Nurses' regular use of disinfectants is associated with developing COPD

Medical Xpress| Mon Sep 11 00:01:46 EDT 2017
Milan, Italy: Regular use of disinfectants is linked to a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new research looking at incidence of the disease in over 55,000 nurses in the USA. Dr Orianne Dumas (PhD) from INSERM, Villejuif, France, will tell the European Respiratory Society International Congress today (Monday) that certain tasks involving frequent exposure to disinfectants, such as cleaning surfaces, and specific chemicals in disinfectants, were associated with a 22% to 32% increased risk of developing COPD. Dr Dumas and her colleagues analysed data from 55,185 female registered nurses enrolled in the US Nurses' Health Study II, which started..

Related Articles

Milan, Italy: Regular use of disinfectants is linked to a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new research looking at incidence of ....
Medical Xpress| Mon Sep 11 00:01:46 EDT 2017
New research has shown for the first time that e-cigarettes with nicotine cause a stiffening of the arteries in humans. This has important implications for the use of e-cigarettes,....
Medical Xpress| Mon Sep 11 02:06:24 EDT 2017
Milan, Italy: Children with asthma who live in the city may have fewer days with symptoms the closer they live to parks and green spaces, according to research to be presented at t....
Medical Xpress| Thu Sep 07 23:06:35 EDT 2017
Two new studies presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress highlight the risks associated with using e-cigarettes, especially for those who also smoke con....
Medical Xpress| Mon Sep 11 00:01:46 EDT 2017
As we age, we may be less able to perform daily activities because we may feel frail, or weaker than we have in the past. Frailer older adults may walk more slowly and have less en....
Medical Xpress| Thu Sep 07 23:06:35 EDT 2017
With the use of implanted cardiac monitors researchers found a substantial incidence (nearly 30 percent) of previously undiagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) after 18 months in patie....
Medical Xpress| Sun Aug 27 02:04:49 EDT 2017
(HealthDay)—The inhaler medication Spiriva (tiotropium bromide) may help slow the progression of COPD if given in the early stages of the disease, a new study suggests. Researchers....
Medical Xpress| Thu Sep 07 02:09:47 EDT 2017
(Reuters Health) - Light to moderate drinkers may have a lower risk of heart disease than teetotalers, but a new study suggests this doesn’t hold true for people with fatty liver d....
Reuters| Tue Sep 05 05:00:03 EDT 2017
White women whose genetic makeup puts them at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease are more likely than white men to develop the disease during a critical 10-year span in their live....
Medical Xpress| Mon Aug 28 08:36:31 EDT 2017
In most clinical trials for cancer therapy, investigators test treatments in patients with advanced disease. But a recent cardiovascular secondary prevention study has given resear....
Health Canal| Sun Aug 27 11:04:49 EDT 2017
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can slow the decline in lung function in middle-aged women, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International ....
Medical Xpress| Mon Sep 11 23:17:27 EDT 2017
In most clinical trials for cancer therapy, investigators test treatments in patients with advanced disease. But a recent cardiovascular secondary prevention study has given resear....
Medical Xpress| Mon Aug 28 08:05:53 EDT 2017
Hagai Levine doesn't scare easily. The Hebrew University public health researcher is the former chief epidemiologist for the Israel Defense Forces, which means he's acquainted with....
CNBC| Tue Sep 12 14:00:22 EDT 2017
A simple question — how fast do you walk? — may help researchers determine who has a higher risk of death from heart disease, a new study from the United Kingdom suggests. The stud....
The Huffington Post| Tue Sep 12 08:00:16 EDT 2017
Mobile phone use during pregnancy is unlikely to have any adverse effects on child neurodevelopment, according to new research published in the open access journal BMC Public Healt....
Medical Xpress| Mon Sep 04 23:11:18 EDT 2017
Regular and early lifestyle changes key to reducing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in young South Asians, study suggests Regular and early one-to-one educational sessio....
Medical Xpress| Tue Aug 29 17:21:53 EDT 2017
A massive DNA analysis of pregnant women has identified six gene regions that influence the length of pregnancy and the timing of birth. The findings, published today in the New En....
Medical Xpress| Wed Sep 06 14:09:40 EDT 2017
New research presented at ESC Congress today suggests that for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients who require percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), treatment according to c....
Medical Xpress| Tue Aug 29 08:30:12 EDT 2017
A 16 year study in more than 280 000 patients has suggested that air temperature is an external trigger for heart attack. The findings are presented today at ESC Congress. "There i....
Medical Xpress| Mon Aug 28 02:24:37 EDT 2017
A new set of research priorities to support tobacco control will help ensure future research provides the greatest benefit to public health and value for money, according to an int....
Medical Xpress| Thu Sep 07 03:06:58 EDT 2017
After four decades of progress preventing strokes that affect 800,000 Americans and kill up to 140,000 annually, progress has stalled, and in some states strokes are again increasi....
CNBC| Wed Sep 06 14:00:29 EDT 2017
People with a specific variation in the CLOCK gene have more migraines under financial stress. This work, the first time that the genetics of circadian rhythms has been shown to ha....
Medical Xpress| Sun Sep 03 08:40:58 EDT 2017
The gender gap in death from heart attack has reduced over the past two decades particularly in younger women, according to research presented today at ESC Congress. The study in o....
Medical Xpress| Sun Aug 27 02:04:49 EDT 2017
Experiencing stigma, the severity of a disability and a person's age and income level help determine whether someone with an impairment considers themselves to be a person with a d....
Medical Xpress| Mon Aug 28 14:06:30 EDT 2017
A new screening guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), which cause approximately 1244 deaths every year in....
Medical Xpress| Mon Sep 11 00:01:46 EDT 2017
During the nine months of pregnancy, many pregnant women have wondered -- would one or two glasses of wine really put my baby at risk? And, unfortunately, researchers sti....
CBS News| Tue Sep 12 14:00:37 EDT 2017
A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection....
ABC News| Wed Sep 13 02:06:37 EDT 2017
For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol, the focus for many years. People o....
ABC News| Sun Aug 27 02:24:32 EDT 2017
For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol, the focus for many years. People o....
Medical Xpress| Mon Aug 28 02:05:16 EDT 2017
For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol, the focus for many years. People o....
CNBC| Sun Aug 27 05:00:17 EDT 2017
NEW YORK -- A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that include....
CBS News| Wed Sep 13 08:19:32 EDT 2017
Oxygen therapy does not improve survival in patients with heart attack symptoms, according to late-breaking research presented today in a Hot Line LBCT Session at ESC Congress and ....
Medical Xpress| Mon Aug 28 06:00:13 EDT 2017
Every year millions of people around the world are diagnosed with heart failure, a chronic, progressive condition where the heart is unable to pump enough oxygenated blood througho....
Medical Xpress| Mon Aug 28 02:05:16 EDT 2017
Electronic dance music (EDM) parties have historically been high-risk scenes for use of a variety of psychoactive substances. Studies over the past couple of years have found night....
Medical Xpress| Wed Sep 13 14:07:00 EDT 2017
Kessler Foundation researchers have authored a new article that has implications for our understanding of the relationship between cognitive fatigue and effort and reward. The stud....
Medical Xpress| Mon Sep 04 23:11:18 EDT 2017
ZURICH/MADRID (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis notched a trial win for its drug cocktail against skin cancer on Monday, while a rival treatment from Roche with slipping sales f....
Reuters| Sun Sep 10 17:00:07 EDT 2017
A major international study has found that the combination of two drugs - rivaroxaban and aspirin—is superior to aspirin alone in preventing further heart complications in people w....
Medical Xpress| Sun Aug 27 23:39:52 EDT 2017
The failure to change gloves is common among certified nursing assistants, and may be a significant cause of the spread of dangerous pathogens in nursing homes and long-term health....
Medical Xpress| Fri Sep 08 11:10:47 EDT 2017

You May Also Like To Read

University of Texas at Arlington researchers have established a link between hypoxia, a condition that reduces the flow of oxygen to tissues, and HOTAIR, a noncoding RNA or molecul....
Health Canal| Wed Sep 06 23:45:01 EDT 2017
The risk for developing cardiovascular disease is higher in individuals living in low income neighborhoods or with lower personal income regardless of their access to healthy food,....
Medical Xpress| Wed Sep 13 14:07:01 EDT 2017
Indoor air pollution can be a problem in many homes, even in eco-friendly buildings. Thanks to a new innovative study led by Silent Spring Institute, researchers have a better idea....
Medical Xpress| Mon Sep 11 23:09:41 EDT 2017
New research examining the link between common flame retardant chemicals and fertility rates finds that women with higher levels of the chemicals in their bodies have lower chances....
The Huffington Post| Wed Aug 30 11:00:15 EDT 2017
Early tumor detection using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test lowers a man's risk of prostate cancer death by 25 percent to 32 percent, the new analysis of two major t....
CBS News| Tue Sep 05 11:36:51 EDT 2017
Children with asthma are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics even though there is no evidence that they need them any more than children without asthma, according to research ....
Medical Xpress| Mon Sep 11 00:01:46 EDT 2017
Even today, suicide is a taboo topic often discussed in whispers and swept to the shadows of society, despite it being the leading cause of death among youth in Utah and the tenth ....
Medical Xpress| Fri Sep 08 11:10:47 EDT 2017
A new study examines whether insurance status may affect survival in children diagnosed with cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cance....
Medical Xpress| Sun Sep 10 23:56:35 EDT 2017
Sixteen years after the collapse of the World Trade Center towers sent a "cloud" of toxic debris across Lower Manhattan, children living nearby who likely breathed in the ash and f....
Medical Xpress| Wed Sep 06 23:05:58 EDT 2017
Antidepressant use during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of psychiatric disorder diagnosis in children compared to children born to mothers with no record of antidepre....
Medical Xpress| Wed Sep 06 17:22:17 EDT 2017
A miniaturised heart implant is one of the most promising ways in which scientists are hoping to tackle cardiovascular disease, the world's biggest killer, which claims the lives o....
Medical Xpress| Mon Sep 04 08:06:14 EDT 2017
"High salt (sodium chloride) intake is one of the major causes of high blood pressure and an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke," said Prof Pekka J....
Medical Xpress| Sun Aug 27 23:34:59 EDT 2017
Barcelona, Spain : A 14 year study in more than one million people has found that women with high cholesterol have significantly lower rates of ----- cancer and improved mort....
Health Canal| Mon Aug 28 08:05:48 EDT 2017
Additional measures may be needed to limit the potential effects of a mixture of flame retardants on the mental development of babies and young children, new research from Brunel U....
Medical Xpress| Wed Aug 30 02:06:03 EDT 2017
Within Manhattan's diverse population, the chronic and often debilitating autoimmune disease lupus affects Hispanic and Asian women more frequently than white women, according to a....
Medical Xpress| Sun Sep 10 23:56:35 EDT 2017
Anacetrapib, an inhibitor of cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) activity, lowers the risk of heart attack and related cardiovascular complications in patients receiving inte....
Medical Xpress| Tue Aug 29 05:30:29 EDT 2017
The alcohol industry has been misleading the public about the real link between alcohol and cancer, with tactics similar to those used by the tobacco industry. This is the finding ....
Medical Xpress| Fri Sep 08 06:01:37 EDT 2017
Infants' racial and ethnic identities influence the quality of medical care they receive in California's neonatal intensive care units, a study from the Stanford University School ....
Medical Xpress| Mon Aug 28 02:05:16 EDT 2017
(Newser) – When the temperature drops, the number of heart attacks goes up, according to a massive 16-year study of some 280,000 patients in Sweden. "There is seasonal variation in....
Newser| Tue Aug 29 08:03:07 EDT 2017