Health News

More Than Combat Cough
Our military soldiers are bringing home more than honor and dignity after their tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Infection Alone Not Getting Cystric Fibrosis' Goat
Cystic fibrosis (CF) needs more than a little infection to get its goat. Prior studies have indicated that lung infections in infants and small children with cystic fibrosis was highly indicative of continuing poor lung function in the teenage years.
Pregnant Smoking Has Another Bad Effect
Can smoking while pregnant cause genetic changes which make the child more at risk for asthma development? Researchers answer with a resounding, "yes."
COPD's Exercising Shines with Vitamin D
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often have difficulty exercising due to their diminished lung capacity.
Winning Confidence and Influencing Exercise
What does a little confidence do for a person? Well, a great deal. With confidence comes a willingness to display your stuff, do your thing, tackle your world, and shake your tail feathers.
Athletes Score With Allergies and Asthma
Summer days and soccer fields. Balmy nights and baseball. Cheers rising from the crowd. The sights and sounds of summer athletics. And athletes with allergies and asthma probably know their first hurdle: allergens.
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tiparillos, COPD?
All types of smoking is considered a major risk factor for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but not all smokers develop COPD.
Interoffice Memo: Smoking Ban Reduces ER Visits
Much has been noted about cleaning houses for allergy and asthma attack prevention. Now workplace air quality is eyed as a way to further reduce the suffering of those with respiratory difficulties. 
COPD Walking the Walk, Talks the Talk
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and exercising is a bit of a catch 22. COPD makes it difficult to exercise, but without exercise COPD is destined to become more severe.
Human Lung Stem Cell Does All the Tricks
Which three properties does a cell have to have to be called a stem cell? It has to be self-renewing, able to form into different types of cells and capable of carrying across to another person.