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  1. Healthy Diet May Lower Lung Disease Risk

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet low in red meat and rich in whole grains might reduce the risk of developing the crippling chronic lung disease known as COPD, new research suggests. Researchers tracked more than 120,000 men and women and foun

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  2. About 1 in 7 Older Adults Has Lung Disease: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 15 percent, or about one out of seven, middle-aged and older U.S. adults suffer from lung disorders such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), health officials said Tuesday. While 10 percent o

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  3. 2 New Drugs Approved for Fatal Lung Disease

    Oct. 16, 2014 -- Two newly-approved drugs can slow the progression of a deadly lung disease, but there are concerns about the drugs' high prices. Roche's Esbriet and Boehringer Ingelheim's Ofev were approved Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treatment of people with idiopathic p

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  4. Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination drug therapy aimed at opening the airways and reducing inflammation appears to be the best treatment for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), especially those with asthma, a new

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  5. MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus are unlikely to pass it to others in their household, a new study suggests. Mostly confined to countries in the Middle East so far, the virus has

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  6. Some Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Three common respiratory diseases seem to be associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, researchers report. The investigators analyzed data from seven studies that included more than 25,000 people and found that chr

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  7. How to Recognize Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

    When Bob Campbell found out that he had alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (alpha-1) at age 55, he'd never heard of this inherited lung disease before. Most people haven't. But once he learned more, it made sense. "That diagnosis explained so much," he says. Campbell had emphysema by his late 20s. He ha

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  8. Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved

    By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The XVIVO Perfusion System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help preserve donor lungs that ultimately may be used for transplant, the agency said Tuesday in a news release. The device is expec

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  9. FDA Approves New Treatment for People With COPD

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with the progressive, deadly respiratory ailment known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a new weapon to battle the disease, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The agenc

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  10. Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo: How Effective Is It?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A powerful drug combo may not be as effective against cystic fibrosis as previously thought. New lab-based research on human cells suggests that one of the medications might stop the other from working properly. However

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