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Common vitamin and other micronutrient supplements reduce risk of TB recurrence

25 Apr 2008 – General Respiratory News
New findings show a link between micronutrient supplementation and reduced risk of recurrence during tuberculosis chemotherapy, according to a study published in the June 1 issue of The Journal … – more

New research shows nearly 40% of smokers have a mental illness – and it’s costing them dearly

24 Apr 2008 – General Respiratory News

SANE Australia is calling for urgent action to introduce quit smoking programs and supports for people with a mental illness, following an Access Economics report, Smoking and Mental Illness: … – more

Inhibiting stress oxidant may be new therapy for COPD

18 Apr 2008 – New and Emerging Respiratory Therapies

A study in Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology published by Wiley-Blackwell has showed that the generation of oxidative stress increases pulmonary inflammation – thus … – more

Mouth may tell the tale of lung damage caused by smoking

16 Apr 2008 – New and Emerging Respiratory Therapies
Cells lining the mouth reflect the molecular damage that smoking does to the lining of the lungs, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center report today at the … – more

Asthma deaths spike

14 Apr 2008 – General Respiratory News
New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that the Australian asthma death toll jumped in 2006, with an additional 84 deaths being recorded compared to 2005 data. – more

Risk factors found for RSV infection in immunocompromised children

14 Apr 2008 – General Respiratory News

St. Jude investigators and collaborators have shown how to predict if a child who is infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) while being treated for cancer or another catastrophic disease … – more

Autumn mite trigger asthma

7 Apr 2008 – General Respiratory News
As the leaves fall, the dust mite population in your bedroom could well be on the rise. Research from Sydney’s Woolcock Institute of Medical Research shows that dust mite levels can increase … – more

Genes cause smoking addiction

7 Apr 2008 – General Respiratory News
A common genetic variation that increases a person’s susceptibility to nicotine addiction, as well as increasing their risk of lung cancer and arterial disease, has been identified in a major … – more

Smoking during pregnancy linked to low baby birthweight

6 Apr 2008 – Hot Respiratory Topics
Babies whose teenage mothers smoked during pregnancy are more likely to suffer from low birthweight (LBW) than babies whose mothers did not smoke, according to a study in the latest Medical … – more

NSAIDs: Painkillers, inflammation inhibitors, anti-cancer drugs and new de-methylating agents

5 Apr 2008 – Effective Respiratory Treatments
Researchers at the National Sun Yat-Sen University and Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan have revealed a new mechanism by which nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) attenuate … – more

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