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  • 3-Drug Therapy Might Be Cystic Fibrosis 'Breakthrough'

  • Prenatal Test Advance May Help Spot Serious Gene Mutations

  • Kalydeco Approval Widened for More Types of Cystic Fibrosis
    Laboratory evidence used to expand approval

  • Cystic Fibrosis Survival Better in Canada Than in U.S.
    Canadians with the lung disease live about 10 years longer on average, study finds

  • Cystic Fibrosis Drug Seems OK for Preschoolers: Study
    Finds treatment works and is well-tolerated in 2- to 5-year-olds

  • Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Some Promise in Study
    Lung function benefit was slight, but even keeping lungs stable would be improvement, experts say

  • Orkambi Approved for Cystic Fibrosis
    When disease caused by mutated gene from each parent

  • Cystic Fibrosis Might Be Deadlier for Hispanics, Study Suggests
    Genetic differences may thwart response to latest treatments, researchers say

  • Combo Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Promise
    Researchers say therapy could help 15,000 people in United States alone

  • Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped
    One medication seems to partly counteract the other, suggests study on human cells

  • Child's Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family
    Care demands can create more stress than severity of illness, researchers say

  • Gene Study Helps Advance Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis
    Findings may help determine if person has the lung disease or is a carrier, and might aid treatment

  • Preemies' Increased Survival Comes With No Rise in Disabilities: Study
    Still, better care recommended for very early babies, researchers say

  • Drug-Resistant 'Superbug' May Spread Among Patients, Study Finds
    People with cystic fibrosis are of special concern

  • Inhaler Approved for Cystic Fibrosis Patients
    Antibiotic device treats Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections

  • Study: Cystic Fibrosis Patients Struggle to Exercise
    But it is poor blood vessel function, not weakened lungs, that causes fatigue, researchers report

  • Differences Seen in Lung Microbes of Cystic Fibrosis Patients
    More diversity noted in tissue samples of healthy people, study finds

  • Human Airways' 'Brush' Mechanism Gives Clues to Lung Diseases
    Researchers say proper mucus clearance may depend on how tiny hair-like cilia operate

  • Being Bullied Tied to Anxiety, Depression in Special-Needs Kids
    More than chronic conditions themselves, maltreatment by peers led to mental distress in small study

  • Should Cystic Fibrosis Patients Get So Many Antibiotics?
    Study suggests that less-aggressive antibiotic therapy might be better

  • Two Pancreatic-Enzyme Products Approved
    To aid in food digestion

  • Kalydeco Approved to Treat Rare Form of Cystic Fibrosis
    First drug to target underlying cause of chronic disease

  • FDA OKs Drug That Targets Rare Form of Cystic Fibrosis
    Therapy zeroes in on defective protein, agency says

  • New Drug Targets Underlying Cause of Cystic Fibrosis
    But only the 5% of sufferers with a specific genetic variant respond to treatment, researchers noted

  • Smoking's Effect on Lungs Similar to Cystic Fibrosis: Study
    Some of the same treatments might benefit smokers, cystic fibrosis patients, researchers say

  • Tool to Spot Lung Infections in Cystic Fibrosis Patients Called Not Worth It
    Procedure not only didn't help, it slightly upped the risk of adverse effects, researchers found

  • Genes Tied to Severity of Cystic Fibrosis Identified
    Researchers hope to find way to extend life expectancy for people with this inherited disease

  • Everyday Exercise Can Help Kids With Cystic Fibrosis: Study
    Taking walks, dancing, shooting hoops improved fitness, lung function in patients

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Has Cystic Fibrosis
    Make sure nutritional needs are met

  • Drug Targets Faulty Process That Drives Cystic Fibrosis
    This medicine might help minority of patients with particular gene, but others like it could follow

  • Severe Bacterial Strain Found in Cystic Fibrosis Patients in Canada
    Germ ups odds of lung transplant, even death, and was first spotted in Britain, researchers say

  • Bacteria Identified as New Foe for Cystic Fibrosis Patients
    Infection with S. maltophilia may cause serious flare-ups, study says

  • Cystic Fibrosis Flare-Ups May Be Treated Equally Well at Home
    Study finds no difference in outcome for lung exacerbations compared to hospital care

  • Scientists Fashion New Lung for Rats
    Feat might one day help those with lung diseases, researchers say

  • Drug-Resistant Staph Threatens Cystic Fibrosis Patients
    Risk of death is 1.3 times higher for those with MRSA in respiratory tract, study shows

  • Azithromycin Doesn't Always Help Lungs in Cystic Fibrosis Patients
    Antibiotic helped some with respiratory disease, but more study needed

  • Pigs Yield Clues to Cystic Fibrosis-Related Lung Disease
    Infection appears to precede inflammation, researchers find

  • Drug Improved Survival in Mice With Cystic Fibrosis
    Protein pathway discovery could lead to new treatments, study suggests

  • Wider Adult Screening May Mean Fewer Children With Cystic Fibrosis
    Incidence fell in area where all couples of reproductive age were evaluated, Italian study found

  • Stem Cells May Offer Alternative to Lung Transplants
    Novel protocol could provide new lung tissue for certain patients, researchers say

  • Gene 'Switch' May Help Drive Excess Fluid in Lungs
    Finding could lead to treatments for bronchitis, asthma, researchers say

  • Gene Linked to Liver Disease in Cystic Fibrosis
    Screening for the variation could help identify risk factors early on, researchers say

  • Zenpep Approved for Pancreatic Disorder
    Makes up for lack of digestive enzymes

  • Cystic Fibrosis Treatment May Cause Hearing Loss
    Ear evaluation urged for youngsters taking common antibacterial medication

  • New Spray Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients
    Airways remained clear and moist in studies, researcher says

  • Creon, a Pancreatic Enzyme Substitute, Approved
    Derived from pig pancreas

  • Double-Lung Transplant Better for Long-Term Survival
    But finding is controversial, since bilateral procedure could halve number of recipients

  • Insights Give New Hope Against Cystic Fibrosis
    Behavior of certain white blood cells may hold key to treatment, scientists say

  • Study Pinpoints New Gene for Cystic Fibrosis
    Variant can affect disease severity, experts say

  • Scientists Spot Key to Cystic Fibrosis Infections
    Targeting pigments in mucus could fight deadly bacteria in lungs

  • Aggressive Therapy May Stem CF Progression in Infants
    Treating cystic fibrosis in first 6 months appears most effective, Australian study finds

  • Estrogen May Explain Why Women With Cystic Fibrosis Suffer More
    Study found high levels of hormone worsened respiratory disease

  • Vitamin D Guidelines Too Low for Cystic Fibrosis Kids
    Study says deficiency persists even after weekly doses up to 3 times recommended amount

  • Researchers Develop Pig Model for Cystic Fibrosis
    Now they can track disease progression as it happens, something not possible in humans

  • Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise Against Cystic Fibrosis
    The molecule causes flawed gene to work properly, researchers say

  • Newborn Screening Suggests Decline in Cystic Fibrosis
    Study also found drop in a severe form of the disorder

  • Secondhand Smoke Worsens Lung Function in Cystic Fibrosis Patients
    No safe level for sufferers, especially those with genetic variant, study says

  • Ibuprofen Preserves Lung Function in Kids With Cystic Fibrosis
    Therapy slowed respiratory decline by almost a third, study found

  • Most U.S. Newborns Now Screened for Genetic Disease
    State-by-state 'report card' shows rates nearly doubled in two years

  • Cystic Fibrosis Can Harm Kids' Bones
    Other risk factors may aggravate the condition, findings show

  • Immune Proteins Give Clues to Cystic Fibrosis
    Three show up in CF patients in unique way, researchers say

  • Rogue Protein May Be Key to Cystic Fibrosis
    Reining it in could someday lead to effective treatment, researchers say

  • Some Cystic Fibrosis Patients May Safely Stop Using Inhalers
    Study found no increase in risk when individuals quit the regimen

  • Health Tip: Understanding Cystic Fibrosis
    Disease causes thick mucus to fill the lungs

  • Food Preservative Might Help Cystic Fibrosis Patients
    Sodium nitrite works against germ linked to respiratory problems, study finds

  • Saline Solution Helps Cystic Fibrosis Patients Breathe Easier
    Aids in clearing away dangerous mucus, researchers report

  • Study Refutes Cystic Fibrosis Bone Treatment
    Recommended amounts of vitamin D don't reverse bone loss, study finds