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  • Even Once-a-Week Pot Smokers Have More Cough, Phlegm

  • How to Spot the Virus That Puts Some Babies in the Hospital

  • Kids' Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems Later
    But research is too early to confirm a cause-and-effect link

  • Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds
    Research shows that, like antibiotics, these drugs won't reduce duration or severity of symptoms

  • COPD Deaths Down for Most Americans: CDC
    But rates up for black women and middle-aged people

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

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

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

  • Health Tip: Easing the Discomfort of Bronchitis
    Take steps to help ease coughing

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

  • That Lingering Cough Could Be Bronchitis
    See a doctor if symptoms worsen or persist more than a week, physician advises

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

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

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

  • Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk
    Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis

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

  • Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD
    Striverdi Respimat relaxes lung airways to improve breathing

  • Obesity May Raise Risk of COPD
    Study found those with largest waist sizes more likely to develop lung disease

  • Heat Waves Could Worsen COPD Symptoms, Study Suggests
    Finding is troubling given predictions of rising temperatures due to climate change

  • Health Tip: Do You Have Bronchitis?
    Usually characterized by cough lasting 10 days or more

  • Anoro Ellipta Approved for COPD
    Drug relaxes lung airways

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

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

  • Certain COPD Meds Might Raise Heart Risks, Study Says
    But benefits of 'bronchodilators' tend to outweigh risks, specialist adds

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

  • Patient Education Helps Prevent Overuse of Antibiotics for Cough, Study Finds
    Routine prescriptions for bronchitis could worsen resistance, researchers say

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

  • Former President George H.W. Bush to Stay in Hospital Through Weekend
    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
    88-year-old's condition doesn't appear life-threatening, staffer says

  • Health Tip: Treating Bronchitis
    Suggestions to help you feel better

  • 15 Million in U.S. Have COPD, a Lung Disease
    Prevalence of the chronic condition is highest in Kentucky, CDC says

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

  • Health Tip: Help Keep COPD in Check
    Visit your doctor often

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

  • Tudorza Pressair Approved for COPD
    Inhaler treats narrowed lung airways

  • Fatigue in COPD Patients Often Precedes Hospitalization: Study
    Low energy is common in people with the respiratory condition

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

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

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

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

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

  • Health Tip: Manage COPD Symptoms
    Suggestions for living with the lung disease

  • Breathing Problems Strike Soldiers Returning From Iraq
    Exposure to some unknown toxin in the air could be the cause, experts say

  • Arcapta Inhaler Approved for COPD
    Helps prevent wheezing and shortness of breath

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

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

  • Roflumilast Approved for Form of COPD
    Drug aimed at treating lung disease characterized by chronic bronchitis

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

  • Health Tip: Recognizing COPD
    Possible symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • Women Smokers Targeted on 'World No Tobacco Day'
    Smoking-related illnesses kill more females than males, organizers say

  • Steroids May Be Overrated in Treatment of COPD
    But experts disagree over whether to continue using them or not

  • Even Mild Lung Disease Affects the Heart
    Reduced blood supply is probable cause, expert says

  • Gene 'Switch' May Help Drive Excess Fluid in Lungs
    Finding could lead to treatments for bronchitis, asthma, researchers say

  • Soy in the Diet May Protect Lung Function
    Chronic lung disease rates lower in those who consume soy, researchers say

  • Cadmium Exposure Tied to Lung Disease
    Found in cigarette smoke, fertilizers, even low levels of the metal can double risk

  • Study Links Snoring to Chronic Bronchitis
    Reasons for the association are unknown, researchers say

  • U.S. Smoking Rates Stall
    7 years of declines stopped in 2004, CDC report shows

  • Scientists ID Likely Culprit in 'Popcorn Lung'
    Dutch team zeroes in on diacetyl, a key component of butter flavoring in microwave brands

  • Spirometry Testing for COPD Underused
    Only a third of patients given the analysis, report says

  • COPD Strikes Men, Women Differently
    Finding is significant, because more women than men now have the lung condition

  • Lung Illness Linked to Heart, Bone Problems
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease speeds arterial stiffening and osteoporosis, research suggests

  • Health Tip: Easing Chronic Bronchitis
    Suggestions to tame symptoms

  • Combo Therapy Cuts Complications of Severe COPD
    Bronchodilator with inhaled corticosteroid reduced amplified symptoms by 35%, study finds

  • Health Tip: Is Your Cough Bronchitis?
    Here are some telltale signs

  • Antibiotics Are Useless for Most Cases of Bronchitis
    But doctors keep prescribing them, contributing to bacterial resistance, study says

  • Health Tip: COPD Needs to be Tightly Controlled
    Patients need to stop smoking

  • Combined Therapy Cuts Inflammatory Cells in Pulmonary Disease
    Pairing 2 existing treatments reduces bronchial inflammation in COPD

  • Health Tip: Whether Acute Or Chronic, Bronchitis Hurts
    Drink fluids and use a humidifier to relieve symptoms

  • New Drug Looks Promising For Lung Disease
    Patients who got roflumilast breathed easier, study finds

  • Internal Clock Governs Lungs, Too
    Findings could help doctors schedule procedures

  • Extreme Heat Can Degrade Mail-Order Drugs
    Researchers advise against leaving them in hot cars, mailboxes

  • Asthmatics Have Higher COPD Risk
    Study finds chances are 12 times higher