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  1. Exercise May Curtail COPD Complications

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise might help reduce the risk of hospital readmission in people with a progressive lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds. "Our findings suggest that regular physical

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  2. Tuberculosis in U.S. Hits Record Low: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of tuberculosis in the United States are falling, with cases at a historic low, health officials reported Thursday. Improved screening of immigrants has helped reduce incidence of the highly contagious lung dise

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  3. 2-Mile Daily Walk Might Help Fight COPD

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking daily walks of at least two miles can reduce hospitalizations from severe episodes of a life-threatening breathing disorder, new research suggests. Scientists found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (C

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  4. Could Stem Cells Cure Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A patient's own bone marrow stem cells might someday be used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a new study suggests. The phase 1 study to assess the safety of the treatment included 30 patients, aged 21 to 65, wi

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  5. FDA Approves New Drug to Treat COPD

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new inhaled drug to treat a serious lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. GlaxoSmithKline's Anoro Ellipta is meant to be used on

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  6. Adempas Approved to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension

    By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Adempas (riociguat) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat two types of pulmonary hypertension, characterized by high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs. The chronic, disabling disease for

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  7. Recently Emerged MERS Virus Less Infectious Than SARS: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Important differences between Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) suggest that MERS won't prove as dangerous as SARS, researchers report. MERS emerged last year in Saudi Arabia an

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  8. COPD Tied to Tiny Brain Bleeds, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- People with the lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at increased risk for bleeding in the brain, a new study finds. Researchers looked at 165 people with COPD and 645 people with normal lung fu

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  9. 2 Million Deaths a Year Due to Air Pollution?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution claims more than 2 million lives worldwide every year, according to a new study. And roughly 470,000 deaths occur each year due to increases in ozone caused by humans, the study authors said. On the other h

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  10. Study Reveals How New Respiratory Virus Spreads

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- The new respiratory virus responsible for an ongoing outbreak in the Middle East poses a serious risk to hospitals because it is easily transmitted in health care facilities, according to a new study. A team of infectious-dis

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