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Xanax, Valium Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in COPD Patients With PTSD

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TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 – People suffering from two common conditions – post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the breathing disorder known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – may be increasing their risk for suicide if they take benzodiazepine drugs, a new study suggests. Benzodiazepines include powerful drugs such as Ativan, Valium and Xanax. These medications are often ...

AHA: Lung Scans of COPD Patients Can Reveal Heart Disease -- and Death Risk

Posted 17 days ago by

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (American Heart Association) – People with the chronic lung disease known as COPD often get chest CT scans so that doctors can look inside their lungs. A new study is advising physicians to also take a careful look at the heart while they're at it. Patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, who have high levels of calcium buildup inside the ...

Zapping Airway Nerves May Help COPD Patients Breathe

Posted 18 Sep 2018 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 – Thousands of Americans struggling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may have a new treatment option to help them breathe easier. COPD, which is often linked to smoking, is a progressive deterioration of lung function that involves a combination of bronchitis and emphysema symptoms. It's the third leading cause of death in the United States, and while ...

Childhood Exposure to Smoke May Raise Risk of Death From COPD

Posted 16 Aug 2018 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 – Adults with long-term exposure to secondhand smoke as children are at increased risk of early death from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research suggests. The American Cancer Society study also linked exposure to secondhand smoke in adulthood with increased risk of premature death from COPD and several other conditions. "Overall, our findings provide ...

Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD

Posted 10 Aug 2018 by

FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 – More than 4 in 10 women with asthma developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heavy smoking and obesity were among the significant risk factors, a new study found. The research involved more than 4,000 women with asthma in Canada who were followed for about 14 years after being diagnosed with the condition. During that time, 42 percent of the women ...

Summers Less Smoggy Now, But Winter Air Hasn't Improved

Posted 27 Jul 2018 by

FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 – Air quality improvements in the United States have been significant but largely limited to summer. Now, researchers say they know why. For decades, summer air was the worst of the year, replete with haze-containing particles that cause asthma, lung cancer and other illnesses. But overall lower levels of emissions from power plants and vehicles have paid off in the hot ...

Warming Climate, More AC -- and More Unhealthy Smog Ahead

Posted 3 Jul 2018 by

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 – As global warming heats up the planet, billions of people will need more air conditioning. And that could bring an uptick in serious health problems, a new study predicts. The research estimates up to 1,000 more deaths annually in the eastern United States alone by 2050 – deaths linked to rising levels of air pollution because more fossil fuels will be burned at power ...

Even at 'Safe' Levels, Air Pollution Puts Seniors at Risk

Posted 23 May 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 – For older people, breathing in dirty air puts them at risk of being hospitalized with a dangerous respiratory disease, a new study suggests. Among U.S. seniors, hospital admissions for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) rose as levels of both ozone and fine particulate matter increased – even when the pollutants were within levels now considered safe, the ...

Health Concerns Rise Along With Hawaii Eruptions

Posted 22 May 2018 by

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 – There's more trouble in paradise: The eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano may lead to respiratory and other health problems for residents of the Big Island, an expert warns. Besides facing the possibility of more devastating lava flows, Hawaiians must contend with high levels of toxic volcanic ash and smog, said an atmospheric scientist at the University at Albany in New ...

Berries and Grapes May Keep You Breathin' Easy

Posted 21 May 2018 by

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 – Adding more grapes and berries to your diet is a tasty way to give your lung health a boost, new research suggests. Folks who ate the most foods with a particular type of flavonoid, called anthocyanins, maintained the best lung function as they aged, researchers said. Anthocyanins are found in dark-pigmented fruits and vegetables such as red grapes, blueberries and purple ...

Once-Daily Trelegy Ellipta Gains Expanded Indication in the US for the Treatment of Patients with COPD

Posted 15 May 2018 by

24 April 2018 – GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) and Innoviva, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVA) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expanded indication for Trelegy Ellipta (fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol ‘FF/UMEC/VI’), which means this medicine can now be used by US physicians to treat a broader population of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (CO ...

Health Tip: Recognizing Lung Disease

Posted 2 May 2018 by

-- You shouldn't ignore a nagging cough or mild wheeze. They could be symptoms of a lung disease, such as asthma, COPD or cancer, the American Lung Association says. Here are the association's potential warning signs of lung disease: Cough lasting a month or longer. Shortness of breath. Excess mucous production. Wheezing. Coughing up blood. Chronic chest pain.

U.S. Air Quality Improvements Are Lagging

Posted 1 May 2018 by

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 – After decades of progress, the United States has seen a slowdown in reductions of two major air pollutants, a new study finds. Researchers found that levels of nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide – which contribute to the formation of ozone pollution and smog – have not continued the fairly steady decline predicted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Nitrogen ...

More Than 40 Percent of Americans Breathe Dirty Air: Report

Posted 18 Apr 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 – More than two of every five Americans reside in counties with unhealthy levels of smog and air pollution, thanks largely to the effect of global warming, health researchers report. Ozone levels spiked in the United States in 2016, which was the nation's second-hottest year on record, according to the American Lung Association's annual State of the Air report, released ...

COPD Patients May Breathe Easier With Tai Chi

Posted 9 Apr 2018 by

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 – People struggling with COPD might find some relief in an ancient art. The centuries-old practice of tai chi appears to boost the exercise capabilities and the quality of life of those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a study from Chinese and British researchers suggests. COPD is a chronic, debilitating and largely incurable form of progressive lung ...

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