Health News

Smoking Tied to Large Number of Deaths in Asia
As smoking has begun to decline in some parts of the world, including the US, it is still increasing in other regions. A new study explored tobacco use in Asia.
Breathing Troubles: Common Causes and Triggers
Like most automatic processes in the body, we usually don’t give our respiratory system much thought until something goes wrong. Here are some conditions that can impede the ability to breath freely.
Yoga: No Harm, No Treatment for Asthma Patients
Asthma patients are eager to find relief, even if it means exploring options beyond mainstream clinical practices. Yoga is one alternative that asthma patients often turn to.
Top Eating Tips for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common lung diseases that makes it difficult to breathe. Here’s a list of 10 healthy eating tips that may help with your COPD.
Vitamin C Eased the Wheeze of Pregnant Smokers' Babies
What's good for moms-to-be tends to be good for their unborn children. What's not good for mom, like smoking tobacco, also tends not to be good for babies. There may be an easy way to undo some of the damage.
Vitamin D Didn't Improve Asthma
Asthma can worsen as warmer weather produces more irritating pollens. It’s previously been suggested that vitamin D supplements might relieve asthma symptoms and prevent attacks, but that may not be true.
Antibody Decreased Asthma Response
Getting to the root of the cause of asthma may help develop more effective treatments. A new drug has targeted one of those possible causes.
FDA Approves New Asthma Inhaler with Dose Counter
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of QVAR® (beclomethasone dipropionate HFA) with a dose counter for the ongoing treatment of asthma as a preventative therapy in patients 5 years of age and older.
Cholesterol Rx Does Not Prevent COPD Flare-Ups
Statins have been found to reduce inflammation in blood vessels and lower risk of heart attack and stroke. Some have thought the medication could have a similar anti-inflammatory effect on COPD.
Healthy Diet for Healthier Lungs in COPD
There are treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, there is no cure for the condition. But that doesn't mean that patients with COPD can't take personal steps to improve their disease-related health.