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Centuries of Climate May Have Shaped Your Nose March 16, 2017

Local temperatures, humidity helped design the human schnozz, research suggests

U.S. Medical Groups Sound the Alarm on Climate Change March 15, 2017

Altered weather patterns may already hurt your health, nation's physicians warn

Sinus Trouble Can Lead to Depression, Lost Work March 10, 2017

For people with chronic nasal problems, mood is key reason for calling in sick, study finds

Mite-Proof Bedding May Help Curb Asthma Attacks: Study March 10, 2017

Kids whose mattresses and pillows were encased had less severe flare-ups, researchers report

Banishing Asthma-Inducing Mice Allergens on the Cheap March 07, 2017

Do-it-yourself approach works as well as professional extermination services, study finds

Asthma Much More Lethal for Black Children, Study Finds March 06, 2017

This group has 6 times the odds of dying from the illness compared to whites, Hispanics

Nasal Swab Shows Promise in Confirming Lung Cancers February 27, 2017

Simple technique is based on cancer DNA and seems accurate for use after chest CT scan, researchers say

There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids February 20, 2017

High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor says

How to Control Mold, Avoid Allergies February 17, 2017

Limiting moisture in the home is key, specialists say

Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections February 16, 2017

But medical experts can't agree if recommending supplements or food fortification would be helpful

Immunotherapy Not a Quick Fix for Hay Fever February 14, 2017

3-year treatment with high doses of grass pollen offered long-term relief, but 2 years not enough, study finds

Opioids and Alcohol a Dangerous Cocktail February 08, 2017

Drinking while taking the painkillers can hamper breathing, especially among seniors, study finds

Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure February 02, 2017

Doctors should consider high-dose vaccine for those over 65, study suggests

Sleepless Nights Linked to Asthma Later in Life February 02, 2017

Adults with chronic insomnia 3 times more likely to develop the respiratory disorder, study suggests

1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Have It: Study January 17, 2017

Almost half did not get objective breathing test, researchers in Canada found

How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness January 12, 2017

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia

Ebola Can Linger in Lungs, Study Finds January 05, 2017

Discovery in one patient could advance understanding of deadly disease, doctors say

Flu Shots Are Worth It December 28, 2016

Vaccine most important for young kids, seniors, people with chronic disease, women before and after pregnancy, expert says

Child Deaths Highlight Choking Dangers Posed by Grapes December 21, 2016

Deaths of 5-year-old and toddler cited in new report

Cured Meats Could Aggravate Asthma, Study Suggests December 21, 2016

Symptoms worsened for those who often ate foods like ham and salami

Mothers of Kids With Severe Birth Defects May Have Shorter Lives: Study December 20, 2016

But the overall risk of early death is still quite low

Another Menopause Side Effect: Shortness of Breath? December 13, 2016

New research suggests lung function can decline significantly

Where You Live May Determine How You Die December 13, 2016

Breaking down mortality data by county, most pressing local health problems were pinpointed, study finds

Mice May Be Key to Kids' Asthma Attacks at School December 02, 2016

Study suggests, but can't prove, that rodent allergens could play a role

Hi-Tech Skin Patch Might Someday Track Your Health November 17, 2016

Acoustic device can listen in on heart, digestive system and lungs

How to Exercise Safely in Smog November 11, 2016

Research suggests a 'sweet spot' where activity's benefits best meet the effects of dirty air

Fewer in U.S. Smoke, But Smoking's Death Toll Continues November 10, 2016

Only 15 percent of Americans engage in the habit, according to latest CDC numbers

Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu November 08, 2016

When you're sick, stay home, health officials urge

Smoking Wreaks Genetic Havoc on Lungs, Study Warns November 04, 2016

For every year of smoking a pack daily, there were 150 more mutations found in each lung cell

Oxygen Therapy Little Help for Those With Milder COPD October 26, 2016

Study could change clinical practice, researchers say

Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients October 10, 2016

Hospitals put too many on ventilators, adding to their suffering and treatment costs, researchers say

When Indoor Temps Rise, So Do COPD Symptoms September 30, 2016

And inside air pollution makes symptoms even worse, study says

Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds September 27, 2016

Researchers aim to learn whether early exposure to allergens has a protective effect

Flavorings Boost Toxicity of E-Cigarettes in Lab Study September 22, 2016

Increasing device's voltage, to get bigger hit of nicotine, also inflames air passage cells, researcher says

As Traffic Piles Up, So Does Air Pollution September 12, 2016

To minimize exposure, researchers recommend shutting windows and re-circulating air

Will Worsening 'Smoke Waves' Threaten Western U.S.? September 09, 2016

Climate change tied to warmer summers, more wildfires, affecting the health of millions, study predicts

3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth August 31, 2016

Study finds there's lots mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term

Cheap Face Masks Little Help Against Air Pollutants August 24, 2016

Scientists say close-fitting surgical styles are a better alternative

Climate Change May Prolong Smog Season in Southeast U.S. August 23, 2016

Air quality is becoming more sensitive to the effects of extreme weather, new study finds

'Bagpipe' Lung Infection Kills Piper August 23, 2016

Mold, fungi can collect in wind instruments, researchers explained

Steroid Treatments May Boost Preemies' Risk of Eye Problems August 19, 2016

Babies with very low birth weights are often given steroids to improve lung function

Heavy Drinking Might Harm the Lungs August 05, 2016

Alcohol appears to reduce levels of a protective respiratory gas, study finds

Depression Plagues Many With COPD June 17, 2016

Studies found 1 in 4 patients affected, and readmission to hospital for respiratory illness more likely

Certain Steroids Raise Risk for Serious Staph Infections June 09, 2016

Study finds long-term use of glucocorticoids may suppress immune system, upping odds for patients

Health Tip: Need a Lung Function Test? June 09, 2016

Here's what it may reveal

Most Americans Support Rise in Legal Smoking Age June 01, 2016

Survey finds wide support in all regions to raise cutoff to age 19 or older

Fewer Inhaled Steroids May Be OK for Asthmatic Children May 27, 2016

Study suggests some kids don't need daily dosing, but one expert worries the strategy might have risks

Health Tip: Breathe Healthier Air at Home May 27, 2016

Keep pollutants out

Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women May 23, 2016

It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis May 18, 2016

It's not clear how many will go on to have the full-blown respiratory ailment, researchers said

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