HealthDay News: Respiratory
Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved
The XVIVO Perfusion System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help preserve donor lungs that ultimately may be used for transplant, the agency said Tuesday in a news release.
U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Falling Overall, Study Finds
Overall lung cancer
rates are dropping, according to a new analysis of nearly a half
million Americans with lung cancer. But, the news wasn't all good
-- the study also found that the rates of certain types of lung
cancer are increasing, according to researchers from the U.S.
National Cancer Institute (NCI).
When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids
About one-third of
children with viral infections severe enough to land them in the
hospital end up with serious complications -- such as pneumonia,
seizures and brain swelling, a new study finds.