Health News

Diseases that May Go Hand in Hand
Patients who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) face a greater risk of developing shingles compared to those without COPD. The risk becomes even greater for those taking oral steroids for COPD.
Stay-at-Homes Stay Safe
Asthma, accidents and other health problems are more likely to plague children of working mothers, according to new research from North Carolina State University.
Second-Hand Smoke Does It Again
Past studies have shown that women smokers have a higher risk of cervical cancer. Now, new research shows that second-hand smoke may damage cells in a woman's cervix, increasing her risk of cervical cancer.
That Long and Dusty Road
Past research has shown that living close to busy roadways increases the risk of asthma in developed countries. Now, a new study shows that the same holds true Peru, a developing country.
Mature Lungs of the Premature
Babies born prematurely face an increased risk of many health complications, including death. Even if a newborn's lungs are fully developed, the increased risk of death remains, according to a new study.
You're Doing It Wrong
Once asthma and lung disease patients leave the hospital and are no longer under the supervision of physicians, they are likely to misuse their respiratory inhalers, according to new research.
Bigger Babies, Bigger Lungs
The health of premature babies' lungs may get better with improved nutrition and weight gain, according to a study by University of Michigan researchers.
Mealtime Matters
Researchers have identified a link between the health of children with asthma and the quality of family interactions at mealtime.
Now in 3-D
Scientists have created a model of the molecule that causes the chronic lung inflammation responsible for asthma. This model may help in the design of new and improved asthma drugs.
Lack of Sun Might Hurt Your Lungs
Researchers have found a relationship between vitamin D deficiency and a specific type of interstitial lung disease.