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

February 05, 2014: Preemie Breathing Problems Might Linger in Adulthood
Small study suggests people born prematurely might have trouble with altitude changes

February 05, 2014: CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco Products
Says sale of cigarettes is inconsistent with a pharmacy's mission

February 04, 2014: Decline of Antibiotic Use Among Kids Seems To Be Leveling Off: Study
Ear infections most common reason for prescriptions in children under 6; trends vary by region

January 31, 2014: CDC to Launch Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign
It will include now-deceased North Carolina woman whose appearance in first initiative stunned many viewers

January 29, 2014: Could Antioxidants Speed Up Cancer Progression?
Study of mice suggests people with lung cancer or at risk for the disease should avoid these supplements

January 28, 2014: Premature Birth Linked to Asthma, Wheezing in Childhood
Study suggests respiratory problems don't improve with age in these kids

January 28, 2014: Breath Test May Detect Signs of Lung Cancer: Study
Examining breath samples from patients with suspicious growths might help determine who needs surgery

January 24, 2014: ERs Not Curbing Overuse of Antibiotics, Study Reveals
Finding seen despite nationwide push against unnecessary use, to prevent drug resistance

January 22, 2014: Much More Must Be Done to Lower Smoking Rates, Experts Say
American Lung Association points to legislative inaction by states, stronger push by Big Tobacco

January 16, 2014: Health Tip: Pay Attention to Air Pollution
Avoid outdoors when air quality is poor

January 15, 2014: Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Risk of Lung Disorder in Babies
But, overall risk of 'persistent pulmonary hypertension' remains low, study finds

January 14, 2014: When a Common Cold Becomes More Dangerous for Kids
New study clarifies risk factors for lung disease

January 10, 2014: U.S. Flu Cases Continue to Climb
Southwestern states hardest hit, but infections still not at epidemic levels, CDC says

December 18, 2013: Anoro Ellipta Approved for COPD
Drug relaxes lung airways

December 18, 2013: FDA Approves New Drug to Treat COPD
Medication combines two bronchodilators, experts say

December 16, 2013: Dogs May Guard Babies Against Asthma, Allergies
Researchers working with mice found presence of a pet reduced immune system response to allergens

December 11, 2013: Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds
But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema

December 10, 2013: Workers Need More Protection From Silica Dust, Report Finds
Risk is greatest for those in construction industry

December 05, 2013: Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn
Sporadic outbreaks caused by travelers to countries without vaccination programs, doctors say

December 05, 2013: Too Few Americans With Asthma Are Getting Flu Shots, CDC Says
Report finds only half of this high-risk group gets immunized

November 22, 2013: Steroids for Preemies May Raise ADHD Risk, Study Says
Shots are given to boost lung development

November 19, 2013: Men's Bigger Builds Need Bigger Noses
Study found male noses were 10 percent larger, on average, to bring oxygen to greater muscle mass

November 08, 2013: Study Probes Why Exercise Leaves Women More Breathless Than Men
Females' smaller lungs and airways lead to differences between the sexes, researchers say

October 31, 2013: Epilepsy Often Hand-in-Hand With Other Health Problems: CDC
Doctors, patients share responsibility for preventing and treating co-occurring conditions, experts say

October 30, 2013: Health Tip: When Deep Vein Thrombosis Causes Symptoms
See your doctor immediately

October 28, 2013: Health Tip: Participating in Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Rehab for your lungs

October 23, 2013: Infants Exposed to Smoking in Womb at Risk of Infections, Death: Study
Researchers looked at Washington state hospitalizations, mortality for 50,000 babies

October 23, 2013: Opsumit Approved for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
New drug relaxes lung arteries

October 09, 2013: Adempas Approved to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension
New drug works to ease high blood pressure in lung arteries

September 18, 2013: Gene Testing Helps Sort Out Bacterial, Viral Infections
Results could speed up diagnosis, improve treatment decisions, study authors say

September 09, 2013: Whooping Cough Risk Higher Among Kids Who Miss Vaccinations: Study
It's important to get all doses without delay, researchers say

September 05, 2013: U.S. Drinking Water Sanitation Still a Concern: CDC
Bacteria in plumbing systems, groundwater persist in causing outbreaks

August 26, 2013: 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

August 14, 2013: Test of Preemie Breathing Treatments Finds Similar Complication Rates
Two noninvasive methods deemed equivalent