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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

Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims November 19, 2014

Study ties treatment to greater heart damage, but more research urged

Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice November 18, 2014

Japanese study found that stopping the habit boosted survival, even if a few pounds were added on

More Than One-Fifth of High School Students Smoke: CDC November 13, 2014

Experts say more regulation could stop young Americans from picking up the deadly habit

Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds November 11, 2014

Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

Cigars Loaded With Harmful Toxins, Study Shows November 07, 2014

Even though they may not be inhaled, 'cloud' of smoke could be as dangerous as that from cigarettes

Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage October 21, 2014

Electronic stethoscope amplifies sounds of breathing changes, thickening of heart muscle

Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant October 21, 2014

Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says

Esbriet, Ofev Approved to Treat Deadly Lung Disease October 16, 2014

Drugs help slow decline of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Docs More Likely to Prescribe Unneeded Antibiotics Later in Day: Study October 06, 2014

They tend to 'wear down' and prescribe more as the day progresses, researchers find

Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids October 06, 2014

Expert recommends pregnant women avoid canned foods, plastics containing BPA

Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says September 23, 2014

Findings support idea that work-related stress contributes to development of respiratory disorder

Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns September 22, 2014

Experts predict surge in breathing problems, infections and food shortages

Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study September 16, 2014

Researchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates for the respiratory disease

Tear Gas Health Effects May Last Weeks September 11, 2014

Researchers worry that nearby residents may suffer harm too

New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants August 21, 2014

RSV leading cause of hospitalization among infants, researchers note

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids August 20, 2014

Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds August 20, 2014

Research on origins of tuberculosis may shed light on how other viruses are transmitted between species

Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit August 19, 2014

New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial

Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk August 15, 2014

Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis

Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved August 12, 2014

Technology may lead to more transplants, FDA says

Prisons That Bar Smoking May Boost Inmates' Health: Study August 06, 2014

Rates of tobacco-related deaths 11 percent lower after long-term bans, researchers say

When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids August 04, 2014

About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

Food Is a Common Choking Hazard for Kids, Doctor Says August 01, 2014

Experts warn that children under 5 are most vulnerable

FDA Approves New Treatment for People With COPD August 01, 2014

Striverdi Respimat is an inhaled spray that works by keeping airways relaxed, agency says

Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD July 31, 2014

Striverdi Respimat relaxes lung airways to improve breathing

Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms July 30, 2014

Study finds people's negative expectations can play a role in flare-ups

Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC July 30, 2014

Each year, almost 135,000 die from smoking-related chronic lung disease, experts say

Obesity May Raise Risk of COPD July 07, 2014

Study found those with largest waist sizes more likely to develop lung disease

Moustaches, Home Oxygen Tanks Can Be Dangerous Match June 26, 2014

Serious burns may be more likely for those with facial hair, researchers report

Smog Controls Tied to Fewer Lung Disease Deaths in N.C. June 23, 2014

Study of 20 years of data suggests federal mandates on cleaner air had positive impact on health

MERS Virus Did Not Spread in 2 U.S. Cases: Health Officials June 17, 2014

Both of the respiratory infections were contracted in Saudi Arabia, CDC believes

Scientists Spot New Clues to a Deadly Lung Disease June 11, 2014

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis always fatal, but research points to possible cause, potential treatment

Yoga May Not Help Ease Asthma, Study Suggests June 05, 2014

But ancient practice not harmful and can improve overall health, experts say

Taking Antipsychotic Drugs While Pregnant May Harm Newborns: Study June 04, 2014

These medications linked to respiratory distress, withdrawal symptoms in babies, researchers report

Camels Confirmed as Source of Human MERS Infection June 04, 2014

The animals are the Typhoid Mary of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, infectious disease expert says

Man Dies of Lung Disease After Working With Countertops, Doctors Report May 28, 2014

But maker of product says patient could have inhaled particles many other ways

CDC: 3rd Suspected MERS Case Was False Alarm May 28, 2014

Thorough blood tests found no sign of infection in Illinois man, agency says

COPD Patients Face Greater Risk of Heart Failure, Study Says May 21, 2014

Blacks with lung condition were most vulnerable of all, researchers report

Diet Tied to Better Breathing in COPD Patients May 21, 2014

Study suggests healthy eating might help improve lung function

Existing Drugs May Work Against MERS, Studies Suggest May 19, 2014

Findings could speed access to treatment for patients who can't wait for new drugs to be developed

Windshield Washer Fluid May Be Source of Legionnaires' Disease May 19, 2014

Study finds the potentially dangerous bacteria can exist for up to 14 months in the product

Florida MERS Patient Released From Hospital May 19, 2014

He's a 44-year-old health care worker from Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of the MERS outbreak

Children's Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester: Study May 19, 2014

Preliminary research finds timing of exposure an important element

Heat Waves Could Worsen COPD Symptoms, Study Suggests May 19, 2014

Finding is troubling given predictions of rising temperatures due to climate change

2 Drugs Offer Hope for Fatal Lung Disease May 19, 2014

Doctors have had little to offer patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Third U.S. Man Tests Positive for MERS Virus, CDC Reports May 19, 2014

He was business associate of health care worker diagnosed with the first U.S. case, but shows no signs of illness

Study Probes Link Between Early Antibiotic Use, Asthma May 15, 2014

Infants given these meds may have both poor immunity and genetic risk for asthma, findings suggest

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