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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Obesity Ups Risk of Pulmonary Embolism, DVT

    Sept. 9, 2005 -- New research shows that obesity makes men and women more likely to develop two blood clotting problems -- deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. The risk of those problems is highest for obese women who are younger than 40 years old, researchers report in The American Jo

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  8. Stem Cells Used to Grow Lung Cells

    Aug. 24, 2005 -- Scientists in London report successfully directing human embryonic stem cells to become lung cells. The experiment was done in a lab. The cells haven't been tested on humans. The results are due to appear in the journal Tissue Engineering. Researchers working on the study included J

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  9. Inhaled Steroids May Help Lung Disease

    Aug. 15, 2005 -- New evidence supports the use of inhaled steroids by people with chronic lung disease. Doctors disagree over whether regular use of inhaled steroids helps the conditions collectively known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphyse

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  10. Drug May Ease Progressive Lung Disease

    Aug. 12, 2005 -- A drug available in Europe called roflumilast helps ease symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers report in The Lancet. COPD is an inflammatory airway disease with progressive decline in lung function and health-related quality of life. In an internation

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