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

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

Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of COPD DrugFebruary 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-CigarettesJanuary 29, 2016

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

Suicide, Drugs Only Partly to Blame for Rising Deaths of Middle-Aged U.S. WhitesJanuary 29, 2016

Commonwealth Fund also cites stalled progress against killers like heart disease, diabetes

Higher Fiber Intake May Improve Lung FunctionJanuary 28, 2016

Best outcomes seen when eating more than 18 grams a day, study finds

Long-Term Smog Exposure May Boost Heart, Lung Disease DeathsJanuary 25, 2016

Study finds traffic pollution a big contributor

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Seems OK for Preschoolers: StudyJanuary 25, 2016

Finds treatment works and is well-tolerated in 2- to 5-year-olds

Secondhand Smoke in Hookah Bars May Put Employees at RiskJanuary 25, 2016

Study results challenge notion that exposure to hookah smoking is safe

Blood Test Might Predict When Antibiotics Won't HelpJanuary 20, 2016

It's still in development, but doctors' office screening method could curb overprescribing, experts say

High Ozone Levels Dangerous for Critically Ill: StudyJanuary 07, 2016

Prolonged exposure was linked to development of deadly lung condition

Uptravi Approved for Chronic Lung DiseaseDecember 22, 2015

Pulmonary arterial hypertension

Vitamin D Won't Guard Against Colds in People With AsthmaDecember 10, 2015

Study showed no difference in number of infections after getting levels of the nutrient back to normal

Implanted Lung Valves Show Promise in Some Emphysema PatientsDecember 09, 2015

Study finds more success when stricter criteria used in selecting who gets the treatment

E-Cigarettes May Contain Chemicals Linked to Lung DiseaseDecember 08, 2015

Flavoring compounds have been tied to a serious illness known as 'popcorn lung'

Agricultural Pesticides May Affect Kids' BreathingDecember 03, 2015

Early exposure to organophosphates could raise risk of COPD later, researchers suggest

Health Tip: The Benefits of Oxygen TherapyNovember 30, 2015

Here's how it can help

Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths, Researchers SayNovember 24, 2015

Many of these fatalities were preventable, study reveals

Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in BabiesNovember 23, 2015

High levels in well water may trigger infections in the very young, study suggests

Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in KidsNovember 19, 2015

Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children's Wheezing EpisodesNovember 17, 2015

Kids given azithromycin were less likely to develop severe respiratory illness, study says

SARS-like Virus in Bats Could Jump to HumansNovember 12, 2015

But, researchers don't know if virus could then spread from person-to-person

Carbon Monoxide Levels in Breath Might Point to Stroke RiskNovember 09, 2015

People who exhaled higher concentrations of the gas were at increased odds for an attack, researchers say

Vaccine for Deadly Respiratory Virus Shows Promise in Early TrialNovember 04, 2015

Researcher hopes to see routine RSV immunization within a decade

Childhood Whooping Cough Tied to Small Rise in Epilepsy RiskNovember 03, 2015

But chances of any one child getting the seizure illness remain low, one expert says

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span: StudyNovember 03, 2015

Heart, respiratory problems were main contributors to early death, researchers found

VW Emissions Scandal May Cost 60 U.S. Lives, Study ClaimsOctober 29, 2015

Added air pollution could take a toll, researchers say, but car company refutes the notion

Death Rates From Major Illnesses Fall in U.S.October 27, 2015

Prevention key to continued progress in fighting cancer, heart disease and diabetes, researchers say

'Green' Public Housing May Help Families Breathe EasierOctober 21, 2015

Rates of asthma attacks lower in specially designed buildings

Smog Linked to Organ Rejection, Deaths in Lung Transplant PatientsSeptember 29, 2015

But some antibiotics seem to reduce the risk, researchers find

Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Carries Risks for Some Kids: StudySeptember 21, 2015

Though the surgery is a primary treatment for sleep disorder, breathing problems can occur afterwards

Heating, Cooking Are Top Contributors to Air-Pollution Deaths WorldwideSeptember 16, 2015

Agriculture also accounts for significant proportion, study says

Air Pollution Exposure May Boost Risk of Early DeathSeptember 15, 2015

Fine toxic particles are absorbed deep into lungs and blood, researchers say

Impotence Drug May Help Fight Rare Lung Disease: StudySeptember 01, 2015

Combining active ingredient in Cialis and blood pressure med helped with pulmonary arterial hypertension

No Evidence to Support Widespread Screening for COPD: ExpertsAugust 17, 2015

U.S. panel says efforts should focus on cutting smoking to prevent the deadly respiratory disease

Poorly Maintained Plumbing Often Leads to Legionnaires' Disease, CDC SaysAugust 13, 2015

Culprits can include cooling towers, hot tubs, decorative fountains

Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous InfectionAugust 12, 2015

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) kills 200,000 young children worldwide each year

NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak May Be SlowingAugust 07, 2015

No new deaths or cases reported over the past 24 hours, city health commissioner says

Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts InfectionsAugust 07, 2015

Study finds risk of flu-like illness dropped 20 percent

Legionnaire's Disease Most Deadly for Frail, Elderly, Experts SayAugust 06, 2015

Outbreak in New York City has already killed 10, sickened 100

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

Investigators found unhealthy ozone levels, haze plague many natural sanctuaries

New Gene Test Speeds Diagnosis of Stomach Bug That Strikes KidsJuly 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 FindsJuly 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 StudyJuly 02, 2015

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

Health Tip: When Air Is UnhealthyJune 23, 2015

Stay indoors

Millions of Smokers May Have Undiagnosed Lung DiseaseJune 22, 2015

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

Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at HomeJune 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 ShowsJune 11, 2015

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

Rapamune Approved for Rare Lung DiseaseMay 29, 2015

LAM affects mostly women of child-bearing age

Soy Supplements Won't Ease Asthma, Study FindsMay 26, 2015

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

That Lingering Cough Could Be BronchitisMay 21, 2015

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