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  • Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School
    (21-Apr-2017)
    Survey suggests it's one reason why many children have poor control of their condition

  • Don't Give Kids Medicines With Codeine, Tramadol: FDA
    (20-Apr-2017)
    Agency strengthens warning labels on these medications to address dangers

  • Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients
    (10-Apr-2017)
    Researchers suspect people may breathe saliva or food into their lungs due to fatigue from the drugs

  • Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients
    (10-Apr-2017)
    Researchers suspect people may breathe saliva or food into their lungs due to fatigue from the drugs

  • Droughts Tied to Climate Change Could Bring Health Risks for Seniors
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Danger is greatest for people in areas where extreme rain shortages are uncommon, researchers find

  • Infections More Common in People With Schizophrenia
    (04-Apr-2017)
    Ills include HIV, hepatitis and the serious blood infection sepsis, study suggests

  • Ready for Spring Allergies?
    (30-Mar-2017)
    Most people aren't prepared to manage symptoms that come with a high pollen count, allergists say

  • Common Cold Can Be Dangerous After Bone Marrow Transplant
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Rhinovirus far more worrisome in those with weakened immune systems, researchers say

  • Centuries of Climate May Have Shaped Your Nose
    (16-Mar-2017)
    Local temperatures, humidity helped design the human schnozz, research suggests

  • U.S. Medical Groups Sound the Alarm on Climate Change
    (15-Mar-2017)
    Altered weather patterns may already hurt your health, nation's physicians warn

  • Sinus Trouble Can Lead to Depression, Lost Work
    (10-Mar-2017)
    For people with chronic nasal problems, mood is key reason for calling in sick, study finds

  • Mite-Proof Bedding May Help Curb Asthma Attacks: Study
    (10-Mar-2017)
    Kids whose mattresses and pillows were encased had less severe flare-ups, researchers report

  • Banishing Asthma-Inducing Mice Allergens on the Cheap
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Do-it-yourself approach works as well as professional extermination services, study finds

  • Asthma Much More Lethal for Black Children, Study Finds
    (06-Mar-2017)
    This group has 6 times the odds of dying from the illness compared to whites, Hispanics

  • Nasal Swab Shows Promise in Confirming Lung Cancers
    (27-Feb-2017)
    Simple technique is based on cancer DNA and seems accurate for use after chest CT scan, researchers say

  • There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids
    (20-Feb-2017)
    High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor says

  • How to Control Mold, Avoid Allergies
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Limiting moisture in the home is key, specialists say

  • Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections
    (16-Feb-2017)
    But medical experts can't agree if recommending supplements or food fortification would be helpful

  • Immunotherapy Not a Quick Fix for Hay Fever
    (14-Feb-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
    (08-Feb-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
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Doctors should consider high-dose vaccine for those over 65, study suggests

  • Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Doctors should consider high-dose vaccine for those over 65, study suggests

  • Sleepless Nights Linked to Asthma Later in Life
    (02-Feb-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
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Almost half did not get objective breathing test, researchers in Canada found

  • How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness
    (12-Jan-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
    (05-Jan-2017)
    Discovery in one patient could advance understanding of deadly disease, doctors say

  • Flu Shots Are Worth It
    (28-Dec-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
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Deaths of 5-year-old and toddler cited in new report

  • Cured Meats Could Aggravate Asthma, Study Suggests
    (21-Dec-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
    (20-Dec-2016)
    But the overall risk of early death is still quite low

  • Another Menopause Side Effect: Shortness of Breath?
    (13-Dec-2016)
    New research suggests lung function can decline significantly

  • Where You Live May Determine How You Die
    (13-Dec-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
    (02-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests, but can't prove, that rodent allergens could play a role

  • CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Good news is that many can be prevented

  • Kids Can Beat 'Complex' Pneumonia Without IV Antibiotics: Study
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Drugs taken by mouth were just as effective for children after hospital discharge

  • Hi-Tech Skin Patch Might Someday Track Your Health
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Acoustic device can listen in on heart, digestive system and lungs

  • How to Exercise Safely in Smog
    (11-Nov-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
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Only 15 percent of Americans engage in the habit, according to latest CDC numbers

  • Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu
    (08-Nov-2016)
    When you're sick, stay home, health officials urge

  • Smoking Wreaks Genetic Havoc on Lungs, Study Warns
    (04-Nov-2016)
    For every year of smoking a pack daily, there were 150 more mutations found in each lung cell

  • Dental Cleanings May Help Keep Lungs Clean, Too
    (27-Oct-2016)
    Twice annual visits reduce bacteria that can cause pneumonia, researcher says

  • Oxygen Therapy Little Help for Those With Milder COPD
    (26-Oct-2016)
    Study could change clinical practice, researchers say

  • Protein in Breast Milk May Reduce Hospital Infections in Preemies
    (14-Oct-2016)
    Lactoferrin is safe for newborns and might prevent pneumonia and meningitis, researchers say

  • Global Efforts to Combat TB Epidemic Falling Short
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Many people still lack access to effective diagnosis and treatments, WHO report shows

  • Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients
    (10-Oct-2016)
    Hospitals put too many on ventilators, adding to their suffering and treatment costs, researchers say

  • When Indoor Temps Rise, So Do COPD Symptoms
    (30-Sep-2016)
    And inside air pollution makes symptoms even worse, study says

  • Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Researchers aim to learn whether early exposure to allergens has a protective effect

  • Drug-Resistant Germs Thrive in America's Corroding Water Systems
    (23-Sep-2016)
    Bacteria found in plumbing may sicken thousands each year, study suggests

  • Drug-Resistant Germs Thrive in America's Corroding Water Systems
    (23-Sep-2016)
    Bacteria found in plumbing may sicken thousands each year, study suggests

  • Flavorings Boost Toxicity of E-Cigarettes in Lab Study
    (22-Sep-2016)
    Increasing device's voltage, to get bigger hit of nicotine, also inflames air passage cells, researcher says

  • Clinton: 'I Didn't Think It Was Going to Be That Big a Deal'
    (13-Sep-2016)
    She says she's feeling 'much better' after pneumonia diagnosis, but ignored her doctor's advice to rest

  • Hillary Clinton's Pneumonia: How Serious, the Prognosis
    (12-Sep-2016)
    Her case probably not dangerous, doctors say, with rest, antibiotics the typical treatment

  • As Traffic Piles Up, So Does Air Pollution
    (12-Sep-2016)
    To minimize exposure, researchers recommend shutting windows and re-circulating air

  • Will Worsening 'Smoke Waves' Threaten Western U.S.?
    (09-Sep-2016)
    Climate change tied to warmer summers, more wildfires, affecting the health of millions, study predicts

  • COPD Deaths Down for Most Americans: CDC
    (08-Sep-2016)
    But rates up for black women and middle-aged people

  • COPD Deaths Down for Most Americans: CDC
    (08-Sep-2016)
    But rates up for black women and middle-aged people

  • 3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth
    (31-Aug-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
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Scientists say close-fitting surgical styles are a better alternative

  • 'Bagpipe' Lung Infection Kills Piper
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Mold, fungi can collect in wind instruments, researchers explained

  • Climate Change May Prolong Smog Season in Southeast U.S.
    (23-Aug-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
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Babies with very low birth weights are often given steroids to improve lung function

  • Heavy Drinking Might Harm the Lungs
    (05-Aug-2016)
    Alcohol appears to reduce levels of a protective respiratory gas, study finds

  • Depression Plagues Many With COPD
    (17-Jun-2016)
    Studies found 1 in 4 patients affected, and readmission to hospital for respiratory illness more likely

  • Health Tip: Need a Lung Function Test?
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Here's what it may reveal

  • Certain Steroids Raise Risk for Serious Staph Infections
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Study finds long-term use of glucocorticoids may suppress immune system, upping odds for patients

  • Most Americans Support Rise in Legal Smoking Age
    (01-Jun-2016)
    Survey finds wide support in all regions to raise cutoff to age 19 or older

  • Health Tip: Breathe Healthier Air at Home
    (27-May-2016)
    Keep pollutants out

  • Fewer Inhaled Steroids May Be OK for Asthmatic Children
    (27-May-2016)
    Study suggests some kids don't need daily dosing, but one expert worries the strategy might have risks

  • Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women
    (23-May-2016)
    It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

  • Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis
    (18-May-2016)
    It's not clear how many will go on to have the full-blown respiratory ailment, researchers said

  • Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis
    (18-May-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
    (18-May-2016)
    But many patients don't get hydroxyurea because of fears about 'theoretical' cancer risk, experts say

  • COPD Discovery Might Improve Treatment
    (16-May-2016)
    Study may help pinpoint patients who won't respond to standard medications

  • Many COPD Patients Have Trouble Finding Care
    (13-May-2016)
    They can face high out-of-pocket costs, lack access to treatment

  • Many COPD Patients Have Trouble Finding Care
    (13-May-2016)
    They can face high out-of-pocket costs, lack access to treatment

  • Many COPD Patients Have Trouble Finding Care
    (13-May-2016)
    They can face high out-of-pocket costs, lack access to treatment

  • Severe Asthma in Childhood Linked to COPD Risk Later
    (12-May-2016)
    Treatments for kids didn't seem to offset risk in adulthood, research suggests

  • Do You Know the 'Hidden' Signs of Asthma?
    (11-May-2016)
    Fewer than half aware that chest pain, trouble sleeping may indicate adult breathing trouble, survey finds

  • Health Tip: Climate Change Affects Health
    (10-May-2016)
    How extreme weather impacts your well-being

  • Too Many People Still Take Unneeded Antibiotics: Study
    (03-May-2016)
    1 in 3 prescriptions was unnecessary

  • Temporarily Turning Blue Sometimes Normal for Babies, Doctors Say
    (25-Apr-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
    (21-Apr-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
    (18-Apr-2016)
    They say respiratory illnesses, heat stroke and infectious diseases are growing threats due to a warmer planet

  • Lung Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Pneumonia in Kids: Study
    (13-Apr-2016)
    Avoided radiation exposure of standard chest X-rays, and didn't miss any cases

  • Even Light Hookah Use May Cause Airway Problems
    (13-Apr-2016)
    Scientists found lung cell abnormalities in those who smoke from the pipes occasionally

  • Cleaner Air in California May Mean Healthier Kids: Study
    (12-Apr-2016)
    As smog levels dropped over two decades, children in 8 communities suffered fewer breathing problems

  • Tuberculosis Decline in U.S. Has Stalled, CDC Reports
    (24-Mar-2016)
    Agency reaffirms its commitment to eliminating the lung infection

  • FDA Proposes Ban on Powdered Medical Gloves
    (21-Mar-2016)
    Side effects include airway and wound inflammation, agency says

  • Exercise May Extend Lives of People With COPD
    (18-Mar-2016)
    Study seems to show a big benefit, and experts say activity can help lungs stay healthy

  • Exercise May Extend Lives of People With COPD
    (18-Mar-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
    (16-Mar-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
    (11-Mar-2016)
    Risk was almost tripled when mothers smoked heavily, but study didn't prove cause and effect

  • Screen High-Risk Adults for Tuberculosis, Experts Say
    (08-Mar-2016)
    Up to 10 percent of those with dormant TB develop active infection, according to health task force

  • New TB Test May Help Simplify Diagnosis
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Blood analysis distinguishes between active and latent disease, researchers say

  • Women With Asthma May Be Prone to Fertility Problems: Study
    (12-Feb-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.
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Study reports decrease among recent entrants from Mexico, China, India, Philippines and Vietnam

  • Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study Finds
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years

  • TB Cases Falling for Foreign-Born People in U.S.
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Study reports decrease among recent entrants from Mexico, China, India, Philippines and Vietnam

  • VA Hospital Care Improving, Study Suggests
    (09-Feb-2016)
    Death rates for three major conditions are similar to non-VA medical centers

  • Study Ties School Calendar to Asthma Flare-Ups
    (08-Feb-2016)
    After summer or long break, symptoms spike when kids return to the classroom

  • Legionnaires' Disease Can Transmit Person-to-Person, Case Suggests
    (03-Feb-2016)
    Doctors say Portuguese man appears to have passed the illness to his mother; both died

  • Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of COPD Drug
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Research finds acetazolamide may not help patients breathe on their own, but one expert disagrees

  • Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of COPD Drug
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Research finds acetazolamide may not help patients breathe on their own, but one expert disagrees

  • Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of COPD Drug
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Research finds acetazolamide may not help patients breathe on their own, but one expert disagrees

  • Suicide, Drugs Only Partly to Blame for Rising Deaths of Middle-Aged U.S. Whites
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Commonwealth Fund also cites stalled progress against killers like heart disease, diabetes

  • Chemical That Can Irritate Lungs Found in Flavored E-Cigarettes
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Highest levels seen in cherry versions, but levels still far below federal safety standards

  • Higher Fiber Intake May Improve Lung Function
    (28-Jan-2016)
    Best outcomes seen when eating more than 18 grams a day, study finds

  • Cystic Fibrosis Drug Seems OK for Preschoolers: Study
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Finds treatment works and is well-tolerated in 2- to 5-year-olds

  • Long-Term Smog Exposure May Boost Heart, Lung Disease Deaths
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Study finds traffic pollution a big contributor

  • Secondhand Smoke in Hookah Bars May Put Employees at Risk
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Study results challenge notion that exposure to hookah smoking is safe

  • Blood Test Might Predict When Antibiotics Won't Help
    (20-Jan-2016)
    It's still in development, but doctors' office screening method could curb overprescribing, experts say

  • No Antibiotics for Common Respiratory Infections: Experts
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Physicians' group and CDC jointly advise that the drugs not be prescribed for colds, bronchitis in adults

  • Smokers With Pneumonia at Risk for Lung Cancer: Study
    (14-Jan-2016)
    Chest scans a cost-effective strategy to screen this population, researchers say

  • Coils in Lungs Might Boost Ability to Exercise With Emphysema
    (12-Jan-2016)
    Study finds greater improvement in those treated compared to a placebo

  • High Ozone Levels Dangerous for Critically Ill: Study
    (07-Jan-2016)
    Prolonged exposure was linked to development of deadly lung condition

  • Uptravi Approved for Chronic Lung Disease
    (22-Dec-2015)
    Pulmonary arterial hypertension

  • Toxic Chemicals May Weaken Infants' Response to TB Vaccine
    (18-Dec-2015)
    PCBs, DDT found in babies' blood samples appear to dampen immunity, study says

  • Vitamin D Won't Guard Against Colds in People With Asthma
    (10-Dec-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 Patients
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Study finds more success when stricter criteria used in selecting who gets the treatment

  • Implanted Lung Valves Show Promise in Some Emphysema Patients
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Study finds more success when stricter criteria used in selecting who gets the treatment

  • E-Cigarettes May Contain Chemicals Linked to Lung Disease
    (08-Dec-2015)
    Flavoring compounds have been tied to a serious illness known as 'popcorn lung'

  • Health Tip: Who Gets Pneumonia?
    (03-Dec-2015)
    Age and health affect your risk

  • Agricultural Pesticides May Affect Kids' Breathing
    (03-Dec-2015)
    Early exposure to organophosphates could raise risk of COPD later, researchers suggest

  • Health Tip: The Benefits of Oxygen Therapy
    (30-Nov-2015)
    Here's how it can help

  • Health Tip: Easing the Discomfort of Bronchitis
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Take steps to help ease coughing

  • Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths, Researchers Say
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Many of these fatalities were preventable, study reveals

  • Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in Babies
    (23-Nov-2015)
    High levels in well water may trigger infections in the very young, study suggests

  • Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids
    (19-Nov-2015)
    Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

  • Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children's Wheezing Episodes
    (17-Nov-2015)
    Kids given azithromycin were less likely to develop severe respiratory illness, study says

  • Doctors Save Life of U.S. Child With Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
    (16-Nov-2015)
    Case highlights growing threat of strain of the lung disease that doesn't respond to multiple antibiotics

  • SARS-like Virus in Bats Could Jump to Humans
    (12-Nov-2015)
    But, researchers don't know if virus could then spread from person-to-person

  • Swiss Report Highlights Danger of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
    (11-Nov-2015)
    Cases where the infection isn't thwarted by existing antibiotics are surfacing, researcher says

  • Carbon Monoxide Levels in Breath Might Point to Stroke Risk
    (09-Nov-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 Trial
    (04-Nov-2015)
    Researcher hopes to see routine RSV immunization within a decade

  • Childhood Whooping Cough Tied to Small Rise in Epilepsy Risk
    (03-Nov-2015)
    But chances of any one child getting the seizure illness remain low, one expert says

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span: Study
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Heart, respiratory problems were main contributors to early death, researchers found

  • VW Emissions Scandal May Cost 60 U.S. Lives, Study Claims
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Added air pollution could take a toll, researchers say, but car company refutes the notion

  • VW Emissions Scandal May Cost 60 U.S. Lives, Study Claims
    (29-Oct-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.
    (27-Oct-2015)
    Prevention key to continued progress in fighting cancer, heart disease and diabetes, researchers say

  • 'Green' Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Rates of asthma attacks lower in specially designed buildings

  • Flu Vaccine May Also Protect Against Pneumonia
    (05-Oct-2015)
    Study suggests about 57 percent of hospitalizations for flu-related pneumonia might be prevented

  • Smog Linked to Organ Rejection, Deaths in Lung Transplant Patients
    (29-Sep-2015)
    But some antibiotics seem to reduce the risk, researchers find

  • Treating Older Patients for Pneumonia in ICU May Boost Survival, But Not Costs
    (22-Sep-2015)
    More liberal admission policies could benefit these patients, researchers say

  • Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Carries Risks for Some Kids: Study
    (21-Sep-2015)
    Though the surgery is a primary treatment for sleep disorder, breathing problems can occur afterwards

  • Tai Chi Might Help People With Long-Term Health Conditions
    (18-Sep-2015)
    Study shows ancient exercise improves physical ability in those with arthritis, heart failure, emphysema and breast cancer

  • Heating, Cooking Are Top Contributors to Air-Pollution Deaths Worldwide
    (16-Sep-2015)
    Agriculture also accounts for significant proportion, study says

  • Air Pollution Exposure May Boost Risk of Early Death
    (15-Sep-2015)
    Fine toxic particles are absorbed deep into lungs and blood, researchers say

  • E-Pillboxes Improve Medication Adherence, Study Finds
    (15-Sep-2015)
    Text messaging alone was as ineffective as no reminders at all among TB patients

  • Impotence Drug May Help Fight Rare Lung Disease: Study
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Combining active ingredient in Cialis and blood pressure med helped with pulmonary arterial hypertension

  • No Evidence to Support Widespread Screening for COPD: Experts
    (17-Aug-2015)
    U.S. panel says efforts should focus on cutting smoking to prevent the deadly respiratory disease

  • No Evidence to Support Widespread Screening for COPD: Experts
    (17-Aug-2015)
    U.S. panel says efforts should focus on cutting smoking to prevent the deadly respiratory disease

  • No Evidence to Support Widespread Screening for COPD: Experts
    (17-Aug-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 Says
    (13-Aug-2015)
    Culprits can include cooling towers, hot tubs, decorative fountains

  • Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection
    (12-Aug-2015)
    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) kills 200,000 young children worldwide each year

  • Steroids May Help Speed Pneumonia Recovery, Study Finds
    (10-Aug-2015)
    But a prospective, rigorous trial may be needed before standard therapy changes, expert says

  • Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Study finds risk of flu-like illness dropped 20 percent

  • NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak May Be Slowing
    (07-Aug-2015)
    No new deaths or cases reported over the past 24 hours, city health commissioner says

  • Legionnaire's Disease Most Deadly for Frail, Elderly, Experts Say
    (06-Aug-2015)
    Outbreak in New York City has already killed 10, sickened 100

  • Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report
    (31-Jul-2015)
    Investigators found unhealthy ozone levels, haze plague many natural sanctuaries

  • New Gene Test Speeds Diagnosis of Stomach Bug That Strikes Kids
    (24-Jul-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
    (16-Jul-2015)
    Defined as 5 or fewer cigarettes a day, the habit can still raise health risks, experts say

  • Viruses, Not Bacteria, Reponsible for Many Pneumonia Cases: Study
    (15-Jul-2015)
    But cause of most cases is never identified, CDC reports

  • Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Some Promise in Study
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Lung function benefit was slight, but even keeping lungs stable would be improvement, experts say

  • Health Tip: When Air Is Unhealthy
    (23-Jun-2015)
    Stay indoors

  • Millions of Smokers May Have Undiagnosed Lung Disease
    (22-Jun-2015)
    Study shows scans, other tests can help spot respiratory problems early

  • Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home
    (18-Jun-2015)
    4 in every 10 U.S. households with a smoking parent had no 'smoke-free' rules in place, study finds

  • COPD Patients Less Active, Which Can Worsen Outcomes
    (17-Jun-2015)
    Study finds a 'vicious circle' where decline in exercise exacerbates the disease

  • Aerobic Exercise Can Help Curb Asthma, Study Shows
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Brazilian research found better airway function in those who had more vigorous workouts

  • New Trial Tests Whether TB Shot Fights Type 1 Diabetes
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Researchers will look at effects in people with longstanding disease

  • U.S. Health Officials Search for Those Exposed to Drug-Resistant TB
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Patient spent seven weeks in country, traveled to three states before diagnosis

  • Rapamune Approved for Rare Lung Disease
    (29-May-2015)
    LAM affects mostly women of child-bearing age

  • Soy Supplements Won't Ease Asthma, Study Finds
    (26-May-2015)
    Clinical trial refutes prior notion that the nutrient might boost lung function

  • That Lingering Cough Could Be Bronchitis
    (21-May-2015)
    See a doctor if symptoms worsen or persist more than a week, physician advises

  • That Lingering Cough Could Be Bronchitis
    (21-May-2015)
    See a doctor if symptoms worsen or persist more than a week, physician advises

  • Breath-Holding Games Are Killing Swimmers, CDC Warns
    (21-May-2015)
    Even seasoned athletes are drowning because of dangerous underwater behaviors, agency says

  • COPD Raises Cardiac Death Risk for Those With Irregular Heartbeat
    (20-May-2015)
    But the lung condition not tied to raised stroke risk in these patients

  • COPD Raises Cardiac Death Risk for Those With Irregular Heartbeat
    (20-May-2015)
    But the lung condition not tied to raised stroke risk in these patients

  • Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds
    (19-May-2015)
    Reasons aren't clear, but workplace exposures and fuel sources might play a role, researchers say

  • Smoking Makes a Comeback in Georgia Bars, Restaurants
    (14-May-2015)
    State's laws permit designated smoking areas, and more establishments are allowing them, study says

  • Smoking Makes a Comeback in Georgia Bars, Restaurants
    (14-May-2015)
    State's laws permit designated smoking areas, and more establishments are allowing them, study says

  • Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery
    (14-May-2015)
    Study found not putting young patients to sleep tied to fewer breathing problems afterwards

  • Expert Panel Unclear on Whether E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit
    (04-May-2015)
    More and better data is needed, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

  • Preteen Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Strength Over Time, CDC Finds
    (04-May-2015)
    Results help explain recent surge in cases

  • COPD Tied to Raised Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Experts weren't surprised, since smoking often contributes to the respiratory disease and heart trouble

  • Curbing School Bus Pollution Might Reduce Absences
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Improved emission controls produced big benefits for students with asthma, study found

  • COPD Tied to Raised Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Experts weren't surprised, since smoking often contributes to the respiratory disease and heart trouble

  • 3D 'Printout' Device Keeps Very Ill Babies Breathing
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Flexible implant adapts with child's growth, researchers say

  • Could Blowing Your Horn Cut Your Odds for Sleep Apnea?
    (24-Apr-2015)
    Playing a wind instrument may help strengthen airways, researchers suggest

  • More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders
    (17-Apr-2015)
    EMS workers join police, fire personnel still struggling with health problems, study finds

  • More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders
    (17-Apr-2015)
    EMS workers join police, fire personnel still struggling with health problems, study finds

  • U.S. Agrees to Help Launch 'African CDC'
    (13-Apr-2015)
    Goal is to assist Africans to prevent, identify and respond to disease outbreaks

  • Work-Related Asthma Affects Millions of U.S. Adults: CDC
    (09-Apr-2015)
    If you can't give up the job, try to minimize contact with irritants, expert says

  • 18th Century Mummies Reveal How TB Spread Through Europe
    (08-Apr-2015)
    Samples from bodies uncovered 14 different strains during height of disease

  • Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections?
    (03-Apr-2015)
    European study shows 'modest' effect, but cause-and-effect not clear

  • Home Oxygen Raises Burn Risk for COPD Patients
    (02-Apr-2015)
    Smoking near unit can be hazardous, researchers report

  • COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.
    (26-Mar-2015)
    CDC report finds a quarter of people with the illness are unable to work

  • COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.
    (26-Mar-2015)
    CDC report finds a quarter of people with the illness are unable to work

  • Decline in U.S. Tuberculosis Rates Slows: CDC
    (19-Mar-2015)
    Latest statistics reported as health officials work to contain outbreak at Kansas high school

  • Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Lung problems before age 3 may have enduring impact, study says

  • Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Lung problems before age 3 may have enduring impact, study says

  • Decrease in Air Pollution Tied to Healthier Lungs in Children
    (04-Mar-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
    (03-Mar-2015)
    But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection

  • Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk
    (03-Mar-2015)
    But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection

  • Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases
    (25-Feb-2015)
    Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

  • Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases
    (25-Feb-2015)
    Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

  • Troops in Middle East May Be at Risk for Lung Problems
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Study found dust exposure poses health hazards

  • U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

  • Healthy Diet May Be Linked to Lower Risk of Lung Disease
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Consuming less red meat, soda and alcohol tied to lower COPD threat in study

  • Healthy Diet May Be Linked to Lower Risk of Lung Disease
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Consuming less red meat, soda and alcohol tied to lower COPD threat in study

  • Women Use More Oxygen for Breathing
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Respiratory muscles tested in exercise show women consume more oxygen than men

  • Healthy Diet May Be Linked to Lower Risk of Lung Disease
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Consuming less red meat, soda and alcohol tied to lower COPD threat in study

  • E-Cigarettes Seem to Dampen Immune Response in Mice
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Tests show increased susceptibility to infection

  • Seniors Need 2 Pneumonia Vaccines, CDC Advisory Panel Says
    (03-Feb-2015)
    Vaccinations need to be given a year apart, expert recommends

  • Workers May Be Afraid to Discuss Job-Related Asthma
    (03-Feb-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
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Cluster of Colorado cases may be tied to 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, experts say

  • Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk
    (27-Jan-2015)
    But study found overall rate was under 4 percent

  • Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

  • Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study
    (20-Jan-2015)
    Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

  • Gene-Based Spit Test Shows Promise in Lung Cancer Detection
    (15-Jan-2015)
    It was more than 80 percent correct in spotting cancerous nodules, but accuracy still needs improving

  • Health Tip: Exercising With a Lung Condition
    (14-Jan-2015)
    May help ease shortness of breath

  • Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea
    (13-Jan-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
    (09-Jan-2015)
    Goal was to measure devices' impact on children, researchers say

  • Cancer Groups Urge More Regulation of E-Cigarettes
    (08-Jan-2015)
    Say too little is known about potential health hazards of 'vaping' devices

  • Nearly Half of Older Adults With Asthma, COPD Still Smoke: CDC
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Quitting is 'challenging' and depression often plays a role, one expert says

  • Nearly Half of Older Adults With Asthma, COPD Still Smoke: CDC
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Quitting is 'challenging' and depression often plays a role, one expert says

  • Nearly Half of Older Adults With Asthma, COPD Still Smoke: CDC
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Quitting is 'challenging' and depression often plays a role, one expert says

  • ICU Infections Among Elderly Tied to Higher Death Rates After Discharge
    (06-Jan-2015)
    Intravenous line infections and ventilator-related pneumonia among most common problems, study says

  • About 1 in 7 Older Adults Has Some Form of Lung Disease: CDC
    (06-Jan-2015)
    COPD, asthma affect many aging Americans

  • FDA Shares Advice to Avoid Colds and Flu
    (02-Jan-2015)
    Influenza virus is spread by sneezing, talking and touching contaminated surfaces

  • Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies
    (20-Dec-2014)
    Some tips to avoid bad reactions to the seasonal good times

  • Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia
    (10-Dec-2014)
    Study suggests low oxygen levels, less time in deep shut-eye may contribute to brain changes

  • Kids Who Were Preemies More Vulnerable to Flu Complications: Study
    (04-Dec-2014)
    Current guidelines don't identify them as a high-risk group, but they should, researchers say

  • California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report
    (04-Dec-2014)
    Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

  • EPA Issues Tougher Rules on Ozone Emissions
    (26-Nov-2014)
    Health experts praised the new limits, but industry advocates said they aren't needed

  • EPA Issues Tougher Rules on Ozone Emissions
    (26-Nov-2014)
    Health experts praised the new limits, but industry advocates said they aren't needed

  • Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims
    (19-Nov-2014)
    Study ties treatment to greater heart damage, but more research urged

  • Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice
    (18-Nov-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
    (13-Nov-2014)
    Experts say more regulation could stop young Americans from picking up the deadly habit

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds
    (11-Nov-2014)
    Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

  • Cigars Loaded With Harmful Toxins, Study Shows
    (07-Nov-2014)
    Even though they may not be inhaled, 'cloud' of smoke could be as dangerous as that from cigarettes

  • Cigars Loaded With Harmful Toxins, Study Shows
    (07-Nov-2014)
    Even though they may not be inhaled, 'cloud' of smoke could be as dangerous as that from cigarettes

  • Newer Pneumonia Vaccine for Kids Beats Older Version: Study
    (06-Nov-2014)
    Almost 30 percent fewer kids under 2 hospitalized for serious lung infections

  • Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime
    (22-Oct-2014)
    Study says sleeping with false teeth may raise risk of pneumonia

  • Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant
    (21-Oct-2014)
    Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says

  • Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage
    (21-Oct-2014)
    Electronic stethoscope amplifies sounds of breathing changes, thickening of heart muscle

  • Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study
    (20-Oct-2014)
    To end this paradoxical practice, certain drug stores no longer sell tobacco products

  • Esbriet, Ofev Approved to Treat Deadly Lung Disease
    (16-Oct-2014)
    Drugs help slow decline of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

  • Common Childhood Vaccine Cuts 'Superbug' Infection: Study
    (10-Oct-2014)
    Cases of antibiotic-resistant pneumonia, meningitis fell after pneumococcal shot introduced in 2010

  • U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

  • Docs More Likely to Prescribe Unneeded Antibiotics Later in Day: Study
    (06-Oct-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
    (06-Oct-2014)
    Expert recommends pregnant women avoid canned foods, plastics containing BPA

  • Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says
    (23-Sep-2014)
    Findings support idea that work-related stress contributes to development of respiratory disorder

  • Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns
    (22-Sep-2014)
    Experts predict surge in breathing problems, infections and food shortages

  • Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart
    (19-Sep-2014)
    A vaccine, and the right antibiotic, may guard against a direct attack on heart cells, researchers say

  • Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Researchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates for the respiratory disease

  • Tear Gas Health Effects May Last Weeks
    (11-Sep-2014)
    Researchers worry that nearby residents may suffer harm too

  • New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants
    (21-Aug-2014)
    RSV leading cause of hospitalization among infants, researchers note

  • Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

  • Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Research on origins of tuberculosis may shed light on how other viruses are transmitted between species

  • Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds
    (20-Aug-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
    (19-Aug-2014)
    New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial

  • Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk
    (15-Aug-2014)
    Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis

  • Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk
    (15-Aug-2014)
    Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis

  • Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk
    (15-Aug-2014)
    Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis

  • Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk
    (15-Aug-2014)
    Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis

  • Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk
    (15-Aug-2014)
    Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis

  • Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved
    (12-Aug-2014)
    Technology may lead to more transplants, FDA says

  • Prisons That Bar Smoking May Boost Inmates' Health: Study
    (06-Aug-2014)
    Rates of tobacco-related deaths 11 percent lower after long-term bans, researchers say

  • When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids
    (04-Aug-2014)
    About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

  • When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids
    (04-Aug-2014)
    About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

  • FDA Approves New Treatment for People With COPD
    (01-Aug-2014)
    Striverdi Respimat is an inhaled spray that works by keeping airways relaxed, agency says

  • FDA Approves New Treatment for People With COPD
    (01-Aug-2014)
    Striverdi Respimat is an inhaled spray that works by keeping airways relaxed, agency says

  • Food Is a Common Choking Hazard for Kids, Doctor Says
    (01-Aug-2014)
    Experts warn that children under 5 are most vulnerable

  • FDA Approves New Treatment for People With COPD
    (01-Aug-2014)
    Striverdi Respimat is an inhaled spray that works by keeping airways relaxed, agency says

  • Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD
    (31-Jul-2014)
    Striverdi Respimat relaxes lung airways to improve breathing

  • Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD
    (31-Jul-2014)
    Striverdi Respimat relaxes lung airways to improve breathing

  • Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD
    (31-Jul-2014)
    Striverdi Respimat relaxes lung airways to improve breathing

  • Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC
    (30-Jul-2014)
    Each year, almost 135,000 die from smoking-related chronic lung disease, experts say

  • Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms
    (30-Jul-2014)
    Study finds people's negative expectations can play a role in flare-ups

  • Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC
    (30-Jul-2014)
    Each year, almost 135,000 die from smoking-related chronic lung disease, experts say

  • Don't Let Kids Drink Pool Water
    (26-Jul-2014)
    Expert offers tips for spotting chlorine poisoning, bacterial infection, secondary drowning in kids

  • MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Genetic analysis shows viral sample from barn matched strain found in barn owner and camel, study shows

  • Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms
    (19-Jul-2014)
    More than half surveyed said the water pipes weren't dangerous

  • TB Rates Among Children May Be Higher Than Estimated
    (09-Jul-2014)
    As many as 650,000 kids worldwide infected each year, researchers report

  • Obesity May Raise Risk of COPD
    (07-Jul-2014)
    Study found those with largest waist sizes more likely to develop lung disease

  • Obesity May Raise Risk of COPD
    (07-Jul-2014)
    Study found those with largest waist sizes more likely to develop lung disease

  • Obesity May Raise Risk of COPD
    (07-Jul-2014)
    Study found those with largest waist sizes more likely to develop lung disease

  • Moustaches, Home Oxygen Tanks Can Be Dangerous Match
    (26-Jun-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.
    (23-Jun-2014)
    Study of 20 years of data suggests federal mandates on cleaner air had positive impact on health

  • Smog Controls Tied to Fewer Lung Disease Deaths in N.C.
    (23-Jun-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
    (17-Jun-2014)
    Both of the respiratory infections were contracted in Saudi Arabia, CDC believes

  • Scientists Spot New Clues to a Deadly Lung Disease
    (11-Jun-2014)
    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis always fatal, but research points to possible cause, potential treatment

  • Yoga May Not Help Ease Asthma, Study Suggests
    (05-Jun-2014)
    But ancient practice not harmful and can improve overall health, experts say

  • Cancer, Heart Disease Not Likely Killers of Those Over 100
    (04-Jun-2014)
    Instead, 'acute' illnesses like pneumonia or sheer frailty bring about the end for the very old, study finds

  • Taking Antipsychotic Drugs While Pregnant May Harm Newborns: Study
    (04-Jun-2014)
    These medications linked to respiratory distress, withdrawal symptoms in babies, researchers report

  • Camels Confirmed as Source of Human MERS Infection
    (04-Jun-2014)
    The animals are the Typhoid Mary of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, infectious disease expert says

  • Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study
    (03-Jun-2014)
    But azithromycin boosted chances of heart attack slightly in this vulnerable population

  • Man Dies of Lung Disease After Working With Countertops, Doctors Report
    (28-May-2014)
    But maker of product says patient could have inhaled particles many other ways

  • CDC: 3rd Suspected MERS Case Was False Alarm
    (28-May-2014)
    Thorough blood tests found no sign of infection in Illinois man, agency says

  • COPD Patients Face Greater Risk of Heart Failure, Study Says
    (21-May-2014)
    Blacks with lung condition were most vulnerable of all, researchers report

  • Diet Tied to Better Breathing in COPD Patients
    (21-May-2014)
    Study suggests healthy eating might help improve lung function

  • Heat Waves Could Worsen COPD Symptoms, Study Suggests
    (19-May-2014)
    Finding is troubling given predictions of rising temperatures due to climate change

  • Heat Waves Could Worsen COPD Symptoms, Study Suggests
    (19-May-2014)
    Finding is troubling given predictions of rising temperatures due to climate change

  • Heat Waves Could Worsen COPD Symptoms, Study Suggests
    (19-May-2014)
    Finding is troubling given predictions of rising temperatures due to climate change

  • Children's Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester: Study
    (19-May-2014)
    Preliminary research finds timing of exposure an important element

  • Windshield Washer Fluid May Be Source of Legionnaires' Disease
    (19-May-2014)
    Study finds the potentially dangerous bacteria can exist for up to 14 months in the product

  • 2 Drugs Offer Hope for Fatal Lung Disease
    (19-May-2014)
    Doctors have had little to offer patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

  • Third U.S. Man Tests Positive for MERS Virus, CDC Reports
    (19-May-2014)
    He was business associate of health care worker diagnosed with the first U.S. case, but shows no signs of illness

  • Florida MERS Patient Released From Hospital
    (19-May-2014)
    He's a 44-year-old health care worker from Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of the MERS outbreak

  • Existing Drugs May Work Against MERS, Studies Suggest
    (19-May-2014)
    Findings could speed access to treatment for patients who can't wait for new drugs to be developed

  • Study Probes Link Between Early Antibiotic Use, Asthma
    (15-May-2014)
    Infants given these meds may have both poor immunity and genetic risk for asthma, findings suggest

  • MERS Not Yet a Public Health Emergency: WHO
    (14-May-2014)
    U.N. agency says the virus, concentrated in the Middle East, doesn't seem to spread easily among people

  • 2 Florida Hospital Workers Who Treated MERS Patient Fall Ill
    (13-May-2014)
    Testing for the potentially fatal respiratory infection is underway, officials say

  • 2nd MERS Case Identified in U.S.
    (12-May-2014)
    Like first patient, this patient had been health care worker in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak

  • Climate Change Will Make Breathing in Summer Harder: Study
    (08-May-2014)
    As weather warms, some areas in U.S. will have many high ozone days

  • E-Cigarette Vapor Contains Potentially Harmful Particles: Review
    (07-May-2014)
    Raises concerns about safety of e-cig chemicals, but industry representative says they're safe

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Risk of Death in Pregnancy
    (06-May-2014)
    Study found an association but didn't prove the nighttime breathing disorder caused the higher risk

  • FDA Panel Says No to Over-the-Counter Allergy Drug Singulair
    (05-May-2014)
    Experts expressed relief at the decision, citing safety concerns

  • 1st U.S. MERS Patient Improving, Officials Say
    (05-May-2014)
    He had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400 people and killed 93

  • 1st U.S. MERS Patient May Be Released From Hospital Soon
    (05-May-2014)
    He had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400 people and killed more than 100

  • 1st MERS Case Reported in U.S.
    (02-May-2014)
    Patient had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400 people and killed 93, CDC says

  • Southeastern States Have Highest Rates of Preventable Deaths
    (01-May-2014)
    Modifiable risk factors could help combat scourges like heart disease, cancer, CDC says

  • Smoke-Free Laws May Help Prevent COPD Hospitalizations
    (25-Apr-2014)
    Kentucky patients 22 percent less likely to need to be admitted in counties with stricter laws, study finds

  • Smoke-Free Laws May Help Prevent COPD Hospitalizations
    (25-Apr-2014)
    Kentucky patients 22 percent less likely to need to be admitted in counties with stricter laws, study finds

  • FDA Proposes E-Cigarette Regulations
    (24-Apr-2014)
    Opponents of the increasingly popular devices worry about their impact on children

  • Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients
    (18-Apr-2014)
    Study author urges caution for doctors prescribing benzodiazepines to this group

  • Placing Donor Windpipe First in Patient's Arm Helps With Transplant
    (16-Apr-2014)
    Technique allows withdrawal of anti-rejection drugs after a year

  • Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study
    (15-Apr-2014)
    More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say

  • Exercise May Curtail COPD Complications
    (09-Apr-2014)
    Regular physical activity could cut need for hospital readmission for lung disease, study says

  • Muscle Weakness May Persist for Months After ICU Stay
    (07-Apr-2014)
    Hospitalized patients who'd been on mechanical ventilators were studied up to 2 years after discharge

  • Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Among black kids in study, other factors appeared to play bigger role in asthma rehospitalizations

  • Hospital-Related Infections Hit Nearly 650,000 Patients in 2011: CDC
    (26-Mar-2014)
    Specific source of dangerous germs still unclear in about half of cases

  • Allergy Season Springs Into Bloom
    (22-Mar-2014)
    Allergist outlines ways to minimize effects of pollen

  • Lung Ultrasound Can Spot Risk of Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy: Study
    (21-Mar-2014)
    Researchers recommend its use for women with complication called preeclampsia

  • For Heart Failure Patients, Shortness of Breath When Bending May Signal Problem
    (20-Mar-2014)
    Newly identified 'bendopnea' might mean condition is worsening, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Developing Tuberculosis
    (20-Mar-2014)
    Including HIV infection

  • Tuberculosis in U.S. Hits Record Low: CDC
    (20-Mar-2014)
    Improved screening of immigrants contributes to decline

  • Device May Restore Speech to People on Breathing Tubes
    (19-Mar-2014)
    Doctors say 'electrolarynx' eased frustration for patient on mechanical ventilator

  • COPD May Damage Aging Brain
    (18-Mar-2014)
    Study finds higher odds for mental decline without memory loss in patients with the lung disorder

  • Coordinated Care Helps Elderly With Chronic Diseases
    (17-Mar-2014)
    Odds of complications, hospital admissions lower when patients see fewer doctors, says study

  • Preterm Birth May Raise Child's Asthma Risk, Study Suggests
    (13-Mar-2014)
    The more premature the delivery, the higher the odds for respiratory trouble, researchers found

  • 2-Mile Daily Walk Might Help Fight COPD
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Study found patients who were more active had fewer hospitalizations from lung condition

  • 2-Mile Daily Walk Might Help Fight COPD
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Study found patients who were more active had fewer hospitalizations from lung condition

  • Sleep Apnea Might Raise Pneumonia Risk: Study
    (03-Mar-2014)
    Disrupted nighttime breathing makes getting fluid into the lungs more likely, researchers explain

  • Health Tip: Do You Have Bronchitis?
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Usually characterized by cough lasting 10 days or more

  • Vinegar May Be Cheap, Safe Way to Kill TB Germ
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Accidental discovery might help labs, clinics disinfect, especially in cash-poor countries

  • MERS Virus That Threatens Humans Also Found in Camels
    (25-Feb-2014)
    The respiratory virus has been infecting dromedaries for at least 20 years, researchers say

  • Flu Hits Unvaccinated Hardest, Study Finds
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Those who have had vaccine are far less likely to need intensive-care unit

  • Old Wood Stoves a Costly Way to Keep Warm, Experts Say
    (08-Feb-2014)
    Newer heating units use one-third less wood and produce 60 percent less air pollution than older models

  • Preemie Breathing Problems Might Linger in Adulthood
    (05-Feb-2014)
    Small study suggests people born prematurely might have trouble with altitude changes

  • CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco Products
    (05-Feb-2014)
    Says sale of cigarettes is inconsistent with a pharmacy's mission

  • Decline of Antibiotic Use Among Kids Seems To Be Leveling Off: Study
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Ear infections most common reason for prescriptions in children under 6; trends vary by region

  • CDC to Launch Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign
    (31-Jan-2014)
    It will include now-deceased North Carolina woman whose appearance in first initiative stunned many viewers

  • Could Antioxidants Speed Up Cancer Progression?
    (29-Jan-2014)
    Study of mice suggests people with lung cancer or at risk for the disease should avoid these supplements

  • Premature Birth Linked to Asthma, Wheezing in Childhood
    (28-Jan-2014)
    Study suggests respiratory problems don't improve with age in these kids

  • Breath Test May Detect Signs of Lung Cancer: Study
    (28-Jan-2014)
    Examining breath samples from patients with suspicious growths might help determine who needs surgery

  • ERs Not Curbing Overuse of Antibiotics, Study Reveals
    (24-Jan-2014)
    Finding seen despite nationwide push against unnecessary use, to prevent drug resistance

  • Hospital Safety Improves for Heart Patients, Study Finds
    (22-Jan-2014)
    But no drop seen in 'adverse events' for surgical or pneumonia patients

  • Much More Must Be Done to Lower Smoking Rates, Experts Say
    (22-Jan-2014)
    American Lung Association points to legislative inaction by states, stronger push by Big Tobacco

  • Health Tip: Pay Attention to Air Pollution
    (16-Jan-2014)
    Avoid outdoors when air quality is poor

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Risk of Lung Disorder in Babies
    (15-Jan-2014)
    But, overall risk of 'persistent pulmonary hypertension' remains low, study finds

  • When a Common Cold Becomes More Dangerous for Kids
    (14-Jan-2014)
    New study clarifies risk factors for lung disease

  • When a Common Cold Becomes More Dangerous for Kids
    (14-Jan-2014)
    New study clarifies risk factors for lung disease

  • U.S. Flu Cases Continue to Climb
    (10-Jan-2014)
    Southwestern states hardest hit, but infections still not at epidemic levels, CDC says

  • Could Stem Cells Cure Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis?
    (09-Jan-2014)
    Small, early study found treatment was safe, possibly more effective than standard antibiotics

  • Temporary Fever May Occur When Kids Under 2 Get 2 Shots at Once
    (07-Jan-2014)
    Higher risk for a day or two if flu and pneumococcal vaccines given together, study finds

  • Daycare Surfaces May Hold Germs Longer Than Thought
    (03-Jan-2014)
    Even well-cleaned cribs were contaminated with bacteria that can cause illness, study found

  • Anoro Ellipta Approved for COPD
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Drug relaxes lung airways

  • Anoro Ellipta Approved for COPD
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Drug relaxes lung airways

  • FDA Approves New Drug to Treat COPD
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Medication combines two bronchodilators, experts say

  • Anoro Ellipta Approved for COPD
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Drug relaxes lung airways

  • Dogs May Guard Babies Against Asthma, Allergies
    (16-Dec-2013)
    Researchers working with mice found presence of a pet reduced immune system response to allergens

  • Dangerous Bacteria Can Lurk Inside Nose, Study Finds
    (11-Dec-2013)
    People who carry staph can transmit life-threatening infections in hospital setting

  • Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds
    (11-Dec-2013)
    But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema

  • Workers Need More Protection From Silica Dust, Report Finds
    (10-Dec-2013)
    Risk is greatest for those in construction industry

  • Too Few Americans With Asthma Are Getting Flu Shots, CDC Says
    (05-Dec-2013)
    Report finds only half of this high-risk group gets immunized

  • Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn
    (05-Dec-2013)
    Sporadic outbreaks caused by travelers to countries without vaccination programs, doctors say

  • TB Vaccine May Work Against Multiple Sclerosis: Study
    (04-Dec-2013)
    More brain lesions seen in people who got dummy injection

  • Steroids for Preemies May Raise ADHD Risk, Study Says
    (22-Nov-2013)
    Shots are given to boost lung development

  • Health Disparities Persist in America: Report
    (21-Nov-2013)
    CDC finds race, sex, education, location and wealth among key factors in these inequalities

  • Men's Bigger Builds Need Bigger Noses
    (19-Nov-2013)
    Study found male noses were 10 percent larger, on average, to bring oxygen to greater muscle mass

  • Study Probes Why Exercise Leaves Women More Breathless Than Men
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Females' smaller lungs and airways lead to differences between the sexes, researchers say

  • Epilepsy Often Hand-in-Hand With Other Health Problems: CDC
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Doctors, patients share responsibility for preventing and treating co-occurring conditions, experts say

  • Health Tip: When Deep Vein Thrombosis Causes Symptoms
    (30-Oct-2013)
    See your doctor immediately

  • Health Tip: Participating in Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Rehab for your lungs

  • Infants Exposed to Smoking in Womb at Risk of Infections, Death: Study
    (23-Oct-2013)
    Researchers looked at Washington state hospitalizations, mortality for 50,000 babies

  • Opsumit Approved for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
    (23-Oct-2013)
    New drug relaxes lung arteries

  • First Windpipe Transplant Holding Up Over Time: Report
    (23-Oct-2013)
    Five years after surgery, recipient enjoys normal life, researchers say

  • Efforts to Improve Intensive-Care Outcomes Produce Mixed Results
    (09-Oct-2013)
    Studies found statins, different IV fluids made little difference, but beta blocker may protect heart during severe septic shock

  • Adempas Approved to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension
    (09-Oct-2013)
    New drug works to ease high blood pressure in lung arteries

  • Too Many Antibiotics Still Prescribed for Sore Throats, Bronchitis: Studies
    (03-Oct-2013)
    Most ills are caused by viruses, end on their own, researchers report

  • Medical Harm Occurs in Nearly 43 Million Hospital Cases Each Year
    (19-Sep-2013)
    Review focused on seven facets of poor care worldwide

  • Gene Testing Helps Sort Out Bacterial, Viral Infections
    (18-Sep-2013)
    Results could speed up diagnosis, improve treatment decisions, study authors say

  • Whooping Cough Risk Higher Among Kids Who Miss Vaccinations: Study
    (09-Sep-2013)
    It's important to get all doses without delay, researchers say

  • U.S. Drinking Water Sanitation Still a Concern: CDC
    (05-Sep-2013)
    Bacteria in plumbing systems, groundwater persist in causing outbreaks

  • Gene Study Helps Advance Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis
    (26-Aug-2013)
    Findings may help determine if person has the lung disease or is a carrier, and might aid treatment

  • Respiratory Therapy May Lower Death Risk for Some Sleep Apnea Patients
    (14-Aug-2013)
    Study looked at those who also have the respiratory condition COPD

  • Test of Preemie Breathing Treatments Finds Similar Complication Rates
    (14-Aug-2013)
    Two noninvasive methods deemed equivalent

  • Psoriasis, Other Medical Conditions May Be Linked, Study Says
    (07-Aug-2013)
    As skin disorder worsened, likelihood of multiple diseases rose, researchers found

  • Indoor Incense Triggers Lung Cell Inflammation, Study Shows
    (06-Aug-2013)
    Researchers say this practice can cause response similar to secondhand cigarette smoke

  • Bigger Lungs Improve Odds of Transplant Survival, Study Finds
    (01-Aug-2013)
    New formula used in calculations

  • Protecting Lungs During Abdominal Surgery May Decrease Complications
    (31-Jul-2013)
    Adjusting ventilator settings could shield patients from conditions like pneumonia, study finds

  • Meth Use Tied to Deadly Brain Infection in Mouse Study
    (30-Jul-2013)
    A generally harmless fungus caused death in animals injected with methamphetamine, researchers say

  • Recently Emerged MERS Virus Less Infectious Than SARS: Study
    (26-Jul-2013)
    But Middle East respiratory virus has high death rates among people with chronic illnesses

  • Study Yields Genetic Clue to Rare Lung Disease
    (26-Jul-2013)
    Finding offers insight into pulmonary arterial hypertension, researchers say

  • New Test Detects TB and Antibiotic Resistance
    (26-Jul-2013)
    Results available in two hours

  • Hair-Straightening Product May Endanger Stylists, Clients
    (25-Jul-2013)
    Study found too-high levels of formaldehyde in Brazilian Blowout solution

  • Plain Brown Cigarette Packs May Help Some Smokers Quit: Study
    (22-Jul-2013)
    After Australia mandated such packaging in 2012, most users found cigarettes 'less satisfying'

  • COPD Tied to Tiny Brain Bleeds, Study Finds
    (19-Jul-2013)
    Likelihood increases with illness severity, researchers say

  • Signs of Potential Trouble for Nursing Home Residents
    (16-Jul-2013)
    Multiple hospitalizations for dehydration, certain infections raise risk of death, study finds

  • 2 Million Deaths a Year Could Be Due to Air Pollution: Study
    (12-Jul-2013)
    Rises in ozone caused by humans mostly to blame, researchers say

  • Infant Vaccines Also Protect Seniors Against Pneumonia: Study
    (11-Jul-2013)
    It's one of the most dramatic examples of 'herd immunity' seen in recent years, researchers report

  • H7N9 Bird Flu Transmits From Person to Person, Study Finds
    (03-Jul-2013)
    But it's not easily spread and public should not panic, expert says

  • Anti-Smoking Policies Will Prevent 7 Million Deaths Worldwide by 2050: Study
    (01-Jul-2013)
    With the right measures, even more lives can be saved, WHO says

  • Early Respiratory Infection May Double Type 1 Diabetes Risk: Study
    (01-Jul-2013)
    Researchers looked at children who had first-degree relatives with the autoimmune disease

  • Trees May Save a Life Each Year in Big Cities
    (28-Jun-2013)
    U.S. Forest Service measured pollution-busting impact of 'urban forests'

  • Genetic Risks for Asthma May Persist Into Adulthood
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Continued disease, quality-of-life issues remain more likely, study found

  • Vibativ Approved for Certain Bacterial Pneumonia
    (24-Jun-2013)
    Only when other treatments aren't suitable

  • Many U.S. Adults Under-Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough, Survey Finds
    (19-Jun-2013)
    Only 20 percent got shot within last 10 years

  • Study Reveals How New Respiratory Virus Spreads
    (19-Jun-2013)
    Infectious-disease experts went to Middle East to gather information on often deadly MERS virus

  • Blood Tests May Predict COPD Flare-Ups
    (11-Jun-2013)
    Signs of chronic inflammation in the blood linked to faster deterioration of lung function

  • Blood Tests May Predict COPD Flare-Ups
    (11-Jun-2013)
    Signs of chronic inflammation in the blood linked to faster deterioration of lung function

  • Chronic Illness Afflicts Most Childhood-Cancer Survivors, Study Finds
    (11-Jun-2013)
    Treatment-related lung and hearing problems common at age 45

  • Blood Tests May Predict COPD Flare-Ups
    (11-Jun-2013)
    Signs of chronic inflammation in the blood linked to faster deterioration of lung function

  • One in 600 Flights Involves Medical Emergency, Study Says
    (29-May-2013)
    Physician passengers assist in nearly half of cases

  • Shortage of Key Drug Hampering U.S. Efforts to Control TB: Report
    (23-May-2013)
    Many health departments have altered treatment practices; CDC officials working to solve the problem

  • COPD May Be Over-Diagnosed Among Uninsured
    (22-May-2013)
    Patients thought to have lung condition were re-evaluated in small study

  • Long-Term Use of Antibiotic May Help Those With COPD
    (21-May-2013)
    Taking azithromycin for a year cut down on re-hospitalizations for disease flare-ups, study found

  • Long-Term Use of Antibiotic May Help Those With COPD
    (21-May-2013)
    Taking azithromycin for a year cut down on re-hospitalizations for disease flare-ups, study found

  • Pain a Common Problem for People With COPD
    (21-May-2013)
    Narcotic pain relievers frequently used by patients with chronic lung condition, study finds

  • COPD Patients May Do Fine With Shorter Course of Steroids
    (21-May-2013)
    Coming off meds sooner means fewer harmful side effects, study author says

  • Certain COPD Meds Might Raise Heart Risks, Study Says
    (20-May-2013)
    But benefits of 'bronchodilators' tend to outweigh risks, specialist adds

  • Certain COPD Meds Might Raise Heart Risks, Study Says
    (20-May-2013)
    But benefits of 'bronchodilators' tend to outweigh risks, specialist adds

  • Living Near Major Roadways in Pregnancy Tied to Respiratory Woes in Children
    (20-May-2013)
    Infants may have higher risk for conditions like pneumonia, study found

  • Living Near Major Roadways in Pregnancy Tied to Respiratory Woes in Children
    (20-May-2013)
    Infants may have higher risk for conditions like pneumonia, study found

  • Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective
    (20-May-2013)
    But it was phased out because of side effects; newer version works, study notes

  • Certain COPD Meds Might Raise Heart Risks, Study Says
    (20-May-2013)
    But benefits of 'bronchodilators' tend to outweigh risks, specialist adds

  • Materials in Some Household Products Tied to Lung Damage
    (14-May-2013)
    Breathing in 'nanomaterials' seems to cause inflammation, study contends

  • Breo Ellipta Approved for COPD
    (10-May-2013)
    Respiratory disease is the third-leading cause of death in U.S.

  • Breo Ellipta Approved for COPD
    (10-May-2013)
    Respiratory disease is the third-leading cause of death in U.S.

  • Allergies May Boost Severity of Lung Disease
    (10-May-2013)
    Study finds hay fever increases frequency of respiratory problems in COPD patients

  • Breo Ellipta Approved for COPD
    (10-May-2013)
    Respiratory disease is the third-leading cause of death in U.S.

  • Reducing Respiratory Virus in Preemies Lessens Wheezing: Study
    (08-May-2013)
    But preventing respiratory synctial virus comes with a hefty price tag

  • For Pregnant Smokers, Vitamin C Might Help Babies' Lungs
    (07-May-2013)
    Small study suggests infants of women who take supplements have lower risk of wheezing

  • Some Blackboard Chalks Might Spur Allergies in Kids: Study
    (07-May-2013)
    Protein used in common classroom item may cause reaction in kids with milk allergies

  • Trees Plus Man-Made Pollution Creates Smog, Study Suggests
    (03-May-2013)
    Interaction between pollution and molecules produced by nature may lead to lung cancer, researchers say

  • Many Americans Breathing Cleaner Air: Report
    (24-Apr-2013)
    But some cities continue to have dangerously high levels of ozone and soot

  • Many Parents Give Kids Cold Medicines When They Shouldn't, Survey Finds
    (23-Apr-2013)
    They often miss fine print on the label warning against use in children younger than 4 years old

  • Popular Cinnamon Stunt Can Have Serious Lung Effects
    (22-Apr-2013)
    Researchers warn that highly cited kids' 'challenge' can land them in the ER

  • Breathing Problem Sometimes Misdiagnosed in Athletes
    (12-Apr-2013)
    Study finds vocal cord disorder can be confused with asthma

  • Monkey Research Gives Insights Into New SARS-Like Virus
    (03-Apr-2013)
    Coronavirus strain has so far infected 17, killed 11 worldwide

  • Got Asthma? Odds Are You Have an Allergy Too
    (02-Apr-2013)
    Study found many U.S. adults suffer from both

  • EPA Proposes Cleaner Fuel, Car Standards
    (29-Mar-2013)
    Regulations will prevent thousands of early deaths, hospitalizations, agency says

  • Valley Fever Fungal Infection on Rise in Southwest
    (28-Mar-2013)
    Flu-like symptoms can last weeks or months, CDC researchers say

  • Genes and Early Wheezing Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk
    (27-Mar-2013)
    Common cold symptom increased odds for asthma in study

  • Breath Test Might Predict Obesity Risk
    (26-Mar-2013)
    It works by measuring bacteria balance in the gut, researchers say

  • Inhaler Approved for Cystic Fibrosis Patients
    (25-Mar-2013)
    Antibiotic device treats Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections

  • Pneumonia May Lead to Serious Aftereffects for Seniors
    (22-Mar-2013)
    Study of patients hospitalized for condition found higher risk of mental decline, disability

  • Antibiotic Linked to Heart Problems in COPD Patients
    (22-Mar-2013)
    Study looked at clarithromycin use for lung conditions, but didn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Expert Tips for Spring-Cleaning Your Bathroom
    (16-Mar-2013)
    And 3 million good reasons to keep your toothbrush covered

  • Health Tip: Don't Breathe Outdoor Smoke
    (15-Mar-2013)
    Steer clear to avoid breathing problems

  • Sinuses Near Nose Not Just 'Evolutionary Leftover'
    (15-Mar-2013)
    New study finds they help give nose shape and get air to the lungs more quickly

  • Lung Transplant Hazard May Rise With Obese Recipients, Smoking Donors
    (12-Mar-2013)
    Study found more 'primary graft dysfunction,' which is tied to higher death risk

  • Report Details Steps to Boost Patient Safety
    (05-Mar-2013)
    Leadership is needed for change to occur, experts say

  • Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids
    (01-Mar-2013)
    While study did not show cause and effect, expert said it's best to avoid exposure

  • A Few Extra Pounds May Harm Lung Function in Black, Hispanic Kids
    (22-Feb-2013)
    Differences in body fat distribution could boost asthma rates in some minorities, study says

  • Emerging SARS-Like Virus Well-Suited to Attack Humans: Study
    (19-Feb-2013)
    But immunotherapy appears to tame it, research shows

  • Lower Lung Function in Infancy Linked to Wheeze in Adulthood
    (18-Feb-2013)
    Smoking also played key role in respiratory trouble for young adults, study found

  • Acupuncture May Help Ease Hay Fever
    (18-Feb-2013)
    Study found patients who had treatment for 8 weeks fared better with symptoms

  • Little-Known Respiratory Infection Sends Many Kids to Hospital
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Discovered in 2001, human metapneumovirus is worse in very young, very old

  • For Hospitals, Lowered Death Rates May Not Mean More Readmissions
    (12-Feb-2013)
    Study finds patients who survive heart attacks, pneumonia aren't just returning as inpatients soon after

  • When Trees Die Off, Human Health May Also Suffer
    (12-Feb-2013)
    Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but supports link between people and the environment

  • China's Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock May Threaten Human Health
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Much higher levels of antibiotic-resistance genes found at pig farms in study

  • China's Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock May Threaten Human Health
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Much higher levels of antibiotic-resistance genes found at pig farms in study

  • Study: Lungs From Heavy Smokers OK for Transplant
    (29-Jan-2013)
    But recipients need to know the source of the potential transplant, researchers say

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Among New Recommendations
    (28-Jan-2013)
    U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer reason to avoid the flu vaccine

  • Women's Smoking Deaths at All-Time High in U.S.
    (23-Jan-2013)
    Starting earlier, smoking more account for increase, expert says

  • Longtime Smokers Lose a Decade of Life
    (23-Jan-2013)
    Large study of U.S. smokers found quitting by age 35 reduces effect most, but it's never too late

  • Hospital Readmissions All Too Common, U.S. Studies Find
    (22-Jan-2013)
    It's a complex, system-wide problem, expert says

  • One in Six Cases of Adult Asthma May Be Linked to Workplace
    (22-Jan-2013)
    People with jobs that exposed them to cleaning agents at greater risk, study says

  • Patient Education Helps Prevent Overuse of Antibiotics for Cough, Study Finds
    (18-Jan-2013)
    Routine prescriptions for bronchitis could worsen resistance, researchers say

  • Patient Education Helps Prevent Overuse of Antibiotics for Cough, Study Finds
    (18-Jan-2013)
    Routine prescriptions for bronchitis could worsen resistance, researchers say

  • Doctor Explains Why Flu a Greater Threat to Seniors
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Weaker immune system, dehydration risks and less mobility all can make illness more dangerous

  • TB Drug Shortages Put U.S. Patients in Peril, Study Finds
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Supply of many medications needed to fight drug-resistant disease is often intermittent at best

  • TB Drug Shortages Put U.S. Patients in Peril, Study Finds
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Supply of many medications needed to fight drug-resistant disease is often intermittent at best

  • Inserting Breathing Tube May Not Be Best for Victims of Cardiac Arrest
    (15-Jan-2013)
    Patients in large study seemed to do better when emergency workers used older ventilation method

  • Winter Holds Many Hazards for Seniors, Expert Warns
    (12-Jan-2013)
    Preparation, caution can help keep elderly safe from injuries and illness related to season

  • Winter Holds Many Hazards for Seniors, Expert Warns
    (12-Jan-2013)
    Preparation, caution can help keep elderly safe from injuries and illness related to season

  • Reductions in Wood-Burning Stoves Tied to Lower Death Rates
    (09-Jan-2013)
    Australian study found air quality improved, especially boosting men's respiratory health

  • Health Tip: Don't Neglect Warning Signs of Lung Disease
    (08-Jan-2013)
    Chronic cough is a prime symptom

  • Sirturo Approved for Multi-Drug Resistant TB
    (02-Jan-2013)
    Millions still contract the infectious disease each year

  • Scientists Shed Light on Fungus Behind Deadly Pneumonia Strain
    (28-Dec-2012)
    The parasite causes Pneumocystis pneumonia in people with weakened immune systems

  • Some Kids Abusing Common Baking Ingredients
    (26-Dec-2012)
    Trends such as swallowing dry cinnamon, stuffing marshmallows can cause choking emergencies

  • Asthma Linked to Increased Risk of Dangerous Lung Blockage
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Odds of blood clot in lung artery increase along with severity of the respiratory disease, study finds

  • Most Coughs Don't Respond to Antibiotics, Study Confirms
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Amoxicillin may cause more harm than good unless pneumonia is suspected, researchers say

  • Shorter Hospital Stays Don't Compromise Care, Study Finds
    (17-Dec-2012)
    Earlier discharge corresponds with lower readmission and death rates in VA hospitals

  • Shorter Hospital Stays Don't Compromise Care, Study Finds
    (17-Dec-2012)
    Earlier discharge corresponds with lower readmission and death rates in VA hospitals

  • Combo Therapy May Help Ease Sleep Apnea at High Altitude
    (11-Dec-2012)
    Adding a breathing med to regular routine may help travelers' sleep apnea, researchers say

  • Sedatives May Raise Pneumonia Risk
    (06-Dec-2012)
    Study found benzodiazepines, used for anxiety and sleep, also boosted chances of dying from pneumonia

  • Kids May Be at Slightly Higher Asthma Risk If Parents Had Infertility Treatments
    (06-Dec-2012)
    Study found elevated odds in children born after in vitro fertilization, but the research didn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Cleaner Air in U.S. Boosting Life Expectancy, Study Finds
    (06-Dec-2012)
    Continuing to reduce fine particle air pollution prolongs survival, researchers say

  • Ex-President George H.W. Bush Remains Hospitalized
    (03-Dec-2012)
    88-year-old being treated for bronchitis and lingering cough

  • Ex-President George H.W. Bush Remains Hospitalized
    (03-Dec-2012)
    88-year-old being treated for bronchitis and lingering cough

  • Former President George H.W. Bush to Stay in Hospital Through Weekend
    (02-Dec-2012)
    88-year-old's bronchitis isn't life-threatening, doctors just playing it safe, staffer says

  • Former President George H.W. Bush to Stay in Hospital Through Weekend
    (02-Dec-2012)
    88-year-old's bronchitis isn't life-threatening, doctors just playing it safe, staffer says

  • Former President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized With Bronchitis
    (29-Nov-2012)
    88-year-old's condition doesn't appear life-threatening, staffer says

  • Former President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized With Bronchitis
    (29-Nov-2012)
    88-year-old's condition doesn't appear life-threatening, staffer says

  • Health Tip: Treating Bronchitis
    (27-Nov-2012)
    Suggestions to help you feel better

  • Health Tip: Treating Bronchitis
    (27-Nov-2012)
    Suggestions to help you feel better

  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazards Rise in Colder Weather
    (25-Nov-2012)
    Heating devices such as fireplaces, furnaces, lanterns can emit deadly gas

  • 15 Million in U.S. Have COPD, a Lung Disease
    (21-Nov-2012)
    Prevalence of the chronic condition is highest in Kentucky, CDC says

  • 15 Million in U.S. Have COPD, a Lung Disease
    (21-Nov-2012)
    Prevalence of the chronic condition is highest in Kentucky, CDC says

  • 15 Million in U.S. Have COPD, a Lung Disease
    (21-Nov-2012)
    Prevalence of the chronic condition is highest in Kentucky, CDC says

  • Airport Smoking Areas Expose Travelers, Workers to Risk: CDC
    (20-Nov-2012)
    Ventilating buildings and cleaning the air doesn't eliminate secondhand smoke exposure, study finds

  • Many Smokers Light Up With Kids in Car: Study
    (12-Nov-2012)
    Smoke-free campaigns should target parent drivers, researchers say

  • Women's Respiratory Symptoms May Vary With Menstrual Cycle
    (09-Nov-2012)
    For example, study found wheezing highest on days 10 to 22

  • COPD Deaths Highest in Rural, Poor Areas: CDC
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Large urban areas had lowest mortality rate from the respiratory disorder

  • Women Who Quit Smoking May Gain Up to 10 Years of Life: Study
    (29-Oct-2012)
    And the earlier they stopped smoking, the better the results

  • Harvest Season Can Be Hazardous for Farmers
    (28-Oct-2012)
    ER doctor offers safety advice to avoid traumatic injuries, other health problems

  • Stroke Risk Rises in Seniors With COPD: Study
    (26-Oct-2012)
    Carotid artery wall thickening common for many with this lung disease

  • When Adults Smoke in Cars, Child Passengers Suffer: Study
    (16-Oct-2012)
    Even with window open or air conditioner on, kids still exposed to secondhand smoke

  • Healthy Lungs May Keep Brain Running Smoothly
    (11-Oct-2012)
    Swedish study found link between problem-solving ability, lung function

  • For People With Lung Disease, Colds Are Worse With School Kids Around
    (05-Oct-2012)
    Study found sore throat, runny nose, cough were all more likely

  • For People With Lung Disease, Colds Are Worse With School Kids Around
    (05-Oct-2012)
    Study found sore throat, runny nose, cough were all more likely

  • Postoperative Program Prevents Respiratory Complications: Study
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Simple steps counter common side effects of surgery, researchers say

  • Lung Function Recovery Seen in People Exposed to World Trade Center Site
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Breathing tests improved more for 9/11 rescue crews than nearby workers

  • Common Pesticide Linked to Birth Defect, Study Suggests
    (28-Sep-2012)
    Children of Texas mothers living where atrazine most used were more likely to have nasal passage blockage

  • Virus Patterns Where Kids Live May Affect Asthma Risk
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Certain respiratory infections more common in urban than suburban infants, study finds

  • Differences Seen in Lung Microbes of Cystic Fibrosis Patients
    (26-Sep-2012)
    More diversity noted in tissue samples of healthy people, study finds

  • Obese Pregnant Women With Sleep Apnea May Have More Delivery Complications
    (25-Sep-2012)
    More newborns admitted to ICU, more mothers had high blood pressure, study found

  • COPD May Contribute to a Bad Night's Sleep
    (25-Sep-2012)
    Low blood oxygen levels associated with breathing disorder might lead to a lack of shuteye

  • U.S. Antibiotic Prescribing Rates Highest in South: Study
    (24-Sep-2012)
    Seniors took more of these drugs during winter months

  • Scientists Focus on Factors Behind Asthma Attacks
    (20-Sep-2012)
    Findings could pave way to reducing 2 major airway symptoms, researchers say

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine Protection Fades Over Time: Study
    (12-Sep-2012)
    CDC recommends booster shots for teens and adults

  • For Mild Asthma, Daily Steroids May Not Be Needed, Study Says
    (11-Sep-2012)
    Found no difference in outcomes with daily use versus only during flare-ups

  • Electrolyte Problem Raises Post-Op Death Risk: Study
    (10-Sep-2012)
    Patients with low sodium levels in the blood also had more complications such as infections

  • Language Barrier Hurts Elderly Asthma Patients
    (07-Sep-2012)
    Self-care, quality of life found to suffer, study says

  • Child's Use of Certain Asthma Drugs Could Shorten Adult Height
    (03-Sep-2012)
    But study found impact was slight, a half-inch on average, and steroid meds help control attacks, experts say

  • Health Tip: Help Keep COPD in Check
    (31-Aug-2012)
    Visit your doctor often

  • Health Tip: Help Keep COPD in Check
    (31-Aug-2012)
    Visit your doctor often

  • Health Tip: Help Keep COPD in Check
    (31-Aug-2012)
    Visit your doctor often

  • Hookah Effects as Harmful as Cigarettes, Study Finds
    (31-Aug-2012)
    Wheeze, cough, chest tightness evident in those who smoke using either method

  • Hurricane Isaac Could Stir Up Allergies, Asthma
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Experts say levels of pollen and mold typically rise after these types of storms

  • 'Alarming' Rise Seen in Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
    (30-Aug-2012)
    International study found TB withstanding multiple types of antibiotics

  • Kids With Neurological Conditions at Higher Risk of Flu Death: CDC
    (29-Aug-2012)
    Medical, parenting groups working to increase flu vaccination, awareness

  • Midlife Fitness May Mean Healthier Old Age, Study Finds
    (27-Aug-2012)
    Common conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's less likely

  • Human Airways' 'Brush' Mechanism Gives Clues to Lung Diseases
    (23-Aug-2012)
    Researchers say proper mucus clearance may depend on how tiny hair-like cilia operate

  • Human Airways' 'Brush' Mechanism Gives Clues to Lung Diseases
    (23-Aug-2012)
    Researchers say proper mucus clearance may depend on how tiny hair-like cilia operate

  • Vitamin D May Thwart Kids' Winter Colds
    (23-Aug-2012)
    But whether children without vitamin deficiency would benefit remains unclear, study finds

  • Secondhand Smoke May Impair Children's Cough Reflex
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Reduced sensitivity to respiratory irritants could raise pneumonia risk, researchers say

  • Secondhand Smoke May Impair Children's Cough Reflex
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Reduced sensitivity to respiratory irritants could raise pneumonia risk, researchers say

  • Smoking During Pregnancy May Cause Asthma, Wheezing in Kids
    (17-Aug-2012)
    More breathing problems seen in preschoolers even if mothers stopped smoking once they were born

  • Reductions in U.S. Teen Smoking Stalled: CDC
    (09-Aug-2012)
    30 percent of high school males now use some form of tobacco, study shows

  • Honey a Sweet Treatment for Kids' Night-Time Cough
    (06-Aug-2012)
    Given before bedtime, study found this home remedy improved symptoms of common cold

  • Asthma Common Among Olympic Athletes
    (02-Aug-2012)
    Chronic airway conditions affect 8 percent of the elite competitors, research shows

  • More Americans Have at Least 2 Chronic Health Issues: CDC
    (31-Jul-2012)
    Number of people with multiple diseases -- including diabetes, high blood pressure -- rose over decade

  • Is 'Improved' Vaccine Causing Whooping Cough Outbreaks?
    (31-Jul-2012)
    Current shot may be less effective than earlier one, experts suggest

  • London Smog May Be Tough on Olympians
    (25-Jul-2012)
    Pollution can worsen symptoms associated with exercise-induced asthma, experts say

  • Incan Girl's Mummy Yields Evidence of Respiratory Woes
    (25-Jul-2012)
    New lip-swab test gives immune system clues to 15-year-old, who died 500 years ago

  • Tudorza Pressair Approved for COPD
    (24-Jul-2012)
    Inhaler treats narrowed lung airways

  • Tudorza Pressair Approved for COPD
    (24-Jul-2012)
    Inhaler treats narrowed lung airways

  • Vitamin D May Delay Deterioration of Smokers' Lungs: Study
    (20-Jul-2012)
    But supplements are no substitute for quitting, experts stress

  • Reducing Ozone Limits Would Save Lives, Report States
    (18-Jul-2012)
    Up to 2,480 deaths could have been averted if current standard was met, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke Exposure
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Stay inside and try to keep indoor air clean

  • Exercise, Meditation Can Beat Back Cold, Flu, Study Finds
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Researchers report that both also appear to cut down on sick time and sick days at work

  • Asthma Rates Higher Near Busy New York Highway
    (29-Jun-2012)
    Researchers suspect emissions from vehicle may inflame the lungs

  • Asthma Rates Higher Near Busy Highway
    (29-Jun-2012)
    Researchers suspect emissions from vehicle may inflame the lungs

  • Exercise Program Boosts Health After Lung Transplant: Study
    (27-Jun-2012)
    Training regimen linked to improved strength, mobility and heart health a year after surgery

  • EPA Proposes New Cuts on Levels of Soot in Air
    (15-Jun-2012)
    Agency says the change will end up saving the nation money by cutting health care costs

  • Fatigue in COPD Patients Often Precedes Hospitalization: Study
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Low energy is common in people with the respiratory condition

  • Fatigue in COPD Patients Often Precedes Hospitalization: Study
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Low energy is common in people with the respiratory condition

  • Fatigue in COPD Patients Often Precedes Hospitalization: Study
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Low energy is common in people with the respiratory condition

  • Sleep Apnea Therapy Might Ease Depression, Too
    (12-Jun-2012)
    Positive airway pressure even helps patients who fail to use the treatment as prescribed, study finds

  • Quitting Smoking Even in Old Age Prolongs Life: Study
    (11-Jun-2012)
    Review of data in older people affirms the dangers of the habit

  • New Medicine Might Fight Drug-Resistant TB, Study Says
    (06-Jun-2012)
    But drug may cause heart-related side effects, so more research needed

  • Smokers Have Higher Surgical Costs, More Complications: Study
    (01-Jun-2012)
    But former smokers were no different than nonsmokers, results showed

  • High Blood Sugar May Make Pneumonia Deadlier
    (30-May-2012)
    Patients with community-acquired infection plus high glucose levels need monitoring, study finds

  • Use of Smokers' Lungs for Transplant Has Pros, Cons
    (29-May-2012)
    Study finds tapping such organs is better than leaving patients on waiting list, but there is a downside

  • People Who Lived Near World Trade Center Report More Lung Disease
    (25-May-2012)
    Residents of homes close enough to attacks to sustain damage had more symptoms 5 years later

  • Babies' Vulnerability to Colds Tied to Immune Response at Birth
    (24-May-2012)
    Small study found some infants had up to 10 colds in their first year

  • States Use Only Fraction of Tobacco Revenues to Fight Smoking, Study Finds
    (24-May-2012)
    Just $8 billion was spent on prevention out of almost $244 billion received, CDC says

  • Sleep Apnea 'Mask' Might Also Help the Heart
    (22-May-2012)
    CPAP treatment was tied to lowered odds for high blood pressure, study found

  • COPD Can Put a Damper on Sex Life
    (21-May-2012)
    Breathlessness also affects mood and well-being, small study says

  • COPD Can Put a Damper on Sex Life
    (21-May-2012)
    Breathlessness also affects mood and well-being, small study says

  • COPD Can Put a Damper on Sex Life
    (21-May-2012)
    Breathlessness also affects mood and well-being, small study says

  • Inhaled Steroids Lead to Big Drop in Asthma Deaths at Texas Hospital: Study
    (15-May-2012)
    They reduce inflammation in the lungs, improving control of asthma symptoms

  • Asthma Cases Continue to Rise in U.S., Affecting Millions
    (15-May-2012)
    Latest numbers from the CDC find 19 million adults and 7 million kids have the illness today

  • 'Self-Managing' COPD Might Pose Risks, Study Suggests
    (14-May-2012)
    People getting comprehensive education had higher death risk, researchers found

  • 'Self-Managing' COPD Might Pose Risks, Study Suggests
    (14-May-2012)
    People getting comprehensive education had higher death risk, researchers found

  • Acupuncture May Help Ease Symptoms of COPD
    (14-May-2012)
    In small study, alternative treatment plus meds seemed to help with shortness of breath

  • 'Self-Managing' COPD Might Pose Risks, Study Suggests
    (14-May-2012)
    People getting comprehensive education had higher death risk, researchers found

  • Scleroderma Complications Worse in Blacks Than Whites: Study
    (10-May-2012)
    The autoimmune disease, which affects tissue throughout the body, can lead to scarred lungs

  • Older Lung Cancer Patients Less Likely to Be Treated
    (04-May-2012)
    Researchers say doctors shouldn't be so quick to write off older people

  • Screening for Other Health Problems May Aid COPD Survival
    (04-May-2012)
    Cancers, heart conditions, diabetes among the diseases that were linked to study patient deaths

  • Seniors Undertreated for Asthma, and Many Skip Inhalers: Study
    (01-May-2012)
    Using meds as prescribed can improve health, quality of life, researcher says

  • Air Quality Improving in Many U.S. Cities: Report
    (25-Apr-2012)
    Even Los Angeles showed lowest smog levels in more than a decade, data found

  • More Smog Might Mean More Hospitalizations
    (18-Apr-2012)
    In New England, Medicare patients from more-polluted areas were more apt to need care

  • Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors' Health: Study
    (09-Apr-2012)
    Wide temperature swings in summer could lead to 10,000 excess deaths in U.S. per year

  • Rapid Asthma Treatment in ER May Prevent Admission
    (06-Apr-2012)
    Giving corticosteroids as soon as possible hastens recovery, study suggests

  • Improved Stem Cell Line May Avoid Tumor Risk: Study
    (05-Apr-2012)
    New line of stem cells may have application for disease-modeling, researchers say

  • Reported Decline in U.S. Pneumonia Deaths May Be False: Study
    (03-Apr-2012)
    Dips in hospitalizations, deaths may reflect diagnosis coding changes

  • Reported Decline in U.S. Pneumonia Deaths May Be False: Study
    (03-Apr-2012)
    Dips in hospitalizations, deaths may reflect diagnosis coding changes

  • Secondhand Smoke Affects Young Girls More Than Boys: Study
    (30-Mar-2012)
    By age 7, lung function was six times worse for exposed girls than boys, research shows

  • Warm Weather Triggers Early Allergy Season
    (30-Mar-2012)
    Sneezing isn't the only concern, with ticks and mosquitoes already active

  • FDA Calls on Tobacco Companies to List Harmful Ingredients
    (30-Mar-2012)
    Manufacturers must also back up claims that certain products are 'safer' to smoke

  • States' Efforts to Boost Cigarette Taxes Slows: CDC
    (29-Mar-2012)
    Agency says more can be done to raise the cost of smoking, which is known to boost quit rates

  • Should Cystic Fibrosis Patients Get So Many Antibiotics?
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests that less-aggressive antibiotic therapy might be better

  • Common Respiratory Virus Affecting Many Young Children
    (22-Mar-2012)
    No vaccine for RSV, but hand washing can help prevent spread, expert says

  • U.S. Tuberculosis Cases Hit Record Low, CDC Says
    (22-Mar-2012)
    But minorities, those not born in the U.S. and HIV-positive patients still most likely affected

  • U.S. Tuberculosis Cases Hit Record Low, CDC Says
    (22-Mar-2012)
    But minorities, those not born in the U.S. and HIV-positive patients still most likely affected

  • Antibiotics Useless for Most Sinus Infections, Experts Say
    (21-Mar-2012)
    New guidelines from specialists note that up to 98 percent of cases aren't bacterial

  • Could Statins Help Prevent Pneumonia?
    (19-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests possible modest effect, but drugs shouldn't be taken for this use, experts say

  • Secondhand Smoke in Childhood Linked to Lung Disease Years Later
    (19-Mar-2012)
    Study found it nearly doubled risk for breathing condition

  • Gas Engines May Be Dirtier Than Diesels in One Respect
    (11-Mar-2012)
    Researchers trace most secondary aerosol pollution back to gasoline-powered vehicles

  • Cured Meat Products Linked to Lung Disease Flare-Ups
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Nitrates in bacon, sausage, lunch meats might worsen airway disease symptoms, researchers say

  • Cured Meat Products Linked to Lung Disease Flare-Ups
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Nitrates in bacon, sausage, lunch meats might worsen airway disease symptoms, researchers say

  • Cured Meat Products Linked to Lung Disease Flare-Ups
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Nitrates in bacon, sausage, lunch meats might worsen airway disease symptoms, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Are You at Greater Risk for Pneumonia?
    (28-Feb-2012)
    Factors that increase your vulnerability

  • Poor Lung Function Linked to Heart Failure in Study
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Findings strengthen hypothesis that airway disorders affect heart's ability to pump blood

  • Mild Winter Heralds Early Sneezin' Season
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Tree pollen, accompanying allergies starting sooner in many areas this year

  • Home-Visit Program May Improve Child's Asthma
    (23-Feb-2012)
    In-home instruction reduces hospitalizations, saves money, study finds

  • Chemical Used to Strip Bathtubs Linked to Worker Deaths: CDC
    (23-Feb-2012)
    10 products containing methylene chloride associated with 13 fatalities in U.S. since 2000

  • Study: No Significant Rise in Seizure Risk From Common Kids' Vaccine
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Immunizations protect children from life-threatening diseases, experts say

  • Respiratory Virus Killed 8 Military Recruits After Vaccination Program Halted
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Program against certain adenoviruses was recently reinstated

  • Home Oxygen Could Raise Burn Risk: Experts
    (13-Feb-2012)
    Banning smoking and taking other safety precautions can prevent mishaps

  • Home Oxygen Could Raise Burn Risk: Experts
    (13-Feb-2012)
    Banning smoking and taking other safety precautions can prevent mishaps

  • Young Adults Who Quit Smoking Feel Better Quickly
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Coughs begin to clear up within two weeks, study finds

  • C-Sections Might Put Preemies at Risk for Breathing Problems
    (09-Feb-2012)
    Study found respiratory distress syndrome more likely in small, premature infants born by cesarean

  • Soft Drinks May Raise Odds for Respiratory Ills: Study
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Asthma, COPD more likely for those who regularly consume soda, flavored mineral water, researchers say

  • Heartburn Meds Won't Help, May Harm Kids With Asthma
    (24-Jan-2012)
    Acid-reducing drugs might boost respiratory infections in children without reflux, study finds

  • Certain Seniors at Risk for Infection After ER Visit: Study
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Going to hospital may spur respiratory, gastro illnesses in long-term care residents

  • Anthrax Vaccine Shows Promise in Monkeys
    (20-Jan-2012)
    Research is part of U.S. military's anti-bioterrorism efforts

  • Study Maps Path From Smoking to Emphysema in Mice
    (18-Jan-2012)
    Immune response to smoke causes the disease, researchers say

  • Study Maps Path From Smoking to Emphysema in Mice
    (18-Jan-2012)
    Immune response to smoke causes the disease, researchers say

  • Vitamin D Won't Help Most COPD Patients: Study
    (17-Jan-2012)
    However, those with severe vitamin deficiency may see a benefit, researchers say

  • Vitamin D Won't Help Most COPD Patients: Study
    (17-Jan-2012)
    However, those with severe vitamin deficiency may see a benefit, researchers say

  • Vitamin D Won't Help Most COPD Patients: Study
    (17-Jan-2012)
    However, those with severe vitamin deficiency may see a benefit, researchers say

  • Children Born by C-Section at Slightly Higher Asthma Risk
    (16-Jan-2012)
    Large Norwegian study found likelihood greater when mothers had no allergies

  • At More U.S. Workplaces, Smokers Need Not Apply
    (13-Jan-2012)
    Experts weigh in as another large health care provider decides to hire nonsmokers only

  • Dementia May Lead to Avoidable Hospitalizations
    (10-Jan-2012)
    Two-thirds of admissions in these patients are for preventable illnesses, study finds

  • Occasional Pot Smoking Won't Harm Lungs: Study
    (10-Jan-2012)
    20-year study finds a few joints a month have no effect, but other experts differ

  • Mice Exposed to Smoke Helped by Blood Pressure Drug: Study
    (06-Jan-2012)
    Research may hold hope for treating smoking-related lung diseases in humans

  • Study Offers Clues to Why Some Don't Benefit From Asthma Drugs
    (06-Jan-2012)
    Almost half of those with mild to moderate symptoms may have different disease, study finds

  • Flu Prevention Critical for Those With Neurologic Conditions, CDC Says
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Outbreak at Ohio residential facility resulted in 7 deaths last winter, report says

  • Pneumonia Vaccine Approved for Older People
    (03-Jan-2012)
    Prevnar 13 shot sanctioned for people 50 and up

  • PTSD, Respiratory Problems May Be Linked in 9/11 Responders
    (30-Dec-2011)
    Study found connection was stronger in nontraditional responders than police

  • As Gastric Banding Increases, So May Complications
    (22-Dec-2011)
    Puzzling respiratory symptoms require investigation, researchers say

  • Higher Hospital Admissions Equal Higher Readmissions: Study
    (14-Dec-2011)
    Quality of care after hospital discharge may not be the problem, researchers say

  • Higher Hospital Admissions Equal Higher Readmissions: Study
    (14-Dec-2011)
    Quality of care after hospital discharge may not be the problem, researchers say

  • Low-Dose Aspirin After Lung Clot Could Prevent Recurrence
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Study shows benefit for patients who've already finished with stronger blood thinners

  • Drug for Acute Respiratory Distress May Do More Harm Than Good: Study
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Trial of salbutamol was discontinued after patients using it fared worse than those without it

  • Depression, Disability Can Follow ICU Care: Study
    (09-Dec-2011)
    Meals, phone calls become too difficult for some patients, study finds

  • CDC Issues New TB Treatment Guidelines
    (08-Dec-2011)
    They're aimed at shortening, simplifying the regimen used to prevent active disease

  • CDC Issues New TB Treatment Guidelines
    (08-Dec-2011)
    They're aimed at shortening, simplifying the regimen used to prevent active disease

  • Health Tip: Spot Problems With a CPAP
    (01-Dec-2011)
    Warning signs of trouble

  • Many Ignore Symptoms of Lung Disease, Study Finds
    (01-Dec-2011)
    Shortness of breath, chronic coughing could indicate COPD

  • Health Tip: Recovering From Pneumonia
    (30-Nov-2011)
    Help your body heal

  • Patches, Counseling, Persistence Can Help Smokers Quit
    (28-Nov-2011)
    'Keep working at it' could be key to success, studies suggest

  • Doctors in a Bind When Parents Want to Delay, Skip Vaccines
    (28-Nov-2011)
    Study finds most pediatricians may consider 'alternative schedules,' but within limits

  • Sunken Chest Demands Prompt Evaluation, Expert Says
    (17-Nov-2011)
    Though rarely life-threatening, pediatric condition could indicate underlying disorder

  • Flu Hits 90 Million Children Under 5 Each Year
    (11-Nov-2011)
    Global tally also includes 20 million kids with flu who develop potentially deadly pneumonia

  • Studies Suggest Link Between Smog, Joint Disease
    (07-Nov-2011)
    More rheumatoid arthritis in those exposed to certain air pollutants, researchers say

  • Improved Allergy Shots Might Be on Horizon
    (03-Nov-2011)
    Methods being investigated could offer quicker, longer-lasting results, experts say

  • 'Hard Hats' Still Have High Rates of Injury, Illness: Report
    (31-Oct-2011)
    Hazards faced by construction workers need to be reduced, expert says

  • Viagra May Help Children With Rare Blood Pressure Disorder
    (25-Oct-2011)
    Study found those with pulmonary arterial hypertension could exercise more easily after taking the drug

  • CT Scans May Pick Up COPD Early in Smokers
    (25-Oct-2011)
    But whether it's cost effective isn't clear, expert says

  • Could Airway Abnormality Point to Autism?
    (24-Oct-2011)
    Researcher noticed difference in lung structure of children with autism spectrum disorder

  • Start HIV Drug Treatment Early in Patients With TB: Studies
    (19-Oct-2011)
    Just a few weeks' difference affects survival for the very sick, researchers say

  • Smoking's Effect on Lungs Similar to Cystic Fibrosis: Study
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Some of the same treatments might benefit smokers, cystic fibrosis patients, researchers say

  • TB Outbreaks in Texas Schools Show Disease Still a Threat
    (14-Oct-2011)
    At least 100 people have tested positive for the respiratory ailment

  • TB Outbreaks in Texas Schools Show Disease Still a Threat
    (14-Oct-2011)
    At least 100 people have tested positive for the respiratory ailment

  • Globally, 2 Million Deaths a Year Linked to Smoky Stoves
    (13-Oct-2011)
    People in developing nations most at risk from fumes from cooking, heating units, experts say

  • Research Sheds Light on Vitamin D's Role in Immunity
    (12-Oct-2011)
    It may be key in protecting people from infections like tuberculosis, study shows

  • Research Sheds Light on Vitamin D's Role in Immunity
    (12-Oct-2011)
    It may be key in protecting people from infections like tuberculosis, study shows

  • Rising Global Smoking Rates Could Add Millions of TB Deaths
    (12-Oct-2011)
    Even a small drop in smoking rates could prevent many from dying from the infectious lung disease, researchers say

  • Oxygenating Blood of Hospitalized H1N1 Flu Patients Saved Lives: Study
    (06-Oct-2011)
    Those who got the special procedure were half as likely to die

  • Swimming Pool Chemicals Cause Thousands of Injuries: CDC
    (06-Oct-2011)
    Agency offers recommendations to cut down on risks

  • Omega-3 Supplements Don't Help, May Hurt ICU Patients
    (05-Oct-2011)
    Pneumonia, sepsis patients did worse when tube feedings were enriched with antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids

  • Lung Function of Late Preemies May Improve With Age
    (28-Sep-2011)
    Infants born moderately premature seem to have improved lung function in teen years, study shows

  • Child Face Mask Approved to Help Prevent Spread of Germs
    (28-Sep-2011)
    In hospitals and other health care settings

  • Lung Disease Puts Many Black Patients Back in Hospital: Report
    (22-Sep-2011)
    In COPD patients over 40, readmission rates highest among blacks, research shows

  • CDC Urges Americans: Get Your Flu Shot
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Supplies are plentiful and the vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, officials say

  • Drug Shows Promise Against Deadly Lung Disease
    (21-Sep-2011)
    In early trial, highest dose slowed progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

  • Global Toll of 'Non-Communicable Diseases' -- $47 Trillion by 2030
    (19-Sep-2011)
    Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year, experts say

  • U.N. Summit Seeks to Tame 'Non-Communicable Diseases'
    (16-Sep-2011)
    Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year

  • Officials Tackle Multidrug-Resistant TB in Europe
    (15-Sep-2011)
    U.S. must remain vigilant against the respiratory disease, experts say

  • Officials Tackle Multidrug-Resistant TB in Europe
    (15-Sep-2011)
    U.S. must remain vigilant against the respiratory disease, experts say

  • Risk for COPD Higher Than Thought: Study
    (09-Sep-2011)
    People have a 1-in-4 four chance of developing the debilitating lung disease during their lifetime, researchers find

  • Risk for COPD Higher Than Thought: Study
    (09-Sep-2011)
    People have a 1-in-4 four chance of developing the debilitating lung disease during their lifetime, researchers find

  • Risk for COPD Higher Than Thought: Study
    (09-Sep-2011)
    People have a 1-in-4 four chance of developing the debilitating lung disease during their lifetime, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Respiratory Infections
    (07-Sep-2011)
    Here's what you can do

  • Toxic After-Effects Still Haunt 9/11 Responders
    (07-Sep-2011)
    Cancer links are seen among the many ills that have surfaced since the Twin Towers fell

  • Long-Term Antibiotic Use May Lessen COPD Flare-Ups
    (24-Aug-2011)
    But treatment, which has side effects, is best for those with frequent complications of the lung disease, experts say

  • Kids' Hacking Is Seldom Whooping Cough, Study Finds
    (19-Aug-2011)
    For most children, respiratory symptoms don't indicate presence of the illness, researchers say

  • Cases of Legionnaire's Disease Tripled in 10 Years
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Most people recover with antibiotic treatment, CDC says

  • Sniffer Dogs Spot Early Stage Lung Cancer: Study
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Trained canines can tell tumor from COPD when smelling people's breath, researchers say

  • More Kids Hospitalized for Flu, Skin Infections
    (16-Aug-2011)
    Children accounted for 17 percent of all U.S. hospital stays in 2009

  • Kids Urged to Take Steps to Avoid Spreading Illness at School
    (14-Aug-2011)
    Frequent hand washing an important way to keep contagious infections at bay, experts say

  • Disabilities From 9/11 Behind Rising Retirements for NYC Firefighters
    (12-Aug-2011)
    Researchers say attacks, aftermath have had 'enormous impact' on responders' health

  • Women May Face Greater Heart Risk From Smoking Than Men
    (11-Aug-2011)
    Researchers say biological differences may explain 25% higher risk compared to male smokers.

  • Drug Duo Appears to Combat Infections of Lung Linings
    (10-Aug-2011)
    New approach to pleural infection reduces fever, drains fluid better than standard treatment, study finds

  • CPAP Therapy Most Effective for Sleep Apnea, Experts Say
    (08-Aug-2011)
    Strong evidence supports use of machine that pumps air through mask worn during sleep: review

  • Household Mold During Infancy May Trigger Asthma
    (05-Aug-2011)
    Kids exposed to mold as babies were three times more likely to develop the lung condition

  • Experimental Drug Promising Against Tough-to-Treat Asthma
    (03-Aug-2011)
    Lebrikizumab targets receptor involved in respiratory condition a different way, experts say

  • New Guidelines for Spotting, Treating COPD Released
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Their release highlights the growing prevalence of the breathing disease, experts say

  • Health Tip: Manage COPD Symptoms
    (21-Jul-2011)
    Suggestions for living with the lung disease

  • Health Tip: Manage COPD Symptoms
    (21-Jul-2011)
    Suggestions for living with the lung disease

  • Health Tip: Manage COPD Symptoms
    (21-Jul-2011)
    Suggestions for living with the lung disease

  • Breathing Problems Strike Soldiers Returning From Iraq
    (20-Jul-2011)
    Exposure to some unknown toxin in the air could be the cause, experts say

  • Breathing Problems Strike Soldiers Returning From Iraq
    (20-Jul-2011)
    Exposure to some unknown toxin in the air could be the cause, experts say

  • Novel Virus 'Jumped' From Monkeys to Humans, Researchers Find
    (15-Jul-2011)
    Infection that killed U.S. research monkeys sickened scientist and family member, study says

  • Health Tip: Living With Pulmonary Hypertension
    (13-Jul-2011)
    High blood pressure in narrowed lung arteries

  • Study Offers Update on Staph Pneumonia Trends in Children
    (08-Jul-2011)
    Records from Texas hospital over decade show most cases caused by aggressive MRSA strain

  • Study Offers Update on Staph Pneumonia Trends in Children
    (08-Jul-2011)
    Records from Texas hospital over decade show most cases caused by aggressive MRSA strain

  • New Combo Therapy May Prevent TB, Save Lives in People With HIV
    (06-Jul-2011)
    Simpler, shorter drug regimen has potential to transform treatment of tuberculosis worldwide, researchers say

  • Arcapta Inhaler Approved for COPD
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Helps prevent wheezing and shortness of breath

  • Arcapta Inhaler Approved for COPD
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Helps prevent wheezing and shortness of breath

  • Small, Rural Hospitals Provide a Lower Quality of Care: Study
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Still, these hospitals are vital in making sure rural Americans can quickly access emergency care

  • Arcapta Inhaler Approved for COPD
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Helps prevent wheezing and shortness of breath

  • A Child's Surgery May Prompt Parents to Try to Quit Smoking
    (30-Jun-2011)
    Exposure to secondhand smoke is especially harmful postsurgery, experts say

  • Breast Cancer Plus Other Health Issues Linked to Worse Outcomes
    (30-Jun-2011)
    To improve survival, doctors should monitor co-occurring conditions, researchers say

  • Who Should Get a CT Scan to Screen for Lung Cancer?
    (30-Jun-2011)
    While the tests can save lives, they're not for everyone, experts say

  • No Headway Against COPD, Which Now Affects Women More
    (29-Jun-2011)
    Smoking-linked respiratory ailment has become third biggest killer in the U.S., researchers say

  • No Headway Against COPD, Which Now Affects Women More
    (29-Jun-2011)
    Smoking-linked respiratory ailment has become third biggest killer in the U.S., researchers say

  • Hospitals in U.S. Territories Have Higher Death Rates: Study
    (27-Jun-2011)
    Researcher says these territories have been largely neglected in efforts to reduce disparities

  • Stress May Worsen Lung Function in Kids Breathing Dirty Air
    (24-Jun-2011)
    Traffic pollution combined with stressful home contribute to respiratory problems, study finds

  • Years of Air Pollution May Be Tied to Uncontrolled Asthma
    (21-Jun-2011)
    Poorer disease control associated with levels of ozone, particulate matter, study finds

  • Lung Health of Police Responders From 9/11 Called 'Encouraging'
    (16-Jun-2011)
    10 years later, 95% of officers show no extra decline in pulmonary function, study finds

  • COPD Drug Via Mist Inhaler Could Raise Death Risk: Study
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Spiriva isn't yet available in this form to U.S. patients, although a powdered formulation is

  • COPD Drug Via Mist Inhaler Could Raise Death Risk: Study
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Spiriva isn't yet available in this form to U.S. patients, although a powdered formulation is

  • COPD Drug Via Mist Inhaler Could Raise Death Risk: Study
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Spiriva isn't yet available in this form to U.S. patients, although a powdered formulation is

  • Insect Stings Hold Deadly Risk for Some
    (11-Jun-2011)
    New guidelines issued to help diagnose, treat those with insect allergies

  • Right Side of Heart Linked to Lung Diseases, Study Finds
    (07-Jun-2011)
    Findings could aid diagnosis of cardiopulmonary problems, researchers say

  • Corticosteroids May Speed Pneumonia Recovery in Some
    (01-Jun-2011)
    Adding dexamethasone to antibiotic regimen helps treat community-acquired pneumonia, study says

  • Flu Shot May Lower Odds for Preemie Delivery
    (31-May-2011)
    During peak flu season, odds of prematurity were about 70% lower if mom was vaccinated, study finds

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis May Double Risk of COPD
    (27-May-2011)
    Link between the autoimmune disease and lung disorder revealed in new study

  • Certain COPD Meds Linked to Urinary Troubles in Men
    (23-May-2011)
    Inhaled drugs such as Spiriva, Atrovent may raise odds for urinary retention, study finds

  • Certain COPD Meds Linked to Urinary Troubles in Men
    (23-May-2011)
    Inhaled drugs such as Spiriva, Atrovent may raise odds for urinary retention, study finds

  • Standard Heart Drugs Won't Ease Pulmonary Hypertension
    (18-May-2011)
    Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension don't benefit from aspirin or simvastatin, study finds

  • ICU Patients May Benefit From 'Telemedicine'
    (16-May-2011)
    Lower rates of death and complications seen for patients monitored remotely, study finds

  • Discovery of Lung Stem Cells May Herald New Treatments
    (11-May-2011)
    But the research is preliminary, so human benefits won't come any time soon

  • Discovery of Lung Stem Cells May Herald New Treatments
    (11-May-2011)
    But the research is preliminary, so human benefits won't come any time soon

  • Vitamin D May Prevent Serious Respiratory Disease in Newborns
    (10-May-2011)
    Supplements can cut risk of RSV, life-threatening complications, researchers say

  • Everyday Exercise Can Help Kids With Cystic Fibrosis: Study
    (06-May-2011)
    Taking walks, dancing, shooting hoops improved fitness, lung function in patients

  • Chemicals May Raise Health Risks for Nail Salon Workers
    (06-May-2011)
    One-third report problems such as headaches and irritation of the nose, throat, skin, study finds

  • Flood Cleanup Requires Extra Care for Those With Allergies
    (05-May-2011)
    Experts suggest steps to stem the growth of mold

  • Secondhand Smoke May Trigger Nicotine Craving
    (04-May-2011)
    Could make it hard for smokers to quit, easy for nonsmokers to start, researchers say

  • Asthma Pills Work as Well as Inhaled Steroids: Study
    (04-May-2011)
    However, treatment still needs to be individualized, experts say

  • Number of Americans With Asthma Keeps Rising
    (03-May-2011)
    CDC report finds 12% hike in last decade, with black kids affected the most

  • Mom's Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Baby's Wheeze
    (02-May-2011)
    Higher BPA levels in pregnancy doubled likelihood of breathing problem at 6 months, study says

  • Higher Oxygen Levels Improve Preemie Survival: Study
    (27-Apr-2011)
    But risks are involved, including eye damage, doctor notes

  • Smoke-Free Laws Moving Ahead in U.S.
    (21-Apr-2011)
    Government report finds half the states have enacted restrictions in workplaces, bars and restaurants

  • Inhaled Meds May Save COPD/Pneumonia Patients' Lives
    (20-Apr-2011)
    Corticosteroids cut death rates among older people with both respiratory diseases, study found

  • Inhaled Meds May Save COPD/Pneumonia Patients' Lives
    (20-Apr-2011)
    Corticosteroids cut death rates among older people with both respiratory diseases, study found

  • Gene Variant May Be Linked to Deadly Lung Fibrosis
    (20-Apr-2011)
    Discovery could open door to new treatments and genetic testing, experts say

  • Emissions Trap Cuts Harmful Diesel Pollution
    (11-Apr-2011)
    Filters could help prevent heart attacks and strokes, researchers say

  • Years Later, Victims of Critical Respiratory Illness Still Suffer
    (06-Apr-2011)
    Finding suggests treatment in intensive care unit for ARDS could be improved

  • For Young Kids With Pneumonia, Timing of Antibiotic Critical: Study
    (31-Mar-2011)
    Delaying treatment just a few hours can prolong hospital stay, researchers find

  • Polluted Air Another Danger to U.S. Troops in Iraq
    (31-Mar-2011)
    Study suggests it might cause long-term respiratory, cardiovascular problems

  • Obesity Could Raise Risks of General Anesthesia
    (30-Mar-2011)
    Serious airway complications 2 to 4 times more likely among heaviest patients, study finds

  • For Lung Disorder, Spiriva Beat Serevent in Head-to-Head Trial
    (25-Mar-2011)
    It was better at controlling flare-ups in moderate-to-severe cases of COPD, study finds

  • Health Tip: Signs That You Might Have Pneumonia
    (24-Mar-2011)
    Don't ignore these symptoms

  • High Smog Levels Might Threaten Lung Transplant Success
    (24-Mar-2011)
    Study found exposure doubled risk of rejection, death in patients

  • U.S. Tuberculosis Cases Hit Record Low, CDC Says
    (24-Mar-2011)
    But minorities, those not born in the U.S. and HIV-positive patients still most likely to be affected

  • Menthol Cigarettes Pose No Added Lung Cancer Risk: Study
    (23-Mar-2011)
    But experts stress that choosing the minty smokes won't help you avoid deadly respiratory disease

  • Menthol Cigarettes Pose No Added Lung Cancer Risk: Study
    (23-Mar-2011)
    But experts stress that choosing the minty smokes won't help you avoid deadly respiratory disease

  • Steroid May Help Cut Pneumonia Risk After Brain Trauma
    (22-Mar-2011)
    Hydrocortisone seemed to benefit ICU patients with traumatic brain injury, small study finds

  • Moms' Use of 'the Pill' Won't Raise Kids' Asthma Risk: Study
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Research refutes claim that pre-pregnancy birth control causes respiratory problems in babies

  • Sleep Disorder May Spur Men to Head to Bathroom at Night
    (18-Mar-2011)
    Treating sleep apnea in men with enlarged prostate might reduce trips to relieve themselves

  • Transplant Drug May Fight Rare Lung Disorder
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Sirolimus offers first real hope for women with LAM, experts say

  • Updates Urged for Kids' Heart, Breathing Rate Guidelines
    (15-Mar-2011)
    Existing range classifies half of healthy 10-year-olds as having abnormal rates, review finds

  • New Test for Emphysema on the Horizon
    (11-Mar-2011)
    Simple blood test could enable detection before symptoms, experts say

  • New Test for Emphysema on the Horizon
    (11-Mar-2011)
    Simple blood test could enable detection before symptoms, experts say

  • Lesser Known Lung Diseases Can Strike Smokers, Ex-Smokers
    (09-Mar-2011)
    Study found these reduced lung capacity, but also reduced chances of emphysema, COPD

  • Lesser Known Lung Diseases Can Strike Smokers, Ex-Smokers
    (09-Mar-2011)
    Study found these reduced lung capacity, but also reduced chances of emphysema, COPD

  • Report Spells Out Harms of Coal Power Plants
    (08-Mar-2011)
    American Lung Association sounds call for cleanup in advance of EPA deadline

  • Roflumilast Approved for Form of COPD
    (01-Mar-2011)
    Drug aimed at treating lung disease characterized by chronic bronchitis

  • For Severe Sinusitis, Oral Steroids an Option, Study Says
    (28-Feb-2011)
    But experts note that the drugs, while beneficial, run the risk of side effects

  • Virus Unlikely to Advance Deadly Lung Disease: Study
    (25-Feb-2011)
    Research contradicts previous finding that viral infections worsen idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

  • Cigarette Smoke Fuels Mucus Production in People With Bronchitis
    (23-Feb-2011)
    It suppresses protein that helps kill off excess mucus cells in the airways, study finds

  • Cigarette Smoke Fuels Mucus Production in People With Bronchitis
    (23-Feb-2011)
    It suppresses protein that helps kill off excess mucus cells in the airways, study finds

  • COPD May Make Shingles More Likely
    (22-Feb-2011)
    People taking corticosteroids for breathing disorder face highest risk, study finds

  • Higher Levels of Blood Protein Linked to Lower Respiratory Risks
    (15-Feb-2011)
    Bilirubin may have a protective effect, researchers say

  • Early Birth Risky, Even With Fully Developed Lungs: Study
    (11-Feb-2011)
    Delivery before 39 weeks linked to higher rates of respiratory and other health problems

  • Quality of Family Mealtimes May Affect Kids' Asthma
    (04-Feb-2011)
    Keeping dinner conversation free from TV, disruptions linked to better health, study found

  • Better Nutrition Seems to Help Preemies With Lung Disease
    (02-Feb-2011)
    Babies with above-average weight gain showed the most improvement, small study finds

  • Pediatricians Issue New Vaccination Recommendations
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Meningitis, whooping cough targeted in new schedule

  • Survey Shows Fewer Hispanic Seniors Getting Flu Shots
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Vaccination rates found to be especially low among newest immigrants

  • Increasingly, Other Ailments Prove Fatal for People With COPD
    (24-Jan-2011)
    Expert urges more awareness from doctors as patients' age increases

  • Commuters May Catch More Than the Bus, Tram
    (21-Jan-2011)
    Study finds public transit passengers at risk of respiratory infection, but daily use more protective

  • HEPA Filter May Improve Air Near Wood-Burning Stoves
    (21-Jan-2011)
    Indoor pollution and cardiovascular health risks lower when filter was in use, study finds

  • Study Questions Safety of Pneumonia Treatment Guidelines
    (20-Jan-2011)
    In cases with suspected multi-drug resistance, multiple antibiotics may not always be best

  • Health Tip: Be Careful While Using Oxygen Therapy
    (20-Jan-2011)
    Avoid sources of combustion

  • Sleep Study May Be Advisable Before Removing Tonsils, Adenoids
    (20-Jan-2011)
    The point is to identify children likely to have post-op respiratory complications, study says

  • Study Questions Safety of Pneumonia Treatment Guidelines
    (20-Jan-2011)
    In cases with suspected multi-drug resistance, multiple antibiotics may not always be best

  • Nurses' Long Shifts May Put Hospital Patients at Risk: Study
    (19-Jan-2011)
    Fatigue linked to work schedules needs more study, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Chronic Cough Could Signal Lung Disease
    (12-Jan-2011)
    Here are common warning signs

  • Treating Latent TB After 65 Raises Serious Side-Effect Risk
    (10-Jan-2011)
    Likelihood of hospitalization increases with age, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent COPD
    (07-Jan-2011)
    What you can do to protect your lungs

  • Chronic Nasal Congestion May Be Linked to Severe Asthma
    (30-Dec-2010)
    Swedish study suggests that the airway disease is more common than thought

  • Have an Allergy-Free Holiday and a Happier New Year
    (26-Dec-2010)
    Doctor suggests ways to keep sneezing at bay during the festive season

  • Electronic Health Records May Not Always Improve Care
    (23-Dec-2010)
    Experts say better tools needed to assess effectiveness of new record-keeping

  • Flu Activity Low So Far, But More Cases to Come: CDC
    (23-Dec-2010)
    Already two children younger than 5 have died this season

  • Timely Surgery Appears to Cut Infection Risk, Costs
    (22-Dec-2010)
    Elective procedures should be performed on the day of admittance, researchers suggest

  • Elderly Often Disabled After Mechanical Ventilation
    (14-Dec-2010)
    Only 30 percent live a year and they are severely handicapped, study finds

  • New Method Might Raise Number of Donor Lungs
    (14-Dec-2010)
    Experts predict that adopting procedure in U.S. could alleviate the shortage

  • U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Slightly
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Deaths from stroke, infant mortality decline, federal report finds

  • Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Diseases
    (08-Dec-2010)
    Study reports link to trio of bacterial illnesses

  • Littlest Kids in Big Day-Care Centers May Have Better Health Later On
    (06-Dec-2010)
    Once in elementary school, ear and respiratory infections are fewer, study finds

  • Hospital-Acquired Infections a Serious Threat to ICU Patients: Study
    (01-Dec-2010)
    But antibiotic resistance only increases death risk slightly

  • Health Tip: When Breathing Is Rapid and Shallow
    (25-Nov-2010)
    Here are possible causes

  • Retirement May Do a Mind Good
    (24-Nov-2010)
    Study of French retirees found declines in levels of depression and fatigue

  • Tiniest Newborns With Down Syndrome Face Other Health Risks
    (22-Nov-2010)
    Combination linked to higher rates of life-threatening heart, lung, digestive disorders, study finds

  • Health Tip: Avoid Contracting Pneumonia
    (18-Nov-2010)
    Here are preventive suggestions

  • Smoking Still Allowed at 1 in 4 Major U.S. Airports
    (18-Nov-2010)
    CDC researchers say designated 'smoking rooms' do not shield nonsmokers from fumes

  • Smarten Up About Antibiotics, CDC Urges
    (18-Nov-2010)
    Knowing when to use, refuse can help prevent deadly 'superbugs'

  • Drug Targets Faulty Process That Drives Cystic Fibrosis
    (17-Nov-2010)
    This medicine might help minority of patients with particular gene, but others like it could follow

  • Awareness of COPD Growing, But More Lung Testing Urged
    (12-Nov-2010)
    U.S. survey found 69% now know about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • FDA Proposes Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Packs
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Images would include emaciated lung cancer patients and a dead body in a morgue

  • Many Coaches Unprepared for Student-Athletes' Asthma
    (03-Nov-2010)
    More education needed, experts say

  • Asthma Linked to Lung Cancer Risk in Study
    (03-Nov-2010)
    But data insufficient to change current practice, expert says

  • Poor Diet May Make COPD Worse, Study Finds
    (02-Nov-2010)
    Antioxidant deficiency tied to lower lung function, especially for men

  • Exercise May Help Beat the Common Cold
    (02-Nov-2010)
    Each bout of aerobic actvity revs up the immune system, study authors suggest

  • Pandemic H1N1 Flu Hit Kids Hard in 2009
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Experts doubt current flu season will pose similar threat, but urge vaccinations

  • Bitter Taste Receptors Found in Lungs May Aid Asthma Patients
    (25-Oct-2010)
    Acrid compounds tested in mice and humans opened airways more profoundly than current drugs, researchers report

  • Prior Hospitalization With Pneumonia Often Tied to Later Misdiagnosis
    (22-Oct-2010)
    This results in overuse of antibiotics and increased health care costs, researchers say

  • Prior Hospitalization With Pneumonia Often Tied to Later Misdiagnosis
    (22-Oct-2010)
    This results in overuse of antibiotics and increased health care costs, researchers say

  • New Virus 'Jumps' From Monkey to Scientist, Causing Serious Illness
    (22-Oct-2010)
    Adenovirus strain is under study but experts say there's no immediate cause for alarm

  • Air Pollution Ups Risk of Chronic Lung Disease: Study
    (21-Oct-2010)
    Danish researchers find that low levels contribute to odds of developing severe COPD

  • Hospital Collaboration May Boost Surgical Patient Safety
    (18-Oct-2010)
    Sharing data on successful medical practices helped cut complication rates, study found

  • Rescued Chilean Miners in Good Health
    (14-Oct-2010)
    'I think I had extraordinary luck. I was with God and with the devil. And I reached out for God,' one miner said

  • Too Few Adults Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough: CDC
    (14-Oct-2010)
    Those who skip Tdap shot put unvaccinated babies at risk for potentially deadly infection, experts say

  • Gulf War Nerve Agent Tied to Late-Onset Heart Damage in Mice
    (13-Oct-2010)
    Signs appeared 10 weeks after exposure to low-dose sarin, researchers found

  • Rescued Chilean Miners Seem in Good Shape: Reports
    (13-Oct-2010)
    Psychological problems may overshadow physical ones, experts say

  • Antibiotics for Viral Respiratory Infections in Hospital Decried
    (01-Oct-2010)
    Researchers found docs prescribing them with some frequency

  • Tamiflu May Thwart Pneumonia in 'Swine Flu' Patients: Study
    (29-Sep-2010)
    Drug also reduced contagious period and fever duration during H1N1 pandemic, researchers say

  • Quality of Care at U.S. Hospitals Shows Improvement
    (23-Sep-2010)
    Latest analysis by Joint Commission finds 'encouraging' rates of performance

  • Early Trial Suggests COPD Drug Might Help Some Asthmatics
    (20-Sep-2010)
    Adding Spiriva to steroid seems to work, but more study is needed, experts say

  • Health Tip: When Wildfires Are Near
    (20-Sep-2010)
    Suggestions to avoid smoke inhalation

  • Early Trial Suggests COPD Drug Might Help Some Asthmatics
    (20-Sep-2010)
    Adding Spiriva to steroid seems to work, but more study is needed, experts say

  • Room Air Sometimes as Good as Oxygen Therapy: Study
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Comparison found no significant difference in breathlessness levels among terminally ill

  • Experimental TB Test Called Fast and Accurate
    (02-Sep-2010)
    Health experts say it has potential to greatly improve treatment of the respiratory disease

  • Experimental TB Test Called Fast and Accurate
    (02-Sep-2010)
    Health experts say it has potential to greatly improve treatment of the respiratory disease

  • Lung Damage From Secondhand Smoke Observed in Rats
    (01-Sep-2010)
    Findings may aid efforts to develop new ways to treat respiratory diseases in people, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Recognizing COPD
    (25-Aug-2010)
    Possible symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • Health Tip: Recognizing COPD
    (25-Aug-2010)
    Possible symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • Health Tip: Recognizing COPD
    (25-Aug-2010)
    Possible symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • 2002 Oil Spill May Shed Light on Health Problems for Deepwater Workers
    (24-Aug-2010)
    But expert notes several key differences in two spills

  • Study Finds Even a Little Cigarette Smoke Harms Airway
    (20-Aug-2010)
    Just a few puffs trigger genetic changes in cells that could spur disease, experts say

  • Study Finds Even a Little Cigarette Smoke Harms Airway
    (20-Aug-2010)
    Just a few puffs trigger genetic changes in cells that could spur disease, experts say

  • Early Care Urged for Patients With Trouble Swallowing
    (17-Aug-2010)
    'Dysphagia' significantly impacts hospital resources and patient outcomes, researchers say

  • Inhaling Ultra-Fine Particles May Raise Firefighters' Heart Risks
    (16-Aug-2010)
    More consistent use of protective gear recommended by researchers

  • Lithium of No Benefit in ALS, Study Finds
    (11-Aug-2010)
    Two doses tested did not help patients with Lou Gehrig's disease, researchers say

  • Menstrual Cycle May Affect Reaction to Breathing Tube
    (09-Aug-2010)
    In women, response to ventilation tube insertion may vary depending on surgery timing, study finds

  • Specific Type of Blood Clot Filter Linked to Complications
    (09-Aug-2010)
    Bard Recovery and Bard G2 filters may fracture with time; doctor, patient awareness urged, report states

  • Wider Waist May Raise Death Risk Later in Life
    (09-Aug-2010)
    Study suggests it increases chances of heart trouble, cancer, respiratory disease, independent of weight

  • Clean Water May Still Pose Health Risk for Swimmers
    (30-Jul-2010)
    Microbes at sub-tropical beaches can cause stomach, respiratory problems, study finds

  • Delivering Babies Even a Few Weeks Early Ups Respiratory Risks
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Study finds greatly raised odds, but rates of planned, preterm C-sections remain high, experts note

  • Schizophrenia Linked to Raised Risk of Injury While Hospitalized
    (23-Jul-2010)
    Expert says docs may not take physical complaints seriously because of patient's mental illness

  • Nitric Oxide Doesn't Seem to Help Preemies' Lungs: Report
    (23-Jul-2010)
    Jury still out on whether the treatment works in some infants, another doctor says

  • Generic Lovenox Approved for Deep Vein Thrombosis
    (23-Jul-2010)
    A condition that could cause deadly blood clots

  • Avastin Largely Safe for Patients With Type of Advanced Lung Cancer
    (20-Jul-2010)
    Post-marketing research shows some serious side effects, but most are controllable

  • Traffic Pollution Linked to Risk Factor for Sudden Cardiac Death
    (18-Jul-2010)
    High exposures tied to reduced heart rate variability in those with lung, heart disease, researchers find

  • 1 in 5 Parents Missed Work for H1N1 School Closings: Survey
    (14-Jul-2010)
    But many students visited places other than home, finds CDC report

  • Cystic Fibrosis Flare-Ups May Be Treated Equally Well at Home
    (14-Jul-2010)
    Study finds no difference in outcome for lung exacerbations compared to hospital care

  • Ancestry May Affect Lung Function Tests
    (07-Jul-2010)
    Adjusting for genetic history would improve results for asthma, COPD, study suggests

  • Ancestry May Affect Lung Function Tests
    (07-Jul-2010)
    Adjusting for genetic history would improve results for asthma, COPD, study suggests

  • End-of-Life Care Has 'Room for Improvement'
    (28-Jun-2010)
    Researchers urge hospitals to provide more evaluation, communication for dying patients

  • 'Rotten Eggs' Gas Might Cut Inflammation in Ventilated Patients
    (25-Jun-2010)
    In mouse study, low doses of hydrogen sulfide reduced organ damage, study found

  • Diabetes Seems to Up Risks for Lung Disease Patients
    (24-Jun-2010)
    Longer hospital stays, more deaths noted in those with COPD plus high blood sugar

  • Mold May Trigger Severe Asthma in Some Folks
    (24-Jun-2010)
    Certain gene variants appear to increase risk of serious exacerbations, study finds

  • Scientists Fashion New Lung for Rats
    (24-Jun-2010)
    Feat might one day help those with lung diseases, researchers say

  • Experts Try to Gauge Health Effects of Gulf Oil Spill
    (23-Jun-2010)
    Some are known, others will unfold as years go on, government advisors say

  • Breast Milk Reduces Infections in Babies
    (21-Jun-2010)
    Study finds at least 4 to 6 months of exclusive breast-feeding best

  • Health Tip: Things That May Trigger Wheezing
    (17-Jun-2010)
    A symptom of breathing problems

  • IV Steroids May Be Overkill in COPD Patients
    (15-Jun-2010)
    Pills work as well for hospitalized patients and can reduce costs, study finds

  • Lack of Insurance Could Raise Inpatient Death Risk
    (10-Jun-2010)
    In study, hospitalized uninsured more likely to die from heart attack, pneumonia than insured

  • Is It Safe to Go in the Gulf Coast's Water?
    (10-Jun-2010)
    Experts are divided on the health risks posed by the oil and tar balls washing up on beaches

  • Lack of Insurance Could Raise Inpatient Death Risk
    (10-Jun-2010)
    In study, hospitalized uninsured more likely to die from heart attack, pneumonia than insured

  • Breathing Exercises May Boost Athletes' Performance
    (03-Jun-2010)
    Inspiratory muscle training pays off in endurance sports, study finds

  • Gulf Oil Spill Workers Report Health Problems
    (03-Jun-2010)
    Flu-like symptoms range from chest pain to dizziness, nausea and headaches

  • More Cancer-Causing Chemicals in U.S. Cigarettes
    (01-Jun-2010)
    They contain about 3 times as much of a potent carcinogen as foreign brands, CDC finds

  • Women Smokers Targeted on 'World No Tobacco Day'
    (31-May-2010)
    Smoking-related illnesses kill more females than males, organizers say

  • Women Smokers Targeted on 'World No Tobacco Day'
    (31-May-2010)
    Smoking-related illnesses kill more females than males, organizers say

  • Women Smokers Targeted on 'World No Tobacco Day'
    (31-May-2010)
    Smoking-related illnesses kill more females than males, organizers say

  • Quick Use of Antibiotics Best for COPD Flare-Ups
    (25-May-2010)
    Not waiting to confirm an infection improves patient outcomes, researchers say

  • Lumizyme Approved for Non-Infantile Pompe Disease
    (25-May-2010)
    A rare genetic disorder

  • Quick Use of Antibiotics Best for COPD Flare-Ups
    (25-May-2010)
    Not waiting to confirm an infection improves patient outcomes, researchers say

  • Heart Drugs Safe for Lungs, Study Finds
    (24-May-2010)
    Fears about beta blockers making COPD worse are unfounded, experts say

  • Antibiotic Resistance Can Last a Year, Review Finds
    (19-May-2010)
    Experts urge more careful use of the drugs in primary care

  • Exercise Can Spur Wheezing, Even in Healthy Kids
    (18-May-2010)
    Asthma-like symptoms surprised researchers

  • Lost Sense of Smell Noted Among Ground Zero Workers Post-9/11
    (18-May-2010)
    Inability to detect noxious fumes adds to ongoing health risks

  • Viagra May Aid Those With Lung Fibrosis
    (18-May-2010)
    Breathing improved for some taking sildenafil marketed as Revatio, study finds

  • Lung Disease Can Be Genetic Even Without Family History
    (17-May-2010)
    Finding could pave way for tests that predict the illness, researchers say

  • For Preemies, Better Use of Oxygen Improves Survival
    (17-May-2010)
    Common sleep apnea treatment seems to help early babies, too

  • Lung Disease Can Be Genetic Even Without Family History
    (17-May-2010)
    Finding could pave way for tests that predict the illness, researchers say

  • High-Fat Meal May Trigger Asthma
    (17-May-2010)
    Study finds fatty foods lead to inflammation, reduced lung function

  • Tibetans' Genes Help Them Thrive at High Altitudes
    (13-May-2010)
    Researchers isolate unique DNA that help residents cope with lower-oxygen environment

  • Almost Half of Deaths in Kids Under 5 Occur in 5 Countries
    (12-May-2010)
    Two-thirds of cases due to infectious diseases, researchers report

  • COPD Flare-Up May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
    (10-May-2010)
    Findings show need for treatment even when pulmonary disease looks stable, researchers say

  • Does Mom Need Help to Stop Smoking?
    (09-May-2010)
    Online support program might be an appropriate Mother's Day gift

  • Gulf Oil Spill Could Threaten Human Health
    (07-May-2010)
    Short-term effects include skin and respiratory woes, while longer-term risks are uncertain

  • Pneumonia Shot Won't Help Lower Men's Heart Risks
    (04-May-2010)
    Study finds no protection against heart attack, stroke

  • Air Quality Better in Northeast, Midwest
    (28-Apr-2010)
    But report finds 175 million people still exposed to dangerous levels of smog and soot

  • Pigs Yield Clues to Cystic Fibrosis-Related Lung Disease
    (28-Apr-2010)
    Infection appears to precede inflammation, researchers find

  • Premature Birth Ups Risk of Long-Term Breathing Problems
    (23-Apr-2010)
    Kids who were extreme preemies had double the risk of asthma by age 11, study found

  • Vaccine Now Misses Many Pneumococcal Infections in Kids
    (21-Apr-2010)
    These bacteria can cause pneumonia and meningitis, researchers point out

  • Early Tracheotomy Doesn't Change Outcome for Patients on Ventilators
    (20-Apr-2010)
    Doesn't significantly cut risk of associated pneumonia, researchers say

  • 'Off-the-Charts' Pollen Counts Bring Misery to Millions
    (16-Apr-2010)
    Recent weather patterns plus climate change driving the trend, experts say

  • Respiratory Infections Major Cause of Childhood Deaths
    (16-Apr-2010)
    New measures needed to prevent and treat RSV worldwide, researchers say

  • U.S. Hospitals Get Low Marks on Curbing Infections
    (13-Apr-2010)
    Federal reports also say health care providers can do more to help obese patients

  • Smoking Bans May Be Boosting Public Health
    (13-Apr-2010)
    Toronto hospital admissions for heart, respiratory woes fell by a third after laws took hold, study found

  • Health Tip: Helping COPD
    (12-Apr-2010)
    Here are prevention and treatment options

  • 9/11 Rescue Workers Suffered Permanent Lung Damage
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Many Trade Center first responders still struggle with wheezing, shortness of breath, study finds

  • 'Electronic Nose' Sniffs Out Asthma
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Experimental device tracks compounds in breath and bested standard test, study found

  • Oral Vaccine May Help People With COPD
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Preliminary results suggest a new option to treat the breathing disease

  • Officials See Uptick in H1N1 Swine Flu Cases
    (29-Mar-2010)
    New activity reported in southeastern U.S.; health officials still urge vaccinations

  • Blocking Protein May Stem COPD
    (18-Mar-2010)
    Study in mice could lead to new treatments for smoking-related diseases

  • Air Pollution Slows Women's Marathon Times
    (13-Mar-2010)
    Men aren't significantly hindered, researchers say

  • Young Kids to Benefit From Broader Pneumococcal Vaccine
    (11-Mar-2010)
    CDC study found newest vaccine lowered chances of those under 5 getting the disease

  • Health Tip: Are You at Greater Risk of Pneumonia?
    (09-Mar-2010)
    Things that can make you more susceptible

  • Airway Injury Plaguing 9/11 First Responders
    (04-Mar-2010)
    NYC firefighters more likely to suffer from asthma, study finds

  • U.S. Pays a Price for Dirty Air
    (02-Mar-2010)
    Excessive levels of pollution affect health care costs, report finds

  • Asthma Rates Rising Across the U.S.
    (02-Mar-2010)
    Prevalence varies significantly between states, CDC report shows

  • Household Dirt Won't Raise Asthma Risk in Infants
    (28-Feb-2010)
    Allergens not linked to wheezing in kids, study finds

  • Successor to Combination Pneumococcal Vaccine Approved
    (24-Feb-2010)
    Prevnar 13 offers broader protection against a host of bacterial diseases

  • More Expensive Hospital Care May Not Mean Better
    (23-Feb-2010)
    Analysis found costs and quality of hospitalization varied nationally

  • Hospital-Acquired Sepsis, Pneumonia a 'Growing Menace'
    (23-Feb-2010)
    With nearly 50,000 killed a year, better infection control is needed, researchers say

  • Drug Improved Survival in Mice With Cystic Fibrosis
    (19-Feb-2010)
    Protein pathway discovery could lead to new treatments, study suggests

  • FDA Issues Warning on Key Asthma Drugs
    (18-Feb-2010)
    Advair, Foradil, Serevent and Symbicort should not be used alone due to safety concerns

  • In San Diego, Hispanics Now Dominate HIV/TB Cases
    (17-Feb-2010)
    Shift in disease profile suggests need for U.S., Mexico cooperation, expert says

  • Cigars, Pipes No 'Healthy' Alternative to Cigarettes
    (15-Feb-2010)
    Users still inhale fumes, and lungs suffer, study finds

  • Cigars, Pipes No 'Healthy' Alternative to Cigarettes
    (15-Feb-2010)
    Users still inhale fumes, and lungs suffer, study finds

  • Blacks in Nursing Homes Vaccinated Less Than Whites
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Disparities seen for flu and pneumonia inoculations, researchers say

  • Exposure to 9/11 Fumes Tied to Chronic Headaches
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Preliminary data from lower Manhattan residents suggest a link, nearly a decade later

  • Vaccine May Prevent TB in People With HIV
    (09-Feb-2010)
    Clinical trial results mark 'significant milestone,' expert says

  • Health Tip: What's Behind Nasal Congestion
    (08-Feb-2010)
    Things that can stuff up your nose

  • Steroids May Be Overrated in Treatment of COPD
    (04-Feb-2010)
    But experts disagree over whether to continue using them or not

  • Steroids May Be Overrated in Treatment of COPD
    (04-Feb-2010)
    But experts disagree over whether to continue using them or not

  • Too Few Adults Get Recommended Vaccinations
    (04-Feb-2010)
    Shots could save thousands of U.S. lives each year, report authors say

  • Steroids May Be Overrated in Treatment of COPD
    (04-Feb-2010)
    But experts disagree over whether to continue using them or not

  • Too Little Vitamin D May Worsen Asthma
    (28-Jan-2010)
    Low levels may also hinder response to steroid treatment, study finds

  • Even Mild Lung Disease Affects the Heart
    (20-Jan-2010)
    Reduced blood supply is probable cause, expert says

  • Even Mild Lung Disease Affects the Heart
    (20-Jan-2010)
    Reduced blood supply is probable cause, expert says

  • Even Mild Lung Disease Affects the Heart
    (20-Jan-2010)
    Reduced blood supply is probable cause, expert says

  • Statins Show Promise Against Sickle Cell
    (19-Jan-2010)
    The cholesterol drugs might reduce risk of infection, researchers find

  • Lung Infection Up in Wake of Kids' Pneumonia Vaccine
    (14-Jan-2010)
    Serious complication called empyema has doubled in young children, study finds

  • Leading COPD Drug Won't Harm Heart: FDA
    (14-Jan-2010)
    Initial concerns over Spiriva HandiHaler may be unfounded, agency says

  • Leading COPD Drug May Raise Chances of Heart Trouble
    (07-Jan-2010)
    Study found Atrovent upped risk, while other research found Spiriva might do opposite

  • EPA Unveils Stricter Smog Standards
    (07-Jan-2010)
    Move would improve air quality and benefit people with asthma, heart and lung disease, among others, agency says

  • Smog Standards Need Tightening, Activists Say
    (06-Jan-2010)
    Improved air quality would especially benefit those with lung, heart conditions, advocates say

  • It's Not a Hangover, It's an Allergic Reaction
    (01-Jan-2010)
    Ingredients in alcohol could explain 'morning-after' feeling, experts say

  • Living With a Smoker Puts Kids at Risk for Emphysema
    (30-Dec-2009)
    Lung damage seen in otherwise healthy nonsmoking adults, study finds

  • Living With a Smoker Puts Kids at Risk for Emphysema
    (30-Dec-2009)
    Lung damage seen in otherwise healthy nonsmoking adults, study finds

  • Heavier Sons Tied to Higher Death Risk for Parents
    (25-Dec-2009)
    Obese offspring upped odds of dying of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, study found

  • Discovery in Lungs May Lead to Treatment for Respiratory Virus
    (24-Dec-2009)
    Naturally occurring lipid appears to protect against RSV, research shows

  • Pollution May Boost Pneumonia Risk for Seniors
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Long-term exposure to dirty air doubled likelihood of respiratory infection, study found

  • Kids Can Pass Pneumonia Bug to Older Relatives During Holidays
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Getting pneumococcal vaccine is best protection, experts say

  • Gene Discovery Sheds Light on Children's Asthma
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Scientists find 2nd piece of DNA tied to the respiratory illness, experts say

  • Gene Therapy Holds Promise for Emphysema
    (22-Dec-2009)
    In mice, single treatment offered lifetime protection against inherited form of disease

  • Gene Therapy Holds Promise for Emphysema
    (22-Dec-2009)
    In mice, single treatment offered lifetime protection against inherited form of disease

  • Spiriva Inhaler Approved To Reduce Flares of COPD
    (18-Dec-2009)
    Including chronic bronchitis and emphysema

  • Scientists Link Molecule to Severe Swine Flu
    (17-Dec-2009)
    Blocking the particle might someday ease accompanying lung infections

  • Gene Variant Seems to Guard Against Asthma, COPD
    (16-Dec-2009)
    Study suggests it plays a role in reducing inflammation in the lungs

  • Five Gene Variants May Be Linked to Lung Disease
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Findings might lead to better treatments for asthma, COPD, researchers say

  • Review Questions Tamiflu's Effectiveness
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Finds no proof the drug prevents flu complications such as pneumonia

  • Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Thickened airway linings improve once cigarettes are gone, study finds

  • Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
    (05-Dec-2009)
    Take steps to eliminate triggers, experts advise

  • Smokers Inhaling Germs With Each Cigarette
    (02-Dec-2009)
    Study finds myriad microbes in tobacco, but risk is unclear

  • New Light on Jane Austen's Final Chapter
    (02-Dec-2009)
    Novelist's symptoms point to death from TB, not Addison's, researcher says

  • U.S. Swine Flu Cases Chart Sharp Decline
    (30-Nov-2009)
    But as pandemic seems to ebb, CDC notes a rise in child deaths linked to flu

  • Cord Blood Stem Cells May Help Treat Heart, Lung Disorders
    (30-Nov-2009)
    Two lab studies report safe transplant results in animals

  • U.S. Swine Flu Cases Chart Sharp Decline
    (30-Nov-2009)
    But as pandemic seems to ebb, CDC notes a rise in child deaths linked to flu

  • Swine Flu Tied to Rise in Pneumonias Among Young
    (25-Nov-2009)
    On more positive note, CDC sees few signs of trouble with the H1N1 vaccine

  • Swine Flu Tied to Rise in Pneumonias Among Young
    (25-Nov-2009)
    On more positive note, CDC sees few signs of trouble with the H1N1 vaccine

  • Research Yields Clues to Severe Form of Sinusitis
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Obstructive polyps can impair breathing, protein may be the cause

  • Swine Flu May Hit Kids With Asthma Harder
    (20-Nov-2009)
    Canadian study finds more severe cases than with seasonal flu

  • Asthma Combo Seems Less Influenced by Genes
    (19-Nov-2009)
    Findings may not apply to blacks, researchers note

  • Pneumonia Drug Promising Against Form of Muscular Dystrophy
    (12-Nov-2009)
    In studies with mice, pentamidine combats genetic defects that lead to myotonic dystrophy

  • My 10-Day Ordeal With the Swine Flu
    (12-Nov-2009)
    Reporter recounts her bout with H1N1, made all the worse by chronic asthma

  • Ventilation Positions Comparable in Lung Syndrome Patients
    (10-Nov-2009)
    Face up or down doesn't affect death risk for acute respiratory distress, study finds

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Lungs Healthy
    (09-Nov-2009)
    Here are some suggestions

  • Stem Cells May Offer Alternative to Lung Transplants
    (06-Nov-2009)
    Novel protocol could provide new lung tissue for certain patients, researchers say

  • Wood Fires Can Harm the Youngest Lungs
    (06-Nov-2009)
    Exposed infants more susceptible to bronchiolitis, study finds

  • Stem Cells Repair Acute Lung Injury in Mice
    (05-Nov-2009)
    Study findings may lead to way to prevent this cause of death in people

  • Americans Gaining Awareness of COPD: Survey
    (04-Nov-2009)
    Yet half of those with lung disease symptoms remain undiagnosed, experts say

  • Americans Gaining Awareness of COPD: Survey
    (04-Nov-2009)
    Yet half of those with lung disease symptoms remain undiagnosed, experts say

  • World Trade Center Workers Twice as Likely to Have Asthma
    (03-Nov-2009)
    Rates continued to rise for several years after the attacks, study shows

  • Flu Deaths Higher Among Seniors With Dementia
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Study suggests mortality rate may be linked to health-care inadequacies

  • Whooping Cough Immunity Lasts 30 Years or More
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Finding defies belief that resistance wears thin much sooner

  • Repairing Injured Lungs May Boost Organ Donations
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Researchers also identify immune cells involved in tissue damage caused by smoking

  • Repairing Injured Lungs May Boost Organ Donations
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Researchers also identify immune cells involved in tissue damage caused by smoking

  • Super Obesity Ups Risk of Dying After Weight-Loss Surgery
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Deaths also more common among those with chronic diseases, study finds

  • Cancer Drug May Help Scleroderma
    (20-Oct-2009)
    Gleevec improved skin and lung function in patient study

  • Timing of Oxygen After a Stroke May Matter
    (19-Oct-2009)
    Treatment while blood flow is blocked protects tissue, animal study finds

  • Face Masks for Patients May Leak, Spread Germs
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Health-care workers should take precautions, especially given H1N1 pandemic, experts say

  • Face Masks for Patients May Leak, Spread Germs
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Health-care workers should take precautions, especially given H1N1 pandemic, experts say

  • CDC Links Infections With Swine Flu Deaths
    (30-Sep-2009)
    Nearly a third of U.S. victims were also infected with pneumococcus or other bacteria, agency reports

  • Could the Recession Be Good for Your Health?
    (29-Sep-2009)
    Life expectancy rose during the Great Depression, study shows

  • Faster Detection of TB May Be on the Horizon
    (25-Sep-2009)
    Study reports high success rate for new test, with results in a day

  • Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Hygiene, masks, quarantines all work to halt spread of viruses, review finds

  • Ulcer Preventative May Raise Pneumonia Risks
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Trend seen in hospital patients also leads to higher costs, study finds

  • Gene 'Switch' May Help Drive Excess Fluid in Lungs
    (15-Sep-2009)
    Finding could lead to treatments for bronchitis, asthma, researchers say

  • Gene 'Switch' May Help Drive Excess Fluid in Lungs
    (15-Sep-2009)
    Finding could lead to treatments for bronchitis, asthma, researchers say

  • Showerheads Harbor a Bounty of Germs
    (14-Sep-2009)
    But only people with weakened immune systems should worry, study says

  • Young People at High Risk of Death Worldwide
    (11-Sep-2009)
    Teens in low- and middle-income countries fare the worst, statistics show

  • Swine Flu Burrows Into Lungs: Study
    (10-Sep-2009)
    Unlike seasonal flu, H1N1 goes deep into respiratory tract, researchers confirm

  • New Vaccine May Work Better Against Lung Disease
    (09-Sep-2009)
    Different formulation seems to thwart pneumonia in high-risk group with COPD, study finds

  • Blood Test Narrows Down Need for Antibiotics
    (08-Sep-2009)
    Could lead to better treatment decisions for respiratory infections, experts say

  • Health Tip: Keep Mold Out of Your Home
    (07-Sep-2009)
    Suggestions to reduce exposure

  • Treating COPD Early Improves Outcomes
    (28-Aug-2009)
    New drug might slow the destructive lung condition, studies show

  • End-of-Life Advice Not Always Welcome
    (25-Aug-2009)
    Many relatives want doctors to keep their opinions to themselves, study finds

  • Smokers' Cars Loaded With Nicotine
    (25-Aug-2009)
    Levels twice those found in places that permit smoking, study suggests

  • Car Seats Can Limit Kids' Oxygen Supplies
    (24-Aug-2009)
    Experts say risk is small but warrants reminder about proper use

  • Smokers Twice As Likely to Get TB
    (24-Aug-2009)
    Young people are also more susceptible, report shows

  • Going Back to School With Asthma Takes Extra Work
    (22-Aug-2009)
    Lung association recommends flu shots, check-ups and communication with school staff

  • Are Candles Making You Sick?
    (19-Aug-2009)
    Researchers warn of toxic buildup from paraffin, suggest beeswax instead

  • Antibiotics Being Prescribed Less for Respiratory Infections
    (18-Aug-2009)
    Decline seen as sign of progress against drug-resistant bacteria

  • Ventilation After Breathing Tube Removal May Alter Outcomes
    (13-Aug-2009)
    With chronic respiratory disorders, method cuts death risk, study finds

  • Delivery-Related Infant Deaths Decline in Scotland
    (11-Aug-2009)
    Fewer newborns experiencing a fatal lack of oxygen, study finds

  • Cold, Flu or Pneumonia? Answer May Lie in Blood Test
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Gene signature detects differences in viral, bacterial infections, study finds

  • Cold, Flu or Pneumonia? Answer May Lie in Blood Test
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Gene signature detects differences in viral, bacterial infections, study finds

  • Viagra Trial for Sickle Cell Lung Problems Halted
    (28-Jul-2009)
    Safety concern from side effects prompts action by U.S. government

  • 'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
    (27-Jul-2009)
    Study finds lung problems after exercise at lower concentrations

  • Many Young Adults Uninformed About Vaccines
    (22-Jul-2009)
    More awareness of benefits of shots for preventable diseases needed, study shows

  • Test May Predict Moms Who Will Deliver Prematurely
    (21-Jul-2009)
    Analysis of amniotic and cervical fluids yields clues to early birth

  • Severe COPD Linked to Mental Decline
    (09-Jul-2009)
    Doctors need to recognize challenges these patients face, researchers say

  • Respiratory Issues Linger for Smallest Babies
    (09-Jul-2009)
    Problems related to low birth weight continue into adulthood, study shows

  • Genetic Breakthrough Spells Hope for Lung Fibrosis Patients
    (08-Jul-2009)
    Might help those with advanced disease buy time until transplant, study shows

  • Fewer Shots Could Still Protect Kids From Pneumonia
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Reduced-dose schedule for PCV-7 vaccine supported by study findings

  • New Weapons in Fight Against TB?
    (03-Jul-2009)
    Parkinsons drugs may thwart treatment-resistant strain, study finds

  • Drug Found Ineffective Against Lung Disease
    (30-Jun-2009)
    People with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis gain no survival benefit, research finds

  • Soy in the Diet May Protect Lung Function
    (26-Jun-2009)
    Chronic lung disease rates lower in those who consume soy, researchers say

  • Soy in the Diet May Protect Lung Function
    (26-Jun-2009)
    Chronic lung disease rates lower in those who consume soy, researchers say

  • Soy in the Diet May Protect Lung Function
    (26-Jun-2009)
    Chronic lung disease rates lower in those who consume soy, researchers say

  • Statins May Not Protect Against Pneumonia
    (18-Jun-2009)
    Hope that the drugs could fight infection was premature, expert says

  • Lung Enzyme Both Friend and Foe
    (17-Jun-2009)
    MMP-12 contributes to emphysema, but also guards against infection, study shows

  • Two Ways to Tackle Tuberculosis
    (03-Jun-2009)
    International screening program and new drug show promise in studies

  • Acid-Suppressing Meds May Boost Pneumonia Risks
    (26-May-2009)
    Routine use in hospitalized patients should be re-evaluated, experts say

  • Refusing Shots Puts Kids at Higher Risk for Whooping Cough
    (26-May-2009)
    Parents who reject immunization put children, community in jeopardy, study finds

  • Adcirca Approved for Lung Disorder
    (26-May-2009)
    Drug has the same active ingredient as Cialis

  • Protein May Hold Key to Blocking Allergy-Induced Asthma
    (21-May-2009)
    Team finds mice lacking certain gene showed fewer signs of condition

  • Healthier Lifestyle Can Cut COPD Symptoms
    (20-May-2009)
    Diet, exercise and smoking cessation counseling also proved cost-effective, study finds

  • Higher Fitness Levels Tied to Lower Heart, Death Risks
    (19-May-2009)
    Staying healthy means a quality life that lasts longer, review finds

  • Human Nose Too Cold for Bird Flu Virus
    (15-May-2009)
    Finding might explain why this strain isn't spreading, scientists say

  • Combo Treatment Eases Wheezing in Babies
    (13-May-2009)
    Epinephrine, dexamethasone reduces hospitalization risk by 35%, study finds

  • Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers
    (11-May-2009)
    Longer pollen seasons, more ozone mean more symptoms for those at risk, experts say

  • CPAP Therapy Boosts Cardiac Surgery Outcomes
    (06-May-2009)
    Findings suggest airway pressure treatment prevents complications, cuts readmissions

  • America's Top Allergy Capitals
    (06-May-2009)
    Louisville, Ky., is rated most challenging city to live in for springtime sufferers

  • Even Barely Early Babies Face Respiratory Risks
    (05-May-2009)
    Need for oxygen, however, sometimes limits options, researcher says

  • Family History of Asthma Boosts Odds Almost 6 Times
    (23-Apr-2009)
    U.S. researchers say assessing kin may identify those at risk for developing condition

  • Double-Lung Transplant Better for Long-Term Survival
    (22-Apr-2009)
    But finding is controversial, since bilateral procedure could halve number of recipients

  • Double-Lung Transplant Better for Long-Term Survival
    (22-Apr-2009)
    But finding is controversial, since bilateral procedure could halve number of recipients

  • Group Urges Public to Take Free Asthma Tests in May
    (18-Apr-2009)
    It's National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

  • Secondhand Smoke Quickly Affects Blood Vessels
    (17-Apr-2009)
    As little as 10 minutes of exposure changes cardiovascular function, researchers say

  • Mild Flu Season Coming to a Close
    (16-Apr-2009)
    Outpatient visits, deaths were lower than previous year, CDC says

  • Low Vitamin A, C Intake Tied to Asthma Risk
    (16-Apr-2009)
    But British team says findings don't prove cause and effect

  • Pot, Cigarette Smoke Wreaks Havoc on Lungs
    (13-Apr-2009)
    Study finds combination triples risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • Flu Strikes a Milder Blow This Season
    (08-Apr-2009)
    Effective vaccine and more vaccinations among young people helped, experts say

  • New TB Vaccine Passes Safety Trial
    (08-Apr-2009)
    Experimental preparation was tested in people with latent infection

  • Smoking Ups Infection Risk for Lung Disease Patients
    (07-Apr-2009)
    It lowers immune system's defense to bacteria that threaten those with COPD, study says

  • New Antibiotic Could Shorten TB Treatment
    (02-Apr-2009)
    Less time to completion may boost patient compliance, outcomes, researchers say

  • Living Near Major Road May Boost Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
    (01-Apr-2009)
    And women closest to traffic were 63 percent more likely to develop the disease, study says

  • Health Tip: Breathe Fresh Air at Home
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Improve the quality of indoor air

  • Hormone Reduces Mortality in Heart Patients With High BP
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Relaxin cuts shortness of breath and trimmed hospital stays, phase 2 study concludes

  • Swallowing-Breathing Dysfunction Worsens Lung Disorder
    (26-Mar-2009)
    Timing of each altered in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, study finds

  • Genes May Boost Harm to Kids From Secondhand Smoke
    (26-Mar-2009)
    Certain variants weaken lungs' defenses against free radicals, researchers say

  • Swallowing-Breathing Dysfunction Worsens Lung Disorder
    (26-Mar-2009)
    Timing of each altered in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, study finds

  • Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Major study finds an effect, but critics say meat offers important nutrients

  • Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Major study finds an effect, but critics say meat offers important nutrients

  • Researchers Suspect Genetic Link to COPD
    (20-Mar-2009)
    Inherited susceptibility to cigarette smoke may be the key

  • Insights Give New Hope Against Cystic Fibrosis
    (20-Mar-2009)
    Behavior of certain white blood cells may hold key to treatment, scientists say

  • Researchers Suspect Genetic Link to COPD
    (20-Mar-2009)
    Inherited susceptibility to cigarette smoke may be the key

  • TB Still Declining in U.S., But at Slower Rate
    (19-Mar-2009)
    CDC analysis finds almost half of all cases last year in 4 states

  • UV Lights, Fans May Curb TB Spread in Hospitals
    (17-Mar-2009)
    Animals exposed to treated air from patient rooms less likely to be infected, study finds

  • UV Lights, Fans May Curb TB Spread in Hospitals
    (17-Mar-2009)
    Animals exposed to treated air from patient rooms less likely to be infected, study finds

  • New Treatments Improve Control for Severe Asthma
    (16-Mar-2009)
    Using the medications as directed is key, however, experts say

  • Traffic Jams Harm the Heart
    (13-Mar-2009)
    Study finds chances of heart attack triples in first hour afterward

  • Genes May Decide Which Smokers Get Lung Disease
    (11-Mar-2009)
    Certain DNA could encourage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, research shows

  • Genes May Decide Which Smokers Get Lung Disease
    (11-Mar-2009)
    Certain DNA could encourage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, research shows

  • Ozone Pollution Taking Toll on American Lives
    (11-Mar-2009)
    Breathing in smog heightens lung, heart risks, report finds

  • Teens' Lung Health Is Linked to Their Diet
    (06-Mar-2009)
    Eating fruit and fish might lessen asthma, bronchitis symptoms, research suggests

  • Belly Fat Puts the Pressure on Lungs
    (06-Mar-2009)
    Obesity may affect diaphragm, chest wall to decrease volume, study says

  • Simpler Sleep Apnea Treatment Seems Effective, Affordable
    (06-Mar-2009)
    Study finds that nurse-led rather than doctor-led care saves about $722 per patient

  • Mom Was Right: Eat Your Broccoli
    (05-Mar-2009)
    Study finds substance in sprouts cuts inflammation linked to asthma, heart disease

  • Experimental Drug May Dampen Severe Asthma
    (04-Mar-2009)
    In small studies, mepolizumab reduced number of exacerbations

  • 2 Hours Glued to TV Doubles Kids' Asthma Risk
    (03-Mar-2009)
    Association found in both genders regardless of weight issues, study finds

  • Resistance to Tamiflu Growing
    (02-Mar-2009)
    Mostly linked to influenza A strain, which is most common in US, study says

  • Babies Born in High Pollen Months at Wheezing Risk
    (26-Feb-2009)
    Findings may clarify why fall and winter infants more likely to develop asthma

  • Antibiotic Combo Fights Resistant TB
    (26-Feb-2009)
    2 FDA-approved drugs inhibit both normal and virulent strains, study finds

  • Experts Call for FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products
    (25-Feb-2009)
    2-year project also urges higher cigarette taxes, more oversight of advertising claims

  • Study Pinpoints New Gene for Cystic Fibrosis
    (25-Feb-2009)
    Variant can affect disease severity, experts say

  • Global Warming May Bring More Respiratory Woes
    (23-Feb-2009)
    Rising temperatures boost hospital admissions, study finds

  • Too Little Vitamin D May Mean More Colds and Flu
    (23-Feb-2009)
    Whether adding supplements would help still needs testing, experts say

  • Cleaning House May Be Risky for Women With Asthma
    (14-Feb-2009)
    Chemicals in products need more study for potential respiratory effects, study says

  • Health Tip: Help Reduce Your Risk of Lung Disease
    (13-Feb-2009)
    What you can do

  • Tuba Spells Trouble for Young Musician
    (11-Feb-2009)
    Too much air pressure caused rare problem with salivary gland

  • Inhaled Corticosteroids Boost Pneumonia Risk in COPD
    (09-Feb-2009)
    Benefits should be weighed against downside, experts say

  • Lung Problems Persist for 9/11 Responders
    (05-Feb-2009)
    Nearly a quarter still have breathing problems, study finds

  • RSV to Blame for 1 in 13 Pediatrician Visits
    (04-Feb-2009)
    Respiratory virus strikes healthy kids, and it affects more youngsters than flu, study finds

  • U.S. Flu Season Off to Slow Start
    (03-Feb-2009)
    Fewer cases so far suggest a mild flu season, officials say

  • U.S. Flu Season Off to Slow Start
    (03-Feb-2009)
    Fewer cases so far suggest a mild flu season, officials say

  • St. Louis Ranked America's 'Asthma Capital'
    (29-Jan-2009)
    Air pollution, lax smoking laws make it this year's worst city for asthmatics, experts say

  • Lung Transplant Outcomes Better at High-Volume Hospitals
    (28-Jan-2009)
    The more procedures done per year, the higher the survival rate, study finds

  • Substance Abuse Hinders TB Treatment
    (27-Jan-2009)
    Almost 1 in 5 users have more contagious disease that's harder to control, study says

  • Drug Impedes Body's Deadly Reaction to Flu Virus
    (23-Jan-2009)
    Finding may help prevent spread of lung infections, including pandemic strains

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome as Deadly as Ever
    (23-Jan-2009)
    Finding contradicts belief that death rate associated with condition has dropped

  • Problems Tied to Obesity Also Seem to Affect Sleep
    (23-Jan-2009)
    Studies find three separate links with sleep apnea

  • EPA Alerts Seniors to Carbon Monoxide Dangers
    (21-Jan-2009)
    Winter heating season prompts tips on how to avoid most common cause of poisoning in U.S.

  • Severe Obstetric Complications on the Increase
    (21-Jan-2009)
    More Caesarean deliveries a possible cause, study suggests

  • Cleaner Air Equals Longer Life
    (21-Jan-2009)
    Study shows drops in fine-particle pollution correlate with increases in life expectancy

  • Common Asthma Treatments Don't Work for Virus-Induced Wheeze
    (21-Jan-2009)
    Preschoolers wheezing from a cold won't benefit from steroids, study finds

  • Cleaning Products Up Nurses' Asthma Risk
    (20-Jan-2009)
    Disinfectants and other chemicals boost their odds of respiratory trouble, study finds

  • Sleep Apnea Seems to Wear Down the Brain
    (15-Jan-2009)
    Repeated blood flow changes may be at the root of higher stroke risk, study says

  • Meningitis Vaccine Seems to Work Like a Charm
    (14-Jan-2009)
    Study finds it has led to a considerable reduction in infection rates

  • Vicks VapoRub Linked to Infant Breathing Problems
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Misuse may cause respiratory distress, researchers say; company says product is safe

  • When It's Cold Outside, Be Careful Inside With Heaters
    (10-Jan-2009)
    1 in 6 house fires are blamed on faulty heating equipment

  • Nitric Oxide Monitoring of Little Benefit for Kids' Asthma
    (09-Jan-2009)
    Added cost may also rule out this additional measure, study suggests

  • Old, Fat Mice Blamed for Virus Transmission
    (07-Jan-2009)
    Contact with humans can lead to deadly lung disease

  • Kick the Habit
    (01-Jan-2009)
    American Lung Association offers seven helpful tips for quitting smoking

  • Gene Mutation Tied to Inherited Fatal Lung Disease
    (30-Dec-2008)
    Those with variant had cancer as well as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, study finds

  • Climate Change May Boost Contact With Pollutants
    (26-Dec-2008)
    Exposure to elevated ozone levels associated with increased hospital admissions

  • Climate Change May Boost Contact With Pollutants
    (26-Dec-2008)
    Exposure to elevated ozone levels associated with increased hospital admissions

  • Drug Shields Mice From Emphysema
    (22-Dec-2008)
    Experimental approach seemed to protect the animals from smoke's harmful effects, researchers say

  • Drug Shields Mice From Emphysema
    (22-Dec-2008)
    Experimental approach seemed to protect the animals from smoke's harmful effects, researchers say

  • Almost Half of Kids Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke
    (19-Dec-2008)
    Survey says that despite progress, more is needed to clean up air in homes, cars

  • Elective Early Deliveries Pose Risks for Babies
    (18-Dec-2008)
    C-sections done too soon can lead to respiratory trouble, other problems, doctors say

  • School Program Helps Cut Asthma Risks
    (17-Dec-2008)
    Urban teens seem to benefit at a time when they're starting to control their own care

  • Scientists Spot Key to Cystic Fibrosis Infections
    (16-Dec-2008)
    Targeting pigments in mucus could fight deadly bacteria in lungs

  • Two Asthma Meds May Be Too Risky, FDA Panel Says
    (11-Dec-2008)
    Serevent, Foradil should only be used with another medication, in both children and adults, but Advair is spared in advisers' recommendations

  • Secondhand Smoke Boosts Asthmatic Boys' Behavior Woes
    (10-Dec-2008)
    Nicotine could alter youngsters' nervous systems, researchers say

  • Poor Mental Health May Boost Asthma Risk
    (05-Dec-2008)
    But, researchers are still trying to understand the connection

  • Lung Disease Tied to Increased Risk for Cardiac Events
    (05-Dec-2008)
    IPF patients 3 times more likely to suffer heart problems, study says

  • Aggressive Therapy May Stem CF Progression in Infants
    (05-Dec-2008)
    Treating cystic fibrosis in first 6 months appears most effective, Australian study finds

  • Gene Tied to Infants' Lung Maturation
    (04-Dec-2008)
    Deleting it in mice caused fatal respiratory distress, study says

  • Breathing Exercises Can Help Ease Asthma
    (03-Dec-2008)
    Approach improves quality of life, lowers stress, study finds

  • Folate in Early Pregnancy May Boost Wheezing in Baby
    (02-Dec-2008)
    Infants born to moms who took it in first 3 months more likely to have respiratory woes

  • Women Smokers Lose 14.5 Years Off Life Span
    (27-Nov-2008)
    November is lung cancer awareness month, and doctors urge everyone to kick the habit

  • Steroid Inhalers Raise Pneumonia Risk for Lung Disease Patients
    (25-Nov-2008)
    People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder must weigh risks, benefits, experts say

  • Steroid Inhalers Raise Pneumonia Risk for Lung Disease Patients
    (25-Nov-2008)
    People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder must weigh risks, benefits, experts say

  • Exhaust From Railroad Diesel Linked to Lung Ailments
    (25-Nov-2008)
    Study measured respiratory history of 30,000 RR workers since 1959

  • Steroid Inhalers Raise Pneumonia Risk for Lung Disease Patients
    (25-Nov-2008)
    People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder must weigh risks, benefits, experts say

  • Gasping Is Good When It Comes to Cardiac Arrest
    (24-Nov-2008)
    Those who do have better survival odds, but swift action is needed

  • Long-Term Erythromycin Cut COPD Complications
    (21-Nov-2008)
    But researchers remain cautious about future antibiotic resistance from widespread use

  • Estrogen May Explain Why Women With Cystic Fibrosis Suffer More
    (21-Nov-2008)
    Study found high levels of hormone worsened respiratory disease

  • Airway Transplant Aided by Stem Cells a Medical First
    (19-Nov-2008)
    Woman gets historic procedure in which her stem cells were combined with donated organ tissue to replace diseased organ, scientists report

  • Airway Transplant Aided by Stem Cells a Medical First
    (19-Nov-2008)
    Woman gets historic procedure in which her stem cells were combined with donated organ tissue to replace diseased organ, scientists report

  • Nearly 1 in 3 Asthma Cases May Be Misdiagnosed
    (17-Nov-2008)
    Too many patients aren't getting a key lung test, experts say

  • First Family Will Have Tough Time Finding Hypoallergenic Dog
    (14-Nov-2008)
    Experts point out such a breed doesn't exist since allergens are also in canine skin

  • Vest Monitors 'Individual' Air Pollution
    (12-Nov-2008)
    Researchers in Detroit say it detected additional cardiovascular damage

  • Lymph Node Shots Tested for Grass Pollen Allergy
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Eight-week regimen better than 3 to 5 years of standard shots under skin, study finds

  • Drug-Resistant TB Declines in United States
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Number of XDR-TB cases down to only 2 in 2007, CDC reports

  • TB Strain Called a Growing Public Threat
    (07-Nov-2008)
    Extensively drug-resistant disease deadlier and more common than thought, researchers find

  • Too Many High-Risk Teens Not Getting Flu Shots
    (04-Nov-2008)
    Those with asthma, other conditions have vaccination rates far below goals, study finds

  • Earlier Vaccination Could Cut Whooping Cough Deaths
    (03-Nov-2008)
    Giving shot 2 weeks earlier reduces the time babies are unprotected by 25%, study says

  • Health Tip: Treating Pneumonia
    (30-Oct-2008)
    Some general suggestions

  • Coconut Oil May Help Fight Childhood Pneumonia
    (30-Oct-2008)
    Symptoms eased faster when it was added to antibiotic therapy, study found

  • Major Illnesses in U.S. Seniors Cost $196 Billion Annually
    (30-Oct-2008)
    These include lung diseases, heart disease, pneumonia and gastrointestinal woes

  • Coconut Oil May Help Fight Childhood Pneumonia
    (30-Oct-2008)
    Symptoms eased faster when it was added to antibiotic therapy, study found

  • Flu Vaccine Could Prevent 357,000 Deaths in Pandemic
    (29-Oct-2008)
    Predictive model shows shots would also save $7 billion in related health-care costs

  • Statins Reduced Death Risk From Pneumonia
    (28-Oct-2008)
    One-third lower mortality for hospitalized patients, study found

  • When It Comes to Flu, the More Who Get Vaccine, the Better
    (28-Oct-2008)
    While not possible to protect all, studies show shots cut deaths, hospital visits

  • Gas Stove Emissions Boost Asthma in Inner-City Kids
    (24-Oct-2008)
    Using cooking appliances as heat source a hallmark of urban poverty, study notes

  • Food Allergies Up 18% Among U.S. Children
    (22-Oct-2008)
    Reactions lead to higher risk for asthma, other respiratory problems, CDC report says

  • Health Tip: Breathing Polluted Air
    (21-Oct-2008)
    Suggestions to minimize symptoms

  • Secondhand Smoke Worse for Children
    (20-Oct-2008)
    Kids at higher risk, since they breathe in more air by weight than adults, study says

  • Occasional Smoking Still Does Damage
    (17-Oct-2008)
    Study finds that less than a pack a week can impair arteries

  • Scientists Hot on Trail of New Antibiotics
    (17-Oct-2008)
    Natural compounds could mean faster treatments for TB, fight other drug-resistant bacteria

  • Early TB Found in 9,000-Year-Old Bones
    (15-Oct-2008)
    Ancient strain shows disease is 3,000 years older than thought

  • Vitamin D Guidelines Too Low for Cystic Fibrosis Kids
    (13-Oct-2008)
    Study says deficiency persists even after weekly doses up to 3 times recommended amount

  • New Factors Join Kids' Sleep Disorders, Cognition
    (10-Oct-2008)
    Blood pressure, brain oxygen levels might modify severity of some deficits, study says

  • Health Tip: Coping With COPD
    (09-Oct-2008)
    What you can do

  • Pneumonia Vaccine Lowers Chances of Heart Attack
    (06-Oct-2008)
    50% reduction in risk seen 2 years later in Canadian study

  • Spiriva Safe, Effective for COPD Patients
    (05-Oct-2008)
    However, treatment does not slow disease progression, researchers say

  • Kids Who Wheeze With Rhinovirus at Higher Asthma Risk
    (02-Oct-2008)
    But study can't say whether germs cause condition or just identify those who may get it

  • Beta Blockers May Cut Mortality in COPD Patients After Surgery
    (01-Oct-2008)
    Preoperative use was well-tolerated without adverse respiratory effects, study finds

  • Leading COPD Drugs Tied to Stroke, Heart Attack
    (23-Sep-2008)
    Doctors must weigh benefits, risks for meds like Spiriva, Atrovent, experts say

  • Leading COPD Drugs Tied to Stroke, Heart Attack
    (23-Sep-2008)
    Doctors must weigh benefits, risks for meds like Spiriva, Atrovent, experts say

  • Women's Peripheral Artery Disease Tied to Secondhand Smoke
    (22-Sep-2008)
    They face 69% increased risk for heart disease, 56% risk of ischemic stroke, study finds

  • Acid Reflux Linked to Chronic Croup
    (22-Sep-2008)
    Study says the finding could help many children with the breathing condition

  • Mom's Diet Can Alter Genes to Raise Babies' Asthma Risk
    (18-Sep-2008)
    Supplement use may be behind doubling of respiratory disease in last 25 years, study suggests

  • U.S. Barred 33 TB-Infected People From Flying Over Past Year
    (18-Sep-2008)
    CDC's new 'do not board' list comes as a surprise to infectious disease experts

  • Changes in Seniors' Sleep Patterns Need Attention
    (13-Sep-2008)
    Disrupted rest lasting more than 2 weeks should be brought up with doctor, expert says

  • Broccoli Compound May Help COPD Patients
    (12-Sep-2008)
    Sulphoraphane boosts lungs' antioxidant activity, researchers explain

  • Broccoli Compound May Help COPD Patients
    (12-Sep-2008)
    Sulphoraphane boosts lungs' antioxidant activity, researchers explain

  • 9/11's Health Effects Lingered for Years
    (10-Sep-2008)
    Injured, workers and passersby developed psychological, respiratory woes, latest NYC report finds

  • More Sweat Equals Lower Risk of Exercise-Induced Asthma
    (08-Sep-2008)
    Same mechanism that controls one affects the other, study finds

  • Blacks With Lung Disease Face Increased Cancer Risk
    (05-Sep-2008)
    Men with prior history of COPD 6 times more likely to develop malignancy, study suggests

  • Cadmium Exposure Tied to Lung Disease
    (28-Aug-2008)
    Found in cigarette smoke, fertilizers, even low levels of the metal can double risk

  • Cadmium Exposure Tied to Lung Disease
    (28-Aug-2008)
    Found in cigarette smoke, fertilizers, even low levels of the metal can double risk

  • Cadmium Exposure Tied to Lung Disease
    (28-Aug-2008)
    Found in cigarette smoke, fertilizers, even low levels of the metal can double risk

  • Climate Change Linked to Longer Pollen Seasons
    (25-Aug-2008)
    Increasing temperatures, carbon dioxide levels add to discomfort of ragweed allergies

  • One-Third of Schools Built in Air Pollution Danger Zones
    (25-Aug-2008)
    Unhealthy proximity to major roads is public health concern future planners should address

  • Long-Term Exposure to Incense Raises Cancer Risk
    (25-Aug-2008)
    Rates of respiratory tract cancers increase, lung cancer incidence does not, study finds

  • Lung Association Urges Back-to-School Asthma Checklist
    (23-Aug-2008)
    Since almost 11% of school-age kids have the disease, parents should take precautions

  • Early Childhood Factors Raise Risk for Snoring
    (22-Aug-2008)
    Ear infections, dogs in the home, and large families all contribute, study finds

  • Silver-Coated Ventilator Tubes Cut Risk of Pneumonia
    (19-Aug-2008)
    Antimicrobial properties blocked bacteria formation, delayed onset of lung inflammation

  • Silver-Coated Ventilator Tubes Cut Risk of Pneumonia
    (19-Aug-2008)
    Antimicrobial properties blocked bacteria formation, delayed onset of lung inflammation

  • Newly Discovered Air Pollutants May Cause Lung Problems
    (18-Aug-2008)
    Cancer, cardiopulmonary diseases might be tied to persistent free radicals, study says

  • Drug Combo Cuts COPD Lung Function Loss
    (15-Aug-2008)
    Trial called first to prove effective therapy across sex, age, ethnicity, body mass

  • Air Pollution Can Damage Heart, Blood Vessels, Too
    (13-Aug-2008)
    Beijing Olympics focuses attention on health problems outside the lungs, researchers say

  • Flu Vaccine Doesn't Protect Seniors From Pneumonia
    (02-Aug-2008)
    Older, frail folks are more susceptible to flu and its complications, researchers say.

  • Flu Vaccine Doesn't Protect Seniors From Pneumonia
    (02-Aug-2008)
    Older, frail folks are more susceptible to flu and its complications, researchers say.

  • Drug Resistance Is Slowing Global Fight Against TB
    (01-Aug-2008)
    Current strategies can't beat this growing challenge, researchers say

  • Creatine Has Negligible Effect on COPD Exercise Rehab
    (01-Aug-2008)
    Popular nutritional supplement no substitute for old-fashioned hard work, study says

  • Drug Resistance Is Slowing Global Fight Against TB
    (01-Aug-2008)
    Current strategies can't beat this growing challenge, researchers say

  • Public Smoking Bans Work Across the Board
    (30-Jul-2008)
    Study finds hospital admissions for acute coronary syndrome down for smokers, nonsmokers

  • Health Hazards in Household Cleaners Exposed
    (25-Jul-2008)
    Use of certain cleaning products reduces lung function, increases asthma risk, studies find

  • People With GERD More Likely to Develop Asthma
    (25-Jul-2008)
    Study finds fluid back-up in esophagus can cause immune system changes

  • Smokers Struck by Influenza Face Higher Mortality Rates
    (24-Jul-2008)
    Cigarette compounds mimicking viral components caused more severe airway damage in mice

  • U.S. Immigrants Bearing More of the TB Burden
    (22-Jul-2008)
    But targeted interventions could cut incidence of the respiratory disease

  • U.S. Immigrants Bearing More of the TB Burden
    (22-Jul-2008)
    But targeted interventions could cut incidence of the respiratory disease

  • Common Mechanisms May Contribute to Autism's Mutations
    (10-Jul-2008)
    Inherited gene deletions affect developing brain's ability to make neural connections

  • Assisted Breathing Eases Lung Symptoms for Heart Patients
    (09-Jul-2008)
    But it doesn't improve death rates, study finds

  • TB Outbreaks May Be Predicted by First 2 Cases
    (01-Jul-2008)
    Identifying cluster characteristics early would aid control efforts, researchers say

  • Activity-Linked Heat Illness Needs Prompt Attention
    (29-Jun-2008)
    Trainers' group warns summer's temperatures can also bring severe injury

  • Young Pop Star's Emphysema Startles Experts
    (24-Jun-2008)
    But Amy Winehouse's reported diagnosis is a reminder of the damage drugs or cigarettes can do to lungs, they say

  • Young Pop Star's Emphysema Startles Experts
    (24-Jun-2008)
    But Amy Winehouse's reported diagnosis is a reminder of the damage drugs or cigarettes can do to lungs, they say

  • Traffic Pollution Puts Kids at Higher Allergy Risk
    (19-Jun-2008)
    Those living closer to busy streets were 50% more likely to develop symptoms

  • Drug Effective Against Heart-Lung Disorder
    (19-Jun-2008)
    Bosentan slowed decline linked to pulmonary arterial hypertension, study found

  • Device Helps Spinal Patients Breathe Without Ventilator
    (18-Jun-2008)
    Helps control diaphragm

  • FDA Orders Warning Label on Older Antipsychotics
    (17-Jun-2008)
    Drugs increase risk of death among elderly patients with dementia, agency says

  • Anti-Mucus Drug Slows Symptoms of COPD
    (13-Jun-2008)
    Carbocisteine reduced exacerbation of the lung condition by 25%, Chinese study says

  • Children's Neck Size Associated With Sleep Disorders
    (11-Jun-2008)
    Study says it should be considered in those with history of snoring, apnea

  • Health Tip: Prevent Mold in the Home
    (09-Jun-2008)
    Rid the area of moisture

  • Breast-Feeding More Protective for Girls Than Boys
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Practice didn't affect number of infections, need for hospitalization, study finds

  • Secondhand Smoke Leaves Kids Prone to Severe Infections
    (28-May-2008)
    And those infections force many children to be hospitalized, study finds

  • Health Tip: Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
    (27-May-2008)
    It's particularly dangerous for children

  • Asthma Associated With Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts
    (23-May-2008)
    Anxiety over disability, discomfort may be driving factor, study suggests

  • Drug for Deadly Lung Disease Shows Promise
    (23-May-2008)
    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis kills 40,000 Americans each year

  • 'Net, Video Tools Successful in Lung Disease Management
    (22-May-2008)
    Canada's TELEHEALTH program improved conditions for patients in rural and remote areas

  • Simple Case Management Cuts Pulmonary Disease Admissions
    (21-May-2008)
    Low-intensity interventions reduce COPD hospital visits more than one-half, study finds

  • Some Iraq War Vets Suffer Breathing Problems
    (21-May-2008)
    Many cases linked to sulfur mine fire near Mosul in 2003

  • Smallpox Drug May Protect Against Common Cold
    (20-May-2008)
    It reduced ability of adenovirus to replicate in key organs

  • New Latent TB Drug Saves Lives, Money
    (20-May-2008)
    Rifampin improved compliance, reduced side effects, saved $10,000 per patient

  • Study Finds Gender Disparity in Community-Acquired Pneumonia
    (18-May-2008)
    Men checking into ERs sicker than women, more likely to die within a year

  • Air Travel Taxes Hearts of People With Sleep Apnea
    (18-May-2008)
    They experience higher heart rates and more demand for oxygen, study found

  • Acne Drug Prevents Tissue Damage From Emphysema
    (15-May-2008)
    Doxycycline in mice boosts protective protein, too early to see benefit in humans

  • Acne Drug Prevents Tissue Damage From Emphysema
    (15-May-2008)
    Doxycycline in mice boosts protective protein, too early to see benefit in humans

  • Pollution Particles Impair Blood Vessel Function
    (14-May-2008)
    Study finds pressure readings rise, urges broader public action to curb effects

  • No Link Between Coarse Air Pollution, Hospitalizations
    (13-May-2008)
    Finding might impact EPA's clean air regulations, researchers say

  • Doctors Discover Marker for Meconium Passage During Delivery
    (06-May-2008)
    If newborn breathes in first bowel movement, serious complications can follow, experts note

  • Free Asthma Screenings Offered in May
    (01-May-2008)
    National program aims to educate patients on best ways to get condition under control

  • Napping Habits Tied to Sleep Disorders
    (01-May-2008)
    Older adults battling illnesses more likely to make up lost slumber during day

  • Tree-Lined Streets Associated With Lower Childhood Asthma Rates
    (30-Apr-2008)
    Plants may help improve air quality and encourage youngsters to play more outdoors

  • Infection, Cardiac Woes Send Heart Failure Patients to the Hospital
    (28-Apr-2008)
    Pneumonia, arrhythmias, poor blood flow blamed for almost 2 of every 3 admissions

  • U.S. Air Pollution Standards Don't Protect Asthmatic Kids
    (25-Apr-2008)
    Children suffer even when pollutants fall below acceptable levels, study finds

  • Allergies Can Dig Into Gardening's Fun
    (20-Apr-2008)
    But planting low-allergen species, avoiding high pollen hours can help

  • Health Woes Not Always to Blame for Chronic Cough
    (18-Apr-2008)
    In many cases, treating an illness doesn't ease the problem, experts say

  • Dust Mites Trump Asthma Prevention Guidelines
    (16-Apr-2008)
    Study finds that despite heroic efforts, most strategies are doomed to fail

  • Spring and Pollen Are in the Air
    (12-Apr-2008)
    Expert says common sense and planning can stop allergy attacks in their tracks

  • Researchers Find Gene Mutation That Increases Asthma Risk
    (09-Apr-2008)
    Study finds variant and protein it expresses may cause some cases of the disease

  • Lung Capacity Declines Faster With Diabetes
    (28-Mar-2008)
    Finding shows respiratory system suffers collateral damage from blood sugar disease

  • Breathing Muscles Atrophy Quickly During Mechanical Ventilation
    (26-Mar-2008)
    Finding could one day help ICU patients get off respirator faster, researcher says

  • TB Drug Treatment Can Lead to Severe Pneumonia
    (24-Mar-2008)
    South African study cites the use of fluoroquinones

  • Health Tip: Taking Cough Medicine?
    (20-Mar-2008)
    Signs that you should call your doctor instead

  • Smog's Origins Get Clearer
    (20-Mar-2008)
    A key chemical reaction helps form ozone haze, scientists say

  • Community-Based Staph Pneumonia More Common Than Thought
    (19-Mar-2008)
    Many cases are linked to drug-resistant bacteria, CDC study finds

  • Continuous Doctor Care Key to Childhood Screenings
    (10-Mar-2008)
    Infants at lower risk for environmental, biological diseases if same physician is used

  • Scientists Engineer Protein That Could Battle Strep
    (06-Mar-2008)
    California team's discovery may lead to a vaccine that wards off infections

  • Genetic Factors for Smoking Boost Chronic Bronchitis Risk
    (29-Feb-2008)
    Swedish study says it's first to quantify heritability of the disease

  • Double Lung Transplant Better for Younger COPD Patients
    (29-Feb-2008)
    Study finds those under 60 survived longer than people who had single surgery

  • Genetic Factors for Smoking Boost Chronic Bronchitis Risk
    (29-Feb-2008)
    Swedish study says it's first to quantify heritability of the disease

  • HEPA Filters May Improve Cardiovascular Health
    (15-Feb-2008)
    Danish researchers find reducing air particulates for just 2 days helped small blood vessels

  • Respiratory Distress Treatment Studies Conflict
    (12-Feb-2008)
    Experts differ on what answers the research offers

  • U.S. Unlikely to Meet Target for TB Elimination
    (02-Feb-2008)
    Survey says latent infections among immigrants, minorities, poor thwart reaching 2010 benchmark

  • Severe Asthma Unlike Mild Asthma
    (31-Jan-2008)
    Researchers suggest it's different form of the disease

  • Clot-Busting Drug Offers New Approach to DVT
    (29-Jan-2008)
    Injecting directly into clots prevents recurrence and painful side effects, small trial finds

  • Secondhand Smoke Worsens Lung Function in Cystic Fibrosis Patients
    (29-Jan-2008)
    No safe level for sufferers, especially those with genetic variant, study says

  • Study Links Snoring to Chronic Bronchitis
    (28-Jan-2008)
    Reasons for the association are unknown, researchers say

  • Smoking Worsens Prognosis for IPF Patients
    (21-Jan-2008)
    Study tackles anomaly that current puffers live longer with untreatable lung disease

  • Saline Nasal Wash Helps Kids Fight Colds, Flu
    (21-Jan-2008)
    Led to fewer respiratory problems, reduced reliance on cold medications, study says

  • Mediterranean Diet for Mom Fends Off Asthma, Allergies in Kids
    (18-Jan-2008)
    But eating red meat more than 3 times weekly may increase risk, study suggests

  • Schedules Revised for Flu, Meningitis Vaccines
    (12-Jan-2008)
    Goal is to make it easier for parents to protect their children, CDC says

  • Transplant Drug Shrinks Tumors in Women With Rare Lung Disease
    (10-Jan-2008)
    Sirolimus reduced growths by 50% for sufferers of LAM

  • Smoke-Free Workplace Laws, Cigarette Taxes on the Rise
    (10-Jan-2008)
    But more needs to be done on federal, state levels to combat tobacco use, report says

  • Transplant Drug Shrinks Tumors in Women With Rare Lung Disease
    (10-Jan-2008)
    Sirolimus reduced growths by 50% for sufferers of LAM

  • Years-Long Search Unlocks Deadly Genetic Disease
    (10-Jan-2008)
    Researchers find gene that causes neurodegenerative disorder called spinal muscular atrophy

  • Treating Childhood Pneumonia at Home Could Save Lives in Developing Countries
    (04-Jan-2008)
    Not going to the hospital might be best course, study finds

  • Hookah Smoking as Tough on Lungs as Cigarettes
    (03-Jan-2008)
    Study finds one-hour session produces as much carbon monoxide as a pack of smokes

  • Drug Combo Halves Death Risk for Severe COPD Patients
    (28-Dec-2007)
    Salmeterol plus fluticasone therapy led to better health, large trial finds

  • Terriers Join Fight Against a Killer Disease in Humans
    (27-Dec-2007)
    'Westies' breed is also prone to pulmonary fibrosis, which has no cure

  • Chronic Coughs Need a Doctor's Attention
    (27-Dec-2007)
    Persistent respiratory distress is the body's way of saying, 'Help!'

  • Common Infant Vaccine Recalled
    (13-Dec-2007)
    Hib shot shields against meningitis, pneumonia, but experts say recall shouldn't be health threat

  • Elective Caesareans Raise Risk of Breathing Problems in Newborns
    (12-Dec-2007)
    Chance of trouble was 2 to 4 times greater than with vaginal delivery, emergency C-sections

  • Pneumonia Vaccine Is Keeping Kids Healthier
    (07-Dec-2007)
    New shot has cut hospitalizations by more than half, CDC study finds

  • Evidence of TB Found in 500,000-Year-Old Fossil
    (07-Dec-2007)
    Finding contradicts belief that disease only emerged several thousands years ago

  • Kids' Respiratory Virus Season Off and Running
    (06-Dec-2007)
    CDC reports early cases in southern and northeastern states

  • Cleaner Air Leads to Healthier Lungs
    (05-Dec-2007)
    Two studies support efforts to reduce air pollution, especially diesel exhaust

  • Germ-Fighting Inhaler Could Fend Off Bioterror Agents
    (03-Dec-2007)
    Makers say it may protect first responders, or people with weak immune systems

  • 'Tis the Season For Allergy, Asthma
    (01-Dec-2007)
    Everything from Christmas trees to fake snow can trigger symptoms, experts warn

  • Ibuprofen Preserves Lung Function in Kids With Cystic Fibrosis
    (30-Nov-2007)
    Therapy slowed respiratory decline by almost a third, study found

  • U.S. Smoking Rates Stall
    (08-Nov-2007)
    7 years of declines stopped in 2004, CDC report shows

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Pneumonia
    (08-Nov-2007)
    Things you can do to protect yourself

  • U.S. Smoking Rates Stall
    (08-Nov-2007)
    7 years of declines stopped in 2004, CDC report shows

  • Diesel Exhaust Increases Clot Formation
    (07-Nov-2007)
    2 hours after exposure to fumes, volunteers' blood platelets thickened, study found

  • Emergency Care for Heart Attacks, Pneumonia Fails to Meet Goals
    (02-Nov-2007)
    Poor compliance and racial disparities found, study finds

  • Zinc Helps Elderly Ward Off Pneumonia
    (29-Oct-2007)
    Nursing home study finds it can prevent or shorten the illness

  • Zinc Helps Elderly Ward Off Pneumonia
    (29-Oct-2007)
    Nursing home study finds it can prevent or shorten the illness

  • Lung Bypass Could Fight Emphysema
    (25-Oct-2007)
    Technique allows trapped air a way out, experts say

  • Lung Bypass Could Fight Emphysema
    (25-Oct-2007)
    Technique allows trapped air a way out, experts say

  • Most Asthmatics Don't Have Illness Under Control
    (25-Oct-2007)
    More than half suffer symptoms at least once a week, survey shows

  • Drink or Two a Day May Help Lungs
    (24-Oct-2007)
    And another study supports vitamins for respiratory health

  • Drink or Two a Day May Help Lungs
    (24-Oct-2007)
    And another study supports vitamins for respiratory health

  • Female Blood Donor Concern May Be Unfounded
    (24-Oct-2007)
    No link between women's plasma, rare lung condition, study finds

  • Inhaler Eased Lung Problems in 9/11 Workers
    (24-Oct-2007)
    Firefighters who used drug early gained some symptom relief, study found

  • Light-Based Device Spots Sleep Apnea
    (23-Oct-2007)
    It's a less cumbersome method than is typically used, researchers say

  • Physical Therapy Shortens ICU Stay
    (23-Oct-2007)
    Respiratory patients left hospital about 3 days sooner, study found

  • Uncontrolled Asthma Leads to Missed School, Work
    (23-Oct-2007)
    Lack of consistent medicine use likely important cause, experts say

  • Drug Company-Funded Asthma Drug Studies More Positive
    (23-Oct-2007)
    Expert review finds fewer adverse effects reported

  • Reflux Can Precipitate Chest Pain, Cough
    (18-Oct-2007)
    These symptoms should be checked out by a physician, experts say

  • Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Stave Off Heart Disease
    (12-Oct-2007)
    Study shows link between the breathing disorder, arterial trouble

  • Anti-Cholesterol Drugs Help Prevent Lung Decline
    (12-Oct-2007)
    Statins might fight deadly pulmonary disease, experts say

  • Home Spray Cleaners Could Raise Asthma Risk
    (12-Oct-2007)
    Spritzing just once a week boosted odds by 50%, study found

  • Immune Proteins Warn of Early Lung Cancer
    (11-Oct-2007)
    They could be basis of test for smokers, experts say

  • Pneumonia Shot Can Save Lives
    (09-Oct-2007)
    It also helps keep infected elderly out of the ICU, study finds

  • Pneumonia Shot Can Save Lives
    (09-Oct-2007)
    It also helps keep infected elderly out of the ICU, study finds

  • Genes Give Clues to Newborn Lung Disease
    (04-Oct-2007)
    Bronchopulmonary dysplasia causes long-term respiratory trouble, researchers note

  • Type of ICU Influences Lung Injury Survival
    (03-Oct-2007)
    Units where critical care specialists manage patients fare better, study finds

  • Ozone Breaks Down Lungs' Defenses
    (01-Oct-2007)
    It kills off immune cells that typically fight bacteria, study finds

  • Trouble at Home Boosts Kids' Asthma
    (28-Sep-2007)
    As environments got worse, symptoms worsened, too, study found

  • Accordions Breathe Easier Since Smoking Ban
    (28-Sep-2007)
    And that's good news for the pub musicians who play them, Irish researchers say

  • Less Smog Now in Eastern U.S.: EPA
    (28-Sep-2007)
    A market-based program is improving air quality, agency claims

  • Newer Antibiotic Speeds TB Healing
    (20-Sep-2007)
    Adding moxifloxacin cut recovery time by 2 months, researchers say

  • Experts Publish New Lung Disease Guidelines
    (14-Sep-2007)
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder is widespread but can be prevented

  • Oil Spill Cleanup May Hurt Workers' Lungs
    (14-Sep-2007)
    First-ever study finds long-term respiratory woes

  • 6 Years Later, 9/11 Health Questions Linger
    (11-Sep-2007)
    Confusion, lack of data has rescue workers, medical experts frustrated

  • 1 in 3 Varsity Athletes Has Exercise-Induced Asthma
    (07-Sep-2007)
    Condition arises even in those with no asthma history, study finds

  • Scientists ID Likely Culprit in 'Popcorn Lung'
    (01-Sep-2007)
    Dutch team zeroes in on diacetyl, a key component of butter flavoring in microwave brands

  • Scientists ID Likely Culprit in 'Popcorn Lung'
    (01-Sep-2007)
    Dutch team zeroes in on diacetyl, a key component of butter flavoring in microwave brands

  • Prevalence of COPD Greater Than Thought
    (31-Aug-2007)
    Smoking, air pollution, aging are main causes of spread worldwide, study says

  • Ragweed Season Doesn't Mean Suffering
    (26-Aug-2007)
    There are ways to minimize the risk, experts say

  • Traffic Fumes Plus Genes Boosts Kids' Asthma Risk
    (22-Aug-2007)
    Study finds some children are more vulnerable

  • Spirometry Testing for COPD Underused
    (20-Aug-2007)
    Only a third of patients given the analysis, report says

  • Spirometry Testing for COPD Underused
    (20-Aug-2007)
    Only a third of patients given the analysis, report says

  • Spirometry Testing for COPD Underused
    (20-Aug-2007)
    Only a third of patients given the analysis, report says

  • Urban Smog Tough on Young Adults' Hearts
    (17-Aug-2007)
    It affected 4 indicators of cardiovascular trouble, study found

  • Dirty City Air Stunts Kids' Lungs
    (15-Aug-2007)
    Mexico City study shows slowed growth of airways

  • COPD Strikes Men, Women Differently
    (01-Aug-2007)
    Finding is significant, because more women than men now have the lung condition

  • COPD Strikes Men, Women Differently
    (01-Aug-2007)
    Finding is significant, because more women than men now have the lung condition

  • U.S. Fibrotic Lung Disease Rates Rising
    (01-Aug-2007)
    Men get pulmonary fibrosis more often, but it's becoming more lethal in women, study finds

  • COPD Strikes Men, Women Differently
    (01-Aug-2007)
    Finding is significant, because more women than men now have the lung condition

  • 1 Joint as Damaging as 5 Cigarettes to Your Lungs
    (31-Jul-2007)
    The more marijuana you smoke, the greater the damage, researchers report

  • Better Hospital Care Means More Lives Saved
    (17-Jul-2007)
    Top-ranked U.S. centers did better against heart attack, pneumonia, study found

  • Fruit, Fish Help Teens Fight Asthma
    (09-Jul-2007)
    The foods contain inflammation-fighting antioxidants, experts say

  • Breathing Technique Cuts Asthma Symptoms
    (06-Jul-2007)
    Papworth method emphasizes nose breathing, adjusting breaths to activity

  • Adjusting Cabin Pressure Eases Air Passenger Discomfort
    (05-Jul-2007)
    Current settings are calibrated at too high an altitude, study shows

  • TB Patient Has Less Dangerous Strain: CDC
    (03-Jul-2007)
    But MDR-TB is still potentially lethal, and agency's actions were justified, official says

  • Cats Can Hamper Breathing Even in Non-Allergic
    (02-Jul-2007)
    People with allergies to mold, dust mites -- but not cats -- showed airway trouble when felines around

  • Scientists Spot Antibodies That Could Fight SARS
    (02-Jul-2007)
    They offer means of attack against the virus should it re-emerge

  • Lung Trouble May Raise Heart Risk
    (29-Jun-2007)
    Inflammation may be factor linking the two problems, study suggests

  • Lung Trouble May Raise Heart Risk
    (29-Jun-2007)
    Inflammation may be factor linking the two problems, study suggests

  • Smokers Toxic to Bar, Restaurant Workers
    (28-Jun-2007)
    Urine tests show how quickly carcinogen levels can rise

  • 1.2 Million U.S. Patients Get Resistant Staph Each Year
    (26-Jun-2007)
    Basic infection control can help stop the deadly bug, experts say

  • Smokers' Infants Have High Nicotine Levels
    (19-Jun-2007)
    Mom's habit quadruples concentration of cotinine in urine, study finds

  • Lung Illness Linked to Heart, Bone Problems
    (15-Jun-2007)
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease speeds arterial stiffening and osteoporosis, research suggests

  • Lung Illness Linked to Heart, Bone Problems
    (15-Jun-2007)
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease speeds arterial stiffening and osteoporosis, research suggests

  • Lung Illness Linked to Heart, Bone Problems
    (15-Jun-2007)
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease speeds arterial stiffening and osteoporosis, research suggests

  • U.S. to Probe Role of CDC Expert in TB Saga
    (03-Jun-2007)
    CDC investigating actions of one of its own microbiologists, whose son-in-law traveled with dangerous TB.

  • TB Patient Apologizes, But Defends Actions
    (01-Jun-2007)
    Atlanta lawyer insists he was told he wasn't a health threat; search continues for fellow airline travelers

  • Discrimination Linked to Health Problems Among Minorities
    (31-May-2007)
    Study of Asian-Americans suggests higher rate of heart trouble, pain, other problems

  • TB Patient Enters Denver Hospital for Treatment
    (31-May-2007)
    He is a 31-year-old Atlanta lawyer whose father-in-law is a U.S. government TB expert; search continues for fellow airline passengers

  • Health Toll of 9/11 Still Unclear
    (30-May-2007)
    Toxic plume has officially claimed one, but many more may be at risk, experts say

  • TB Case Prompts Warning to Jet Passengers
    (30-May-2007)
    Man with drug-resistant form of the disease flew to Europe and back to North America

  • Experts Disagree on Whether TB Patient Needed to Be Isolated
    (30-May-2007)
    U.S. health officials still seeking airline passengers who could have been infected

  • Guidelines Push Pulmonary Rehab for COPD Patients
    (29-May-2007)
    Exercise improves quality of life for those limited by respiratory disease

  • Actress Lainie Kazan Turns the Spotlight on DVTs
    (24-May-2007)
    Life-threatening leg blood clot struck her in her mid-30s

  • Number of Smoke-Free Households on the Increase
    (24-May-2007)
    CDC report found the proportion went from 43% in 1993 to 72% in 2003

  • Combo Asthma Treatment Brings Symptom Relief
    (23-May-2007)
    Company-funded trials show Symbicort beats either budesonide or formoterol alone

  • Asthma Takes Tougher Toll on the Obese
    (23-May-2007)
    They're 52% more likely to have serious, ongoing symptoms, study finds

  • Paramedic Treatment of Breathing Trouble Saves Lives
    (23-May-2007)
    Training ambulance crews to improve respiration pays off, study finds

  • Indoor Smoking Bans Kick Carcinogens to the Curb
    (22-May-2007)
    They're creating unhealthy 'smoke zones' on sidewalks, study finds

  • 'Enose' Device Sniffs Out Asthma
    (22-May-2007)
    It analyzes breath to discern who has the illness

  • Drug Slows Lung Decline in COPD Patients
    (21-May-2007)
    Researchers say finding adds new treatment tool to management of pulmonary disease

  • Hot Water Wash Rids Laundry of Allergens: Study
    (20-May-2007)
    Other research suggests that dustier homes help kids avoid allergy

  • Secondhand Smoke Harms Underweight Babies
    (16-May-2007)
    They suffer more when young from wheezing, infections, study finds

  • Atypical Pneumonias Best Treated With Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics: Study
    (15-May-2007)
    Patients with hospital-acquired illness had lower death rates, went home sooner

  • Atypical Pneumonias Best Treated With Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics: Study
    (15-May-2007)
    Patients with hospital-acquired illness had lower death rates, went home sooner

  • Fruit, Vegetable-Rich Diet Halves Lung Disease Risk
    (15-May-2007)
    But eating right is no green light to smoke, experts say

  • Health Tip: Easing Chronic Bronchitis
    (09-May-2007)
    Suggestions to tame symptoms

  • Health Tip: Easing Chronic Bronchitis
    (09-May-2007)
    Suggestions to tame symptoms

  • Firefighters Exposed to World Trade Center Dust Developed Lung Condition
    (07-May-2007)
    Study author says sarcoidosis isn't really dangerous, but other doctors express concern

  • Web-Based Asthma Program Helps Kids Manage Symptoms
    (03-May-2007)
    Multimedia site teaches urban teens to control exacerbating behaviors

  • Pneumococcal Strains Not Covered by Vaccine on the Rise
    (24-Apr-2007)
    Vaccine is still effective, but may need to include new strains, study finds

  • Men Who Drink Face Higher Risk of Sleep Disorders
    (20-Apr-2007)
    Habitual alcohol users 25% more likely to have mild or severe breathing difficulties

  • Ireland's Smoking Ban Cut Pub Toxins Dramatically
    (18-Apr-2007)
    Study found pollutants reduced 83%, secondhand smoke exposure by 99 percent

  • Switch to Ethanol as Fuel May Harm Health
    (18-Apr-2007)
    Pollution levels would equal or exceed those produced by gasoline, study finds

  • Study Links Cured Meats to Lung Disease
    (16-Apr-2007)
    But more research is needed to prove the association, experts say

  • New Treatment Could Help Emphysema Sufferers
    (12-Apr-2007)
    Airway bypass eases breathing, offers option for those awaiting lung transplant

  • New Treatment Could Help Emphysema Sufferers
    (12-Apr-2007)
    Airway bypass eases breathing, offers option for those awaiting lung transplant

  • Inhaled Steroids Cut COPD Patients' Lung Cancer Risk
    (06-Apr-2007)
    The drugs may lower airway inflammation, reduce genetic errors, researchers say

  • Vaccine Cuts U.S. Child Pneumonia Rate By 39%
    (06-Apr-2007)
    Unexpected benefit makes the shot more valuable, experts say

  • Inhaled Steroids Cut COPD Patients' Lung Cancer Risk
    (06-Apr-2007)
    The drugs may lower airway inflammation, reduce genetic errors, researchers say

  • Vaccine Cuts U.S. Child Pneumonia Rate By 39%
    (06-Apr-2007)
    Unexpected benefit makes the shot more valuable, experts say

  • Added Pounds Mean Added Risk for Asthma
    (05-Apr-2007)
    Overweight, obese individuals had 50% higher odds for the disease, study found

  • Mediterranean Diet Protects Kids From Allergies: Study
    (05-Apr-2007)
    Fruits, vegetables, nuts helped protect against asthma, skin sensitivity

  • Immune System 'Killer' T-Cells May Not Be Key to Asthma
    (04-Apr-2007)
    New study contradicts previous research, experts say

  • Genes May Help Some Quit Smoking
    (02-Apr-2007)
    Certain DNA is linked to better results, study finds

  • New Imaging Techniques Provide Closer Look Inside Lungs
    (30-Mar-2007)
    Sharper pictures may improve early detection of diseases, such as emphysema, researchers say

  • New Imaging Techniques Provide Closer Look Inside Lungs
    (30-Mar-2007)
    Sharper pictures may improve early detection of diseases, such as emphysema, researchers say

  • Job Performance Can Go Up in Smoke
    (29-Mar-2007)
    Smoking employees take more sick leave, perform more poorly, studies find

  • New Heat Technology Helps Asthma Patients
    (28-Mar-2007)
    It thins out airway muscle for better breathing, study finds

  • Zinc Supplements Save Poor Children's Lives
    (16-Mar-2007)
    Simple intervention stopped pneumonia, diarrhea in African trial

  • New Tuberculosis Blood Test Spots Hidden Infection
    (15-Mar-2007)
    It's an improvement on traditional skin screen, study finds

  • Study Questions Antibiotic Guideline for Treatment of Pneumonia
    (09-Mar-2007)
    Many people arriving at emergency rooms don't have the condition, researchers say

  • Study May Alter Current Views on Drug-Resistant TB
    (08-Mar-2007)
    Re-infection caused 5 times as many cases as acquired resistance

  • Health Tip: Understanding Emphysema
    (07-Mar-2007)
    When the lungs' air sacs break down

  • Exercise Helps Slow Smokers' Lung Function Decline
    (01-Mar-2007)
    Activity levels tied to 21% drop in new cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • Breath Test Helps Spot Lung Cancer
    (27-Feb-2007)
    The research, though preliminary, was accurate about 75% of the time

  • Smoking May Be Risk Factor for TB
    (27-Feb-2007)
    Tobacco users 73% more likely to become infected, twice as likely to get active disease

  • Smoking May Be Risk Factor for TB
    (27-Feb-2007)
    Tobacco users 73% more likely to become infected, twice as likely to get active disease

  • Health Tip: When Your Cough Needs a Doctor's Care
    (26-Feb-2007)
    Signs that it's no ordinary cough

  • More Teens Are Saying, 'Have a Cigar'
    (25-Feb-2007)
    They're getting the message about cigarette dangers but not 'stogies', research finds

  • Lead Removal Times Too Lengthy: Study
    (25-Feb-2007)
    Clean-up of home toxins getting quicker but lag endangers children

  • Advair Won't Lower COPD Death Risk: Study
    (22-Feb-2007)
    The steroid-plus-bronchodilator does improve patients' quality of life, however

  • Advair Won't Lower COPD Death Risk: Study
    (22-Feb-2007)
    The steroid-plus-bronchodilator does improve patients' quality of life, however

  • Long-Term Marijuana Use May Impair Lung Function
    (21-Feb-2007)
    Data shows wheezing and phlegm similar to that of cigarette smokers

  • FDA Mandates Stronger Warning on Asthma Drug Xolair
    (21-Feb-2007)
    Move points to small risk for life-threatening allergic reaction

  • Asthma Drug Keeps Kids From Missing School
    (15-Feb-2007)
    Montelukast also cut down on doctor visits, company study found

  • Drug Could Help Save Mountain Climbers' Lives
    (13-Feb-2007)
    Acetazolamide eases a dangerous build-up in lung pressure, study suggests

  • FDA Limits Use of Controversial Antibiotic
    (12-Feb-2007)
    Ketek, which has been linked to liver damage, also gets updated 'black box' warning

  • TB Intervention Program Improves Patient Outcomes
    (23-Jan-2007)
    Plan tested in Senegal could be model for resource-poor countries, study says

  • Antivirals Adept at Reducing Flu Spread in Families
    (22-Jan-2007)
    Study shows oseltamivir and zanamivir cut chance of illness after exposure by 75% or more

  • Antibiotic-Coated Medical Devices Could Cut Infections
    (19-Jan-2007)
    Scientists can now attach penicillin to a polymer surface

  • Staph Toxin Can Trigger Deadly Pneumonia
    (18-Jan-2007)
    Experts warn that widespread PVL could be difficult to control

  • Campaign to Heighten Awareness of Lung Disease
    (18-Jan-2007)
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is America's fourth largest killer

  • 1918 Flu Pandemic Virus Overwhelmed Lungs: Study
    (17-Jan-2007)
    Discovery may help minimize potential bird flu deaths, scientists say

  • Combo Therapy Cuts Complications of Severe COPD
    (16-Jan-2007)
    Bronchodilator with inhaled corticosteroid reduced amplified symptoms by 35%, study finds

  • Florida 'Red Tides' Can Irritate Asthmatics
    (10-Jan-2007)
    Study finds just one hour on the beach during algae bloom decreases lung function

  • Test More Foreign-Born U.S. Residents for TB: Experts
    (09-Jan-2007)
    Better screening, treatment could help eliminate domestic cases

  • Test More Foreign-Born U.S. Residents for TB: Experts
    (09-Jan-2007)
    Better screening, treatment could help eliminate domestic cases

  • 'Smoker's Cough' Strong Predictor of Lung Disease
    (04-Jan-2007)
    It boosts risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, study finds

  • Health Tip: Treating Pneumonia
    (01-Jan-2007)
    Here's what most doctors recommend

  • Surgery a Bigger Risk for HIV-Infected Patients
    (27-Dec-2006)
    Odds for post-op pneumonia are much higher in this group, study finds

  • FDA Panel Hits Antibiotic For Bronchitis, Sinusitis
    (16-Dec-2006)
    Ketek can be used for pneumonia with tougher warning label, but is risky for lesser conditions, advisers recommend

  • FDA Panel Hits Antibiotic For Bronchitis, Sinusitis
    (16-Dec-2006)
    Ketek can be used for pneumonia with tougher warning label, but is risky for lesser conditions, advisers recommend

  • U.S. Panels Begin Hearings on Antibiotic's Safety
    (15-Dec-2006)
    Company defends Ketek while FDA defends 2004 approval of controversial drug

  • Multidrug-Resistant TB Growing at Faster Pace
    (15-Dec-2006)
    Measures needed to prevent emergence of fatal variant in HIV-infected populations, study says

  • Medicare's Hospital Ratings System May Be Flawed
    (13-Dec-2006)
    Study finds it bears little relation to actual patient outcomes

  • Infant Car Seats Might Pose Breathing Risks
    (08-Dec-2006)
    Small study found leaving sleeping babies alone in them could lead to blocked airways

  • Big Tobacco Downplays Smoking-Cancer Link When Sued
    (28-Nov-2006)
    Companies admit products cause disease -- just not in those who sue them, study finds

  • Sleeping Pills Won't Aid Sleep Apnea Treatment
    (27-Nov-2006)
    Researchers found no benefit for men using airway pressure therapy

  • Health Tip: Is Your Cough Bronchitis?
    (20-Nov-2006)
    Here are some telltale signs

  • U.S. Lung Disease Care Not Measuring Up
    (20-Nov-2006)
    Most COPD, asthma cases are poorly managed, study finds

  • Secondhand Smoke Speeds Lung Decline
    (17-Nov-2006)
    Wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath arrive quicker, study finds

  • Smoking Quadruples Kids' Asthma Risk
    (16-Nov-2006)
    Even short-term smoking boosts the odds, researchers add

  • Antibiotics Are Useless for Most Cases of Bronchitis
    (15-Nov-2006)
    But doctors keep prescribing them, contributing to bacterial resistance, study says

  • Thursday Marks 30th 'Great American Smokeout'
    (15-Nov-2006)
    There's no better time to quit than right now, experts say

  • Health Tip: Understanding Pulmonary Hypertension
    (10-Nov-2006)
    When lung arteries narrow

  • Health Tip: Warning Signs of Pneumonia
    (30-Oct-2006)
    Lung infection requires early treatment

  • Many COPD Patients Going Without Tests
    (27-Oct-2006)
    Only a third got the respiratory screen needed for proper diagnosis, study found

  • Many COPD Patients Going Without Tests
    (27-Oct-2006)
    Only a third got the respiratory screen needed for proper diagnosis, study found

  • Shoo, Achoo! Exercise Keeps Colds at Bay
    (26-Oct-2006)
    In study, older women who walked regularly saw their sniffles drop by half

  • Viagra Helps COPD Patients Control Pulmonary Blood Pressure
    (25-Oct-2006)
    More than 11 million Americans have the breathing disorder

  • Improper Home Nebulizer Use Boosts Asthma Risk
    (24-Oct-2006)
    Over-reliance on these devices could raise odds of fatal attack, experts warn

  • Artificial Lung Valve Could Aid Emphysema Paitients
    (23-Oct-2006)
    Device could help some avoid surgery, experts say

  • Statins Good for Smokers' Lungs
    (23-Oct-2006)
    But they're no substitute for quitting smoking, researchers add

  • Drug Combo Gives New Hope Against Lung Disease
    (23-Oct-2006)
    It's the first effective medicinal means of fighting COPD, experts say

  • Artificial Lung Valve Could Aid Emphysema Paitients
    (23-Oct-2006)
    Device could help some avoid surgery, experts say

  • Smoking and Driving Never Mix
    (19-Oct-2006)
    Even with windows open, kids breathe in secondhand smoke, study found

  • Lung Function at Birth May Predict Asthma Risk
    (18-Oct-2006)
    Study finding might one day lead to improved screening methods

  • One in Four Smokers Will Get Lung Disease
    (17-Oct-2006)
    Study finds COPD incidence much higher than previously believed

  • One in Four Smokers Will Get Lung Disease
    (17-Oct-2006)
    Study finds COPD incidence much higher than previously believed

  • Celiac Disease Raises Tuberculosis Risk
    (17-Oct-2006)
    The link could be lowered vitamin D intake, researchers say

  • Breathing Training Benefits Heart-Surgery Patients
    (17-Oct-2006)
    It helped reduce pulmonary complications, such as pneumonia, study finds

  • Celiac Disease Raises Tuberculosis Risk
    (17-Oct-2006)
    The link could be lowered vitamin D intake, researchers say

  • Computers a Boon to ICU Respiratory Care
    (16-Oct-2006)
    Programs eased patients off ventilators sooner than doctors, study found

  • Antioxidant Might Slow Silicate Lung Disease
    (16-Oct-2006)
    'HO-1' appears effective against silicosis, Japanese team report

  • Acid Reflux Adds to COPD Complications
    (12-Oct-2006)
    Patients twice as likely to experience exacerbated symptoms, study finds

  • Acid Reflux Adds to COPD Complications
    (12-Oct-2006)
    Patients twice as likely to experience exacerbated symptoms, study finds

  • Whooping Cough Making a Comeback in U.S.
    (12-Oct-2006)
    Studies urge booster shots for teens and adults, more careful exams by doctors

  • Faster, More Accurate TB Test Developed
    (11-Oct-2006)
    International team says new MODS analysis approaches 98% sensitivity in detecting disease

  • Workplace Smoking Ban Improves Employees' Health
    (10-Oct-2006)
    Prohibition in bars in Scotland showed almost immediate benefits, study found

  • Lung Cancer Risk Rises in Industrial Zones
    (28-Sep-2006)
    U.K. study found proximity to industry doubled women's risk

  • Health Tip: The Dangers of Air Pollution
    (25-Sep-2006)
    How to reduce the damage to your health

  • Protein Linked to Lung Development Identified
    (22-Sep-2006)
    Finding might lead to new treatments for premature infants in respiratory distress

  • Health Tip: Be Careful Cleaning With Bleach
    (21-Sep-2006)
    Fumes can be harmful

  • 2004 Staph Outbreak Endangered Patients, Caregivers
    (18-Sep-2006)
    Bug was resistant to some antibiotics, Baltimore investigators say

  • Studies Reveal Slow Progress on Global Child Deaths
    (18-Sep-2006)
    Lack of funds means vulnerable countries are falling behind, experts say

  • Plastic Surgery Clears Nasal Airways
    (18-Sep-2006)
    'Functional rhinoplasty' relieves septal deviation, other woes

  • Walking Test Spots Sickest Lung Transplant Candidates
    (15-Sep-2006)
    Those who take longest to go the distance are most likely to die, experts say

  • Corticosteroids Fight Chronic Lung Disease
    (13-Sep-2006)
    The drugs cut patients' death risk by 25 percent, study found

  • Guidelines Help Doctors Battle Pneumonia
    (13-Sep-2006)
    They match up bacteria strains with appropriate antibiotics

  • Guidelines Help Doctors Battle Pneumonia
    (13-Sep-2006)
    They match up bacteria strains with appropriate antibiotics

  • Corticosteroids Fight Chronic Lung Disease
    (13-Sep-2006)
    The drugs cut patients' death risk by 25 percent, study found

  • Asthma Breath Test Useful for Chronic Cough
    (06-Sep-2006)
    It helps predict whether certain drugs can ease the condition, researchers say

  • Lung Problems for 9/11 Rescuers More Widespread: Study
    (05-Sep-2006)
    70% of responders reported pulmonary trouble and twice the rate of abnormalities as the general population

  • Movie Trailers Expose Youth to Tobacco Abuse
    (04-Sep-2006)
    Film, TV execs urged to refuse advertisements glorifying smoking

  • COPD More Deadly for Women
    (01-Sep-2006)
    They typically don't survive as long as male patients, study finds

  • Experts Spot New Form of Sleep Apnea
    (01-Sep-2006)
    'Complex sleep apnea' is especially tough to treat, researchers say

  • COPD More Deadly for Women
    (01-Sep-2006)
    They typically don't survive as long as male patients, study finds

  • Low Vitamin E in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
    (01-Sep-2006)
    Preliminary findings also showed a link to poorer lung function

  • Steer Clear of Antibiotics for Colds
    (31-Aug-2006)
    Fluids, rest proper treatment for sniffles and coughs, doctor says

  • Anger Tough on the Lungs
    (31-Aug-2006)
    Over time, it can speed respiratory decline, researchers say

  • Dogs Plus Smog Bad for Asthmatic Kids
    (30-Aug-2006)
    But cats didn't boost pollutant-linked symptoms, study found

  • Severe Asthma Expensive for Patients, Employers
    (29-Aug-2006)
    It nearly triples annual medical costs, study finds

  • Nicotine Withdrawal Occurs in Just 30 Minutes
    (29-Aug-2006)
    Edgy symptoms appear faster than many thought, researchers say

  • Potent Anthrax Inhibitor Tested in Animals
    (28-Aug-2006)
    Multiple-site bonding concept could fight influenza, AIDS and SARS

  • Urban Exercise Has Its Hazards
    (26-Aug-2006)
    Air pollution causes more harm than good for health seekers, expert says

  • Denial and Death on Mount Everest
    (24-Aug-2006)
    Altitude sickness, not inexperience, is the bigger threat, doctor-turned-climber says

  • Study Backs Combined Asthma Therapy
    (11-Aug-2006)
    Inhaled corticosteroid plus oral antileukotriene works for certain patients

  • Health Tip: What's a Pulmonary Embolism?
    (11-Aug-2006)
    A dangerous blood clot that travels to the lungs

  • Study Suggests New Link Between Air Pollution and Infant Deaths
    (09-Aug-2006)
    While risk is fairly small, researchers say finding is troubling

  • Asthma Care Differs for Puerto Rican, Black Kids
    (09-Aug-2006)
    Black children more likely to be hospitalized, U.S. study finds

  • Scientists Identify SARS' 'Secret Weapon'
    (08-Aug-2006)
    Viral protein sabotages the immune defenses of infected cells

  • Common Household Chemical May Harm Lung Function
    (04-Aug-2006)
    It's found in air fresheners, mothballs and other products, researchers report

  • HIV/AIDS Therapy Still Effective 10 Years On
    (03-Aug-2006)
    HAART treatment lowers risk of AIDS and death, but increase in tuberculosis a concern, studies find

  • Surgery Continues to Help Severe Emphysema Cases
    (02-Aug-2006)
    U.S. trial finds patients often get symptom relief, with benefits lasting for years

  • Surgery Continues to Help Severe Emphysema Cases
    (02-Aug-2006)
    U.S. trial finds patients often get symptom relief, with benefits lasting for years

  • Resistant Bacteria Blamed for High Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia Deaths
    (01-Aug-2006)
    Patients twice as likely to die when infected with this stubborn strain, study finds

  • 9/11 Rescuers Have Reduced Lung Functions
    (01-Aug-2006)
    New research finds rescue workers have reduction equivalent to 12 years of aging

  • Nitric Oxide Therapy Helps Some Premature Infants
    (26-Jul-2006)
    Reduces breathing problems and brain injury, though not for all babies, studies find

  • Antibiotics Not Warranted for Runny Noses
    (21-Jul-2006)
    Study finds they're of little help and come with side effects

  • Steamy Air Won't Ease Croup
    (19-Jul-2006)
    Study finds similar outcomes with humid vs. dry air

  • Study Compares Treatments for Kids' Lung Infection
    (18-Jul-2006)
    Cheaper enzyme therapy equals surgery for pneumonia complication, researchers report

  • Study Compares Treatments for Kids' Lung Infection
    (18-Jul-2006)
    Cheaper enzyme therapy equals surgery for pneumonia complication, researchers report

  • Alzheimer's 'Risk Score' Spots Those Most Vulnerable
    (17-Jul-2006)
    Other studies look at dementia's links to stroke, cholesterol

  • Asthmatics' Lungs Get Quick Boost From Quitting Smoking
    (14-Jul-2006)
    Breathing capacity improves 15 percent in just two months, study finds

  • Protein Linked to Asthma
    (14-Jul-2006)
    Researchers say it regulates inflammation in airways

  • Performance Measures May Lead to Overuse of Antibiotics
    (10-Jul-2006)
    One in five elderly patients gets the drugs before pneumonia diagnosis, study suggests

  • Air Pollution Harms Healthy Kids' Lung Function
    (05-Jul-2006)
    Carbon from vehicle exhaust finds its way into youngsters' airways, study finds

  • Epilepsy Drug Aids Muscle Disorder
    (30-Jun-2006)
    Valproate helped people with spinal muscular atrophy get stronger

  • Cancer Drug May Fight Scleroderma Lung Disease
    (21-Jun-2006)
    But Cytoxan's benefits may not always outweigh the risks, researchers say

  • Most Lung Disease Patients Don't Get 'Ideal' Care
    (20-Jun-2006)
    Study shows only 33% with COPD got 'ideal' treatment

  • Most Lung Disease Patients Don't Get 'Ideal' Care
    (20-Jun-2006)
    Study shows only 33% with COPD got 'ideal' treatment

  • Topical Antiseptic Cuts Chances of Pneumonia
    (15-Jun-2006)
    Study shows a decrease of 65% in patients on ventilators

  • Gum Disease Can Harm Much More Than Your Teeth
    (15-Jun-2006)
    Periodontal problems could aggravate other ailments, such as diabetes and heart disease

  • Some Cystic Fibrosis Patients May Safely Stop Using Inhalers
    (15-Jun-2006)
    Study found no increase in risk when individuals quit the regimen

  • COPD Often Improperly Diagnosed
    (13-Jun-2006)
    Two-thirds of lung patients don't receive exam called spirometery, study says

  • Asthma Drugs May Boost Cataract Risk for Elderly
    (12-Jun-2006)
    Researchers urge caution in prescribing inhaled corticosteroids

  • Shorter Course of Antibiotics Effective for Pneumonia
    (08-Jun-2006)
    Practice may help slow development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, study says

  • Asthma Inhaler Type Could Boost Death Risk
    (08-Jun-2006)
    Study fuels debate over beta agonists such as Serevent and Advair

  • Doctors Must Help COPD Patients Quit Smoking
    (02-Jun-2006)
    Patients need to understand the risks, and know how to quit, researchers say

  • Doctors Must Help COPD Patients Quit Smoking
    (02-Jun-2006)
    Patients need to understand the risks, and know how to quit, researchers say

  • New Computer Scan Superior at Spotting Lung Clots
    (31-May-2006)
    But a doctor's judgment is still a vital resource, study finds

  • New MRI Can Spot Emphysema Early
    (30-May-2006)
    It beats standard CT scanning, without the radiation risk, researchers say

  • 9/11 Rescue Dogs in Critical Health Study
    (30-May-2006)
    Researchers are monitoring them for signs of threats to humans

  • New MRI Can Spot Emphysema Early
    (30-May-2006)
    It beats standard CT scanning, without the radiation risk, researchers say

  • Your Workplace Can Leave You Feeling Ill
    (26-May-2006)
    Toxins, irritants lurk in the home too, experts say

  • Health Tip: COPD Needs to be Tightly Controlled
    (25-May-2006)
    Patients need to stop smoking

  • Health Tip: COPD Needs to be Tightly Controlled
    (25-May-2006)
    Patients need to stop smoking

  • High-Dose Vaccine May Help Elderly Beat Seasonal Flu
    (24-May-2006)
    A bigger dose produced more antibodies and was safe, research found

  • Childhood Sensitivity to Cold Air May Predict Asthma
    (23-May-2006)
    It doubles the risk of getting the disease in adulthood, researchers say

  • Obstructive Lung Disease Costs America Billions
    (22-May-2006)
    New study estimates nearly $833 billion spent over 20 years

  • Women More Vulnerable to Obstructive Lung Disease
    (22-May-2006)
    A new study suggests why this might be so

  • Obstructive Lung Disease Costs America Billions
    (22-May-2006)
    New study estimates nearly $833 billion spent over 20 years

  • Low Vitamin D Tied to Poorer Lung Function in Teens
    (22-May-2006)
    The nutrient could be key to warding off respiratory ailments, researchers say

  • Women More Vulnerable to Obstructive Lung Disease
    (22-May-2006)
    A new study suggests why this might be so

  • Study Shows Best Treatment for Lung Injury Patients
    (22-May-2006)
    Less fluid, a shorter catheter improve results for acute respiratory distress syndrome

  • Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Tuberculosis?
    (22-May-2006)
    Signs that you may need a TB test

  • May's the Month for Free Asthma Screening in U.S.
    (18-May-2006)
    Experts nationwide will check for respiratory trouble

  • Caffeine Therapy Reduces Lung Problems in Preemies
    (17-May-2006)
    But long-term neurological effects still unknown, experts caution

  • Heat-Based Technique Could Ease Asthma
    (12-May-2006)
    Bronchial thermoplasty looks good in early trial

  • Number of Obese, Smoking Americans Tops 9 Million
    (12-May-2006)
    Blacks most at risk for this unhealthy combination, study finds

  • Lung Cancer May Differ by Gender
    (11-May-2006)
    Women often get the disease in the absence of other lung trouble

  • Alcoholism Raises Pneumonia Risk
    (11-May-2006)
    History of problem drinking can mean more severe illness, study finds

  • Lung Cancer May Differ by Gender
    (11-May-2006)
    Women often get the disease in the absence of other lung trouble

  • Alcoholism Raises Pneumonia Risk
    (11-May-2006)
    History of problem drinking can mean more severe illness, study finds

  • Rapid Early Decline Bodes Ill for COPD Patients
    (08-May-2006)
    Individuals who quickly lose lung function die much sooner, research shows

  • Rapid Early Decline Bodes Ill for COPD Patients
    (08-May-2006)
    Individuals who quickly lose lung function die much sooner, research shows

  • Corticosteroid Drugs May Boost Cardiac Arrhythmia Risk
    (08-May-2006)
    These meds are commonly used by asthmatics, arthritis sufferers, researchers note

  • Finding Could Improve Lung Disease Treatment
    (26-Apr-2006)
    Patient-specific approach safely re-opens lungs affected by ARDS

  • Steroid Therapy Fails Patients With Deadly Lung Disease
    (19-Apr-2006)
    Acute respiratory distress syndrome can be fatal in up to 70% of cases

  • Helium-Oxygen Mix Helps COPD Patients Breathe Easier
    (14-Apr-2006)
    It may be a better treatment for very ill patients, researchers say

  • Helium-Oxygen Mix Helps COPD Patients Breathe Easier
    (14-Apr-2006)
    It may be a better treatment for very ill patients, researchers say

  • Pneumococcal Vaccine Reduces Serious Infections in Kids
    (05-Apr-2006)
    Slight rise seen in some infections caused by strains not in vaccine, study finds

  • Combined Therapy Cuts Inflammatory Cells in Pulmonary Disease
    (31-Mar-2006)
    Pairing 2 existing treatments reduces bronchial inflammation in COPD

  • Pneumonia Vaccine Saving Lives
    (29-Mar-2006)
    Study finds big drop in infection-linked death in hospitalized patients

  • Many Kids Don't Adhere to Sleep Apnea Therapy
    (24-Mar-2006)
    Too many are foregoing nighttime air mask, or not using it enough, study finds

  • Studies Spot Obstacle to Human Transmission of Bird Flu
    (22-Mar-2006)
    Unlike seasonal flu, the avian form prefers spots deep in the lungs

  • Urban Air Clean-Ups Save Lives
    (15-Mar-2006)
    Ridding skies of particulate matter cuts heart, respiratory deaths, study finds

  • Outlook Improving for Heart, Lung Transplant Recipients
    (15-Mar-2006)
    More than two-thirds survive at least 3 years, study shows

  • High Humidity Doesn't Ease Croup
    (14-Mar-2006)
    Cold air and medical treatments probably more effective, study suggests

  • Air Pollution Ups Hospitalizations in Seniors
    (07-Mar-2006)
    Cardiovascular, respiratory troubles increase, study finds

  • Vitamin D Protects Against Tuberculosis
    (23-Feb-2006)
    Finding explains why blacks more vulnerable to disease, researcher says

  • Preemie Babies Have Reduced Lung Function
    (16-Feb-2006)
    The problem is especially pronounced in boys, researchers say

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Could Fight Problem Asthma
    (16-Feb-2006)
    Etanercept suppresses an inflammatory protein linked to tough-to-treat cases

  • Little Progress Made in Closing Racial 'Asthma Gap'
    (13-Feb-2006)
    Black, Hispanics still suffer from higher disease incidence compared to whites, study says

  • Asthma Shouldn't Stop Wintertime Fun
    (11-Feb-2006)
    Expert offers tips on keeping cold weather wheezing at bay

  • Hispanics Can Head Online for Environmental Asthma Info
    (10-Feb-2006)
    EPA's Spanish-language Web page is just one of many centered on health

  • Carrying Male Fetus Easier on Asthmatic Moms
    (09-Feb-2006)
    Fetal testosterone could help ease breathing, researchers speculate

  • Even Olympians Get Exercise-Induced Asthma
    (08-Feb-2006)
    It's a common condition that shouldn't stop anyone from being active, experts say

  • Ill-Fitting Masks Hamper Child Asthma Care
    (07-Feb-2006)
    In some cases, almost no inhaled medication gets through, study finds

  • Lung-Reduction Surgery May Help Some Emphysema Patients
    (03-Feb-2006)
    Major study finds it can boost survival, quality of life

  • Lung-Reduction Surgery May Help Some Emphysema Patients
    (03-Feb-2006)
    Major study finds it can boost survival, quality of life

  • Gas Stoves a Wheezing Hazard for Asthmatic Kids
    (01-Feb-2006)
    The problem seems largely limited to children in multi-family dwellings, researchers say

  • Hydrocortisone Boosts Health of Critically Ill
    (01-Feb-2006)
    ICU patients who received the drug were weaned off ventilators sooner, study found

  • Food Preservative Might Help Cystic Fibrosis Patients
    (31-Jan-2006)
    Sodium nitrite works against germ linked to respiratory problems, study finds

  • Health Tip: Avoid Foods for Baby That Cause Choking
    (27-Jan-2006)
    Small, hard objects cause the most damage

  • No Evidence Echinacea Prevents Colds
    (25-Jan-2006)
    Studies suggest the herbal extract might shorten symptoms, however

  • Health Tip: For Some, Pneumonia Vaccine Essential
    (24-Jan-2006)
    Those over 65 should get it with flu inoculation, government recommends

  • Key Factors Guide Lung Clot Care
    (24-Jan-2006)
    Patients without risk markers may only need outpatient treatment, study finds

  • Health Tip: Using a Nebulizer
    (23-Jan-2006)
    Easier breathing is the goal

  • Study Compares Kids' Asthma Drugs
    (19-Jan-2006)
    Inhaled corticosteroids provide more symptom control than a second class of drugs

  • Saline Solution Helps Cystic Fibrosis Patients Breathe Easier
    (18-Jan-2006)
    Aids in clearing away dangerous mucus, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Some Risk to Indoor Pools
    (17-Jan-2006)
    Too much disinfectant can harm lungs

  • Study Compares Asthma Rates Among Hispanics
    (16-Jan-2006)
    Puerto Ricans' death rate from the disease nearly four times that of Mexican-Americans

  • Most Parents Unaware of Common Infant Virus
    (13-Jan-2006)
    RSV is leading cause of infant hospitalization

  • Surgery Improves Sleep for Those With Brain Malformations
    (11-Jan-2006)
    Sleep apnea diminished in people with Arnold-Chiari Malformation, study finds

  • Common Asthma Medication Poses Risk to Black Patients
    (11-Jan-2006)
    Study found likelihood of asthma-related deaths slightly higher with salmeterol

  • Most OTC Cough Syrups Don't Work
    (10-Jan-2006)
    Finding part of new guidelines from chest physicians

  • Tomato Juice Might Protect Lungs
    (09-Jan-2006)
    50% mixture prevented emphysema in mouse study, Japanese researchers say

  • New Pertussis Policy Announced
    (28-Dec-2005)
    American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends vaccine for adolescents

  • Minority Children Last to Get New Asthma Technologies
    (23-Dec-2005)
    Study of steroid inhalers finds black and Hispanic kids waited longest

  • Patients, Doctors Benefit From Pneumonia Guidelines
    (21-Dec-2005)
    Adhering to these practices allowed more patients to be treated at home, study found

  • Patients, Doctors Benefit From Pneumonia Guidelines
    (21-Dec-2005)
    Adhering to these practices allowed more patients to be treated at home, study found

  • Oxygen Deprivation May Contribute to Autism
    (19-Dec-2005)
    Study with rats produces symptoms similar to the human disorder

  • Vaccinating Bone Marrow Donor Helps Protect Recipient
    (14-Dec-2005)
    It shields patients from a deadly pneumonia, sudy finds

  • Health Tip: For Higher Energy, Take a Deep Breath
    (12-Dec-2005)
    Breathing techniques actually increase your productivity

  • Vitamin D Boosts Lung Health
    (12-Dec-2005)
    But it's too soon to recommend supplements just to improve breathing, experts say

  • Gene Boosts Risk of Tuberculosis
    (12-Dec-2005)
    People with active TB five times likelier to have this gene variation, study finds

  • Health Tip: Whether Acute Or Chronic, Bronchitis Hurts
    (08-Dec-2005)
    Drink fluids and use a humidifier to relieve symptoms

  • Health Tip: A 'Curse' That Curtails Your Breathing
    (07-Dec-2005)
    Ondine's curse leads to inadequate breathing and lethargy

  • Sleep Apnea Boosts Stroke Risk
    (05-Dec-2005)
    Disordered nighttime breathing raises the odds fourfold, study finds

  • Cat Allergens May Also Have 9 Lives
    (29-Nov-2005)
    They can trouble asthmatics long after the animal is gone, study finds

  • Simple Test Gauges Childhood Asthma Control
    (27-Nov-2005)
    The seven-question quiz helps parents and doctors improve treatment

  • Asthma Symptoms May Be Set By Age 6
    (23-Nov-2005)
    Study finds wheezing patterns don't change much over next 10 years

  • Antioxidant Improves Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment
    (23-Nov-2005)
    Preliminary study shows some effect in fighting the deadly lung disease

  • Daily Walk Puts Heart a Step Ahead
    (17-Nov-2005)
    Just 30 minutes a day can spur healthy changes, study finds

  • Viagra Effective Against Deadly Lung Disease
    (16-Nov-2005)
    It improves walking in pulmonary hypertension patients, study finds

  • Feeling a Chill Can Brrrr-ing on a Cold
    (14-Nov-2005)
    Study provides first evidence that icy weather ups respiratory risks

  • Aspirin May Help Prevent Throat Cancer
    (08-Nov-2005)
    Study finds NSAID painkillers may fight malignancy linked to Barrett's esophagus

  • Survey Finds Asthma Communication Gap
    (07-Nov-2005)
    Doctors and patients need to talk more about treatment, poll finds

  • Did Orwell's TB Frame '1984'?
    (05-Nov-2005)
    Author's disease and treatment eyed as cause of his gloominess

  • Health Dangers Ease in The Big Easy
    (04-Nov-2005)
    Mold remains the leading threat to those returning to New Orleans, experts say

  • Chronic Cough More Than an Annoyance
    (02-Nov-2005)
    Study finds it can seriously lower quality of life

  • Sinusitis a Hidden Cause of Chronic Cough
    (02-Nov-2005)
    In study, CT scans showed it to be a common instigator

  • Kids With Neurological, Neuromuscular Diseases Need Flu Shot
    (01-Nov-2005)
    They're at a higher risk of flu-related respiratory failure, study finds

  • Children's Pneumonia Vaccine Helps Prevent Disease in Adults
    (25-Oct-2005)
    Rates of serious illness dropped by almost one-third, study finds

  • Controversial Treatment Still Used for Mononucleosis
    (19-Oct-2005)
    Corticosteroid therapy common despite side effects, study finds

  • ARDS More Common, More Fatal Than Thought
    (19-Oct-2005)
    Study finds higher incidence, mortality rate for acute lung condition

  • Kids' Whooping Cough Shot Also Works in Adults
    (12-Oct-2005)
    More older individuals should get immunized, experts advise

  • Stem Cell Subtype Aids Lung Patients
    (05-Oct-2005)
    The greater the number, the higher the survival rate, study finds

  • Smoking Damages Key Enzyme in the Lungs
    (08-Sep-2005)
    Diminished amounts found in smokers vs. non-smokers, study finds

  • Treatment for Meconium Aspiration Syndrome Questioned
    (01-Sep-2005)
    Study finds flushing of contaminated amniotic fluid makes little difference

  • Steroid Drugs Improve COPD Survival
    (18-Aug-2005)
    Inhaled corticosteroids fight the deadly obstructive lung disease, studies find

  • Steroid Drugs Improve COPD Survival
    (18-Aug-2005)
    Inhaled corticosteroids fight the deadly obstructive lung disease, studies find

  • New Drug Looks Promising For Lung Disease
    (12-Aug-2005)
    Patients who got roflumilast breathed easier, study finds

  • New Drug Looks Promising For Lung Disease
    (12-Aug-2005)
    Patients who got roflumilast breathed easier, study finds

  • New Drug Looks Promising For Lung Disease
    (12-Aug-2005)
    Patients who got roflumilast breathed easier, study finds

  • Lung Function Predicts Outcome of Stem Cell Transplant
    (05-Aug-2005)
    Low test score linked to raised risk of respiratory failure, death, study found

  • Get Ready for Ragweed Season
    (05-Aug-2005)
    Tips on how to survive the onslaught

  • Stem Cells Play Minor Role in Lung Damage Repair
    (03-Aug-2005)
    It may still be possible to make the idea work, researcher suggests

  • Cholesterol-Lowering Meds Fight Pneumonia
    (25-Jul-2005)
    Hospitalized statin users nearly three times less likely to die, study finds

  • U.S. Hospital Care Better, But Gaps Remain
    (20-Jul-2005)
    Quality varies widely between cities and centers, studies find

  • Smoking May Increase Tuberculosis Risk
    (30-JUN-2005)
    Experts say study finding is one more reason to quit

  • Antibiotics Do Little for Most Respiratory Infections
    (21-JUN-2005)
    Using them made no difference in duration, severity of illness, researchers say

  • TB Still a Deadly Health Threat
    (07-JUN-2005)
    Rates are highest in developing nations, but U.S. not immune

  • Cancer Drug Helps Scleroderma Patients
    (24-MAY-2005)
    They report fewer breathing problems, more energy, study finds

  • Asthma Doubles Risk Of Pneumococcal Disease
    (18-MAY-2005)
    And the worse the asthma, the greater the threat, study finds

  • Whooping Cough Booster Shot Wins Approval
    (03-MAY-2005)
    Also protects against tetanus and diphtheria

  • New Scanners Catch Blood Clots in Lungs
    (27-APR-2005)
    Fast-spinning computerized tomography devices do the job, study finds

  • Childhood Infection Takes Toll on Seniors, Too
    (27-APR-2005)
    Respiratory virus can be dangerous to more than youngsters

  • Health Tip: Traveling With Oxygen
    (26-APR-2005)
    Take these precautions before you go

  • Web Site Checks Up On Hospital Quality
    (18-APR-2005)
    New public-private initiative lets Americans compare local services

  • Experimental Dual Childhood Vaccine Disappoints
    (12-APR-2005)
    But finding doesn't apply to combination shots now in use, experts say

  • World's Children Dying From Common, Treatable Infections
    (24-MAR-2005)
    Prevention and care could slash child deaths by two-thirds, expert says

  • New Test Predicts Lung Disease Death Risk
    (15-MAR-2005)
    Screen that measures lung inflation will help in COPD treatment

  • Bill Clinton's Surgery Successful
    (10-MAR-2005)
    Doctors remove scar tissue, fluid buildup that resulted from his heart bypass last fall

  • Flying the Infectious Skies?
    (10-MAR-2005)
    Officials could do more to protect passengers from airborne disease, researchers contend

  • Clinton Surgery Called Rare, But Not Risky
    (09-MAR-2005)
    Doctors will remove fluid buildup following his bypass surgery

  • Secondhand Smoke No Health Bargain
    (27-FEB-2005)
    Evidence mounts that bystanders face big risks

  • Hotline Offers Free Dental Advice
    (17-FEB-2005)
    National call-in sponsors hope to boost overall health

  • In Battle of Diseases, TB Vanquished Leprosy
    (09-FEB-2005)
    Ancient remains unravel medical mystery, researchers contend

  • Hydrocortisone Fights Severe Pneumonia
    (03-FEB-2005)
    The drug could prove a lifeline for very ill patients

  • Parents' Smoking Can Kill Children Years Later
    (28-JAN-2005)
    Secondhand smoke in home linked to adult lung cancer

  • Combo Therapy Gives Asthma Relief
    (20-JAN-2005)
    Offers patients break from bad episodes, researchers say

  • Simple Cough Test Spots Tuberculosis
    (06-JAN-2005)
    Worked as well as invasive procedure, South African study says

  • Protein May Protect Against Lung Disease Damage
    (04-JAN-2005)
    Same molecule thought to cause problems may guard against chronic conditions

  • Don't Let Shoveling Snow You Under
    (25-DEC-2004)
    Take it easy when you attack the driveway after a blizzard

  • Government Studies Rare Pneumonia Outbreak Among Iraq Troops
    (22-DEC-2004)
    Unusual cluster targets smokers, especially new ones

  • New Drug Beats Tuberculosis in Mice
    (09-DEC-2004)
    If effective in humans, it may shorten treatment duration

  • Pediatricians Strengthen Warning on Air Pollution's Effects
    (08-DEC-2004)
    Goal is to inform physicians and provide guidance to government officials

  • Depression Strikes Hard at Ill Seniors
    (03-DEC-2004)
    Therapy helps quality of life in those with chronic ailments

  • Scans Explain Puzzling Cough in 9/11 Workers
    (30-NOV-2004)
    Special test identified condition found in elderly, smokers

  • Smoking Continues to Kill Millions Worldwide
    (24-NOV-2004)
    A second study spots a gene mutation linked to nicotine addiction

  • Respiratory Problems Plague Kids With Asthma
    (12-NOV-2004)
    Winter a particularly tough time for these patients

  • Smoking Increases Risk of COPD Death
    (09-NOV-2004)
    But those who quit less likely to die sooner than those who continue habit

  • Azithromycin Zaps Respiratory Infections
    (05-NOV-2004)
    Single dose as effective as multiple doses of other treatments, studies say

  • Internal Clock Governs Lungs, Too
    (27-OCT-2004)
    Findings could help doctors schedule procedures

  • Extreme Heat Can Degrade Mail-Order Drugs
    (27-OCT-2004)
    Researchers advise against leaving them in hot cars, mailboxes

  • Internal Clock Governs Lungs, Too
    (27-OCT-2004)
    Findings could help doctors schedule procedures

  • Extreme Heat Can Degrade Mail-Order Drugs
    (27-OCT-2004)
    Researchers advise against leaving them in hot cars, mailboxes

  • Heartburn Drugs Linked to Pneumonia
    (26-OCT-2004)
    The longer you use them, the greater the risk, study finds

  • Steroid Cuts Death Rate From TB Complication
    (20-OCT-2004)
    Dexamethasone lowers mortality risk by 30 percent

  • Steroid Raises Pneumonia Risk in RA Patients
    (18-OCT-2004)
    Prednisone much more risky than biologic drugs, study finds

  • Waiting to Cut Umbilical Cord May Improve Preemies' Health
    (18-OCT-2004)
    Doing so avoids risk of some complications, such as anemia

  • More Clues to Cause of Asthma
    (27-SEP-2004)
    Researchers identify new T-cell that reduces airway inflammation in mice

  • Oral Antibiotic Treats Childhood Pneumonia in Developing Countries
    (24-SEP-2004)
    Amoxicillin offers alternative to injectable penicillin for kids

  • Legionnaire's Germ Yields Genetic Code
    (23-SEP-2004)
    Experts hope it leads to better treatments, even a vaccine

  • Steroid Tames Mild Cases of Croup
    (22-SEP-2004)
    But most mild cases would get better on their own anyway, doctors note

  • Dumbing Down Allergies
    (20-SEP-2004)
    New book offers practical guidance to allergy, asthma sufferers

  • Health Fallout From Sept. 11 Attacks Continues
    (09-SEP-2004)
    U.S. report shows many rescue, recovery workers face respiratory, mental problems

  • Know How to Tame Asthma
    (30-AUG-2004)
    Many patients unaware of national treatment guidelines

  • Croup Vaccine Safe in Early Study
    (26-AUG-2004)
    It's administered nasally to make it easier on infants

  • Cleaners, Solvents May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk
    (26-AUG-2004)
    Household products add to indoor air pollution, study finds

  • Smokers Fill Rooms With Toxins, Study Finds
    (25-AUG-2004)
    Airborne endotoxins hundreds of times higher in smoky environments

  • Vitamin E Thwarts Colds in the Elderly
    (17-AUG-2004)
    But it's not effective against lower respiratory infections, such as pneumonia

  • Health Tip: Plague
    (16-AUG-2004)
    It's still a potential threat

  • Stopping Pollen in Its Tracks
    (16-AUG-2004)
    Blocking cream may reduce allergies, study suggests

  • Respiratory Procedure in Newborns Questioned
    (12-AUG-2004)
    Study: Suctioning makes no difference with meconium aspiration syndrome

  • Lung Trouble Looms for Young Asthmatics
    (10-AUG-2004)
    Study finds 20% lost some lung function over 5 years

  • Blood Pressure Drug Shows Side Effects
    (09-AUG-2004)
    ACE inhibitors can cause mouth and lip swelling, breathing problems

  • Heart Drugs Don't Slow Lung Disease
    (09-AUG-2004)
    ACE inhibitors, statins don't improve survival with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

  • New Light Shed on Deadly Lung Disease
    (03-AUG-2004)
    Study finds traveling cells contribute to pulmonary fibrosis

  • Anthrax Attack Can Now Be Detected Quickly
    (29-JUL-2004)
    Symptoms, X-rays distinguish inhalation form when time is crucial

  • Health Tip: Wildfire Smoke
    (29-JUL-2004)
    It can damage your health

  • Health Tip: Air Pollution
    (15-JUL-2004)
    People with lung problems most susceptible

  • Asthmatics Have Higher COPD Risk
    (12-JUL-2004)
    Study finds chances are 12 times higher

  • Asthmatics Have Higher COPD Risk
    (12-JUL-2004)
    Study finds chances are 12 times higher

  • New Pulmonary Hypertension Guidelines Issue Warning
    (12-JUL-2004)
    Caution against use of calcium channel blockers in unstable patients

  • New Clue to SIDS Puzzle Found
    (07-JUL-2004)
    But expert doesn't believe it's any smoking gun