Pulmonary DiseaseInfo Center
Benzodiazepines and COPD May Be a Bad Combination
COPD causes difficult breathing, which can lead to anxiety and insomnia. A new study says a common type of medication used to ease these symptoms may not be the best option for those with COPD.
Kids' Eczema Tied to Warts and Infection
The exact cause of childhood eczema is not known, but it may involve an issue with the immune system that increases the risk of other health problems.
Exercise May Prevent Return Trip to Hospital for COPD Patients
Due to the nature of the disease, people with COPD are typically quite sedentary. New research is giving them a good reason to add even a little exercise into their daily routine.
Sjögren’s Syndrome Can be Dangerous for Your Heart And Lungs
Sjögren’s Syndrome is a chronic condition of the immune system that causes mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands to function improperly. Dry eyes and mouth are the most common symptoms of the condition but in some cases the disease can affect major organ function.
Drug to Lower Cholesterol Useful in Easing Cough
It's well known that statin medications are effective for reducing high cholesterol. A new study suggests that these medications may also have other benefits in the lungs.
Air Pollution May Send Kids with Asthma Back to Hospital
Asthma affects millions of children in the U.S., making it the most common chronic condition among children. And the air around the homes of some children with asthma may be affecting their condition.
Trouble Breathing Linked to Trouble Thinking for Seniors
For seniors, having difficulty breathing could be a sign that other medical problems are on the horizon — problems like a decline in memory and thinking abilities.
Children Born Early Faced Later Breathing Issues
Babies born before their due date often have multiple health problems because they are not fully developed. And it seems their problems often don’t end there.
See You in September — with Asthma
Certain chronic conditions, such as allergies, vary in their symptoms throughout the year. Asthma appears to fluctuate for children during the year.
Secondhand Smoke Can Hurt Kids With Asthma More
Secondhand smoke can make asthma worse and have other serious health effects in children. Recent research suggests it can also change how well asthma medications work in kids.