ATS 2012 research is in the news

The ATS 2012 International Conference has been in the news the past few days as major publications across the U.S. and around the world have published articles about research and educational sessions presented at the conference.

Following are some of the published reports:

  • The New York Times Health and Science Web page published “Sleep Apnea Tied to Increased Cancer Risk,” about two new studies from Spain and Wisconsin that report obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients have higher rates of various types of cancers compared to those who do not have OSA.
  • Several publications, including Bloomberg Businessweek and reported on research that low-dose CT screenings could be used to help reduce deaths from lung cancer through early detection of cancer.
  • An Earth Times article about a study conducted at the University of Arizona reports that children exposed to passive smoke are at risk for long-term health problems even if they grow up to be nonsmokers.
  • Medpage Today reported on a study from Ireland that estrogen and oral contraceptives may affect mucoidy and exacerbations in women with cystic fibrosis.
  • The U.S. News & World Report Health Web page reported that research from the University of Pittsburgh shows that having intensivists on staff in intensive care units during the night can reduce death rates compared with ICUs that do not have similar coverage during the day.