July 22, 2014: MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn
Genetic analysis shows viral sample from barn matched strain found in barn owner and camel, study shows

July 19, 2014: Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms
More than half surveyed said the water pipes weren't dangerous

July 07, 2014: Obesity May Raise Risk of COPD
Study found those with largest waist sizes more likely to develop lung disease

June 26, 2014: Moustaches, Home Oxygen Tanks Can Be Dangerous Match
Serious burns may be more likely for those with facial hair, researchers report

June 23, 2014: Smog Controls Tied to Fewer Lung Disease Deaths in N.C.
Study of 20 years of data suggests federal mandates on cleaner air had positive impact on health

June 17, 2014: MERS Virus Did Not Spread in 2 U.S. Cases: Health Officials
Both of the respiratory infections were contracted in Saudi Arabia, CDC believes

June 11, 2014: Scientists Spot New Clues to a Deadly Lung Disease
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis always fatal, but research points to possible cause, potential treatment

June 05, 2014: Yoga May Not Help Ease Asthma, Study Suggests
But ancient practice not harmful and can improve overall health, experts say

June 04, 2014: Taking Antipsychotic Drugs While Pregnant May Harm Newborns: Study
These medications linked to respiratory distress, withdrawal symptoms in babies, researchers report

June 04, 2014: Camels Confirmed as Source of Human MERS Infection
The animals are the Typhoid Mary of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, infectious disease expert says

May 28, 2014: Man Dies of Lung Disease After Working With Countertops, Doctors Report
But maker of product says patient could have inhaled particles many other ways

May 28, 2014: CDC: 3rd Suspected MERS Case Was False Alarm
Thorough blood tests found no sign of infection in Illinois man, agency says

May 21, 2014: COPD Patients Face Greater Risk of Heart Failure, Study Says
Blacks with lung condition were most vulnerable of all, researchers report

May 21, 2014: Diet Tied to Better Breathing in COPD Patients
Study suggests healthy eating might help improve lung function

May 19, 2014: Existing Drugs May Work Against MERS, Studies Suggest
Findings could speed access to treatment for patients who can't wait for new drugs to be developed

May 19, 2014: Windshield Washer Fluid May Be Source of Legionnaires' Disease
Study finds the potentially dangerous bacteria can exist for up to 14 months in the product

May 19, 2014: Florida MERS Patient Released From Hospital
He's a 44-year-old health care worker from Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of the MERS outbreak

May 19, 2014: Children's Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester: Study
Preliminary research finds timing of exposure an important element

May 19, 2014: Heat Waves Could Worsen COPD Symptoms, Study Suggests
Finding is troubling given predictions of rising temperatures due to climate change

May 19, 2014: 2 Drugs Offer Hope for Fatal Lung Disease
Doctors have had little to offer patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

May 19, 2014: Third U.S. Man Tests Positive for MERS Virus, CDC Reports
He was business associate of health care worker diagnosed with the first U.S. case, but shows no signs of illness

May 15, 2014: Study Probes Link Between Early Antibiotic Use, Asthma
Infants given these meds may have both poor immunity and genetic risk for asthma, findings suggest

May 14, 2014: MERS Not Yet a Public Health Emergency: WHO
U.N. agency says the virus, concentrated in the Middle East, doesn't seem to spread easily among people

May 13, 2014: 2 Florida Hospital Workers Who Treated MERS Patient Fall Ill
Testing for the potentially fatal respiratory infection is underway, officials say

May 12, 2014: 2nd MERS Case Identified in U.S.
Like first patient, this patient had been health care worker in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak

May 07, 2014: E-Cigarette Vapor Contains Potentially Harmful Particles: Review
Raises concerns about safety of e-cig chemicals, but industry representative says they're safe

May 06, 2014: Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Risk of Death in Pregnancy
Study found an association but didn't prove the nighttime breathing disorder caused the higher risk

May 05, 2014: 1st U.S. MERS Patient May Be Released From Hospital Soon
He had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400 people and killed more than 100

May 05, 2014: FDA Panel Says No to Over-the-Counter Allergy Drug Singulair
Experts expressed relief at the decision, citing safety concerns

May 05, 2014: 1st U.S. MERS Patient Improving, Officials Say
He had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400 people and killed 93

May 02, 2014: 1st MERS Case Reported in U.S.
Patient had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400 people and killed 93, CDC says

May 01, 2014: Southeastern States Have Highest Rates of Preventable Deaths
Modifiable risk factors could help combat scourges like heart disease, cancer, CDC says

April 25, 2014: Smoke-Free Laws May Help Prevent COPD Hospitalizations
Kentucky patients 22 percent less likely to need to be admitted in counties with stricter laws, study finds

April 24, 2014: FDA Proposes E-Cigarette Regulations
Opponents of the increasingly popular devices worry about their impact on children

April 18, 2014: Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients
Study author urges caution for doctors prescribing benzodiazepines to this group

April 16, 2014: Placing Donor Windpipe First in Patient's Arm Helps With Transplant
Technique allows withdrawal of anti-rejection drugs after a year

April 15, 2014: Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study
More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say

April 09, 2014: Exercise May Curtail COPD Complications
Regular physical activity could cut need for hospital readmission for lung disease, study says

April 07, 2014: Muscle Weakness May Persist for Months After ICU Stay
Hospitalized patients who'd been on mechanical ventilators were studied up to 2 years after discharge

March 27, 2014: Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma
Among black kids in study, other factors appeared to play bigger role in asthma rehospitalizations

March 22, 2014: Allergy Season Springs Into Bloom
Allergist outlines ways to minimize effects of pollen

March 21, 2014: Lung Ultrasound Can Spot Risk of Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy: Study
Researchers recommend its use for women with complication called preeclampsia

March 20, 2014: For Heart Failure Patients, Shortness of Breath When Bending May Signal Problem
Newly identified 'bendopnea' might mean condition is worsening, study suggests

March 19, 2014: Device May Restore Speech to People on Breathing Tubes
Doctors say 'electrolarynx' eased frustration for patient on mechanical ventilator

March 18, 2014: COPD May Damage Aging Brain
Study finds higher odds for mental decline without memory loss in patients with the lung disorder

March 13, 2014: Preterm Birth May Raise Child's Asthma Risk, Study Suggests
The more premature the delivery, the higher the odds for respiratory trouble, researchers found

March 06, 2014: 2-Mile Daily Walk Might Help Fight COPD
Study found patients who were more active had fewer hospitalizations from lung condition

February 25, 2014: MERS Virus That Threatens Humans Also Found in Camels
The respiratory virus has been infecting dromedaries for at least 20 years, researchers say

February 14, 2014: Flu Hits Unvaccinated Hardest, Study Finds
Those who have had vaccine are far less likely to need intensive-care unit

February 08, 2014: Old Wood Stoves a Costly Way to Keep Warm, Experts Say
Newer heating units use one-third less wood and produce 60 percent less air pollution than older models