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Widely Used COPD Meds Tied to Increased Fracture Risk

Posted 13 Feb 2018 by

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 – Many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are placed on powerful inhaled corticosteroid therapy to ease symptoms. But new research suggests the treatment might raise their odds for bone fractures. Still, the Canadian study wasn't able to prove cause-and-effect, and the overall risk remained small, said one expert not connected to the study. "Looking ...

Health Tip: Fight Indoor Pollution at Home

Posted 26 Jan 2018 by

-- Where better to fight indoor air pollution than at home? The American Lung Association suggests how: Don't let anyone smoke in your home. Test your home for radon. Keep humidity levels under 50 percent and use a dehumidifier or air conditioner as needed. Clean this equipment regularly. Fix any leaks in the home that could contribute to mold growth. Put away food, cover trash and use bait to ...

Wildfires Can Affect Air Quality Far From the Flames

Posted 15 Jan 2018 by

FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 – Wildfires like those that recently burned wide swaths of California to the ground can cause air quality problems that pose a threat to human health far from the fire site, researchers say. An analysis of U.S. government data collected from 2006 to 2013 found that smoke plumes from wildfires can be carried high into the air and spread over thousands of miles – even days ...

Air Pollution Can Be Deadly for Seniors

Posted 29 Dec 2017 by

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 – Even levels of air pollution deemed "safe" by U.S. government standards may shorten the life spans of seniors, new research suggests. In fact, hundreds of older Americans may die prematurely each year due to the effects of dirty air, the study found. The finding stems from a computer prediction analysis that correlated fine particle and ozone pollution levels between ...

Tomatoes and Apples Could Help Ex-Smokers' Lungs Heal

Posted 21 Dec 2017 by

THURSDAY, Dec. 21, 2017 – For smokers who've managed to quit, the road to fully repairing lungs damaged by the habit may seem like a long one. But new research suggests help may be close at hand – in the kitchen. The decade-long study of 650 British and European adults suggests that diets high in tomatoes and fruits, particularly apples, could speed the healing of smoke-damaged lungs. The ...

Boxed Warning Removed From LABA/ICS Combination Asthma Medications: FDA

Posted 21 Dec 2017 by

New evidence regarding safety is spurring the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove a Boxed Warning from certain inhaled medications used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The decision applies to a class of medications known as Long-Acting Beta Agonists (LABAs) used in combination with inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) medicines. These medicines include brand name ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Long-Acting Beta agonists (LABAs) and Inhaled Corticosteroids (ICS): Drug Safety Communication - Boxed Warning About Asthma-Related Death Removed

Posted 21 Dec 2017 by

ISSUE: FDA's most prominent warning, the Boxed Warning, about asthma-related death has been removed from the drug labels of medicines that contain both an ICS and LABA. A FDA review of four large clinical safety trials shows that treating asthma with long-acting beta agonists (LABAs) in combination with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) does not result in significantly more serious asthma-related ...

Sunovion Receives FDA Approval for Lonhala Magnair (glycopyrrolate) Inhalation Solution to Treat COPD

Posted 8 Dec 2017 by

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE) December 5, 2017 --Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sunovion) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for Lonhala Magnair (glycopyrrolate) Inhalation Solution (25 mcg twice daily), also known as SUN-101/eFlow®, for the long-term, maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in people with chronic ...

Ted Koppel's Fight to Make COPD Headline News

Posted 7 Dec 2017 by

THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 – The doctor who diagnosed Grace Anne Koppel with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) didn't pull any punches. She should start getting her affairs in order, because she only had three to five years left due to her incurable lung disease. Expect to be hospitalized and on full-time oxygen support within a couple of years. "If you can think of a better way of ...

Smoggy Streets May Make Daily Walk a Health Hazard

Posted 6 Dec 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 – It's common doctors' advice to the elderly: Walk around the block each day to help stay fit. Trouble is, that advice might do more harm than good if you live in a neighborhood with smoggy air, a new study shows. British research suggests the unhealthy effects of breathing dirty air might outweigh whatever benefit the daily walk brings. "For many people, such as the ...

Health Tip: Prevent Respiratory Infections

Posted 24 Nov 2017 by

-- Our lungs have a natural defense system that protects them from dirt and germs. But that isn't enough to prevent all cases of lung disease. The American Lung Association says here's what you can do to keep your lungs healthier: Don't smoke. If you do, quit. Avoid air pollution. On smoggy days, stay inside. Wash your hands often with soap and water. An alcohol-based sanitizer may be used in a ...

Health Tip: Understanding COPD

Posted 10 Nov 2017 by

-- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, affecting some 16 million Americans and potentially millions more who don't know they have it. According to the National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute, COPD can make it difficult for people to breathe and harm their quality of life. In COPD, less air flows in and out of the lung's airways ...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Risk of COPD

Posted 31 Oct 2017 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 – People with rheumatoid arthritis appear to have a higher risk of the lung condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers report. The study found that people with rheumatoid arthritis were 47 percent more likely to be hospitalized for COPD than those in the general population. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. That means the body's immune ...

Pollution Tied to 9 Million Deaths Worldwide in 2015

Posted 20 Oct 2017 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 – Pollution led to more than 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015, or 1 in 6 deaths that year, a new report reveals. Air pollution, the worst culprit, was linked to 6.5 million heart- and lung-related deaths, The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health said. Water pollution was tied to 1.8 million deaths, mostly from gastrointestinal and parasitic infections. And ...

Switch From Smoking to Vaping Could Save Over 6 Million U.S. Lives

Posted 3 Oct 2017 by

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 – Millions of cigarette smokers could live substantially longer if electronic cigarettes are embraced as a replacement for tobacco during the next decade, a new study contends. As many as 6.6 million cigarette smokers could live a combined 86.7 million more years under policies that encourage them to swap their smokes for e-cigarettes, according to "optimistic" projections ...

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