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  1. Valley Fever Fungal Infection on Rise in Southwest

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Cases of a fungal lung infection called Valley Fever increased sharply in several southwestern states since the late 1990s, according to a report released Thursday. In Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, the num

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  2. Antibiotic Tied to Heart Problems in COPD Patients

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used antibiotic may increase the risk of heart problems in patients with lung conditions, according to a new study. The antibiotic clarithromycin is commonly used to treat lower respiratory infections such as pneumonia

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  3. Man Dies After Parasitic Worms Invade Lungs

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- A Vietnamese immigrant in California died of a massive infection with parasitic worms that spread throughout his body, including his lungs. They had remained dormant until his immune system was suppressed by steroid drugs us

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  4. Secrets of New SARS-Like Virus Uncovered

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- A discovery that shows how a novel -- and often fatal -- virus infects cells may help fight a health threat that has recently emerged on the world stage, researchers report. A unique coronavirus was identified as the

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  5. British Man Dies From SARS

    Feb. 19, 2013 -- A British man being treated for a new virus, called a novel coronavirus, has died. The man died from severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in the critical care unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on Sunday morning, the hospital announced. The patient was already an ou

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  6. New SARS-Like Virus Well-Suited to Attack Humans

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- The new SARS-like "coronavirus" that first emerged in the Middle East can invade the lungs and immune system as easily as the common cold, according to a new study. But in the event of a large-scale outbreak, researcher

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  7. New SARS-Like Virus May Have Spread Between People

    Feb. 13, 2013 -- A new illness similar to the deadly SARS virus has probably spread from person to person in the U.K. Previous cases of this new virus, a coronavirus, have been seen in people who've returned from visits abroad. The latest case is in a person who hasn’t been abroad recently and is th

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  8. Hurricane Sandy’s Health Woes Continue

    Nov. 29, 2012 -- The prolonged recovery from Hurricane Sandy is continuing to take a mental and physical toll on residents of the East Coast who are still cleaning up flood, fire, and wind damage. In the hard-hit coastal communities of Queens, N.Y., residents have dubbed their deep hacking “Rockaway

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  9. Tai Chi Benefits People With COPD

    Aug. 9, 2012 -- The gentle movements of Sun-style tai chi (SSTC) can improve the lives and boost the exercise endurance of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a new study by Australian researchers. After 12 weeks, practitioners of this form of tai chi could walk longer di

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  10. FDA Approves New Inhaler for COPD

    July 24, 2012 -- The FDA has approved a new inhaled drug for the treatment of the lung disease COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The drug, called Tudorza Pressair (aclidinium bromide), is a dry powder inhaler. It improves airflow by relaxing the muscles around the large airways of the lu

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