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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic fragments of the deadly MERS virus were detected in the air of a barn where an infected camel was kept, a new study says. The findings show the need for further studies to determine if Middle East Respiratory Synd

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  6. Obesity May Raise Risk of COPD

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people, particularly those with excess belly fat, may face a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study suggests. The researchers report that women with a waist size of rough

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  7. CDC Lab Workers May Have Been Exposed to Anthrax

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As many as 75 staffers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been exposed to anthrax because safety procedures weren't followed properly, the agency said Thursday. The CDC said staffers in fou

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  8. MERS Didn't Spread in U.S. Cases: Health Officials

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The potentially deadly MERS virus did not spread from two patients in the United States to any people in their homes or to health care workers who treated them, federal health officials said Tuesday. The cases of MERS (Mi

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  9. Scientists Spot New Clues to a Deadly Lung Disease

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists believe they've found a key biological player in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a uniformly fatal lung disease that kills thousands of Americans each year. The finding may be another step forward for patie

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  10. Camels Confirmed as Source of Human MERS Infection

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Saudi Arabian doctors say they've identified camels as one source of MERS infections in humans. The scientists report they matched genetic samples from the virus that killed a Saudi man last November to virus samples p

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