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GP workload soars as seasonal illness compounds growing flu crisis
Last week's huge rise in flu presentations was matched by similar increases in other respiratory diseases including asthma and acute bronchitis, piling yet more pressure onto GP workloads, the RCGP has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Influenza Source Type: news

The joy of cooking (and eating) after tracheomalacia
For most little kids, a trip to the supermarket is an annoying chore, made tolerable only by the opportunity to request sugary snacks as a reward. But when Charlotte McQueen accompanies her mother, Erin, to the store, it’s a journey marked by imagination and delight. “Mom, can we get that?” she asks, pointing to a can of pureed pumpkin. “Oh, and we’ll need marshmallows and we can make chocolate frosting. It will be a great cake!” At nearly 5 years old, Charlotte is an avid baker — a talent she picked up not at culinary school, but at the Yawkey Family Inn. There, a volunteer taught...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dori Gallagher Dr. Michael Manfredi Dr. Russell Jennings Esophageal and Airway Treatment Center esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula posterior tracheopexy tracheomalacia Yawkey Fa Source Type: news

DEADLY mysterious gunky build-up in the lungs could be sign of bronchitis
BRONCHITIS symptoms are usually caused by flu, and disappear within weeks. However, if they linger, it could be chronic bronchitis. Signs of the condition include a sore throat and tiredness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold and Flu: Prevention, Symptoms and Treatments
In much of the Northern Hemisphere, December through February is prime time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. Don’t let a cold or the flu ruin your holidays! Learn how to protect yourself and your family with these tips from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Get vaccinated against flu Wash your hands often Limit exposure to infected people Keep stress in check Eat a balanced diet Get enough sleep Exercise Symptoms Most viral respiratory infections, like a cold, come and go within a few days, with no lasting effects. But some cause serious health problems. In addition, people who u...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals K-12 Public Health Source Type: news

Antibiotics for acute bronchitis
This Cochrane Review examined data from 17RCTs, and concluded there is limited evidence of benefit to support use of antibiotics. Antibiotics may have some beneficial effect in frail, elderly people but magnitude of benefit needs to be considered in context of potential side effects, resistance, and costs. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cough symptoms: DEADLY mysterious gunky build-up in the lungs could be sign of bronchitis
BRONCHITIS symptoms are usually caused by flu, and disappear within weeks. However, if they linger, it could be chronic bronchitis. Signs of the condition include a sore throat and tiredness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cough symptoms: What is the DEADLY mysterious gunky build up in the lungs?
BRONCHITIS symptoms are usually caused by flu and goes within weeks. However, if they linger, it could be chronic bronchitis. Signs of the condition include a sore throat and tiredness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pollution in India's Cities Draws Residents Back to Rural Life Pollution in India's Cities Draws Residents Back to Rural Life
Namita Singh's young daughter suffered from bronchitis when the family lived in the northern Indian city of Lucknow, where fumes from clogged traffic and a smoky haze every winter outweighed the charms of its Mughal architecture and famed cuisine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Black mould and condensation: Could your house be giving you lung disease?
MOULD and damp in the home could cause a number of respiratory diseases, including asthma, bronchitis and lung disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Have Made Their First Attempt at Gene Editing Inside a Human Patient
(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to try to cure a disease. The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot. “It’s kind of humbling” to be the first to test this, said Madeux, who has a metabolic disease called Hunter syndrome. “I’m willing to take that risk. Hopefully it will help me and other people.” Signs of whether i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marilynn Marchione / AP Tags: Uncategorized gene editing Genetics health Innovation onetime overnight Research Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis: Symptoms could be signs of THESE lung diseases
Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms could cause some lung conditions, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, researchers have warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paula Radcliffe urges at-risk groups to get flu jab
Despite her healthy lifestyle, the 43-year-old marathon runner and asthma sufferer has caught flu and  developed bronchitis. Vulnerable people risk complications including death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cough symptoms? Mysterious gunky build up in the lungs could be DEADLY
BRONCHITIS is usually caused by flu and goes within weeks, however if symptoms linger it could be chronic bronchitis - a key cause of deadly lung condition, COPD, among smokers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These foods fight deadly lung disease
Your lungs are under constant assault. That’s why COPD is the third leading cause of death according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 15 million Americans have it. COPD is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It’s a group of lung diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis. They constrict your airways. They make breathing difficult and can cause wheezing or coughing. Most doctors will tell you that smoking is the major culprit. But even if you never smoked you are still at risk of COPD. You see, our modern world is a big factor. Our air is full of chemicals. Bad air i...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Nutrition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD lung disease lungs Source Type: news

FDA OKs Glaxo's inhaler, first one to combine 3 medicines
The FDA approves the first inhaler that combines three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Conventional household cleaners can kill you with increased risk of fatal lung disease
(Natural News) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a life-threatening condition that results in obstructed airflow and difficulty breathing. There are two main illnesses associated with COPD: Chronic bronchitis, which affects more than 10 million Americans, and emphysema, which over 4.7 million Americans have been diagnosed with. While the most common cause of COPD is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metalworking Fluids in Occupational Eosinophilic Bronchitis Metalworking Fluids in Occupational Eosinophilic Bronchitis
This case of non-asthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis highlights the pulmonary effects of workplace exposure to metalworking fluids.Thorax (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Lung disease warning: This common household product could be linked to COPD risk
COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – is a common form of lung disease that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Airway Mucin Concentrations May Help Predict Chronic Bronchitis
Mean total mucin concentrations up in smokers with severe COPD, those with respiratory exacerbations (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Airway Mucins May Predict COPD Symptoms (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Sputum concentrations show promise as chronic bronchitis biomarker (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Eosinophilic Bronchitis Images / Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer Guidelines / Washington Maternal-Fetal Medicine Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 43-year-old … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 5, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds
Title: Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/23/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/24/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Steroid Pills Often Fail Against Bronchitis
Research shows that, like antibiotics, these drugs won't reduce duration or severity of symptoms (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds
Research shows that, like antibiotics, these drugs won't reduce duration or severity of symptoms (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Asthma, News, Source Type: news

Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds
Research shows that, like antibiotics, these drugs won't reduce duration or severity of symptoms Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acute Bronchitis, Steroids (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 -- Doctors sometimes prescribe a steroid for patients with bronchitis or other troublesome chest infections, but a new British study says the approach isn't warranted. " Our study does not support the continued use of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bronchitis
(Chronic) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 4, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Occupational Pesticide and Herbicide Exposure Tied to Lung Disease Occupational Pesticide and Herbicide Exposure Tied to Lung Disease
Workers exposed to pesticides and herbicides on the job may be more likely than other people to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchitis and other breathing problems, an Australian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Occupational pesticide and herbicide exposure tied to lung disease
(Reuters Health) - Workers exposed to pesticides and herbicides on the job may be more likely than other people to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchitis and other breathing problems, an Australian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Damp, moldy homes tied to adult respiratory problems
(Reuters Health) - People living in homes with water damage, damp floors or visible mold are more likely to have chronic sinus problems and bronchitis, as well as allergies, asthma and other breathing disorders, according to a large study from Sweden. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bakaletz Lab biofilm work published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) The laboratory of Lauren Bakaletz, PhD, director, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and vice president of basic sciences, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's, studied the biofilm construction capabilities of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHI), a bacterium responsible for sinusitis, pneumonia, exacerbations of cystic fibrosis and COPD, bronchitis and ear infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Allergic and asthmatic bronchitis: Causes and treatments
Bronchitis occurs when the lining of the bronchial tubes becomes inflamed. Learn more about the difference between asthmatic and allergic bronchitis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Exercising with bronchitis: Is it safe?
In this article, learn about exercise and lung health. What are the considerations and precautions for exercising with acute and chronic bronchitis? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

9 Ways to remedy bronchitis at home
(Natural News) Bronchitis is not fun to deal with; you’ll cough, you’ll wheeze, and you’ll feel short of breath. Fortunately, this infection is manageable. There are several home remedies available that can help you deal with this irritating condition. From essential oils to warm teas, MedicalNewsToday.com states that these are the best ways to ease... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bronchitis: Is it contagious?
There are two types of bronchitis, acute and chronic. While both involve a wet, persistent cough, their causes can be different. When are they contagious? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Home remedies for bronchitis: What works best?
What are the causes and types of bronchitis, and what might be the symptoms of bronchitis? What home remedies are recommended to ease bronchitis? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Psychological therapies for the treatment of anxiety disorders in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (commonly referred to as chronic bronchitis and emphysema) is a chronic lung condition characterised by the inflammation of airways and irreversible destruction of pulmonary tissue leading to progressively worsening dyspnoea. It is a leading international cause of disability and death in adults. Evidence suggests that there is an increased prevalence of anxiety disorders in people with COPD. The severity of anxiety has been shown to correlate with the severity of COPD, however anxiety can occur with all stages of COPD severity. Coexisting anxiety and COPD contribute to poor heal...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IRRESPONSIBLE: Doctors are prescribing antibiotics for the common cold
(Natural News) A stuffy nose, rattling cough, and fever are the typical symptoms of a common cold. While rest and strengthening the immune system are the best medicines to fight an army of sick-making viruses, many doctors unnecessarily prescribe antibiotics to treat the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections such as acute bronchitis and the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Respiratory infections increase heart attacks by 17 times
Researchers from the University of Sydney found that pneumonia or bronchitis pose the biggest heart attack risk, but even a common cold raises your susceptibility by up to 13.5 times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saying ‘Yes’ To Sex Should Also Mean ‘Yes’ To STD Testing
When it comes to talking about sex, sexuality and sexual health, we’ve come a long way – in some respects. Today, the reality of sexual assault on college campuses, abortion rights, gender and sexual identity and access to contraception are part of an important national dialogue, one that is both political and personal. At the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), our definition of sexual health is, by necessity, broad. Among other things, sexual health encompasses access to sexual health information, education and medical care; being informed and empowered regarding pregnancy and family planning; prevent...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Keeping Your Gut in Check: Healthy Options to Stay on Tract...Cough Culprits: What ’s the Difference Between Bronchitis and Pneumonia?...How Your Eating Habits Affect Your Health...Spanish-Language Health Materials...Featured Web Site: Understanding the Human Genome Project (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bronchitis Quiz
Title: Bronchitis QuizCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 2/20/2013 12:31:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2017 6:53:16 PM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Aspergillus bronchitis and mucoid impaction: PtMK
View the full imageOctober 2016View the full imageJanuary 2017Aspergillus bronchitis and mucoid impaction: PtMKMK is 59 years old and presented with right sided pleuritic chest pain and coughing over 1 week. A chest Xray and then CT scan revealed complete collapse of her right lower lobe and middle lobes. Mucous retention is seen just proximal to the abrupt cutoff.Post date: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 10:52Medical images: Aspergillus bronchitisImages (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ten home remedies for bronchitis
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining in the bronchial tubes. In this article, learn about natural remedies and how to cope with symptoms at home. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

How to Tell If It's Bronchitis Or Pneumonia - Symptoms and Treatment
AARP Membership: Join or Renew for Just $16 a Year. Although yellow or green sputum is often thought to indicate bacterial infection, don't be fooled. "Over 80  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - March 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Challenging tradition: Can appendicitis be treated solely with medication?
For 130 years, surgery has been the standard treatment for appendicitis — inflammation of the appendix, a short tube extending from the colon.After all, it ’s best to remove an infected body part that is not essential to survival rather than risk a rupture that spews bacteria into the abdomen. Right? Maybe not.UCLADr. David TalanDr. David Talan, professor in the department of emergency medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is helping to lead a $12-millionclinical trial to determine whether treating appendicitis solely with antibiotics can be a safe, effective and less expensive alternative to...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

'Add vitamin D to food to prevent colds and flu', say researchers
Conclusion This was a systematic review and meta-analysis investigating the use of vitamin D supplementation as a way of preventing acute respiratory tract infections such as flu, bronchitis and pneumonia. The study found vitamin D supplementation to be useful in the prevention of acute respiratory tract infection. People who are very deficient in vitamin D and those receiving daily or weekly supplementation without additional large one-off doses had a larger benefit. This study has both strengths and limitations. It is very well designed and includes high-quality evidence. The researchers made efforts to reduce the risk ...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Medication Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections
But medical experts can't agree if recommending supplements or food fortification would be helpful Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acute Bronchitis, Common Cold, Vitamin D (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news