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3 Common Respiratory Diseases Including Chronic Bronchities Tied to Lung Cancer Risk

August 15, 2014

Three common respiratory diseases seem to be associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, researchers report.

When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids

August 4, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — About one-third of children with viral infections severe enough to land them in the hospital end up with serious complications — such as pneumonia, seizures and brain swelling, a new study finds.
The study, reported online on Aug. 4 in Pediatrics, followed kids who had to [...]

FDA Approves New Treatment for People With COPD

August 1, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Patients with the progressive, deadly respiratory ailment known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a new weapon to battle the disease, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
The agency approved a new treatment, an inhaled spray called Striverdi Respimat (olodaterol) for COPD, the third leading [...]

Older Women With Asthma Face Worse Health Outcomes

August 1, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although older women with asthma often have worse health outcomes, they may not make asthma care a priority, according to a new study.
“There is no doubt that women over 65 suffer from asthma much more than men over 65,” concluded Dr. James Sublett, an allergist and president-elect of [...]

Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms

July 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For patients with asthma, just believing an odor is potentially harmful is enough to trigger airway inflammation for at least 24 hours, a new study indicates.
“It’s not just what you smell, but also what you think you smell,” study author Cristina Jaen, a physiologist at Monell Chemical Senses [...]

Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

July 22, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests.
“We found that, compared with children born from mothers of normal weight, those whose mothers were overweight or obese during pregnancy had up to [...]

New Inhaled Drug Shows Promise Against Asthma, Allergies

July 2, 2014

A new inhaled medication has the potential to treat mild asthma and allergies by interrupting the production of an immune system protein that triggers allergic reactions, a new study reports.

U.S. Health Snapshots: Insurance Coverage Expands, but Gaps Remain

June 19, 2014

By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two new U.S. government reports provide a statistical snapshot of health and health insurance coverage in 2013, before new coverage options took effect under the Affordable Care Act.
On a positive note, fewer Americans were uninsured in 2013 than in 2010 — 14.4 percent versus 16 [...]

Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies, Asthma: Study

June 6, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, June 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but a home that’s too clean can leave a newborn child vulnerable to allergies and asthma later in life, a new study reports.
Infants are much less likely to suffer from allergies or wheezing if they are exposed to household [...]

Yoga May Not Help Ease Asthma, Study Suggests

June 5, 2014

THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although yoga is believed to boost physical and mental health, it does not seem to help ease symptoms of asthma, a new study finds.
Even so, experts from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) noted that if it makes people with asthma feel better they should [...]


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