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2006-01-18 17:31:06

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Mists of inhaled salt water can reduce the pus and infection that fills the airways of cystic fibrosis sufferers, although side effects include a nasty coughing fit and a harsh taste. That's the conclusion of two studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine and released on Wednesday. They found that inhaling a mist with a salt content of 7 or 9 percent improved lung function and, in some cases, produced less absenteeism from school or...