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14/04/2011 Broccoli benefits COPD patients

A compound found in broccoli could help prevent severe lung infections in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) according to new research.

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30/03/2011 Obese patients at high risk of airway problems during anaesthetic

Obese people are twice as likely to develop serious airway problems during a general anaesthetic, than non-obese patients according to researchers in the UK.

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15/02/2011 Fibre intake linked to reduced death rate

Fibre in our diet has been linked with a reduced risk of death from respiratory, cardiovascular and infectious diseases, according to a new report.

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27/01/2011 Food intake influences respiratory health for babies with lung disease

The long-term health of premature babies with severe lung disease could be influenced by their feeding regime, according to new research.

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07/06/2010 Mediterranean diet reduces asthma risk in children

Doctors have found that eating a Mediterranean diet, high in fruits, fish, and vegetables and low in saturated fat, can reduce the likelihood of asthma in children.

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20/04/2010 Asthma and fries with that?

Fast food could increase the risk of asthma in children, according to a new Canadian study.

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31/03/2010 Blackcurrants could help asthma patients

New Zealand scientists have found that eating blackcurrants may help asthma sufferers.

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29/01/2010 Do oats and porridge prevent infant asthma risk?

Finnish researchers suggest that the earlier babies are introduced to oats and porridge, the less likely they are to develop asthma.

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19/01/2010 Fish oils improve gas exchange in ICU patients

A new study has shown that by giving patients in intensive care units (ICUs) fish oils through an intravenous drip decreases inflammation (swelling) and improves lung function; allowing the patient to recover quicker and reduce their hospital stay.

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07/05/2009 Dietary acrylamide not associated with increased lung cancer risk in men

A new study has shown that dietary acrylamide was not associated with an increased risk of lung cancer.

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