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2011-09-27 13:45:59

The negative effects that premature birth can have on the lungs of babies could be as severe in moderately premature babies as those born extremely prematurely but may be reversed in their teenage years, according to a new study. The research will be presented at the European Respiratory Society Annual Congress in Amsterdam today (27 September 2011). Normal pregnancy lasts 40 weeks, which allows enough time for the infant to fully grow and develop before birth. Babies born prematurely...

2011-09-26 14:58:03

A new study has shown that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or people with reduced lung function are at a serious risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The findings, which will be presented today (26 September 2011) at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Amsterdam, suggest that people with COPD and reduced lung function should be routinely screened for cardiovascular disease, as they appear to be at a considerably greater risk of it. The...

2011-09-26 12:13:47

People who cycle through London and other major cities have higher levels of black carbon in their airway cells, experts from the UK have shown. The research, which will be presented at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Amsterdam today (25 September 2011), suggests that cyclists inhale more black carbon than pedestrians, which may cause damage to the lungs. The combustion of fossil fuels results in the generation of large numbers of inhalable particles of soot (black...

2011-08-04 06:39:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--Physician organizations are announcing new recommendations to consider when diagnosing and treating COPD. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common lung disease that makes it challenging to breathe. Smoking is the leading cause however some people who smoke never develop COPD. Other risk factors to be aware of are exposure to certain gases or fumes, heavy amounts of second hand smoke or pollution, and frequent use of cooking fire without adequate...

2011-08-02 12:17:40

COPD is 3rd leading cause of death in the US and 4th leading cause of death worldwide The American College of Physicians (ACP), American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), American Thoracic Society (ATS), and European Respiratory Society (ERS) today released a joint clinical practice guideline on diagnosing and treating stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Annals of Internal Medicine, ACP's flagship journal. ACP convened the four organizations, which represent more than...

2011-08-02 07:57:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PRA, a leading Clinical Research Organization, announces that the third edition of respiratory care expert Jack Wanger's book, Pulmonary Function Testing: A Practical Approach, has recently been published by Jones & Bartlett Learning in Sudbury, MA. Mr. Wanger, Senior Clinical Research Scientist in PRA's Therapeutic Expertise group, wrote the textbook for both respiratory care students and practitioners and devotes each chapter to a...

2011-07-28 01:05:46

Using computed tomography (CT), researchers have identified two types of structural changes in the lungs of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that are associated with frequent exacerbations, or episodes when symptoms suddenly worsen. Their findings are published online in the journal Radiology. COPD can damage both the airways and the air sacs of the lungs, and is a leading cause of death and illness worldwide. The two main structural abnormalities seen in COPD are...

2011-06-24 22:55:00

Psychosocial stress appears to enhance the lung-damaging effects of traffic-related pollution (TRP) in children, according to new research from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. The results will appear online ahead of the print edition of the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. "This is the first study demonstrating that growing up in a stressful household was associated with larger...


Word of the Day
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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