Health News

FDA Approves Generic Singulair
The US Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic versions of Singulair (montelukast sodium) for use in adults and children to control asthma symptoms and to help relieve symptoms of indoor and outdoor allergies.
Air Pollution and Asthma Don't Mix
Pregnant moms, listen up: Stay away from areas with high air pollution. It can hurt your growing baby, especially if your child develops asthma.
Air Pollution Linked to Heart Disease
Scientists hoped to examine how brief air pollution reductions would affect the heart. Using an interesting location -- the 2008 Beijing Olympics -- they found that even short-term drops in pollution exposure improve cardiovascular health.
Go Ahead - Make a Mud Pie, Kiddo!
The joke is that experienced parents don't clean off a pacifier after it falls on the floor. A few extra germs just build the immune system, right? Well, they may be on to something.
Climate Change Heating Up Respiratory Diseases
Mild winters and warmer weather year round may have some negative side effects. A new position paper believes that climate change will be responsible for even more respiratory disease cases.
Five Steps for a Better Allergy Season
Allergy season means irritation for many but relief is available. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology ( ACAAI ) has five ways to take control of allergy season.
Galen Rupp: The Athlete and Allergy Sufferer
“Asthma and allergies don't have to stop you from doing great things,” says United States Olympian Galen Rupp . Rupp should know as he's been battling asthma and allergies his whole life.
Ladies - The Air May Impact Your Mind
Older women should be mindful about the air they breathe: Chronic exposure to air pollution may be hurting your ability to think, reason and remember.
Warm Winter Means Allergy Season is Here
This warm winter weather is something to sneeze at. Because of the warm weather, many trees are pollinating early meaning the start of allergy season has come sooner than expected.
Childhood BMI Linked to Asthma and Allergies
Your child's Body Mass Index (BMI) can say a lot about their health. A high BMI at the age of seven is linked to an increased risk of asthma and allergies.