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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

'Bagpipe' Lung Infection Kills Piper August 23, 2016

Mold, fungi can collect in wind instruments, researchers explained

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

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

Drug Protects Lung Function in Kids With Sickle Cell: Study May 18, 2016

But many patients don't get hydroxyurea because of fears about 'theoretical' cancer risk, experts say

COPD Discovery Might Improve Treatment May 16, 2016

Study may help pinpoint patients who won't respond to standard medications

Many COPD Patients Have Trouble Finding Care May 13, 2016

They can face high out-of-pocket costs, lack access to treatment

Severe Asthma in Childhood Linked to COPD Risk Later May 12, 2016

Treatments for kids didn't seem to offset risk in adulthood, research suggests

Do You Know the 'Hidden' Signs of Asthma? May 11, 2016

Fewer than half aware that chest pain, trouble sleeping may indicate adult breathing trouble, survey finds

Health Tip: Climate Change Affects Health May 10, 2016

How extreme weather impacts your well-being

Too Many People Still Take Unneeded Antibiotics: Study May 03, 2016

1 in 3 prescriptions was unnecessary

Temporarily Turning Blue Sometimes Normal for Babies, Doctors Say April 25, 2016

American Academy of Pediatrics refines guideline on what's called a 'brief resolved unexplained event'

Climate Change May Mean More Smoggy Days to Come: Study April 21, 2016

Some areas could see up to 9 more unhealthy-air days between May and September by 2050

Doctors Issue Call to Combat Climate Change April 18, 2016

They say respiratory illnesses, heat stroke and infectious diseases are growing threats due to a warmer planet

Even Light Hookah Use May Cause Airway Problems April 13, 2016

Scientists found lung cell abnormalities in those who smoke from the pipes occasionally

Cleaner Air in California May Mean Healthier Kids: Study April 12, 2016

As smog levels dropped over two decades, children in 8 communities suffered fewer breathing problems

FDA Proposes Ban on Powdered Medical Gloves March 21, 2016

Side effects include airway and wound inflammation, agency says

Exercise May Extend Lives of People With COPD March 18, 2016

Study seems to show a big benefit, and experts say activity can help lungs stay healthy

Obesity Linked to Higher Asthma Risk in Women March 16, 2016

Experts don't know why, or if losing weight would improve the airway disease

Mom's Smoking May Put Kids at Higher Risk of COPD in Adulthood March 11, 2016

Risk was almost tripled when mothers smoked heavily, but study didn't prove cause and effect

Women With Asthma May Be Prone to Fertility Problems: Study February 12, 2016

It might take longer to get pregnant and that difficulty increases with age, research suggests

TB Cases Falling for Foreign-Born People in U.S. February 10, 2016

Study reports decrease among recent entrants from Mexico, China, India, Philippines and Vietnam

Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study Finds February 10, 2016

Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years

Study Ties School Calendar to Asthma Flare-Ups February 08, 2016

After summer or long break, symptoms spike when kids return to the classroom

Legionnaires' Disease Can Transmit Person-to-Person, Case Suggests February 03, 2016

Doctors say Portuguese man appears to have passed the illness to his mother; both died

Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of COPD Drug February 02, 2016

Research finds acetazolamide may not help patients breathe on their own, but one expert disagrees

Chemical That Can Irritate Lungs Found in Flavored E-Cigarettes January 29, 2016

Highest levels seen in cherry versions, but levels still far below federal safety standards

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