Pulmonary DiseaseInfo Center

Linking Cesarean Sections and Childhood Asthma
Women know that what they do during pregnancy affects the risk of childhood asthma. A new study shows an interesting link between delivery method and childhood asthma.
OTC Asthma Inhaler is off the Market
Now that it is 2012, Primatene Mist is no longer available for purchase. With no over-the-counter asthma inhalers, asthma patients must now seek prescription-based relief.
Lung Health and Obesity
Diseases may occur at the same time but may not be directly related. Understanding the relationship between obesity, asthma and sleep-disordered breathing ( SDB ) could lead to better treatment and improved quality of life.
Biological Clock May Affect Asthma Side Effects
While the idea of your body telling you to go to sleep may seem simple, it's actually a very complex process. In fact, that process also impacts certain side effects in asthma and allergy medications.
Second-hand Smoke Linked to Asthma Complications
The case against second-hand smoking is getting stronger. Adults exposed to second-hand smoke as a child were more likely to develop asprin-exacerbated respiratory disease ( AERD ).
Powerful Powder Improves Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis is associated with an increase of mucus production making it difficult to breathe normally. A new treatment may help improve lung function.
Asthma Medication Use During Pregnancy
Women can ease most of their fears when it comes to using asthma medication during pregnancy. A new study shows one type of asthma treatment did not increase the risk of most diseases in children.
Science Says Take Your Asthma Medication
Pharmaceutical companies don't just make up dosing instructions on a whim. A new study highlights the importance of using asthma medication as prescribed because it will help reduce symptoms.
Cockroaches and Mice are Asthma's BFF
Cockroaches and mice are not just pests but are also a cause for allergic reactions. A new study shows it is common for children with asthma to be sensitive to cockroaches or mice.
COPD Treatment a Clinical Trial Success
Patients with moderate-to-severe COPD may have a new treatment option on the way. A new drug has been generating positive results in clinical trials and could improve lung function and ease symptoms.