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Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report July 31, 2015

Investigators found unhealthy ozone levels, haze plague many natural sanctuaries

New Gene Test Speeds Diagnosis of Stomach Bug That Strikes Kids July 24, 2015

Enterovirus D68 sickened more than 1,000 U.S. children last year, 14 deaths reported

Many Young Women Taking Up 'Very Light' Smoking, Study Finds July 16, 2015

Defined as 5 or fewer cigarettes a day, the habit can still raise health risks, experts say

Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Some Promise in Study July 02, 2015

Lung function benefit was slight, but even keeping lungs stable would be improvement, experts say

Health Tip: When Air Is Unhealthy June 23, 2015

Stay indoors

Millions of Smokers May Have Undiagnosed Lung Disease June 22, 2015

Study shows scans, other tests can help spot respiratory problems early

Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home June 18, 2015

4 in every 10 U.S. households with a smoking parent had no 'smoke-free' rules in place, study finds

Aerobic Exercise Can Help Curb Asthma, Study Shows June 11, 2015

Brazilian research found better airway function in those who had more vigorous workouts

Rapamune Approved for Rare Lung Disease May 29, 2015

LAM affects mostly women of child-bearing age

Soy Supplements Won't Ease Asthma, Study Finds May 26, 2015

Clinical trial refutes prior notion that the nutrient might boost lung function

That Lingering Cough Could Be Bronchitis May 21, 2015

See a doctor if symptoms worsen or persist more than a week, physician advises

Breath-Holding Games Are Killing Swimmers, CDC Warns May 21, 2015

Even seasoned athletes are drowning because of dangerous underwater behaviors, agency says

Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds May 19, 2015

Reasons aren't clear, but workplace exposures and fuel sources might play a role, researchers say

Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery May 14, 2015

Study found not putting young patients to sleep tied to fewer breathing problems afterwards

Smoking Makes a Comeback in Georgia Bars, Restaurants May 14, 2015

State's laws permit designated smoking areas, and more establishments are allowing them, study says

Expert Panel Unclear on Whether E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit May 04, 2015

More and better data is needed, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

Preteen Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Strength Over Time, CDC Finds May 04, 2015

Results help explain recent surge in cases

3D 'Printout' Device Keeps Very Ill Babies Breathing April 29, 2015

Flexible implant adapts with child's growth, researchers say

Curbing School Bus Pollution Might Reduce Absences April 29, 2015

Improved emission controls produced big benefits for students with asthma, study found

COPD Tied to Raised Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death April 29, 2015

Experts weren't surprised, since smoking often contributes to the respiratory disease and heart trouble

Could Blowing Your Horn Cut Your Odds for Sleep Apnea? April 24, 2015

Playing a wind instrument may help strengthen airways, researchers suggest

More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders April 17, 2015

EMS workers join police, fire personnel still struggling with health problems, study finds

Work-Related Asthma Affects Millions of U.S. Adults: CDC April 09, 2015

If you can't give up the job, try to minimize contact with irritants, expert says

Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections? April 03, 2015

European study shows 'modest' effect, but cause-and-effect not clear

Home Oxygen Raises Burn Risk for COPD Patients April 02, 2015

Smoking near unit can be hazardous, researchers report

COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S. March 26, 2015

CDC report finds a quarter of people with the illness are unable to work

Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma March 06, 2015

Lung problems before age 3 may have enduring impact, study says

Decrease in Air Pollution Tied to Healthier Lungs in Children March 04, 2015

Long-term Los Angeles-area study finds kids' lungs develop better with less smog

Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk March 03, 2015

But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection

Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases February 25, 2015

Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

Troops in Middle East May Be at Risk for Lung Problems February 23, 2015

Study found dust exposure poses health hazards

U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests February 11, 2015

Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

E-Cigarettes Seem to Dampen Immune Response in Mice February 04, 2015

Tests show increased susceptibility to infection

Women Use More Oxygen for Breathing February 04, 2015

Respiratory muscles tested in exercise show women consume more oxygen than men

Healthy Diet May Be Linked to Lower Risk of Lung Disease February 04, 2015

Consuming less red meat, soda and alcohol tied to lower COPD threat in study

Workers May Be Afraid to Discuss Job-Related Asthma February 03, 2015

People seem to be worried about how disease might affect their employment, income, experts say

Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds January 29, 2015

Cluster of Colorado cases may be tied to 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, experts say

Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study January 26, 2015

Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

Gene-Based Spit Test Shows Promise in Lung Cancer Detection January 15, 2015

It was more than 80 percent correct in spotting cancerous nodules, but accuracy still needs improving

Health Tip: Exercising With a Lung Condition January 14, 2015

May help ease shortness of breath

Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea January 13, 2015

The longer a person had asthma, the more likely they developed the breathing disorder, study found

Study Suggests Link Between E-Cigarettes, Respiratory Infections January 09, 2015

Goal was to measure devices' impact on children, researchers say

Cancer Groups Urge More Regulation of E-Cigarettes January 08, 2015

Say too little is known about potential health hazards of 'vaping' devices

Nearly Half of Older Adults With Asthma, COPD Still Smoke: CDC January 07, 2015

Quitting is 'challenging' and depression often plays a role, one expert says

About 1 in 7 Older Adults Has Some Form of Lung Disease: CDC January 06, 2015

COPD, asthma affect many aging Americans

FDA Shares Advice to Avoid Colds and Flu January 02, 2015

Influenza virus is spread by sneezing, talking and touching contaminated surfaces

Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies December 20, 2014

Some tips to avoid bad reactions to the seasonal good times

Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia December 10, 2014

Study suggests low oxygen levels, less time in deep shut-eye may contribute to brain changes

California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report December 04, 2014

Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

EPA Issues Tougher Rules on Ozone Emissions November 26, 2014

Health experts praised the new limits, but industry advocates said they aren't needed

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