Health News

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.
Early Bird Gets the PAH Treatment
The dated saying, “It’s never too late,” doesn’t always hold true, especially when it comes to your health. Timing is everything when diagnosing a serious illness like pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
Asthma and Mom's Pregnancy Depression
Typical American families run on the unspoken motto, "If Mamma's not happy, then nobody's happy." Can a depressed, expecting mom distress the health of her unborn child?
Ancient Korean Herb's Method Observed
Ancient herbal remedies are sometimes worthwhile. In this case, the ancient Koreans using So-Cheong-Ryong-Tang (SCRT) to treat allergies may have been on to something.
New Puffing Powder Approved for COPD Therapy
A new therapy for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Up in Smoke
There's no question that the wildfire sweeping across drought-stricken areas of the United States can be devastating. New research suggests that more than your property is at risk.
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.
Fractures in COPD Patients Linked to Inhaled Corticosteroids
Women in menopause are more likely to have bone fractures than men. A recent medical review indicates that older men with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who use inhaled-corticosteroids can join women with the bone fracture risk.
Baby's Artificial Lung Bridges to a Better Tomorrow
Waiting for an organ to become available for a much needed transplant can be excruciating for patients and families. Many times, this story doesn't have a happy ending, as patients on transplant lists frequently run out of time.
The Skinny on New Asthma Drug
A new generation asthma drug Formoterol, which is a synthetic catecholamine, seems to improve metabolism too. Could it be quit coughing and get skinny time?