Health News

Dad’s Smoking May Affect Future Children
Secondhand smoke can be harmful to children. But it may also harm children before they're even born.
Weight May Trigger Asthma in Kids
There’s an established and complex link between asthma and obesity. But which one comes first in children?
Pulmonary Disease May Increase Lung Cancer Risk
Medical conditions that affect breathing can take an immediate toll on health and may set the stage for other serious problems later in life.
FDA Approves New Device to Preserve Donated Lungs
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new device to preserve donated lungs. According to the agency, the device might lead to more lung transplants.
Rx for Rare Genetic Disorder Now Approved for Patients of All Ages
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the approval of Lumizyme (alglucosidase alfa) for treatment of patients with infantile-onset Pompe disease, including patients who are less than 8 years of age.
Staying Out of Asthma’s Danger Zone
Asthma has warning signs that can be fairly obvious, giving people with asthma time to take positive action. Not every asthma patient, however, knows how to ward off a crisis.
FDA Approves New Lung Disease Medication
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Some Asthma Medications May Slow Growth in Kids
Inhaled corticosteroids are an effective medication to bring down the airway swelling caused by asthma in children. Two new studies suggest that while these medicines may help children breathe, they also may have a negative effect.
Signs and Symptoms of COPD
COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease that makes it difficult to breathe. The symptoms of COPD become more severe as the disease worsens. Stay aware of the common signs and symptoms of COPD.
COPD Linked to Belly Fat and Being Underweight
Being obese can increase the risk for numerous health problems. Being underweight isn't healthy either; it may even raise the risk for chronic lung disease.