By Christine Hsu | Fri, 02/03/2012 - 16:47
Children breastfed as babies may have stronger lungs and a lowered risk of asthma compared to those who were fed infant formulas, according to new research.
By Christine Hsu | Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:19
A new test that measures the activity of 14 genes in tumor tissue in may help doctors identify which early, non-small-cell lung cancers are the most dangerous, according to new research published on Friday.
By Christine Hsu | Mon, 12/26/2011 - 16:14
Researchers reviewing past studies say air pollution may contribute to the respiratory and allergic diseases like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, and even tuberculosis.
By James Heather | Mon, 10/10/2011 - 23:02
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died in his home in Palo Alto, Calif. of respiratory arrest resulting from pancreatic cancer, according to his death certificate.
By James Heather | Thu, 07/28/2011 - 10:27
According to Australian researchers, cigarette smoke exposure permanently alters the cellular structure of the tissues in the airway from people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Causing airway thickening and even causing precancerous cells to increase long after cigarette smoke exposures has ended.
By Staff Reporter | Mon, 06/27/2011 - 14:12
An invasive cell that leads to fibrosis of the lungs may be stopped by cutting off its supply of sugar, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which affects about 100,000 people in the U.S. each year and leads to death within three years of diagnosis, has only one therapy in the U. S.: lung transplantation. Duke researchers have found a possible new treatment by identifying a cell surface receptor on the invasive cells called myofibroblasts and an enzyme that produces a sugar the receptor recognizes.
By Staff Reporter | Thu, 03/31/2011 - 09:55
A study of nearly 600 patients with severe non-inflammatory respiratory disease has found that a significant percentage also suffered from anaemia, according to the April issue of IJCP, theInternational Journal of Clinical Practice.
By Staff Reporter | Tue, 02/01/2011 - 13:43
Three of the world's top lung associations have published a new international multidisciplinary classification of lung adenocarcinoma, the first revision to the classification in six years.
By James Heather | Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:02
New research shows that vitamin D deficiency is prevalent among patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD), with the largest prevalence seen in patients with concurrent connective tissue disease (CTD).
By James Heather | Tue, 01/18/2011 - 08:40
Researchers from Duke University Medical Center have identified how nanoparticles from diesel exhaust damage lung airway cells, a finding that could lead to new therapies for people susceptible to airway disease.
By James Heather | Mon, 12/27/2010 - 09:05
The vitamin D levels of newborn babies appear to predict their risk of respiratory infections during infancy and the occurrence of wheezing during early childhood, but not the risk of developing asthma.