Tag: "lung" at medical news
Air pollution linked to heart attack
...h damaged arteries are most at risk to suffer from lung
inflammation and fatal blood clots. Each year, 1.1 million people experience myocardial infarction, which results from the obstruction of a diseased coronary artery. This study is published in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Media wishi...
Eating foods with 'weak estrogens' may help reduce lung cancer risk
... activity appears to reduce the risk of developing lung
cancer in smokers - as well as in non-smokers, say...ogens" had a 46 percent reduced risk of developing lung
cancer, compared to those who ate the lowest quantity. More than 3,500 people participated in the re...
Heavy smokers who cut their smoking in half may reduce their risk of lung cancer
...an 15 cigarettes per day) can reduce their risk of lung
cancer if they decrease smoking by 50 percent, acc...er death worldwide, and an estimated 90 percent of lung
cancer cases are tobacco-related, according to background information in the article. Despite effort...
Higher consumption of some soy products, grains and vegetables linked to reduced risk of lung cancer
...nds known as phytoestrogens is linked with a lower lung
cancer risk, according to a study in the September...ch focused on dietary intake of phytoestrogens and lung
cancer risk. Matthew B. Schabath, Ph.D., and colleagues at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Can...
Long-term smoking is associated with up to 40 percent increased risk of breast cancer
...smoking is associated with a lot of diseases, from lung
cancer to heart disease, but the association with ...r as strong as the association between smoking and lung
cancer, but breast cancer may be another disease to add to the long list of serious health issues re...
Cancer treatment illustrates UI, private sector partnership
...CPG 7909's status and potential as a treatment for lung
and possibly other cancers. "This is a shining exa...Phase II clinical study in advanced non-small cell lung
cancer (NSCLC) demonstrating improved anti-tumor response and survival benefit. Phase III clinical t...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for October 2005 (first issue)
...ver one year, while airway hyperresponsiveness and lung
function were determined in both groups at the sta... a devastating cause of respiratory failure, acute lung
injury (ALI). According to the authors, the improved survival rate among 45 patients with ALI correl...
Annual report to the nation finds cancer death rates still on the decline
...ding to more recent data from 1998 to 2002, female lung
cancer incidence rates have begun to stabilize aft...account. For patients with advanced non-small cell lung
cancer, evidence-based guidelines recommend that chemotherapy may be beneficial for patients who are...
Pulmonary artery catheter use neutral for patient outcomes
...y those who are considered candidates for heart or lung
transplantation. "What is definitely needed is a clinical trial that looks at PAC in conjunction with specific drugs that are associated with its use," Shah said. "That way we could really see if there is any impact." The researchers did find in thei...
CHEST 2005 hosts world experts in pulmonary, sleep, and critical care medicine
...gy, disaster medicine, pulmonary vascular disease, lung
cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COP... time on such current topics as disaster medicine, lung
cancer, and pandemic influenza." New sessions and event highlights this year include: Keynote Add...
Study proves genetic variations influence cystic fibrosis' severity
...bodies, its identification as a modifier of the CF lung
disease allows us a specific target to focus on fo... at Case. "As we better understand its function in lung
disease, we hope it will allow us to design better and more specific therapies. Because other resear...
Aussie blokes dying for a health policy, say UWS men's health experts
...e earlier from illnesses such as heart disease and lung
cancer, and commit suicide and self-harm in great numbers, is just the tip of the iceberg.We need to examine the state of men's health much more closely, to see what lies beneath the surface before we go about trying to fix things." The experts say ...
Does smoking cloud the brain?
...ndings that people with cardiovascular disease and lung
disease tend to have reduced neurocognitive function." The data for the new paper by Glass, Zucker and their colleagues at U-M and Michigan State University, come from an ongoing longitudinal, or long-term, project that uses interviews and standardiz...
March of Dimes receives federal grant to help meet needs of pregnant women and infants in Louisiana
...sy, mental retardation, learning problems, chronic lung
disease and blindness." "Our hearts go out to the families displaced by the storm. We believe that prompt action to help pregnant women and vulnerable children is one of the important steps we can take to help rebuild communities torn apart by Katr...
Elevated blood levels of a protein are linked to asbestos-induced cancers
...uch as inflammation which leads to scarring in the lung
and plaques on the lining surrounding the lungs; 45 were current or former smokers, who had no previous exposure to asbestos; and 76 patients suffered from pleural mesothelioma and were undergoing surgery. Those individuals exposed to asbestos for l...
Curcumin halts spread of breast cancer in mice
...ce were fed a powdered curcumin diet. Macroscopic lung
metastasis, or metastasis that is visible to the n...reduced" both the incidence and numbers of visible lung
metastases. Microscopic metastasis, or metastasis that is visible only when using a microscope, was...
Breath test offers hope for early detection of lung-bacteria growth in cystic fibrosis
...ulfides, are known to be produced by bacteria, and lung
disease in cystic fibrosis is accompanied by bacte...een promoted as a means to delay chronic bacterial lung
growth and prolong life, and breath analysis may be an effective first step toward treatment," said ...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for October 2005 (second issue)
... tumors in the two layers of membrane covering the lung
(the pleura) or, with greater exposure, the membra...hree illnesses (cancer, heart failure, and chronic lung
disease); and six clinical findings related to such measurements as pulse, systolic blood pressure, ...
Cannabis smoke is less likely to cause cancer than tobacco smoke
... why cannabis smoking has not been associated with lung
cancer, a main cause of death from cigarette smoking. Cannabis has also been shown to kill cancer cells and to reduce tumour growth, in part by reducing the formation of blood vessels that feed tumours. But "the effects of cannabinoids are complex a...
Dual therapy works best for controlling asthma
... attack. Combination therapy also improved overall lung
function, increased the number of days where patie...n therapy "clearly leads to greater improvement in lung
function and symptoms than a two- to two-and-a-half-fold higher dose of inhaled corticosteroids," ac...
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