary function analyzer performs tests to determine the capacity of a patient's lungs and how well the lungs transfer oxygen and carbon dioxide to the blood stream in order to determine whether the patient has an obstructive or restrictive lung disease, said Fred Scharf, director of cardio-pulmonary services. The $30,000...

2008-07-22 06:00:17

By Warren Manger SMOKING is still a major cause of death in Coventry despite all the health warnings and laws to curb the habit. A new report shows that almost 470 people died from breathing disorders and lung diseases in Coventry during 2006. That equates to one sixth of all deaths in the city that year. Bronchitis and emphysema killed 165 people in Coventry, one third higher than the national average. Fatal cases of lung cancer were nine per cent above average and deaths from...

2008-07-19 00:00:37

By MARK WILSON, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com The Evansville area is under an air quality alert for both ozone and fine particle pollution today as temperatures continue to soar and the air overhead remains stagnant. It is the third straight day that the Evansville Environmental Protection Agency and the Vanderburgh County Health Department have extended the alert for ozone and second day for fine particle pollution, both of which can have an...

2008-07-10 15:00:00

By JEANNINE STEIN, LOS ANGELES TIMES English singer Amy Winehouse is no stranger to tabloid headlines routinely grabbing attention for alleged drug use, brushes with the law, bizarre onstage behavior and curious fashion choices. Yet a recent disclosure that the 24-year-old has "signs of emphysema," according to her U.S. publicist, Tracey Miller, shocked many. Although copious photos show the beehived songstress with a cigarette dangling from her lips, it seemed stunning to learn that...


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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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