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Secondhand Smoke May Impair Children's Cough Reflex

Reduced sensitivity to respiratory irritants could raise pneumonia risk, researchers say
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 20, 2012 14:23

Impaired Cough Sensitivity in Children of Smokers

We provide the first evidence that the cough reflex is impaired in seemingly healthy children who live with smokers. The 2-fold difference in cough threshold is comparable in magnitude to the change that occurs with acute respiratory tract infection.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Aug 20, 2012 03:05

Secondhand smoke impairs vital cough reflex in kids

Exposed children less able to keep airways clear and protect lungs / The findings may help to explain why children of smokers are more likely to develop pneumonia, bronchitis and other diseases and also are more likely to experiment with smoking during
added Aug 20, 2012 02:39

QuickStats: Ten Most Common Chronic Conditions* Among Persons Living in Residential Care Facilities — National Survey of Residential Care Facilities, United States, 2010

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Aug 9, 2012 14:00
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Tudorza Pressair Approved for COPD

Inhaler treats narrowed lung airways
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 3, 2012 18:32

Vitamin D May Delay Deterioration of Smokers' Lungs: Study

But supplements are no substitute for quitting, experts stress
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 3, 2012 18:31

Alveolar Hypoxia Promotes Murine Lung Tumor Growth through a VEGFR-2/EGFR-Dependent Mechanism

These studies showed that lung tumors arising in a hypoxic microenvironment express increased growth, angiogenic, and survival signaling that could contribute to the increased lung cancer risk in COPD.
Cancer Prevention Research
added Jul 25, 2012 10:00

How chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increases risk of lung cancer

* Study shows mechanism of increased risk: hypoxic lung environment leads to increased HIF-2a signaling, boosting tumor growth factors EGFR and TGFa (University of Colorado Cancer Center)
added Jul 25, 2012 09:59

FDA OKs Forest/Almirall drug for smoker's cough

Forest Laboratories Inc's inhaled treatment for smoker's cough, commonly called COPD and the fourth leading killer in America, has been approved by U.S. drug regulators, bolstering the company's plans to grow profits through new medicines.
added Jul 23, 2012 18:06

Vitamin D deficiency, Smoking, and Lung Function in the Normative Aging Study (PDF)

This study presents evidence that vitamin D sufficiency, defined as vitamin D > 20ng/ml, may protect against lower lung function and more rapid lung function decline in smokers. Further studies and interventional trials are needed to confirm these finding
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
added Jul 20, 2012 11:08
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