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'Popcorn Workers’ Lung' Chemical Clue

'Popcorn Workers’ Lung' Chemical Clue

Flavor industry workers exposed to the butter-flavor chemical diacetyl may risk a rare lung disease called bronchiolitis obliterans, scientists say.......[Read More]
On Treatment but Still Sleepy

On Treatment but Still Sleepy

CPAP effectively reduces sleepiness in most obstructive sleep apnea patients, but some stay drowsy. What can be done for the daytime dozers?......[Read More]
Tips on Deep Breaths for Stuttering

Tips on Deep Breaths for Stuttering

The trick is drawing attention away from the stutter by slowing down.pilates-breathing stretching image by Leticia Wilson from Fotolia.comLearning to control stuttering helps you keep calm in social situations. Stuttering can be embarrassing and frustrating for those who have no control.........[Read More]
Anaerobic Vs. Aerobic Respiration in Animals

Anaerobic Vs. Aerobic Respiration in Animals

As explained at Sparknotes.com, respiration is the process of organisms burning food to produce energy. There are two kinds of cellular respiration--aerobic and anaerobic. In aerobic respiration, glucose is broken down into two pyruvate molecules--with each molecule made of three carbons-- to form e......[Read More]
Determinants of Arterial Stiffness in COPD

Determinants of Arterial Stiffness in COPD

What's the recipe for prediction of arterial stiffness in patients with COPD?......[Read More]
How to Control Breathing to Prevent Hyperventilation

How to Control Breathing to Prevent Hyperventilation

Hyperventilation is defined by Dictionary.com as excessively rapid and deep breathing "resulting in decreased carbon dioxide levels and increased oxygen levels that produce faintness, tingling of the fingers and toes, and, if continued, alkalosis and loss of consciousness." The main causes are eithe......[Read More]
Breathlessness

Breathlessness

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of breathlessness including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis

Important It is possible that the main title of the report Sarcoidosis is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. .........[Read More]
About the Causes of Shortness of Breath

About the Causes of Shortness of Breath

Shortness of breath has many causes, the most common being underlying respiratory or heart problems. This overview provides a detailed look at shortness of breath including risk factors and specific types.......[Read More]
Signs & Symptoms of Secondary Bacterial Pneumonia

Signs & Symptoms of Secondary Bacterial Pneumonia

Secondary bacterial pneumonia occurs after an infection of the lungs such as the flu or whooping cough. Secondary bacterial pneumonia has a higher risk of death than regular pneumonia because the immunity system is already compromised by the first infection. Secondary bacterial pneumonia.........[Read More]
Treatment for New, Deadly Coronavirus Shows Promise

Treatment for New, Deadly Coronavirus Shows Promise

Researchers report two drugs currently used to treat hepatitis C stopped virus from replicating in lab tests......[Read More]
Effectiveness of the Assessment of Burden of COPD (ABC) Tool

Effectiveness of the Assessment of Burden of COPD (ABC) Tool

Can visual insight into the burden of COPD impact clinical outcomes -- when combined with treatment advice?......[Read More]
How to Increase Tidal Volume

How to Increase Tidal Volume

Tidal volume is a percentage of total lung capacity. It represents the amount of air inhaled or exhaled by a person at rest. You can increase tidal volume through deep breathing and through exercise. However, not all the air consumed in tidal volume actually contributes to the oxygenation of body ti......[Read More]
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)-Topic Overview

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)-Topic Overview

Hantavirus-Pulmonary-Syndrome-HPS-Topic Overview......[Read More]
Ventilation Options for COPD-References

Ventilation Options for COPD-References

A list of resources for information on Ventilation Options for COPD.......[Read More]
EMT and Interstitial Lung Disease

EMT and Interstitial Lung Disease

Learn more about epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and its potential contribution to collagen-producing (myo)fibroblasts in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.......[Read More]
The Lung Cancer Symptoms That Are Different for Women

The Lung Cancer Symptoms That Are Different for Women

Just as with heart disease, the symptoms of lung cancer in women often differ from those in men. Since some of these are subtle, check out this article.......[Read More]
COPD: Tracking Diet and Treatments

COPD: Tracking Diet and Treatments

Here is a chart people with COPD as well as caretakers can use to ensure the best possible management of COPD.......[Read More]
Inhaled Corticosteroids in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Inhaled Corticosteroids in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Identifying patients with COPD who might benefit from long-term treatment with inhaled corticosteroids is paramount but remains uncertain.......[Read More]
Definition of False Negative

Definition of False Negative

A false negative result may occur when screening for lung cancer. What is the definition of false negative?......[Read More]