Tag: "lung" at medical news
Newer lung cancer treatments extend survival longer than traditional regimens
Patients with advanced non-small cell lung
cancer who are treated with regimens containing pa...upportive care, a new study finds. "While advanced lung
cancer remains incurable, this study provides additional evidence that paclitaxel- and carboplatin-b...
CDC report shows cancer death rates in Appalachia higher than national
... the United States. In particular, death rates for lung
and cervical cancer were significantly higher in r...tucky had the highest death rates for all cancers, lung
cancer and cervical cancer. The report states that death rates from colorectal cancer were especiall...
More than 10 million developed cancer in 2000
... from tobacco-associated diseases (cancer, chronic lung
disease, cardiovascular disease and stroke). Recen.... It has been long recognized that in addition to lung
cancer, tobacco smoking causes tumours of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, pancreas and...
New treatment for skeletal metastases
Many patients with advanced breast, prostate or lung
cancer experience metastasis to skeletal tissue. This is often a source of pain and suffering. Exterior irradiation and medication, including radioactive substances injected into the bloodstream, can retard cancer growth in skeletal tissue, but now ...
Study confirms air pollution linked to slowed lung function growth in children
...ldren. The new findings address the development of lung
function in children, showing that lung
function growth of kids in polluted areas lags behind that of children in areas with cleaner air. Lu...
Heart disease is a pediatric problem: New guidelines point to lifestyle 'training' in childhood
...50 percent less bladder cancer and 90 percent less lung
cancer, according to the statement. Ironically, cigarette smoking also has a link to obesity. Some adolescent girls start smoking, thinking it will help them slim down, Williams explains. The guidelines suggest that anti-smoking messages should be a...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for July (first issue)
...llution produced significant effects on children's lung
function growth rates. Between 1996 and 2000, inv... graders. They found that significant deficits in lung
function growth rates were associated with exposure to acid vapor, nitric dioxide, particulate matte...
Peto and Doll win King Olav Vs Prize for Outstanding Cancer Research
...and 60s proved there is a link between smoking and lung
cancer. In fact, in the 1950s, their study identified smoking as a factor not only in lung
cancer but in many other causes of death, including coronary heart disease. The study of the smoking...
Understanding genetic cancer risk might not help smokers kick the habit
... gene (GSTM1) that is linked to increased risk for lung
cancer. Case studies have shown that individuals with lung
cancer are more likely to be missing the GSTM1 than matched controls, and it has been estimated that...
Virus in babies may cause asthma later on
...tissues. Weeks after infection, the airways of the lung
remained extremely sensitive, or hyperreactive, and the airway lining became populated with mucus-producing cells. Each of these changes airway hyperreactivity and cellular remodeling lasted for at least one year and perhaps indefinitely. "Since e...
Drug developed at Duke appears effective in treating respiratory failure in newborns
...called S-nitrosothiols (SNO) within airways of the lung
regulate vessel and airway relaxation in response ... pulmonary disease (COPD), sickle cell disease and lung
transplantation. Trials are now ongoing at Duke in some of the diseases. "This drug seems to do many...
Quick blood test for heart failure proves successful in multinational trial
...ctive treatment. They must rule out for instance, lung
disease or kidney failure. Before the BNP test, they had to wait--sometimes up to three hours--for the results of various clinical tests, such chest X-rays, echocardiograms and CT-scans. Even then, these tests are not conclusive. Dr. Maisel said ...
National Jewish receives major grant to study air pollution and asthma
...uring less than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5) on lung
function and asthma exacerbations in children with...ng, result in sustained improvements in children's lung
function. "Our goal is to better understand the role air pollution plays in the health of children ...
Faulty gene may explain why some fall ill at high altitudes
...wo slight variations in a gene that helps maintain lung
function increase the risk of high altitude sickne...ngs may also help researchers find causes of other lung
disorders. These include chronic mountain sickness, primary pulmonary hypertension, emphysema and c...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for July (second issue)
...w. To uncover the results, investigators measured lung
function in approximately 4,000 black and white me...nt smokers. (Current smokers demonstrated a lower lung
function at age 18 and a faster rate of lung
deterioration than did non-smokers.) The prevalence of ...
The Lancet Oncology (TLO) and the Lancet Infectious Diseases (TLID)
...nges in lifestyle." Reviews: Cigarette smoking and lung
cancer: chemical mechanisms and approaches to prevention Cigarette smoking and the risk of endometrial cancer Strategic marketing in the UK tobacco industry Hyperthermia in combined treatment of cancer Metastasis to and from the central nervous syste...
New drug boost for asbestos-related lung cancer sufferers
...xpectancy of sufferers of Mesothelioma a form of lung
cancer which affects around 1,700 people in the UK...tside of the lungs. It differs from other types of lung
cancer in that it is caused by exposure to asbestos, rather than by smoking. The condition affects f...
When moms smoke, certain kids are more vulnerable
...has shown that environmental tobacco smoke impairs lung
growth and development in children, and recent rep...xposure in the womb is associated with deficits in lung
function at birth that may persist into young adulthood. This study pinpoints for the first time a g...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for August (second issue)
...ORER EXERCISE TOLERANCE Despite similar degrees of lung
function impairment, low weight patients with chro...airway disease that produces a serious decrease in lung
function. This loss is associated with an abnormal inflammatory response of the lungs tonoxious par...
Anemia drug reduces transfusions and chemotherapy-related fatigue
...ted 321 anemic patients receiving chemotherapy for lung
cancer with either weekly injections of darbepoetin alfa or a placebo. By 12 weeks, patients receiving darbepoetin alfa required about half as many blood transfusions, nearly a third fewer units of blood, had elevated hemoglobin levels, and experien...
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