Airway Infection May Lead to Asthma
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which can lead to lung and airway infections, is a major cause of respiratory problems in children. Could RSV infection be a precursor to asthma?
Dogs & Cats Linked to Healthier Babies
When you bring a new baby into the home, what is the impact of the "babies" you already own… the four-legged furry ones who are baffled by this new creature?
Bacterial Infection Makes COPD Worse
Many diseases are caused by or related to infections. Likewise, infections can worsen almost any disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ) - one of the most common lung diseases.
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.
A Plume of Hope for Oil Spill Victims
Picking up the pieces for Gulf Coast residents has been no small feat. In early 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill leaked nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, possibly causing a public health crisis.
Steel Magnolias Fight Colds
"Women from the south are graceful, gentle like the branches of a magnolia tree, yet strong as steel to withstand tornados... they are like steel magnolias." A recent study found that young women have a significantly stronger constitution than men when fighting off the common cold.
Diseases that May Go Hand in Hand
Patients who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) face a greater risk of developing shingles compared to those without COPD. The risk becomes even greater for those taking oral steroids for COPD.
Good Gums Mean Good Lungs
Having healthy gums may prevent serious and potentially fatal respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia, according to the American Academy of Periodontology.
Lung-Cancer Link: TB or not TB?
Though a direct link has never been established between tuberculosis (TB) and lung cancer, researchers have established some compelling evidence suggesting a correlation.