Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Lung Disease & Respiratory Health Center

News and Features Related to Lung Disease & Respiratory Health

  1. Study: Cured Meats, COPD May Be Linked

    April 17, 2007 -- A new study suggests a possible link between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cured meats such as bacon, sausage, and luncheon meats. The study shows that people who frequently eat cured meats may be more likely to develop COPD than people who rarely or never eat su

    Read Full Article
  2. Steroids May Cut COPD Lung Cancer Risk

    April 4, 2007 -- Taking inhaled corticosteroids may lower the risk of lung cancer among people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Lung cancer is a common cause of death among people with COPD. A new study suggests people who took at least 1,200 micrograms per day of inhaled corticost

    Read Full Article
  3. Combo Treatment Works Best for COPD

    Feb. 21, 2007-- A promising treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) failed to show a clear survival benefit in a large international trial, but improvements were seen in patient lung function and overall health. The study looked at treatment with Advair Diskus 500/50, which combin

    Read Full Article
  4. Asthma, Emphysema Drug May Weaken Bones

    Dec. 15, 2004 -- Long-term use of a drug commonly used to treat asthma and emphysema may lead to the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis. Researchers found that after three years of using an inhaled steroid, emphysema patients had a significant loss in bone density. The results may add fuel to an alr

    Read Full Article
  5. FDA Weighs Fate of Antibiotic Ketek

    Dec. 14, 2006 -- An FDA panel is getting ready to decide whether to recommend that a widely used antibiotic be taken off the market. The drug, known as Ketek, is used to treat respiratory tract infections like bronchitis , sinusitis , and pneumonia . Doctors have written an estimated 6 million presc

    Read Full Article
  6. Risks From Animal Diseases Growing

    Nov. 10, 2006 -- Diseases spread by birds, mosquitoes, cattle, and other animals are a growing problem for humans -- affecting millions of people a year, according to a new study. The recent outbreaks of bird flu and mad cow disease have raised awareness of the danger of diseases spread by animals t

    Read Full Article
  7. Viagra: Treatment for Lung Disease?

    Oct. 25, 2006 -- Viagra may ease blood pressure in the lungs of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). That's according to a small Dutch study presented in Salt Lake City at Chest 2006, held by the American College of Chest Physicians. COPD is the No. 4 cause of death in the U.S.

    Read Full Article
  8. Always Angry? Lungs May Age Faster

    Aug. 30, 2006 -- Being angry all the time may speed up aging aging in the lungs, a new study shows. "The role of hostility in pulmonary health deserves a closer look," write Laura Kubzansky, PhD, MPH, and colleagues in Thorax. Kubzansky works at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. She and her

    Read Full Article
  9. Air Fresheners Linked to Lung Damage

    July 27, 2006 -- A chemical found in air fresheners, toilet deodorizers, and mothballs -- and in the blood of 96% of Americans -- may harm the lungs. The finding comes from a National Institutes of Health study that measured lung function and blood levels of 11 household chemicals in 953 U.S. adults

    Read Full Article
  10. Top 10 Causes of Death Worldwide

    May 25, 2006 -- The world's leading causes of death in 2001 were heart disease and stroke, according to a new study on global health. Researcher Alan Lopez, PhD, and colleagues combed through thousands of data sources from all over the globe on 136 diseases and injuries in 2001. Lopez works in Brisb

    Read Full Article
Displaying 161 - 170 of 341 Articles << Prev Page 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Next >>

Today on WebMD

Living With Copd
VIDEO
Lung Disease Health Check
HEALTH CHECK
 
Cigarette butts in ashtray
Article
Household Hazards For People With Copd
Article
 

Bronchitis Overview
SLIDESHOW
Copd Myth Fact Quiz
QUIZ
 
Living With Copd
VIDEO
Energy Boosting Foods
SLIDESHOW
 

cigarette butts snuffed out in ashtray
SLIDESHOW
Healthy Home Health Check
TOOL
 
Senior woman stretching
Article
Diagnosing Copd
VIDEO
 

WebMD Special Sections