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  1. Infection Ups DVT, Pulmonary Embolism

    March 30, 2006 -- Acute infections may make two blood clotting conditions -- deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism -- more likely. Researchers report the news in The Lancet. They reviewed the medical records from a large British database. The study shows that while DVT and pulmonary embo

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  2. Lung Transplant Survival Improving

    March 15, 2006 - Good news for lung transplant patients. The odds of survival for this risky surgery are getting better. A report in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine details the improvement. The report shows that nearly 56% of people who got lung transplants in 1988-199

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  3. CDC Confirms Inhalation Anthrax Case

    Feb. 22, 2006 -- Federal health officials have confirmed that anthrax bacteria caused the respiratory illness of a 44-year-old New York man. CDC scientists said bacteria isolated from the man, who is listed in fair condition in a Pennsylvania hospital, is Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that cause

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  4. Fish Oil May Treat Lung Disease

    Dec. 12, 2005 -- New research from Japan shows that eating foods like salmon, herring, walnuts, and flaxseed oil could help treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Those foods contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are scarce in the typical American diet. Omega-3 fatty acids have also been s

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  5. Pneumonia Hospitalizes More Seniors

    Dec. 7, 2005 -- The number of U.S. senior citizens hospitalized for pneumonia has risen, health officials report. Their core findings: People age 85 and older had the most deaths and hospitalizations from pneumonia. Pneumonia hospitalizations rose 20% for people aged 65-84 from 1988-1990 to 2000-200

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  6. Drug May Ease Pulmonary Hypertension

    Nov. 16, 2005 -- A drug called Revatio may help treat an aggressive condition called pulmonary arterial hypertension. Patients with pulmonary hypertension have elevated blood pressure in the pulmonary (lung) blood vessels. The condition often arises from lung problems, but some cases are without a k

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  7. Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Stroke

    Oct. 27, 2005 -- Breathing dirty, polluted air may increase your risk of suffering the most common type of stroke, according to a new study. Air pollution has already been linked to a higher risk of heart attack and other heart-related problems such as heart failure. But researchers say this is the

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  8. Kids May Be Saving Elders From Pneumonia

    Oct. 25, 2005 -- Adults may owe kids a "thank you" for helping them avoid pneumonia and related diseases. Fewer adults were reported to have pneumococcal disease in recent years, a new study shows. That overlaps with the introduction of a new vaccine for kids. Coincidence? Probably not, write resear

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  9. Adult Whooping Cough Cases May Hit 1 Million

    Oct. 12, 2005 - Whooping cough is thought of as an illness from an earlier era, but it is on the rise in the United States. Now a new study suggests that as many as 1 million cases could be prevented each year by routinely vaccinating teens and adults against the highly infectious respiratory diseas

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  10. Air Pollution's Health Risks Underestimated?

    Oct. 3, 2005 -- The health risks associated with air pollution may be nearly three times greater than previously thought, according to a new report. Researchers say earlier studies may have seriously underestimated air pollution's health risks by basing their calculations on one or two air pollution

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