Health News

New Drug Helping to Reduce Cystic Fibrosis Symptoms
Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that runs in a family. A new drug targeting a specific mutation has been successful so far in helping to treat cystic fibrosis.
Fires Flare Up Asthma and COPD Attacks
The summer of 2011 is one for the record books. This hottest and driest summer in recent memory has led to many forest and home fires. These fires can lead to more asthma attacks and worsen respiratory conditions in those most sensitive in the population.
Women With CF Have Shorter Life Spans
Who lives longer and why is the theme of many research studies. Now, a group from England has put cystic fibrosis (CF) patients' years lived under the microscope.
Old Drug is New Again
Sudden coughing attacks for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can be a frightening, life-threatening event. These are usually brought on by bacterial infections.
Lungs and Fitness Heating Up
Outdoor activities are usually a summer staple. It's great to be outside, but record-breaking heat requires protective strategies to keep things fun, fit and safe.
CF Tool No Better For Tiny Tots
Infants with cystic fibrosis (CF) are fragile and require a very high standard of care. Early detection of lung infections is critical to these delicate patients.
Cystic Fibrosis Drug Treats 'Celtic Gene'
New research has shown that the basic defect in those with cystic fibrosis (CF) can be treated with a new drug which can lead to better lung function and alleviation of symptoms.
Biological Agent Could Fight Antibiotic Resistance
A new class of antibiotics has been discovered from the family of bacteria called Burkolderia, a bug that usually causes disease in patients with cystic fibrosis
Treasures in Clay Jars
Johns Hopkins Institute for Genetic Medicine researchers working in conjunction with the North American Cystic Fibrosis Consortium have discovered two regions of the genome that affect the severity of cystic fibrosis.
Infection Alone Not Getting Cystric Fibrosis' Goat
Cystic fibrosis (CF) needs more than a little infection to get its goat. Prior studies have indicated that lung infections in infants and small children with cystic fibrosis was highly indicative of continuing poor lung function in the teenage years.