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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

'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'

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