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  1. COPD Tied to Tiny Brain Bleeds, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- People with the lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at increased risk for bleeding in the brain, a new study finds. Researchers looked at 165 people with COPD and 645 people with normal lung fu

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  2. 2 Million Deaths a Year Due to Air Pollution?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution claims more than 2 million lives worldwide every year, according to a new study. And roughly 470,000 deaths occur each year due to increases in ozone caused by humans, the study authors said. On the other h

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  3. Study Reveals How New Respiratory Virus Spreads

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- The new respiratory virus responsible for an ongoing outbreak in the Middle East poses a serious risk to hospitals because it is easily transmitted in health care facilities, according to a new study. A team of infectious-dis

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  4. Blood Tests May Predict COPD Flare-Ups

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who have signs of chronic inflammation in their blood are more likely to have flare-ups of the lung disease than those who do not, a large new study shows. In addition t

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  5. MERS Virus May Never Become Big Threat in U.S.

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who has watched the movie "Contagion" has seen how fast a virus can spread and how deadly it can be, but is it reality? Much like the film, a new emerging virus called the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (

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  6. COPD May Be Over-Diagnosed Among Uninsured

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Roughly four in 10 uninsured patients who have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) actually do not have the lung disease, a small new study suggests. At issue: Faulty diagnoses were made based on an e

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  7. Pain a Common Problem for People With COPD

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients experience a significant amount of pain, new research suggests. Pain levels are nearly on par with the kind of discomfort experienced by many osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthr

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  8. COPD Steroid Treatment: Less May Be More

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Less is more when it comes to steroid therapy for patients having severe bouts of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to Swiss investigators. Five days of glucocorticoid treatment with prednisone to treat C

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  9. 2 Health Care Workers Made Ill by SARS-Like Virus

    An emerging, SARS-like virus that has sickened 40 people in the Middle East and Europe since September has now caused illness in two health care workers who were caring for infected patients, health officials report. Two health care staffers caring for a patient in Saudi Arabia have been sickened wi

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  10. Allergies May Boost Severity of Lung Disease

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- Hay fever and similar allergies increase the frequency and severity of respiratory problems in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study shows. COPD is a progressive lung disease that makes it difficul

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