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"Dutch Nobel Prize" for three researchers
The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, NWO, has announced the names of the three researchers who are to receive an NWO/SPINOZA Award for 2000. (2001-01-23)
NHLBI study shows inhaled corticosteroids do not slow progression of COPD
Ending a long controversy about the effects of inhaled corticosteroids in the treatment of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) today reported that inhaled corticosteroids do not slow the progression of the disease, as many had hoped, but they do reduce respiratory symptoms in some of these patients. (2000-12-26)
Home-based primary care improves quality of life for VA patients and caregivers
A home-based primary care intervention program by the Department of Veterans Affairs significantly improved health- related quality of life and satisfaction for patients and their caregivers, according to an article in the December 13 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (2000-12-11)
Veterinary College Molecular Diagnostic Lab's focus has implications for human health, goal of private development
A Molecular Diagnostics Laborator,y newly established in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, will enable clinicians and scientists to focus on environmental toxins' impact in birth disorders, pulmonary disease and osteoarthritis in horses, and diabetes role in pregnancy complications. (2000-10-26)
Elderly smokers also benefit from quitting
Some healthcare givers assume elderly smokers won't benefit from quitting. (2000-08-29)
Worrying rise in chronic lung disease in women over past decade
The rates of chronic lung disease (COPD) in women have almost doubled over the past decade, shows research published in Thorax. (2000-08-20)
Inhaled steroids improve the health of lung disease patients
Support for the widespread practice of using high dose inhaled corticosteroids in patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD ) which affects lung function comes in this week's BMJ in a paper by Burge et al. (2000-05-11)
New findings on aging and lung disease at American Thoracic Society Meeting
New hope for older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, new findings about the nighttime breathing disorder known as sleep apnea in postmenopausal women, and evidence of treatment bias toward elderly lung cancer patients were presented at the American Thoracic Society's International Meeting. (2000-05-07)
Regular Exercise Helps Patients With Serious Lung Disease
Regular exercise can help lung disease patients reduce anxiety and depression and improve endurance and some kinds of intellectual functioning. (1998-05-28)
Fruits And Vegetables Protect Lungs
Antioxidants seem to help protect lung function and prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among both smokers and nonsmokers, according to a new Cornell University study. (1998-04-18)
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