Posted 12:00 PM 5/21/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Less is more when it comes to steroid therapy for patients having severe bouts of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to Swiss investigators.
Five days of glucocorticoid treatment with prednisone to treat COPD flare-ups was as good as (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/20/2013 by By Alan Mozes
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Long-acting inhaled medications used by millions of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may raise the risk of cardiovascular complications among older patients, a new large Canadian study reveals.
The finding centers around patients (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 5/19/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SUNDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Although spring arrived late this year in parts of the United States, the summer allergy season will still be strong, according to a sinus expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Richard Waguespack, clinical professor in the university's (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/16/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Drop by for a visit or share the drive -- but please, no smoking.
That's the message the vast majority of Americans send to the smokers within their social circle, a new study finds.
Four out of five adults now have smoke-free rules in their (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 5/15/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Exercise is a good idea for anyone, but it poses special challenges for people with allergies and asthma.
The American College of Sports Medicine offers these suggestions:
Posted 12:00 PM 5/14/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Inhaling ultrafine particles from so-called "nanomaterials" -- which are used in a growing number of household and commercial products, including sunscreens, ink in copy machines and lightweight sporting equipment -- can cause lung inflammation and damage, a (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/8/2013 by By Serena Gordon
WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Many pre-term babies suffer recurrent episodes of wheezing. Now, researchers say a common infection is a likely culprit and they may be able to prevent the breathing problems.
Wheezing episodes in late pre-term babies often are caused by infection with (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin C may help prevent lung problems in babies born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy, according to a small new study.
Pregnant women are advised not to smoke because it can harm the baby's lungs and lead to problems such as wheezing and asthma. (More)...