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Lung transplants not dangerous for children with cystic fibrosis, after all

2 Apr 2008 – Effective Respiratory Treatments
Responding to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which concluded that lung transplants were harmful for children with cystic fibrosis, articles published in the latest … – more

Long-term use of mechanical ventilation contributes to the deterioration of human diaphragm muscle

30 Mar 2008 – Effective Respiratory Treatments
A new study by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine shows, for the first time in humans, that ventilators combined with diaphragm disuse contributes to muscle atrophy in the diaphragm in as … – more

Actual use of asthma medications contradicts guidelines

28 Mar 2008 – Effective Respiratory Treatments
A study has found only 16% of the 352,082 Australians who filled a prescription for asthma preventer medications for the first time during the period July 2004 to June 2005, went on to use them … – more

Progress in TB diagnosis and control slowing

23 Mar 2008 – General Respiratory News
The Global tuberculosis control 2008, released by WHO, finds that the pace of the progress to control the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic slowed slightly in 2006, the most recent year for which … – more

Low-level exposure to Montana vermiculite may increase risk for lung disease

22 Mar 2008 – General Respiratory News
Workers exposed to low levels of an asbestos-like mineral from Montana more than two decades ago are at an increased risk for lung disease today, according to research from the University of … – more

Pregnant women need more help to quit smoking

20 Mar 2008 – General Respiratory News
Midwives and doctors should do more to encourage pregnant women to give up smoking, research suggests. – more

Kicking the habit on national youth tobacco free day

19 Mar 2008 – Hot Respiratory Topics
Young people all around Australia are being asked to quit smoking today, on National Youth Tobacco Free Day. Smoking habits can start in the early teens, so refusing to take up the habit before it … – more

Rodent study finds artificial butter chemical harmful to lungs

19 Mar 2008 – General Respiratory News
A new study shows that exposure to a chemical called diacetyl, a component of artificial butter flavouring, can be harmful to the nose and airways of mice. Scientists at the National Institute of … – more

Call for all cigarettes to be sold in plain cardboard packs

18 Mar 2008 – General Respiratory News
Cigarettes should be sold in plain, dull cardboard packs, with nothing but the health warning and the brand name allowed, researchers at the School of Public Health have argued in a major review … – more

FDA issues alert on tussionex, a long-acting prescription cough medicine

15 Mar 2008 – Hot Respiratory Topics
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an alert today on the safe and correct use of Tussionex Pennkinetic Extended-Release Suspension in response to numerous reports of adverse … – more

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