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Many Deaths From Common Causes Are Preventable
Preventing early deaths is a key goal in the health field, and may be possible in bigger numbers than many thought. In a new study, researchers explored these preventable deaths.
FDA Approves New COPD Treatment
The FDA has approved a new treatment to help COPD patients breathe easier.
Benzodiazepines and COPD May Be a Bad Combination
COPD causes difficult breathing, which can lead to anxiety and insomnia. A new study says a common type of medication used to ease these symptoms may not be the best option for those with COPD.
Kids' Eczema Tied to Warts and Infection
The exact cause of childhood eczema is not known, but it may involve an issue with the immune system that increases the risk of other health problems.
Exercise May Prevent Return Trip to Hospital for COPD Patients
Due to the nature of the disease, people with COPD are typically quite sedentary. New research is giving them a good reason to add even a little exercise into their daily routine.
Sjögren’s Syndrome Can be Dangerous for Your Heart And Lungs
Sjögren’s Syndrome is a chronic condition of the immune system that causes mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands to function improperly. Dry eyes and mouth are the most common symptoms of the condition but in some cases the disease can affect major organ function.
Drug to Lower Cholesterol Useful in Easing Cough
It's well known that statin medications are effective for reducing high cholesterol. A new study suggests that these medications may also have other benefits in the lungs.
Air Pollution May Send Kids with Asthma Back to Hospital
Asthma affects millions of children in the U.S., making it the most common chronic condition among children. And the air around the homes of some children with asthma may be affecting their condition.
How to Survive Spring Allergies
Spring has arrived, and with it comes pollen. There is no proven way to prevent seasonal allergies, but there are some steps that can help make springtime a little less uncomfortable.
Worst Cities for Spring Allergies
The arrival of spring might be a welcome break from the harsh weather of this past winter, but the season’s change isn’t always good news for those who are sensitive to certain allergens.