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  • Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School
    (21-Apr-2017)
    Survey suggests it's one reason why many children have poor control of their condition

  • Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't Improve
    (20-Apr-2017)
    What to discuss with your doctor

  • Slimy Frog Might Be a Flu Fighter
    (18-Apr-2017)
    Study found sticky coating shielded mice against H1 strain, could lead to new antiviral treatments

  • What's the Best Seasonal Allergy Med for Your Kid?
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Wealth of options may leave moms and dads wondering which kind and how much to give, survey finds

  • What's the Best Seasonal Allergy Med for Your Kid?
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Wealth of options may leave moms and dads wondering which kind and how much to give, survey finds

  • When Parents Get Vaccinated, Their Kids Do Too
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Flu shot study showed that healthy vaccination practices may run in the family

  • What's the Best Seasonal Allergy Med for Your Kid?
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Wealth of options may leave moms and dads wondering which kind and how much to give, survey finds

  • Health Tip: Keep Indoor Air Clean
    (14-Apr-2017)
    Steps to keep allergens out

  • Flu Season All But Over in U.S.
    (14-Apr-2017)
    In a twist, the middle-aged were among those hardest hit, CDC says

  • Silk Clothes Won't Soothe Eczema's Itch
    (11-Apr-2017)
    What your child wears doesn't affect severity of skin troubles, study finds

  • Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients
    (10-Apr-2017)
    Researchers suspect people may breathe saliva or food into their lungs due to fatigue from the drugs

  • Defect Prompts Mylan to Recall Some EpiPens
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Rare cases of 'failure to activate' during potentially fatal allergic reactions spurred the action, company says

  • Health Tip: Asthma and Air Pollution
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Issues to discuss with your doctor

  • EpiPen Out-of-Pocket Costs More Than Doubled Over Decade
    (04-Apr-2017)
    Study questions steep price hikes for lifesaving drugs, even among insured patients

  • Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies From Whooping Cough
    (03-Apr-2017)
    Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say

  • Most U.S. Kids Who Die From Flu Are Unvaccinated
    (03-Apr-2017)
    Researchers estimate about two-thirds of pediatric deaths could be prevented by flu shot

  • Say Goodbye to Allergy Misery in Spring
    (01-Apr-2017)
    Expert offers tips for reducing pollen-related discomfort

  • Say Goodbye to Allergy Misery in Spring
    (01-Apr-2017)
    Expert offers tips for reducing pollen-related discomfort

  • Ready for Spring Allergies?
    (30-Mar-2017)
    Most people aren't prepared to manage symptoms that come with a high pollen count, allergists say

  • A Lonely Heart Could Worsen a Cold
    (30-Mar-2017)
    People who feel isolated tend to have worse symptoms, research shows

  • Ready for Spring Allergies?
    (30-Mar-2017)
    Most people aren't prepared to manage symptoms that come with a high pollen count, allergists say

  • Allergic to Peanuts? Tree Nuts Might Still Be Safe
    (27-Mar-2017)
    Careful testing can determine whether you need to avoid cashews, walnuts or others, study finds

  • Allergic to Peanuts? Tree Nuts Might Still Be Safe
    (27-Mar-2017)
    Careful testing can determine whether you need to avoid cashews, walnuts or others, study finds

  • Common Cold Can Be Dangerous After Bone Marrow Transplant
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Rhinovirus far more worrisome in those with weakened immune systems, researchers say

  • Welcome Spring and Still Survive Your Allergies
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Specialist offers tips for minimizing seasonal misery

  • Welcome Spring and Still Survive Your Allergies
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Specialist offers tips for minimizing seasonal misery

  • U.S. Medical Groups Sound the Alarm on Climate Change
    (15-Mar-2017)
    Altered weather patterns may already hurt your health, nation's physicians warn

  • Black Americans More Likely to Skip Flu Shot
    (15-Mar-2017)
    They're concerned about vaccine safety, study shows

  • Mite-Proof Bedding May Help Curb Asthma Attacks: Study
    (10-Mar-2017)
    Kids whose mattresses and pillows were encased had less severe flare-ups, researchers report

  • Mite-Proof Bedding May Help Curb Asthma Attacks: Study
    (10-Mar-2017)
    Kids whose mattresses and pillows were encased had less severe flare-ups, researchers report

  • Sinus Trouble Can Lead to Depression, Lost Work
    (10-Mar-2017)
    For people with chronic nasal problems, mood is key reason for calling in sick, study finds

  • Early Allergies -- Payback for a Mild Winter?
    (09-Mar-2017)
    Early blooms may start you sneezing and sniffling ahead of schedule, doctor says

  • Early Allergies -- Payback for a Mild Winter?
    (09-Mar-2017)
    Early blooms may start you sneezing and sniffling ahead of schedule, doctor says

  • Health Tip: Create an Emergency Plan for Deadly Allergy Reaction
    (08-Mar-2017)
    It could save your child's life

  • Banishing Asthma-Inducing Mice Allergens on the Cheap
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Do-it-yourself approach works as well as professional extermination services, study finds

  • City Tax on Cars Cut Pollution, Kids' Asthma Risk
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Traffic measure in Sweden reduced rates of wheezing disease by 50 percent, researchers report

  • Banishing Asthma-Inducing Mice Allergens on the Cheap
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Do-it-yourself approach works as well as professional extermination services, study finds

  • Obesity May Raise Girls' Risk of Asthma, Allergies
    (06-Mar-2017)
    But same was not true for boys, study found

  • Can Mom's Vitamin E Head Off Child's Asthma Risk?
    (06-Mar-2017)
    Association only significant with type of nutrient found in highest amounts of safflower, sunflower oils

  • Asthma Much More Lethal for Black Children, Study Finds
    (06-Mar-2017)
    This group has 6 times the odds of dying from the illness compared to whites, Hispanics

  • Secondhand Smoke Linked to Food Allergies in Kids
    (06-Mar-2017)
    Passive exposure tied to more egg and peanut sensitivity in study

  • Obesity May Raise Girls' Risk of Asthma, Allergies
    (06-Mar-2017)
    But same was not true for boys, study found

  • Obesity May Raise Girls' Risk of Asthma, Allergies
    (06-Mar-2017)
    But same was not true for boys, study found

  • Daffodils, Margaritas and Other Surprise Skin Dangers
    (03-Mar-2017)
    There are many hidden hazards that can cause itch or rash, dermatologists warn

  • FDA Approves New Treatment for Dust Mite Allergies
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Odactra is a year-round treatment for reactions to the tiny bugs that share your home

  • FDA Approves New Treatment for Dust Mite Allergies
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Odactra is a year-round treatment for reactions to the tiny bugs that share your home

  • FDA Approves New Treatment for Dust Mite Allergies
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Odactra is a year-round treatment for reactions to the tiny bugs that share your home

  • Health Tip: Dust Your Home Properly
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Here's how

  • Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy: Study
    (01-Mar-2017)
    No higher rates of complications seen in babies when mom took these meds after 22 weeks of pregnancy

  • Health Tip: Identifying Signs of the Common Cold
    (24-Feb-2017)
    Here are typical symptoms

  • Do You Need an Antibiotic?
    (24-Feb-2017)
    Proteins in nasal mucus might reveal if respiratory infection is caused by virus or bacteria, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Could Allergy Shots Help You?
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Here are some guidelines

  • There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids
    (20-Feb-2017)
    High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor says

  • How to Control Mold, Avoid Allergies
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Limiting moisture in the home is key, specialists say

  • How to Control Mold, Avoid Allergies
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Limiting moisture in the home is key, specialists say

  • For a Fun and Safe Tropical Getaway, Plan Ahead
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Be aware of unusual health risks in the Caribbean and Central and South America, doctor advises

  • Flu Vaccine a Pretty Good Match for Viruses This Year: CDC
    (16-Feb-2017)
    Overall, it has been 48 percent effective, but more severe H3N2 strain a factor in reduced coverage

  • Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections
    (16-Feb-2017)
    But medical experts can't agree if recommending supplements or food fortification would be helpful

  • Immunotherapy Not a Quick Fix for Hay Fever
    (14-Feb-2017)
    3-year treatment with high doses of grass pollen offered long-term relief, but 2 years not enough, study finds

  • Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds

  • Immunotherapy Not a Quick Fix for Hay Fever
    (14-Feb-2017)
    3-year treatment with high doses of grass pollen offered long-term relief, but 2 years not enough, study finds

  • Needed: An 'Action Plan' for Kids Prone to Severe Allergic Reactions
    (13-Feb-2017)
    First line of defense is an epinephrine auto-injector, pediatricians say

  • Needed: An 'Action Plan' for Kids Prone to Severe Allergic Reactions
    (13-Feb-2017)
    First line of defense is an epinephrine auto-injector, pediatricians say

  • Needed: An 'Action Plan' for Kids Prone to Severe Allergic Reactions
    (13-Feb-2017)
    First line of defense is an epinephrine auto-injector, pediatricians say

  • Eczema May Leave Some Flu Shots Less Effective, Study Finds
    (13-Feb-2017)
    Vaccine should be given into the muscle, not the skin, research suggests

  • Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Hospitalizations and deaths among kids and adults on the rise

  • Health Tip: Learn About Mold
    (09-Feb-2017)
    Suggestions to help prevent it

  • New Flu Vaccines for Dogs Unleashed in Lab
    (07-Feb-2017)
    Researchers say the shots may help to protect people, too

  • U.S. Vaccine Guidelines for Flu, HPV Updated
    (07-Feb-2017)
    CDC panel revises immunization advisory for vaccines affecting adults

  • Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Check Again
    (06-Feb-2017)
    Some people outgrow their allergy and others may have been misdiagnosed, doctor explains

  • U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations
    (06-Feb-2017)
    HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

  • Sleepless Nights Linked to Asthma Later in Life
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Adults with chronic insomnia 3 times more likely to develop the respiratory disorder, study suggests

  • Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Doctors should consider high-dose vaccine for those over 65, study suggests

  • Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Doctors should consider high-dose vaccine for those over 65, study suggests

  • Flu Hospitalizations, Deaths Increasing: CDC
    (27-Jan-2017)
    But health officials still characterize the season as average

  • Obamacare Boosted Coverage for the Chronically Ill, Study Finds
    (23-Jan-2017)
    4 million with conditions like heart disease, asthma gained health insurance

  • Best Ways to Steer Clear of the Flu
    (21-Jan-2017)
    For starters, get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and others, infectious diseases expert says

  • Childhood Asthma May Encourage Obesity, Study Suggests
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Fear of flare-ups might spur kids to limit physical activity, specialists say

  • Flu Cases Starting to Spread: CDC
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Illness now being reported in middle sections of the country

  • 1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Have It: Study
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Almost half did not get objective breathing test, researchers in Canada found

  • Why Winter Weather Brings More Flu
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Cold, dry air helps the virus stay airborne long enough to cause infections, researchers say

  • Why Winter Weather Brings More Flu
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Cold, dry air helps the virus stay airborne long enough to cause infections, researchers say

  • Airway Differences May Explain Why Asthma Can Be More Serious for Blacks
    (13-Jan-2017)
    Condition is 2 to 3 times deadlier than for whites, researchers say

  • Flu Tightens Its Hold on the Nation
    (13-Jan-2017)
    It's not too late to get vaccinated, CDC says

  • The Etiquette of Achoo!
    (11-Jan-2017)
    Cover your sneeze to protect those around you, health experts advise

  • The Etiquette of Achoo!
    (11-Jan-2017)
    Cover your sneeze to protect those around you, health experts advise

  • Kids' Asthma Flareups Fall Off After No-Smoking Laws
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Researchers reviewed ER visits in 20 metro areas of U.S.

  • Are Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Kids?
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Analysis suggests, but doesn't prove, that these children were one-third more likely to see a doctor for asthma

  • Flu Season Starting to Peak
    (06-Jan-2017)
    More severe strain of virus circulating, but it's not too late to get vaccinated, health officials say

  • New Guidelines Urge Early Intro to Peanut in High-Risk Infants
    (05-Jan-2017)
    Change in allergy recommendations based on results of groundbreaking trial

  • New Guidelines Urge Early Intro to Peanut in High-Risk Infants
    (05-Jan-2017)
    Change in allergy recommendations based on results of groundbreaking trial

  • Poor Asthma Sufferers Often Stuck in Homes That Worsen Their Disease
    (04-Jan-2017)
    Study finds them living with smokers, mold, rodent and cockroach infestations, and few support systems

  • Is It a Cold or the Flu? Here's How to Tell
    (30-Dec-2016)
    Symptoms can be similar, but flu hits faster, is more likely to lead to complications

  • Is It a Cold or the Flu? Here's How to Tell
    (30-Dec-2016)
    Symptoms can be similar, but flu hits faster, is more likely to lead to complications

  • Is It a Cold or the Flu? Here's How to Tell
    (30-Dec-2016)
    Symptoms can be similar, but flu hits faster, is more likely to lead to complications

  • Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Cut Kids' Asthma Risk
    (29-Dec-2016)
    High doses linked to 30 percent drop in children's odds of developing the airway disease, study finds

  • Flu Shots Are Worth It
    (28-Dec-2016)
    Vaccine most important for young kids, seniors, people with chronic disease, women before and after pregnancy, expert says

  • Health Tip: When a Child Is Sick
    (26-Dec-2016)
    Signs you should see a doctor

  • Health Tip: When a Child Is Sick
    (26-Dec-2016)
    Signs you should see a doctor

  • Bird Flu Strain May Have Jumped From Cat to Human
    (23-Dec-2016)
    New York City health department says veterinarian treating sick cats likely was infected with the virus

  • There's Still Time for Your Flu Shot
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Infections tend to spike up during and right after holiday season, CDC says

  • Cured Meats Could Aggravate Asthma, Study Suggests
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Symptoms worsened for those who often ate foods like ham and salami

  • Flu Season's Starting to Rear Its Head
    (16-Dec-2016)
    It's not too late to get your flu shot, health officials say

  • Health Tip: Who Needs a Flu Shot?
    (14-Dec-2016)
    People who are particularly vulnerable

  • Health Tip: Trying to Unclog That Stuffy Nose?
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Using a decongestant

  • Health Tip: Trying to Unclog That Stuffy Nose?
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Using a decongestant

  • Just 40 Percent of Americans Vaccinated for Flu This Season
    (12-Dec-2016)
    CDC urges everyone to get a shot, especially children, pregnant women and folks over 50

  • Study Sees Link Between Insomnia, Asthma
    (09-Dec-2016)
    Lack of sleep also tied to more weight and more frequent health visits for those with the airway disease

  • More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shot, But Improvement Needed
    (08-Dec-2016)
    All U.S. women should get the vaccine in pregnancy, but only about half do now, researchers say

  • Mice May Be Key to Kids' Asthma Attacks at School
    (02-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests, but can't prove, that rodent allergens could play a role

  • Mice May Be Key to Kids' Asthma Attacks at School
    (02-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests, but can't prove, that rodent allergens could play a role

  • Many Women With Chronic Ills Don't Use Online Tools
    (28-Nov-2016)
    Research suggests older, less-educated females are missing out on help or support

  • Food Allergies Among Kids Vary by Race: Study
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Researchers find blacks and Hispanics more likely to be allergic to corn and shellfish, for instance

  • Food Allergies Among Kids Vary by Race: Study
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Researchers find blacks and Hispanics more likely to be allergic to corn and shellfish, for instance

  • Are You Ready for Flu Season?
    (18-Nov-2016)
    Get your flu shot now, health officials urge

  • CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Good news is that many can be prevented

  • Colleges Not Fully Prepared for Students With Food Allergies: Study
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Lack of support programs to help them stay safe is a significant issue, allergists say

  • How to Introduce Your Baby to Food Containing Peanuts
    (11-Nov-2016)
    New guidelines coming soon from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Colleges Not Fully Prepared for Students With Food Allergies: Study
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Lack of support programs to help them stay safe is a significant issue, allergists say

  • How to Introduce Your Baby to Food Containing Peanuts
    (11-Nov-2016)
    New guidelines coming soon from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Colleges Not Fully Prepared for Students With Food Allergies: Study
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Lack of support programs to help them stay safe is a significant issue, allergists say

  • How to Introduce Your Baby to Food Containing Peanuts
    (11-Nov-2016)
    New guidelines coming soon from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Your Birth Year Might Help Shield You From Bird Flu Strains
    (10-Nov-2016)
    A child's first flu infection appears to affect which new viruses they'll be protected against in the future

  • Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu
    (08-Nov-2016)
    When you're sick, stay home, health officials urge

  • Health Tip: Coping With a Chronic Cough
    (02-Nov-2016)
    Suggestions to help tame the hacking

  • Scented Rooms, Products? Many Health-Conscious Americans Say 'No Thanks'
    (02-Nov-2016)
    More than half would prefer fragrance-free hotels, workplaces

  • Food Labels on Potential Allergens May Confuse Shoppers
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Misunderstanding warnings could be dangerous for those with food allergies, researcher says

  • Why You Need a Flu Shot Now
    (01-Nov-2016)
    If you do develop influenza, vaccination can soften the blow, doctors say

  • Clean Home May Help Keep Kids' Asthma in Check
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Controlling allergens, household pollutants can reduce need for medication, pediatricians' group says

  • Clean Home May Help Keep Kids' Asthma in Check
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Controlling allergens, household pollutants can reduce need for medication, pediatricians' group says

  • Join the Teal Pumpkin Project on Halloween
    (28-Oct-2016)
    Painted pumpkins let trick-or-treaters with food allergies know safe treats are available

  • Join the Teal Pumpkin Project on Halloween
    (28-Oct-2016)
    Painted pumpkins let trick-or-treaters with food allergies know safe treats are available

  • Join the Teal Pumpkin Project on Halloween
    (28-Oct-2016)
    Painted pumpkins let trick-or-treaters with food allergies know safe treats are available

  • Skin Patch May Help With Peanut Allergy
    (28-Oct-2016)
    Delivering small amounts of peanut protein boosted tolerance for about half of young patients in study

  • Dental Cleanings May Help Keep Lungs Clean, Too
    (27-Oct-2016)
    Twice annual visits reduce bacteria that can cause pneumonia, researcher says

  • Tips for Keeping Halloween Safe and Fun
    (21-Oct-2016)
    Bobbing for apples, trick-or-treating can expose kids to potential hazards, health experts say

  • Health Tip: Health Tip: Manage Allergies
    (20-Oct-2016)
    Suggestions to stem the sneezing

  • Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study
    (17-Oct-2016)
    They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

  • Migration Helps Spread Bird Flu Worldwide
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Scientists recommend keeping wild birds away from poultry farms

  • Parents of Kids With Food Allergies Believe They're Allergic, Too
    (12-Oct-2016)
    But fewer than one-third tested positive for food allergies, study finds

  • Parents of Kids With Food Allergies Believe They're Allergic, Too
    (12-Oct-2016)
    But fewer than one-third tested positive for food allergies, study finds

  • Health Tip: Kick Dust Mites Out of Bed
    (10-Oct-2016)
    How to protect yourself

  • 6 Keys to a Safe, Allergy-Free Halloween
    (10-Oct-2016)
    These tips can ease parents' worries and help kids with food allergies or asthma enjoy the holiday

  • 6 Keys to a Safe, Allergy-Free Halloween
    (10-Oct-2016)
    These tips can ease parents' worries and help kids with food allergies or asthma enjoy the holiday

  • 6 Keys to a Safe, Allergy-Free Halloween
    (10-Oct-2016)
    These tips can ease parents' worries and help kids with food allergies or asthma enjoy the holiday

  • Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients
    (10-Oct-2016)
    Hospitals put too many on ventilators, adding to their suffering and treatment costs, researchers say

  • 6 Keys to a Safe, Allergy-Free Halloween
    (10-Oct-2016)
    These tips can ease parents' worries and help kids with food allergies or asthma enjoy the holiday

  • Many Parents Think a Flu Shot Is Unnecessary
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Study reveals other reasons for not getting kids vaccinated

  • Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids' Flu Shot
    (03-Oct-2016)
    Those who favor alternative therapies often bypass the annual vaccine, study says

  • More Health Care Workers Need Flu Shots: CDC
    (30-Sep-2016)
    Vaccination protects both workers and patients, doctor says

  • Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Decline among vulnerable older adults is of particular concern

  • Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Researchers aim to learn whether early exposure to allergens has a protective effect

  • Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Researchers aim to learn whether early exposure to allergens has a protective effect

  • Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Researchers aim to learn whether early exposure to allergens has a protective effect

  • How to Protect Yourself From the Seasonal Flu
    (23-Sep-2016)
    The best way to stay healthy is to get vaccinated, expert advises

  • Early Introduction of Eggs, Peanuts May Cut Kids' Allergy Risk: Study
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Allergy specialist suggests existing guidelines on introducing foods may be outdated

  • Early Introduction of Eggs, Peanuts May Cut Kids' Allergy Risk: Study
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Allergy specialist suggests existing guidelines on introducing foods may be outdated

  • Early Introduction of Eggs, Peanuts May Cut Kids' Allergy Risk: Study
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Allergy specialist suggests existing guidelines on introducing foods may be outdated

  • CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S.
    (19-Sep-2016)
    United Nations to discuss duel problems -- overuse and lack of access

  • Codeine Not Safe for Kids, Pediatricians Warn
    (19-Sep-2016)
    How it is metabolized is too unpredictable, could cause death, report finds

  • H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Swedish study finds that babies born to women who got the shot had no overall higher odds

  • Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Odds rise even higher when kids have more than one food allergy, researchers say

  • Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Odds rise even higher when kids have more than one food allergy, researchers say

  • Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Odds rise even higher when kids have more than one food allergy, researchers say

  • Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Odds rise even higher when kids have more than one food allergy, researchers say

  • Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk
    (13-Sep-2016)
    Study finds abnormality present in 10 percent of kids seems to undermine immune function

  • Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk
    (13-Sep-2016)
    Study finds abnormality present in 10 percent of kids seems to undermine immune function

  • New Biologic Drug Tackles Hard-to-Control Asthma
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Benralizumab significantly cuts respiratory attacks, two trials show

  • Pediatricians' Group Advises Against Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine
    (06-Sep-2016)
    Shot far more effective against current influenza strains, American Academy of Pediatrics says

  • Antibiotics Before Age 2 May Be Linked to Allergies Later
    (06-Sep-2016)
    Risk rose for hay fever, eczema, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Don't Be Surprised by Fall Allergies
    (05-Sep-2016)
    Get the facts

  • Health Tip: Don't Be Surprised by Fall Allergies
    (05-Sep-2016)
    Get the facts

  • Combo Drug for Childhood Asthma Appears Safe in Study
    (31-Aug-2016)
    FDA to review findings, researcher says

  • 3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Study finds there's lots mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term

  • Mylan to Offer Generic EpiPen
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Manufacturer responds to mounting criticism about price hikes

  • Early Virus Raises Asthma Risk in Certain Kids: Study
    (26-Aug-2016)
    Infants with a particular gene variant appear more vulnerable after infection

  • Adult-Onset Asthma Might Raise Heart Risks
    (24-Aug-2016)
    But shared risk factors, such as air pollution, might explain the connection, researchers say

  • Peanut Allergy Treatment: The Earlier in Childhood, the Better
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Exposure therapy for infants and toddlers leaves 4 out of 5 'desensitized,' study finds

  • Peanut Allergy Treatment: The Earlier in Childhood, the Better
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Exposure therapy for infants and toddlers leaves 4 out of 5 'desensitized,' study finds

  • Kids With Mild Asthma Can Take Acetaminophen: Study
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Finding counters past research suggesting popular over-the-counter remedy worsens symptoms

  • 4 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac
    (11-Aug-2016)
    But just in case, here's what to do if you develop the red, itchy rash and blisters that these plants can cause

  • Amish Lifestyle Brings Unexpected Benefit: Less Asthma
    (03-Aug-2016)
    Finding suggests exposing kids to lots of allergens, like those found on farms, offers advantage

  • Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Risk of dying dropped almost one-quarter over 7 years in those who got the vaccine

  • Does Living Near a Fracking Site Make Asthma Worse?
    (18-Jul-2016)
    Study found association, but not cause-and-effect

  • Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Findings boost 'hygiene hypothesis,' study authors suggest

  • Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Findings boost 'hygiene hypothesis,' study authors suggest

  • Why Being Cold Might Foster a Cold
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Healthy body temperature boosts ability of immune system to fight the virus, researchers say

  • London's Great Smog of 1952 Linked to Asthma Surge
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Finding may have implications for cities dealing with air pollution today, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Getting Rid of Mold and Mildew
    (07-Jul-2016)
    Steps to help keep you healthier

  • Pregnancy Flu Shot Protects Newborn for 8 Weeks: Study
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Effectiveness drops dramatically after that

  • 2009 Swine Flu Originated in Mexico
    (01-Jul-2016)
    Genetic analysis pinpoints source of the pandemic influenza that killed 17,000 people

  • CDC Panel Says FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective
    (23-Jun-2016)
    Agency advisors say the product has lost potency in kids and shouldn't be used in upcoming season

  • Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health
    (21-Jun-2016)
    At the job more than 60 hours a week had most damaging effects on women's well-being, study finds

  • Puerto Ricans' Health Lags Behind Other Hispanics
    (17-Jun-2016)
    CDC report finds they have higher risk for 'multiple chronic conditions'

  • Easing Your Child's Allergies
    (16-Jun-2016)
    For starters, pay attention to pollen levels, FDA advises

  • Easing Your Child's Allergies
    (16-Jun-2016)
    For starters, pay attention to pollen levels, FDA advises

  • Antibiotics, Formula Feeding Might Change Baby's 'Microbiome'
    (15-Jun-2016)
    C-section birth may also diminish diversity of these colonies of helpful microbes, study shows

  • Certain Steroids Raise Risk for Serious Staph Infections
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Study finds long-term use of glucocorticoids may suppress immune system, upping odds for patients

  • Certain Steroids Raise Risk for Serious Staph Infections
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Study finds long-term use of glucocorticoids may suppress immune system, upping odds for patients

  • Health Tip: Control Asthma
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Doing so can improve quality of life

  • Health Tip: Spot Signs of Summer Allergies
    (06-Jun-2016)
    Your sniffles may not be a cold

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Is Allergic to Dust
    (03-Jun-2016)
    Suggestions for what to do at home

  • Flu Shot Helps Heart Failure Patients Avoid Hospital
    (01-Jun-2016)
    New evidence suggests annual jab is warranted

  • Many Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Asthma Meds
    (31-May-2016)
    Only half surveyed knew what drugs were prescribed, how to use them

  • Asthma Symptoms Can Bloom in Springtime
    (27-May-2016)
    Follow your care plan to prevent attacks, expert says

  • Asthma Symptoms Can Bloom in Springtime
    (27-May-2016)
    Follow your care plan to prevent attacks, expert says

  • Fewer Inhaled Steroids May Be OK for Asthmatic Children
    (27-May-2016)
    Study suggests some kids don't need daily dosing, but one expert worries the strategy might have risks

  • Asthma Symptoms Can Bloom in Springtime
    (27-May-2016)
    Follow your care plan to prevent attacks, expert says

  • Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis
    (18-May-2016)
    It's not clear how many will go on to have the full-blown respiratory ailment, researchers said

  • Giving Certain Foods Early May Cut Allergy Risk
    (18-May-2016)
    Study supports turnaround in thinking about peanuts, eggs and milk

  • Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan
    (16-May-2016)
    Here's what to include

  • Severe Asthma in Childhood Linked to COPD Risk Later
    (12-May-2016)
    Treatments for kids didn't seem to offset risk in adulthood, research suggests

  • Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not
    (11-May-2016)
    Only a severe reaction that comes within a hour or two signals true allergy to the antibiotic, allergist says

  • Do You Know the 'Hidden' Signs of Asthma?
    (11-May-2016)
    Fewer than half aware that chest pain, trouble sleeping may indicate adult breathing trouble, survey finds

  • Do You Know the 'Hidden' Signs of Asthma?
    (11-May-2016)
    Fewer than half aware that chest pain, trouble sleeping may indicate adult breathing trouble, survey finds

  • Managing Allergies, Asthma 101
    (03-May-2016)
    Doctor offers advice to students who will be heading off to college

  • Managing Allergies, Asthma 101
    (03-May-2016)
    Doctor offers advice to students who will be heading off to college

  • Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2
    (03-May-2016)
    Infants benefit when a woman gets her influenza immunization during pregnancy, study confirms

  • Too Many People Still Take Unneeded Antibiotics: Study
    (03-May-2016)
    1 in 3 prescriptions was unnecessary

  • Managing Allergies, Asthma 101
    (03-May-2016)
    Doctor offers advice to students who will be heading off to college

  • More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study
    (02-May-2016)
    Low-income children are experiencing the biggest increases, researchers report

  • Kids From Poorer Families May Have Worse Food Allergy Care
    (27-Apr-2016)
    Parents often have fewer dollars for medication, preventive measures, study finds

  • Kids From Poorer Families May Have Worse Food Allergy Care
    (27-Apr-2016)
    Parents often have fewer dollars for medication, preventive measures, study finds

  • With Flu Shot, Timing May Be Everything
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Vaccination seems to provide greater immune response in the morning than in the afternoon, study suggests

  • Climate Change May Mean More Smoggy Days to Come: Study
    (21-Apr-2016)
    Some areas could see up to 9 more unhealthy-air days between May and September by 2050

  • Cow's Milk Allergy in Childhood May Lead to Weaker Bones: Study
    (20-Apr-2016)
    But one expert contends that difference in bone density wasn't enough, on average, to worry about fractures

  • Can Certain Allergy Meds Worsen Restless Legs Syndrome?
    (19-Apr-2016)
    Some over-the-counter antihistamines might cause painful sensations that disrupt sleep, expert says

  • Can Certain Allergy Meds Worsen Restless Legs Syndrome?
    (19-Apr-2016)
    Some over-the-counter antihistamines might cause painful sensations that disrupt sleep, expert says

  • Can Certain Allergy Meds Worsen Restless Legs Syndrome?
    (19-Apr-2016)
    Some over-the-counter antihistamines might cause painful sensations that disrupt sleep, expert says

  • Health Tip: Easing Eye Allergies
    (18-Apr-2016)
    Stay away from things that make your eyes itch.

  • Spring Allergies? Don't Assume It's Only Pollen
    (15-Apr-2016)
    Identifying your triggers is the first step toward relief, experts say

  • Spring Allergies? Don't Assume It's Only Pollen
    (15-Apr-2016)
    Identifying your triggers is the first step toward relief, experts say

  • Allergy Med Might Also Fight MS-Linked Eye Damage
    (12-Apr-2016)
    Vision improvement with clemastine fumarate appears modest but results are promising, researcher says

  • Cleaner Air in California May Mean Healthier Kids: Study
    (12-Apr-2016)
    As smog levels dropped over two decades, children in 8 communities suffered fewer breathing problems

  • A Mild Flu Season, and the End Is in Sight: CDC
    (12-Apr-2016)
    This year's vaccine was a very good match, officials say

  • Underweight or Obese Women Who Drink and Smoke May Have Higher Asthma Risk
    (09-Apr-2016)
    Link was less pronounced in men, research finds

  • Health Tip: Managing Food Allergy
    (06-Apr-2016)
    Should the problem food be banned?

  • Health Tip: Managing a Food Allergy at Work
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Suggestions to avoid getting sick

  • Flu Shot Might Cut Stillbirth Risk
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Australian researchers find possible link in large-scale study

  • Cinqair Approved for Severe Asthma
    (23-Mar-2016)
    Helps reduce certain white blood cells that contribute to the disease

  • FDA Proposes Ban on Powdered Medical Gloves
    (21-Mar-2016)
    Side effects include airway and wound inflammation, agency says

  • Inhalation Anthrax Treatment Approved
    (21-Mar-2016)
    A potential bioterror threat

  • Blooming Trees Can Bring Misery to Allergy Sufferers
    (20-Mar-2016)
    But expert offers tips on how to keep symptoms under control

  • Blooming Trees Can Bring Misery to Allergy Sufferers
    (20-Mar-2016)
    But expert offers tips on how to keep symptoms under control

  • Flu Season Hasn't Peaked Yet
    (18-Mar-2016)
    This year's vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, CDC says

  • An Expert's Guide to Sneezin' Season
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Allergy sufferers should prepare for a particularly 'nasty' spring, New York sinus specialist says

  • Obesity Linked to Higher Asthma Risk in Women
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Experts don't know why, or if losing weight would improve the airway disease

  • An Expert's Guide to Sneezin' Season
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Allergy sufferers should prepare for a particularly 'nasty' spring, New York sinus specialist says

  • Vaccine Refusal a Driving Force Behind Measles Outbreaks, Study Finds
    (15-Mar-2016)
    As trend continues, researcher fears more outbreaks of whooping cough, too

  • Flu Shot Safe for Surgery Patients in Hospital: Study
    (14-Mar-2016)
    Findings show it won't increase complications

  • Health Tip: Warding Off the Flu When You Have Asthma
    (10-Mar-2016)
    Protect yourself from complications

  • Health Tip: Warding Off the Flu When You Have Asthma
    (10-Mar-2016)
    Protect yourself from complications

  • Special Infant Formulas Don't Shield Against Asthma, Allergies: Study
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Review of nearly 70 years of data found no protective effect; experts urge breast-feeding instead

  • Special Infant Formulas Don't Shield Against Asthma, Allergies: Study
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Review of nearly 70 years of data found no protective effect; experts urge breast-feeding instead

  • Poverty Linked to Asthma, Allergy Treatment Failure
    (07-Mar-2016)
    Patients from low-income households more likely to have worse outcomes, studies show

  • Poverty Linked to Asthma, Allergy Treatment Failure
    (07-Mar-2016)
    Patients from low-income households more likely to have worse outcomes, studies show

  • Poverty Linked to Asthma, Allergy Treatment Failure
    (07-Mar-2016)
    Patients from low-income households more likely to have worse outcomes, studies show

  • Supervised Exposure Therapy for Peanut Allergy Lasts, Study Finds
    (04-Mar-2016)
    Even after a year-long break, kids maintained their tolerance

  • Supervised Exposure Therapy for Peanut Allergy Lasts, Study Finds
    (04-Mar-2016)
    Even after a year-long break, kids maintained their tolerance

  • Traffic Pollution Tied to Preterm Birth Risk for Asthmatic Women
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Exposure could affect aspects of fetal development, study suggests

  • Many Parents Downplay Value of Flu Shot, Poll Finds
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Confusion about effectiveness, safety tied to low rates of immunization among U.S. kids

  • Flu Season Continues to Be Mild: CDC
    (25-Feb-2016)
    In more good news, health officials report flu vaccine is 59 percent effective so far

  • Health Tip: Are You Allergic to Dust Mites?
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Frequent sneezing is a common symptom

  • Prenatal Diet Rich in Vitamin D May Cut Allergy Risk in Kids: Study
    (17-Feb-2016)
    But supplements don't offer the same protection, researchers say

  • Parenthood May Alter Immune System, Research Suggests
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Raising a child seems to cause greater changes than response to flu vaccine or stomach flu

  • Women With Asthma May Be Prone to Fertility Problems: Study
    (12-Feb-2016)
    It might take longer to get pregnant and that difficulty increases with age, research suggests

  • A Sneeze May Be Even Ickier Than You Thought
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Slow-motion photos reveal a 'sheet' of expelled fluid that then breaks apart, researchers say

  • A Sneeze May Be Even Ickier Than You Thought
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Slow-motion photos reveal a 'sheet' of expelled fluid that then breaks apart, researchers say

  • Asthma May Raise Risk for Abdominal Aneurysm
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Airway disease also linked to greater rupture risk in body's main artery, study suggests

  • Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study Shows
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Low economic status doubles your chances of hospitalization, no matter your race, researchers find

  • Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: Study
    (10-Feb-2016)
    But the effect was small and experts say there's no reason to switch to other painkillers

  • Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

  • Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

  • Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study Finds
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years

  • Allergy Shots Still Effective for Seniors
    (09-Feb-2016)
    Researchers say aging immune system doesn't significantly reduce injections' usefulness

  • Allergy Shots Still Effective for Seniors
    (09-Feb-2016)
    Researchers say aging immune system doesn't significantly reduce injections' usefulness

  • Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study
    (09-Feb-2016)
    During pregnancy, risk of serious complications and death from the illness intensifies

  • Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study
    (09-Feb-2016)
    During pregnancy, risk of serious complications and death from the illness intensifies

  • Allergy Shots Still Effective for Seniors
    (09-Feb-2016)
    Researchers say aging immune system doesn't significantly reduce injections' usefulness

  • Study Ties School Calendar to Asthma Flare-Ups
    (08-Feb-2016)
    After summer or long break, symptoms spike when kids return to the classroom

  • Study Ties School Calendar to Asthma Flare-Ups
    (08-Feb-2016)
    After summer or long break, symptoms spike when kids return to the classroom

  • Allergies, Asthma Tied to Lower Risk of Brain Cancer
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Researchers found 30 percent lower odds for those with respiratory allergies and eczema

  • Allergies, Asthma Tied to Lower Risk of Brain Cancer
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Researchers found 30 percent lower odds for those with respiratory allergies and eczema

  • Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds

  • Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDC
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Many parents don't realize how deadly flu can be, expert says

  • For Super Bowl Fans, Flu Can Be an Unwanted Catch
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Study finds spike in deaths among seniors who live in areas with teams in the game

  • Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Small study suggests it's possible to partially restore good bacteria to cesarean infants

  • Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Small study suggests it's possible to partially restore good bacteria to cesarean infants

  • Chemical That Can Irritate Lungs Found in Flavored E-Cigarettes
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Highest levels seen in cherry versions, but levels still far below federal safety standards

  • Parents Often Ill-Informed About Food-Allergy Emergencies
    (26-Jan-2016)
    Many don't know how, when to use epinephrine, study finds

  • Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby's Asthma Risk: Study
    (26-Jan-2016)
    But since the nutrient can help ease other ills, supplementation may not be a bad idea, experts say

  • Parents Often Ill-Informed About Food-Allergy Emergencies
    (26-Jan-2016)
    Many don't know how, when to use epinephrine, study finds

  • Flu Season Stays Mild, With Slow Uptick in Activity
    (24-Jan-2016)
    CDC expert says infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

  • Health Tip: Considering a Humidifier?
    (21-Jan-2016)
    It may not be best for those with allergies

  • Health Tip: Dining Out With Food Allergies
    (21-Jan-2016)
    Plan ahead before your meal

  • No Antibiotics for Common Respiratory Infections: Experts
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Physicians' group and CDC jointly advise that the drugs not be prescribed for colds, bronchitis in adults

  • Women May Have Better Flu Defenses
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Study might explain why men often seem harder hit by the virus

  • No Antibiotics for Common Respiratory Infections: Experts
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Physicians' group and CDC jointly advise that the drugs not be prescribed for colds, bronchitis in adults

  • It's OK to Snuggle Your Pet When You're Sick, Doc Says
    (16-Jan-2016)
    Dogs, cats can't catch your cold or flu, and aren't likely to transmit viruses

  • It's OK to Snuggle Your Pet When You're Sick, Doc Says
    (16-Jan-2016)
    Dogs, cats can't catch your cold or flu, and aren't likely to transmit viruses

  • Flu Season Continues to Be Mild, CDC Says
    (15-Jan-2016)
    But infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

  • Health Tip: Treating Your Child's Cold
    (12-Jan-2016)
    Suggestions to help ease symptoms

  • Protect Yourself From Colds and Flu This Winter
    (08-Jan-2016)
    FDA offers prevention tips, and backs flu vaccination

  • U.S. Flu Activity Remains Low: CDC
    (08-Jan-2016)
    It's not too late to get vaccinated, expert says

  • Study Ties Autism Risk to Prenatal Exposure to Asthma Drugs
    (06-Jan-2016)
    But taking beta-agonists during pregnancy also might benefit fetus, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Are You Allergic to Your Pet?
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Here are possible warning signs

  • Try Home Remedies for Child's Cough or Cold
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Over-the-counter treatments are riskier and costlier, says American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Try Home Remedies for Child's Cough or Cold
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Over-the-counter treatments are riskier and costlier, says American Academy of Pediatrics

  • New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015
    (03-Jan-2016)
    Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines

  • Asthma May Be Linked to Shingles Risk
    (31-Dec-2015)
    Chances of getting painful skin condition 70 percent higher among people with respiratory condition, study finds

  • It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot
    (30-Dec-2015)
    Influenza activity usually peaks in January or February, FDA says

  • Child Asthma Rates Leveling Off, Except Among Poor and Older Kids: Study
    (28-Dec-2015)
    Environmental triggers may increase the risk for children in low-income areas, experts say

  • Get Your Flu Shot Before the Flu Is Widespread: CDC
    (23-Dec-2015)
    Almost everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, experts say

  • Health Tip: Struggling With Chronic Cough?
    (22-Dec-2015)
    Try these at-home remedies

  • Health Tip: Struggling With Chronic Cough?
    (22-Dec-2015)
    Try these at-home remedies

  • Health Tip: Recogize Signs of Mold Allergy
    (21-Dec-2015)
    Here are possible symptoms

  • Majority of U.S. Hospitals Don't Require Flu Shots for Staffers: Survey
    (15-Dec-2015)
    Only 1.3 percent of VA hospitals mandate the shot for health care workers, researchers find

  • Many Americans Dubious of Flu Shot's Effectiveness
    (15-Dec-2015)
    Poll finds a third of adults don't believe the vaccine will protect them; infectious disease experts disagree

  • Asthma Linked to Chronic Migraines in Some People
    (11-Dec-2015)
    Study suggests odds doubled for those with the airway disease

  • Vitamin D Won't Guard Against Colds in People With Asthma
    (10-Dec-2015)
    Study showed no difference in number of infections after getting levels of the nutrient back to normal

  • Maybe You Can Forecast Your Health Better Than a Doctor
    (10-Dec-2015)
    Results of self-rating study predicted which participants would catch a cold

  • Vitamin D Won't Guard Against Colds in People With Asthma
    (10-Dec-2015)
    Study showed no difference in number of infections after getting levels of the nutrient back to normal

  • Kids With Asthma, Allergies May Face Higher Heart Risk Factors: Study
    (08-Dec-2015)
    Risk doubles for high cholesterol and blood pressure, but danger to any one child is low, findings suggest

  • Kids With Asthma, Allergies May Face Higher Heart Risk Factors: Study
    (08-Dec-2015)
    Risk doubles for high cholesterol and blood pressure, but danger to any one child is low, findings suggest

  • How to Have a Healthy Holiday Season
    (06-Dec-2015)
    Expert offers tips on ways to avoid catching colds, the flu

  • How to Have a Healthy Holiday Season
    (06-Dec-2015)
    Expert offers tips on ways to avoid catching colds, the flu

  • Get Your Flu Shot Before the Flu Is Widespread: CDC
    (04-Dec-2015)
    Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated before holiday trips and gatherings, experts say

  • Planned Cesareans Tied to Slight Increase in Asthma Risk for Kids
    (01-Dec-2015)
    But second report finds countries with low C-section rates had higher death rates for infants, mothers

  • FDA Approves First Flu Shot With Added Ingredient to Boost Immune Response
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Vaccine can be used in seniors, who are often hit hardest by illness

  • Anthrax Vaccine Approval Expanded
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Now sanctioned for adults 18 to 65 with known or suspected exposure

  • Ah-Choo! Sneeze 'Cloud' Quickly Covers a Room, Study Finds
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Videos of sneezers show droplets are of varying sizes, move at high velocity

  • Ah-Choo! Sneeze 'Cloud' Quickly Covers a Room, Study Finds
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Videos of sneezers show droplets are of varying sizes, move at high velocity

  • Allergy and Asthma Sufferers Beware as Holiday Season Kicks In
    (21-Nov-2015)
    Expert offers tips to cope with seasonal triggers

  • Allergy and Asthma Sufferers Beware as Holiday Season Kicks In
    (21-Nov-2015)
    Expert offers tips to cope with seasonal triggers

  • Allergy and Asthma Sufferers Beware as Holiday Season Kicks In
    (21-Nov-2015)
    Expert offers tips to cope with seasonal triggers

  • Allergy and Asthma Sufferers Beware as Holiday Season Kicks In
    (21-Nov-2015)
    Expert offers tips to cope with seasonal triggers

  • When Antibiotics Are Needed
    (18-Nov-2015)
    'Get Smart' tips from an expert to prevent their overuse

  • Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children's Wheezing Episodes
    (17-Nov-2015)
    Kids given azithromycin were less likely to develop severe respiratory illness, study says

  • Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children's Wheezing Episodes
    (17-Nov-2015)
    Kids given azithromycin were less likely to develop severe respiratory illness, study says

  • SARS-like Virus in Bats Could Jump to Humans
    (12-Nov-2015)
    But, researchers don't know if virus could then spread from person-to-person

  • Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not, Researchers Say
    (05-Nov-2015)
    Small study finds drug might be safe for patients who had previous reaction to the antibiotic

  • Don't Assume Siblings Will Have Food Allergies, Too
    (05-Nov-2015)
    Study found only 1 in 10 was allergic to same things; experts advise against routine testing for them

  • Breast-Feeding May Not Help Prevent Allergies in Kids, Study Claims
    (05-Nov-2015)
    But at least one pediatrician is skeptical of the finding, and urges mothers to breast-feed

  • Don't Assume Siblings Will Have Food Allergies, Too
    (05-Nov-2015)
    Study found only 1 in 10 was allergic to same things; experts advise against routine testing for them

  • Breast-Feeding May Not Help Prevent Allergies in Kids, Study Claims
    (05-Nov-2015)
    But at least one pediatrician is skeptical of the finding, and urges mothers to breast-feed

  • Breast-Feeding May Not Help Prevent Allergies in Kids, Study Claims
    (05-Nov-2015)
    But at least one pediatrician is skeptical of the finding, and urges mothers to breast-feed

  • Prescription Drug Use on the Rise in U.S.
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Many adults take 5 or more medications, often for preventable ills, study finds

  • Dogs in the Home May Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Study findings support notion that early life exposure to microbes, allergens may prevent illness, experts say

  • Dogs in the Home May Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Study findings support notion that early life exposure to microbes, allergens may prevent illness, experts say

  • Drugmaker Recalls Injectors Used to Treat Allergic Reactions
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Sanofi's Auvi-Q injectors may not deliver right amount of life-saving drug

  • Drugs May Be as Good as Surgery for Chronic Sinusitis
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Study found sufferers who stuck with treatments like nasal sprays saw improvements in quality of life

  • Prepare Yourself for Cold, Flu Season
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Doctor offers tips on avoiding infection, battling illness if it strikes

  • Prepare Yourself for Cold, Flu Season
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Doctor offers tips on avoiding infection, battling illness if it strikes

  • Statins May Dampen Protective Powers of Flu Vaccines
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Research suggests cholesterol-lowering meds linked to lower levels of influenza antibodies in seniors

  • Halloween Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies
    (27-Oct-2015)
    Expert offers tips for getting your ghosts and goblins safely through the holiday

  • Halloween Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies
    (27-Oct-2015)
    Expert offers tips for getting your ghosts and goblins safely through the holiday

  • Halloween Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies
    (27-Oct-2015)
    Expert offers tips for getting your ghosts and goblins safely through the holiday

  • Unexpected Severe Allergic Reactions Strike Many Schools
    (26-Oct-2015)
    Study found 1 in 10 dealt with anaphylaxis case in 2013, 22 percent were kids with no known allergies

  • Unexpected Severe Allergic Reactions Strike Many Schools
    (26-Oct-2015)
    Study found 1 in 10 dealt with anaphylaxis case in 2013, 22 percent were kids with no known allergies

  • Health Tip: Getting Rid of Mold After a Flood
    (22-Oct-2015)
    Bleach can help do the job

  • 'Green' Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Rates of asthma attacks lower in specially designed buildings

  • Health Tip: Considering Cough Medicine?
    (20-Oct-2015)
    It may not be appropriate

  • It's Time for Your Flu Shot
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, CDC advises

  • Study Links Flu Vaccine to Short-Term Drop in Stroke Risk
    (16-Oct-2015)
    Research only sees an association, not a cause-and-effect connection

  • Vaccines Rarely Cause Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: CDC
    (15-Oct-2015)
    Just 33 people from 25 million immunized were affected, researchers report

  • Vaccines Rarely Cause Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: CDC
    (15-Oct-2015)
    Just 33 people from 25 million immunized were affected, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Climate Can Affect Allergies
    (05-Oct-2015)
    Monitor weather changes

  • Health Tip: Live Better With Asthma
    (05-Oct-2015)
    Take prescribed medication, and create an action plan

  • Flu Vaccine May Also Protect Against Pneumonia
    (05-Oct-2015)
    Study suggests about 57 percent of hospitalizations for flu-related pneumonia might be prevented

  • Gut Bacteria Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Study suggests that antibiotics in infancy might also play a role

  • Colds, Flu Up Odds for Stroke in Kids, Though Risk Is Low: Study
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Researchers also found children who had all of their vaccinations were less vulnerable

  • Health Tip: What's Behind That Cough?
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Here are potential triggers

  • Colds, Flu Up Odds for Stroke in Kids, Though Risk Is Low: Study
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Researchers also found children who had all of their vaccinations were less vulnerable

  • Kids May Be More Likely to Get Asthma if Grandma Smoked While Pregnant: Study
    (29-Sep-2015)
    Risk is heightened even if child's mother didn't smoke, research suggests

  • Health Tip: Is Dust Causing Your Allergy?
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Here are some potential sources

  • Secondhand Smoke May Double Risk of Hospitalization for Kids With Asthma
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Exposure can worsen symptoms and make the disease more difficult to manage, researchers say

  • This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

  • Flu Shot a Must for Moms-to-Be
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Getting the flu early in pregnancy doubles risk of birth defects, according to March of Dimes

  • FDA Acts to Make Food Safer in Wake of Outbreaks
    (10-Sep-2015)
    New rules focus on cleanliness of manufacturing facilities

  • Other People's Flu Vaccines Help Shield Seniors, Too: Study
    (10-Sep-2015)
    Reduction in sickness is even greater when older folks also get immunization

  • Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC
    (08-Sep-2015)
    A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection

  • New Guidelines Call for Kids, Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots
    (08-Sep-2015)
    Pediatric group pushes seasonal vaccine as essential for these groups

  • Early Treatment With Flu Antivirals May Shorten Seniors' Hospital Stay
    (03-Sep-2015)
    Study found it also cut need for more care after discharge

  • Health Tip: Coping With Mosquito Bites
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Suggestions to help ease the itch

  • Too Little Sleep May Quadruple Your Risk for Colds: Study
    (31-Aug-2015)
    Fewer than six hours a night linked to higher rate of illness, researchers say

  • Medical Groups Endorse Early Exposure to Peanut Products for High-Risk Infants
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Interim guidance issued in response to study that found exposure lowered chances of allergy by 80 percent

  • Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Early fall seems to be best time for immunization, researchers say

  • Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study Finds
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Despite debate on effectiveness in elderly, it saved thousands of lives, prevented hospitalizations

  • Scientists Get Closer to Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine
    (24-Aug-2015)
    They're targeting part of a protein that attaches to all influenza subtypes

  • Got a Rash? You Might Be Allergic to Nickel, Dermatologist Says
    (20-Aug-2015)
    Commonly used in metal jewelry, it's also found in food, topical medicines and medical implants

  • Got a Rash? You Might Be Allergic to Nickel, Dermatologist Says
    (20-Aug-2015)
    Commonly used in metal jewelry, it's also found in food, topical medicines and medical implants

  • Poorly Maintained Plumbing Often Leads to Legionnaires' Disease, CDC Says
    (13-Aug-2015)
    Culprits can include cooling towers, hot tubs, decorative fountains

  • Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Study finds risk of flu-like illness dropped 20 percent

  • Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Study finds risk of flu-like illness dropped 20 percent

  • Bigger Families Mean More Infections, Study Finds
    (06-Aug-2015)
    Study finds the more kids in the family, the longer viruses are present in the household

  • Add Asthma, Allergy Plans to Your Back-to-School List
    (01-Aug-2015)
    From students to teachers to school nurses, everyone needs to be on the same page to prevent problems

  • Add Asthma, Allergy Plans to Your Back-to-School List
    (01-Aug-2015)
    From students to teachers to school nurses, everyone needs to be on the same page to prevent problems

  • Add Asthma, Allergy Plans to Your Back-to-School List
    (01-Aug-2015)
    From students to teachers to school nurses, everyone needs to be on the same page to prevent problems

  • Add Asthma, Allergy Plans to Your Back-to-School List
    (01-Aug-2015)
    From students to teachers to school nurses, everyone needs to be on the same page to prevent problems

  • Add Asthma, Allergy Plans to Your Back-to-School List
    (01-Aug-2015)
    From students to teachers to school nurses, everyone needs to be on the same page to prevent problems

  • Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report
    (31-Jul-2015)
    Investigators found unhealthy ozone levels, haze plague many natural sanctuaries

  • Health Tip: Know the Dangers of Mold
    (24-Jul-2015)
    It can cause serious allergic reactions

  • Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice
    (21-Jul-2015)
    If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year

  • Health Tip: Are You Allergic to Latex?
    (20-Jul-2015)
    Here are common symptoms

  • Dermatologist Offers Advice on Treating Kids' Hives
    (18-Jul-2015)
    Allergic rash can have many causes; avoiding trigger is key to prevention

  • Dermatologist Offers Advice on Treating Kids' Hives
    (18-Jul-2015)
    Allergic rash can have many causes; avoiding trigger is key to prevention

  • Straight Talk About Poison Ivy
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Itchy red rash caused by exposure to plant's oil, not by brushing against its leaves, dermatologist says

  • Second Severe Allergic Reaction Isn't Uncommon
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Study finds about one in seven kids has repeat episode

  • Second Severe Allergic Reaction Isn't Uncommon
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Study finds about one in seven kids has repeat episode

  • Second Severe Allergic Reaction Isn't Uncommon
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Study finds about one in seven kids has repeat episode

  • How to Avoid July Fourth Allergy Flare-Ups
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Smoke, stings, mold are common summer allergens that can trigger asthma, allergy attacks, experts say

  • How to Avoid July Fourth Allergy Flare-Ups
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Smoke, stings, mold are common summer allergens that can trigger asthma, allergy attacks, experts say

  • Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills Offer Little Benefit: Study
    (30-Jun-2015)
    For serious grass allergy, shots may be more effective, researcher says

  • Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills Offer Little Benefit: Study
    (30-Jun-2015)
    For serious grass allergy, shots may be more effective, researcher says

  • Losing Weight May Ease Asthma in Obese People
    (26-Jun-2015)
    Researchers also saw improvement in quality of life

  • Virus Mutation Explains Poor Performance of Last Season's Flu Shot: Study
    (25-Jun-2015)
    Strain of H3N2 virus that was circulating did not match strain used in vaccine

  • Health Tip: When Air Is Unhealthy
    (23-Jun-2015)
    Stay indoors

  • Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home
    (18-Jun-2015)
    4 in every 10 U.S. households with a smoking parent had no 'smoke-free' rules in place, study finds

  • Asthma Treatments Fail Older Patients More Often: Study
    (12-Jun-2015)
    Having respiratory condition for longer time, lower lung function may be factors

  • Aerobic Exercise Can Help Curb Asthma, Study Shows
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Brazilian research found better airway function in those who had more vigorous workouts

  • Poison Ivy's Gonna Get Ya...
    (06-Jun-2015)
    Unless you follow these handy tips

  • CDC Tweaking Flu Vaccine for Better Protection
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Next season's shot includes last year's missing strain

  • Soy Supplements Won't Ease Asthma, Study Finds
    (26-May-2015)
    Clinical trial refutes prior notion that the nutrient might boost lung function

  • Do You Need a Doctor for Bug Bites and Bee Stings?
    (24-May-2015)
    Most can be treated at home, but learn signs of emergency, expert advises

  • Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?
    (22-May-2015)
    New research finds an association, but doesn't prove cause and effect

  • Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?
    (22-May-2015)
    New research finds an association, but doesn't prove cause and effect

  • Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study
    (18-May-2015)
    Parents may not realize that wheezing, shortness of breath could be allergy

  • Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study
    (18-May-2015)
    Parents may not realize that wheezing, shortness of breath could be allergy

  • Health Tip: Pollen Isn't the Only Allergen
    (13-May-2015)
    Other things that can make you sneeze

  • Peanut Allergy Exposure Occurs Most Often at Home, Study Says
    (12-May-2015)
    Majority of moderate, severe reactions are handled inappropriately

  • Peanut Allergy Exposure Occurs Most Often at Home, Study Says
    (12-May-2015)
    Majority of moderate, severe reactions are handled inappropriately

  • Environmental Concerns Led to Jump in Cost of Asthma Inhalers: Study
    (11-May-2015)
    Price of 'rescue' medication nearly doubled, researchers say

  • Is It a Cold or an Allergy?
    (05-May-2015)
    How parents can help relieve kids' hay fever symptoms

  • Women Hospitalized for Asthma More Often Than Men
    (05-May-2015)
    Female hormones, differences in health behaviors may play a role, researchers say

  • Is It a Cold or an Allergy?
    (05-May-2015)
    How parents can help relieve kids' hay fever symptoms

  • Surge in Pollen May Spur Many Cases of Dry Eye
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Both are at their worst this time of year, study says

  • Curbing School Bus Pollution Might Reduce Absences
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Improved emission controls produced big benefits for students with asthma, study found

  • Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac Rashes Can Be Serious
    (23-Apr-2015)
    But, expert says most can safely be treated at home

  • Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study
    (22-Apr-2015)
    Chemical signal linked to how well corticosteroids worked

  • Bird Flu Poses Little Threat to People: CDC
    (22-Apr-2015)
    Genetic analysis indicates public shouldn't be alarmed, 'cautiously optimistic' health officials say

  • Health Tip: Manage Allergies in the Bedroom
    (21-Apr-2015)
    A clean room should mean better sleep

  • 3.8 Million Chickens To Be Killed After Bird Flu Outbreak at Iowa Farm
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Experts stress this strain poses little risk to humans

  • Spring Allergy Season Could Be a Bloomin' Nightmare
    (17-Apr-2015)
    Doctors predict a shorter but rougher stretch of coughing, sneezing and wheezing

  • Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies
    (17-Apr-2015)
    Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity

  • Dog Flu Outbreak Unleashes Warnings From Veterinarians
    (16-Apr-2015)
    Pay attention to where cases are occurring

  • Health Tip: When Pollen Counts are High
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Avoid the outdoors

  • Too Few Kids With Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy Get Flu Shot: Study
    (10-Apr-2015)
    But they are more likely to develop flu-rated complications

  • Asthma Rates Similar Among Black Children in Urban, Rural Areas: Study
    (09-Apr-2015)
    Finding challenges theory that living in a city boosts risk of respiratory condition

  • Work-Related Asthma Affects Millions of U.S. Adults: CDC
    (09-Apr-2015)
    If you can't give up the job, try to minimize contact with irritants, expert says

  • In Rare Cases, Kids Can Get Food Allergies From Donated Blood
    (07-Apr-2015)
    But these 'transferred' reactions clear up within a few months, experts say

  • Childhood Trauma May Raise Odds of Asthma
    (03-Apr-2015)
    Study finds divorce, death and violence appear linked to higher risk of respiratory illness

  • Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections?
    (03-Apr-2015)
    European study shows 'modest' effect, but cause-and-effect not clear

  • Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections?
    (03-Apr-2015)
    European study shows 'modest' effect, but cause-and-effect not clear

  • Spring Allergies Have Arrived
    (29-Mar-2015)
    Expert offers tips to tame springtime sneezing and sniffling

  • Spring Allergies Have Arrived
    (29-Mar-2015)
    Expert offers tips to tame springtime sneezing and sniffling

  • Expert Offers Tips to Help Babies With Stuffy Noses
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Humidity and moisture can help prevent and treat congestion

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Emergency visits, hospitalizations for airway disease dropped by half after procedure, study finds

  • Expert Offers Tips to Help Babies With Stuffy Noses
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Humidity and moisture can help prevent and treat congestion

  • New Treatment for Anthrax Approved
    (25-Mar-2015)
    FDA cites preparedness for intentional release of deadly bacteria

  • Smog Plus Pollen May Mean Even More Sneezing
    (23-Mar-2015)
    Higher levels of airborne ozone, nitrogen dioxide might boost potency of birch tree allergen: study

  • Tips for Managing Spring Allergies
    (21-Mar-2015)
    Know your triggers, expert says

  • Tips for Managing Spring Allergies
    (21-Mar-2015)
    Know your triggers, expert says

  • Spring Allergies Coming Into Bloom
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Expert offers tips to minimize discomfort

  • Spring Allergies Coming Into Bloom
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Expert offers tips to minimize discomfort

  • Bird Flu Spreads Across China, Posing Threat to People: Report
    (11-Mar-2015)
    Second outbreak, with 318 human infections and 100 deaths, twice as big as first outbreak

  • Health Tip: Easing Your Child's Allergies
    (10-Mar-2015)
    Close the windows to help keep pollen out

  • Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk
    (09-Mar-2015)
    Older, but not newer, antidepressants showed similar increased odds for respiratory condition, study found

  • Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Lung problems before age 3 may have enduring impact, study says

  • Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Lung problems before age 3 may have enduring impact, study says

  • Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season
    (05-Mar-2015)
    CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older

  • Typical Adult Over 30 Gets Flu Twice Every 10 Years: Study
    (03-Mar-2015)
    Infection hits younger people more often, maybe because they mingle in larger groups, researcher suggests

  • Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk
    (03-Mar-2015)
    But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection

  • Seasonal Flu Vaccine Even Less Effective Than Thought: CDC
    (27-Feb-2015)
    And nasal version appears to provide no protection at all for young children

  • Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases
    (25-Feb-2015)
    Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

  • Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases
    (25-Feb-2015)
    Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

  • A Doctor's Advice, a Patient's Race Influence Flu Shot Rates
    (24-Feb-2015)
    Blacks less likely than whites to get immunized, survey shows

  • Host of Factors Influence Baby's Immune System
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Breast-feeding, less sterile environment spurs healthier makeup of gut bacteria, researchers report

  • Controlled Exposure to Peanuts at Early Age Shows Promise as Allergy Treatment
    (23-Feb-2015)
    When given to toddlers, therapy helped them shed sensitivity, researchers report

  • Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk?
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Study found children from homes that hand-washed dishes had less allergic disease

  • Skin Patch Shows Promise in Easing Peanut Allergy
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Wearable device appears to 'educate' cells not to react to the food allergen, researchers say

  • Exposing Babies to Peanuts May Help Curb Allergy Risk
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Many high-risk infants should be given peanut products starting at four months, researchers say

  • Host of Factors Influence Baby's Immune System
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Breast-feeding, less sterile environment spurs healthier makeup of gut bacteria, researchers report

  • Cat, Dust Mite Allergies Linked to Childhood Asthma
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Study findings reveal possible early risk factors for asthma

  • Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk?
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Study found children from homes that hand-washed dishes had less allergic disease

  • Controlled Exposure to Peanuts at Early Age Shows Promise as Allergy Treatment
    (23-Feb-2015)
    When given to toddlers, therapy helped them shed sensitivity, researchers report

  • Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk?
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Study found children from homes that hand-washed dishes had less allergic disease

  • Exposing Babies to Peanuts May Help Curb Allergy Risk
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Many high-risk infants should be given peanut products starting at four months, researchers say

  • Cat, Dust Mite Allergies Linked to Childhood Asthma
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Study findings reveal possible early risk factors for asthma

  • Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk?
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Study found children from homes that hand-washed dishes had less allergic disease

  • Ebola Transmission Through Cough Possible, But Not Likely: Experts
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Researchers suggest droplets could expose caregivers to lethal virus

  • Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Protect Against Deadly Bird Flu
    (17-Feb-2015)
    Study reveals protective response to rare virus strains

  • Moldy Homes May Mean More Asthma in Young Kids
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Those with allergies at greatest asthma risk, study finds

  • Moldy Homes May Mean More Asthma in Young Kids
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Those with allergies at greatest asthma risk, study finds

  • Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC
    (13-Feb-2015)
    But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say

  • Milk Lurks in Some Dark Chocolate, Posing Allergy Risk: FDA
    (11-Feb-2015)
    You can't always believe what you read on a product's label, agency says

  • Health Tip: Coping With Mold Allergy
    (10-Feb-2015)
    Reduce moisture in your home

  • Preemies More Likely to Have Asthma, Study Finds
    (06-Feb-2015)
    But, they will likely outgrow the airway condition, researchers report

  • Many States Still in Flu's Grip, But Some Areas Report Declines
    (06-Feb-2015)
    CDC expects to see high activity for several more weeks

  • Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect

  • Workers May Be Afraid to Discuss Job-Related Asthma
    (03-Feb-2015)
    People seem to be worried about how disease might affect their employment, income, experts say

  • Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine
    (03-Feb-2015)
    Lack of immunization may put nursing home residents at risk, researchers note

  • New Guidelines for People With Nasal Allergies
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Testing is recommended, sinus imaging is not for hay fever

  • New Guidelines for People With Nasal Allergies
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Testing is recommended, sinus imaging is not for hay fever

  • Tamiflu Cuts 1 Day Off Average Flu Bout, Study Finds
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Researchers reviewed collected data on the influenza medication

  • Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says

  • Keep Allergies in Mind When Planning Valentine's Day
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Expert offers allergen-avoiding advice for buying gifts and planning a night out

  • Keep Allergies in Mind When Planning Valentine's Day
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Expert offers allergen-avoiding advice for buying gifts and planning a night out

  • Keep Allergies in Mind When Planning Valentine's Day
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Expert offers allergen-avoiding advice for buying gifts and planning a night out

  • Health Tip: Could You Have the Flu?
    (22-Jan-2015)
    Here are possible symptoms

  • Health Tip: Spotting the Signs of Eye Allergy
    (21-Jan-2015)
    Symptoms may include itching, watering, redness

  • Researchers Rethink Inner-City Asthma Theory
    (20-Jan-2015)
    Poverty, race, ethnicity are more accurate predictors, study says

  • Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study
    (20-Jan-2015)
    Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

  • Only 23 Percent Protection From This Year's Flu Vaccine
    (15-Jan-2015)
    CDC urges early antiviral treatment if symptoms appear

  • Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea
    (13-Jan-2015)
    The longer a person had asthma, the more likely they developed the breathing disorder, study found

  • Health Tip: Triggering Asthma Attacks
    (09-Jan-2015)
    These factors may bring on an attack

  • Tips for Steering Clear of Flu
    (09-Jan-2015)
    It's not too late to get vaccinated, doctors stress

  • Bad Flu Season Continues to Take Toll, Especially Among the Young and Old
    (09-Jan-2015)
    Not too late to get a flu shot, health officials say; antiviral meds strongly recommended

  • Health Tip: Can't Eat Wheat Flour?
    (06-Jan-2015)
    Try one of these alternatives

  • About 1 in 7 Older Adults Has Some Form of Lung Disease: CDC
    (06-Jan-2015)
    COPD, asthma affect many aging Americans

  • Health Tip: Can't Eat Wheat Flour?
    (06-Jan-2015)
    Try one of these alternatives

  • Bad Flu Season Getting Worse, CDC Says
    (05-Jan-2015)
    43 states reporting widespread influenza activity and 21 child deaths

  • FDA Shares Advice to Avoid Colds and Flu
    (02-Jan-2015)
    Influenza virus is spread by sneezing, talking and touching contaminated surfaces

  • FDA Shares Advice to Avoid Colds and Flu
    (02-Jan-2015)
    Influenza virus is spread by sneezing, talking and touching contaminated surfaces

  • FDA Shares Advice to Avoid Colds and Flu
    (02-Jan-2015)
    Influenza virus is spread by sneezing, talking and touching contaminated surfaces

  • Health Tip: Taking Care of Someone With Flu
    (30-Dec-2014)
    Suggestions to keep yourself well

  • Flu Now Epidemic in U.S., With 15 Child Deaths Reported
    (30-Dec-2014)
    But it's too early to know if this year's strain is more severe than usual, CDC says

  • Rapivab Approved to Help Treat Flu
    (22-Dec-2014)
    Intravenous drug inhibits viral enzyme

  • Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies
    (20-Dec-2014)
    Some tips to avoid bad reactions to the seasonal good times

  • Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies
    (20-Dec-2014)
    Some tips to avoid bad reactions to the seasonal good times

  • Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies
    (20-Dec-2014)
    Some tips to avoid bad reactions to the seasonal good times

  • Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies
    (20-Dec-2014)
    Some tips to avoid bad reactions to the seasonal good times

  • Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Memory of correct way to use inhalers, epinephrine pens faded over time, researchers report

  • Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Memory of correct way to use inhalers, epinephrine pens faded over time, researchers report

  • Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Memory of correct way to use inhalers, epinephrine pens faded over time, researchers report

  • Frail Elderly Might Benefit From High-Dose Flu Shot
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Ramped-up vaccine elicits greater immune response, study finds

  • Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC
    (18-Dec-2014)
    But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

  • Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Memory of correct way to use inhalers, epinephrine pens faded over time, researchers report

  • 'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults
    (16-Dec-2014)
    Doctors explain reasons behind surge in cases of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough and the like

  • Health Tip: Watch for Food Allergies
    (15-Dec-2014)
    Know the ingredients of any food you taste

  • Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study
    (15-Dec-2014)
    Infection rate went down among other population segments, such as preschoolers and adults

  • Raised Asthma Risk Seen for Toddlers Who Share Bed With Parents
    (11-Dec-2014)
    But researchers weren't able to show why the association was found

  • Scientists Find Gene They Say Affects Flu Shot Response
    (11-Dec-2014)
    Discovery could lead to way to boost immune response to vaccine, researchers suggest

  • Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot
    (11-Dec-2014)
    Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

  • Kids Who Were Preemies More Vulnerable to Flu Complications: Study
    (04-Dec-2014)
    Current guidelines don't identify them as a high-risk group, but they should, researchers say

  • California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report
    (04-Dec-2014)
    Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

  • Kids Who Were Preemies More Vulnerable to Flu Complications: Study
    (04-Dec-2014)
    Current guidelines don't identify them as a high-risk group, but they should, researchers say

  • Flu Shot May Offer Less Protection This Winter: CDC
    (04-Dec-2014)
    Vaccine not a good match for mutated strains circulating now, officials say

  • Experts Urge Quick Use of Epinephrine for Severe Allergic Reactions
    (02-Dec-2014)
    New guidelines emphasize how effective and safe the injection is

  • Experts Urge Quick Use of Epinephrine for Severe Allergic Reactions
    (02-Dec-2014)
    New guidelines emphasize how effective and safe the injection is

  • Experts Urge Quick Use of Epinephrine for Severe Allergic Reactions
    (02-Dec-2014)
    New guidelines emphasize how effective and safe the injection is

  • No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study
    (26-Nov-2014)
    Once childhood respiratory illnesses were factored out, the pain relievers had little impact, researchers say

  • EPA Issues Tougher Rules on Ozone Emissions
    (26-Nov-2014)
    Health experts praised the new limits, but industry advocates said they aren't needed

  • Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises
    (26-Nov-2014)
    Drugs carry serious risks, and most infants, toddlers recover with rest and extra care

  • Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises
    (26-Nov-2014)
    Drugs carry serious risks, and most infants, toddlers recover with rest and extra care

  • Infants With Eczema May Be More Prone to Peanut Allergy: Study
    (25-Nov-2014)
    If damaged skin exposed to peanut proteins in household dust, chances of allergy higher, researcher says

  • Infants With Eczema May Be More Prone to Peanut Allergy: Study
    (25-Nov-2014)
    If damaged skin exposed to peanut proteins in household dust, chances of allergy higher, researcher says

  • 'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies
    (22-Nov-2014)
    Expert gives tips on avoiding problems

  • 'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies
    (22-Nov-2014)
    Expert gives tips on avoiding problems

  • Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now
    (21-Nov-2014)
    Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

  • Health Tip: Easing Baby's Nasal Congestion
    (19-Nov-2014)
    Use a cool-mist humidifier

  • Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Those who had trouble controlling condition particularly vulnerable, researchers report

  • Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear?
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Preliminary research suggests a connection between the two

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds
    (11-Nov-2014)
    Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

  • Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not
    (07-Nov-2014)
    In studies, vast majority of people who said they had the allergy showed no evidence of it in skin tests

  • Schools With EpiPens Save Lives, Study Says
    (07-Nov-2014)
    First incident may come from a new lunch food

  • Many Docs Mistaken About Allergies: Study
    (07-Nov-2014)
    Survey results show lots of primary care physicians lack knowledge of causes, treatments

  • Many Docs Mistaken About Allergies: Study
    (07-Nov-2014)
    Survey results show lots of primary care physicians lack knowledge of causes, treatments

  • Health Tip: When to Call the Doctor About a Cold or Flu
    (07-Nov-2014)
    Signs they need medical attention

  • Schools With EpiPens Save Lives, Study Says
    (07-Nov-2014)
    First incident may come from a new lunch food

  • Many Docs Mistaken About Allergies: Study
    (07-Nov-2014)
    Survey results show lots of primary care physicians lack knowledge of causes, treatments

  • Health Tip: When to Call the Doctor About a Cold or Flu
    (07-Nov-2014)
    Signs they need medical attention

  • Many Docs Mistaken About Allergies: Study
    (07-Nov-2014)
    Survey results show lots of primary care physicians lack knowledge of causes, treatments

  • Climate Change Will Boost Grass Pollen Production, Study Contends
    (05-Nov-2014)
    The result: increased 'exposure and suffering in grass pollen-allergic individuals,' researchers say

  • Poor Quality Housing Tied to Higher Asthma Rates Among Kids
    (04-Nov-2014)
    As number of cockroach, mold infestations rose, so did hospitalizations for respiratory attacks, study found

  • Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma
    (30-Oct-2014)
    Trick-or-treaters should bring quick-relief inhalers with them, experts advise

  • FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Labels omitting certain ingredients are leading cause of FDA recalls

  • FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Labels omitting certain ingredients are leading cause of FDA recalls

  • Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough
    (27-Oct-2014)
    Parents report a spoonful of agave nectar or flavored water reduced symptoms

  • Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation
    (24-Oct-2014)
    Study bolsters the dual-allergen-exposure theory, expert says

  • Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation
    (24-Oct-2014)
    Study bolsters the dual-allergen-exposure theory, expert says

  • Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say
    (23-Oct-2014)
    No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs

  • Health Tip: Listen to Your Child About Food Allergies
    (20-Oct-2014)
    Things kids may say when they're having an allergic reaction

  • Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study
    (20-Oct-2014)
    To end this paradoxical practice, certain drug stores no longer sell tobacco products

  • Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet
    (20-Oct-2014)
    With flu season approaching, finding an accurate, speedy screening method will become more important

  • Allergy to Some Metal Implants Linked to Rare Skin Cancer, Study Says
    (14-Oct-2014)
    Researchers say testing patients for adverse reaction may be needed

  • Medicines Are Biggest Culprit in Fatal Allergic Reactions: Study
    (10-Oct-2014)
    Antibiotics, contrast material for scans lead the list of triggers

  • Medicines Are Biggest Culprit in Fatal Allergic Reactions: Study
    (10-Oct-2014)
    Antibiotics, contrast material for scans lead the list of triggers

  • U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

  • Scientists Aim to Improve Vaccines Against 'Bird Flu'
    (07-Oct-2014)
    Two studies show promising results

  • Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids
    (06-Oct-2014)
    Expert recommends pregnant women avoid canned foods, plastics containing BPA

  • Officials Report First Confirmed Child Death Due to Enterovirus D68
    (06-Oct-2014)
    Virus, which can cause paralysis, has spread to 43 states, CDC says

  • Docs Offer Advice for Combating Respiratory Virus That's Striking Kids
    (03-Oct-2014)
    Proper hygiene, including frequent hand washing, is important -- especially for children with asthma

  • 42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids
    (02-Oct-2014)
    Health officials also investigating whether it's linked to several deaths, cases of muscle weakness, paralysis

  • New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Finding provides new target for drug development, experts say

  • New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Finding provides new target for drug development, experts say

  • Health Tip: What Causes Hives?
    (29-Sep-2014)
    Most commonly, exposure to an allergen

  • 40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids
    (29-Sep-2014)
    Health officials also investigating whether germ is tied to cases of muscle weakness in 9 Colorado children

  • Health Tip: Help Keep Germs at Bay
    (25-Sep-2014)
    Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze

  • Health Tip: Help Keep Germs at Bay
    (25-Sep-2014)
    Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze

  • 29 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids
    (24-Sep-2014)
    Health officials urge good hygiene to help contain spread of Enterovirus D68

  • Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says
    (23-Sep-2014)
    Findings support idea that work-related stress contributes to development of respiratory disorder

  • Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns
    (22-Sep-2014)
    Experts predict surge in breathing problems, infections and food shortages

  • Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu
    (22-Sep-2014)
    An aggressive immune system response may worsen symptoms, researchers say

  • Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older
    (22-Sep-2014)
    Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say

  • Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says
    (21-Sep-2014)
    Vaccination in October may give you the best chance of avoiding influenza this season

  • More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions
    (19-Sep-2014)
    Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say

  • More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions
    (19-Sep-2014)
    Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say

  • More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions
    (19-Sep-2014)
    Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say

  • Avian Flu In Harbor Seals Could Infect People
    (19-Sep-2014)
    Mutations to the virus might allow it to spread, researchers say.

  • Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot: CDC
    (18-Sep-2014)
    Vaccine is safe, effective for those 6 months and older, experts say

  • Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids
    (17-Sep-2014)
    Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

  • 12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids
    (17-Sep-2014)
    Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

  • Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Researchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates for the respiratory disease

  • Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast
    (15-Sep-2014)
    Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

  • Few Students With Asthma, Allergies Have School Emergency Plan
    (12-Sep-2014)
    Schools must be well prepared to deal with life-threatening reactions, researchers caution

  • Few Students With Asthma, Allergies Have School Emergency Plan
    (12-Sep-2014)
    Schools must be well prepared to deal with life-threatening reactions, researchers caution

  • Tear Gas Health Effects May Last Weeks
    (11-Sep-2014)
    Researchers worry that nearby residents may suffer harm too

  • Smoking Before Fatherhood May Raise Asthma Risk in Kids: Study
    (08-Sep-2014)
    But no similar association was found between mother and children

  • Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk: Study
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Researchers suggest contact with natural microbes may offer protection

  • Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Health officials concerned about a wider outbreak, urge good hygiene to limit exposure

  • Single-Dose, Injected Flu Treatment Shows Promise
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Two studies found peramivir shortened symptoms

  • Health Tip: Things That Can Trigger Asthma
    (04-Sep-2014)
    Tobacco smoke is among the most common

  • Farm Antibiotics May Be Linked to Food Allergies
    (03-Sep-2014)
    Girl's severe reaction traced to streptomycin-treated blueberries

  • More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies
    (02-Sep-2014)
    Human milk contains important immunological protection for children, study authors say

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Hay Fever
    (28-Aug-2014)
    The most common type of allergy

  • Health Tip: Teaching Your Child About Food Allergies
    (25-Aug-2014)
    Communicate the warning signs

  • Food Allergies More Common Among Inner City Kids, Study Finds
    (22-Aug-2014)
    10 percent of children tracked had allergy to peanuts, eggs or milk

  • Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

  • Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

  • All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group
    (19-Aug-2014)
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

  • Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk
    (15-Aug-2014)
    Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis

  • High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly: Study
    (13-Aug-2014)
    It might also reduce flu hospitalizations and complications, researchers say

  • When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids
    (04-Aug-2014)
    About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

  • When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids
    (04-Aug-2014)
    About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

  • When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids
    (04-Aug-2014)
    About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

  • Stay Out of Stinging Insects' Way This Summer
    (03-Aug-2014)
    Bees, wasps and other pests send about 500,000 Americans to the hospital annually

  • Older Women With Asthma Face Worse Health Outcomes
    (01-Aug-2014)
    Making breathing issues a priority can help improve their overall condition, researchers say

  • FDA Approves New Treatment for People With COPD
    (01-Aug-2014)
    Striverdi Respimat is an inhaled spray that works by keeping airways relaxed, agency says

  • Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms
    (30-Jul-2014)
    Study finds people's negative expectations can play a role in flare-ups

  • Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

  • Asthma Drug May Help Those With Chronic Hives
    (21-Jul-2014)
    Xolair found safe, effective for reducing symptoms, study finds

  • Health Tip: Thwart Mold at Home
    (18-Jul-2014)
    Address any leaks or damp areas

  • Health Tip: Thwart Mold at Home
    (18-Jul-2014)
    Address any leaks or damp areas

  • Study Finds Many Flu Patients Not Treated Appropriately
    (17-Jul-2014)
    Antivirals underprescribed for high-risk patients, researchers say

  • Kids From Dairy Farms Have Lower Allergy Risk, Study Finds
    (15-Jul-2014)
    Benefits evident from birth, researchers say

  • iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids
    (14-Jul-2014)
    Report involving 11-year-boy points to a simple solution: an iPad case

  • CDC Issues Tough Report on Anthrax Scare
    (11-Jul-2014)
    Agency places moratorium on transfer of dangerous germs from its high-level labs

  • Health Tip: Minimizing Food Allergies
    (07-Jul-2014)
    Early breast-feeding may help

  • Health Tip: Take it Easy on Chemical Cleaners
    (03-Jul-2014)
    Especially if a family member has asthma

  • New Inhaled Drug Shows Promise Against Asthma, Allergies
    (02-Jul-2014)
    Quilizumab quells production of protein that triggers reaction to allergens, researchers report

  • New Inhaled Drug Shows Promise Against Asthma, Allergies
    (02-Jul-2014)
    Quilizumab quells production of protein that triggers reaction to allergens, researchers report

  • Milk, Egg Allergies Seem to Make Parents Most Anxious
    (26-Jun-2014)
    Two-thirds of parents accurately assess severity of their child's food allergy, study reports

  • Milk, Egg Allergies Seem to Make Parents Most Anxious
    (26-Jun-2014)
    Two-thirds of parents accurately assess severity of their child's food allergy, study reports

  • For Young Kids, Nasal Spray Beats Needle for Flu Immunization
    (26-Jun-2014)
    CDC says getting seasonal vaccine via the nose confers better protection for those ages 2 to 8

  • Some Acne Products Can Trigger Severe Allergic Reactions: FDA
    (25-Jun-2014)
    In rare instances, reactions are potentially life-threatening, agency says

  • Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough
    (25-Jun-2014)
    In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment

  • U.S. Health Snapshots: Insurance Coverage Expands, but Gaps Remain
    (19-Jun-2014)
    Federal reports capture nation's pre-Obamacare health status and health-care coverage

  • Current Bird Flu Has Pandemic Potential
    (11-Jun-2014)
    Just a few changes are needed for circulating strains to become contagious to humans, study finds

  • Sizing Up Your Options for Hay Fever Relief
    (08-Jun-2014)
    Newly approved meds dial down your immune system's reaction to allergens

  • Sizing Up Your Options for Hay Fever Relief
    (08-Jun-2014)
    Newly approved meds dial down your immune system's reaction to allergens

  • Sizing Up Your Options for Hay Fever Relief
    (08-Jun-2014)
    Newly approved meds dial down your immune system's reaction to allergens

  • Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies, Asthma: Study
    (06-Jun-2014)
    Exposure to a little dust, dander in infancy might prime tots' immune systems, research finds

  • Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies, Asthma: Study
    (06-Jun-2014)
    Exposure to a little dust, dander in infancy might prime tots' immune systems, research finds

  • Yoga May Not Help Ease Asthma, Study Suggests
    (05-Jun-2014)
    But ancient practice not harmful and can improve overall health, experts say

  • People Under 65 Hard Hit by Flu This Year
    (05-Jun-2014)
    H1N1 strain predominated in season that peaked early; CDC recommends inclusion of H1N1 in next year's vaccine

  • Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study
    (03-Jun-2014)
    But azithromycin boosted chances of heart attack slightly in this vulnerable population

  • Costs a Barrier to Asthma Care for Some Kids
    (22-May-2014)
    High co-pays prevent some children from seeing a doctor or getting needed meds, study finds

  • Children's Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester: Study
    (19-May-2014)
    Preliminary research finds timing of exposure an important element

  • Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Ease Asthma
    (19-May-2014)
    Study did suggest the nutrient might help lower patients' dependence on inhaled steroids

  • Study Probes Link Between Early Antibiotic Use, Asthma
    (15-May-2014)
    Infants given these meds may have both poor immunity and genetic risk for asthma, findings suggest

  • Climate Change Will Make Breathing in Summer Harder: Study
    (08-May-2014)
    As weather warms, some areas in U.S. will have many high ozone days

  • Asthma Linked to Bone Loss in Study
    (07-May-2014)
    Reason for connection isn't clear, experts say

  • Health Tip: Controlling Dust and Dust Mites
    (05-May-2014)
    Clean up dust quickly, particularly in the bedroom

  • FDA Panel Says No to Over-the-Counter Allergy Drug Singulair
    (05-May-2014)
    Experts expressed relief at the decision, citing safety concerns

  • FDA Panel Says No to Over-the-Counter Allergy Drug Singulair
    (05-May-2014)
    Experts expressed relief at the decision, citing safety concerns

  • Vaccine Against Bird Flu Readied, Just in Case
    (30-Apr-2014)
    U.S. officials want to be prepared, but some doubt H7N9 will become pandemic

  • Winter's Polar Vortex Ushers in Spring's 'Pollen Vortex'
    (25-Apr-2014)
    Seasonal overlap could mean extra misery for people with allergies, experts say

  • Health Tip: Getting Rid of Dust Mites
    (21-Apr-2014)
    Keep your home clean

  • Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study
    (21-Apr-2014)
    ERs give potentially dangerous drug to thousands of children each year

  • Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids
    (21-Apr-2014)
    Children with irritable bowel syndrome were more likely to also have celiac disease in Italian study

  • Health Tip: Getting Rid of Dust Mites
    (21-Apr-2014)
    Keep your home clean

  • Stress Tied to Worse Allergy Symptoms
    (18-Apr-2014)
    Study found those with hay fever who had high levels of stress suffered more severe symptoms

  • Ragwitek Approved for Adult Ragweed Allergy
    (18-Apr-2014)
    Tablet placed under the tongue

  • Stress Tied to Worse Allergy Symptoms
    (18-Apr-2014)
    Study found those with hay fever who had high levels of stress suffered more severe symptoms

  • Ragwitek Approved for Adult Ragweed Allergy
    (18-Apr-2014)
    Tablet placed under the tongue

  • FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill
    (17-Apr-2014)
    Ragwitek helps the body immunize itself against the offending plant

  • FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill
    (17-Apr-2014)
    Ragwitek helps the body immunize itself against the offending plant

  • Health Tip: Minimizing Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
    (15-Apr-2014)
    Close the windows and run the air conditioner

  • Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study
    (15-Apr-2014)
    More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say

  • Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season
    (15-Apr-2014)
    Although H1N1 strain predominates, previous exposure prevented pandemic

  • Health Tip: Minimizing Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
    (15-Apr-2014)
    Close the windows and run the air conditioner

  • Spring Cleaning Helps Stave Off Allergy Symptoms: Experts
    (11-Apr-2014)
    Tips for keeping pollen, mold and dust mites from your home

  • Swine Flu From 2009 Pandemic Also Struck Sea Otters: Study
    (11-Apr-2014)
    Scientists say finding shows marine animals may be yet another host of flu viruses

  • Spring Cleaning Helps Stave Off Allergy Symptoms: Experts
    (11-Apr-2014)
    Tips for keeping pollen, mold and dust mites from your home

  • Report Questions Effectiveness of Flu Meds
    (10-Apr-2014)
    'Hidden' trial data reveals that some Tamiflu claims were unfounded, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Antihistamines Have Side Effects
    (09-Apr-2014)
    Some can make you very drowsy

  • Health Tip: Antihistamines Have Side Effects
    (09-Apr-2014)
    Some can make you very drowsy

  • Health Tip: Antihistamines Have Side Effects
    (09-Apr-2014)
    Some can make you very drowsy

  • So Long Snow, Hello Pollen
    (06-Apr-2014)
    Doctor shares tips for handling spring allergies

  • So Long Snow, Hello Pollen
    (06-Apr-2014)
    Doctor shares tips for handling spring allergies

  • FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill
    (02-Apr-2014)
    Oralair cuts symptoms linked to pollens of certain grasses

  • Under-the-Tongue Tablet Approved for Grass Allergies
    (02-Apr-2014)
    To be started 4 months before allergy season

  • Under-the-Tongue Tablet Approved for Grass Allergies
    (02-Apr-2014)
    To be started 4 months before allergy season

  • Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids' Asthma Attacks
    (28-Mar-2014)
    Smoke-free policies offer health benefits for people of all ages, study authors say

  • Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Among black kids in study, other factors appeared to play bigger role in asthma rehospitalizations

  • Health Tip: Understanding Eye Allergies
    (25-Mar-2014)
    Here are common triggers

  • Allergy Season Springs Into Bloom
    (22-Mar-2014)
    Allergist outlines ways to minimize effects of pollen

  • Allergy Season Springs Into Bloom
    (22-Mar-2014)
    Allergist outlines ways to minimize effects of pollen

  • Could 'Nasal Filter' Device Help Ease Allergies?
    (21-Mar-2014)
    It appeared to reduce sneezing, runny nose in small, preliminary study, but more testing needed, doctors say

  • Common Cold Meds May Pose Health Threats
    (19-Mar-2014)
    Interaction of two ingredients could cause serious side effects, researchers say

  • Tamiflu Saved Lives During Swine Flu Pandemic, Study Confirms
    (19-Mar-2014)
    Best to start treatment within 48 hours, experts say

  • Flu Can Infect Many Without Causing Symptoms: Study
    (17-Mar-2014)
    British researchers call those who get physically sick 'tip of iceberg' in terms of total cases each year

  • Health Tip: Using a Humidifier
    (13-Mar-2014)
    Clean it often

  • Preterm Birth May Raise Child's Asthma Risk, Study Suggests
    (13-Mar-2014)
    The more premature the delivery, the higher the odds for respiratory trouble, researchers found

  • September Peak Month for Kids' Asthma Flares: Study
    (10-Mar-2014)
    Experts say rise in allergy triggers, summer medication 'breaks' and back-to-school virus exposure may all contribute

  • September Peak Month for Kids' Asthma Flares: Study
    (10-Mar-2014)
    Experts say rise in allergy triggers, summer medication 'breaks' and back-to-school virus exposure may all contribute

  • Allergy Rates Surprisingly Similar Across the U.S., Study Finds
    (07-Mar-2014)
    However, young children in southern states suffer more than their peers in other regions

  • State Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers Curbs Kids' Hospitalizations: CDC
    (06-Mar-2014)
    When vaccination rates rose in Connecticut, serious complications dropped, report finds

  • Food Allergies Have Nearly Doubled Among Black Children
    (03-Mar-2014)
    Unclear if it's due to better detection or environmental triggers, researchers say

  • Food Allergies Have Nearly Doubled Among Black Children
    (03-Mar-2014)
    Unclear if it's due to better detection or environmental triggers, researchers say

  • Sleep Apnea Might Raise Pneumonia Risk: Study
    (03-Mar-2014)
    Disrupted nighttime breathing makes getting fluid into the lungs more likely, researchers explain

  • Common Asthma Meds May Raise Sleep Apnea Risk, Study Says
    (28-Feb-2014)
    Preliminary finding saw possible link between certain inhaler drugs and the sleep disorder, but more research needed

  • Flu Shot May Lower Stroke Risk, Too
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Getting immunized early in season delivers most cardiovascular benefit, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Learn the Signs of Whooping Cough
    (24-Feb-2014)
    Initial symptoms may mimic a cold

  • Flu Hitting Younger Adults Hard, Vaccination Helps: CDC
    (20-Feb-2014)
    Hospitalizations, deaths up for people 18 to 64

  • Flu Hits Unvaccinated Hardest, Study Finds
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Those who have had vaccine are far less likely to need intensive-care unit

  • Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids
    (12-Feb-2014)
    The brain attacks are rare in children, experts note, and study found vaccines may offer some protection

  • China's New Bird Flu Might Put People at Risk, Report Says
    (05-Feb-2014)
    Genetic analysis after woman's death finds virus may 'replicate efficiently in humans'

  • There's Still Time to Get a Flu Shot
    (05-Feb-2014)
    Younger adults seem at risk this year, FDA says

  • Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Exposures in womb might raise risk of asthma, allergies in childhood, study suggests

  • Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Exposures in womb might raise risk of asthma, allergies in childhood, study suggests

  • Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Exposures in womb might raise risk of asthma, allergies in childhood, study suggests

  • Decline of Antibiotic Use Among Kids Seems To Be Leveling Off: Study
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Ear infections most common reason for prescriptions in children under 6; trends vary by region

  • Black Children, Teens More Likely to Return to Hospital for Asthma: Study
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Financial, social hardships were biggest reasons why, researchers report

  • Blood Test Might Help Tell When Peanut Allergy Is Gone: Study
    (31-Jan-2014)
    Findings might one day benefit patients who go through therapy to build up resistance to allergen

  • Health Tip: Using a Nasal Spray
    (31-Jan-2014)
    Make sure you follow the directions

  • Blood Test Might Help Tell When Peanut Allergy Is Gone: Study
    (31-Jan-2014)
    Findings might one day benefit patients who go through therapy to build up resistance to allergen

  • Health Tip: Inform Your Allergic Child
    (30-Jan-2014)
    The youngster should know to avoid certain foods

  • Gradual Exposure to Peanuts May Help Some Allergic Kids
    (30-Jan-2014)
    Experimental therapy increased tolerance, but much more testing needed, doctors say

  • Health Tip: Inform Your Allergic Child
    (30-Jan-2014)
    The youngster should know to avoid certain foods

  • Gradual Exposure to Peanuts May Help Some Allergic Kids
    (30-Jan-2014)
    Experimental therapy increased tolerance, but much more testing needed, doctors say

  • College Students Should Get a Flu Shot
    (30-Jan-2014)
    Dorm living, large classes increase their exposure to the virus, doctor notes

  • Health Tip: Prevent Dust Allergy Symptoms
    (29-Jan-2014)
    Keep your home as clean as possible

  • FDA Advisers: Pill for Ragweed Allergy Safe and Effective
    (28-Jan-2014)
    Placed under the tongue, it helps the body immunize itself against the offending plant

  • Premature Birth Linked to Asthma, Wheezing in Childhood
    (28-Jan-2014)
    Study suggests respiratory problems don't improve with age in these kids

  • Health Tip: Antiviral Can Help Manage Flu
    (28-Jan-2014)
    It can help minimize severity and duration

  • FDA Advisers: Pill for Ragweed Allergy Safe and Effective
    (28-Jan-2014)
    Placed under the tongue, it helps the body immunize itself against the offending plant

  • Hand Washing, Zinc May Ward Off Colds: Review
    (27-Jan-2014)
    Meanwhile, antihistamines, decongestants, pain relievers might help treat them, researcher reports

  • Adults With Diabetes Need a Flu Shot: Experts
    (24-Jan-2014)
    Large Canadian study finds people with diabetes are more likely to get sick from flu, be hospitalized

  • Much More Must Be Done to Lower Smoking Rates, Experts Say
    (22-Jan-2014)
    American Lung Association points to legislative inaction by states, stronger push by Big Tobacco

  • Testing for Smoke Exposure May Predict Rehospitalization for Asthma
    (20-Jan-2014)
    Study found kids subjected to secondhand smoke are more than twice as likely to be readmitted

  • Many Asthma Patients Don't Stick to Treatment Plan, Study Finds
    (18-Jan-2014)
    Better communication with their doctors might improve outcomes, researchers say

  • Stocking Epinephrine in Schools Might Save Lives
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Advocates say one in four allergic reactions happens for the first time on school grounds

  • Want to Stay Healthy? Try Washing Your Hands
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Dirty digits are the fastest way to communicate infectious germs, experts say

  • Meet Henry the Hand: A Crusading Doctor's Right-Hand Man
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Cartoon character helps physician spread the gospel of good hand hygiene

  • Stocking Epinephrine in Schools Might Save Lives
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Advocates say one in four allergic reactions happens for the first time on school grounds

  • Want to Stay Healthy? Try Washing Your Hands
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Dirty digits are the fastest way to communicate infectious germs, experts say

  • Meet Henry the Hand: A Crusading Doctor's Right-Hand Man
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Cartoon character helps physician spread the gospel of good hand hygiene

  • Health Tip: Pay Attention to Air Pollution
    (16-Jan-2014)
    Avoid outdoors when air quality is poor

  • Health Tip: Avoid Spreading the Common Cold
    (14-Jan-2014)
    Don't go to work or school

  • When a Common Cold Becomes More Dangerous for Kids
    (14-Jan-2014)
    New study clarifies risk factors for lung disease

  • Preservative in Baby Wipes Linked to Rashes in Some Children
    (13-Jan-2014)
    Researchers report six cases where stopping use of wipes resolved skin reaction

  • Less Variety in Babies' Gut Bacteria May Lead to Asthma Risk
    (10-Jan-2014)
    Swedish study followed 47 infants for 7 years

  • U.S. Flu Cases Continue to Climb
    (10-Jan-2014)
    Southwestern states hardest hit, but infections still not at epidemic levels, CDC says

  • Ease Up on Workouts to Aid Flu Recovery, Expert Says
    (09-Jan-2014)
    Intense exercise will stress the immune system even more

  • Ease Up on Workouts to Aid Flu Recovery, Expert Says
    (09-Jan-2014)
    Intense exercise will stress the immune system even more

  • Ultramarathoners: How's Their Health?
    (08-Jan-2014)
    Researchers launch long-term study of these intense runners

  • Liquid Tamiflu for Kids in Short Supply
    (08-Jan-2014)
    Shortage should be resolved in week; Tamiflu capsules and flu shots widely available, U.S. officials say

  • Ultramarathoners: How's Their Health?
    (08-Jan-2014)
    Researchers launch long-term study of these intense runners

  • Temporary Fever May Occur When Kids Under 2 Get 2 Shots at Once
    (07-Jan-2014)
    Higher risk for a day or two if flu and pneumococcal vaccines given together, study finds

  • Health Tip: Don't Take Too Much Acetaminophen
    (03-Jan-2014)
    It's found in many pain and cold meds

  • Cancer Patients Vulnerable to Complications From Flu
    (27-Dec-2013)
    Expert advises these patients to get vaccinated as protection

  • H1N1 Flu Spreading in South-Central U.S.
    (26-Dec-2013)
    This flu strain tends to hit younger adults harder than older adults, CDC says

  • Eating More Nuts During Pregnancy Might Help Prevent Allergies in Kids: Study
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Experts say mothers who consume more nuts won't raise -- and might reduce -- risk in children

  • Eating More Nuts During Pregnancy Might Help Prevent Allergies in Kids: Study
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Experts say mothers who consume more nuts won't raise -- and might reduce -- risk in children

  • Testosterone May Undermine Flu Shot's Effectiveness for Men
    (23-Dec-2013)
    High levels of the hormone cause fewer antibodies to be produced, researchers say

  • Dogs May Guard Babies Against Asthma, Allergies
    (16-Dec-2013)
    Researchers working with mice found presence of a pet reduced immune system response to allergens

  • Dogs May Guard Babies Against Asthma, Allergies
    (16-Dec-2013)
    Researchers working with mice found presence of a pet reduced immune system response to allergens

  • Tips for Tackling Winter Allergy Triggers
    (15-Dec-2013)
    Spending time indoors can raise exposure to mold, dust mites, pets, chemicals and fumes, experts warn

  • Tips for Tackling Winter Allergy Triggers
    (15-Dec-2013)
    Spending time indoors can raise exposure to mold, dust mites, pets, chemicals and fumes, experts warn

  • Flu Vaccine Prevented 6.6 Million Illnesses Last Season: CDC
    (12-Dec-2013)
    There's still time to get vaccinated for current flu season, health officials say

  • Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds
    (11-Dec-2013)
    But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema

  • New Flu Vaccine May Provide More Protection to Kids
    (11-Dec-2013)
    Study used vaccine targeting 4 flu strains rather than the usual 3

  • Those With Insurance More Likely to Use Preventive Care: Study
    (10-Dec-2013)
    And they're less likely to adopt risky habits like smoking

  • Nebulizers May Not Deliver Full Drug Dose to Kids With Asthma
    (06-Dec-2013)
    Small study found less than one-quarter of the medicine makes it to the lungs

  • Too Few Americans With Asthma Are Getting Flu Shots, CDC Says
    (05-Dec-2013)
    Report finds only half of this high-risk group gets immunized

  • Too Few Americans With Asthma Are Getting Flu Shots, CDC Says
    (05-Dec-2013)
    Report finds only half of this high-risk group gets immunized

  • Study: Pollen Allergies May Raise Risk for Blood Cancers in Women
    (04-Dec-2013)
    Researchers say hormones might play role in link, but don't know why

  • Study: Pollen Allergies May Raise Risk for Blood Cancers in Women
    (04-Dec-2013)
    Researchers say hormones might play role in link, but don't know why

  • Holiday Health and Safety: Another List to Be Checking Twice
    (28-Nov-2013)
    An expert offers up tips for a busy season ahead

  • Nasal Allergies, Hay Fever Tied to More Migraines in Study
    (26-Nov-2013)
    But it's unknown if allergic conditions bring on headache or vice versa, researcher says

  • Swine Flu's Death Toll May Be Much Higher Than Thought
    (26-Nov-2013)
    Study updates estimate from 2009 pandemic to nearly 203,000 deaths worldwide

  • Kids Hospitalized for Flu Need Antiviral Meds Right Away: Study
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Survival odds increase with early administration of drugs such as oseltamivir, researchers say

  • H5N1 Bird Flu Vaccine Approved
    (25-Nov-2013)
    In the event of a pandemic

  • Kids Hospitalized for Flu Need Antiviral Meds Right Away: Study
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Survival odds increase with early administration of drugs such as oseltamivir, researchers say

  • New Push by Doctors to Limit Antibiotic Use in Kids
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Many upper respiratory infections, such as mild strep throat, don't require the drugs, report says

  • Breast Milk With Solid Foods Might Stave Off Allergies
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Study also found waiting until 17 weeks to introduce solids is key

  • Women With Asthma May Take Longer to Get Pregnant: Study
    (14-Nov-2013)
    They ultimately had same number of children as women without the respiratory condition

  • Taiwan Woman 1st Human Infected With New Strain of Bird Flu
    (14-Nov-2013)
    Scientists aren't sure about the potential threat posed by the H6N1 virus

  • Fewer ER Visits for Kids After Cold Medicine Restrictions
    (11-Nov-2013)
    CDC study ties improvement to label changes, voluntary manufacturer withdrawals

  • Fewer ER Visits for Kids After Cold Medicine Restrictions
    (11-Nov-2013)
    CDC study ties improvement to label changes, voluntary manufacturer withdrawals

  • Cat Allergies Double Among Asthma Sufferers, Study Reveals
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Experts say findings may lead to improvements in diagnosis and treatment

  • Study: Women at Higher Risk for Allergies, Asthma
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Reasons for gender difference are unclear

  • Did Bone Marrow Transplant Cure Peanut Allergy?
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Unusual case report details how 10-year-old boy was treated for leukemia and lost sensitivity to peanuts

  • Could Mothers' Allergy Shots in Pregnancy Lower Kids' Risk?
    (08-Nov-2013)
    More research needed to confirm early study findings

  • Certain Allergies Plus Blood Pressure Meds Could Be Bad Mix
    (08-Nov-2013)
    People on ACE inhibitors can experience oral allergy syndrome, a rare reaction to some fruits, vegetables

  • Gelatin Allergy May Mean Extra Care Is Needed With Flu Shot
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Used to stabilize the vaccine, gelatin could cause reaction in those who are sensitive to it, experts say

  • Certain Allergies Plus Blood Pressure Meds Could Be Bad Mix
    (08-Nov-2013)
    People on ACE inhibitors can experience oral allergy syndrome, a rare reaction to some fruits, vegetables

  • Cat Allergies Double Among Asthma Sufferers, Study Reveals
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Experts say findings may lead to improvements in diagnosis and treatment

  • Study: Women at Higher Risk for Allergies, Asthma
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Reasons for gender difference are unclear

  • Gelatin Allergy May Mean Extra Care Is Needed With Flu Shot
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Used to stabilize the vaccine, gelatin could cause reaction in those who are sensitive to it, experts say

  • Did Bone Marrow Transplant Cure Peanut Allergy?
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Unusual case report details how 10-year-old boy was treated for leukemia and lost sensitivity to peanuts

  • Could Mothers' Allergy Shots in Pregnancy Lower Kids' Risk?
    (08-Nov-2013)
    More research needed to confirm early study findings

  • Certain Allergies Plus Blood Pressure Meds Could Be Bad Mix
    (08-Nov-2013)
    People on ACE inhibitors can experience oral allergy syndrome, a rare reaction to some fruits, vegetables

  • Gelatin Allergy May Mean Extra Care Is Needed With Flu Shot
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Used to stabilize the vaccine, gelatin could cause reaction in those who are sensitive to it, experts say

  • Cat Allergies Double Among Asthma Sufferers, Study Reveals
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Experts say findings may lead to improvements in diagnosis and treatment

  • Kids in Southern U.S. More Likely to Have Hay Fever: Study
    (08-Nov-2013)
    But escaping allergens isn't just a matter of moving, experts say

  • Could Mothers' Allergy Shots in Pregnancy Lower Kids' Risk?
    (08-Nov-2013)
    More research needed to confirm early study findings

  • Poorer Childhoods, More Colds as Adults?
    (06-Nov-2013)
    Study links financial status in youth to biological differences that affect adults' risk of getting sick

  • Few Parents Use Kids' Asthma Meds Correctly: Study
    (01-Nov-2013)
    The result: inaccurate dosing and uncontrolled symptoms

  • With Flu Season Here, Docs Offer Tips to Stay Healthy
    (01-Nov-2013)
    Immunization highly advised, plus simple methods to avoid spreading virus

  • Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Food Allergies
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Specialist tells parents how to avoid trick-or-treating hazards

  • Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Food Allergies
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Specialist tells parents how to avoid trick-or-treating hazards

  • Closing Chinese Poultry Markets Stalled Bird Flu's Spread to People
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Cases dropped quickly and dramatically, researchers found

  • Last Two Ozone-Depleting Inhalers Being Phased Out
    (29-Oct-2013)
    Deadline is Dec. 31, but FDA urges asthma patients to switch to eco-friendly versions now

  • Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips From an ER Doc
    (29-Oct-2013)
    Flashlights, reflective tape and large groups can help keep kids safe

  • Flu Can Kill Even Healthy Children, Study Finds
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Unvaccinated kids are at greater risk, CDC researcher says

  • Flu Season Off to Slow Start . . .
    (23-Oct-2013)
    . . . But U.S. health officials expect outbreaks to pick up in next several weeks and recommend vaccination

  • Your Flu Shot May Also Help Your Heart
    (22-Oct-2013)
    Study found one-third lower risk of problems including heart attacks in vaccinated people

  • Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Here's what it should include

  • Fewer Infants Hospitalized for Whooping Cough, Study Finds
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Increase in teens vaccinated against the infection has resulted in decrease in babies contracting it, researchers suggest

  • Researchers Discover How Flu Gains Foothold in the Body
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Mouse study illustrates the virus' bold attack on the immune system

  • Egg Allergy No Obstacle to Child's Flu Shot, CDC Says
    (04-Oct-2013)
    New guidelines say special precautions aren't needed

  • Whooping Cough Outbreaks Tied to Parents Shunning Vaccines
    (30-Sep-2013)
    Study finds that areas with high rates of nonmedical vaccine exemptions also had high number of cases

  • Health Tip: Dealing With a Child's Cough
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Many times, it won't require medical treatment

  • Health Tip: Exercising Despite Allergies and Asthma
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Make sure you take your medication first

  • Health Tip: Dealing With a Child's Cough
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Many times, it won't require medical treatment

  • Health Tip: Exercising Despite Allergies and Asthma
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Make sure you take your medication first

  • Health Tip: Dealing With a Child's Cough
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Many times, it won't require medical treatment

  • Health Tip: Dealing With a Child's Cough
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Many times, it won't require medical treatment

  • CDC Reports More Americans Getting Flu Shots
    (26-Sep-2013)
    But overall rate still low, so officials urge everyone over 6 months of age to get vaccinated this season

  • Study Finds No Connection Between Autism, Celiac Disease
    (25-Sep-2013)
    Research casts doubt on practice of placing children with autism on a gluten-free diet, experts say

  • It's Not Too Soon to Get Your Flu Shot, Doctor Says
    (25-Sep-2013)
    This season's vaccine protects against 4 types of flu virus

  • Could Immune Cell Discovery Lead to Universal Flu Vaccine?
    (23-Sep-2013)
    British study found people with more of certain virus-killing immune cells fared better during swine flu pandemic

  • Child's Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family
    (21-Sep-2013)
    Care demands can create more stress than severity of illness, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Allergic to Latex?
    (18-Sep-2013)
    Make sure people know about your condition

  • Geography, Income Determine Health Care in U.S., Report Says
    (18-Sep-2013)
    'We are often two Americas,' according to Commonwealth Fund

  • Asthma Care Critical During Pregnancy, Study Finds
    (16-Sep-2013)
    Close monitoring needed, regardless of severity, researchers say

  • Costs for Kids' Food Allergies Estimated at Nearly $25 Billion
    (16-Sep-2013)
    Allergen-free foods, special diets alone cost U.S. families $1.7 billion yearly, study finds

  • Smoking Plus Asthma in Pregnancy May Make for 'Dangerous Situation'
    (10-Sep-2013)
    The risk of poor health outcomes for mother and baby shouldn't be underestimated, researchers say

  • More Menopausal Women Hospitalized for Asthma, Study Finds
    (03-Sep-2013)
    Biggest discrepancy in rates between men and women seen during 40s and 50s

  • Take Kids to Get Their Flu Shots Early, Experts Say
    (02-Sep-2013)
    The flu is unpredictable and people should not delay in vaccinating their children, new policy advises

  • New Moms, the Obese Prone to Flu Complications, Analysis Finds
    (30-Aug-2013)
    But pregnant women not at high risk for problems, as previously thought

  • Allergies, Asthma Show Links to ADHD: Study
    (23-Aug-2013)
    All three conditions on the rise, but it's unclear whether ADHD risk is affected by others

  • Allergies, Asthma Show Links to ADHD: Study
    (23-Aug-2013)
    All three conditions on the rise, but it's unclear whether ADHD risk is affected by others

  • Allergies, Asthma Show Links to ADHD: Study
    (23-Aug-2013)
    All three conditions on the rise, but it's unclear whether ADHD risk is affected by others

  • Could Flu Shots Help Prevent Heart Attacks?
    (22-Aug-2013)
    Evidence isn't conclusive, but experts say it makes sense for people with heart disease to get vaccine

  • Skin Allergies Can Flare Up in Summer Heat
    (18-Aug-2013)
    Seasonal pitfalls include poison ivy, worsening eczema and hives, expert warns

  • Health Tip: Comfort a Child With Croup
    (12-Aug-2013)
    But if the toddler is under 4, hold the cough medicine

  • Many Kids With Asthma Live With Secondhand Smoke: CDC
    (08-Aug-2013)
    These children have worse symptoms and more outbreaks, experts warn

  • Obese Kids More Likely to Have Asthma, With Worse Symptoms
    (07-Aug-2013)
    Study analyzed medical records of more than 600,000 children

  • First Vaccine Against 4 Flu Strains Ready to Ship
    (06-Aug-2013)
    FDA has approved distribution of new seasonal influenza shot, Fluarix Quadrivalent

  • Taking the Sting Out of Insect-Bite Allergies
    (05-Aug-2013)
    Immunotherapy shots can reduce risk of serious reaction, allergists say

  • Taking the Sting Out of Insect-Bite Allergies
    (05-Aug-2013)
    Immunotherapy shots can reduce risk of serious reaction, allergists say

  • Mother's Asthma During Pregnancy May Raise Child's Health Risks
    (05-Aug-2013)
    Large study of Danish women followed their children up to age 6

  • FDA Warns of Rare Skin Reactions to Acetaminophen
    (02-Aug-2013)
    Cases happen very seldom but can lead to hospitalization or death, new warning label is planned

  • Protecting Lungs During Abdominal Surgery May Decrease Complications
    (31-Jul-2013)
    Adjusting ventilator settings could shield patients from conditions like pneumonia, study finds

  • One in Five Kids May 'Outgrow' Asthma
    (30-Jul-2013)
    Study found girls, those with animal allergies less likely to stop wheezing as they aged

  • One in Five Kids May 'Outgrow' Asthma
    (30-Jul-2013)
    Study found girls, those with animal allergies less likely to stop wheezing as they aged

  • Watch Out for Backyard Allergy Triggers
    (27-Jul-2013)
    Insects, smoke, mold and sunscreen irritants can spoil your fun, allergists say

  • Watch Out for Backyard Allergy Triggers
    (27-Jul-2013)
    Insects, smoke, mold and sunscreen irritants can spoil your fun, allergists say

  • Watch Out for Backyard Allergy Triggers
    (27-Jul-2013)
    Insects, smoke, mold and sunscreen irritants can spoil your fun, allergists say

  • Lethal New Virus in Monkeys Shows Potential to Infect Humans
    (26-Jul-2013)
    Study of germ that killed primates in a California colony should spur more vigilance, researchers say

  • Study of Genetic Condition May Yield Clues to Cause of Allergies
    (24-Jul-2013)
    Results from kids with Loeys-Dietz syndrome might help guide treatment of all allergic diseases, researchers say

  • Study of Genetic Condition May Yield Clues to Cause of Allergies
    (24-Jul-2013)
    Results from kids with Loeys-Dietz syndrome might help guide treatment of all allergic diseases, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Keep Germs to Yourself
    (24-Jul-2013)
    Cover your mouth while you cough or sneeze

  • Study of Genetic Condition May Yield Clues to Cause of Allergies
    (24-Jul-2013)
    Results from kids with Loeys-Dietz syndrome might help guide treatment of all allergic diseases, researchers say

  • Poll: U.S. Adults Support Smoking Ban in Cars With Kids
    (23-Jul-2013)
    3 of 4 also agree homes of children with asthma, other lung problems should be smoke-free

  • Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You?
    (19-Jul-2013)
    Candidates include people with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or those with a wheat allergy

  • Milk Allergy Therapy Needs More Research
    (19-Jul-2013)
    Benefits of treatment that gradually increases servings may not last for some kids, long-term study finds

  • Milk Allergy Therapy Needs More Research
    (19-Jul-2013)
    Benefits of treatment that gradually increases servings may not last for some kids, long-term study finds

  • Researchers Focus on Eczema-Food Allergy Link
    (19-Jul-2013)
    Breakdown in skin barrier that occurs with eczema could play role in food sensitivity, study says

  • China's Bird Flu's Drug Resistance Worries Experts
    (16-Jul-2013)
    Current tests don't detect strains that won't respond to antiviral medication, study says

  • 5 Things Kids Should Tell Their Asthma Doctor
    (10-Jul-2013)
    Experts list key topics to discuss for optimum care

  • Scientists Examine New Bird Flu's Potential to Spread
    (10-Jul-2013)
    They looked at transmission between humans and mammals in lab

  • Month of Conception Might Raise Odds of Premature Birth: Study
    (08-Jul-2013)
    Mom's exposure to flu during third trimester appears to be a key risk factor, researchers say

  • Health Tip: When Taking a Decongestant
    (04-Jul-2013)
    Know what it contains

  • Celiac Disease Shouldn't Keep Family From BBQ Fun: Experts
    (04-Jul-2013)
    Making sure gluten-free kids remain that way when away from home is challenging, but doable

  • Health Tip: When Your Child Has a Cold
    (03-Jul-2013)
    Suggestions for how to ease symptoms

  • H7N9 Bird Flu Transmits From Person to Person, Study Finds
    (03-Jul-2013)
    But it's not easily spread and public should not panic, expert says

  • Early Respiratory Infection May Double Type 1 Diabetes Risk: Study
    (01-Jul-2013)
    Researchers looked at children who had first-degree relatives with the autoimmune disease

  • Trees May Save a Life Each Year in Big Cities
    (28-Jun-2013)
    U.S. Forest Service measured pollution-busting impact of 'urban forests'

  • Genetic Risks for Asthma May Persist Into Adulthood
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Continued disease, quality-of-life issues remain more likely, study found

  • Flu Spreads Quickest Among Kids, Teachers, Health-Care Workers
    (26-Jun-2013)
    Study finds they're most likely to have frequent contact with others already infected

  • Chinese Warn of Possible Re-Emergence of Bird Flu
    (24-Jun-2013)
    H7N9 deadlier than 2009 H1N1 swine flu, researchers say

  • Many U.S. Adults Under-Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough, Survey Finds
    (19-Jun-2013)
    Only 20 percent got shot within last 10 years

  • Flu Vaccine Protects Millions Annually: CDC
    (19-Jun-2013)
    40,000 hospitalizations prevented in just one year, researchers estimate

  • Managing Seasonal Allergies
    (17-Jun-2013)
    Despite a late spring, summer allergy season will be strong, sinus expert says

  • Managing Seasonal Allergies
    (17-Jun-2013)
    Despite a late spring, summer allergy season will be strong, sinus expert says

  • Your Summer Cold May Actually Be an Allergic Reaction
    (15-Jun-2013)
    Grass pollens and mold spores often trigger allergy symptoms during the warm-weather months

  • Your Summer Cold May Actually Be an Allergic Reaction
    (15-Jun-2013)
    Grass pollens and mold spores often trigger allergy symptoms during the warm-weather months

  • Your Summer Cold May Actually Be an Allergic Reaction
    (15-Jun-2013)
    Grass pollens and mold spores often trigger allergy symptoms during the warm-weather months

  • Saliva May Improve With Age for Flu Protection
    (14-Jun-2013)
    Germ-fighting proteins contained within saliva work better in seniors, study found

  • Early, Severe Flu Season Caused Big Rise in Child Deaths: CDC
    (13-Jun-2013)
    Senior hospitalizations also up during 2012-13 onslaught, U.S. health officials say

  • Early, Severe Flu Season Caused Big Rise in Child Deaths: CDC
    (13-Jun-2013)
    Senior hospitalizations also up during 2012-13 onslaught, U.S. health officials say

  • Flu Shots at School Boost Vaccination Rates, Study Finds
    (10-Jun-2013)
    Expanding efforts to immunize kids against influenza could cut illnesses, deaths among children

  • Summer Camp Health Tips for Parents
    (08-Jun-2013)
    How to keep water sports from causing skin infections and other expert advice

  • Recession Forced Cutbacks in Care for Special Needs Kids: Study
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Some families curtailed dental visits, medicines for children with chronic health problems

  • Health Tip: Is Your Asthma Getting Worse?
    (03-Jun-2013)
    Symptoms may become more severe

  • Health Tip: Using a Humidifier?
    (31-May-2013)
    Make sure it doesn't worsen allergies

  • Doubling Tamiflu Dose for Severe Flu Doesn't Help: Study
    (31-May-2013)
    Researchers found no extra health benefit compared to standard dose

  • Gene Therapy May Protect Against Flu Pandemics
    (29-May-2013)
    Study found coaxing cells in the nose to make super antibodies protected mice and ferrets from pandemic strains

  • New China Bird Flu May Be Resistant to Tamiflu
    (28-May-2013)
    In study, 3 severe cases involved virus that didn't respond to the flu drug

  • Health Tip: Pondering Allergy Shots?
    (24-May-2013)
    Consider allergy severity

  • COPD May Be Over-Diagnosed Among Uninsured
    (22-May-2013)
    Patients thought to have lung condition were re-evaluated in small study

  • Sleepless Nights May Hurt School Performance of Kids With Asthma
    (21-May-2013)
    Problems included carelessness, difficulty staying awake, study finds

  • Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective
    (20-May-2013)
    But it was phased out because of side effects; newer version works, study notes

  • Eyelash Extension Adhesives May Cause Bad Reactions
    (16-May-2013)
    Infections and allergies from cosmetic procedure can damage eyes or cause swelling, loss of eyelashes

  • Most Americans Say 'No' to Smoking in Their Homes, Cars
    (16-May-2013)
    4 out of 5 adults have household bans, but millions of people still breathe secondhand smoke, CDC says

  • H1N1 Flu Virus Detected in Seals Off California Coast
    (16-May-2013)
    Influenza viruses can move among species, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Exercise With Allergies and Asthma
    (15-May-2013)
    Speak with an allergist first

  • Health Tip: Exercise With Allergies and Asthma
    (15-May-2013)
    Speak with an allergist first

  • Allergies May Boost Severity of Lung Disease
    (10-May-2013)
    Study finds hay fever increases frequency of respiratory problems in COPD patients

  • Good Diet Helps People Manage Celiac Disease
    (10-May-2013)
    Effects of gluten intolerance can be minimized with proper nutrition, expert says

  • Allergies May Boost Severity of Lung Disease
    (10-May-2013)
    Study finds hay fever increases frequency of respiratory problems in COPD patients

  • Study Sees Link Between Mom's Flu, Bipolar Risk for Children
    (08-May-2013)
    But the risk is small and the connection hasn't been proven, researchers say

  • Some Blackboard Chalks Might Spur Allergies in Kids: Study
    (07-May-2013)
    Protein used in common classroom item may cause reaction in kids with milk allergies

  • For Pregnant Smokers, Vitamin C Might Help Babies' Lungs
    (07-May-2013)
    Small study suggests infants of women who take supplements have lower risk of wheezing

  • Some Blackboard Chalks Might Spur Allergies in Kids: Study
    (07-May-2013)
    Protein used in common classroom item may cause reaction in kids with milk allergies

  • Want Tots Without Allergies? Try Sucking on Their Pacifiers
    (06-May-2013)
    Study suggests transferring adult bacteria to infants' mouths through saliva may train immune system to ignore allergens

  • Want Tots Without Allergies? Try Sucking on Their Pacifiers
    (06-May-2013)
    Study suggests transferring adult bacteria to infants' mouths through saliva may train immune system to ignore allergens

  • Flu Vaccine Safe for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis: Study
    (06-May-2013)
    It may even reduce their bowel symptoms, researchers say

  • Want Tots Without Allergies? Try Sucking on Their Pacifiers
    (06-May-2013)
    Study suggests transferring adult bacteria to infants' mouths through saliva may train immune system to ignore allergens

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Exercise-Induced Asthma
    (03-May-2013)
    Breathe through your nose to warm the air

  • Trees Plus Man-Made Pollution Creates Smog, Study Suggests
    (03-May-2013)
    Interaction between pollution and molecules produced by nature may lead to lung cancer, researchers say

  • Food, Skin Allergies on the Rise Among Children: CDC
    (02-May-2013)
    Reasons aren't known, but researchers found racial, age and income differences

  • Food, Skin Allergies on the Rise Among Children: CDC
    (02-May-2013)
    Reasons aren't known, but researchers found racial, age and income differences

  • Allergies: As American as Apple Pie?
    (29-Apr-2013)
    U.S.-born children more likely to have asthma, hay fever and eczema than foreign-born kids, study finds

  • Allergies: As American as Apple Pie?
    (29-Apr-2013)
    U.S.-born children more likely to have asthma, hay fever and eczema than foreign-born kids, study finds

  • Allergies: As American as Apple Pie?
    (29-Apr-2013)
    U.S.-born children more likely to have asthma, hay fever and eczema than foreign-born kids, study finds

  • Protect Your Kids From Pollen Allergies: Expert
    (27-Apr-2013)
    Tips for keeping allergens away from their skin, out of air in your home

  • Protect Your Kids From Pollen Allergies: Expert
    (27-Apr-2013)
    Tips for keeping allergens away from their skin, out of air in your home

  • Protect Your Kids From Pollen Allergies: Expert
    (27-Apr-2013)
    Tips for keeping allergens away from their skin, out of air in your home

  • Many Parents Give Kids Cold Medicines When They Shouldn't, Survey Finds
    (23-Apr-2013)
    They often miss fine print on the label warning against use in children younger than 4 years old

  • Many Parents Give Kids Cold Medicines When They Shouldn't, Survey Finds
    (23-Apr-2013)
    They often miss fine print on the label warning against use in children younger than 4 years old

  • Many Parents Give Kids Cold Medicines When They Shouldn't, Survey Finds
    (23-Apr-2013)
    They often miss fine print on the label warning against use in children younger than 4 years old

  • Insurance Loss Hampers Young People With Asthma
    (22-Apr-2013)
    Harvard researchers report on impact of health insurance in youths' disease management

  • Breathing Problem Sometimes Misdiagnosed in Athletes
    (12-Apr-2013)
    Study finds vocal cord disorder can be confused with asthma

  • Tick-Borne Meat Allergy May Have Affected Virginia Kids
    (10-Apr-2013)
    Study found 45 suspected cases in 2011 and 2012

  • Tick-Borne Meat Allergy May Have Affected Virginia Kids
    (10-Apr-2013)
    Study found 45 suspected cases in 2011 and 2012

  • Tick-Borne Meat Allergy May Have Affected Virginia Kids
    (10-Apr-2013)
    Study found 45 suspected cases in 2011 and 2012

  • New Bird Flu No Immediate Threat: U.S. Experts
    (09-Apr-2013)
    There's been no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission in Chinese outbreak

  • Got Asthma? Odds Are You Have an Allergy Too
    (02-Apr-2013)
    Study found many U.S. adults suffer from both

  • Antihistamines Adding to Drug Pollution in Streams
    (02-Apr-2013)
    Study also found antibiotics and other drugs disruptive to water environment

  • Got Asthma? Odds Are You Have an Allergy Too
    (02-Apr-2013)
    Study found many U.S. adults suffer from both

  • Tonsillectomy Might Be Worth It for Some Adults
    (02-Apr-2013)
    Finnish study found fewer sore throats after surgery, less time lost from work or school

  • Got Asthma? Odds Are You Have an Allergy Too
    (02-Apr-2013)
    Study found many U.S. adults suffer from both

  • Antihistamine Meds May Raise Risk for Diarrheal Illness
    (30-Mar-2013)
    Study found hospitalized patients on antibiotics taking these drugs were more vulnerable to C. difficile infection

  • EPA Proposes Cleaner Fuel, Car Standards
    (29-Mar-2013)
    Regulations will prevent thousands of early deaths, hospitalizations, agency says

  • Health Tip: Control Pet Allergies
    (28-Mar-2013)
    Limit exposure to dander

  • Springtime Allergies More Severe, Last Longer Now, Experts Say
    (28-Mar-2013)
    Here are tips to stifle your sniffles, sneezes

  • Springtime Allergies More Severe, Last Longer Now, Experts Say
    (28-Mar-2013)
    Here are tips to stifle your sniffles, sneezes

  • Genes and Early Wheezing Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk
    (27-Mar-2013)
    Common cold symptom increased odds for asthma in study

  • Genes and Early Wheezing Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk
    (27-Mar-2013)
    Common cold symptom increased odds for asthma in study

  • Oral Allergy Treatment May Ease Asthma, Hay Fever, Study Finds
    (26-Mar-2013)
    This under-the-tongue alternative to shots is used in Europe, but not approved in U.S.

  • Oral Allergy Treatment May Ease Asthma, Hay Fever, Study Finds
    (26-Mar-2013)
    This under-the-tongue alternative to shots is used in Europe, but not approved in U.S.

  • Oral Allergy Treatment May Ease Asthma, Hay Fever, Study Finds
    (26-Mar-2013)
    This under-the-tongue alternative to shots is used in Europe, but not approved in U.S.

  • Health Tip: Help Stifle Allergies
    (22-Mar-2013)
    Cover your mattresses

  • Flu Season Continues to Wind Down
    (22-Mar-2013)
    38 states reported minimal activity last week, CDC says

  • Antibiotic Linked to Heart Problems in COPD Patients
    (22-Mar-2013)
    Study looked at clarithromycin use for lung conditions, but didn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Millions Got Free Preventive Care Due to Health Law, HHS Says
    (18-Mar-2013)
    Agency estimates that 105 million received the benefit in 2011 and 2012

  • Know What's in Your Child's Medications, FDA Warns
    (17-Mar-2013)
    Mixing cold, allergy drugs can cause harm, agency says

  • Know What's in Your Child's Medications, FDA Warns
    (17-Mar-2013)
    Mixing cold, allergy drugs can cause harm, agency says

  • Nip Springtime Allergies in the Bud
    (16-Mar-2013)
    It's easier to prevent allergic symptoms than stop them, expert says

  • Nip Springtime Allergies in the Bud
    (16-Mar-2013)
    It's easier to prevent allergic symptoms than stop them, expert says

  • Skies Not-So-Friendly for Passengers With Nut Allergies
    (15-Mar-2013)
    But travelers can take steps to reduce their risk of allergic reaction, study suggests

  • Skies Not-So-Friendly for Passengers With Nut Allergies
    (15-Mar-2013)
    But travelers can take steps to reduce their risk of allergic reaction, study suggests

  • Scientists Report Clues to Flu Shot's Effectiveness
    (13-Mar-2013)
    When people fail to make enough white blood cells the vaccine is less protective, study finds

  • More Evidence Whooping Cough Protection Wanes
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Vaccine still recommended, although it appears to weaken after fifth dose, study finds

  • Flu Infections Continue to Decline
    (08-Mar-2013)
    33 states experienced minimal activity last week, CDC says

  • Many Allergic to Fire Ant's Sting Don't Get Preventive Shots
    (04-Mar-2013)
    Insect is endemic throughout the Southeast, researchers note, and can spur severe reaction

  • Combo Inhaler May Give Better Relief for Some With Asthma
    (04-Mar-2013)
    Inhalers containing both rescue and preventive drugs helped patients with moderate to severe condition in studies

  • Winter Weather Plays a Role in Spring Allergies, Expert Says
    (02-Mar-2013)
    Sufferers urged to start taking allergy meds before pollen counts rise to prevent severe reactions

  • Winter Weather Plays a Role in Spring Allergies, Expert Says
    (02-Mar-2013)
    Sufferers urged to start taking allergy meds before pollen counts rise to prevent severe reactions

  • Tattoos Can Pose Health Hazards, Doctor Warns
    (01-Mar-2013)
    Industrial inks, poor skin placement may lead to variety of problems

  • Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids
    (01-Mar-2013)
    While study did not show cause and effect, expert said it's best to avoid exposure

  • Higher Indoor Humidity Levels Might Slow Flu's Spread
    (28-Feb-2013)
    Study found 86 percent of airborne virus particles were stopped in 43 percent humidity

  • Health Tip: Protecting Babies From Whooping Cough
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Adults should be vaccinated

  • H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Tied to Sleep Disorder in British Children
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Pandemrix also found to raise narcolepsy risk in previous European studies

  • Childhood Allergies May Be Affected by Race, Genetics
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Early study found black toddlers more sensitive than whites to food allergens in particular

  • Food Allergies Tied to Impaired Growth in Kids
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Early study suggests that avoiding allergy triggers might be a factor

  • Allergy 'Rescue' Shots May Work Better in Lower Thigh of Overweight Kids
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Study found needles for lifesaving medication too short to reach upper-thigh muscle

  • C-Section May Raise Child's Risk of Allergies, Asthma: Study
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Natural delivery appears to expose babies to beneficial bacteria, researchers say

  • Allergy 'Rescue' Shots May Work Better in Lower Thigh of Overweight Kids
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Study found needles for lifesaving medication too short to reach upper-thigh muscle

  • C-Section May Raise Child's Risk of Allergies, Asthma: Study
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Natural delivery appears to expose babies to beneficial bacteria, researchers say

  • Childhood Allergies May Be Affected by Race, Genetics
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Early study found black toddlers more sensitive than whites to food allergens in particular

  • Food Allergies Tied to Impaired Growth in Kids
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Early study suggests that avoiding allergy triggers might be a factor

  • Childhood Allergies May Be Affected by Race, Genetics
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Early study found black toddlers more sensitive than whites to food allergens in particular

  • Health Tip: Help Control Eye Allergy Symptoms
    (22-Feb-2013)
    A brimmed hat may help you avoid blowing pollen

  • A Few Extra Pounds May Harm Lung Function in Black, Hispanic Kids
    (22-Feb-2013)
    Differences in body fat distribution could boost asthma rates in some minorities, study says

  • Flu Vaccine Fell Short for Seniors This Season: CDC
    (21-Feb-2013)
    Report shows it only provided 9 percent protection against the nastiest strain of the virus

  • Cold and Flu Sufferers Should Ease Back Into Fitness Routine
    (19-Feb-2013)
    Toned-down workout advised; vigorous exercise too soon can have negative impact, expert cautions

  • Blame Common Colds on Your Chromosome 'Caps?'
    (19-Feb-2013)
    Study of young adults suggests DNA 'telomeres' may determine who's vulnerable

  • Cold and Flu Sufferers Should Ease Back Into Fitness Routine
    (19-Feb-2013)
    Toned-down workout advised; vigorous exercise too soon can have negative impact, expert cautions

  • Emerging SARS-Like Virus Well-Suited to Attack Humans: Study
    (19-Feb-2013)
    But immunotherapy appears to tame it, research shows

  • Acupuncture May Help Ease Hay Fever
    (18-Feb-2013)
    Study found patients who had treatment for 8 weeks fared better with symptoms

  • Lower Lung Function in Infancy Linked to Wheeze in Adulthood
    (18-Feb-2013)
    Smoking also played key role in respiratory trouble for young adults, study found

  • Lower Lung Function in Infancy Linked to Wheeze in Adulthood
    (18-Feb-2013)
    Smoking also played key role in respiratory trouble for young adults, study found

  • Acupuncture May Help Ease Hay Fever
    (18-Feb-2013)
    Study found patients who had treatment for 8 weeks fared better with symptoms

  • Flu Levels Continue to Fall, CDC Says
    (15-Feb-2013)
    Activity has decreased in many areas, data shows

  • When Trees Die Off, Human Health May Also Suffer
    (12-Feb-2013)
    Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but supports link between people and the environment

  • C-Section, Formula May Disrupt 'Good' Gut Bacteria in Babies
    (11-Feb-2013)
    But, small study did not determine effect on children's future health

  • C-Section, Formula May Disrupt 'Good' Gut Bacteria in Babies
    (11-Feb-2013)
    But, small study did not determine effect on children's future health

  • Flu Levels Starting to Fall, CDC Says
    (08-Feb-2013)
    While activity remains high, it has decreased in most areas

  • Scientists Explore How Zinc Fights Off Infection
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Mineral may play role in preventing common cold, ICU sepsis

  • Flu Shot May Not Work as Well for Seniors
    (06-Feb-2013)
    But, experts still advise older adults to get vaccinated

  • Living Near Equator May Boost Your Risk for Allergy, Asthma
    (04-Feb-2013)
    This could be due to UV ray exposure, study author says

  • Living Near Equator May Boost Your Risk for Allergy, Asthma
    (04-Feb-2013)
    This could be due to UV ray exposure, study author says

  • Beware Fake Flu Treatments, FDA Warns
    (04-Feb-2013)
    May be marketed as dietary supplements, foods (such as herbal teas) and nasal sprays, agency says

  • Will Climate Change Mean Worse Flu Seasons?
    (01-Feb-2013)
    New study suggests that unseasonably warm winter one year might lead to nasty flu outbreak the next

  • Flu Still Widespread but Easing in Some States: CDC
    (01-Feb-2013)
    45 children have died from flu this season; seniors also especially vulnerable

  • People Can Emit Flu Germs in Air Up to 6 Feet Away, Study Finds
    (31-Jan-2013)
    Researchers urge more study, new infection-control procedures to protect health care workers

  • Certain Jobs May Still Pose Risk for Asthma
    (30-Jan-2013)
    Study cites chemical exposures that may affect breathing of plumbers, hair stylists and more

  • Doubling Up on Cold, Flu Remedies May Harm Liver
    (30-Jan-2013)
    More than 600 prescription and over-the-counter meds contain acetaminophen, FDA experts say

  • Doubling Up on Cold, Flu Remedies May Harm Liver
    (30-Jan-2013)
    More than 600 prescription and over-the-counter meds contain acetaminophen, FDA experts say

  • No Proof Drugs Ease Kids' Migraines: Study
    (28-Jan-2013)
    And some of these meds 'are pretty nasty,' expert says

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Among New Recommendations
    (28-Jan-2013)
    U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer reason to avoid the flu vaccine

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Among New Recommendations
    (28-Jan-2013)
    U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer reason to avoid the flu vaccine

  • Health Tip: Does Asthma Affect Your Sleep?
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Take medications as your doctor prescribes

  • Chronic Heartburn Could Spur Asthma in Some Patients
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Study reinforces the link, and a new test might be better at spotting the problem, experts say

  • Lead Levels Down in U.S. Kids, But Asthma Cases Rising: EPA
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Report looks at the environment's effect on children's health

  • Flu Still at Epidemic Levels: CDC
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Children and seniors especially vulnerable; infections declining in some regions

  • Extreme Cold Snap Brings Unexpected Health Risks
    (24-Jan-2013)
    Heart attacks, strokes and asthma flare-ups increase, expert warns

  • Health Tip: Coping With the Flu
    (24-Jan-2013)
    If symptoms aren't severe, you may not need medication

  • People With Egg Allergy Can Safely Get Flu Shot: Experts
    (23-Jan-2013)
    With study finding, they advise people to have the vaccine

  • People With Egg Allergy Can Safely Get Flu Shot: Experts
    (23-Jan-2013)
    With study finding, they advise people to have the vaccine

  • People With Egg Allergy Can Safely Get Flu Shot: Experts
    (23-Jan-2013)
    With study finding, they advise people to have the vaccine

  • Controversial Bird Flu Research to Resume
    (23-Jan-2013)
    U.S. still on hold, but scientists in other countries ready to end moratorium

  • One in Six Cases of Adult Asthma May Be Linked to Workplace
    (22-Jan-2013)
    People with jobs that exposed them to cleaning agents at greater risk, study says

  • Got the Flu? Rest First, Exercise Later, Experts Say
    (22-Jan-2013)
    Sick athletes should put off vigorous workouts

  • Health Tip: Protect Against Flu During Pregnancy
    (22-Jan-2013)
    Get the yearly flu shot

  • Got the Flu? Rest First, Exercise Later, Experts Say
    (22-Jan-2013)
    Sick athletes should put off vigorous workouts

  • Health Tip: Help Protect Kids from Flu
    (21-Jan-2013)
    If they're 6 months or older, have them vaccinated

  • How to Tell If Your Child Is Too Sick for School: Expert
    (20-Jan-2013)
    If kids aren't well enough to learn, it's best to keep them home

  • Immune-Boosting Foods May Add to Flu Defense
    (18-Jan-2013)
    Nutritional deficiencies impede your ability to fight infection, expert cautions

  • Businesses Should Plan for Flu Disruptions, Doctor Says
    (18-Jan-2013)
    Start by encouraging workers to use sick days

  • 48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard
    (18-Jan-2013)
    It's still not too late to get vaccinated, experts say

  • Obese Kids May Face Immediate Health Woes, Study Finds
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Higher rates of ADHD, asthma and learning problems seen in overweight children, study shows

  • Doctor Explains Why Flu a Greater Threat to Seniors
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Weaker immune system, dehydration risks and less mobility all can make illness more dangerous

  • FDA Approves New Type of Flu Vaccine
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Flublok easier to produce quickly and in large quantities, agency says

  • Flublok Approved to Prevent Seasonal Flu
    (17-Jan-2013)
    New vaccine doesn't use flu virus or eggs, could speed up production

  • Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From the Flu
    (16-Jan-2013)
    As the outbreak worsens, health experts urge flu shots, frequent hand-washing and other measures

  • Just How Severe Is This Flu Season?
    (16-Jan-2013)
    It may be easing already in parts of the U.S., ramping up in others, experts say

  • Fetal Deaths Up Among Unvaccinated Moms in H1N1 Pandemic: Study
    (16-Jan-2013)
    Pregnant women need flu shot to protect unborn child, experts say

  • No Link Between Low Birth Weight, Asthma: Study
    (15-Jan-2013)
    Results expand understanding of the disease, expert says

  • Study Finds Low Flu Vaccine Rates in U.S. Kids
    (15-Jan-2013)
    This also puts infants too young for immunization at risk, researcher says

  • 'Spot' Shortages of Flu Vaccine, Tamiflu Reported, FDA Head Says
    (15-Jan-2013)
    Agency is offering tips on how to find the shot or medication at a clinic or pharmacy near you

  • Fast Food Tied to Asthma, Eczema and Hay Fever in Kids
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Study isn't conclusive, but it's another reason to make healthier choices, expert says

  • Fast Food Tied to Asthma, Eczema and Hay Fever in Kids
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Study isn't conclusive, but it's another reason to make healthier choices, expert says

  • Many People Underestimate How Long a Cough Should Last
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Study found that sufferers often expected hacking to cease within a week, but 3 weeks is more realistic

  • Fast Food Tied to Asthma, Eczema and Hay Fever in Kids
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Study isn't conclusive, but it's another reason to make healthier choices, expert says

  • Many People Underestimate How Long a Cough Should Last
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Study found that sufferers often expected hacking to cease within a week, but 3 weeks is more realistic

  • Fast Food Tied to Asthma, Eczema and Hay Fever in Kids
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Study isn't conclusive, but it's another reason to make healthier choices, expert says

  • Bathroom Reminders May Prod Guys to Wash Their Hands
    (13-Jan-2013)
    In study, rate of college men who did so jumped to 86 percent after signs appeared

  • Health Tip: If You Have a Cold
    (11-Jan-2013)
    Here's what you can do to feel better

  • Safe Ways to Relieve Your Young Child's Flu Symptoms
    (11-Jan-2013)
    Medications not intended for children younger than 4, expert says

  • Flu Widespread in 47 States, Vaccine 'Moderately' Effective: CDC
    (11-Jan-2013)
    Infections appear to be falling in the Southeast, where the virus first appeared

  • Mother-to-Be's Pollen Exposure May Boost Asthma Risk in Baby
    (10-Jan-2013)
    Swedish study tied infant hospitalizations to high pollen counts late in pregnancy

  • Mother-to-Be's Pollen Exposure May Boost Asthma Risk in Baby
    (10-Jan-2013)
    Swedish study tied infant hospitalizations to high pollen counts late in pregnancy

  • Flu Tightens Its Grip on U.S.
    (09-Jan-2013)
    Boston declares state of emergency; 18 flu-related deaths of children reported nationwide

  • Health Tip: Don't Neglect Warning Signs of Lung Disease
    (08-Jan-2013)
    Chronic cough is a prime symptom

  • Flu Cases Rise Across U.S., Severe Season Feared
    (04-Jan-2013)
    It's not too late to get vaccinated, CDC says

  • U.S. Children's Hospitals Treating More Complex, Expensive Conditions
    (27-Dec-2012)
    Researchers find biggest increase in patients with special needs, such as cerebral palsy

  • Research Reveals Why Flu Peaks in Certain Seasons
    (27-Dec-2012)
    The germ thrives in low or very high humidity, scientists say

  • Make Holiday Meals Safe for Kids With Food Allergies
    (24-Dec-2012)
    Expert offers tips for changing recipes and keeping potentially harmful foods separate

  • Nearly One-Third of Kids With Food Allergies May Be Bullied
    (24-Dec-2012)
    Study found torment is often 'just' teasing but can be more threatening

  • Health Tip: If You've Got Food Allergies
    (21-Dec-2012)
    Be careful during the holidays

  • U.S. Flu Season in Full Swing, CDC Says
    (21-Dec-2012)
    29 states are now reporting outbreaks, 12 have 'high levels,' agency says

  • Flu Drug Tamiflu OK for Babies Under 1: FDA
    (21-Dec-2012)
    But dose for these tots must be calibrated to their weight, agency says

  • Tamiflu Approval Expanded to Include Infants Under Age 1
    (21-Dec-2012)
    First approved in 1999 for adults with flu

  • Health Tip: Control Allergies During the Holidays
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Consider using an artificial tree

  • Health Tip: Control Allergies During the Holidays
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Consider using an artificial tree

  • Asthma Linked to Increased Risk of Dangerous Lung Blockage
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Odds of blood clot in lung artery increase along with severity of the respiratory disease, study finds

  • Abused Black Girls More Likely to Develop Asthma: Study
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Stress still affects immune system years later, researchers say

  • Most Coughs Don't Respond to Antibiotics, Study Confirms
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Amoxicillin may cause more harm than good unless pneumonia is suspected, researchers say

  • Banning Vaccine Preservative Would Hurt Kids in Poor Nations: Experts
    (17-Dec-2012)
    Pediatricians, others oppose U.N. proposal

  • EPA Lowers Permissible Soot Levels in Air
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Change will save lives, as much as $9 billion annually, agency says

  • Immune System May Not Weaken With Age: Study
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Seniors' infection-fighting T cells found as strong as those of younger adults

  • College Kids Not So Smart About Flu Shots, Study Finds
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Only 20 percent surveyed reported getting vaccinated

  • Kids May Be at Slightly Higher Asthma Risk If Parents Had Infertility Treatments
    (06-Dec-2012)
    Study found elevated odds in children born after in vitro fertilization, but the research didn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Tap-Water Chemical May Be Linked to Food Allergy
    (03-Dec-2012)
    Pesticide-treated fruits, vegetables may also harbor the compound, researchers say

  • Ex-President George H.W. Bush Remains Hospitalized
    (03-Dec-2012)
    88-year-old being treated for bronchitis and lingering cough

  • Tap-Water Chemical May Be Linked to Food Allergy
    (03-Dec-2012)
    Pesticide-treated fruits, vegetables may also harbor the compound, researchers say

  • Flu Season Arrives Early and It Could Be Severe: CDC
    (03-Dec-2012)
    Experts say get vaccinated now

  • Tips for Warding Off Winter Allergies
    (23-Nov-2012)
    Mold, dust mites may lurk in holiday decorations, experts warn

  • Tips for Warding Off Winter Allergies
    (23-Nov-2012)
    Mold, dust mites may lurk in holiday decorations, experts warn

  • 15 Million in U.S. Have COPD, a Lung Disease
    (21-Nov-2012)
    Prevalence of the chronic condition is highest in Kentucky, CDC says

  • Just-Approved Flu Vaccine Uses Newer Production Method
    (21-Nov-2012)
    Cell culture technology

  • Does Eating Fish During Infancy Cut Asthma Risk?
    (16-Nov-2012)
    Researchers say timing is key, but one expert advises against seafood for babies

  • Does Eating Fish During Infancy Cut Asthma Risk?
    (16-Nov-2012)
    Researchers say timing is key, but one expert advises against seafood for babies

  • Study Explores Possible Tie Between Fever, Flu in Pregnancy and Autism
    (12-Nov-2012)
    Even if higher risk exists, it's still very small, researcher stressed

  • Pollen Increasing at Feverish Pace, Study Finds
    (09-Nov-2012)
    Hay fever likely to worsen as a result, allergists say

  • Better Economic Status Tied to Peanut Allergy in Kids: Study
    (09-Nov-2012)
    For children aged 1 to 9, living in affluent household may raise risk, researchers say

  • Study: Allergies Need to Be Taken Seriously
    (09-Nov-2012)
    Found that those who wound up in the hospital often did not have epinephrine, had not seen allergist

  • Lone Star Tick Bite Might Trigger Red Meat Allergy: Study
    (09-Nov-2012)
    Body produces antibodies against pest's saliva, which contains same carbohydrate found in beef, pork

  • Study: Allergies Need to Be Taken Seriously
    (09-Nov-2012)
    Found that those who wound up in the hospital often did not have epinephrine, had not seen allergist

  • Some Kids May Overcome or Outgrow Egg Allergy, Study Suggests
    (09-Nov-2012)
    Children were able to tolerate baked eggs during food challenges in controlled setting

  • Women's Respiratory Symptoms May Vary With Menstrual Cycle
    (09-Nov-2012)
    For example, study found wheezing highest on days 10 to 22

  • Women's Respiratory Symptoms May Vary With Menstrual Cycle
    (09-Nov-2012)
    For example, study found wheezing highest on days 10 to 22

  • Better Economic Status Tied to Peanut Allergy in Kids: Study
    (09-Nov-2012)
    For children aged 1 to 9, living in affluent household may raise risk, researchers say

  • Study: Allergies Need to Be Taken Seriously
    (09-Nov-2012)
    Found that those who wound up in the hospital often did not have epinephrine, had not seen allergist

  • Lone Star Tick Bite Might Trigger Red Meat Allergy: Study
    (09-Nov-2012)
    Body produces antibodies against pest's saliva, which contains same carbohydrate found in beef, pork

  • Some Kids May Overcome or Outgrow Egg Allergy, Study Suggests
    (09-Nov-2012)
    Children were able to tolerate baked eggs during food challenges in controlled setting

  • Pollen Increasing at Feverish Pace, Study Finds
    (09-Nov-2012)
    Hay fever likely to worsen as a result, allergists say

  • Study: Allergies Need to Be Taken Seriously
    (09-Nov-2012)
    Found that those who wound up in the hospital often did not have epinephrine, had not seen allergist

  • Sugar 'n' Spice Not Always Nice
    (08-Nov-2012)
    Allergies to cinnamon, vanilla and more can put a crimp on everyday life

  • Sugar 'n' Spice Not Always Nice
    (08-Nov-2012)
    Allergies to cinnamon, vanilla and more can put a crimp on everyday life

  • Health Tip: Keep Pollen Under Control
    (02-Nov-2012)
    To help manage allergy symptoms

  • Food Allergies Can Make Kids Targets for Bullies
    (02-Nov-2012)
    Some children reported that other kids intentionally contaminated their food with allergens

  • Help Kids Breathe Easier on Halloween
    (31-Oct-2012)
    Doctor tells how to avoid allergy, asthma triggers

  • Health Risks Will Rise in Sandy's Wake, Experts Warn
    (31-Oct-2012)
    Injuries, lack of clean water, toxic mold can all pose threats

  • Help Kids Breathe Easier on Halloween
    (31-Oct-2012)
    Doctor tells how to avoid allergy, asthma triggers

  • Health Risks Will Rise in Sandy's Wake, Experts Warn
    (31-Oct-2012)
    Injuries, lack of clean water, toxic mold can all pose threats

  • Help Kids Breathe Easier on Halloween
    (31-Oct-2012)
    Doctor tells how to avoid allergy, asthma triggers

  • Smoking Bans Reduce Hospitalizations: Study
    (29-Oct-2012)
    Significant cuts seen in heart attacks, strokes, asthma

  • Flu Vaccine May Protect Your Heart
    (29-Oct-2012)
    Researchers found that those who were vaccinated had fewer heart attacks, strokes

  • Forget Flu Shot Myths, Protect Yourself This Season
    (26-Oct-2012)
    No, you won't catch the flu from being vaccinated, expert says

  • Antibiotics Don't Ease Coughs in Kids With Common Cold: Study
    (24-Oct-2012)
    No treatment is sometimes the best option, experts say

  • Antibiotics Don't Ease Coughs in Kids With Common Cold: Study
    (24-Oct-2012)
    No treatment is sometimes the best option, experts say

  • CDC Panel: All Pregnant Women Should Get Whooping Cough Shot
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Mother's immunity can be passed on to her child, experts say

  • A Parent's Grief Highlights Flu Shot's Importance
    (19-Oct-2012)
    General good health is no protection from infection or death, CDC study shows

  • Can Allergies Thwart Fatal Colon Cancer?
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Immune responses that trigger hay fever, asthma might also ward off malignancies, study says

  • House Dust Ingredient Linked to Allergic Asthma: Study
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Cleaning can reduce exposure to flagellin, a bacterial protein

  • Can Allergies Thwart Fatal Colon Cancer?
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Immune responses that trigger hay fever, asthma might also ward off malignancies, study says

  • House Dust Ingredient Linked to Allergic Asthma: Study
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Cleaning can reduce exposure to flagellin, a bacterial protein

  • Secondhand Smoke Ups Babies' Risk of Asthma, Study Says
    (15-Oct-2012)
    Premature infants especially susceptible to ills of cigarette smoke

  • Health Tip: Using an Antihistamine
    (11-Oct-2012)
    Before you take one, speak to your doctor

  • Health Tip: Using an Antihistamine
    (11-Oct-2012)
    Before you take one, speak to your doctor

  • Health Tip: Manage Your Child's Allergy
    (05-Oct-2012)
    Limit exposure to potential triggers

  • For People With Lung Disease, Colds Are Worse With School Kids Around
    (05-Oct-2012)
    Study found sore throat, runny nose, cough were all more likely

  • For People With Lung Disease, Colds Are Worse With School Kids Around
    (05-Oct-2012)
    Study found sore throat, runny nose, cough were all more likely

  • Health Tip: Manage Your Child's Allergy
    (05-Oct-2012)
    Limit exposure to potential triggers

  • Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Flu
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Get the annual vaccine

  • Little U.S. Flu Activity So Far, CDC Says
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Most people 6 months of age and older are urged to get vaccinated

  • Postoperative Program Prevents Respiratory Complications: Study
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Simple steps counter common side effects of surgery, researchers say

  • Vitamin D Won't Save You From Common Cold, Latest Study Says
    (02-Oct-2012)
    Healthy adults who took supplements did no better than those on placebos

  • Vitamin D Won't Save You From Common Cold, Latest Study Says
    (02-Oct-2012)
    Healthy adults who took supplements did no better than those on placebos

  • Flu Season's Approaching So Roll Up Your Sleeve
    (27-Sep-2012)
    U.S. health officials say this year's vaccine protects against two new strains

  • Flu Season's Approaching So Roll Up Your Sleeve
    (27-Sep-2012)
    U.S. health officials say this year's vaccine protects against two new strains

  • Son's Real-Life Drama Leads Comedy Queen to Medical Role
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Julie Bowen of 'Modern Family' spearheads allergy-awareness campaign

  • Virus Patterns Where Kids Live May Affect Asthma Risk
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Certain respiratory infections more common in urban than suburban infants, study finds

  • Health Tip: Treating a Chronic Cough
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Remedy's effectiveness depends on the cause

  • Son's Real-Life Drama Leads Comedy Queen to Medical Role
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Julie Bowen of 'Modern Family' spearheads allergy-awareness campaign

  • That May Not Be a Cold, Could Be Fall Allergies
    (25-Sep-2012)
    Ragweed, mold most common allergens this time of year, experts say

  • Health Tip: If You or Your Child Have a Food Allergy
    (25-Sep-2012)
    Read food labels carefully

  • Health Tip: If You or Your Child Have a Food Allergy
    (25-Sep-2012)
    Read food labels carefully

  • That May Not Be a Cold, Could Be Fall Allergies
    (25-Sep-2012)
    Ragweed, mold most common allergens this time of year, experts say

  • Untreated Food Allergies More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids
    (21-Sep-2012)
    Some symptoms aren't as obvious as hives, puffy eyes or rash, researchers say

  • Untreated Food Allergies More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids
    (21-Sep-2012)
    Some symptoms aren't as obvious as hives, puffy eyes or rash, researchers say

  • Scientists Focus on Factors Behind Asthma Attacks
    (20-Sep-2012)
    Findings could pave way to reducing 2 major airway symptoms, researchers say

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine Protection Fades Over Time: Study
    (12-Sep-2012)
    CDC recommends booster shots for teens and adults

  • For Mild Asthma, Daily Steroids May Not Be Needed, Study Says
    (11-Sep-2012)
    Found no difference in outcomes with daily use versus only during flare-ups

  • Pediatricians' Group Urges Flu Shot for Kids Aged 6 Months and Up
    (10-Sep-2012)
    Parents, daycare workers also should be immunized, AAP guidelines say

  • Researchers Find Powerful Swine Flu Strain in Korea
    (10-Sep-2012)
    While unlikely to spread to humans, scientists call for close global surveillance of pigs

  • Language Barrier Hurts Elderly Asthma Patients
    (07-Sep-2012)
    Self-care, quality of life found to suffer, study says

  • Child's Use of Certain Asthma Drugs Could Shorten Adult Height
    (03-Sep-2012)
    But study found impact was slight, a half-inch on average, and steroid meds help control attacks, experts say

  • Hurricane Isaac Could Stir Up Allergies, Asthma
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Experts say levels of pollen and mold typically rise after these types of storms

  • Hurricane Isaac Could Stir Up Allergies, Asthma
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Experts say levels of pollen and mold typically rise after these types of storms

  • Most U.S. Schools Unprepared for Pandemics: Study
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Protective gear, medication stockpiles, staff disaster training all lacking

  • Kids With Neurological Conditions at Higher Risk of Flu Death: CDC
    (29-Aug-2012)
    Medical, parenting groups working to increase flu vaccination, awareness

  • Chronic Cough Responds to Epilepsy Drug, Study Finds
    (28-Aug-2012)
    But expert contends few patients really need it

  • Stopping Controversial Asthma Drugs Could Have Downside: Study
    (27-Aug-2012)
    Findings differ from FDA caution on combination therapies

  • Health Tip: If You Have Eczema
    (24-Aug-2012)
    Suggestions that may help avoid a flare

  • Human Airways' 'Brush' Mechanism Gives Clues to Lung Diseases
    (23-Aug-2012)
    Researchers say proper mucus clearance may depend on how tiny hair-like cilia operate

  • Vitamin D May Thwart Kids' Winter Colds
    (23-Aug-2012)
    But whether children without vitamin deficiency would benefit remains unclear, study finds

  • Secondhand Smoke May Impair Children's Cough Reflex
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Reduced sensitivity to respiratory irritants could raise pneumonia risk, researchers say

  • Vaccinations Belong on Parents' Back-to-School Checklists
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Preventable diseases can threaten children's lives, expert warns

  • Secondhand Smoke May Impair Children's Cough Reflex
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Reduced sensitivity to respiratory irritants could raise pneumonia risk, researchers say

  • Smoking During Pregnancy May Cause Asthma, Wheezing in Kids
    (17-Aug-2012)
    More breathing problems seen in preschoolers even if mothers stopped smoking once they were born

  • Experimental Drug May Cut Severe Asthma Attacks: Study
    (17-Aug-2012)
    Mepolizumab might help patients reduce oral steroid use, researcher says

  • Healthy-Looking Pigs at State Fair Found to Have Swine Flu
    (17-Aug-2012)
    CDC offers infection precautions for summer fairgoers

  • FDA Approves Flu Vaccine for Coming Season
    (14-Aug-2012)
    Two of the three strains picked weren't in last year's shot, experts note

  • Flu Season's Vaccine Approved
    (14-Aug-2012)
    Two of three strains weren't in last season's vaccine

  • Mold Exposure in Infancy May Raise Asthma Risk
    (10-Aug-2012)
    Three species linked to wheezing at age 7

  • Sharp Spike Seen in Swine Flu Cases: CDC
    (09-Aug-2012)
    Number of reported illnesses has jumped 5-fold this week

  • Honey a Sweet Treatment for Kids' Night-Time Cough
    (06-Aug-2012)
    Given before bedtime, study found this home remedy improved symptoms of common cold

  • Sleep Loss Often Disruptive for City Kids With Asthma
    (05-Aug-2012)
    Study linked combination to missed school days, ER visits and less sports participation

  • Options Increasing for Coping With Kids' Food Allergies
    (03-Aug-2012)
    Medication, herbs and desensitization offer alternatives to avoidance, experts say

  • For Colorado Family, It's Allergies All Around
    (03-Aug-2012)
    Kids avoid long list of foods, but not athletic lifestyle

  • Allergies May Plague Renters More Than Homeowners
    (03-Aug-2012)
    Those who rent less likely to take steps to reduce indoor allergy triggers, study finds

  • First Generic Versions of Singulair Approved
    (03-Aug-2012)
    Treats asthma and allergies

  • Options Increasing for Coping With Kids' Food Allergies
    (03-Aug-2012)
    Medication, herbs and desensitization offer alternatives to avoidance, experts say

  • First Generic Versions of Singulair Approved
    (03-Aug-2012)
    Treats asthma and allergies

  • Options Increasing for Coping With Kids' Food Allergies
    (03-Aug-2012)
    Medication, herbs and desensitization offer alternatives to avoidance, experts say

  • For Colorado Family, It's Allergies All Around
    (03-Aug-2012)
    Kids avoid long list of foods, but not athletic lifestyle

  • CDC Preparing Vaccine for New Swine Flu
    (03-Aug-2012)
    No sustained person-to-person transmission yet, but this virus has a gene linked to pandemic flu

  • Expert Tips May Help Kids Avoid Allergens at School
    (02-Aug-2012)
    Common allergy triggers in classrooms, on playgrounds spur 14 million absences a year in U.S.

  • Expert Tips May Help Kids Avoid Allergens at School
    (02-Aug-2012)
    Common allergy triggers in classrooms, on playgrounds spur 14 million absences a year in U.S.

  • Asthma Common Among Olympic Athletes
    (02-Aug-2012)
    Chronic airway conditions affect 8 percent of the elite competitors, research shows

  • Expert Tips May Help Kids Avoid Allergens at School
    (02-Aug-2012)
    Common allergy triggers in classrooms, on playgrounds spur 14 million absences a year in U.S.

  • Expert Tips May Help Kids Avoid Allergens at School
    (02-Aug-2012)
    Common allergy triggers in classrooms, on playgrounds spur 14 million absences a year in U.S.

  • Health Tip: Prevent Food Cross-Contamination
    (01-Aug-2012)
    If you or a loved one has a food allergy

  • Health Tip: Prevent Food Cross-Contamination
    (01-Aug-2012)
    If you or a loved one has a food allergy

  • Is 'Improved' Vaccine Causing Whooping Cough Outbreaks?
    (31-Jul-2012)
    Current shot may be less effective than earlier one, experts suggest

  • New Seal Flu Could Pose Threat to Humans
    (31-Jul-2012)
    Pandemic strain could originate anywhere, so preparation is essential, researchers say

  • Certain Tick Bites Might Spur Red Meat Allergy
    (26-Jul-2012)
    After exposure to Lone Star tick, some people must avoid red meat thereafter

  • Certain Tick Bites Might Spur Red Meat Allergy
    (26-Jul-2012)
    After exposure to Lone Star tick, some people must avoid red meat thereafter

  • Certain Tick Bites Might Spur Red Meat Allergy
    (26-Jul-2012)
    After exposure to Lone Star tick, some people must avoid red meat thereafter

  • Flu Cases From County Fair Traced to Pigs
    (26-Jul-2012)
    But this strain isn't very contagious, CDC says

  • London Smog May Be Tough on Olympians
    (25-Jul-2012)
    Pollution can worsen symptoms associated with exercise-induced asthma, experts say

  • Tudorza Pressair Approved for COPD
    (24-Jul-2012)
    Inhaler treats narrowed lung airways

  • Whooping Cough Cases Reaching Record Highs: CDC
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Vaccine appears to wear off, so booster shots are needed, experts say

  • 'Exposure Therapy' May Be Option for Kids' Egg, Milk Allergies
    (18-Jul-2012)
    Small studies found some children could tolerate food 'triggers' with gradual, medically supervised treatment

  • Safe Composting Tips for People With Food Allergies
    (14-Jul-2012)
    Experts advise using pollen masks, goggles, gloves, long sleeves

  • Annual Report on U.S. Kids' Health a Mixed Bag
    (13-Jul-2012)
    There are fewer infant deaths and preterm births, but more kids live in poverty, government finds

  • Health Tip: Use Caution Before Giving Cough Medicine to Kids
    (13-Jul-2012)
    Make sure the pediatrician approves

  • Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke Exposure
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Stay inside and try to keep indoor air clean

  • Health Tip: Is Your Home Air Polluted?
    (12-Jul-2012)
    EPA offers these hints

  • Exercise, Meditation Can Beat Back Cold, Flu, Study Finds
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Researchers report that both also appear to cut down on sick time and sick days at work

  • Exercise, Meditation Can Beat Back Cold, Flu, Study Finds
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Researchers report that both also appear to cut down on sick time and sick days at work

  • Health Tip: Poor Air Quality Affects Kids With Asthma
    (11-Jul-2012)
    You should limit their time outside

  • Drive-Through Flu Shot a Safe Bet: Study
    (11-Jul-2012)
    Fears of fainting, car crashes unfounded, researchers found

  • Selflessness Can Threaten Clergy Members' Health
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Ministering to others linked to above-average rates of depression, chronic diseases, study shows

  • H1N1 Flu Vaccine Safe for Expectant Moms, Offspring: Study
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Second study reports slight increase in Guillain-Barre syndrome after vaccination

  • Babies With Pets Not Dogged by Colds: Study
    (09-Jul-2012)
    Early exposure, especially to dogs, reduced respiratory infections in infants

  • Parenthood Seems to Protect Against Catching Colds: Study
    (06-Jul-2012)
    Risk was 52 percent lower for parents than for nonparents exposed to viruses

  • Parenthood Seems to Protect Against Catching Colds: Study
    (06-Jul-2012)
    Risk was 52 percent lower for parents than for nonparents exposed to viruses

  • Asthma Rates Higher Near Busy New York Highway
    (29-Jun-2012)
    Researchers suspect emissions from vehicle may inflame the lungs

  • Asthma Rates Higher Near Busy Highway
    (29-Jun-2012)
    Researchers suspect emissions from vehicle may inflame the lungs

  • Pandemic H1N1 Flu Killed Far More Than Reported: Study
    (26-Jun-2012)
    Scientists now estimate 2009 toll was 15 times higher, with majority of fatalities in Africa and southeast Asia

  • More Vigilance Needed to Protect Kids With Food Allergies
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Study showed more than 70% suffer reactions after exposure, 11% of those severe

  • More Vigilance Needed to Protect Kids With Food Allergies
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Study showed more than 70% suffer reactions after exposure, 11% of those severe

  • More Vigilance Needed to Protect Kids With Food Allergies
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Study showed more than 70% suffer reactions after exposure, 11% of those severe

  • Germ Culprits in Moldy, Water-Damaged Buildings Identified
    (22-Jun-2012)
    Two strains of illness-causing bacteria found, study says

  • Germ Culprits in Moldy, Water-Damaged Buildings Identified
    (22-Jun-2012)
    Two strains of illness-causing bacteria found, study says

  • Study Ties Kids' Allergy Risks to Antibacterials, Preservatives
    (21-Jun-2012)
    Chemicals in some soaps, toothpaste, mouthwash may play a role in immune system development

  • Study Ties Kids' Allergy Risks to Antibacterials, Preservatives
    (21-Jun-2012)
    Chemicals in some soaps, toothpaste, mouthwash may play a role in immune system development

  • Colds May Be Even More 'Common' Than People Think
    (19-Jun-2012)
    Infected co-eds with no symptoms outnumbered those with symptoms by 4 to 1 in study

  • Health Tip: Be a Dust Buster
    (15-Jun-2012)
    And help prevent allergies and asthma

  • Health Tip: Be a Dust Buster
    (15-Jun-2012)
    And help prevent allergies and asthma

  • Health Tip: Does Your Child Have a Seasonal Allergy?
    (13-Jun-2012)
    Look for symptoms that emerge at the same time each year

  • Health Tip: Don't Let Allergies or Asthma Spoil Summer Fun
    (08-Jun-2012)
    Take medication before you have symptoms

  • City Kids More Prone to Food Allergies Than Rural Peers: Study
    (08-Jun-2012)
    Researcher says finding points out impact of environment

  • Health Tip: Don't Let Allergies or Asthma Spoil Summer Fun
    (08-Jun-2012)
    Take medication before you have symptoms

  • City Kids More Prone to Food Allergies Than Rural Peers: Study
    (08-Jun-2012)
    Researcher says finding points out impact of environment

  • Flu Season Was One of Mildest on Record, CDC Confirms
    (07-Jun-2012)
    Fewer deaths, hospitalizations this year than in the past, agency says

  • Seniors With Asthma Do Worse If Obese
    (05-Jun-2012)
    They also fare poorly in traffic pollution, researchers say

  • Seniors With Asthma Do Worse If Obese
    (05-Jun-2012)
    They also fare poorly in traffic pollution, researchers say

  • Teens Whose Moms Smoked While Pregnant May Have Worse Asthma
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Study followed black, Hispanic adolescents

  • Summer's Heat May Enflame Hives
    (30-May-2012)
    Skin condition can be temporary or chronic, experts say

  • Summer's Heat May Enflame Hives
    (30-May-2012)
    Skin condition can be temporary or chronic, experts say

  • Summer's Heat May Enflame Hives
    (30-May-2012)
    Skin condition can be temporary or chronic, experts say

  • Health Tip: Don't Spread Germs
    (28-May-2012)
    Cover your mouth when you cough

  • Health Tip: Don't Spread Germs
    (28-May-2012)
    Cover your mouth when you cough

  • Chemicals in PVC Flooring Can Be Absorbed Into Children's Bodies: Study
    (25-May-2012)
    Phthalates have been linked to asthma, allergies and other chronic diseases

  • People Who Lived Near World Trade Center Report More Lung Disease
    (25-May-2012)
    Residents of homes close enough to attacks to sustain damage had more symptoms 5 years later

  • Chemicals in PVC Flooring Can Be Absorbed Into Children's Bodies: Study
    (25-May-2012)
    Phthalates have been linked to asthma, allergies and other chronic diseases

  • Fewer Stillbirths Among Pregnant Women Vaccinated Against Flu
    (25-May-2012)
    Those who were protected from H1N1 were also less likely to deliver preterm, study finds

  • C-Section May Hike Risk for Toddlers' Obesity, Study Suggests
    (24-May-2012)
    By age 3, Caesarean babies are more likely to be overweight, researchers found

  • Work-Related Asthma a Significant Problem: CDC
    (24-May-2012)
    9 percent of all asthma cases are caused or worsened by job exposures, agency says

  • Babies' Vulnerability to Colds Tied to Immune Response at Birth
    (24-May-2012)
    Small study found some infants had up to 10 colds in their first year

  • Asthma Meds May Be Linked to Irregular Heartbeat
    (22-May-2012)
    Early study found more arrhythmias in young people on certain inhalers

  • Breathing Smog While Pregnant May Worsen Asthma in Offspring
    (21-May-2012)
    Prenatal exposure linked to later lung dysfunction, researchers say

  • Inhaled Steroids Lead to Big Drop in Asthma Deaths at Texas Hospital: Study
    (15-May-2012)
    They reduce inflammation in the lungs, improving control of asthma symptoms

  • Asthma Cases Continue to Rise in U.S., Affecting Millions
    (15-May-2012)
    Latest numbers from the CDC find 19 million adults and 7 million kids have the illness today

  • 'Self-Managing' COPD Might Pose Risks, Study Suggests
    (14-May-2012)
    People getting comprehensive education had higher death risk, researchers found

  • Does Your Child Have Seasonal Allergies or a Cold?
    (12-May-2012)
    Expert describes how parents can tell the difference

  • Does Your Child Have Seasonal Allergies or a Cold?
    (12-May-2012)
    Expert describes how parents can tell the difference

  • Health Tip: Having an Allergy to Medication
    (11-May-2012)
    Suggestions to help avoid a reaction

  • Zinc Pills May Shorten Colds, Analysis Suggests
    (07-May-2012)
    But, benefits are slight and side effects are reported, researchers say

  • Migraines More Likely for People With Celiac Disease, Study Says
    (03-May-2012)
    Early research also links headaches to gluten problems, Crohn's disease and colitis

  • Once-Banned Bird Flu Study Suggests Pandemic Threat Is Real
    (02-May-2012)
    Researchers found the virus could potentially mutate and spread widely among people, but that hasn't happened so far

  • Many Asthmatic Kids Harmed by Secondhand Smoke: Study
    (01-May-2012)
    Exposure leads to more doctor visits, disturbed sleep, exercise limitations

  • Seniors Undertreated for Asthma, and Many Skip Inhalers: Study
    (01-May-2012)
    Using meds as prescribed can improve health, quality of life, researcher says

  • Seniors Undertreated for Asthma, and Many Skip Inhalers: Study
    (01-May-2012)
    Using meds as prescribed can improve health, quality of life, researcher says

  • Hot Weather's Return Brings Ozone Warnings
    (30-Apr-2012)
    Kids, seniors most vulnerable to ozone exposure, experts say

  • Children Usually Excluded From Clinical Drug Trials: Study
    (30-Apr-2012)
    Kids with chronic illnesses might react differently to new medicines than adults, researchers say

  • Some Schools Don't Let Kids Carry Asthma Inhalers
    (27-Apr-2012)
    Policies run counter to law, place children at risk, experts say

  • Some Schools Don't Let Kids Carry Asthma Inhalers
    (27-Apr-2012)
    Policies run counter to law, place children at risk, experts say

  • Some Schools Don't Let Kids Carry Asthma Inhalers
    (27-Apr-2012)
    Policies run counter to law, place children at risk, experts say

  • Some Schools Don't Let Kids Carry Asthma Inhalers
    (27-Apr-2012)
    Policies run counter to law, place children at risk, experts say

  • Air Quality Improving in Many U.S. Cities: Report
    (25-Apr-2012)
    Even Los Angeles showed lowest smog levels in more than a decade, data found

  • Texting May Help More Kids Get Flu Shots
    (24-Apr-2012)
    Novel way of sending reminders to families linked to more vaccinations: study

  • U.S. Gives Green Light to Publish Controversial Bird Flu Research
    (23-Apr-2012)
    After expert panel review, officials say H5N1 findings are of benefit, with little risk to national security

  • Health Tip: Avoid Asthma Triggers
    (17-Apr-2012)
    Including things that make you sneeze

  • Alternative Therapies Aren't Used as Substitutes for Asthma Meds: Study
    (13-Apr-2012)
    Parents still give kids traditional treatments in addition to less orthodox ones

  • Mental Illness Tied to Higher Rates of Physical Problems: Report
    (13-Apr-2012)
    More chronic illness, ER visits and hospitalizations with conditions such as depression

  • Over-the-Counter Bug Bite Remedies Don't Work: Report
    (12-Apr-2012)
    Mild reactions might not call for tablets or creams

  • DNA Testing Finds Allergens, Toxins in Traditional Chinese Medicines
    (12-Apr-2012)
    U.S. experts say supplements made in America are different, but neither country tests for ingredients

  • Over-the-Counter Bug Bite Remedies Don't Work: Report
    (12-Apr-2012)
    Mild reactions might not call for tablets or creams

  • Over-the-Counter Bug Bite Remedies Don't Work: Report
    (12-Apr-2012)
    Mild reactions might not call for tablets or creams

  • Rapid Asthma Treatment in ER May Prevent Admission
    (06-Apr-2012)
    Giving corticosteroids as soon as possible hastens recovery, study suggests

  • Why Stress Might Make You Sick
    (02-Apr-2012)
    New research suggests long-term anxiety is linked to inflammation

  • Most People Can't Tell a Tree Nut From a Peanut
    (31-Mar-2012)
    Knowing which nuts to avoid can be a matter of life-or-death for those with nut allergies, study says

  • Most People Can't Tell a Tree Nut From a Peanut
    (31-Mar-2012)
    Knowing which nuts to avoid can be a matter of life-or-death for those with nut allergies, study says

  • Most People Can't Tell a Tree Nut From a Peanut
    (31-Mar-2012)
    Knowing which nuts to avoid can be a matter of life-or-death for those with nut allergies, study says

  • Most People Can't Tell a Tree Nut From a Peanut
    (31-Mar-2012)
    Knowing which nuts to avoid can be a matter of life-or-death for those with nut allergies, study says

  • Secondhand Smoke Affects Young Girls More Than Boys: Study
    (30-Mar-2012)
    By age 7, lung function was six times worse for exposed girls than boys, research shows

  • Warm Weather Triggers Early Allergy Season
    (30-Mar-2012)
    Sneezing isn't the only concern, with ticks and mosquitoes already active

  • Warm Weather Triggers Early Allergy Season
    (30-Mar-2012)
    Sneezing isn't the only concern, with ticks and mosquitoes already active

  • Warm Weather Triggers Early Allergy Season
    (30-Mar-2012)
    Sneezing isn't the only concern, with ticks and mosquitoes already active

  • Tighter Recommendations Issued for Blood Cell Transfusions
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Study found patients do just as well with lower thresholds for red blood cells

  • Research Shows How Colds Lead to Coughing, Wheezing
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Viruses activate 'cough receptors,' especially among those with asthma

  • High Out-of-Pocket Costs for Kids' Asthma Drugs Could Pose Dangers
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests steeper co-pays reduce medication use in insured children

  • Research Shows How Colds Lead to Coughing, Wheezing
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Viruses activate 'cough receptors,' especially among those with asthma

  • Research Shows How Colds Lead to Coughing, Wheezing
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Viruses activate 'cough receptors,' especially among those with asthma

  • Allergies Ahead of Schedule in Eastern United States
    (22-Mar-2012)
    Record temperatures produce early pollen season

  • FDA Mulls Expanding Patients' Access to Certain Drugs
    (22-Mar-2012)
    Agency is in 2 days of hearings on whether some prescription meds shift to 'conditional' OTC status

  • Allergies Ahead of Schedule in Eastern United States
    (22-Mar-2012)
    Record temperatures produce early pollen season

  • Could Statins Help Prevent Pneumonia?
    (19-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests possible modest effect, but drugs shouldn't be taken for this use, experts say

  • Tooting Your Horn Can Raise Risk for Skin Condition
    (16-Mar-2012)
    Metal, wood components of instruments can spur contact dermatitis, expert notes

  • How to Avoid Spring Sneezing and Stuffiness
    (10-Mar-2012)
    Experts say allergy triggers can include certain foods, open windows

  • How to Avoid Spring Sneezing and Stuffiness
    (10-Mar-2012)
    Experts say allergy triggers can include certain foods, open windows

  • How to Avoid Spring Sneezing and Stuffiness
    (10-Mar-2012)
    Experts say allergy triggers can include certain foods, open windows

  • Drug Seems to Speed Recovery After Traumatic Brain Injury
    (09-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests amantadine may gently awaken patients in vegetative, minimally conscious states

  • Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Found in Many Household Products: Study
    (08-Mar-2012)
    These ingredients also found in some 'alternative' brands, researchers say

  • Certain Beliefs Motivate Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Doctors, nurses don't always rush to immunization, review finds

  • Kids' Penicillin Allergy May Not Signal Other Drug Reactions
    (07-Mar-2012)
    Study finds no greater risk of allergies to other meds in kids who test positive to common antibiotic

  • Hospitalizations Up for Severe Skin Swelling
    (06-Mar-2012)
    Called angioedema, the condition often affects the deep layers of skin in the eyes and mouth

  • Amish Farm Kids Have Lower Asthma, Allergy Risk: Study
    (06-Mar-2012)
    Findings on Swiss children support notion that early exposure to allergens may be beneficial

  • Hospitalizations Up for Severe Skin Swelling
    (06-Mar-2012)
    Called angioedema, the condition often affects the deep layers of skin in the eyes and mouth

  • Amish Farm Kids Have Lower Asthma, Allergy Risk: Study
    (06-Mar-2012)
    Findings on Swiss children support notion that early exposure to allergens may be beneficial

  • Amish Farm Kids Have Lower Asthma, Allergy Risk: Study
    (06-Mar-2012)
    Findings on Swiss children support notion that early exposure to allergens may be beneficial

  • Many Asthmatics Do Well on Food-Allergy Tests, Study Finds
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Less likely to have a bad reaction during an oral food-allergy test

  • Many Asthmatics Do Well on Food-Allergy Tests, Study Finds
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Less likely to have a bad reaction during an oral food-allergy test

  • Many Asthmatics Do Well on Food-Allergy Tests, Study Finds
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Less likely to have a bad reaction during an oral food-allergy test

  • Heavy Kids May Not Respond as Well to Asthma Meds
    (05-Mar-2012)
    As weight climbs, so does daily corticosteroid dosage, study says

  • Children With Asthma at Higher Risk for Shingles: Study
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Painful skin condition typically strikes older adults, researchers note

  • Late Preemie Birth May Be Linked to Higher Asthma Risk
    (05-Mar-2012)
    About 1 in 4 born at 34 to 37 weeks' gestation developed respiratory disease by age 8, study finds

  • Many Asthmatics Do Well on Food-Allergy Tests, Study Finds
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Less likely to have a bad reaction during an oral food-allergy test

  • Timing of Preemie Birth May Be Key to Kids' Health Later
    (02-Mar-2012)
    The earlier the delivery, the poorer the health at ages 3 to 5, researchers say

  • Obesity Linked to Asthma in Children
    (29-Feb-2012)
    The association varied by race, ethnicity, study says

  • Many Vegetarians Unaware of Animal-Derived Gels in Pills
    (28-Feb-2012)
    Patients on strict diets would often avoid such drugs if they were informed, study shows

  • New Flu Discovered in Guatemalan Fruit Bats
    (28-Feb-2012)
    Virus not a current threat, but should be monitored as a potential source of human illness, experts say

  • Exclusive Breast-Feeding Best for Baby: Experts
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Pediatricians reaffirm nursing's benefits for mother and child

  • Exclusive Breast-Feeding Best for Baby: Experts
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Pediatricians reaffirm nursing's benefits for mother and child

  • Rapid Flu Tests a Good First Step: Study
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Quick results may speed up treatment for most vulnerable patients, researchers say

  • Exclusive Breast-Feeding Best for Baby: Experts
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Pediatricians reaffirm nursing's benefits for mother and child

  • Skin Tests Catch Metal Sensitivity Before Joint Replacement
    (24-Feb-2012)
    In affected patients, testing allows surgeons to avoid that metal when choosing implants

  • Mild Winter Heralds Early Sneezin' Season
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Tree pollen, accompanying allergies starting sooner in many areas this year

  • Home-Visit Program May Improve Child's Asthma
    (23-Feb-2012)
    In-home instruction reduces hospitalizations, saves money, study finds

  • Mild Winter Heralds Early Sneezin' Season
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Tree pollen, accompanying allergies starting sooner in many areas this year

  • Mild Winter Heralds Early Sneezin' Season
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Tree pollen, accompanying allergies starting sooner in many areas this year

  • Flu Season Off to a Very Late Start: CDC
    (23-Feb-2012)
    There's been an uptick in cases in February, but this is latest arrival in decades

  • 'Bird' Flu May Be More Common in Humans, But Less Deadly
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Millions may have had virus without noticing it, researchers find

  • Mild Winter Heralds Early Sneezin' Season
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Tree pollen, accompanying allergies starting sooner in many areas this year

  • New Guidelines Seek to Prevent Sudden Death in Young Athletes
    (22-Feb-2012)
    They recommend all teams have emergency action plans, quick access to defibrillators

  • Flu Shots for Pregnant Moms May Protect Babies
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Vaccinated moms-to-be in Bangladesh were less likely to deliver 'too-small-for-age' newborns

  • H1N1 'Swine' Flu Makes a Comeback in Mexico
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Health experts say Americans shouldn't be overly concerned

  • More People Need Training in Lifesaving Epinephrine Use, Advocates Say
    (09-Feb-2012)
    Parents, educators, caregivers, friends can respond to severe food allergies

  • More People Need Training in Lifesaving Epinephrine Use, Advocates Say
    (09-Feb-2012)
    Parents, educators, caregivers, friends can respond to severe food allergies

  • Soft Drinks May Raise Odds for Respiratory Ills: Study
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Asthma, COPD more likely for those who regularly consume soda, flavored mineral water, researchers say

  • Asthmatic Moms Who Breast-feed May Help Their Children's Lungs
    (03-Feb-2012)
    At age 12, those kids had better lung function than formula-fed kids

  • Infections Might Raise Stroke Risk in Children: Study
    (01-Feb-2012)
    However, parents should note that incidence is rare, researchers say

  • Heartburn Meds Won't Help, May Harm Kids With Asthma
    (24-Jan-2012)
    Acid-reducing drugs might boost respiratory infections in children without reflux, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help Calm a Cough
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Here's what you can do

  • Health Tip: Help Calm a Cough
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Here's what you can do

  • Health Tip: Help Calm a Cough
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Here's what you can do

  • Asthma Meds Likely Safe During Pregnancy: Study
    (20-Jan-2012)
    Slight increase in rare birth defects, but cause not clear

  • Rapid Infant Growth Linked to Asthma in Study
    (20-Jan-2012)
    First three months might be critical window, researchers say

  • Scientists Agree to Delay Controversial Bird Flu Research
    (20-Jan-2012)
    Fears that altered virus could escape from lab or be used by bioterrorists feeds debate

  • Flu Season Off to Slow Start, So Far
    (18-Jan-2012)
    Relatively few cases reported, experts say, but that doesn't mean a surge can't happen

  • Children Born by C-Section at Slightly Higher Asthma Risk
    (16-Jan-2012)
    Large Norwegian study found likelihood greater when mothers had no allergies

  • Health Tip: Avoid the Flu During Travel
    (16-Jan-2012)
    Suggestions to remain healthy

  • Internet Flu Searches May Warn of Outbreaks
    (11-Jan-2012)
    Harnessing this data could aid health care workers, researchers say

  • Study Offers Clues to Why Some Don't Benefit From Asthma Drugs
    (06-Jan-2012)
    Almost half of those with mild to moderate symptoms may have different disease, study finds

  • Flu Prevention Critical for Those With Neurologic Conditions, CDC Says
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Outbreak at Ohio residential facility resulted in 7 deaths last winter, report says

  • Many Jails Got No Flu Shots During H1N1 Outbreak: CDC
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Researchers want small correctional facilities included in vaccine program

  • Celiac Disease in Women Linked to Depression Risk
    (04-Jan-2012)
    But sticking to gluten-free diets helped improve their well-being in study

  • Some 'Gluten-Free' Beers Really Aren't: Study
    (28-Dec-2011)
    Other 'low-gluten' beers contain high amounts of the celiac disease irritant

  • Cases of Tamiflu-Resistant Flu Concern Experts
    (28-Dec-2011)
    WHO researchers report H1N1 strain passing among people and proving immune to Tamiflu

  • Hay Fever Symptoms Worse in Spring Than Summer: Study
    (23-Dec-2011)
    Later exposure may spur less reaction or sufferers might just get used to symptoms, researchers say

  • Overweight 7-Year-Olds Face Higher Risk of Asthma
    (23-Dec-2011)
    Slimming down before that age can help prevent onset of the disease, study suggests

  • Hay Fever Symptoms Worse in Spring Than Summer: Study
    (23-Dec-2011)
    Later exposure may spur less reaction or sufferers might just get used to symptoms, researchers say

  • As Gastric Banding Increases, So May Complications
    (22-Dec-2011)
    Puzzling respiratory symptoms require investigation, researchers say

  • Limit Cold Medications During Pregnancy, Experts Advise
    (21-Dec-2011)
    Some over-the-counter drug ingredients have not been well-studied for use by pregnant women

  • Limit Cold Medications During Pregnancy, Experts Advise
    (21-Dec-2011)
    Some over-the-counter drug ingredients have not been well-studied for use by pregnant women

  • Tips for Avoiding Asthma, Allergy Triggers This Season
    (19-Dec-2011)
    Fresh Christmas trees and old decorations can stir up dust, mold and other allergens, expert warns

  • Tips for Avoiding Asthma, Allergy Triggers This Season
    (19-Dec-2011)
    Fresh Christmas trees and old decorations can stir up dust, mold and other allergens, expert warns

  • Health Tip: Skip the Cold Medicine Before Age 4
    (19-Dec-2011)
    Here's what you can offer instead

  • Tips for Avoiding Asthma, Allergy Triggers This Season
    (19-Dec-2011)
    Fresh Christmas trees and old decorations can stir up dust, mold and other allergens, expert warns

  • WTC First Responders More Likely to Have Asthma: Study
    (16-Dec-2011)
    Rates in this population surged from 2000 to 2005, researchers report

  • Asthma Drugs in Pregnancy Might Pose Risk for Kids
    (16-Dec-2011)
    Mothers' use of steroid inhalers could lead to some disorders in children, large study suggests

  • Could Statins Help Those Hospitalized With Flu?
    (14-Dec-2011)
    Preliminary study suggests they might boost survival rates

  • Americans Encouraged to Get Flu Vaccine
    (09-Dec-2011)
    Too few take advantage of easily available protection against influenza in U.S., experts say

  • More Children Using Preventive Asthma Drugs: Study
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Minorities and uninsured had lower use of these medications, researchers say

  • Health Officials Urge Americans: Get Your Flu Shot Now
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Vaccine supplies are still ample, but could start to run short, CDC says

  • How to Stay Flu-Free for the Holidays
    (01-Dec-2011)
    Regular handwashing, 'air kissing' are two of several suggestions

  • Many Ignore Symptoms of Lung Disease, Study Finds
    (01-Dec-2011)
    Shortness of breath, chronic coughing could indicate COPD

  • Doctors in a Bind When Parents Want to Delay, Skip Vaccines
    (28-Nov-2011)
    Study finds most pediatricians may consider 'alternative schedules,' but within limits

  • Allergy Sufferers Should Prepare for Holiday Triggers
    (24-Nov-2011)
    Asthma patients, those who react to food or environmental allergens should plan ahead: experts

  • Allergy Sufferers Should Prepare for Holiday Triggers
    (24-Nov-2011)
    Asthma patients, those who react to food or environmental allergens should plan ahead: experts

  • Health Tip: Protect Kids Who Have Food Allergies
    (24-Nov-2011)
    Suggestions to keep them safer

  • Allergy Sufferers Should Prepare for Holiday Triggers
    (24-Nov-2011)
    Asthma patients, those who react to food or environmental allergens should plan ahead: experts

  • Allergy Sufferers Should Prepare for Holiday Triggers
    (24-Nov-2011)
    Asthma patients, those who react to food or environmental allergens should plan ahead: experts

  • Intermittent Steroid Use Called OK for Wheezing Preschoolers
    (23-Nov-2011)
    Study finds daily steroids not necessary for tots with recurrent but not persistent wheeze

  • School Hygiene Program Reduced Flu Cases
    (21-Nov-2011)
    Reports of influenza A were cut in half, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Watch for Lactose in Foods
    (15-Nov-2011)
    If you're lactose intolerant

  • Pneumonia Most Common Infection After Heart Surgery
    (15-Nov-2011)
    Nearly half of serious infections occur 14 days after patients are discharged, study shows

  • Flu Hits 90 Million Children Under 5 Each Year
    (11-Nov-2011)
    Global tally also includes 20 million kids with flu who develop potentially deadly pneumonia

  • Vaccine Cut Bacterial Strain Linked to Meningitis, Pneumonia
    (11-Nov-2011)
    However, other types of bacteria continue to cause disease

  • Health Tip: Is the Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine for You?
    (10-Nov-2011)
    Some shouldn't get it

  • Alcohol, Asthma and Allergies Don't Mix
    (07-Nov-2011)
    Alcohol can trigger or worsen existing allergies, experts say

  • Even Homes Without Pets Have Pet Allergens
    (07-Nov-2011)
    Expert offers tips to pet owners for reducing allergens

  • 'Food Challenges' Provide Best Allergy Diagnoses: Study
    (07-Nov-2011)
    But too few U.S. doctors use them, researcher says

  • Air Fresheners, Scented Candles May Spur Allergic Reactions
    (07-Nov-2011)
    One person's 'fresh' holiday scent is another's chemical irritant, research suggests

  • Even Homes Without Pets Have Pet Allergens
    (07-Nov-2011)
    Expert offers tips to pet owners for reducing allergens

  • Alcohol, Asthma and Allergies Don't Mix
    (07-Nov-2011)
    Alcohol can trigger or worsen existing allergies, experts say

  • Home Environment Affects Asthmatic Kids
    (07-Nov-2011)
    Children from single-parent homes were more likely to be readmitted to hospital, study finds

  • Text Message Reminders Prompt Kids to Take Asthma Medicine
    (07-Nov-2011)
    In small study, children paid attention to texts but teens didn't

  • Air Fresheners, Scented Candles May Spur Allergic Reactions
    (07-Nov-2011)
    One person's 'fresh' holiday scent is another's chemical irritant, research suggests

  • Experts Debate Tylenol's Safety for Asthmatic Kids
    (07-Nov-2011)
    Past research has linked fever-reducing drug to asthma flares

  • Alcohol, Asthma and Allergies Don't Mix
    (07-Nov-2011)
    Alcohol can trigger or worsen existing allergies, experts say

  • 'Food Challenges' Provide Best Allergy Diagnoses: Study
    (07-Nov-2011)
    But too few U.S. doctors use them, researcher says

  • Alcohol, Asthma and Allergies Don't Mix
    (07-Nov-2011)
    Alcohol can trigger or worsen existing allergies, experts say

  • Even Homes Without Pets Have Pet Allergens
    (07-Nov-2011)
    Expert offers tips to pet owners for reducing allergens

  • Air Fresheners, Scented Candles May Spur Allergic Reactions
    (07-Nov-2011)
    One person's 'fresh' holiday scent is another's chemical irritant, research suggests

  • Improved Allergy Shots Might Be on Horizon
    (03-Nov-2011)
    Methods being investigated could offer quicker, longer-lasting results, experts say

  • Improved Allergy Shots Might Be on Horizon
    (03-Nov-2011)
    Methods being investigated could offer quicker, longer-lasting results, experts say

  • Improved Allergy Shots Might Be on Horizon
    (03-Nov-2011)
    Methods being investigated could offer quicker, longer-lasting results, experts say

  • It's Possible to Come Down With Two Flu Viruses at Once
    (02-Nov-2011)
    Report confirms cases of people infected by H1N1 and another flu strain at the same time

  • Health Tip: When a Cold Won't Go Away
    (01-Nov-2011)
    It might be an allergy

  • Gluten in Cosmetics Threaten Those With Celiac Disease
    (01-Nov-2011)
    Some facial products, body lotions carry the protein, researchers warn

  • Health Tip: When a Cold Won't Go Away
    (01-Nov-2011)
    It might be an allergy

  • Gluten in Cosmetics Threaten Those With Celiac Disease
    (01-Nov-2011)
    Some facial products, body lotions carry the protein, researchers warn

  • Prevention Is Key for Fall Asthma Flare-Ups in Kids
    (30-Oct-2011)
    The best way to avoid asthma attacks is to avoid the triggers that cause them, experts say

  • Prevention Is Key for Fall Asthma Flare-Ups in Kids
    (30-Oct-2011)
    The best way to avoid asthma attacks is to avoid the triggers that cause them, experts say

  • Prevention Is Key for Fall Asthma Flare-Ups in Kids
    (30-Oct-2011)
    The best way to avoid asthma attacks is to avoid the triggers that cause them, experts say

  • Prevention Is Key for Fall Asthma Flare-Ups in Kids
    (30-Oct-2011)
    The best way to avoid asthma attacks is to avoid the triggers that cause them, experts say

  • Flu Vaccine Isn't Foolproof
    (26-Oct-2011)
    Analysis found it only protected healthy adults 60 percent of the time

  • Some Asthma Drugs Raise Risk of Complications, Especially in Kids: Study
    (25-Oct-2011)
    But pairing these long-acting beta-agonists with inhaled corticosteroids reduced risk

  • CT Scans May Pick Up COPD Early in Smokers
    (25-Oct-2011)
    But whether it's cost effective isn't clear, expert says

  • Obesity May Hinder Flu Shot's Effectiveness
    (25-Oct-2011)
    Study found antibody levels dropped more over time among those who weighed more

  • Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns
    (20-Oct-2011)
    New research also suggests that the vaccine does not increase miscarriage risk

  • Obese, Asthmatic Kids Need Special Care Under Anesthesia
    (19-Oct-2011)
    Studies find obese children have twice as many respiratory complications, need less anesthetic

  • Health Tip: Why Cough?
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Here are some common causes

  • Get Your Flu Shot Now, CDC Urges
    (14-Oct-2011)
    Levels of infection are low at the moment, but that's expected to change, experts say

  • Use of Asthma Controller Meds on the Rise Among U.S. Kids
    (13-Oct-2011)
    Children's rate of use has doubled since late 1990s, federal report says

  • Cold, Flu Season Poses Risks for Kids With Asthma
    (08-Oct-2011)
    Respiratory expert offers advice on ways to protect your child

  • Cold, Flu Season Poses Risks for Kids With Asthma
    (08-Oct-2011)
    Respiratory expert offers advice on ways to protect your child

  • Cold, Flu Season Poses Risks for Kids With Asthma
    (08-Oct-2011)
    Respiratory expert offers advice on ways to protect your child

  • Simple MRIs Safe for Children, Study Says
    (07-Oct-2011)
    But health risks rise when sedation, contrast dyes are used, researchers say

  • Oxygenating Blood of Hospitalized H1N1 Flu Patients Saved Lives: Study
    (06-Oct-2011)
    Those who got the special procedure were half as likely to die

  • Nursing Homes Not Meeting Flu-Shot Goals, Study Says
    (05-Oct-2011)
    Black residents less likely than whites to get vaccination

  • Halloween Trappings Can Trigger Asthma, Allergies
    (01-Oct-2011)
    Old costumes, moldy pumpkins and makeup preservatives can unexpectedly cause an attack, experts warn

  • Halloween Trappings Can Trigger Asthma, Allergies
    (01-Oct-2011)
    Old costumes, moldy pumpkins and makeup preservatives can unexpectedly cause an attack, experts warn

  • Halloween Trappings Can Trigger Asthma, Allergies
    (01-Oct-2011)
    Old costumes, moldy pumpkins and makeup preservatives can unexpectedly cause an attack, experts warn

  • Halloween Trappings Can Trigger Asthma, Allergies
    (01-Oct-2011)
    Old costumes, moldy pumpkins and makeup preservatives can unexpectedly cause an attack, experts warn

  • Gene Variant Linked to Failure of Asthma Drug
    (28-Sep-2011)
    Some asthma patients found to have a variant that may contribute to a poor response to inhaled steroids, study shows

  • Health Tip: Who Needs a Whooping Cough Vaccine?
    (28-Sep-2011)
    Here are some guidelines

  • Pandemic Flu of 1918 Circulated Months Before Deaths Peaked
    (28-Sep-2011)
    Researchers find earliest evidence to date of the virus that killed more than 50 million people

  • Asthma Can Complicate Diabetes Care in Kids
    (26-Sep-2011)
    Untreated asthma may worsen blood sugar control, study suggests, but reasons remain unclear

  • Asthma Inhaler Primatene Mist Going Off the Market
    (22-Sep-2011)
    The only over-the-counter asthma medication uses propellant seen as harmful to ozone layer

  • Health Tip: Coping With Nasal Congestion
    (22-Sep-2011)
    What adults can do

  • Health Tip: Coping With Nasal Congestion
    (22-Sep-2011)
    What adults can do

  • CDC Urges Americans: Get Your Flu Shot
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Supplies are plentiful and the vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, officials say

  • U.S. Flu Shot Policy Shields More Kids Than Canada's Program, Study Finds
    (19-Sep-2011)
    Fewer preschoolers getting flu after U.S. government called for vaccination of 2 to 4-year-olds

  • Health Tip: Coping With a Pet Allergy
    (15-Sep-2011)
    What to do if you're allergic to a faithful friend

  • Flu Killed 115 Children Last Season: CDC
    (15-Sep-2011)
    Many of the deaths could have been prevented with vaccinations, agency says

  • Pregnant Women Reminded to Get Flu Vaccine
    (14-Sep-2011)
    Expectant mothers are more vulnerable to the dangerous effects of flu infection, experts warn

  • New Approach to Treating Asthma in Pregnancy
    (09-Sep-2011)
    Direct measurement of airway inflammation cut flare-ups by roughly 50 percent, study shows

  • Black Children May Be More Prone to Peanut Allergy, Study Finds
    (08-Sep-2011)
    Researchers say youngsters with African ancestry have more allergic antibodies against the food

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Asthma in Children
    (08-Sep-2011)
    Here are common warning signs

  • Black Children May Be More Prone to Peanut Allergy, Study Finds
    (08-Sep-2011)
    Researchers say youngsters with African ancestry have more allergic antibodies against the food

  • Switch to Powder-Free Latex Gloves Cuts Health Workers' Allergy Risk
    (07-Sep-2011)
    Powder from the gloves wafting through air may bring on sensitivities, study authors say

  • Health Tip: Mold May Make You Sick
    (07-Sep-2011)
    Common symptoms of exposure

  • Health Tip: Some Facts About Angioedema
    (07-Sep-2011)
    It's hive-like swelling below the skin

  • Health Tip: Mold May Make You Sick
    (07-Sep-2011)
    Common symptoms of exposure

  • 9/11 Tied to Increase in Acid Reflux Disease
    (06-Sep-2011)
    NYC health registry shows those in vicinity of Twin Towers more likely to develop GERD

  • Longer Allergy Season Means More Misery
    (02-Sep-2011)
    Rising temperatures and higher carbon dioxide levels may be to blame, experts say

  • Longer Allergy Season Means More Misery
    (02-Sep-2011)
    Rising temperatures and higher carbon dioxide levels may be to blame, experts say

  • Climate Change May Trigger More Asthma Emergencies
    (02-Sep-2011)
    Some areas may see kids' ER visits jump 10%, researchers say

  • Flu Diagnostic Kit Approved
    (02-Sep-2011)
    Developed by the CDC

  • Two U.S. Children Contract New Strain of Swine Flu
    (02-Sep-2011)
    But general public should not be concerned, CDC says

  • Longer Allergy Season Means More Misery
    (02-Sep-2011)
    Rising temperatures and higher carbon dioxide levels may be to blame, experts say

  • Last Year's Flu Shot Won't Protect Kids This Season
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Vaccination needed for children 6 months and up, experts say

  • Toddler's Dust Mite Sensitivity May Predict Later Asthma
    (29-Aug-2011)
    Three-quarters who tested positive at 2 years had respiratory problem at age 12, study finds

  • Toddler's Dust Mite Sensitivity May Predict Later Asthma
    (29-Aug-2011)
    Three-quarters who tested positive at 2 years had respiratory problem at age 12, study finds

  • Health Tip: At Greater Risk of Flu Complications?
    (26-Aug-2011)
    Check these risk factors to find out

  • U.S.-Mandated Report Finds Vaccines Safe for Kids
    (25-Aug-2011)
    IOM panel pored over 1,000 studies and found little evidence for lasting harm

  • Research Shows How Some Folks Resist Getting Sick With the Flu
    (25-Aug-2011)
    Genetic data reveals differences in people's immune system reaction and response to virus

  • Children With Food Allergies Often Face Skepticism
    (19-Aug-2011)
    Study found that even family and friends can be less than supportive

  • Kids' Hacking Is Seldom Whooping Cough, Study Finds
    (19-Aug-2011)
    For most children, respiratory symptoms don't indicate presence of the illness, researchers say

  • Children With Food Allergies Often Face Skepticism
    (19-Aug-2011)
    Study found that even family and friends can be less than supportive

  • Adult Vaccinations Protect Children: Report
    (19-Aug-2011)
    But few get the recommended immunizations, experts say

  • Kids Benefit From Flu Vaccine via Shot or Spray, Study Finds
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Both work well, but nasal spray produces broadest immune response in youngsters, research shows

  • Flu Shot Rates Low for Health Workers, Moms-to-Be: CDC
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Making vaccination readily available improves compliance with guidelines, researchers say

  • Don't Skip This Year's Flu Shot: CDC
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Formulation meant to protect against seasonal flu and H1N1

  • Health Tip: Using a Nasal Spray for Allergies
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Suggestions for using it correctly

  • Obesity Before Pregnancy May Raise Child's Asthma Risk
    (16-Aug-2011)
    Study found teens were up to 30 percent more likely to wheeze if moms were obese

  • More Kids Hospitalized for Flu, Skin Infections
    (16-Aug-2011)
    Children accounted for 17 percent of all U.S. hospital stays in 2009

  • Chinese Herbs Equal to Tamiflu in Reducing H1N1 Fever: Study
    (15-Aug-2011)
    In patients with mild symptoms, traditional treatment worked just as well as prescription drug

  • Poorly Controlled Asthma Can Boost Chances of Pregnancy Complications
    (11-Aug-2011)
    Those included high blood pressure during pregnancy and premature delivery

  • 'Superdrug' Against Range of Viruses Shows Promise in Animal Trials
    (11-Aug-2011)
    DRACO looks for genetic target that's common to virally infected cells, but will it work in humans?

  • 'Superdrug' Against Range of Viruses Shows Promise in Animal Trials
    (11-Aug-2011)
    DRACO looks for genetic target that's common to virally infected cells, but will it work in humans?

  • Factors Before Birth Can Determine Child's Risk of Allergies: Study
    (09-Aug-2011)
    Exposure to pets during pregnancy, method of delivery and race all play a part

  • Costs Soar for Kids With Poorly Controlled Asthma
    (09-Aug-2011)
    Better care and education could improve health, reduce expenses, researchers say

  • Factors Before Birth Can Determine Child's Risk of Allergies: Study
    (09-Aug-2011)
    Exposure to pets during pregnancy, method of delivery and race all play a part

  • Factors Before Birth Can Determine Child's Risk of Allergies: Study
    (09-Aug-2011)
    Exposure to pets during pregnancy, method of delivery and race all play a part

  • Household Mold During Infancy May Trigger Asthma
    (05-Aug-2011)
    Kids exposed to mold as babies were three times more likely to develop the lung condition

  • Household Mold During Infancy May Trigger Asthma
    (05-Aug-2011)
    Kids exposed to mold as babies were three times more likely to develop the lung condition

  • Household Mold During Infancy May Trigger Asthma
    (05-Aug-2011)
    Kids exposed to mold as babies were three times more likely to develop the lung condition

  • Experimental Drug Promising Against Tough-to-Treat Asthma
    (03-Aug-2011)
    Lebrikizumab targets receptor involved in respiratory condition a different way, experts say

  • Larger Dose of Zinc Lozenges May Shorten Colds
    (02-Aug-2011)
    Taking more than 75 mg a day significantly reduced length of virus, study says

  • Childhood Depression, Anxiety Tied to Pain in Adulthood
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Kids living with adversity, such as abuse, more likely to have chronic diseases later, study finds

  • Fetal Exposure to Magnetic Fields From Appliances, Power Lines May Up Kids' Asthma Risk
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Experts call for further research into possible effect of high levels of exposure

  • Prenatal Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements May Cut Babies' Colds
    (01-Aug-2011)
    DHA supplements are safe, but benefits not 'dramatic,' researcher says

  • Gene Variant Associated With Asthma Risk in Blacks
    (31-Jul-2011)
    Finding may offer some explanation for rising rates of the disease among that group of people

  • Special Needs Kids Bullied More, Fare Poorly at School
    (27-Jul-2011)
    Study's author says the well-being of 'whole' child needs to be considered

  • Poor Health Linked to Very Preemie Birth Stabilizes by Adolescence
    (26-Jul-2011)
    One exception was rising rate of obesity in these initially underweight kids, finds study

  • Preparation Key When Kids With Asthma Go Back to School
    (25-Jul-2011)
    American Lung Association urges parents to develop an asthma action plan, share it with teachers

  • Breast-feeding for 6 Months or More Protects Against Asthma
    (22-Jul-2011)
    Children never breast-fed are more likely to develop symptoms of the disease, study shows

  • Breast-feeding for 6 Months or More Protects Against Asthma
    (22-Jul-2011)
    Children never breast-fed are more likely to develop symptoms of the disease, study shows

  • FDA Unveils Flu Vaccines for 2011-12 Season
    (18-Jul-2011)
    All people 6 months old and older urged to get inoculated

  • Researchers Closer to Developing Universal Meningitis B Vaccine
    (15-Jul-2011)
    Novel technology may lead to protection against deadly meningococcus B, they say

  • Skin Lesions Often Misdiagnosed as Spider Bites
    (14-Jul-2011)
    Patients getting unnecessary antivenom because of misinformation, experts say

  • Delving Into the Mystery of Placebos
    (13-Jul-2011)
    Researchers found power of effect countered results of breathing tests in asthma patients

  • 'Swine Flu' Shot May Be Cleared of Guillain-Barre Charges
    (13-Jul-2011)
    Study finds little, if any, increased risk of the syndrome

  • Contact Allergies Associated With Lower Rates of Some Cancers
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Sensitivity to chemicals, metals may prime immune system against certain tumors, research suggests, but more study needed

  • The Hype on Hypoallergenic Dogs Is Just That, Study Warns
    (11-Jul-2011)
    Similar levels of allergens found among 60 different breeds

  • ADHD, Learning Issues May Be Linked to Secondhand Smoke
    (11-Jul-2011)
    Kids living in homes with smoker have higher odds of developing neurobehavioral disorders, study finds

  • Boostrix Approved to Prevent Tetanus, Diphtheria and Whooping Cough in Seniors
    (11-Jul-2011)
    First single vaccine to prevent all 3 diseases in elderly

  • The Hype on Hypoallergenic Dogs Is Just That, Study Warns
    (11-Jul-2011)
    Similar levels of allergens found among 60 different breeds

  • Anxiety, Depression in Pregnancy May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk
    (08-Jul-2011)
    Study supports belief that children are highly susceptible during prenatal period

  • Fewer U.S. Teens Having Babies, Binge Drinking: Report
    (07-Jul-2011)
    But more kids are using drugs and living in poverty

  • Health Tip: Will Allergy Shots Work for Me?
    (30-Jun-2011)
    Factors to consider

  • Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns, Study Finds
    (29-Jun-2011)
    Babies whose moms received vaccine nearly 50% less likely to be hospitalized with flu

  • Certain Cancer Drugs Don't Interfere With Flu Vaccine: Study
    (28-Jun-2011)
    The drugs, sunitinib and sorafenib, are used for several types of cancers, including kidney

  • Smoke From Wildfires in Southwest May Be Health Hazard
    (23-Jun-2011)
    People with asthma, other respiratory ailments urged to stay inside, keep windows closed

  • Years of Air Pollution May Be Tied to Uncontrolled Asthma
    (21-Jun-2011)
    Poorer disease control associated with levels of ozone, particulate matter, study finds

  • One in 12 U.S. Children May Have Food Allergies: Report
    (20-Jun-2011)
    Peanuts, milk and shellfish most common allergens, study found

  • Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan for School
    (20-Jun-2011)
    School employees should be prepared

  • One in 12 U.S. Children May Have Food Allergies: Report
    (20-Jun-2011)
    Peanuts, milk and shellfish most common allergens, study found

  • Study Finds Two-Seat 'Hot Zone' for Flu Spread on Planes
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Experts had thought the danger area was much larger, researchers say

  • Early Exposure to Pets Won't Up Kids' Allergy Risk: Study
    (13-Jun-2011)
    And living with a cat or dog in infancy may even be protective, researchers find

  • Insect Stings Hold Deadly Risk for Some
    (11-Jun-2011)
    New guidelines issued to help diagnose, treat those with insect allergies

  • Health Tip: My Infant Has a Cold
    (07-Jun-2011)
    Contact the pediatrician if you notice these symptoms

  • Flu Shot May Lower Odds for Preemie Delivery
    (31-May-2011)
    During peak flu season, odds of prematurity were about 70% lower if mom was vaccinated, study finds

  • Tracking Swine Flu Virus in Pigs Reveals Mutations
    (26-May-2011)
    Changes occurred as animals were taken from one area to another, study finds

  • Health Tip: Recognize the Signs of Food Allergy
    (25-May-2011)
    Symptoms of a reaction

  • Too Many Kids Getting Antibiotics for Asthma
    (24-May-2011)
    But researchers found fewer were prescribed when doctors educated parents during visits

  • Closing Schools Seems to Prevent Flu's Spread
    (24-May-2011)
    Social distancing reduced transmission in Mexico in 2009 by more than one-third, experts say

  • Health Tip: Traveling Despite Asthma and Allergies
    (19-May-2011)
    Suggestions to help control symptoms

  • Springtime and the Sneezin' Is Easy
    (19-May-2011)
    Long, wet winter helped make this pollen season more miserable, experts say

  • Health Tip: Traveling Despite Asthma and Allergies
    (19-May-2011)
    Suggestions to help control symptoms

  • Black Americans With Lupus Have Better Response to Flu Vaccine
    (19-May-2011)
    Those with weak reaction more likely to have disease flares after vaccination, researchers say

  • Springtime and the Sneezin' Is Easy
    (19-May-2011)
    Long, wet winter helped make this pollen season more miserable, experts say

  • Can Platelet Transfusions Trigger Severe Reaction in Those With Peanut Allergies?
    (18-May-2011)
    Case report suggests that it's possible, but experts say there is no cause for alarm

  • Can Platelet Transfusions Trigger Severe Reaction in Those With Peanut Allergies?
    (18-May-2011)
    Case report suggests that it's possible, but experts say there is no cause for alarm

  • Can Platelet Transfusions Trigger Severe Reaction in Those With Peanut Allergies?
    (18-May-2011)
    Case report suggests that it's possible, but experts say there is no cause for alarm

  • Parent's Fears Deprive Some Asthmatics of Flu Shot: Study
    (17-May-2011)
    Those who shun shots also less likely to know that flu can trigger breathing ills, survey finds

  • Parent's Fears Deprive Some Asthmatics of Flu Shot: Study
    (17-May-2011)
    Those who shun shots also less likely to know that flu can trigger breathing ills, survey finds

  • Don't Delay Emergency Care When Asthma Flare-Ups Strike
    (16-May-2011)
    Study found waiting led to worse outcomes, including hospitalization

  • Shed Skin in Dust May Reduce Indoor Air Pollution
    (11-May-2011)
    Antioxidant in flakes of human skin helps lower ozone levels, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Can't Kick the Common Cold?
    (11-May-2011)
    These suggestions may ease symptoms

  • Health Tip: Can't Kick the Common Cold?
    (11-May-2011)
    These suggestions may ease symptoms

  • Vitamin D May Prevent Serious Respiratory Disease in Newborns
    (10-May-2011)
    Supplements can cut risk of RSV, life-threatening complications, researchers say

  • Winter Conception Tied to Raised Risk for Autism
    (09-May-2011)
    Study suggests environmental factors, such as seasonal viruses, may play a role

  • Flood Cleanup Requires Extra Care for Those With Allergies
    (05-May-2011)
    Experts suggest steps to stem the growth of mold

  • Flood Cleanup Requires Extra Care for Those With Allergies
    (05-May-2011)
    Experts suggest steps to stem the growth of mold

  • Treating Kids for Environmental Ills Costs U.S. $76B a Year
    (04-May-2011)
    Left unchecked, pollution, chemicals, other toxins will continue to push health costs skyward, researchers say

  • Asthma Pills Work as Well as Inhaled Steroids: Study
    (04-May-2011)
    However, treatment still needs to be individualized, experts say

  • Number of Americans With Asthma Keeps Rising
    (03-May-2011)
    CDC report finds 12% hike in last decade, with black kids affected the most

  • Health Tip: Ease Baby's Stuffy Nose
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Suggestions to help nasal congestion

  • Flu Vaccine Appears Safe After Kidney Transplant
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Vaccinated patients were less likely to lose new organ or to die, study says

  • Health Tip: Ease Baby's Stuffy Nose
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Suggestions to help nasal congestion

  • Health Tip: Stay Inside When Spring Allergens Are at a Peak
    (27-Apr-2011)
    Suggestions to ease seasonal allergies

  • Anxiety's on the Menu for People With Food Allergies
    (27-Apr-2011)
    Study finds many restaurant workers uninformed about allergens in food, heightening fears

  • Health Tip: Stay Inside When Spring Allergens Are at a Peak
    (27-Apr-2011)
    Suggestions to ease seasonal allergies

  • Antidepressants Work Overall, But Some Symptoms May Persist
    (26-Apr-2011)
    Insomnia, sadness, poor concentration reported by many study participants

  • Kids' Eczema, Hay Fever Linked to Allergic Asthma Later
    (20-Apr-2011)
    Children who have both conditions more likely to be asthmatic in their 40s, study says

  • Kids' Eczema, Hay Fever Linked to Allergic Asthma Later
    (20-Apr-2011)
    Children who have both conditions more likely to be asthmatic in their 40s, study says

  • Kids' Eczema, Hay Fever Linked to Allergic Asthma Later
    (20-Apr-2011)
    Children who have both conditions more likely to be asthmatic in their 40s, study says

  • Study Finds Strong Smoking-Asthma Link
    (07-Apr-2011)
    Connection especially evident among recent smokers

  • Years Later, Victims of Critical Respiratory Illness Still Suffer
    (06-Apr-2011)
    Finding suggests treatment in intensive care unit for ARDS could be improved

  • Is It a Cold? Or an Allergy?
    (01-Apr-2011)
    Symptoms may be similar, but the causes are not

  • Is It a Cold? Or an Allergy?
    (01-Apr-2011)
    Symptoms may be similar, but the causes are not

  • Is It a Cold? Or an Allergy?
    (01-Apr-2011)
    Symptoms may be similar, but the causes are not

  • Health Tip: Can't Catch Your Breath During a Workout?
    (30-Mar-2011)
    Here's what might be going on

  • Allergy Drug May Speed Up Kids' Ability to Tolerate Milk
    (22-Mar-2011)
    In small study, Xolair acts as 'protective blanket' against reactions, researcher says

  • Allergy Drug May Speed Up Kids' Ability to Tolerate Milk
    (22-Mar-2011)
    In small study, Xolair acts as 'protective blanket' against reactions, researcher says

  • Firstborn Kids Seem to Have More Food Allergies, Hay Fever
    (21-Mar-2011)
    But they don't have more asthma or eczema than their siblings, study finds

  • Severe Eczema Linked to Lasting Milk, Egg Allergy in Kids
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Mild cases of the skin condition suggest children may outgrow the food reactions, researchers say

  • Reported Pollen Counts May Be Inaccurate, Study Finds
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Forecasts sometimes rely on data from previous years, not day-to-day weather, researchers say

  • Outgrowing Milk Allergy May Take Some Babies Longer Than Expected
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Just a third of infants leave their allergy behind by 30 months, study finds

  • Study Ties Asthma to Higher Odds for Diabetes, Heart Disease
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Experts were surprised by the findings, and say more research is needed

  • Firstborn Kids Seem to Have More Food Allergies, Hay Fever
    (21-Mar-2011)
    But they don't have more asthma or eczema than their siblings, study finds

  • Severe Eczema Linked to Lasting Milk, Egg Allergy in Kids
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Mild cases of the skin condition suggest children may outgrow the food reactions, researchers say

  • Outgrowing Milk Allergy May Take Some Babies Longer Than Expected
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Just a third of infants leave their allergy behind by 30 months, study finds

  • Firstborn Kids Seem to Have More Food Allergies, Hay Fever
    (21-Mar-2011)
    But they don't have more asthma or eczema than their siblings, study finds

  • Reported Pollen Counts May Be Inaccurate, Study Finds
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Forecasts sometimes rely on data from previous years, not day-to-day weather, researchers say

  • EPA Proposes Tougher Air Pollution Rules for Power Plants
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Guidelines could prevent 120,000 cases of childhood asthma and thousands of deaths, heart attacks yearly, agency says

  • Xolair Reduces Seasonal Asthma Attacks for Inner City Kids: Study
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Injectable drug also cuts down on number of asthma flares, researchers report

  • U.S. Death Rate at All-Time Low: CDC
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Americans living longer than ever, but gap widens between blacks, whites

  • U.S. Death Rate at All-Time Low: CDC
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Americans living longer than ever, but gap widens between blacks, whites

  • Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
    (13-Mar-2011)
    Separating fact from fiction may help reduce spring misery, experts say

  • Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
    (13-Mar-2011)
    Separating fact from fiction may help reduce spring misery, experts say

  • Asthma Awareness Can Help Prevent Rush to ER: Experts
    (12-Mar-2011)
    Thousands wind up in hospital daily because of poorly managed disease, physicians' group says

  • Health Tip: Avoid Outdoor Allergens
    (10-Mar-2011)
    Here are some suggestions

  • Surviving Serious Childhood Illness Takes Toll Later: Study
    (07-Mar-2011)
    Not achieving educational, work goals can plague young adult survivors, researchers say

  • FDA Bans Unapproved Prescription Cough, Cold and Allergy Meds
    (02-Mar-2011)
    Some 500 untested drugs will be removed from the market, agency said

  • FDA Bans Unapproved Prescription Cough, Cold and Allergy Meds
    (02-Mar-2011)
    Some 500 untested drugs will be removed from the market, agency said

  • Medical Groups Warn Of Climate Change's Potential Impact on Health
    (24-Feb-2011)
    More asthma, heat waves and microbial disease could result if greenhouse gases aren't curbed

  • Kids Growing Up on Farms Less Likely to Have Asthma
    (23-Feb-2011)
    Study finds exposure to variety of barnyard microbes may lower risk of airway disease

  • Kids Growing Up on Farms Less Likely to Have Asthma
    (23-Feb-2011)
    Study finds exposure to variety of barnyard microbes may lower risk of airway disease

  • Kids Growing Up on Farms Less Likely to Have Asthma
    (23-Feb-2011)
    Study finds exposure to variety of barnyard microbes may lower risk of airway disease

  • Health Tip: Keep Track of Asthma Symptoms
    (22-Feb-2011)
    Log them throughout the day

  • Climate Change Extending Ragweed Season in Colder Climes: Study
    (21-Feb-2011)
    Some northern U.S. states experiencing 16 more days of pollen pain, researchers say

  • Climate Change Extending Ragweed Season in Colder Climes: Study
    (21-Feb-2011)
    Some northern U.S. states experiencing 16 more days of pollen pain, researchers say

  • U.S. Flu Season Picking Up, CDC Reports
    (17-Feb-2011)
    37 states report widespread activity; vaccination recommended

  • Parents Still Giving Cough, Cold Meds to Kids Under 2: Poll
    (16-Feb-2011)
    Many caregivers, doctors not heeding FDA warning about dangers of over-the-counter drugs

  • Parents Still Giving Cough, Cold Meds to Kids Under 2: Poll
    (16-Feb-2011)
    Many caregivers, doctors not heeding FDA warning about dangers of over-the-counter drugs

  • Blacks Readmitted to Hospital More Than Whites: Study
    (15-Feb-2011)
    Return rates even higher for hospitals serving mostly minority patients, research shows

  • Dermatitis May Be More Cause Than Effect of Food Allergies
    (10-Feb-2011)
    Expert urges parents of young kids to be aware of the risk

  • Garden Encounters Often Lead to Rashes, Hives, Itching
    (10-Feb-2011)
    Common plants a source of both mild, serious skin reactions, dermatologist warns

  • Dermatitis May Be More Cause Than Effect of Food Allergies
    (10-Feb-2011)
    Expert urges parents of young kids to be aware of the risk

  • Health Tip: Before You Take a Decongestant
    (08-Feb-2011)
    Make sure you don't have these health issues

  • Health Tip: Before You Take a Decongestant
    (08-Feb-2011)
    Make sure you don't have these health issues

  • Health Tip: Before You Take a Decongestant
    (08-Feb-2011)
    Make sure you don't have these health issues

  • Mom's HIV May Lower Baby's Immunity to Other Diseases
    (08-Feb-2011)
    Lower levels of antibodies to whooping cough, tetanus seen in newborns exposed but not infected

  • 'Universal' Flu Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial
    (08-Feb-2011)
    Such a shot would eliminate need to reformulate vaccine each year, but it's still years away, experts say

  • Health Tip: Before You Take a Decongestant
    (08-Feb-2011)
    Make sure you don't have these health issues

  • Allergies Linked to Lower Brain Cancer Rate in Study
    (07-Feb-2011)
    Overactive immune system may target tumors known as gliomas, researchers say

  • Allergies Linked to Lower Brain Cancer Rate in Study
    (07-Feb-2011)
    Overactive immune system may target tumors known as gliomas, researchers say

  • Allergies Linked to Lower Brain Cancer Rate in Study
    (07-Feb-2011)
    Overactive immune system may target tumors known as gliomas, researchers say

  • Allergies Linked to Lower Brain Cancer Rate in Study
    (07-Feb-2011)
    Overactive immune system may target tumors known as gliomas, researchers say

  • Quality of Family Mealtimes May Affect Kids' Asthma
    (04-Feb-2011)
    Keeping dinner conversation free from TV, disruptions linked to better health, study found

  • H1N1 Flu Vaccine Very Effective: Study
    (04-Feb-2011)
    Canadian researchers focused on children and younger adults

  • Last Year's H1N1 Flu Vaccine Was Safe, Study Finds
    (02-Feb-2011)
    No pattern of Guillain-Barre syndrome or other serious side effects noted, researchers say

  • Pediatricians Issue New Vaccination Recommendations
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Meningitis, whooping cough targeted in new schedule

  • Teens With Food Allergies May Feel Unsafe at School
    (28-Jan-2011)
    Younger children report feeling more confident because of greater supervision, small study finds

  • Teens With Food Allergies May Feel Unsafe at School
    (28-Jan-2011)
    Younger children report feeling more confident because of greater supervision, small study finds

  • Survey Shows Fewer Hispanic Seniors Getting Flu Shots
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Vaccination rates found to be especially low among newest immigrants

  • Survey Shows Fewer Hispanic Seniors Getting Flu Shots
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Vaccination rates found to be especially low among newest immigrants

  • Allegra Approved for Over-the-Counter Sale
    (25-Jan-2011)
    Beginning in March

  • Health Tip: Protect Against Peanut Reactions
    (21-Jan-2011)
    Suggestions to avoid deadly food allergy problems

  • Health Tip: Protect Against Peanut Reactions
    (21-Jan-2011)
    Suggestions to avoid deadly food allergy problems

  • Commuters May Catch More Than the Bus, Tram
    (21-Jan-2011)
    Study finds public transit passengers at risk of respiratory infection, but daily use more protective

  • H1N1 Flu Is Raging in Britain; Could U.S. Be Next?
    (20-Jan-2011)
    Different strain predominates now among Americans, but that situation could change, experts say

  • Scientists Find Way to Stop Spread of Bird Flu in Chickens
    (13-Jan-2011)
    Genetic modification prevented transmission from sick birds to others in same pen

  • Flu Season Looks Normal This Year, Experts Say
    (13-Jan-2011)
    Getting a shot still worthwhile; seniors most vulnerable to prevalent strain

  • Health Tip: Chronic Cough Could Signal Lung Disease
    (12-Jan-2011)
    Here are common warning signs

  • CDC Report Finds 8% of Americans Have Asthma
    (12-Jan-2011)
    Even higher rates found among women, kids, minorities

  • Health Tip: Chronic Cough Could Signal Lung Disease
    (12-Jan-2011)
    Here are common warning signs

  • How to Cope With Stomach Flu Symptoms
    (12-Jan-2011)
    Doctor offers tips to aid patients' recovery

  • Treating Latent TB After 65 Raises Serious Side-Effect Risk
    (10-Jan-2011)
    Likelihood of hospitalization increases with age, researchers say

  • People Who Recovered From H1N1 Offer Clues to Better Vaccine
    (10-Jan-2011)
    They appeared to develop antibodies against many strains, study finds

  • For the Very Obese, H1N1 Was More Apt to Be Fatal
    (10-Jan-2011)
    Findings show need for extra precautions if any type of flu develops, expert says

  • People Who Recovered From H1N1 Offer Clues to Better Vaccine
    (10-Jan-2011)
    They appeared to develop antibodies against many strains, study finds

  • For the Very Obese, H1N1 Was More Apt to Be Fatal
    (10-Jan-2011)
    Findings show need for extra precautions if any type of flu develops, expert says

  • No Surgery for Moderate Tonsillitis, New Guidelines Say
    (06-Jan-2011)
    Experts draft standards to help doctors identify, manage tonsillectomy patients

  • Take Steps to Avoid Winter's Indoor Allergies
    (30-Dec-2010)
    Eliminating triggers in your home can help keep your symptoms to a minimum, experts say

  • Chronic Nasal Congestion May Be Linked to Severe Asthma
    (30-Dec-2010)
    Swedish study suggests that the airway disease is more common than thought

  • Take Steps to Avoid Winter's Indoor Allergies
    (30-Dec-2010)
    Eliminating triggers in your home can help keep your symptoms to a minimum, experts say

  • Hand-Washing May Have Kept Flu at Bay
    (30-Dec-2010)
    Good hygiene is simply the best protection from infectious agents, experts say

  • How One Company Fought the Flu
    (30-Dec-2010)
    Posters, e-mails and plenty of hand-sanitizer can make a difference, executive says

  • Take Steps to Avoid Winter's Indoor Allergies
    (30-Dec-2010)
    Eliminating triggers in your home can help keep your symptoms to a minimum, experts say

  • Have an Allergy-Free Holiday and a Happier New Year
    (26-Dec-2010)
    Doctor suggests ways to keep sneezing at bay during the festive season

  • Have an Allergy-Free Holiday and a Happier New Year
    (26-Dec-2010)
    Doctor suggests ways to keep sneezing at bay during the festive season

  • Flu Activity Low So Far, But More Cases to Come: CDC
    (23-Dec-2010)
    Already two children younger than 5 have died this season

  • Echinacea No Cure for the Common Cold, Study Finds
    (20-Dec-2010)
    Herbal remedy slightly reduced the length of colds, but not by much

  • Heartburn Drugs May Raise Pneumonia Risk
    (20-Dec-2010)
    One of every 200 hospital patients taking acid-suppressing meds will develop pneumonia, study finds

  • Smokers' Former Homes May Retain Tobacco Toxins
    (17-Dec-2010)
    Residues in walls, ceilings could pose harm to new residents, study finds

  • Inhalers Linked to Higher Odds of Diabetes in Asthma, COPD Patients
    (16-Dec-2010)
    But the risk may stem from a 'pro-inflammatory' diet rather than corticosteroids, one expert contends

  • Flu Spreads Easily in High Schools, Study Suggests
    (14-Dec-2010)
    Students, teachers had more than 760,000 opportunities daily to pass illness via airborne droplets

  • Flu Spreads Easily in High Schools, Study Suggests
    (14-Dec-2010)
    Students, teachers had more than 760,000 opportunities daily to pass illness via airborne droplets

  • Flu Spreads Easily in High Schools, Study Suggests
    (14-Dec-2010)
    Students, teachers had more than 760,000 opportunities daily to pass illness via airborne droplets

  • 'Tis the Season to Give Allergen-Free Gifts
    (12-Dec-2010)
    Buying for people with asthma, allergies takes extra thought, experts say

  • 'Tis the Season to Give Allergen-Free Gifts
    (12-Dec-2010)
    Buying for people with asthma, allergies takes extra thought, experts say

  • 'Tis the Season to Give Allergen-Free Gifts
    (12-Dec-2010)
    Buying for people with asthma, allergies takes extra thought, experts say

  • 'Tis the Season to Give Allergen-Free Gifts
    (12-Dec-2010)
    Buying for people with asthma, allergies takes extra thought, experts say

  • U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Slightly
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Deaths from stroke, infant mortality decline, federal report finds

  • U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Slightly
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Deaths from stroke, infant mortality decline, federal report finds

  • Farm Environment, Cats Help Kids Avoid Skin Disease
    (08-Dec-2010)
    European researchers report rural living less likely to lead to atopic dermatitis for infants

  • Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Diseases
    (08-Dec-2010)
    Study reports link to trio of bacterial illnesses

  • Teens' Poor Health Linked to Fewer Friends
    (07-Dec-2010)
    It's unknown which comes first, but sick kids less likely to have big social network at school, study finds

  • Flu Viruses Gaining Resistance, Study Confirms
    (07-Dec-2010)
    With only two classes of drugs now approved, expert fears treatment options will be limited

  • New Guidelines Aid in Diagnosis of Food Allergies
    (06-Dec-2010)
    Recommendations should help doctors spot, treat these conditions, authors say

  • Littlest Kids in Big Day-Care Centers May Have Better Health Later On
    (06-Dec-2010)
    Once in elementary school, ear and respiratory infections are fewer, study finds

  • New Guidelines Aid in Diagnosis of Food Allergies
    (06-Dec-2010)
    Recommendations should help doctors spot, treat these conditions, authors say

  • Health Tip: Keeping Mold at Bay
    (03-Dec-2010)
    It could be making you sick

  • Outbreaks Signal Another Flu Season, CDC Says
    (03-Dec-2010)
    Georgia now reporting spike in cases among kids, agency says, but vaccine seems to be good match

  • Spread Cheer, Not Germs, at Holiday Gatherings
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Expert suggests keeping some distance while making merry with family and friends

  • Spread Cheer, Not Germs, at Holiday Gatherings
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Expert suggests keeping some distance while making merry with family and friends

  • Spread Cheer, Not Germs, at Holiday Gatherings
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Expert suggests keeping some distance while making merry with family and friends

  • Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite, Allergist Warns
    (29-Nov-2010)
    Inspect for pests in mattresses, secondhand clothes and used furniture, even wood

  • Too Much Hygiene May Affect Immune System, Study Suggests
    (29-Nov-2010)
    Antimicrobial used in many products such as soaps, toothpaste tied to raised allergy risks in kids

  • Health Tip: If You Have Fructose Intolerance
    (25-Nov-2010)
    You may have to limit certain foods

  • Preparation Can Help Kids With Nut Allergies Travel Safely
    (24-Nov-2010)
    Pack snacks, meds and sanitizing wipes to reduce likelihood of a reaction, expert suggests

  • Preparation Can Help Kids With Nut Allergies Travel Safely
    (24-Nov-2010)
    Pack snacks, meds and sanitizing wipes to reduce likelihood of a reaction, expert suggests

  • Shots, Hygiene Can Help Shield Kids From Flu
    (23-Nov-2010)
    Experts say common-sense steps by parents can stop germs from spreading

  • Shots, Hygiene Can Help Shield Kids From Flu
    (23-Nov-2010)
    Experts say common-sense steps by parents can stop germs from spreading

  • Kids' ER Visits Down After Cold Medicine Withdrawal
    (22-Nov-2010)
    Cough, cold medications not meant for children under 4, experts say

  • Kids' ER Visits Down After Cold Medicine Withdrawal
    (22-Nov-2010)
    Cough, cold medications not meant for children under 4, experts say

  • Did Ex-Girlfriend's Facebook Page Trigger Man's Asthma?
    (19-Nov-2010)
    Italian doctors say every time jilted beau logged on, breathing troubles began

  • Cough Syrup Might Help With Dosing of Breast Cancer Drug
    (19-Nov-2010)
    Cold medicine's active ingredient is absorbed at similar rate to tamoxifen, study says

  • Health Tip: Latex Is Everywhere
    (17-Nov-2010)
    Products that contain the common allergen

  • Health Tip: What's Behind My Watery Eyes?
    (17-Nov-2010)
    Here are some common triggers

  • Health Tip: Latex Is Everywhere
    (17-Nov-2010)
    Products that contain the common allergen

  • When Romance and Allergies Don't Mix
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Reaction-spurring allergens can linger for hours in a partner's mouth, experts note

  • Among Cell-Phone Junkies, Rash on the Rise
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Skin doctors say nickel allergy is to blame

  • Antibody Linked to Allergies on the Rise
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Levels have doubled in people over 55 since the '70s, study says

  • Number of Uninsured American Adults Hits Record High
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Many of those without coverage are middle-income people or chronically ill, CDC says

  • Many Coaches Unprepared for Student-Athletes' Asthma
    (03-Nov-2010)
    More education needed, experts say

  • Asthma Linked to Lung Cancer Risk in Study
    (03-Nov-2010)
    But data insufficient to change current practice, expert says

  • Canadian Kids Seem More Likely to Be Sidelined by Asthma
    (02-Nov-2010)
    They report more isolation, exclusion from sports compared with kids in other nations, researchers say

  • Exercise May Help Beat the Common Cold
    (02-Nov-2010)
    Each bout of aerobic actvity revs up the immune system, study authors suggest

  • Eating Peanuts While Pregnant May Raise Child's Allergy Risks
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Link found between moms-to-be who consumed them and nut sensitivity in infants

  • Eating Peanuts While Pregnant May Raise Child's Allergy Risks
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Link found between moms-to-be who consumed them and nut sensitivity in infants

  • Pandemic H1N1 Flu Hit Kids Hard in 2009
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Experts doubt current flu season will pose similar threat, but urge vaccinations

  • H1N1 Flu Linked to Surge in Pneumonia Complication
    (28-Oct-2010)
    Rise in children's empyema infections corresponded with outbreak, researchers find

  • Bitter Taste Receptors Found in Lungs May Aid Asthma Patients
    (25-Oct-2010)
    Acrid compounds tested in mice and humans opened airways more profoundly than current drugs, researchers report

  • Flu Meeting Highlights Latest Research
    (22-Oct-2010)
    Studies look at trends in vaccination rates, effectiveness

  • Pregnancy During Spring May Boost Kid's Risk of Food Allergies
    (20-Oct-2010)
    But whether the effect is causal isn't known, experts say

  • Pregnancy During Spring May Boost Kid's Risk of Food Allergies
    (20-Oct-2010)
    But whether the effect is causal isn't known, experts say

  • Kids' Medicaid-Covered Flu Shots Put Docs at a Loss: Study
    (18-Oct-2010)
    Higher reimbursement would save money overall, with more kids vaccinated, researchers suggest

  • H1N1 Unlikely to Cause Flu Pandemic in 2010-11: Analysis
    (18-Oct-2010)
    Canadian researchers urge everyone over age 50 to get immunized this fall

  • Halloween Extra Scary When Kids Have Nut Allergies
    (17-Oct-2010)
    Parents urged to prepare in advance so children don't miss out on the fun

  • Halloween Extra Scary When Kids Have Nut Allergies
    (17-Oct-2010)
    Parents urged to prepare in advance so children don't miss out on the fun

  • Health Tip: Whooping Cough Can Lead to Complications
    (15-Oct-2010)
    Here are some examples

  • Mother's Stress, Interference May Worsen Child's Asthma
    (07-Oct-2010)
    Kids under 7 affected by mom's emotions, but older kids react to being overprotected, study finds

  • Many Americans Plan to Skip Flu Shot This Year
    (07-Oct-2010)
    Surveys suggest more than 40 percent of adults will forego vaccine, while a third of moms won't vaccinate kids

  • Small Bump Seen in Seasonal Flu Shots During H1N1 Outbreak
    (07-Oct-2010)
    Analysis shows only 5.5% increase in vaccinated kids in 2009-2010 over 2008-2009 season

  • Black Male Children Have Highest Rates of Food Allergies
    (05-Oct-2010)
    Study finds they are 4.4 times more likely to have issues

  • Black Male Children Have Highest Rates of Food Allergies
    (05-Oct-2010)
    Study finds they are 4.4 times more likely to have issues

  • Black Male Children Have Highest Rates of Food Allergies
    (05-Oct-2010)
    Study finds they are 4.4 times more likely to have issues

  • Mom's Flu Shot May Protect Baby After Birth
    (05-Oct-2010)
    Infants exposed to influenza vaccine had less illness, increased antibodies, finds study

  • Kids With Allergies Shouldn't Skip Flu Shots, Experts Say
    (01-Oct-2010)
    Parents urged to get children vaccinated, as annual season starts

  • Kids With Allergies Shouldn't Skip Flu Shots, Experts Say
    (01-Oct-2010)
    Parents urged to get children vaccinated, as annual season starts

  • Kids With Allergies Shouldn't Skip Flu Shots, Experts Say
    (01-Oct-2010)
    Parents urged to get children vaccinated, as annual season starts

  • A Dog May Help Guard Against Childhood Eczema
    (30-Sep-2010)
    But study found cats did not give the same protection

  • Tamiflu May Thwart Pneumonia in 'Swine Flu' Patients: Study
    (29-Sep-2010)
    Drug also reduced contagious period and fever duration during H1N1 pandemic, researchers say

  • Quality of Care at U.S. Hospitals Shows Improvement
    (23-Sep-2010)
    Latest analysis by Joint Commission finds 'encouraging' rates of performance

  • European Researchers Find Genes Tied to Asthma
    (22-Sep-2010)
    Different genes are involved in childhood asthma than in adult-onset asthma, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Help Wipe Out Dust Mites
    (21-Sep-2010)
    They're a prime cause of asthma and allergies

  • Health Tip: Help Wipe Out Dust Mites
    (21-Sep-2010)
    They're a prime cause of asthma and allergies

  • Health Tip: Control Food Allergies at School
    (21-Sep-2010)
    Suggestions to help keep your child safe

  • Early Trial Suggests COPD Drug Might Help Some Asthmatics
    (20-Sep-2010)
    Adding Spiriva to steroid seems to work, but more study is needed, experts say

  • Increase in Seizures Seen in Kids With H1N1 Flu
    (20-Sep-2010)
    More anti-epileptic meds needed for children with swine flu complications than seasonal flu, study found

  • Study Claims Flu Shots Associated With Lower Risk of Heart Attack
    (20-Sep-2010)
    Experts dispute statistical result, but note the finding falls in line with previous research

  • Poor Diet, Inactivity May Lead to Metabolism-Induced Asthma
    (17-Sep-2010)
    Findings apply even to children with a healthy weight, researchers say

  • No Evidence That Asthma Leads to Tooth Decay: Study
    (17-Sep-2010)
    In some studies, children with asthma even found to have fewer cavities, researchers say

  • Pregnant Women Urged to Get Flu Shot
    (17-Sep-2010)
    Public health organizations ask care providers to recommend vaccination for moms-to-be

  • Health Tip: Prevent Passing Germs
    (16-Sep-2010)
    Here's what you can do

  • Health Tip: Prevent Passing Germs
    (16-Sep-2010)
    Here's what you can do

  • Tracking Groups of Friends May Aid Flu Surveillance
    (16-Sep-2010)
    By monitoring social networks, researchers say they can spot outbreaks earlier

  • Smoke-Free Laws May Help Kids Breathe Easier
    (15-Sep-2010)
    Scottish study showed 18 percent annual decline in childhood asthma hospitalizations

  • Health Tip: Detecting Indoor Air Pollutants
    (14-Sep-2010)
    Here are potential symptoms

  • Common Asthma Drug Could Speed MS Treatment
    (13-Sep-2010)
    Adding albuterol to standard medicine seems to help patients faster, study finds

  • Health Tip: Considering the Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine?
    (13-Sep-2010)
    Some people shouldn't get it, experts say

  • Pediatricians' Group Urges Flu Shots for All Health-Care Workers
    (08-Sep-2010)
    AAP calls mandatory shots 'ethically justified, necessary, and long overdue to ensure patient safety'

  • Health Tip: Recognizing a Skin Allergy
    (07-Sep-2010)
    Here are typical symptoms

  • H1N1 Pandemic Flu Even Milder Than Seasonal Strains
    (07-Sep-2010)
    Though youngest were most vulnerable, fewer serious complications seen, study finds

  • College Students Reminded to Wash Their Hands
    (06-Sep-2010)
    Making good hygiene a habit can help stop spread of flu at school, expert says

  • College Students Reminded to Wash Their Hands
    (06-Sep-2010)
    Making good hygiene a habit can help stop spread of flu at school, expert says

  • Exposure to Violence May Aggravate Asthma, Study Finds
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Researchers link stress of inner-city life to increased hospitalizations

  • Sickle Cell Kids at Greater Risk of 'Swine Flu' Complications
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Findings highlight need to vaccinate against H1N1, seasonal flu, researchers say

  • Prescription Drug Use Rising in U.S., CDC Reports
    (02-Sep-2010)
    Statins, asthma meds, antidepressants and stimulants top the list

  • Potential Cause of Asthma-Like Symptoms Spotted in Mice
    (30-Aug-2010)
    Findings may lead to new treatments for people with severe forms of the airway disorder, researchers say

  • Pediatric Group Issues New Flu Shot Guidelines
    (30-Aug-2010)
    Kids between 6 months and 9 years may need a double dose, depending on vaccine history

  • Bird Flu Detection Takes a Novel Turn
    (26-Aug-2010)
    Mice trained to zero in on infected duck feces in USDA experiment

  • CDC Revises Death Estimates From Flu
    (26-Aug-2010)
    Mortality ranged from an annual low of 3,300 to a high of 49,000 during last 30 years

  • Sneezing Again? Avoid Ragweed
    (22-Aug-2010)
    Expert offers tips for ragweed, grass and other seasonal allergies

  • Sneezing Again? Avoid Ragweed
    (22-Aug-2010)
    Expert offers tips for ragweed, grass and other seasonal allergies

  • Health Tip: Coping With Hives
    (17-Aug-2010)
    Suggestions to soothe the itch

  • Tylenol Use Linked to Asthma, Other Allergies in Teens
    (13-Aug-2010)
    Study looked at 13- and 14-year-olds from 50 countries

  • Tylenol Use Linked to Asthma, Other Allergies in Teens
    (13-Aug-2010)
    Study looked at 13- and 14-year-olds from 50 countries

  • Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Pertussis?
    (13-Aug-2010)
    Some common symptoms of 'whooping cough'

  • Experts Predict 'Normal' H1N1 Flu Season This Year
    (13-Aug-2010)
    Virus will most likely return but not be any more virulent, they add

  • Tylenol Use Linked to Asthma, Other Allergies in Teens
    (13-Aug-2010)
    Study looked at 13- and 14-year-olds from 50 countries

  • What Caused 2009 H1N1 Pandemic?
    (05-Aug-2010)
    Researchers say they've identified biochemical process behind 'swine flu'

  • What Caused 2009 H1N1 Pandemic?
    (05-Aug-2010)
    Researchers say they've identified biochemical process behind 'swine flu'

  • Lack of Food Puts Kids at Risk for Asthma, Other Chronic Ills
    (03-Aug-2010)
    Repeated episodes of hunger linked to long-term poor health, study found

  • Western Diet Populates Kids' Stomachs With Bad Bacteria
    (02-Aug-2010)
    Study found African children who ate more natural diet, were breast-fed longer had more good bacteria

  • H1N1 Protection in Coming Season's Flu Vaccines: FDA
    (30-Jul-2010)
    Just one shot should shield against multiple strains, agency says

  • Flu Vaccine for Upcoming Season Approved
    (30-Jul-2010)
    Protects against three strains predicted to be most prevalent

  • FDA Cites Its Food Safety Web Site
    (28-Jul-2010)
    More than 100 problems identified so far, agency says

  • FDA Cites Its Food Safety Web Site
    (28-Jul-2010)
    More than 100 problems identified so far, agency says

  • Homeopathic Nasal Zinc Linked to Loss of Smell
    (20-Jul-2010)
    Analysis more clearly establishes link between remedy, side effect

  • Flu Vaccine Via Skin Patch Shows Promise in Mice
    (19-Jul-2010)
    New technology uses painless 'microneedles' to deliver immunization

  • 1 in 5 Parents Missed Work for H1N1 School Closings: Survey
    (14-Jul-2010)
    But many students visited places other than home, finds CDC report

  • Don't Let Food Allergies Spoil the Picnic
    (11-Jul-2010)
    A plan that includes simple precautions, emergency meds and a cell phone will leave you free to enjoy yourself

  • Don't Let Food Allergies Spoil the Picnic
    (11-Jul-2010)
    A plan that includes simple precautions, emergency meds and a cell phone will leave you free to enjoy yourself

  • Early Tamiflu Might Benefit Transplant Patients With H1N1 Flu
    (09-Jul-2010)
    Preventive measures could cut serious illness, death rates in organ recipients, research shows

  • Ancestry May Affect Lung Function Tests
    (07-Jul-2010)
    Adjusting for genetic history would improve results for asthma, COPD, study suggests

  • Gene Mutation May Make People More Prone to Asthma
    (01-Jul-2010)
    Variant could spur excess white blood cells, researchers speculate

  • Mold May Trigger Severe Asthma in Some Folks
    (24-Jun-2010)
    Certain gene variants appear to increase risk of serious exacerbations, study finds

  • Dulera Inhaler Approved for Asthma
    (24-Jun-2010)
    For people 12 and older

  • Electronic Monitoring of Asthma Med Use May Boost Adherence
    (18-Jun-2010)
    Program that lets doctors track refills improves patient compliance, study finds

  • Health Tip: Things That May Trigger Wheezing
    (17-Jun-2010)
    A symptom of breathing problems

  • H1N1 Flu Undergoing Genetic Changes in Pigs
    (17-Jun-2010)
    Heightened surveillance needed in case stronger strain emerges, researchers warn

  • Health Tip: Things That May Trigger Wheezing
    (17-Jun-2010)
    A symptom of breathing problems

  • H1N1 Flu Vaccine May Shield Against 1918 Strain
    (16-Jun-2010)
    Mouse studies suggest shot would do double duty, in unlikely event of older virus' return

  • Health Tip: Know the Warning Signs of Anaphylaxis
    (10-Jun-2010)
    It's a serious allergic reaction

  • Health Tip: Know the Warning Signs of Anaphylaxis
    (10-Jun-2010)
    It's a serious allergic reaction

  • Is It Safe to Go in the Gulf Coast's Water?
    (10-Jun-2010)
    Experts are divided on the health risks posed by the oil and tar balls washing up on beaches

  • Health Tip: Know the Warning Signs of Anaphylaxis
    (10-Jun-2010)
    It's a serious allergic reaction

  • H1N1 Flu Acts Much Like Its Seasonal Cousin
    (09-Jun-2010)
    Spreads at same rate, shows similar symptoms, study finds

  • Health Tip: Mold Can Be a Health Risk
    (08-Jun-2010)
    How it could affect your well-being

  • Health Tip: Mold Can Be a Health Risk
    (08-Jun-2010)
    How it could affect your well-being

  • Poor Asthma Outcomes in Black Kids Despite Access to Care
    (07-Jun-2010)
    More likely to get ER treatment, less likely to see specialist, study shows

  • A Year After Its Emergence, H1N1 Swine Flu Lingers
    (04-Jun-2010)
    It's likely that the virus, so rampant last spring, will adopt a regular fall/winter pattern, experts say

  • Burgers May Feed Kids' Asthma Risk
    (03-Jun-2010)
    But a diet high in fruit, veggies and fish appears to lessen likelihood of wheeze, study finds

  • Gulf Oil Spill Workers Report Health Problems
    (03-Jun-2010)
    Flu-like symptoms range from chest pain to dizziness, nausea and headaches

  • Allergies Might Trigger Depression
    (27-May-2010)
    Study found mood of those with sensitivities worsened when exposed to allergens

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Exercise-Induced Asthma
    (27-May-2010)
    It matters when and where you work out

  • Flu May Migrate Rather Than Die Out
    (27-May-2010)
    Findings may lead to regional, rather than global, vaccines, researchers say

  • Allergies Might Trigger Depression
    (27-May-2010)
    Study found mood of those with sensitivities worsened when exposed to allergens

  • Simplexa H1N1 Test Approved
    (24-May-2010)
    Detects 'swine flu' infection

  • H1N1 Pandemic Flu Hits Pregnant Women Hard
    (24-May-2010)
    Study underscores need for expectant moms to get flu shot, expert says

  • Exercise Can Spur Wheezing, Even in Healthy Kids
    (18-May-2010)
    Asthma-like symptoms surprised researchers

  • More Seniors Opting for Less Invasive Sinus Surgery
    (17-May-2010)
    Gentler technique replacing 'open' sinus surgery in Medicare population, study finds

  • Web-Based Program Can Boost Asthma Care
    (17-May-2010)
    In study, patients controlled severe disease using less medication

  • High-Fat Meal May Trigger Asthma
    (17-May-2010)
    Study finds fatty foods lead to inflammation, reduced lung function

  • More Seniors Opting for Less Invasive Sinus Surgery
    (17-May-2010)
    Gentler technique replacing 'open' sinus surgery in Medicare population, study finds

  • Good Hygiene Does Slow Spread of Pandemic Flu
    (14-May-2010)
    But more studies needed to develop a complete strategy to thwart transmission

  • Rate of Childhood Peanut Allergies More Than Triples
    (13-May-2010)
    Researchers can't explain increase in last decade, although actual number is still small

  • Racial Disparities Widen in Use of Asthma Treatments
    (13-May-2010)
    Fewer minority patients taking medications to prevent attacks, U.S. study finds

  • Rate of Childhood Peanut Allergies More Than Triples
    (13-May-2010)
    Researchers can't explain increase in last decade, although actual number is still small

  • Health Tip: Before Using Cough Medicine
    (12-May-2010)
    Signs that you should first speak with your doctor

  • Few High-Quality Studies on Food Allergies, Say Reviewers
    (11-May-2010)
    No uniform standards for diagnosing a food allergy even exist, researchers find

  • Few High-Quality Studies on Food Allergies, Say Reviewers
    (11-May-2010)
    No uniform standards for diagnosing a food allergy even exist, researchers find

  • New Way to Eliminate Source of Asthma?
    (10-May-2010)
    Technique targets cells that trigger immune system reaction, researchers say

  • H1N1 Often Hit the Young and Healthy
    (05-May-2010)
    WHO report, issued a year after outbreak began, finds this flu had new targets

  • H1N1 Fears Led to Overcrowded ERs
    (04-May-2010)
    Last year's scare had people rushing for care even before the disease appeared, study shows

  • Health Tip: Why Your Child is Coughing
    (03-May-2010)
    Here are typical causes of chronic cough

  • Comprehensive Plan May Help Control Children's Asthma
    (01-May-2010)
    Hospital visits declined following family education classes, study shows

  • Mere Sight of Sick Person May Boost Immune System
    (29-Apr-2010)
    Slideshow of ill people triggered greater response than pictures of gun-wielding men

  • Record Number of Americans Got Flu Shots, CDC Says
    (29-Apr-2010)
    Concerns about H1N1 flu likely motivated people to get vaccinated, experts say

  • Radiofrequency Device Approved for Severe Chronic Asthma
    (28-Apr-2010)
    Helps control lung inflammation

  • Cat Allergy Doesn't Have to Mean Giving Up Kitty
    (23-Apr-2010)
    For many feline fans, there are ways to live together happily, experts say

  • Cat Allergy Doesn't Have to Mean Giving Up Kitty
    (23-Apr-2010)
    For many feline fans, there are ways to live together happily, experts say

  • Premature Birth Ups Risk of Long-Term Breathing Problems
    (23-Apr-2010)
    Kids who were extreme preemies had double the risk of asthma by age 11, study found

  • Cat Allergy Doesn't Have to Mean Giving Up Kitty
    (23-Apr-2010)
    For many feline fans, there are ways to live together happily, experts say

  • Traffic Seems to Make Kids' Asthma Worse
    (22-Apr-2010)
    Analysis of Atlanta data links pollutants to ER visits

  • Study Finds Patients Breathe Easier After Weight-Loss Surgery
    (21-Apr-2010)
    And they took 50 percent fewer prescription drugs for breathing problems

  • Health Tip: Using Decongestants
    (20-Apr-2010)
    They aren't safe for everyone

  • Health Tip: Using Decongestants
    (20-Apr-2010)
    They aren't safe for everyone

  • H1N1 Flu Hit Pregnant Women Hard
    (20-Apr-2010)
    Getting treatment quickly was key to avoiding life-threatening illness, CDC study found

  • Health Tip: Using Decongestants
    (20-Apr-2010)
    They aren't safe for everyone

  • 'Off-the-Charts' Pollen Counts Bring Misery to Millions
    (16-Apr-2010)
    Recent weather patterns plus climate change driving the trend, experts say

  • Smoking Bans May Be Boosting Public Health
    (13-Apr-2010)
    Toronto hospital admissions for heart, respiratory woes fell by a third after laws took hold, study found

  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome Very Rare After H1N1 Vaccine
    (13-Apr-2010)
    Rates of the disease among those vaccinated were no higher than in the general population

  • Study Finds Military Prone to Infection With H1N1 Flu
    (13-Apr-2010)
    Living in close quarters and young age increased risk, Singapore researchers say

  • Schools Near High-Traffic Areas Increase Kids' Asthma Risks
    (09-Apr-2010)
    Exposure to air-polluted environment impacts children's health, researchers say

  • Flu Vaccine With Both B Strains May Offer Better Protection
    (09-Apr-2010)
    Adding second strain to seasonal shot would eliminate guesswork, researchers say

  • 'Electronic Nose' Sniffs Out Asthma
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Experimental device tracks compounds in breath and bested standard test, study found

  • Did 'Regular' Flu Shot Up Risks for H1N1 Flu?
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Those who got seasonal vaccine were at higher risk, study found, but that shouldn't affect immunization next season

  • Only 1 in 4 Americans Got H1N1 Vaccine
    (01-Apr-2010)
    CDC reports that less than half of available doses have been used

  • Clues Found to How Different Flu Vaccines Work
    (31-Mar-2010)
    Japanese study reveals that immune response is unique to each type of shot

  • Officials See Uptick in H1N1 Swine Flu Cases
    (29-Mar-2010)
    New activity reported in southeastern U.S.; health officials still urge vaccinations

  • Some Allergy Sufferers Can Skip the Sneezing Season
    (27-Mar-2010)
    Many people can avoid triggering symptoms, experts say

  • Some Allergy Sufferers Can Skip the Sneezing Season
    (27-Mar-2010)
    Many people can avoid triggering symptoms, experts say

  • Some Allergy Sufferers Can Skip the Sneezing Season
    (27-Mar-2010)
    Many people can avoid triggering symptoms, experts say

  • H1N1 Virus Yields Up More Secrets
    (24-Mar-2010)
    Current strain is similar to that seen in 1918, with implications for vaccine development, scientists say

  • With Faulty Food Labeling, Who's Minding the Store?
    (19-Mar-2010)
    Recent charges of misleading ingredient, calorie count info have FDA scrambling to fix system

  • Swine Flu in Pregnancy Leads Some to ICU
    (19-Mar-2010)
    Moms-to-be more likely to become critically ill than others, study finds

  • Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
    (18-Mar-2010)
    Strategies may be needed to promote well-being in pregnancy, researcher says

  • Stem Cells Might One Day Treat Severe Asthma
    (15-Mar-2010)
    Mouse study suggests treatment aimed at immune system could work in humans

  • H1N1 Flu Spreads Slower Than Seasonal Flu: Study
    (10-Mar-2010)
    Data from Texas households confirm that the virus tends to target children

  • Kids Who Get Flu Shots Protect the Unvaccinated
    (09-Mar-2010)
    Inoculating children can prevent influenza from spreading, experts say

  • Airway Injury Plaguing 9/11 First Responders
    (04-Mar-2010)
    NYC firefighters more likely to suffer from asthma, study finds

  • People With Asthma More Likely to Be Depressed
    (04-Mar-2010)
    Study finds rates of psychological distress twice as high in those with airway disease

  • Health Tip: If You Have Nasal Congestion
    (03-Mar-2010)
    Here are suggestions for easing the stuffiness

  • Health Tip: If You Have Nasal Congestion
    (03-Mar-2010)
    Here are suggestions for easing the stuffiness

  • U.S. Pays a Price for Dirty Air
    (02-Mar-2010)
    Excessive levels of pollution affect health care costs, report finds

  • Asthma Rates Rising Across the U.S.
    (02-Mar-2010)
    Prevalence varies significantly between states, CDC report shows

  • Kids' Peanut Allergies Might Be Tamed: Study
    (01-Mar-2010)
    Gradual exposure desensitized some kids, but experts advise against trying on your own

  • Global Warming Kicks Up Allergy Storm
    (01-Mar-2010)
    Longer pollen seasons, more allergy sufferers are the result, study finds

  • BPA May Raise Risk of Asthma in Kids
    (01-Mar-2010)
    Mouse study shows exposure during pregnancy might increase chances of condition

  • Kids' Peanut Allergies Might Be Tamed: Study
    (01-Mar-2010)
    Gradual exposure desensitized some kids, but experts advise against trying on your own

  • Global Warming Kicks Up Allergy Storm
    (01-Mar-2010)
    Longer pollen seasons, more allergy sufferers are the result, study finds

  • Household Dirt Won't Raise Asthma Risk in Infants
    (28-Feb-2010)
    Allergens not linked to wheezing in kids, study finds

  • Meat Might Be Behind Many Unidentified Allergic Reactions
    (28-Feb-2010)
    Certain carb could be causing severe anaphylaxis, researchers warn

  • Meat Might Be Behind Many Unidentified Allergic Reactions
    (28-Feb-2010)
    Certain carb could be causing severe anaphylaxis, researchers warn

  • Household Dirt Won't Raise Asthma Risk in Infants
    (28-Feb-2010)
    Allergens not linked to wheezing in kids, study finds

  • Meat Might Be Behind Many Unidentified Allergic Reactions
    (28-Feb-2010)
    Certain carb could be causing severe anaphylaxis, researchers warn

  • Penicillin Allergy Might Not Include Related Antibiotic
    (27-Feb-2010)
    Many facing surgery could still take cephalosporins if tested, study finds

  • Blood Test Might Sort Out Milk Allergies
    (27-Feb-2010)
    Could spot those allergic to all milk products, those who can tolerate heated milk

  • Blood Test Might Sort Out Milk Allergies
    (27-Feb-2010)
    Could spot those allergic to all milk products, those who can tolerate heated milk

  • Virtually Everyone Should Get a Flu Shot: CDC
    (25-Feb-2010)
    The recommendation will take effect for the next influenza season

  • Existing Health Programs Could Help More Kids With Asthma
    (24-Feb-2010)
    Greater enrollment, expanded eligibility would cover most uninsured children, report says

  • Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks
    (23-Feb-2010)
    Lower levels of water in cold winter air tied to more influenza, study suggests

  • Deadly Hybrid Flu Possible
    (22-Feb-2010)
    Stronger strain could develop if avian, seasonal viruses combine, scientists warn

  • FDA Issues Warning on Key Asthma Drugs
    (18-Feb-2010)
    Advair, Foradil, Serevent and Symbicort should not be used alone due to safety concerns

  • One in Two Children Has Chronic Health Issues
    (16-Feb-2010)
    But study also found most conditions, such as obesity, asthma and ADHD, did not persist

  • Rapid Flu Test Most Accurate for Young Kids
    (15-Feb-2010)
    But positive results are more accurate than negative findings, researchers find

  • 57 Million Americans Sickened by H1N1 Flu: CDC
    (12-Feb-2010)
    Deaths totaled over 17,000, still fewer than 'typical' flu season

  • Blacks in Nursing Homes Vaccinated Less Than Whites
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Disparities seen for flu and pneumonia inoculations, researchers say

  • Flu Vaccine Safe for Infants 6 Weeks Old
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Babies younger than 6 months could be safely protected, researcher says

  • Spectators Need to Prepare for Olympic Games, Too
    (06-Feb-2010)
    Health experts urge travelers to take steps to prevent illness

  • Herbals Not the Answer for Asthma, Study Shows
    (05-Feb-2010)
    Patients using alternative remedies more likely to misuse prescribed drugs, suffer flareups

  • As Swine Flu Fades, Experts Ponder Next Season
    (05-Feb-2010)
    Some believe H1N1 will persist for years to come, but in what form remains unclear

  • Too Few Adults Get Recommended Vaccinations
    (04-Feb-2010)
    Shots could save thousands of U.S. lives each year, report authors say

  • Health Tip: Have Clean Air at Home
    (01-Feb-2010)
    Limit indoor pollution

  • Preventive Steps Helped Summer Campers Avoid Swine Flu
    (01-Feb-2010)
    Tamiflu and hygiene measures halted spread of H1N1, researchers say

  • Too Little Vitamin D May Worsen Asthma
    (28-Jan-2010)
    Low levels may also hinder response to steroid treatment, study finds

  • Dog Flu Risk Highest Where Canines Mingle
    (25-Jan-2010)
    New vaccine could minimize severity, experts say

  • No Role Found for Birds in Swine Flu Pandemic
    (20-Jan-2010)
    Chickens injected with 1918 and 2009 H1N1 strains didn't get sick, study found

  • Shots Relieve Children's Hay Fever, Cut Expenses
    (17-Jan-2010)
    Health-care costs drop by one-third, study finds

  • Shots Relieve Children's Hay Fever, Cut Expenses
    (17-Jan-2010)
    Health-care costs drop by one-third, study finds

  • 55 Million Americans Sickened by Swine Flu So Far
    (15-Jan-2010)
    Although infections are declining, health officials still urge vaccinations

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Lowers Flu Shot Effectiveness
    (11-Jan-2010)
    But patients should still get vaccinated, researchers say

  • Short School Closures Won't Shut Down Flu
    (08-Jan-2010)
    Two-week shutdowns won't work, simulations suggest

  • As Swine Flu Ebbs, Officials Stress Importance of Vaccine
    (08-Jan-2010)
    Cases now widespread in just one state, but a resurgence could occur, CDC experts warn

  • Short School Closures Won't Shut Down Flu
    (08-Jan-2010)
    Two-week shutdowns won't work, simulations suggest

  • As Swine Flu Wanes, Don't Be Fooled
    (07-Jan-2010)
    Another outbreak is possible, and people need to be vaccinated: CDC

  • Insect Cells Instead of Eggs for Swine Flu Vaccine?
    (06-Jan-2010)
    Novel method is faster and avoids allergy issues, researchers say

  • Using Kitchen Spoons Ups Risk of Dosing Errors
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Researchers recommend sticking with measuring devices that come with medicines

  • Using Kitchen Spoons Ups Risk of Dosing Errors
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Researchers recommend sticking with measuring devices that come with medicines

  • Health Tip: Getting a Nasal Vaccine for Flu
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Some should consult a doctor first

  • It's Not a Hangover, It's an Allergic Reaction
    (01-Jan-2010)
    Ingredients in alcohol could explain 'morning-after' feeling, experts say

  • It's Not a Hangover, It's an Allergic Reaction
    (01-Jan-2010)
    Ingredients in alcohol could explain 'morning-after' feeling, experts say

  • It's Not a Hangover, It's an Allergic Reaction
    (01-Jan-2010)
    Ingredients in alcohol could explain 'morning-after' feeling, experts say

  • Health Care Reform, Swine Flu Top Health News for 2009
    (01-Jan-2010)
    Furor over cancer screening changes and lifting of embryonic stem cell ban also grabbed headlines

  • Swine Flu Not As Infectious Among Young Adults As First Feared
    (30-Dec-2009)
    But younger children were twice as likely to get sick, study of households shows

  • Indoor Allergies Common in Winter
    (29-Dec-2009)
    To keep sneezing and wheezing at bay, follow these expert tips

  • Indoor Allergies Common in Winter
    (29-Dec-2009)
    To keep sneezing and wheezing at bay, follow these expert tips

  • Indoor Allergies Common in Winter
    (29-Dec-2009)
    To keep sneezing and wheezing at bay, follow these expert tips

  • Swine Flu May Be Rewriting the Flu-Season Script
    (24-Dec-2009)
    H1N1 could be dominant strain this winter, 'crowding out' typical seasonal flu, experts say

  • New Weapon May Help Battle Bird Flu
    (24-Dec-2009)
    Compound tested in mice appears to work better than existing treatments, researchers say

  • Flu Vaccine for Seniors Approved
    (24-Dec-2009)
    A high-dose shot for people 65 and older

  • Gene Discovery Sheds Light on Children's Asthma
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Scientists find 2nd piece of DNA tied to the respiratory illness, experts say

  • Nearly 5 Million Doses of Nasal Swine Flu Vaccine Recalled
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Tests reveal slight drop in potency, but not enough to require revaccination, FDA says

  • Swine Flu Hits Pregnant Women, Kids Hardest
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Two studies confirm the increased risk of the H1N1 flu in these two groups

  • As Swine Flu Wanes, So Does Public's Fear
    (22-Dec-2009)
    About 60 million people have received H1N1 vaccine, CDC says

  • Allergens Worsen Sinusitis
    (21-Dec-2009)
    Immediate reaction seen in nasal passages of sufferers, scans find

  • Single Shot of H1N1 Vaccine May Be Enough for Kids
    (21-Dec-2009)
    But two doses still needed to ensure protection, experts say

  • Allergens Worsen Sinusitis
    (21-Dec-2009)
    Immediate reaction seen in nasal passages of sufferers, scans find

  • Better Educated May Have Greater Asthma Control
    (18-Dec-2009)
    Those with less than 12 years' schooling make more trips to the ER, study finds

  • Scientists Link Molecule to Severe Swine Flu
    (17-Dec-2009)
    Blocking the particle might someday ease accompanying lung infections

  • Swine Flu Wanes, But Future Uncertain
    (17-Dec-2009)
    The lull in the outbreak is a good time to get vaccinated, federal officials urge

  • Scientists Link Molecule to Severe Swine Flu
    (17-Dec-2009)
    Blocking the particle might someday ease accompanying lung infections

  • Gene Variant Seems to Guard Against Asthma, COPD
    (16-Dec-2009)
    Study suggests it plays a role in reducing inflammation in the lungs

  • Serious Gaps Revealed in U.S. Response to Health Emergencies
    (15-Dec-2009)
    If swine flu were worse, 'we would have really been in trouble,' expert says

  • Large Recall of Children's Swine Flu Vaccine
    (15-Dec-2009)
    About 800,000 doses have lower strength than needed for protection, CDC says

  • Five Gene Variants May Be Linked to Lung Disease
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Findings might lead to better treatments for asthma, COPD, researchers say

  • Swine Flu Infection Rates Continue to Fall
    (11-Dec-2009)
    Just 14 states reporting widespread H1N1 activity, down from 25 states last week, CDC says

  • Swine Flu Has Infected 1 in 6 Americans: CDC
    (10-Dec-2009)
    Children, young adults still bear the brunt of H1N1, with the most hospitalizations and deaths

  • Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates Still Too Low
    (09-Dec-2009)
    More got their shot early, but numbers now same as last year, survey shows

  • Swine Flu Pandemic May Be Less Severe Than Expected
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Data indicates that, while serious, virus impact predicted to be mild

  • Review Questions Tamiflu's Effectiveness
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Finds no proof the drug prevents flu complications such as pneumonia

  • Mom's Exposure to Microbes Lowers Allergies in Kids
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Study found pregnant mice that inhaled barnyard air passed protection to offspring

  • Health Tip: Checking Your Peak Flow
    (07-Dec-2009)
    It can help control your asthma

  • Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Thickened airway linings improve once cigarettes are gone, study finds

  • EPA: Greenhouse Gases Hazardous to Your Health
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Announcement comes as big global warming conference begins in Copenhagen

  • Mom's Exposure to Microbes Lowers Allergies in Kids
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Study found pregnant mice that inhaled barnyard air passed protection to offspring

  • Swine Flu Can Batter Kids With Sickle Cell
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Children with the disease should be vaccinated along with other high-risk groups, researchers say

  • Mom's Exposure to Microbes Lowers Allergies in Kids
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Study found pregnant mice that inhaled barnyard air passed protection to offspring

  • Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
    (05-Dec-2009)
    Take steps to eliminate triggers, experts advise

  • Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
    (05-Dec-2009)
    Take steps to eliminate triggers, experts advise

  • Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
    (05-Dec-2009)
    Take steps to eliminate triggers, experts advise

  • Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
    (05-Dec-2009)
    Take steps to eliminate triggers, experts advise

  • Swine Flu Continues to Wane
    (04-Dec-2009)
    Whether the H1N1 virus will come back during winter isn't known, CDC says

  • Swine Flu Waning, But Could Return
    (01-Dec-2009)
    CDC urges H1N1 vaccination because pandemic's course remains unpredictable

  • U.S. Swine Flu Cases Chart Sharp Decline
    (30-Nov-2009)
    But as pandemic seems to ebb, CDC notes a rise in child deaths linked to flu

  • Mom's Depression May Worsen Child's Asthma
    (25-Nov-2009)
    Fatigue, forgetfulness could lead mothers to overlook needed care, study finds

  • Brazilian Mint Tea Naturally Good for Pain Relief
    (25-Nov-2009)
    Traditional South American medicinal herb proves effective in animal study

  • Swine Flu Tied to Rise in Pneumonias Among Young
    (25-Nov-2009)
    On more positive note, CDC sees few signs of trouble with the H1N1 vaccine

  • Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
    (24-Nov-2009)
    Exposure in infancy may lead to persistent wheezing, study finds

  • Swine Flu May Hit Kids With Asthma Harder
    (20-Nov-2009)
    Canadian study finds more severe cases than with seasonal flu

  • Swine Flu May Hit Kids With Asthma Harder
    (20-Nov-2009)
    Canadian study finds more severe cases than with seasonal flu

  • Swine Flu Declining in Some Parts of U.S.
    (20-Nov-2009)
    But, flu activity remains high and is expected to continue, CDC says

  • Swine Flu May Hit Kids With Asthma Harder
    (20-Nov-2009)
    Canadian study finds more severe cases than with seasonal flu

  • Asthma Combo Seems Less Influenced by Genes
    (19-Nov-2009)
    Findings may not apply to blacks, researchers note

  • Child Food Allergies on the Rise in U.S.
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Experts unsure if growth stems from more awareness or actual increase in numbers

  • Child Food Allergies on the Rise in U.S.
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Experts unsure if growth stems from more awareness or actual increase in numbers

  • Immunity to Swine Flu May Be Broader Than Thought
    (16-Nov-2009)
    And that may explain why the disease hasn't posed more problems, study says

  • Folic Acid Late in Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Kids
    (13-Nov-2009)
    But supplements are still recommended in the first trimester, researchers say

  • 'The Pill' May Reduce Asthma Symptoms
    (13-Nov-2009)
    But women shouldn't take oral contraceptives just to control wheezing, expert says

  • My 10-Day Ordeal With the Swine Flu
    (12-Nov-2009)
    Reporter recounts her bout with H1N1, made all the worse by chronic asthma

  • My 10-Day Ordeal With the Swine Flu
    (12-Nov-2009)
    Reporter recounts her bout with H1N1, made all the worse by chronic asthma

  • My 10-Day Ordeal With the Swine Flu
    (12-Nov-2009)
    Reporter recounts her bout with H1N1, made all the worse by chronic asthma

  • Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death
    (12-Nov-2009)
    Cases in Mexico show young more likely to get sick, but elderly more likely to die

  • 22 Million Sickened by Swine Flu in 6 Months
    (12-Nov-2009)
    Revised estimation method gives clearer picture of pandemic, CDC says

  • Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu Found in Canadian Father
    (11-Nov-2009)
    Latest case underscores need to use the antiviral properly, experts say

  • Depressed and Pregnant? Flu Shot May Be Needed
    (09-Nov-2009)
    Symptoms of seasonal flu could be severe in this group of women, study finds

  • Health Fears Are Nothing to Sneeze At
    (06-Nov-2009)
    After witnessing a sneeze, people worry more about flu, heart attacks, accidents and crime, study finds

  • Most Who Want Swine Flu Shot Can't Get It
    (06-Nov-2009)
    CDC says 38 million doses now available, with 8 million more due next week

  • Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
    (05-Nov-2009)
    Recent reports of H1N1 in a cat or pigs are likely very rare, experts say

  • Swine Flu Virus Dominant Strain Worldwide: WHO
    (05-Nov-2009)
    Agency says pathogen continues to target younger adults, producing mild-to-moderate illness

  • Americans Gaining Awareness of COPD: Survey
    (04-Nov-2009)
    Yet half of those with lung disease symptoms remain undiagnosed, experts say

  • World Trade Center Workers Twice as Likely to Have Asthma
    (03-Nov-2009)
    Rates continued to rise for several years after the attacks, study shows

  • Health Tip: Have a Food Allergy?
    (03-Nov-2009)
    Here are possible warning signs

  • Severe Swine Flu Can Kill Young, Old Alike
    (03-Nov-2009)
    Seniors may carry some immunity, but more likely to die if hospitalized, study finds

  • CDC Urges Patience As More Swine Flu Shots Arrive
    (03-Nov-2009)
    Total should near 42 million by week's end; more health-care workers getting vaccine

  • One Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Works for Pregnant Women
    (02-Nov-2009)
    Young children need two doses, spaced several weeks apart, U.S. health officials say

  • Whooping Cough Immunity Lasts 30 Years or More
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Finding defies belief that resistance wears thin much sooner

  • Flu Deaths Higher Among Seniors With Dementia
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Study suggests mortality rate may be linked to health-care inadequacies

  • Flu Shot in Pregnancy Protects Baby
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Vaccinating expectant moms led to bigger, healthier infants, studies show

  • At Least 114 U.S. Kids Dead From Swine Flu
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Two-thirds had chronic health problems, CDC says

  • Cholesterol Drugs May Help Prevent Flu Deaths
    (29-Oct-2009)
    But expert says it could be that statins protect heart during infection

  • Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu Passed Person-to-Person in U.S.
    (29-Oct-2009)
    Another study shows kids shed virus up to 13 days after fever starts

  • Almost 6 Million U.S. Cases of Swine Flu in First Few Months
    (29-Oct-2009)
    CDC says H1N1 may be tied to 21,000 hospitalizations during that time

  • Health Tip: What's Behind My Asthma and Allergy Symptoms?
    (28-Oct-2009)
    A list of common triggers

  • Health Tip: What's Behind My Asthma and Allergy Symptoms?
    (28-Oct-2009)
    A list of common triggers

  • 1 Million More Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine on Hand
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Gap between supply and demand starting to close, U.S. officials say

  • More Swine Flu Vaccine Coming Soon
    (27-Oct-2009)
    22 million doses out now, and shortage should ease over coming weeks, CDC says

  • Treat Kids to a Safe Halloween
    (26-Oct-2009)
    Some simple precautions will safeguard young trick-or-treaters, experts say

  • Obama Declares Swine Flu a National Emergency
    (26-Oct-2009)
    Action allows hospitals to better handle large numbers of patients as outbreak spreads

  • Sebelius: There Will Be Swine Flu Vaccine for All Who Want It
    (26-Oct-2009)
    But the HHS secretary admits that delays are limiting supplies so far

  • Brisk Walk Can Help Leave Common Cold Behind
    (25-Oct-2009)
    A stuffy head is no reason to avoid mild exercise, expert says

  • Production Problems Plague Delivery of Swine Flu Vaccine
    (23-Oct-2009)
    Despite significant shortfall, CDC says all Americans who want shot will be able to get one, eventually

  • Swine Flu Vaccine Still in Short Supply
    (23-Oct-2009)
    Goal of 40 million doses by end of October won't be met, CDC says

  • Health Tip: Signs of an Asthma Attack in Your Child
    (22-Oct-2009)
    Symptoms that may indicate an attack is imminent

  • Swine Flu Parties? Send Your Regrets, Experts Say
    (22-Oct-2009)
    Some parents reportedly exposing healthy kids to those already sick with the H1N1 flu

  • CT Scans Surpass X-Rays for Swine Flu: Study
    (22-Oct-2009)
    In high-risk patients, scans better able to spot serious complications, researchers say

  • Swine Flu Still Strikes Younger People Hardest
    (20-Oct-2009)
    90 percent of deaths since Sept. 1 were among those under 65, CDC says

  • Minnesota Pig Infected With H1N1 Flu
    (19-Oct-2009)
    Federal officials say there's no danger in eating pork products

  • 11 More Children Die From Swine Flu: CDC
    (17-Oct-2009)
    And vaccine production delays mean fewer shots will be available by month's end

  • Tylenol May Weaken Effectiveness of Kids' Vaccines
    (16-Oct-2009)
    Giving analgesic to prevent fever at shot time could be counterproductive, researchers say

  • 11 More Children Die From Swine Flu: CDC
    (16-Oct-2009)
    And vaccine production delays mean fewer shots will be available by month's end

  • Bad Reaction No Good Reason to Avoid Future Shots
    (15-Oct-2009)
    Experts urge doctors to investigate source of vaccine allergy

  • Bad Reaction No Good Reason to Avoid Future Shots
    (15-Oct-2009)
    Experts urge doctors to investigate source of vaccine allergy

  • Severe Swine Flu Could Lead to Blood Clots in Lungs: Study
    (14-Oct-2009)
    Researchers say CT scans may be needed to spot the risk

  • Many Americans Still Leery of Swine Flu Vaccine
    (13-Oct-2009)
    But experts say it's as safe as the shot for run-of-the-mill seasonal flu

  • Many Hospitalized With Swine Flu Had Been Healthy
    (13-Oct-2009)
    But the majority of cases still involve people with chronic problems, CDC says

  • Swine Flu Can Move Quickly to Severe Illness
    (12-Oct-2009)
    Canadian, Mexican studies suggest U.S. hospitals need to be ready for surge of cases

  • Face Masks for Patients May Leak, Spread Germs
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Health-care workers should take precautions, especially given H1N1 pandemic, experts say

  • 'No Flu Shots for My Kids'
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Some moms aren't convinced vaccines are necessary, safe or effective

  • 76 Children Dead From Swine Flu: CDC
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Finding highlights the need for kids to be vaccinated against the disease, experts say

  • Face Masks for Patients May Leak, Spread Germs
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Health-care workers should take precautions, especially given H1N1 pandemic, experts say

  • In Some Cities, Spring Swine Flu May Be Easing Fall Outbreak
    (08-Oct-2009)
    Immunity from prior exposure may make H1N1's return less severe, experts say

  • Swine Flu May Bring Surge in Hospitalizations
    (08-Oct-2009)
    In reports from Australia and U.S., most patients recovering, death rate same as seasonal flu

  • Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Lessen Swine Flu Impact
    (07-Oct-2009)
    But it won't fully protect people from the H1N1 virus, experts say

  • Sebelius Urges Americans to Get Swine Flu Vaccine
    (07-Oct-2009)
    HHS secretary says shots are made in same way as seasonal flu vaccine, and children are vulnerable to the disease

  • Officials Stress Safety as Swine Flu Vaccine Arrives
    (06-Oct-2009)
    Shots are made in same way as seasonal flu vaccine; no serious side effects reported, CDC says

  • Sinus Infections Push Millions to U.S. Doctors Each Year
    (05-Oct-2009)
    But researchers find significant geographical differences in patients and treatment

  • Early H1N1 Vaccination Saves Lives, Cuts Costs: Study
    (05-Oct-2009)
    Projects that inoculating 40% of population in October, November would blunt pandemic

  • Sinus Infections Push Millions to U.S. Doctors Each Year
    (05-Oct-2009)
    But researchers find significant geographical differences in patients and treatment

  • Pre-Birth Exposure to 1918 Flu Raised Heart Risks, Study Finds
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Whether same will hold true for current H1N1 strain remains a mystery

  • Swine Flu Could Create Hospital Bed Shortage
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Report finds demand could exceed supply in 15 states

  • Children Need Seasonal Flu Vaccine, Experts Say
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Study finds vaccination rates lag behind recommended levels

  • 28 Pregnant Women Have Died From Swine Flu: CDC
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Official calls the number 'upsetting'; flu shots and antiviral drugs urged for moms-to-be

  • Pre-Birth Exposure to 1918 Flu Raised Heart Risks, Study Finds
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Whether same will hold true for current H1N1 strain remains a mystery

  • CDC Links Infections With Swine Flu Deaths
    (30-Sep-2009)
    Nearly a third of U.S. victims were also infected with pneumococcus or other bacteria, agency reports

  • CDC Links Infections With Swine Flu Deaths
    (30-Sep-2009)
    Nearly a third of U.S. victims were also infected with pneumococcus or other bacteria, agency reports

  • 1918 Flu Closings May Provide Lessons for Today
    (29-Sep-2009)
    Cities weighing swine flu school closures should review past practices, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Testing for Allergies
    (28-Sep-2009)
    Several methods to find out what's making you sneeze

  • Many Kids Suffer Medication Side Effects: Study
    (28-Sep-2009)
    Adverse drug reactions cause more than half a million outpatient visits a year, researchers find

  • Many Kids Suffer Medication Side Effects: Study
    (28-Sep-2009)
    Adverse drug reactions cause more than half a million outpatient visits a year, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Testing for Allergies
    (28-Sep-2009)
    Several methods to find out what's making you sneeze

  • Swine Flu Virus Not Mutating, Making Vaccine a Good Match
    (25-Sep-2009)
    Head of CDC calls that 'really good news'

  • FDA Issues Health Alert on Kids' Tamiflu Dosages
    (25-Sep-2009)
    Warning follows report that dosing instructions for liquid medication don't match syringe measurements

  • Swine Flu Virus Not Mutating, Making Vaccine a Good Match
    (25-Sep-2009)
    Head of CDC calls that 'really good news'

  • Letter Warns About Tricky Dosing With Liquid Tamiflu for Kids
    (24-Sep-2009)
    Meanwhile, CDC says rapid test for swine flu not effective

  • Hand-Washing Habits Still Need Improvement: Survey
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Soap industry gives America a B-minus for hygiene habits

  • Hand-Washing Habits Still Need Improvement: Survey
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Soap industry gives America a B-minus for hygiene habits

  • Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Hygiene, masks, quarantines all work to halt spread of viruses, review finds

  • Injectable Vaccines More Effective for Adult Flu Than Nasal Sprays
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Results may be different in children and in H1N1 swine flu vaccines, researchers say

  • Rising Heat, Humidity Raise Risk of Asthma Flares
    (22-Sep-2009)
    Weather changes send more wheezing youngsters to the ER, study finds

  • Could Swine Flu Panic Be Worse Than Outbreak Itself?
    (22-Sep-2009)
    With infections typically causing only mild illness, experts point to exaggerated fears as the real threat

  • Flu Can Raise Chances of Heart Attack
    (22-Sep-2009)
    Vaccine reduces risk of deaths related to heart disease, study shows

  • Global Cooperation Urged to Control Species-Crossing Disease
    (22-Sep-2009)
    Goal is to prevent zoonotic infection rather than just track outbreaks, experts say

  • 1 Swine Flu Shot Enough for Older Kids
    (21-Sep-2009)
    But children under 10 will need two doses, preliminary U.S. trial results show

  • Immune Cells Offer Hope for Injured Lungs
    (21-Sep-2009)
    Discovery in mice shows promise for treating potentially fatal wounds, researchers say

  • Swine Flu Shots Safe for People With Weak Immune Systems: Experts
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Another study outlines risks of catching H1N1 from various routes

  • 1st Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine Set for Early October
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Initial vaccine will be a nasal spray, followed shortly by injectable one: CDC

  • Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
    (17-Sep-2009)
    But there are ways to reduce your risk even in close quarters, experts say

  • Gene 'Switch' May Help Drive Excess Fluid in Lungs
    (15-Sep-2009)
    Finding could lead to treatments for bronchitis, asthma, researchers say

  • Gene 'Switch' May Help Drive Excess Fluid in Lungs
    (15-Sep-2009)
    Finding could lead to treatments for bronchitis, asthma, researchers say

  • FDA Approves 4 Swine Flu Vaccines
    (15-Sep-2009)
    Agency expects first batches to be available within a month

  • Chlorine in Pools Raises Kids' Asthma, Allergy Risk
    (14-Sep-2009)
    Too many homes over-treat their pools, boosting the odds, experts say

  • Chlorine in Pools Raises Kids' Asthma, Allergy Risk
    (14-Sep-2009)
    Too many homes over-treat their pools, boosting the odds, experts say

  • Small Businesses Urged to Prepare for Swine Flu
    (14-Sep-2009)
    Advance planning may help to minimize disruptions, officials say

  • One Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Offers Protection: Studies
    (11-Sep-2009)
    Findings could expand vaccine supply and speed immunity, experts say

  • Swine Flu Trials Continue to Point to 1-Dose Vaccine
    (11-Sep-2009)
    U.S. reports unusually high flu activity, most of it swine variety

  • Allergies Dampen Sex Lives
    (10-Sep-2009)
    Study finds 83 percent of people with allergic rhinitis say it kills the mood

  • Swine Flu Shots May Come Too Late to Stem Fall Outbreak: Study
    (10-Sep-2009)
    Scientists' projections have infections peaking in mid-October, ahead of vaccine delivery

  • Swine Flu Burrows Into Lungs: Study
    (10-Sep-2009)
    Unlike seasonal flu, H1N1 goes deep into respiratory tract, researchers confirm

  • Get Your Vaccine for Seasonal Flu, Experts Urge
    (10-Sep-2009)
    The regular winter scourge poses a potential threat, just like swine flu

  • Swine Flu Burrows Into Lungs: Study
    (10-Sep-2009)
    Unlike seasonal flu, H1N1 goes deep into respiratory tract, researchers confirm

  • Allergies Dampen Sex Lives
    (10-Sep-2009)
    Study finds 83 percent of people with allergic rhinitis say it kills the mood

  • Day Care May Not Shield Kids From Asthma, Allergies
    (09-Sep-2009)
    Study debunks 'hygiene hypothesis' that early exposures boost immune response

  • Day Care May Not Shield Kids From Asthma, Allergies
    (09-Sep-2009)
    Study debunks 'hygiene hypothesis' that early exposures boost immune response

  • Chinese 'Devil Dung' Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter
    (09-Sep-2009)
    Extract used in 1918 pandemic may have antiviral properties, scientists say

  • New Vaccine May Work Better Against Lung Disease
    (09-Sep-2009)
    Different formulation seems to thwart pneumonia in high-risk group with COPD, study finds

  • Colleges Move to Limit Swine Flu's Spread
    (08-Sep-2009)
    Numbers of infections on campus already increasing rapidly; could be preview of what's to come for general population

  • Antiviral Drugs Should Be Used Cautiously to Fight Flu, U.S. Says
    (08-Sep-2009)
    Most people won't need medicines like Tamiflu or Relenza, according to CDC

  • Blood Test Narrows Down Need for Antibiotics
    (08-Sep-2009)
    Could lead to better treatment decisions for respiratory infections, experts say

  • Health Tip: Keep Mold Out of Your Home
    (07-Sep-2009)
    Suggestions to reduce exposure

  • Giving Swine Flu Drug by IV Could Save Lives
    (04-Sep-2009)
    British case supports using Relenza in this as-yet-unapproved form, experts say

  • Swine Flu Vaccine Seems Safe: Experts
    (04-Sep-2009)
    So far, trials show no problems and shot should be as safe as that for seasonal flu, officials say

  • U.S. Issues Swine Flu Guidelines for Day-Care Programs
    (04-Sep-2009)
    Vaccination, good hygiene practices are among recommendations to protect young children

  • Respirator Masks Best for Swine Flu Health Workers
    (03-Sep-2009)
    Medical personnel should use them, but not the general public, experts say

  • Swine Flu Poses Risk to Kids With Neurological Conditions
    (03-Sep-2009)
    But U.S. officials say death rate seems no higher than with seasonal flu

  • Keep Your Flu Shots Straight This Fall
    (02-Sep-2009)
    What you need to know about vaccinations for swine flu, regular flu

  • Swine Flu on Campuses Boosts Call for Vaccinations
    (01-Sep-2009)
    Officials expect return of virus that first surfaced last spring

  • Swine Flu May Be Less Dangerous Than Predicted: Study
    (01-Sep-2009)
    Researchers challenge 'superbug theory' in animal tests using three flu strains

  • Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Before Birth Affects DNA
    (31-Aug-2009)
    Cigarettes may trigger prenatal gene changes, leading to lifelong health problems, study suggests

  • Get Ready for Ragweed
    (29-Aug-2009)
    Preventive measures make it possible to reduce the problems caused by pollen

  • Get Ready for Ragweed
    (29-Aug-2009)
    Preventive measures make it possible to reduce the problems caused by pollen

  • Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Ice Skater, Pushes Seasonal Flu Shots
    (28-Aug-2009)
    She reminds public there's more than swine flu circulating out there

  • Study Details Swine Flu Transmission Rates
    (28-Aug-2009)
    Every infected person puts 1.5 other people at risk, researchers say

  • Treating COPD Early Improves Outcomes
    (28-Aug-2009)
    New drug might slow the destructive lung condition, studies show

  • Milk Allergy Symptoms May Ease With Exposure
    (27-Aug-2009)
    With continued consumption, children's tolerance can improve, study shows

  • Health Tip: Stifle Back-to-School Allergy and Asthma Problems
    (27-Aug-2009)
    Suggestions for when your child returns to the classroom

  • Health Tip: Stifle Back-to-School Allergy and Asthma Problems
    (27-Aug-2009)
    Suggestions for when your child returns to the classroom

  • Milk Allergy Symptoms May Ease With Exposure
    (27-Aug-2009)
    With continued consumption, children's tolerance can improve, study shows

  • Another Report Finds Swine Flu Targeting the Young
    (27-Aug-2009)
    But health experts emphasize that most infections are relatively benign

  • U.S. Childhood Vaccine Rates Good But Could Be Better: CDC
    (27-Aug-2009)
    Compliance still high and stable, but more coverage needed among poor, report finds

  • Many Health-Care Workers May Shun Swine Flu Shot
    (26-Aug-2009)
    Hong Kong study finds some fear side effects, question benefits

  • Xyzal Approved for Younger Kids
    (25-Aug-2009)
    Antihistamine sanctioned for children as young as 6 months

  • Wider Waist Boosts Asthma Risk
    (25-Aug-2009)
    Even if women were of normal weight, extra fat around abdomen raised the odds, study found

  • Not Everyone Wants to Be Vaccinated Against Pandemic Flu
    (24-Aug-2009)
    But personal hygiene prevention methods are not enough, experts warn

  • Going Back to School With Asthma Takes Extra Work
    (22-Aug-2009)
    Lung association recommends flu shots, check-ups and communication with school staff

  • Going Back to School With Asthma Takes Extra Work
    (22-Aug-2009)
    Lung association recommends flu shots, check-ups and communication with school staff

  • Swine Flu Vaccine Seems Safe in Early Trials
    (21-Aug-2009)
    No worrisome side effects so far, U.S. officials say; flu infections continue to be mild

  • Health Tip: Avoid Your Child's Asthma Attacks
    (20-Aug-2009)
    Keep the child away from potential triggers

  • Swine Flu Vaccine Delay Manageable, Experts Say
    (20-Aug-2009)
    Having 45 million doses by Oct. 15 will still be useful, they stress

  • School Kids, Parents Should Get Flu Vaccines First
    (20-Aug-2009)
    Study shows targeting 'super-spreaders' protects most vulnerable in end

  • Swine Flu May Not Close College Classrooms: CDC
    (20-Aug-2009)
    Unless situation becomes severe, simple steps could reduce outbreak's impact, agency says

  • Are Candles Making You Sick?
    (19-Aug-2009)
    Researchers warn of toxic buildup from paraffin, suggest beeswax instead

  • Patch 'Shots' May Someday Replace Injections
    (19-Aug-2009)
    Microneedles could deliver meds safely and painlessly, researchers say

  • Businesses Need Swine Flu Action Plan, U.S. Says
    (19-Aug-2009)
    Employers must prepare now for more sick workers, new federal guidelines say

  • Antibiotics Being Prescribed Less for Respiratory Infections
    (18-Aug-2009)
    Decline seen as sign of progress against drug-resistant bacteria

  • Synthetic Protein Thwarts HIV Infection in Lab
    (17-Aug-2009)
    By blocking cellular interaction, researchers prevent disease production

  • Synthetic Protein Thwarts HIV Infection in Lab
    (17-Aug-2009)
    By blocking cellular interaction, researchers prevent disease production

  • Get Smart About Swine Flu for Back-to-School
    (14-Aug-2009)
    Simple steps can minimize the risk as fall looms, experts say

  • Health Tip: Getting Rid of Dust Mites
    (11-Aug-2009)
    Suggestions to help banish them from your home

  • Swine Flu May Not Be Any Deadlier This Fall: Experts
    (11-Aug-2009)
    Review of prior epidemics refutes theory that virus gets more severe

  • More Evidence Healthy Living Brings Long Life
    (10-Aug-2009)
    Good diet, no smoking, regular exercise lower chronic disease risk by 80%, CDC study finds

  • Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat
    (07-Aug-2009)
    Single dose speeds relief but should be reserved for worst cases, researchers say

  • Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat
    (07-Aug-2009)
    Single dose speeds relief but should be reserved for worst cases, researchers say

  • School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes
    (07-Aug-2009)
    But that could change if fall outbreak proves more severe, government says

  • Food Allergy Facts Need More Focus
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Many U.S. adults unaware there is no cure, survey finds

  • Food Allergy Facts Need More Focus
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Many U.S. adults unaware there is no cure, survey finds

  • Cold, Flu or Pneumonia? Answer May Lie in Blood Test
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Gene signature detects differences in viral, bacterial infections, study finds

  • Food Allergy Facts Need More Focus
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Many U.S. adults unaware there is no cure, survey finds

  • Rapid Swine Flu Test Misses Many Infections
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Doctors should diagnose based on symptoms and strains in circulation, experts say

  • Cold, Flu or Pneumonia? Answer May Lie in Blood Test
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Gene signature detects differences in viral, bacterial infections, study finds

  • For Many, 9/11-Linked Trauma Emerged Years Later
    (04-Aug-2009)
    Rates of reported PTSD climbed 5 years after the attacks, but asthma rates have steadily fallen, study finds

  • Surgical Masks Help Ward Off Flu, Maybe
    (03-Aug-2009)
    New study does little to settle debate over their usefulness

  • Pregnant Women, Health-Care Workers Top Swine Flu Vaccine Candidates
    (30-Jul-2009)
    CDC advisory panel outlines priorities for a fall flu shot rollout

  • Flu Shot May Be Less Effective in Those With Lupus
    (30-Jul-2009)
    Certain medications could explain diminished protection, researchers say

  • Prioritize Pregnant Women to Get Swine Flu Shot, Experts Say
    (29-Jul-2009)
    As CDC recommendations loom, new study confirms this group at great risk

  • CDC Panel to Recommend Who Should Get Swine Flu Shot
    (28-Jul-2009)
    Officials hope vaccine will be available by fall or early winter

  • Save Swine Flu Drugs for Younger Patients, Study Urges
    (28-Jul-2009)
    Curbing use in elderly may be controversial but wise, experts say

  • Save Swine Flu Drugs for Younger Patients, Study Urges
    (28-Jul-2009)
    Curbing use in elderly may be controversial but wise, experts say

  • Swine Flu Could Eventually Affect 40% of Americans: CDC
    (24-Jul-2009)
    Vaccine testing -- set to begin next week -- could lessen impact

  • U.S. Expects 160 Million Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine by October
    (23-Jul-2009)
    A slowdown in production is hampering efforts, but a nasal spray version might help

  • World's 1st Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Start in Australia
    (22-Jul-2009)
    Results won't be known for about six weeks, manufacturers say

  • Many Young Adults Uninformed About Vaccines
    (22-Jul-2009)
    More awareness of benefits of shots for preventable diseases needed, study shows

  • Many Young Adults Uninformed About Vaccines
    (22-Jul-2009)
    More awareness of benefits of shots for preventable diseases needed, study shows

  • Parental Stress Boosts Kids' Asthma Risk
    (21-Jul-2009)
    When combined with air pollution, smoking, it raises chances of condition, study finds

  • Safety of Swine Flu Vaccine to Face Tough Scrutiny
    (21-Jul-2009)
    Experts confident that U.S. won't repeat problems seen in 1976 episode

  • Seasonal Flu Vaccine Approved
    (20-Jul-2009)
    But it won't protect against swine flu

  • FDA Approves Seasonal Flu Vaccine for 2009-2010
    (20-Jul-2009)
    Health experts still working on H1N1 swine flu vaccine, which should be ready by fall

  • Guard Against Swine Flu at Summer Camp
    (18-Jul-2009)
    Before sending off your kids, take some precautions, expert says

  • Health Tip: Managing Your Child's Asthma
    (17-Jul-2009)
    Suggestions to keep symptoms under control

  • Swine Flu Vaccine on Track for Fall: CDC
    (17-Jul-2009)
    New U.S. outbreak likely in coming months; children and young adults still primary targets

  • FDA Investigating Safety of Asthma Drug Xolair
    (16-Jul-2009)
    Injected medication may be linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke, agency says

  • Swine Flu Vaccine Taking Longer Than Expected
    (13-Jul-2009)
    A fully tested shot may not be ready until year's end, WHO says

  • Scientists Zero In on Elusive 'Allergy Gene'
    (10-Jul-2009)
    Genetic mutation increases likelihood of eczema and asthma, study finds

  • Scientists Zero In on Elusive 'Allergy Gene'
    (10-Jul-2009)
    Genetic mutation increases likelihood of eczema and asthma, study finds

  • Overall Health of U.S. Children a Mixed Bag
    (10-Jul-2009)
    Government study finds gains and losses

  • Scientists Zero In on Elusive 'Allergy Gene'
    (10-Jul-2009)
    Genetic mutation increases likelihood of eczema and asthma, study finds

  • Swine Flu Summit Focuses on Preparedness
    (09-Jul-2009)
    U.S. taking steps to handle virus' anticipated return in the fall

  • Experts Keep Wary Eye on Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu
    (08-Jul-2009)
    Isolated cases seem mild for now, but future remains uncertain

  • Mixed Marks for Swine Flu Updates
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Study finds wide variations in Web reports by states and municipalities

  • Kids May 'Learn' to Tolerate Food Allergens
    (05-Jul-2009)
    Experiments show it's possible to develop resistance to peanuts, eggs and more

  • Kids May 'Learn' to Tolerate Food Allergens
    (05-Jul-2009)
    Experiments show it's possible to develop resistance to peanuts, eggs and more

  • Health Tip: Controlling Asthma
    (02-Jul-2009)
    Candidates for daily medication

  • Why Swine Flu Differs From Seasonal Flu
    (02-Jul-2009)
    Pandemic virus affects lungs and stomach, whereas seasonal flu doesn't, researchers say

  • Celiac Disease Making Inroads in U.S.
    (01-Jul-2009)
    'Something has changed,' researcher says, but just what remains unclear

  • Health Tip: Understanding Hay Fever
    (30-Jun-2009)
    Pollinating plants can make sufferers miserable

  • Air Traffic Patterns Predict Swine Flu Spread
    (29-Jun-2009)
    H1N1 case rates associated with number of air passengers arriving from Mexico, analysis shows

  • Younger People Appear More at Risk From New Swine Flu
    (29-Jun-2009)
    Not just the infirm should be vaccinated, experts urge

  • Many Adults With Asthma Are Skipping Flu Shots
    (26-Jun-2009)
    Condition raises risk of complications, CDC researchers note

  • Soy in the Diet May Protect Lung Function
    (26-Jun-2009)
    Chronic lung disease rates lower in those who consume soy, researchers say

  • Many Adults With Asthma Are Skipping Flu Shots
    (26-Jun-2009)
    Condition raises risk of complications, CDC researchers note

  • U.S. Considers Massive Swine Flu Vaccination Program
    (26-Jun-2009)
    It could include up to 600 million doses of vaccine: report

  • 1 Million Americans Likely Stricken by Swine Flu: CDC
    (25-Jun-2009)
    The virus shows no signs of mutating as it continues global trek, officials say

  • Asthma Discovery May Lead to Better Treatments
    (19-Jun-2009)
    Researchers come closer to understanding key airway changes

  • Swine Flu Continues to Flare Up, CDC Says
    (19-Jun-2009)
    Many cases in the Northeast; health-care workers urged to take greater precautions

  • Statins May Not Protect Against Pneumonia
    (18-Jun-2009)
    Hope that the drugs could fight infection was premature, expert says

  • New Swine Flu Strain Found in Brazil: Report
    (17-Jun-2009)
    But it's not clear if it's any more dangerous than initial strain

  • FDA Issues Warning for Over-the-Counter Cold Remedy
    (16-Jun-2009)
    Zicam nasal products can cause loss of smell, officials stress

  • Asthma Drugs Get 'Precaution' Labeling for Possible Psychiatric Side Effects
    (13-Jun-2009)
    FDA says users of Singulair and similar meds should watch for such problems

  • Asthma Drugs Get 'Precaution' Labeling for Possible Psychiatric Side Effects
    (13-Jun-2009)
    FDA says users of Singulair and similar meds should watch for such problems

  • First Batch of Swine Flu Vaccine Already Here: Company
    (12-Jun-2009)
    Announcement comes a day after WHO declared H1N1 a pandemic

  • Swine Flu Now a Pandemic
    (11-Jun-2009)
    'The virus is unstoppable,' WHO director says; U.S. health officials caution that declaration means virus hasn't gotten more severe, just more widespread

  • Health Tip: Using Antihistamines
    (10-Jun-2009)
    Take them safely

  • Health Tip: Using Antihistamines
    (10-Jun-2009)
    Take them safely

  • WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Looks Imminent
    (10-Jun-2009)
    H1N1's swift spread in Australia may meet criteria for full alert, agency says

  • Bird Flu Virus Can Survive Two Years in Landfill
    (05-Jun-2009)
    Carcasses of infected birds continue to be infectious, study finds

  • U.S. Response to Swine Flu Called Good
    (05-Jun-2009)
    But report said the health-care system would be overburdened if an outbreak were more severe

  • Obesity May Dampen Response to Asthma Meds
    (04-Jun-2009)
    Study runs counter to research that has suggested excess weight worsens disease

  • Global Testing Shows No Variation in Swine Flu Virus
    (04-Jun-2009)
    Experts worry that it could mutate and become more dangerous as it travels from country to country

  • Report Gives U.S. Good Grades for Swine Flu Response
    (04-Jun-2009)
    But it also said the health-care system would be overburdened if an outbreak were more severe

  • WHO Close to Declaring Swine Flu Pandemic
    (03-Jun-2009)
    Reports of infection on the rise in countries such as Australia and Chile; mortality rate remains low

  • Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States
    (02-Jun-2009)
    While outbreak is winding down, an estimated 200,000 people have been infected in U.S.

  • Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States
    (01-Jun-2009)
    While outbreak is winding down, an estimated 200,000 people have been infected in U.S.

  • Yoga Helps Those With Asthma
    (29-May-2009)
    Study finds practice can ease symptoms, raise awareness of breathing patterns

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Might Fight Swine Flu
    (29-May-2009)
    It helps regulate the immune system's response, study with mice shows

  • Swine Flu Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until October: CDC
    (29-May-2009)
    But it's still not certain that a broad-based immunization program will be needed

  • Swine Flu Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until October: CDC
    (28-May-2009)
    But it's still not certain that a broad-based immunization program will be needed

  • Point-of-Sale Printers May Trigger Asthma
    (27-May-2009)
    Chemical on receipts, coupons, tickets the likely culprit, report suggests

  • Point-of-Sale Printers May Trigger Asthma
    (27-May-2009)
    Chemical on receipts, coupons, tickets the likely culprit, report suggests

  • Possible Return of Swine Flu in Fall Has U.S. Health Officials on Alert
    (27-May-2009)
    Biggest concern is emergence of more virulent, easily transmitted strain

  • U.S. Prepares for Possible Return of Swine Flu in Fall
    (26-May-2009)
    The concern is a more virulent and easily transmitted strain, CDC says

  • Viable Swine Flu Shot Closer to Reality
    (25-May-2009)
    Meanwhile, woman's death in New York City raises national toll to 11

  • Things to Know If You're Contemplating a Pet
    (24-May-2009)
    Thinking ahead about the animal's and family's needs is key, expert says

  • U.S. Closer to Viable Swine Flu Shot
    (24-May-2009)
    Ingredients being tested could be sent to manufacturers by month's end, CDC says

  • U.S. Progressing on Swine Flu Vaccine
    (23-May-2009)
    If viable, ingredients could be sent to manufacturers by month's end, CDC says

  • CDC Has Candidate Viruses for Swine Flu Vaccine
    (22-May-2009)
    If viable, these ingredients could be sent to manufacturers by month's end, officials said

  • Protein May Hold Key to Blocking Allergy-Induced Asthma
    (21-May-2009)
    Team finds mice lacking certain gene showed fewer signs of condition

  • Protein May Hold Key to Blocking Allergy-Induced Asthma
    (21-May-2009)
    Team finds mice lacking certain gene showed fewer signs of condition

  • Swine Flu Outbreak May Be Subsiding, CDC Says
    (21-May-2009)
    Decline seen in visits to doctors and hospitals by people with the disease

  • Protein May Hold Key to Blocking Allergy-Induced Asthma
    (21-May-2009)
    Team finds mice lacking certain gene showed fewer signs of condition

  • Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu
    (20-May-2009)
    CDC says the strain is related to flu variant that circulated before 1957

  • Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma
    (19-May-2009)
    Finding in mice might explain progression from skin to breathing condition

  • Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids
    (19-May-2009)
    Inflammation may drive the connection, researchers say

  • Hospitalization Rates Higher in Kids Who Get Flu Shots
    (19-May-2009)
    Link likely due to other health problems in children most recommended for vaccination, experts say

  • Sicker People More Vulnerable to Swine Flu: CDC
    (19-May-2009)
    Meanwhile, World Health Organization says potential vaccine delayed

  • Adequate Supply of Swine Flu Vaccine Uncertain
    (18-May-2009)
    U.S. has enough capacity for typical season; experts less sure about global outlook

  • New Methods Could Speed Production of Flu Vaccines
    (18-May-2009)
    Clinical trials using new strategies show promise for better protection against flu

  • Swine Flu Fatality Rate a 'Little Bit' Higher Than That of Seasonal Flu
    (18-May-2009)
    But U.S. health officials say the disease is no more dangerous than regular flu

  • Swine Flu May Have Infected More Than 100,000 Americans
    (17-May-2009)
    CDC says confirmed cases, including 2 new deaths, may not reflect true reach of the disease

  • Know Your Asthma Triggers
    (16-May-2009)
    Tips for keeping wheezing at bay this spring

  • Know Your Asthma Triggers
    (16-May-2009)
    Tips for keeping wheezing at bay this spring

  • Know Your Asthma Triggers
    (16-May-2009)
    Tips for keeping wheezing at bay this spring

  • More Than 100,000 Americans May Have Swine Flu: CDC
    (15-May-2009)
    Confirmed cases, including 2 new deaths, may not reflect true reach of infections

  • Human Nose Too Cold for Bird Flu Virus
    (15-May-2009)
    Finding might explain why this strain isn't spreading, scientists say

  • Health Experts Plot Strategy for Swine Flu Vaccine
    (14-May-2009)
    World Health Organization expected to make recommendation next week, report says

  • Pregnant Women Should Take Flu Drugs Promptly
    (13-May-2009)
    CDC says quick use of antivirals such as Tamiflu best for this high-risk group

  • Study Supports Swine Flu's Pandemic Potential
    (12-May-2009)
    Key factor will be lethality of infection going forward, experts say

  • Swine Flu May Pose Problems for Pregnant Women
    (12-May-2009)
    But the risk is similar to that posed by other strains of influenza, CDC says

  • Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers
    (11-May-2009)
    Longer pollen seasons, more ozone mean more symptoms for those at risk, experts say

  • Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers
    (11-May-2009)
    Longer pollen seasons, more ozone mean more symptoms for those at risk, experts say

  • Swine Flu: A Primer
    (11-May-2009)

  • CDC Shifts Swine Flu Focus to Likely Impact in the Fall
    (11-May-2009)
    U.S. tally exceeds 2,600, officials say, and most cases remain mild

  • Swine Flu: A Primer
    (10-May-2009)

  • Third U.S. Swine Flu Death Reported
    (10-May-2009)
    Like prior 2 cases, Washington state man had underlying health problems, officials say

  • Confirmed Swine Flu Cases in U.S. Near 2,300 Mark
    (09-May-2009)
    CDC says outbreak continues, but infections still mild and recovery is fairly quick

  • Swine Flu: A Primer
    (09-May-2009)

  • Obesity May Raise Kids' Allergy Risk
    (08-May-2009)
    With both problems on the rise, researchers call for more study

  • Obesity May Raise Kids' Allergy Risk
    (08-May-2009)
    With both problems on the rise, researchers call for more study

  • Scientists Still Baffled About Origins of Swine Flu
    (08-May-2009)
    CDC report shows 11 cases of similar strain since 2005

  • As Swine Flu Cases Mount, CDC Says U.S. Hasn't 'Dodged a Bullet'
    (08-May-2009)
    But the estimated 2,500 infections continue to be mild and recovery is fairly quick

  • Swine Flu: A Primer
    (08-May-2009)

  • Obesity May Raise Kids' Allergy Risk
    (08-May-2009)
    With both problems on the rise, researchers call for more study

  • Swine Flu: A Primer
    (07-May-2009)

  • U.S. Swine Flu Count Nears 1,900; Person-to-Person Transmission Now Common
    (07-May-2009)
    Officials dismiss 'swine flu parties' as dangerous way to seek immunity

  • America's Top Allergy Capitals
    (06-May-2009)
    Louisville, Ky., is rated most challenging city to live in for springtime sufferers

  • Swine Flu Likely to Return to U.S. Next Winter
    (06-May-2009)
    Experts can't predict whether it will be more virulent or not

  • Younger Age of More Severe Swine Flu Cases Worries Experts
    (06-May-2009)
    Average age of those hospitalized in U.S. is 15, CDC says

  • Swine Flu: A Primer
    (06-May-2009)

  • America's Top Allergy Capitals
    (06-May-2009)
    Louisville, Ky., is rated most challenging city to live in for springtime sufferers

  • Health Tip: Common Food Allergies in Children
    (05-May-2009)
    Here's what may make them react

  • Health Tip: Common Food Allergies in Children
    (05-May-2009)
    Here's what may make them react

  • Swine Flu: A Primer
    (05-May-2009)

  • Obama Administration Might Recommend Three Flu Shots for Americans This Fall
    (05-May-2009)
    Two would be aimed at the swine flu circulating the globe

  • 1976 Swine Flu Outbreak Offers Echoes, Lessons Today
    (04-May-2009)
    Current response more coordinated, precise, U.S. experts say

  • Swine Flu: A Primer
    (04-May-2009)

  • Swine Flu Cases Still Up, But U.S. Officials Are Guardedly Optimistic
    (04-May-2009)
    The CDC also points to encouraging signs in Mexico, thought to be the outbreak's source

  • Swine Flu: A Primer
    (03-May-2009)

  • Swine Flu Outbreak Not a Pandemic at This Point
    (03-May-2009)
    Mexico's health secretary said epidemic in his country seems to be waning

  • Swine Flu Continues to Spread Across U.S.
    (02-May-2009)
    H1N1 strain lacks "virulent characteristics" of deadly 1918 virus, CDC notes

  • Swine Flu Infections Now Top 140 in U.S.
    (01-May-2009)
    But current H1N1 strain lacks "virulent characteristics" of deadly 1918 virus, CDC notes

  • Folic Acid Might Offer Allergy Relief
    (30-Apr-2009)
    But use of supplements should await further study, expert says

  • Folic Acid Might Offer Allergy Relief
    (30-Apr-2009)
    But use of supplements should await further study, expert says

  • Swine Flu Vaccine Still Months Away
    (30-Apr-2009)
    Search for correct formulation, egg-based production system are biggest challenges, experts say

  • Swine Flu Infections Surpass 100 in U.S.
    (30-Apr-2009)
    Mexico prepares for shutdown of many public services to head off infections

  • Folic Acid Might Offer Allergy Relief
    (30-Apr-2009)
    But use of supplements should await further study, expert says

  • First Swine Flu Death Reported in U.S.
    (29-Apr-2009)
    23-month-old boy from Mexico had traveled to Houston for medical treatments, reports say

  • Experts Say Panic Over Swine Flu Is Premature
    (28-Apr-2009)
    Transmission, death rate much lower than SARS, and true severity of outbreak still unknown

  • U.S. Swine Flu Cases Surpass 60
    (28-Apr-2009)
    CDC warns that some deaths are likely

  • 40 Swine Flu Cases Now Reported in U.S.
    (27-Apr-2009)
    Health officials checking persons entering the country for signs of sickness

  • Universal Flu Vaccine Shows Promise
    (27-Apr-2009)
    Researchers report low dose triggered immune response

  • WHO Warns of Possible Pandemic as Mexico Seeks to Contain Swine Flu
    (26-Apr-2009)
    19 cases now confirmed in the United States, health officials say

  • U.S. Declares Public Health Emergency in Response to Swine Flu
    (26-Apr-2009)
    A precautionary measure, the move allows federal and state governments easier access to flu tests and medications

  • At Least 20 Dead, Hundreds Ill in Swine Flu Outbreak in Mexico
    (25-Apr-2009)
    Officials find links between Mexican virus and strain that sickened 8 people in California, Texas

  • WHO Warns of Possible Pandemic as Mexico Seeks to Contain Swine Flu
    (25-Apr-2009)
    3 new cases reported in United States, health officials say

  • Swine Flu Cases Now Total 7: CDC
    (24-Apr-2009)
    All patients, in California and Texas, have recovered from unique virus

  • Family History of Asthma Boosts Odds Almost 6 Times
    (23-Apr-2009)
    U.S. researchers say assessing kin may identify those at risk for developing condition

  • Health Tip: Keep Allergy Symptoms Under Control
    (20-Apr-2009)
    Here are suggestions

  • Group Urges Public to Take Free Asthma Tests in May
    (18-Apr-2009)
    It's National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

  • Group Urges Public to Take Free Asthma Tests in May
    (18-Apr-2009)
    It's National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

  • Group Urges Public to Take Free Asthma Tests in May
    (18-Apr-2009)
    It's National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Celiac Disease in Adults
    (17-Apr-2009)
    A digestive condition that has many potential warning signs

  • Low Vitamin A, C Intake Tied to Asthma Risk
    (16-Apr-2009)
    But British team says findings don't prove cause and effect

  • Mild Flu Season Coming to a Close
    (16-Apr-2009)
    Outpatient visits, deaths were lower than previous year, CDC says

  • Mild Flu Season Coming to a Close
    (16-Apr-2009)
    Outpatient visits, deaths were lower than previous year, CDC says

  • Acid Reducers May Not Help All With Asthma
    (08-Apr-2009)
    Study finds benefit only for those with evident symptoms of heartburn

  • Rapid Test to Detect Bird Flu in People Approved
    (08-Apr-2009)
    Results available in less than 40 minutes

  • Flu Strikes a Milder Blow This Season
    (08-Apr-2009)
    Effective vaccine and more vaccinations among young people helped, experts say

  • Flu Strikes a Milder Blow This Season
    (08-Apr-2009)
    Effective vaccine and more vaccinations among young people helped, experts say

  • Breathe Easier Knowing Spring's Pollen Triggers
    (05-Apr-2009)
    Children are especially vulnerable to seasonal allergies, so be prepared, expert says

  • Breathe Easier Knowing Spring's Pollen Triggers
    (05-Apr-2009)
    Children are especially vulnerable to seasonal allergies, so be prepared, expert says

  • Health Tip: Breathe Fresh Air at Home
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Improve the quality of indoor air

  • Health Tip: Breathe Fresh Air at Home
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Improve the quality of indoor air

  • Health Tip: Asthmatics Don't Have to Stop Exercising
    (26-Mar-2009)
    Suggestions for keeping active

  • Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Major study finds an effect, but critics say meat offers important nutrients

  • Millions of Americans With Chronic Ills Put Off Health Care
    (18-Mar-2009)
    Survey shows they suffer consequences of delaying doctor visits, filling prescriptions

  • Black Male Children Face Highest Risk for Food Allergies
    (17-Mar-2009)
    Peanuts and shrimp cause the most problems, survey finds

  • Black Male Children Face Highest Risk for Food Allergies
    (17-Mar-2009)
    Peanuts and shrimp cause the most problems, survey finds

  • Food Allergy Labeling Not Always Accurate
    (16-Mar-2009)
    A small number of products contain allergens no matter what ingredients are listed, study finds

  • Child's Food Allergies Take Toll on Family Plans
    (16-Mar-2009)
    Work schedules, finances and getaway destinations are affected, studies find

  • Exposure to Peanuts May Build Tolerance to Allergy
    (16-Mar-2009)
    The therapy is still experimental, and more research is needed, study says

  • Using Music and Sports to Improve Kids' Asthma
    (16-Mar-2009)
    More consistent medication use, fewer ER visits result, studies find

  • New Treatments Improve Control for Severe Asthma
    (16-Mar-2009)
    Using the medications as directed is key, however, experts say

  • Food Allergy Labeling Not Always Accurate
    (16-Mar-2009)
    A small number of products contain allergens no matter what ingredients are listed, study finds

  • Child's Food Allergies Take Toll on Family Plans
    (16-Mar-2009)
    Work schedules, finances and getaway destinations are affected, studies find

  • New Treatments Improve Control for Severe Asthma
    (16-Mar-2009)
    Using the medications as directed is key, however, experts say

  • Teens' Lung Health Is Linked to Their Diet
    (06-Mar-2009)
    Eating fruit and fish might lessen asthma, bronchitis symptoms, research suggests

  • Discovery May Boost Bird Flu Vaccine Potency
    (05-Mar-2009)
    Compound increases ability of 'killer T-cells' to get rid of infection, study says

  • Experimental Drug May Dampen Severe Asthma
    (04-Mar-2009)
    In small studies, mepolizumab reduced number of exacerbations

  • 2 Hours Glued to TV Doubles Kids' Asthma Risk
    (03-Mar-2009)
    Association found in both genders regardless of weight issues, study finds

  • 2 Hours Glued to TV Doubles Kids' Asthma Risk
    (03-Mar-2009)
    Association found in both genders regardless of weight issues, study finds

  • Concerted Effort Needed to Fight Drug-Resistant Flu Strain
    (03-Mar-2009)
    Other medications could be effective, while flu shot is best bet, experts say

  • Health Tip: How Serious is Your Asthma Attack?
    (02-Mar-2009)
    Symptoms that can help evaluate its severity

  • City Kids Find the Breathin' Is Easier Elsewhere
    (02-Mar-2009)
    Mild asthma symptoms fall after just a week away, study finds

  • Resistance to Tamiflu Growing
    (02-Mar-2009)
    Mostly linked to influenza A strain, which is most common in US, study says

  • Resistance to Tamiflu Growing
    (02-Mar-2009)
    Mostly linked to influenza A strain, which is most common in US, study says

  • Babies Born in High Pollen Months at Wheezing Risk
    (26-Feb-2009)
    Findings may clarify why fall and winter infants more likely to develop asthma

  • Babies Born in High Pollen Months at Wheezing Risk
    (26-Feb-2009)
    Findings may clarify why fall and winter infants more likely to develop asthma

  • Health Tip: Getting Answers About Allergy Shots
    (23-Feb-2009)
    Information you should consider

  • Global Warming May Bring More Respiratory Woes
    (23-Feb-2009)
    Rising temperatures boost hospital admissions, study finds

  • Too Little Vitamin D May Mean More Colds and Flu
    (23-Feb-2009)
    Whether adding supplements would help still needs testing, experts say

  • Too Little Vitamin D May Mean More Colds and Flu
    (23-Feb-2009)
    Whether adding supplements would help still needs testing, experts say

  • Too Little Vitamin D May Mean More Colds and Flu
    (23-Feb-2009)
    Whether adding supplements would help still needs testing, experts say

  • Scientists May Have New Way to Fight the Flu
    (22-Feb-2009)
    Discovery could lead to new drugs and universal vaccine, they say

  • Scientists May Have New Way to Fight the Flu
    (22-Feb-2009)
    Discovery could lead to new drugs and universal vaccine, they say

  • Health Tip: If You Have a Food Allergy
    (20-Feb-2009)
    Here's how to prevent a reaction

  • Health Tip: If You Have a Food Allergy
    (20-Feb-2009)
    Here's how to prevent a reaction

  • Prenatal Exposure to Traffic Pollution May Lead to Asthma
    (17-Feb-2009)
    Environment can boost mutations in genes, study says

  • Cleaning House May Be Risky for Women With Asthma
    (14-Feb-2009)
    Chemicals in products need more study for potential respiratory effects, study says

  • Herbal Remedy Could Halt Peanut Allergy
    (13-Feb-2009)
    Tests in mice were successful, and human trials are under way

  • Herbal Remedy Could Halt Peanut Allergy
    (13-Feb-2009)
    Tests in mice were successful, and human trials are under way

  • Genetic Code of Common Cold Cracked
    (12-Feb-2009)
    99 rhinoviruses now sequenced, could lead to new treatments, researchers say

  • Low Humidity Levels Help Flu Germs Spread
    (10-Feb-2009)
    Finding explains why infection more common in winter months

  • Low Humidity Levels Help Flu Germs Spread
    (10-Feb-2009)
    Finding explains why infection more common in winter months

  • Inhaled Corticosteroids Boost Pneumonia Risk in COPD
    (09-Feb-2009)
    Benefits should be weighed against downside, experts say

  • Health Tip: Do I Have a Cold or Flu?
    (06-Feb-2009)
    They may have similar symptoms, but flu is more severe

  • Health Tip: Do I Have a Cold or Flu?
    (06-Feb-2009)
    They may have similar symptoms, but flu is more severe

  • Lung Problems Persist for 9/11 Responders
    (05-Feb-2009)
    Nearly a quarter still have breathing problems, study finds

  • U.S. Flu Season Off to Slow Start
    (03-Feb-2009)
    Fewer cases so far suggest a mild flu season, officials say

  • U.S. Flu Season Off to Slow Start
    (03-Feb-2009)
    Fewer cases so far suggest a mild flu season, officials say

  • Health Tip: Living With Latex Allergy
    (30-Jan-2009)
    How to avoid a reaction

  • St. Louis Ranked America's 'Asthma Capital'
    (29-Jan-2009)
    Air pollution, lax smoking laws make it this year's worst city for asthmatics, experts say

  • Drug Impedes Body's Deadly Reaction to Flu Virus
    (23-Jan-2009)
    Finding may help prevent spread of lung infections, including pandemic strains

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome as Deadly as Ever
    (23-Jan-2009)
    Finding contradicts belief that death rate associated with condition has dropped

  • Common Asthma Treatments Don't Work for Virus-Induced Wheeze
    (21-Jan-2009)
    Preschoolers wheezing from a cold won't benefit from steroids, study finds

  • Common Asthma Treatments Don't Work for Virus-Induced Wheeze
    (21-Jan-2009)
    Preschoolers wheezing from a cold won't benefit from steroids, study finds

  • Cleaning Products Up Nurses' Asthma Risk
    (20-Jan-2009)
    Disinfectants and other chemicals boost their odds of respiratory trouble, study finds

  • Health Tip: Easing a Croupy Cough
    (16-Jan-2009)
    Help make your child more comfortable

  • FDA Finds No Link So Far Between Asthma Drugs and Suicide Risk
    (14-Jan-2009)
    Singulair, top-selling drug for teens, plus Accolate and Zyflo show no behavioral changes in trials submitted by manufacturers, agency says; safety review to continue

  • Vicks VapoRub Linked to Infant Breathing Problems
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Misuse may cause respiratory distress, researchers say; company says product is safe

  • Health Tip: Using a Steroid Nasal Spray
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Suggestions for proper use

  • Health Tip: Coping With Pet Allergies
    (12-Jan-2009)
    Reduce symptoms without getting rid of your furry companions

  • Health Tip: Coping With Pet Allergies
    (12-Jan-2009)
    Reduce symptoms without getting rid of your furry companions

  • Lack of Sleep Linked to Common Cold
    (12-Jan-2009)
    Getting less than seven hours a night boosts your risk, study found

  • Nitric Oxide Monitoring of Little Benefit for Kids' Asthma
    (09-Jan-2009)
    Added cost may also rule out this additional measure, study suggests

  • You're Never Too Old for a Flu Shot
    (09-Jan-2009)
    Death rates and complications plummet for immunized seniors, study found

  • Common Flu Strain Resistant to Popular Antiviral Drug
    (09-Jan-2009)
    But other medications are available that work, CDC officials stress

  • Prenatal Nutrition, Postnatal Allergy Protection
    (04-Jan-2009)
    Certain foods consumed during pregnancy might protect against asthma and eczema

  • Lingering Cold Symptoms May Mean Sinusitis
    (03-Jan-2009)
    Common wintertime problem stems from blocked sinus cavities

  • Lingering Cold Symptoms May Mean Sinusitis
    (03-Jan-2009)
    Common wintertime problem stems from blocked sinus cavities

  • To Protect Yourself, Wash Those Germs Away
    (02-Jan-2009)
    Doctors say it's the best way to keep colds and flu at bay

  • To Protect Yourself, Wash Those Germs Away
    (02-Jan-2009)
    Doctors say it's the best way to keep colds and flu at bay

  • Antifungal Drug May Help Ease Asthma
    (29-Dec-2008)
    People sensitive to fungi may benefit from itraconazole, study finds

  • Antifungal Drug May Help Ease Asthma
    (29-Dec-2008)
    People sensitive to fungi may benefit from itraconazole, study finds

  • Climate Change May Boost Contact With Pollutants
    (26-Dec-2008)
    Exposure to elevated ozone levels associated with increased hospital admissions

  • Climate Change May Boost Contact With Pollutants
    (26-Dec-2008)
    Exposure to elevated ozone levels associated with increased hospital admissions

  • Almost Half of Kids Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke
    (19-Dec-2008)
    Survey says that despite progress, more is needed to clean up air in homes, cars

  • School Program Helps Cut Asthma Risks
    (17-Dec-2008)
    Urban teens seem to benefit at a time when they're starting to control their own care

  • School Program Helps Cut Asthma Risks
    (17-Dec-2008)
    Urban teens seem to benefit at a time when they're starting to control their own care

  • Nut Bans in Schools May Be Spurring Hysteria
    (12-Dec-2008)
    Expert says lack of exposure could also perpetuate more allergies among kids

  • Two Asthma Meds May Be Too Risky, FDA Panel Says
    (11-Dec-2008)
    Serevent, Foradil should only be used with another medication, in both children and adults, but Advair is spared in advisers' recommendations

  • Secondhand Smoke Boosts Asthmatic Boys' Behavior Woes
    (10-Dec-2008)
    Nicotine could alter youngsters' nervous systems, researchers say

  • Secondhand Smoke Boosts Asthmatic Boys' Behavior Woes
    (10-Dec-2008)
    Nicotine could alter youngsters' nervous systems, researchers say

  • Decongestant Exposure Needs Closer Look
    (05-Dec-2008)
    Study says pseudoephedrine for kids under 2 poses toxicity issues because of use patterns

  • Poor Mental Health May Boost Asthma Risk
    (05-Dec-2008)
    But, researchers are still trying to understand the connection

  • Decongestant Exposure Needs Closer Look
    (05-Dec-2008)
    Study says pseudoephedrine for kids under 2 poses toxicity issues because of use patterns

  • Decongestant Exposure Needs Closer Look
    (05-Dec-2008)
    Study says pseudoephedrine for kids under 2 poses toxicity issues because of use patterns

  • Flu Shots Worthwhile for College Students
    (05-Dec-2008)
    Getting seasonal vaccine reduced illness rates, missed classes, study shows

  • Decongestant Exposure Needs Closer Look
    (05-Dec-2008)
    Study says pseudoephedrine for kids under 2 poses toxicity issues because of use patterns

  • C-Section Might Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
    (03-Dec-2008)
    Large study suggests the procedure impairs healthy immune response

  • Breathing Exercises Can Help Ease Asthma
    (03-Dec-2008)
    Approach improves quality of life, lowers stress, study finds

  • Health Tip: Allergies to the Flu Shot
    (02-Dec-2008)
    Who may have a reaction and shouldn't get the vaccine

  • Health Tip: Allergies to the Flu Shot
    (02-Dec-2008)
    Who may have a reaction and shouldn't get the vaccine

  • Health Tip: Be Sure to Get a Flu Shot
    (01-Dec-2008)
    Particularly if you're at higher risk

  • An Allergy Checklist for Holiday Gatherings
    (23-Nov-2008)
    Guests with asthma, respiratory disease will enjoy the party if hosts plan wisely

  • An Allergy Checklist for Holiday Gatherings
    (23-Nov-2008)
    Guests with asthma, respiratory disease will enjoy the party if hosts plan wisely

  • An Allergy Checklist for Holiday Gatherings
    (23-Nov-2008)
    Guests with asthma, respiratory disease will enjoy the party if hosts plan wisely

  • Autumn Babies More Prone to Asthma
    (21-Nov-2008)
    Winter viruses may be to blame, study suggests

  • Nearly 1 in 3 Asthma Cases May Be Misdiagnosed
    (17-Nov-2008)
    Too many patients aren't getting a key lung test, experts say

  • Early Life Peanut Consumption Might Prevent Allergy
    (14-Nov-2008)
    But experts say study results aren't sufficient to counter current warnings

  • First Family Will Have Tough Time Finding Hypoallergenic Dog
    (14-Nov-2008)
    Experts point out such a breed doesn't exist since allergens are also in canine skin

  • Greener Neighborhoods Mean Slimmer Children
    (14-Nov-2008)
    Trees, parks get inner city kids moving, study finds

  • First Family Will Have Tough Time Finding Hypoallergenic Dog
    (14-Nov-2008)
    Experts point out such a breed doesn't exist since allergens are also in canine skin

  • First Family Will Have Tough Time Finding Hypoallergenic Dog
    (14-Nov-2008)
    Experts point out such a breed doesn't exist since allergens are also in canine skin

  • Health Tip: Caught a Cold?
    (13-Nov-2008)
    Suggestions to help you feel better

  • U.S. Gets a 'D' for Preterm Birth Rates
    (12-Nov-2008)
    March of Dimes says 18 states plus Puerto Rico and District of Columbia get failing grades

  • Lymph Node Shots Tested for Grass Pollen Allergy
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Eight-week regimen better than 3 to 5 years of standard shots under skin, study finds

  • Flu Shots Lower Risk of Blood Clots
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Study found getting one reduced chances by 26%

  • Flu Shots Lower Risk of Blood Clots
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Study found getting one reduced chances by 26%

  • Lymph Node Shots Tested for Grass Pollen Allergy
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Eight-week regimen better than 3 to 5 years of standard shots under skin, study finds

  • New Compound Might Be Improvement Over Allergy Shots
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Study found it effective, less cumbersome than traditional treatment

  • Barriers to Good Asthma Care Detailed
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Allergists say poor access, distrust of docs behind inequalities in treatment

  • Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise
    (10-Nov-2008)
    But researchers are working on new therapies to combat the problem

  • Barriers to Good Asthma Care Detailed
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Allergists say poor access, distrust of docs behind inequalities in treatment

  • Asthma 'Rescue' Inhalers Are Changing
    (10-Nov-2008)
    New types better for environment, but will require some adjustment, experts say

  • Poverty May Aggravate Asthma
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Researchers found poor children had heightened immune-system gene activity

  • Barriers to Good Asthma Care Detailed
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Allergists say poor access, distrust of docs behind inequalities in treatment

  • U.S. Experts Still Unsure of Allergy Relief by Mouth
    (06-Nov-2008)
    Medicines in droplet or pill form aren't yet ready to replace injections, physicians say

  • Dermatitis Can Have Many Causes
    (06-Nov-2008)
    Food, cosmetics or a workplace chemical are often to blame, experts say

  • Powdered Milk Helps Kids Overcome Milk Allergy
    (05-Nov-2008)
    Consuming higher and higher doses built up tolerance, study shows

  • Powdered Milk Helps Kids Overcome Milk Allergy
    (05-Nov-2008)
    Consuming higher and higher doses built up tolerance, study shows

  • Too Many High-Risk Teens Not Getting Flu Shots
    (04-Nov-2008)
    Those with asthma, other conditions have vaccination rates far below goals, study finds

  • Too Many High-Risk Teens Not Getting Flu Shots
    (04-Nov-2008)
    Those with asthma, other conditions have vaccination rates far below goals, study finds

  • Use of Kids' Meds on the Increase
    (03-Nov-2008)
    Obesity and its complications driving the trend, researchers say

  • Decorative Halloween Eye Lenses May Pose Serious Risks
    (31-Oct-2008)
    Without doctor's advice, cat's-eyes, color contacts boost odds of bacterial infection

  • Flu Vaccine Could Prevent 357,000 Deaths in Pandemic
    (29-Oct-2008)
    Predictive model shows shots would also save $7 billion in related health-care costs

  • Flu Vaccine Could Prevent 357,000 Deaths in Pandemic
    (29-Oct-2008)
    Predictive model shows shots would also save $7 billion in related health-care costs

  • Health Tip: Allergies and Your Eyes
    (28-Oct-2008)
    What to do to improve symptoms

  • When It Comes to Flu, the More Who Get Vaccine, the Better
    (28-Oct-2008)
    While not possible to protect all, studies show shots cut deaths, hospital visits

  • High-Dose Flu Shot Benefits Elderly
    (28-Oct-2008)
    Heightened immune activity seen in people 65 and older, study says

  • When It Comes to Flu, the More Who Get Vaccine, the Better
    (28-Oct-2008)
    While not possible to protect all, studies show shots cut deaths, hospital visits

  • Family Flu Shots Protect Babies Before Leaving Hospital
    (26-Oct-2008)
    Vaccinating those in closest contact with newborns provides 'cocooning effect'

  • Gas Stove Emissions Boost Asthma in Inner-City Kids
    (24-Oct-2008)
    Using cooking appliances as heat source a hallmark of urban poverty, study notes

  • Breast Milk Molecule Gives Mom's Immunity to Baby
    (24-Oct-2008)
    Antibody pathway to mammary glands channels protection against intestinal bugs, study says

  • Gas Stove Emissions Boost Asthma in Inner-City Kids
    (24-Oct-2008)
    Using cooking appliances as heat source a hallmark of urban poverty, study notes

  • Scientists Come Closer to Unlocking Secrets of Common Cold
    (24-Oct-2008)
    Finding could one day lead to a cure, study suggests

  • Food Allergies Up 18% Among U.S. Children
    (22-Oct-2008)
    Reactions lead to higher risk for asthma, other respiratory problems, CDC report says

  • Food Allergies Up 18% Among U.S. Children
    (22-Oct-2008)
    Reactions lead to higher risk for asthma, other respiratory problems, CDC report says

  • Food Allergies Up 18% Among U.S. Children
    (22-Oct-2008)
    Reactions lead to higher risk for asthma, other respiratory problems, CDC report says

  • Kids, Adults React Equally to Allergy Patch Tests
    (21-Oct-2008)
    But each reacts to different skin allergens, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Breathing Polluted Air
    (21-Oct-2008)
    Suggestions to minimize symptoms

  • Gene Variations, Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Asthma
    (15-Oct-2008)
    The combination nearly tripled the risk for children under 4, study found

  • Gene Variations, Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Asthma
    (15-Oct-2008)
    The combination nearly tripled the risk for children under 4, study found

  • Flu Can Be Deadly for Young Victims
    (10-Oct-2008)
    CDC now recommends shots for those aged 6 months to 19

  • Flu Can Be Deadly for Young Victims
    (10-Oct-2008)
    CDC now recommends shots for those aged 6 months to 19

  • New Avian Flu Vaccine Strategy Proposed
    (08-Oct-2008)
    Advance shots protect those most exposed in possible pandemic, researchers suggest

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of a Drug Allergy
    (07-Oct-2008)
    Signs that you're having a reaction

  • Drug Companies Say No Cold Meds for Kids Under 4
    (07-Oct-2008)
    FDA supports industry's voluntary action to change labeling as agency continues to assess whether products are safe for the youngest set

  • Drug Companies Say No Cold Meds for Kids Under 4
    (07-Oct-2008)
    FDA supports industry's voluntary action to change labeling as agency continues to assess whether products are safe for the youngest set

  • Kids' Flu Shot Largely Ineffective Over Past Few Years
    (06-Oct-2008)
    Study finds it didn't keep them from hospitals, doctors' offices

  • Kids' Flu Shot Largely Ineffective Over Past Few Years
    (06-Oct-2008)
    Study finds it didn't keep them from hospitals, doctors' offices

  • Health Tip: Pregnancy and Asthma
    (03-Oct-2008)
    Key is to control symptoms, avoid attacks

  • Asthma Meds Don't Work as Well in Overweight Patients
    (02-Oct-2008)
    Inhaled steroids were 40% less effective than they were in lean patients, study finds

  • Kids Who Wheeze With Rhinovirus at Higher Asthma Risk
    (02-Oct-2008)
    But study can't say whether germs cause condition or just identify those who may get it

  • Kids Who Wheeze With Rhinovirus at Higher Asthma Risk
    (02-Oct-2008)
    But study can't say whether germs cause condition or just identify those who may get it

  • FDA Wants More Time to Study Cold Meds for Kids
    (02-Oct-2008)
    More data needed on whether OTC remedies are safe, agency official tells public meeting

  • FDA Wants More Time to Study Cold Meds for Kids
    (02-Oct-2008)
    More data needed on whether OTC remedies are safe, agency official tells public meeting

  • Anti-Obesity Drugs Could Fight Viral Infections
    (30-Sep-2008)
    Targeting increases in fatty acid metabolism inhibits replication, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Eating Out With Food Allergies
    (29-Sep-2008)
    Suggestions to avoid a problem

  • Health Tip: Eating Out With Food Allergies
    (29-Sep-2008)
    Suggestions to avoid a problem

  • Studies Ignite Hope for Long-Acting Allergy Vaccines
    (28-Sep-2008)
    New ragweed regimens would be more convenient and effective, researchers say

  • Babies Who Eat Fish Lower Eczema Risk
    (26-Sep-2008)
    Study found doing so before 9 months decreased chances of skin condition by 25%

  • Regular Hand-Washing Can Prevent Against Colds, Flu
    (24-Sep-2008)
    But group's survey finds fewer Americans taking this simple precaution

  • Regular Hand-Washing Can Prevent Against Colds, Flu
    (24-Sep-2008)
    But group's survey finds fewer Americans taking this simple precaution

  • Flu Vaccine Should Be More Effective: CDC
    (24-Sep-2008)
    And officials are urging more Americans than ever before to get a shot this season

  • Acid Reflux Linked to Chronic Croup
    (22-Sep-2008)
    Study says the finding could help many children with the breathing condition

  • Acetaminophen Linked to Childhood Asthma
    (19-Sep-2008)
    Drug should only be used to treat high fevers in children, experts say

  • Acetaminophen Linked to Childhood Asthma
    (19-Sep-2008)
    Drug should only be used to treat high fevers in children, experts say

  • Acetaminophen Linked to Childhood Asthma
    (19-Sep-2008)
    Drug should only be used to treat high fevers in children, experts say

  • Mom's Diet Can Alter Genes to Raise Babies' Asthma Risk
    (18-Sep-2008)
    Supplement use may be behind doubling of respiratory disease in last 25 years, study suggests

  • U.S. Barred 33 TB-Infected People From Flying Over Past Year
    (18-Sep-2008)
    CDC's new 'do not board' list comes as a surprise to infectious disease experts

  • Daycare Infants Less Likely to Develop Asthma
    (17-Sep-2008)
    Finding backs 'hygiene hypothesis' that early exposure to germs confers protective effect

  • Pregnant Mom's Flu Shot Protects Baby
    (17-Sep-2008)
    U.S. health officials will mull new findings at vaccine meeting

  • FDA Mulls Changes to Allergy Labeling on Foods
    (16-Sep-2008)
    Current labels can be confusing, experts say

  • FDA Mulls Changes to Allergy Labeling on Foods
    (16-Sep-2008)
    Current labels can be confusing, experts say

  • 9/11's Psychological Scars Slowly Healing
    (11-Sep-2008)
    7 years later, a 'natural recovery' is taking place, experts say

  • 9/11's Health Effects Lingered for Years
    (10-Sep-2008)
    Injured, workers and passersby developed psychological, respiratory woes, latest NYC report finds

  • More Sweat Equals Lower Risk of Exercise-Induced Asthma
    (08-Sep-2008)
    Same mechanism that controls one affects the other, study finds

  • Obesity Worsens Asthma
    (05-Sep-2008)
    Sufferers more likely to be hospitalized, have lower quality of life, study finds

  • No Place Safe From Allergies
    (05-Sep-2008)
    Most can be controlled, but you need to know what triggers them, experts say

  • Obesity Worsens Asthma
    (05-Sep-2008)
    Sufferers more likely to be hospitalized, have lower quality of life, study finds

  • No Place Safe From Allergies
    (05-Sep-2008)
    Most can be controlled, but you need to know what triggers them, experts say

  • No Place Safe From Allergies
    (05-Sep-2008)
    Most can be controlled, but you need to know what triggers them, experts say

  • Even Kids With Known Allergies Can Be Safely Vaccinated
    (04-Sep-2008)
    Experts develop sequence of instructions they say could help doctors evaluate risks

  • Health Tip: Controlling Asthma
    (04-Sep-2008)
    Suggestions to prevent attacks

  • Study Questions Flu Shot's Mortality Protection for Elderly
    (29-Aug-2008)
    Canadian study found benefit to be statistically insignificant

  • Climate Change Linked to Longer Pollen Seasons
    (25-Aug-2008)
    Increasing temperatures, carbon dioxide levels add to discomfort of ragweed allergies

  • Food Allergy Action Plan Can Keep Kids From Harm
    (25-Aug-2008)
    Allergists recommend consulting with school staff on avoidance strategies

  • One-Third of Schools Built in Air Pollution Danger Zones
    (25-Aug-2008)
    Unhealthy proximity to major roads is public health concern future planners should address

  • Food Allergy Action Plan Can Keep Kids From Harm
    (25-Aug-2008)
    Allergists recommend consulting with school staff on avoidance strategies

  • Climate Change Linked to Longer Pollen Seasons
    (25-Aug-2008)
    Increasing temperatures, carbon dioxide levels add to discomfort of ragweed allergies

  • Lung Association Urges Back-to-School Asthma Checklist
    (23-Aug-2008)
    Since almost 11% of school-age kids have the disease, parents should take precautions

  • Lung Association Urges Back-to-School Asthma Checklist
    (23-Aug-2008)
    Since almost 11% of school-age kids have the disease, parents should take precautions

  • Survivors of 1918 Flu Pandemic Immune 90 Years Later
    (18-Aug-2008)
    Finding could lead to new strategies for fighting future pandemics, researchers say

  • Asthma's Course Differs by Gender
    (15-Aug-2008)
    By puberty, condition may be passing phase in boys, but more permanent in girls, study says

  • Stress, Anxiety Worsen Response to Allergens
    (14-Aug-2008)
    Delayed reactions also occur in allergic asthma, can be life-threatening, study says

  • FDA OKs Flu Vaccines for 2008-09 Season
    (05-Aug-2008)
    The hope is they will be a better match than last year's shots

  • Health Tip: Get Rid of Allergens
    (04-Aug-2008)
    Prevent symptoms with a few precautions

  • OTC Cold Medicines Sending Children to Emergency Rooms
    (04-Aug-2008)
    The FDA recently advised that kids under 2 not use these products

  • Immunotherapy Boosts Treatment of Kids' High-Risk Sarcomas
    (04-Aug-2008)
    Patients with recurrent or metastatic disease had better-than-normal survival, study finds

  • Flu Vaccine Doesn't Protect Seniors From Pneumonia
    (02-Aug-2008)
    Older, frail folks are more susceptible to flu and its complications, researchers say.

  • Black Henna Tattoo Chemical Can Cause Skin Reaction
    (31-Jul-2008)
    Additive to popular markings puts wearers at risk for allergic dermatitis, eczema, scarring, dermatology group warns.

  • Advances Made Against Alzheimer's Disease
    (31-Jul-2008)
    Antihistamines, immune therapy among ideas that could lead to new treatments, experts say

  • Health Hazards in Household Cleaners Exposed
    (25-Jul-2008)
    Use of certain cleaning products reduces lung function, increases asthma risk, studies find

  • People With GERD More Likely to Develop Asthma
    (25-Jul-2008)
    Study finds fluid back-up in esophagus can cause immune system changes

  • Smokers Struck by Influenza Face Higher Mortality Rates
    (24-Jul-2008)
    Cigarette compounds mimicking viral components caused more severe airway damage in mice

  • Children Can Develop Tolerance to Egg Allergy
    (23-Jul-2008)
    Greek study finds gradual exposure builds resistance over time

  • Children Can Develop Tolerance to Egg Allergy
    (23-Jul-2008)
    Greek study finds gradual exposure builds resistance over time

  • Nursing Homes Unprepared for Pandemic Flu Fallout
    (22-Jul-2008)
    Only a quarter have emergency plan, less than half have educated staff, study finds

  • Women More Likely to Have Second Thoughts on Tattoos
    (21-Jul-2008)
    They're much more inclined to have one removed than men, study shows

  • Stomach Germ May Protect Against Asthma
    (15-Jul-2008)
    Disappearance of H. pylori could leave kids more susceptible to the disease, study says

  • Just Say No to Nuts During Pregnancy
    (15-Jul-2008)
    Daily consumption while expecting ups odds of asthmatic offspring, study suggests

  • Stomach Germ May Protect Against Asthma
    (15-Jul-2008)
    Disappearance of H. pylori could leave kids more susceptible to the disease, study says

  • Just Say No to Nuts During Pregnancy
    (15-Jul-2008)
    Daily consumption while expecting ups odds of asthmatic offspring, study suggests

  • Imaging Advance Tracks Prostate Cancer in Lymph Nodes
    (15-Jul-2008)
    Engineered 'payload' based on common cold virus could aid doctors in treatment decisions

  • Just Say No to Nuts During Pregnancy
    (15-Jul-2008)
    Daily consumption while expecting ups odds of asthmatic offspring, study suggests

  • Food Allergens Show Up in Unexpected Places
    (06-Jul-2008)
    Street vendors, fairs replacing trans fats with peanut oil -- all can spell trouble

  • Food Allergens Show Up in Unexpected Places
    (06-Jul-2008)
    Street vendors, fairs replacing trans fats with peanut oil -- all can spell trouble

  • Lung Infections Cost Hospitals More Than $10B in 2006
    (02-Jul-2008)
    Pneumonia second only to childbirth as most common reason for hospitalizations, analysis finds

  • Health Tip: Rid Your Home of Dust Mites
    (01-Jul-2008)
    And help prevent asthma and allergy symptoms

  • Health Tip: Rid Your Home of Dust Mites
    (01-Jul-2008)
    And help prevent asthma and allergy symptoms

  • Scientists ID New Genes Tied to Crohn's Disease
    (30-Jun-2008)
    Number tripled, and they find a link to other conditions such as asthma, diabetes

  • Cats Can Trigger Eczema in Some Infants
    (25-Jun-2008)
    Babies with a genetic mutation and a cat at home were more likely to develop skin condition before age of 1, study finds

  • New 5-in-1 Vaccine May Reduce Number of Pediatric Shots
    (23-Jun-2008)
    By as many as one-third

  • Most Asthmatics Aren't Getting Flu Shot
    (20-Jun-2008)
    Nearly two-thirds of this high-risk population went without the vaccine, U.S. study shows

  • Most Asthmatics Aren't Getting Flu Shot
    (20-Jun-2008)
    Nearly two-thirds of this high-risk population went without the vaccine, U.S. study shows

  • Traffic Pollution Puts Kids at Higher Allergy Risk
    (19-Jun-2008)
    Those living closer to busy streets were 50% more likely to develop symptoms

  • Autoimmune Disease Treatment May Not Dampen Immune System
    (19-Jun-2008)
    Targeting a key protein might reap rewards for people with asthma, MS, scientists say

  • New Bird Flu Vaccine Shows Promise
    (11-Jun-2008)
    Whole-virus version safe, effective and can be made quickly, researchers say

  • Genetic Factors Affect Codeine's Work as Painkiller
    (06-Jun-2008)
    Low levels of an enzyme inhibit liver's ability to convert it into morphine

  • Ozone-Depleting Inhalers Being Phased Out
    (30-May-2008)
    Deadline is Dec. 31, but FDA urges asthma patients to switch to eco-friendly versions now

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Exercise-Induced Asthma
    (29-May-2008)
    Some do's and don'ts

  • Health Tip: Common Triggers for Allergy and Asthma
    (23-May-2008)
    Identifying them is key

  • Health Tip: Common Triggers for Allergy and Asthma
    (23-May-2008)
    Identifying them is key

  • Asthma Associated With Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts
    (23-May-2008)
    Anxiety over disability, discomfort may be driving factor, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Listen to Your Child's Breathing
    (22-May-2008)
    Check for warning signs of asthma

  • CARDIA Studies Open Window on Heart, Lung Diseases
    (22-May-2008)
    Researchers analyze different proteins in progression of risk factors as subjects aged

  • Lung Trouble Associated With Sickle Cell in Kids
    (22-May-2008)
    Decline in function needs to be addressed more aggressively, study says

  • CARDIA Studies Open Window on Heart, Lung Diseases
    (22-May-2008)
    Researchers analyze different proteins in progression of risk factors as subjects aged

  • Childhood Asthma, Allergies Traced to Womb
    (21-May-2008)
    New research suggests birth order, method of delivery all play a part

  • Childhood Asthma, Allergies Traced to Womb
    (21-May-2008)
    New research suggests birth order, method of delivery all play a part

  • Childhood Asthma, Allergies Traced to Womb
    (21-May-2008)
    New research suggests birth order, method of delivery all play a part

  • Smallpox Drug May Protect Against Common Cold
    (20-May-2008)
    It reduced ability of adenovirus to replicate in key organs

  • Advances Aid Treatment, Diagnosis of Celiac Disease
    (19-May-2008)
    Disorder triggered by gluten in common foods, such as bread, pasta, often goes unnoticed

  • Advances Aid Treatment, Diagnosis of Celiac Disease
    (19-May-2008)
    Disorder triggered by gluten in common foods, such as bread, pasta, often goes unnoticed

  • Mom's Stress in Pregnancy May Up Baby's Asthma and Allergy Risk
    (18-May-2008)
    Higher levels of allergy marker found in cord blood of stressed mothers' babies

  • Mom's Stress in Pregnancy May Up Baby's Asthma and Allergy Risk
    (18-May-2008)
    Higher levels of allergy marker found in cord blood of stressed mothers' babies

  • Cheaper Earrings More Likely to Contain Nickel
    (17-May-2008)
    But report could not establish safe-limit price as guide for avoiding exposure

  • Nasal Irrigation Can Help Fight Spring Allergies
    (11-May-2008)
    Ingredients can be bought over the counter and safely used at home

  • Nasal Irrigation Can Help Fight Spring Allergies
    (11-May-2008)
    Ingredients can be bought over the counter and safely used at home

  • Doctors Discover Marker for Meconium Passage During Delivery
    (06-May-2008)
    If newborn breathes in first bowel movement, serious complications can follow, experts note

  • Health Tip: Facts About Hay Fever
    (05-May-2008)
    And how to minimize symptoms

  • 10% of U.S. Kids Using Cough Medicine Every Week
    (03-May-2008)
    Researchers find decongestants and antihistamines taken most often

  • 10% of U.S. Kids Using Cough Medicine Every Week
    (03-May-2008)
    Researchers find decongestants and antihistamines taken most often

  • Free Asthma Screenings Offered in May
    (01-May-2008)
    National program aims to educate patients on best ways to get condition under control

  • Free Asthma Screenings Offered in May
    (01-May-2008)
    National program aims to educate patients on best ways to get condition under control

  • Obesity May Worsen Impact of Asthma
    (01-May-2008)
    Heaviest lose ability to inhale as deeply or exhale as fully as normal weight individuals

  • Obesity May Worsen Impact of Asthma
    (01-May-2008)
    Heaviest lose ability to inhale as deeply or exhale as fully as normal weight individuals

  • Tree-Lined Streets Associated With Lower Childhood Asthma Rates
    (30-Apr-2008)
    Plants may help improve air quality and encourage youngsters to play more outdoors

  • Researchers Develop Quick Way to Create Human Antibodies
    (30-Apr-2008)
    Finding could speed development of vaccines for new flu strains, other health threats

  • Many Americans Share Prescription Meds
    (29-Apr-2008)
    Roughly a quarter of those asked had borrowed, given away allergy pills, antibiotics and painkillers

  • U.S. Air Pollution Standards Don't Protect Asthmatic Kids
    (25-Apr-2008)
    Children suffer even when pollutants fall below acceptable levels, study finds

  • Gloves Made From New Form of Latex Approved
    (23-Apr-2008)
    May benefit health workers, patients allergic to traditional latex

  • Allergies Can Dig Into Gardening's Fun
    (20-Apr-2008)
    But planting low-allergen species, avoiding high pollen hours can help

  • Allergies Can Dig Into Gardening's Fun
    (20-Apr-2008)
    But planting low-allergen species, avoiding high pollen hours can help

  • Computer Program Helps COPD Patients Monitor Breathing
    (18-Apr-2008)
    It helped to reduce air trapped in the lungs during exercise, researchers find

  • Current Flu Season Worst in 4 Years
    (17-Apr-2008)
    Vaccine wasn't a good match for circulating viruses, CDC says

  • Dust Mites Trump Asthma Prevention Guidelines
    (16-Apr-2008)
    Study finds that despite heroic efforts, most strategies are doomed to fail

  • Seasonal Flu Outbreaks Start in Asia: Study
    (16-Apr-2008)
    Knowing the source should lead to more effective vaccines, researchers say

  • Dust Mites Trump Asthma Prevention Guidelines
    (16-Apr-2008)
    Study finds that despite heroic efforts, most strategies are doomed to fail

  • Spring and Pollen Are in the Air
    (12-Apr-2008)
    Expert says common sense and planning can stop allergy attacks in their tracks

  • Spring and Pollen Are in the Air
    (12-Apr-2008)
    Expert says common sense and planning can stop allergy attacks in their tracks

  • Researchers Find Gene Mutation That Increases Asthma Risk
    (09-Apr-2008)
    Study finds variant and protein it expresses may cause some cases of the disease

  • Probable Case of Human-to-Human Bird Flu Transmission Reported
    (08-Apr-2008)
    But health experts say the report from China is no cause for alarm

  • Faster Test Detects Fake Tamiflu Drugs
    (07-Apr-2008)
    With counterfeiters looking to cash in on fears, Georgia team develops a 1-minute screen

  • FDA Probing Possible Link Between Asthma Drug and Suicide Risk
    (27-Mar-2008)
    Singulair, top-selling drug for teens, under review by U.S. agency and manufacturer Merck

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of an Allergic Reaction
    (26-Mar-2008)
    Reactions can range from mild to severe

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of an Allergic Reaction
    (26-Mar-2008)
    Reactions can range from mild to severe

  • Health Tip: Can't Keep Asthma Under Control?
    (25-Mar-2008)
    Some possible reasons why

  • Health Tip: Have Hives?
    (24-Mar-2008)
    Some common triggers

  • Health Tip: Taking Cough Medicine?
    (20-Mar-2008)
    Signs that you should call your doctor instead

  • Health Tip: Taking Cough Medicine?
    (20-Mar-2008)
    Signs that you should call your doctor instead

  • Health Tip: Taking Cough Medicine?
    (20-Mar-2008)
    Signs that you should call your doctor instead

  • Blood-Thinner Contaminant Traced to Chinese Plant
    (14-Mar-2008)
    As a result, FDA to require testing of all imported heparin

  • Aspirin Reduces Asthma Risk Among Older Women
    (13-Mar-2008)
    Study found 10 percent fewer new cases over a decade

  • Heparin Problems Reported in Germany
    (07-Mar-2008)
    Adverse reactions similar to those in U.S., but product source is different, FDA says

  • FDA Finds Contaminant in Baxter's Recalled Heparin Products
    (05-Mar-2008)
    But officials can't say if it's responsible for adverse events, deaths reported

  • Oral Allergy Immunotherapy Helps Control Asthma
    (04-Mar-2008)
    Drops or tablets avoid the pain and side effects of shots, review finds

  • Some Countries May Have Slowed Bird Flu's Spread
    (27-Feb-2008)
    Strains from China didn't make it to Vietnam, Thailand, study finds

  • CDC Panel Urges Extending Flu Vaccine Coverage for Kids
    (27-Feb-2008)
    Children up to 18 years of age would be encouraged to get inoculated

  • Laser Screen Detects Diseases in Breath
    (25-Feb-2008)
    Chemical molecules in exhalations hint at wide range of conditions

  • FDA Panel OKs 3 New Flu Strains for Next Year's Vaccine
    (22-Feb-2008)
    Officials hope to target versions current shot misses, but fall production may be delayed

  • FDA Panel OKs 3 New Flu Strains for Next Year's Vaccine
    (22-Feb-2008)
    Officials hope to target versions current shot misses, but fall production may be delayed

  • 2 Mutations Were Critical to Spread of 1918 Flu
    (19-Feb-2008)
    The findings could aid investigation of current bird flu, experts say

  • Mix-Up Behind FDA's Failure to Inspect China Blood-Thinner Plant
    (18-Feb-2008)
    Agency error means facility linked to fatal lots of injected heparin was ignored, officials say

  • Allergy Disorders Linked With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (16-Feb-2008)
    Study also found IBS 2 times more likely in people with depression

  • Allergy Disorders Linked With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (16-Feb-2008)
    Study also found IBS 2 times more likely in people with depression

  • Flu Widespread in U.S., but Vaccine Is Poor Match
    (15-Feb-2008)
    Even though shot misses 2 strains found, health officials still recommend inoculation

  • Health Tip: Allergy Shots Aren't for Everyone
    (12-Feb-2008)
    Who should avoid them

  • Health Tip: Allergy Shots Aren't for Everyone
    (12-Feb-2008)
    Who should avoid them

  • Respiratory Distress Treatment Studies Conflict
    (12-Feb-2008)
    Experts differ on what answers the research offers

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Child From Flu
    (08-Feb-2008)
    Vaccination is an easy preventative

  • Asmanex Approved for Asthmatic Children
    (05-Feb-2008)
    Inhaler may now be used by kids as young as 4 years

  • Pregnant Women With Asthma Should Stay on Low Dose of Meds
    (01-Feb-2008)
    Group sets guidelines on monitoring for fetal growth restriction, preterm birth

  • Severe Asthma Unlike Mild Asthma
    (31-Jan-2008)
    Researchers suggest it's different form of the disease

  • Health Tip: Coping With a Cough
    (29-Jan-2008)
    Suggestions that may offer relief

  • Breast-Feeding Protected Mice From Asthma
    (28-Jan-2008)
    Mothers conferred immunity to allergen; not known if findings apply to humans

  • Drop of Flu Vaccine Under Tongue Bars Infection
    (28-Jan-2008)
    Mouse study shows promise for human protection in future

  • Cold Meds Send 7,000 U.S. Kids to ER Each Year
    (28-Jan-2008)
    Most cases due to accidental ingestion, study finds

  • Drop of Flu Vaccine Under Tongue Bars Infection
    (28-Jan-2008)
    Mouse study shows promise for human protection in future

  • Cold Meds Send 7,000 U.S. Kids to ER Each Year
    (28-Jan-2008)
    Most cases due to accidental ingestion, study finds

  • Allergy Shots Are Effective Treatment for Symptoms
    (26-Jan-2008)
    Immunotherapy works for allergic asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis or insect bites

  • Allergy Shots Are Effective Treatment for Symptoms
    (26-Jan-2008)
    Immunotherapy works for allergic asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis or insect bites

  • Allergy Shots Are Effective Treatment for Symptoms
    (26-Jan-2008)
    Immunotherapy works for allergic asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis or insect bites

  • Allergy Shots Are Effective Treatment for Symptoms
    (26-Jan-2008)
    Immunotherapy works for allergic asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis or insect bites

  • Saline Nasal Wash Helps Kids Fight Colds, Flu
    (21-Jan-2008)
    Led to fewer respiratory problems, reduced reliance on cold medications, study says

  • Saline Nasal Wash Helps Kids Fight Colds, Flu
    (21-Jan-2008)
    Led to fewer respiratory problems, reduced reliance on cold medications, study says

  • New Test Screens For Flu and Other Viruses
    (21-Jan-2008)
    Said to be faster and more accurate than existing tests

  • Illness Presents Diabetics With Special Challenges
    (20-Jan-2008)
    Managing medications when sick can keep complications at arm's length, group advises

  • Mediterranean Diet for Mom Fends Off Asthma, Allergies in Kids
    (18-Jan-2008)
    But eating red meat more than 3 times weekly may increase risk, study suggests

  • Cold Meds Not Safe for Kids Under 2, FDA Warns
    (17-Jan-2008)
    Decision on kids aged 2-12 expected this spring, officials add

  • Maternal Distress Raises Risk of Childhood Asthma
    (15-Jan-2008)
    Study finds moms with persistent depression, anxiety more likely to have children with airway disease

  • Schedules Revised for Flu, Meningitis Vaccines
    (12-Jan-2008)
    Goal is to make it easier for parents to protect their children, CDC says

  • Health Tip: What's Involved in a Sneeze
    (11-Jan-2008)
    How your body reacts to an irritant

  • Health Tip: What's Involved in a Sneeze
    (11-Jan-2008)
    How your body reacts to an irritant

  • Breast-Feeding Seems to Protect Against Some Allergies
    (07-Jan-2008)
    It helps high-risk infants prone to eczema, asthma and food allergies, report suggests

  • Breast-Feeding Seems to Protect Against Some Allergies
    (07-Jan-2008)
    It helps high-risk infants prone to eczema, asthma and food allergies, report suggests

  • Pesticides May Cause Asthma Among Farm Women
    (28-Dec-2007)
    But researchers admit study doesn't prove cause and effect

  • Pesticides May Cause Asthma Among Farm Women
    (28-Dec-2007)
    But researchers admit study doesn't prove cause and effect

  • Drug Combo Halves Death Risk for Severe COPD Patients
    (28-Dec-2007)
    Salmeterol plus fluticasone therapy led to better health, large trial finds

  • Chronic Coughs Need a Doctor's Attention
    (27-Dec-2007)
    Persistent respiratory distress is the body's way of saying, 'Help!'

  • Fewer Children Outgrowing Allergies to Milk, Eggs
    (26-Dec-2007)
    Reactions are less predictable, more aggressive than 20 years ago, studies find

  • Fewer Children Outgrowing Allergies to Milk, Eggs
    (26-Dec-2007)
    Reactions are less predictable, more aggressive than 20 years ago, studies find

  • Parents' Smoking Boosts Child's Allergy Risk
    (20-Dec-2007)
    Secondhand fumes doubled the odds, study found

  • Parents' Smoking Boosts Child's Allergy Risk
    (20-Dec-2007)
    Secondhand fumes doubled the odds, study found

  • Traffic Pollution Hurts Asthmatic Kids' Lungs
    (14-Dec-2007)
    Children living near crowded roadways face more than 50% risk of breathing trouble, study finds

  • Decongestant in OTC Cold Remedies Effective: FDA Panel
    (14-Dec-2007)
    Current evidence says 10-milligram dose works, but advisers urge study of higher doses

  • Pneumonia Vaccine Is Keeping Kids Healthier
    (07-Dec-2007)
    New shot has cut hospitalizations by more than half, CDC study finds

  • Honey Beats Meds at Soothing Kids' Cough
    (04-Dec-2007)
    A dose of the sweet stuff helped children sleep, study found

  • Sinusitis Treatments Found Ineffective
    (04-Dec-2007)
    British study reports antibiotics and nasal steroids don't lessen symptoms

  • 'Tis the Season For Allergy, Asthma
    (01-Dec-2007)
    Everything from Christmas trees to fake snow can trigger symptoms, experts warn

  • 'Tis the Season For Allergy, Asthma
    (01-Dec-2007)
    Everything from Christmas trees to fake snow can trigger symptoms, experts warn

  • Handwashing, Masks Beat Drugs at Fighting Flu
    (29-Nov-2007)
    Data review finds they're best at keeping individuals safe

  • Health Tip: Severe Food Allergy?
    (28-Nov-2007)
    Create an emergency action plan

  • Health Tip: Severe Food Allergy?
    (28-Nov-2007)
    Create an emergency action plan

  • FDA Panel Backs Tougher Warning on Asthma Drugs for Kids
    (28-Nov-2007)
    Serevent and Advair need specific child warnings on side effects, pediatric panel says; action follows panel's recommendation to toughen label on flu drugs for kids.

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Pneumonia
    (08-Nov-2007)
    Things you can do to protect yourself

  • Health Tip: Some Medications May Aggravate Asthma
    (07-Nov-2007)
    Including some pain relievers

  • Health Tip: Some Medications May Aggravate Asthma
    (07-Nov-2007)
    Including some pain relievers

  • Health Tip: When Air Quality is Bad
    (05-Nov-2007)
    Asthma attacks are more likely

  • A Happy Halloween Means Safety First
    (26-Oct-2007)
    Key precautions can help to ensure your child's well-being

  • Most Asthmatics Don't Have Illness Under Control
    (25-Oct-2007)
    More than half suffer symptoms at least once a week, survey shows

  • Inhaler Eased Lung Problems in 9/11 Workers
    (24-Oct-2007)
    Firefighters who used drug early gained some symptom relief, study found

  • U.S. Advisers OK Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine for Young Children
    (24-Oct-2007)
    FluMist should help kids intimidated by needles, experts say

  • Uncontrolled Asthma Leads to Missed School, Work
    (23-Oct-2007)
    Lack of consistent medicine use likely important cause, experts say

  • Drug Company-Funded Asthma Drug Studies More Positive
    (23-Oct-2007)
    Expert review finds fewer adverse effects reported

  • New Drug Eases Asthma Symptoms
    (19-Oct-2007)
    Blocks inflammatory activity of two immune system molecules, researchers report

  • New Drug Eases Asthma Symptoms
    (19-Oct-2007)
    Blocks inflammatory activity of two immune system molecules, researchers report

  • FDA Panel Recommends Ban on Cold Medicines for Kids
    (19-Oct-2007)
    Over-the-counter drugs are unsafe for children under 6, advisers say.

  • New Drug Eases Asthma Symptoms
    (19-Oct-2007)
    Blocks inflammatory activity of two immune system molecules, researchers report

  • FDA Panel Weighs Ban on Kids' Cold Medicines
    (18-Oct-2007)
    Experts disagree on whether the medicines are safe for children under 6.

  • Home Spray Cleaners Could Raise Asthma Risk
    (12-Oct-2007)
    Spritzing just once a week boosted odds by 50%, study found

  • Chronic Illness Often a Taboo Subject: Survey
    (11-Oct-2007)
    Just a third of U.S. adults feel comfortable discussing it

  • Drug Makers Withdraw Cough, Cold Meds for Infants
    (11-Oct-2007)
    Move comes as U.S. regulators scrutinize safety of products linked to dozens of deaths

  • Drug Makers Withdraw Cough, Cold Meds for Infants
    (11-Oct-2007)
    Move comes as U.S. regulators scrutinize safety of products linked to dozens of deaths

  • Early Bacterial Infection May Boost Asthma Risk
    (10-Oct-2007)
    Babies exposed to certain germs more likely to develop breathing problems, study finds

  • Largest Study of U.S. Children Readies for Launch
    (04-Oct-2007)
    22 new centers now added, first participants set to join next year, officials say

  • Health Tip: Getting a Flu Vaccine
    (04-Oct-2007)
    Help protect yourself

  • Key Viral Change Could Help Bird Flu Spread
    (04-Oct-2007)
    An altered protein would let it thrive in upper airway, scientists say

  • Flu Vaccine Does Protect Older People
    (03-Oct-2007)
    It cuts rates of hospitalizations and deaths, study finds

  • Do Blacks Have Genetic Weakness to Asthma?
    (30-Sep-2007)
    Study suggestion questioned by experts

  • FDA Experts Urge Ban on Cold Medicines for Young Children
    (29-Sep-2007)
    Safety review finds 123 deaths linked to the products since 1969

  • FDA Experts Urge Ban on Cold Medicines for Young Children
    (29-Sep-2007)
    Safety review finds 123 deaths linked to the products since 1969

  • Trouble at Home Boosts Kids' Asthma
    (28-Sep-2007)
    As environments got worse, symptoms worsened, too, study found

  • FDA Cracks Down on Unapproved Cough Medicines
    (28-Sep-2007)
    Some 200 prescription drugs with hydrocodone could be involved

  • FDA Cracks Down on Unapproved Cough Medicines
    (28-Sep-2007)
    Some 200 prescription drugs with hydrocodone could be involved

  • Bird Flu Virus Can Infect Fetus
    (28-Sep-2007)
    H5N1 also migrates to organs other than lungs, autopsy study shows

  • FDA Approves New Flu Vaccine
    (28-Sep-2007)
    That should ensure adequate supply for coming influenza season, officials say

  • Study Questions Flu Shot's Value for Older People
    (25-Sep-2007)
    Most trials don't even include people over 70, researchers note

  • Restroom Study Finds Hand Washing on the Decline
    (21-Sep-2007)
    Men much less like to clean up than women, U.S. researchers note

  • Restroom Study Finds Hand Washing on the Decline
    (21-Sep-2007)
    Men much less like to clean up than women, U.S. researchers note

  • More Americans Urged to Get Flu Shots
    (19-Sep-2007)
    Vaccine supplies are plentiful this year, but inoculation rates are low, officials say

  • Nasal Flu Vaccine Approved for Children Ages 2-5
    (19-Sep-2007)
    FluMist already sanctioned for older kids and adults

  • Allergy-Induced Asthma More Common in Affluent Countries
    (17-Sep-2007)
    Local environments affect asthma type, study concludes

  • Allergy-Induced Asthma More Common in Affluent Countries
    (17-Sep-2007)
    Local environments affect asthma type, study concludes

  • Oil Spill Cleanup May Hurt Workers' Lungs
    (14-Sep-2007)
    First-ever study finds long-term respiratory woes

  • Stomach Virus a Culprit in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (13-Sep-2007)
    Research was spurred by father's concern for son with debilitating condition

  • 1 in 3 Varsity Athletes Has Exercise-Induced Asthma
    (07-Sep-2007)
    Condition arises even in those with no asthma history, study finds

  • Depression May Be World's Most Disabling Disease
    (07-Sep-2007)
    Global study finds it takes bigger toll than other chronic conditions

  • Child's Flu Shot Helps Whole Family
    (07-Sep-2007)
    Vaccinating half of kids under 5 would prevent 650,000 hospital visits, U.S. study finds

  • Parents' Worries Hamper Kids' Asthma Treatment
    (04-Sep-2007)
    Moms and dads withhold drugs because of side effect concerns, study finds

  • Pollen, Fruits, Veggies Help Trigger Oral Allergy Syndrome
    (30-Aug-2007)
    Cooking foods can reduce or prevent allergic reactions, group suggests

  • Pollen, Fruits, Veggies Help Trigger Oral Allergy Syndrome
    (30-Aug-2007)
    Cooking foods can reduce or prevent allergic reactions, group suggests

  • Pollen, Fruits, Veggies Help Trigger Oral Allergy Syndrome
    (30-Aug-2007)
    Cooking foods can reduce or prevent allergic reactions, group suggests

  • Pollen, Fruits, Veggies Help Trigger Oral Allergy Syndrome
    (30-Aug-2007)
    Cooking foods can reduce or prevent allergic reactions, group suggests

  • New Asthma Guidelines Stress Disease Control
    (29-Aug-2007)
    They also place greater focus on children with the respiratory condition

  • Health Tip: Weather Can Affect Asthma
    (28-Aug-2007)
    Here are conditions that can contribute to attacks

  • Ragweed Season Doesn't Mean Suffering
    (26-Aug-2007)
    There are ways to minimize the risk, experts say

  • Ragweed Season Doesn't Mean Suffering
    (26-Aug-2007)
    There are ways to minimize the risk, experts say

  • Traffic Fumes Plus Genes Boosts Kids' Asthma Risk
    (22-Aug-2007)
    Study finds some children are more vulnerable

  • Online 'Epidemic' Gives Clues to Bird Flu Spread
    (21-Aug-2007)
    A computer bug infected Web gamers, with ominous results, experts say

  • FDA to Take Another Look at Cold Remedies for Kids
    (16-Aug-2007)
    Concerns surface over their use, particularly in children younger than 2 years of age

  • FDA to Review Safety of Cold Remedies for Kids
    (16-Aug-2007)
    Reports of hospitalizations, even deaths, in children younger than 2

  • New Strategy Stretches Bird Flu Vaccine
    (16-Aug-2007)
    Researchers say more people could be protected in possible pandemic

  • Direct-to-Consumer Drug Ads Booming Despite Criticisms
    (15-Aug-2007)
    Experts suggest a shutdown on such pitches to the public

  • Health Tip: Reasons for Chronic Cough
    (13-Aug-2007)
    One that lasts three weeks or longer

  • Limits on Social Contact Helped Fight Flu Pandemic
    (07-Aug-2007)
    Quarantines, school closings could be valuable in a future threat, study of 1918 influenza epidemic finds.

  • Many Kids With Private Insurance Missing Vaccinations
    (07-Aug-2007)
    Plans may not cover a particular shot or its administration, study finds

  • Health Tip: Use Your Inhaler Correctly
    (31-Jul-2007)
    Follow the product's instructions

  • Health Tip: Prevent Poison Ivy Rash
    (16-Jul-2007)
    Avoid the reaction after exposure

  • Fruit, Fish Help Teens Fight Asthma
    (09-Jul-2007)
    The foods contain inflammation-fighting antioxidants, experts say

  • Breathing Technique Cuts Asthma Symptoms
    (06-Jul-2007)
    Papworth method emphasizes nose breathing, adjusting breaths to activity

  • Cats Can Hamper Breathing Even in Non-Allergic
    (02-Jul-2007)
    People with allergies to mold, dust mites -- but not cats -- showed airway trouble when felines around

  • Scientists Spot Key Food Allergy Molecule
    (02-Jul-2007)
    Interleukin-12 could determine people's reaction to certain proteins, they say

  • Cats Can Hamper Breathing Even in Non-Allergic
    (02-Jul-2007)
    People with allergies to mold, dust mites -- but not cats -- showed airway trouble when felines around

  • Rise in Child Chronic Illness Could Swamp Health Care
    (26-Jun-2007)
    Diabetes, asthma will follow American kids as they age, experts warn

  • Stay Out of Poison Ivy's Way
    (23-Jun-2007)
    But if you do make contact, experts have tips on easing allergy symptoms

  • Stay Out of Poison Ivy's Way
    (23-Jun-2007)
    But if you do make contact, experts have tips on easing allergy symptoms

  • Veterinarians Could Be First to Get Bird Flu
    (18-Jun-2007)
    They should be high on the list for any effective vaccine, experts say

  • Asthma Uncontrolled in 55% of Cases: Survey
    (11-Jun-2007)
    More education is needed to keep attacks at bay, researchers say

  • Antibiotic Use in Infants May Up Asthma Risk
    (11-Jun-2007)
    The drugs might kill off bad and good bacteria, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Asthmatics Can Still Play Sports
    (08-Jun-2007)
    If they follow doctor's orders

  • Flu Shot Kick-Starts Fetal Immune System
    (07-Jun-2007)
    Findings back theory that neonatal system can respond to environmental exposures

  • Asthma Risk Higher For Infants Who Swim Indoors
    (04-Jun-2007)
    Poor ventilation, overchlorination can damage developing lungs, study says

  • Discrimination Linked to Health Problems Among Minorities
    (31-May-2007)
    Study of Asian-Americans suggests higher rate of heart trouble, pain, other problems

  • New Relief for Allergies and Hives
    (29-May-2007)
    Xyzal is a once-daily antihistamine

  • Traveling With Allergies? Pack a Plan, Too
    (28-May-2007)
    Respiratory group offers tips to limit unwelcome companions such as pollen, pollution

  • Traveling With Allergies? Pack a Plan, Too
    (28-May-2007)
    Respiratory group offers tips to limit unwelcome companions such as pollen, pollution

  • Traveling With Allergies? Pack a Plan, Too
    (28-May-2007)
    Respiratory group offers tips to limit unwelcome companions such as pollen, pollution

  • Traveling With Allergies? Pack a Plan, Too
    (28-May-2007)
    Respiratory group offers tips to limit unwelcome companions such as pollen, pollution

  • FDA to Stop Sales of Unapproved Timed-Release Cold Medications
    (25-May-2007)
    The drugs in question contain guaifenesin, an expectorant

  • FDA to Stop Sales of Unapproved Timed-Release Cold Medications
    (25-May-2007)
    The drugs in question contain guaifenesin, an expectorant

  • Inhaled Corticosteroids Won't Prevent Kids' Asthma
    (24-May-2007)
    But the medication can help control airway disease, research finds

  • Combo Asthma Treatment Brings Symptom Relief
    (23-May-2007)
    Company-funded trials show Symbicort beats either budesonide or formoterol alone

  • Asthma Takes Tougher Toll on the Obese
    (23-May-2007)
    They're 52% more likely to have serious, ongoing symptoms, study finds

  • 'Enose' Device Sniffs Out Asthma
    (22-May-2007)
    It analyzes breath to discern who has the illness

  • Health Tip: Protect Against Dust Mites
    (21-May-2007)
    They can worsen asthma and allergy symptoms

  • Eating Apples, Fish During Pregnancy Protects Kids From Allergies, Asthma
    (21-May-2007)
    Researchers say first helps against asthma, while second works against eczema

  • Health Tip: Protect Against Dust Mites
    (21-May-2007)
    They can worsen asthma and allergy symptoms

  • Eating Apples, Fish During Pregnancy Protects Kids From Allergies, Asthma
    (21-May-2007)
    Researchers say first helps against asthma, while second works against eczema

  • Eating Apples, Fish During Pregnancy Protects Kids From Allergies, Asthma
    (21-May-2007)
    Researchers say first helps against asthma, while second works against eczema

  • Hot Water Wash Rids Laundry of Allergens: Study
    (20-May-2007)
    Other research suggests that dustier homes help kids avoid allergy

  • Hot Water Wash Rids Laundry of Allergens: Study
    (20-May-2007)
    Other research suggests that dustier homes help kids avoid allergy

  • Secondhand Smoke Harms Underweight Babies
    (16-May-2007)
    They suffer more when young from wheezing, infections, study finds

  • Mild Asthmatics May Do Well With Less Medicine
    (16-May-2007)
    Studies confirm step-down recommendations for those with controlled asthma

  • Mild Asthmatics May Do Well With Less Medicine
    (16-May-2007)
    Studies confirm step-down recommendations for those with controlled asthma

  • Mild Asthmatics May Do Well With Less Medicine
    (16-May-2007)
    Studies confirm step-down recommendations for those with controlled asthma

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Food Allergy
    (15-May-2007)
    Warning signs may vary

  • Atypical Pneumonias Best Treated With Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics: Study
    (15-May-2007)
    Patients with hospital-acquired illness had lower death rates, went home sooner

  • First Emergency Facemasks for the Public Cleared
    (09-May-2007)
    They reduce exposure to airborne germs

  • Web-Based Asthma Program Helps Kids Manage Symptoms
    (03-May-2007)
    Multimedia site teaches urban teens to control exacerbating behaviors

  • No Link Between Autism, Celiac Disease: Study
    (01-May-2007)
    Findings challenge previous research suggesting food allergy connection

  • Veramyst Treats Seasonal and Year-Round Allergies
    (30-Apr-2007)
    Nasal spray sanctioned for people two years and older

  • Singulair Approved for Exercise-Induced Asthma
    (25-Apr-2007)
    In people aged 15 and older

  • Ulcer-Causing Bacteria May Prevent Asthma
    (23-Apr-2007)
    H. pylori might also protect against allergies, study says

  • Ulcer-Causing Bacteria May Prevent Asthma
    (23-Apr-2007)
    H. pylori might also protect against allergies, study says

  • Search for Highly Effective Bird Flu Vaccine Goes On
    (19-Apr-2007)
    Scientists gain key insights from seasonal flu shot efforts, experts say

  • Cutting Inflammation Could Cut Cancer Risk
    (17-Apr-2007)
    Studies suggest anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin might help

  • U.S. Approves 1st Bird Flu Vaccine
    (17-Apr-2007)
    Called an 'interim' measure, it was effective about half the time in trials

  • Free Asthma Screenings to be Offered Across the U.S.
    (13-Apr-2007)
    May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and tests will be run at 300 locations

  • Free Asthma Screenings to be Offered Across the U.S.
    (13-Apr-2007)
    May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and tests will be run at 300 locations

  • Free Asthma Screenings to be Offered Across the U.S.
    (13-Apr-2007)
    May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and tests will be run at 300 locations

  • Health Tip: Pregnancy and Asthma
    (11-Apr-2007)
    Symptoms may worsen in many women

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Pet Allergies
    (10-Apr-2007)
    Use air filters and avoid direct contact

  • Flu Vaccine Grown in Insect Cells Called a Promising Alternative
    (10-Apr-2007)
    Early trial finds the approach produced safe and effective inoculations, study says

  • Asthma Patients and Their Doctors Don't Always Communicate Well
    (06-Apr-2007)
    Survey finds disconnect between what each believes defines adequate control of symptoms

  • Vaccine Cuts U.S. Child Pneumonia Rate By 39%
    (06-Apr-2007)
    Unexpected benefit makes the shot more valuable, experts say

  • Mediterranean Diet Protects Kids From Allergies: Study
    (05-Apr-2007)
    Fruits, vegetables, nuts helped protect against asthma, skin sensitivity

  • Added Pounds Mean Added Risk for Asthma
    (05-Apr-2007)
    Overweight, obese individuals had 50% higher odds for the disease, study found

  • Mediterranean Diet Protects Kids From Allergies: Study
    (05-Apr-2007)
    Fruits, vegetables, nuts helped protect against asthma, skin sensitivity

  • Mediterranean Diet Protects Kids From Allergies: Study
    (05-Apr-2007)
    Fruits, vegetables, nuts helped protect against asthma, skin sensitivity

  • Mediterranean Diet Protects Kids From Allergies: Study
    (05-Apr-2007)
    Fruits, vegetables, nuts helped protect against asthma, skin sensitivity

  • Immune System 'Killer' T-Cells May Not Be Key to Asthma
    (04-Apr-2007)
    New study contradicts previous research, experts say

  • Study Finds Some Resistance to Flu Drugs
    (03-Apr-2007)
    The problem comes from overusing the antivirals Tamiflu and Relenza, experts say

  • New Heat Technology Helps Asthma Patients
    (28-Mar-2007)
    It thins out airway muscle for better breathing, study finds

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Eczema
    (26-Mar-2007)
    Dry, itchy skin

  • Cellular 'Fingerprint' IDs Infectious Disease
    (19-Mar-2007)
    Technique could help doctors diagnose flu, strep, staph, other illnesses

  • Flu Shot Cuts Kids' Infection Risk in Half
    (06-Mar-2007)
    CDC study findings back government guidelines on who should get the shots.

  • Stressed-Out Kids More Prone to Fever
    (05-Mar-2007)
    Family-linked anxiety may open the door to infection, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Help Reduce Smog
    (02-Mar-2007)
    Suggestions for cleaner air

  • Health Tip: Help Reduce Smog
    (02-Mar-2007)
    Suggestions for cleaner air

  • FDA to Review Cold Remedies for Kids
    (02-Mar-2007)
    Some doctors say the drugs can be dangerous, particularly for the very young

  • U.S. Efforts to Boost Medical Care for Poor Effective
    (28-Feb-2007)
    Health Disparities Collaboratives is having limited success, study finds

  • Health Tip: Sterilize Your Child's Toys
    (27-Feb-2007)
    To prevent the spread of germs

  • U.S. Advisers Endorse Bird Flu Vaccine
    (27-Feb-2007)
    While it has limited effectiveness, it's better than nothing, FDA told

  • Health Tip: When Your Cough Needs a Doctor's Care
    (26-Feb-2007)
    Signs that it's no ordinary cough

  • FDA Mandates Stronger Warning on Asthma Drug Xolair
    (21-Feb-2007)
    Move points to small risk for life-threatening allergic reaction

  • FDA Mandates Stronger Warning on Asthma Drug Xolair
    (21-Feb-2007)
    Move points to small risk for life-threatening allergic reaction

  • Asthma Drug Keeps Kids From Missing School
    (15-Feb-2007)
    Montelukast also cut down on doctor visits, company study found

  • Low-Dose Morphine Calms Chronic Cough
    (15-Feb-2007)
    Symptoms improved by 40%, British study finds

  • Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Beats Shots For Kids Under 5
    (14-Feb-2007)
    It cut flu cases by nearly 55% compared to injected version, study finds

  • Health Tip: Prevent Mold in Your Home
    (12-Feb-2007)
    Moisture promotes its growth

  • Workouts Add Muscle to the Flu Shot
    (03-Feb-2007)
    Arm exercises beforehand boost immune responses to the vaccine, study shows

  • U.S. Health Officials Unveil Flu Pandemic Plan
    (01-Feb-2007)
    Outbreaks would be tackled based on a 'severity index' of transmission, they say

  • Health Tip: Avoid Catching a Cold
    (22-Jan-2007)
    Keep your hands clean and free of germs

  • Antivirals Adept at Reducing Flu Spread in Families
    (22-Jan-2007)
    Study shows oseltamivir and zanamivir cut chance of illness after exposure by 75% or more

  • Human Gene a Natural Virus Fighter
    (19-Jan-2007)
    ISG15 helps fend off flu, herpes, research suggests

  • 1918 Flu Pandemic Virus Overwhelmed Lungs: Study
    (17-Jan-2007)
    Discovery may help minimize potential bird flu deaths, scientists say

  • Combo Therapy Cuts Complications of Severe COPD
    (16-Jan-2007)
    Bronchodilator with inhaled corticosteroid reduced amplified symptoms by 35%, study finds

  • Can Aspirin Prevent Asthma?
    (15-Jan-2007)
    Daily pill reduced risk of adult-onset disease by 22 percent, study found

  • Cold Medicines Dangerous for Infants
    (11-Jan-2007)
    Dosing mistakes killed three, sent 1,500 to ER, CDC report finds

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Contact Dermatitis
    (10-Jan-2007)
    A reaction to contact with certain substances

  • Florida 'Red Tides' Can Irritate Asthmatics
    (10-Jan-2007)
    Study finds just one hour on the beach during algae bloom decreases lung function

  • Research May Lead to Better Flu Vaccines
    (03-Jan-2007)
    New database helps scientists match vaccine to immune response

  • Increased Exposure Tames Childhood Egg Allergy
    (26-Dec-2006)
    Small study finds gradual boost in consumption builds body's resistance

  • Increased Exposure Tames Childhood Egg Allergy
    (26-Dec-2006)
    Small study finds gradual boost in consumption builds body's resistance

  • Health Tip: Milk Allergy is Not Lactose Intolerance
    (25-Dec-2006)
    How to tell the difference

  • U.S. Teens Turning From Illicit Drugs...
    (21-Dec-2006)
    ... but many are turning to prescription painkillers to get high, survey finds

  • U.S. Teens Turning From Illicit Drugs...
    (21-Dec-2006)
    ... but many are turning to prescription painkillers to get high, survey finds

  • Future Flu Pandemic Could Cost 62 Million Lives: Report
    (21-Dec-2006)
    Data from 1918-20 outbreak predicts poor countries would be hit hardest

  • Future Flu Pandemic Could Cost 62 Million Lives: Report
    (21-Dec-2006)
    Data from 1918-20 outbreak predicts poor countries would be hit hardest

  • Studies Support Flu Vaccine's Effectiveness
    (13-Dec-2006)
    Immunization works, and vaccinating kids may help everyone, researchers find

  • Asthma Death Rate Among Kids Down
    (12-Dec-2006)
    But report also finds doctor's visits have more than doubled

  • Many at High Risk Don't Get Flu Shot
    (12-Dec-2006)
    Getting the word out to vulnerable groups is key, survey finds

  • NSAID Use May Hinder Vaccine Effectiveness
    (07-Dec-2006)
    Study finds production of antibodies compromised, especially in elderly

  • Health Tip: Do You Have Exercise-Induced Asthma?
    (06-Dec-2006)
    Here are some common symptoms

  • Group Launches 'Asthma Friendly' Toy Certification
    (26-Nov-2006)
    Santa -- and parents -- may want to check this list for the holiday shopping season

  • Group Launches 'Asthma Friendly' Toy Certification
    (26-Nov-2006)
    Santa -- and parents -- may want to check this list for the holiday shopping season

  • Health Tip: Ease Your Child's Flu Symptoms
    (22-Nov-2006)
    How to comfort her when she's sick

  • Outbreaks Show Bird Flu Virus Is Changing
    (22-Nov-2006)
    But its potential for human-to-human spread remains unclear

  • U.S. Lung Disease Care Not Measuring Up
    (20-Nov-2006)
    Most COPD, asthma cases are poorly managed, study finds

  • Smoking Quadruples Kids' Asthma Risk
    (16-Nov-2006)
    Even short-term smoking boosts the odds, researchers add

  • Some Women Allergic to Semen
    (14-Nov-2006)
    Though rare, the condition can produce symptoms such as itching, burning, study finds

  • Health Tip: Got Hay Fever?
    (13-Nov-2006)
    Here are some treatment suggestions

  • Flu Drug Tamiflu May Cause Odd Behavior in Children
    (13-Nov-2006)
    Meanwhile, CDC calls flu vaccine plentiful, despite some delays in shipments

  • Health Tip: Sensitive Skin?
    (06-Nov-2006)
    Here's how to prevent irritation

  • Flu's Misery May Lie in the Genes
    (03-Nov-2006)
    Certain DNA could spur worse symptoms, mouse study shows

  • Vaccine-Resistant Bird Flu Spreading in Asia
    (30-Oct-2006)
    New virus evades current poultry immunization measures, experts warn

  • Health Tip: If You're Allergic to Shellfish
    (26-Oct-2006)
    Avoid foods that can trigger a reaction

  • Shoo, Achoo! Exercise Keeps Colds at Bay
    (26-Oct-2006)
    In study, older women who walked regularly saw their sniffles drop by half

  • Shoo, Achoo! Exercise Keeps Colds at Bay
    (26-Oct-2006)
    In study, older women who walked regularly saw their sniffles drop by half

  • Study Questions Value of Flu Shots
    (26-Oct-2006)
    But many health experts say the vaccine is the best protection against infection

  • Asthma Overdiagnosed in Those Overweight
    (25-Oct-2006)
    Apparent lung disease may mask other problems, study finds

  • Anxiety Disorders Tied to Physical Illness
    (24-Oct-2006)
    Panic disorders, phobias can help spur arthritis and other ills, study finds

  • Improper Home Nebulizer Use Boosts Asthma Risk
    (24-Oct-2006)
    Over-reliance on these devices could raise odds of fatal attack, experts warn

  • Flu Vaccine Safe for Babies and Toddlers
    (24-Oct-2006)
    Study confirms shot protects against influenza without side effects

  • Omnaris Approved for Hay Fever
    (23-Oct-2006)
    Nasal spray suppresses body's immune response

  • Omnaris Approved for Hay Fever
    (23-Oct-2006)
    Nasal spray suppresses body's immune response

  • Falling Leaves Mean Rising Allergies
    (21-Oct-2006)
    Experts offer tips on keeping seasonal symptoms at bay

  • Health Tip: Allergic to Latex?
    (19-Oct-2006)
    Here are common symptoms

  • Lung Function at Birth May Predict Asthma Risk
    (18-Oct-2006)
    Study finding might one day lead to improved screening methods

  • U.S. Flu Vaccine Supply Called Plentiful
    (18-Oct-2006)
    Any delays in shipments should be resolved by end of November, CDC says

  • Combo Human-Bird Antibody May Ward Off Avian Flu
    (13-Oct-2006)
    But success in mice doesn't guarantee it will protect people, experts say

  • Whooping Cough Making a Comeback in U.S.
    (12-Oct-2006)
    Studies urge booster shots for teens and adults, more careful exams by doctors

  • As Parents Nix Vaccine, Childhood Whooping Cough Increases
    (10-Oct-2006)
    Incidence highest in states with loosest exemption policies, study finds

  • Health Tip: Who Should Get a Flu Shot?
    (05-Oct-2006)
    Some people are at higher risk

  • All Americans Urged to Get Flu Shots
    (05-Oct-2006)
    Vaccine supplies are at record levels, but public might need convincing

  • Vaccine May Ease Ragweed Allergies
    (04-Oct-2006)
    Early study looks promising, showing at least two years of protection

  • Vaccine May Ease Ragweed Allergies
    (04-Oct-2006)
    Early study looks promising, showing at least two years of protection

  • All Americans Urged to Get Flu Shots
    (04-Oct-2006)
    Vaccine supplies are at record levels, but public might need convincing

  • Infliximab Helps Curb Worsening Asthma
    (02-Oct-2006)
    U.K. trial found the drug reduced disease symptoms in mild cases

  • Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Whooping Cough?
    (28-Sep-2006)
    It's most dangerous in young children

  • Your Best Shot at Fighting the Flu
    (27-Sep-2006)
    Annual vaccine is a smart insurance policy against influenza, experts say

  • Health Tip: Soothing a Cough
    (26-Sep-2006)
    Suggestions to stop the hacking

  • Health Tip: Soothing a Cough
    (26-Sep-2006)
    Suggestions to stop the hacking

  • Drug May Prove a New Weapon Against Psoriasis
    (20-Sep-2006)
    Anti-inflammatory pimecrolimus performs well in trial

  • Tiny Balloons Open Blocked Sinuses
    (18-Sep-2006)
    Patients find relief with new, less invasive surgery, researchers report

  • oll on Health Continues
    (11-Sep-2006)
    As fifth anniversary dawns, witnesses, workers and local children may show long-term effects, experts say

  • Eczema, Hay Fever Stabilizing in U.K.
    (07-Sep-2006)
    But hospital admissions for serious reactions have risen, researchers warn

  • Asthma Breath Test Useful for Chronic Cough
    (06-Sep-2006)
    It helps predict whether certain drugs can ease the condition, researchers say

  • Low-Dose Bird Flu Vaccine Effective
    (06-Sep-2006)
    Chinese team reports success with new formulation

  • Fresh Fruits, Veggies Can Trigger Allergy
    (03-Sep-2006)
    'Pollen-food syndrome' leaves mouths itchy, experts say

  • Low Vitamin E in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
    (01-Sep-2006)
    Preliminary findings also showed a link to poorer lung function

  • Steer Clear of Antibiotics for Colds
    (31-Aug-2006)
    Fluids, rest proper treatment for sniffles and coughs, doctor says

  • Dogs Plus Smog Bad for Asthmatic Kids
    (30-Aug-2006)
    But cats didn't boost pollutant-linked symptoms, study found

  • Severe Asthma Expensive for Patients, Employers
    (29-Aug-2006)
    It nearly triples annual medical costs, study finds

  • Health Tip: Keep Children From Secondhand Smoke
    (28-Aug-2006)
    It can damage their lungs

  • Ventilating Bedrooms Keeps Allergies at Bay
    (25-Aug-2006)
    So does replacing old mattresses, study finds

  • Experts Urge Protection Against Deadly Allergic Reactions
    (25-Aug-2006)
    New campaign helps Americans defend against anaphylaxis

  • Children's Allergies Increasing Worldwide
    (25-Aug-2006)
    Trend needs study to find causes and treatments, doctors say

  • Children's Allergies Increasing Worldwide
    (25-Aug-2006)
    Trend needs study to find causes and treatments, doctors say

  • Doctors Renew Warning on Asthma Drugs
    (23-Aug-2006)
    Salmeterol, when combined with corticosteroid, can pose problems for some people

  • Health Tip: Soothe the Itch of Hives
    (22-Aug-2006)
    How to stay comfortable until they go away

  • New Weakness in Avian Flu Virus Found
    (16-Aug-2006)
    Researchers say new drugs could be developed to fight spread of disease

  • Study Backs Combined Asthma Therapy
    (11-Aug-2006)
    Inhaled corticosteroid plus oral antileukotriene works for certain patients

  • Asthma Care Differs for Puerto Rican, Black Kids
    (09-Aug-2006)
    Black children more likely to be hospitalized, U.S. study finds

  • Study Examines Latex Transfer to Food in Packaging
    (07-Aug-2006)
    U.K. researchers say even small amounts can be deadly and urge stringent labeling changes

  • Top 10 Causes of Contact Dermatitis
    (05-Aug-2006)
    Common substances found in jewelry, perfume and home products may disagree with your skin

  • Great Apes Outperfom Their Brethren on Tests
    (04-Aug-2006)
    Findings may help scientists better understand link between intelligence, human evolution

  • Bird Flu Pandemic May Not Develop
    (31-Jul-2006)
    Virus doesn't show signs of mutating easily, U.S. government researchers now say

  • Health Tip: Recognize Anaphylactic Shock
    (28-Jul-2006)
    A severe reaction to an allergen

  • Pharmacists Rap New Version of Decongestants
    (28-Jul-2006)
    They say the active ingredient doesn't work

  • Health Tip: Recognize Anaphylactic Shock
    (28-Jul-2006)
    A severe reaction to an allergen

  • Pharmacists Rap New Version of Decongestants
    (28-Jul-2006)
    They say the active ingredient doesn't work

  • 'Prebiotic' Reduces Risk of Eczema in Infants
    (27-Jul-2006)
    High-risk babies who drank formula containing supplement fared better

  • 'Prebiotic' Reduces Risk of Eczema in Infants
    (27-Jul-2006)
    High-risk babies who drank formula containing supplement fared better

  • Antibiotics Not Warranted for Runny Noses
    (21-Jul-2006)
    Study finds they're of little help and come with side effects

  • Elderly Gain Little From Flu Shot: Studies
    (20-Jul-2006)
    Vaccination most effective for those in nursing homes, experts say

  • Protein Linked to Asthma
    (14-Jul-2006)
    Researchers say it regulates inflammation in airways

  • Asthmatics' Lungs Get Quick Boost From Quitting Smoking
    (14-Jul-2006)
    Breathing capacity improves 15 percent in just two months, study finds

  • Protein Linked to Asthma
    (14-Jul-2006)
    Researchers say it regulates inflammation in airways

  • Get All the Buzz on Bug Bites
    (08-Jul-2006)
    New tips on how to prevent, and treat, irritating insect bites

  • Health Tip: Cold or Flu?
    (07-Jul-2006)
    Wrong diagnosis can lead to serious complications

  • Health Tip: Cold or Flu?
    (07-Jul-2006)
    Wrong diagnosis can lead to serious complications

  • Far More Children Afflicted With Flu
    (06-Jul-2006)
    But doctors often fail to diagnose the disease in young patients, study finds

  • Antihistamine Doesn't Help Babies Sleep
    (03-Jul-2006)
    Benadryl actually made some children hyperactive, researchers find in stopping trial early

  • Enzyme Could Help Celiac Disease Patients Tolerate Gluten
    (28-Jun-2006)
    Barley-based compound may prevent allergic inflammation, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Reducing Allergy Symptoms
    (27-Jun-2006)
    Rid your home of what's making you sneeze

  • Health Tip: Food Sensitivities in Infants
    (23-Jun-2006)
    Introduce new foods one at a time

  • Cigarette Smoke Makes Allergy Symptoms Worse
    (22-Jun-2006)
    Immune antibody levels soared in allergic individuals, study found

  • Peanut Allergy Incidents Waning, But Still a Problem
    (19-Jun-2006)
    Canadian study shows more education is needed

  • Food-Allergic Teens Taking Dangerous Risks
    (16-Jun-2006)
    Peer pressure spurs many to neglect medication, try hazardous foods, study finds

  • Flu Season Was Milder Than Usual
    (15-Jun-2006)
    But certain strains of germs showed resistance to antiviral drugs, report notes

  • Asthma Drugs May Boost Cataract Risk for Elderly
    (12-Jun-2006)
    Researchers urge caution in prescribing inhaled corticosteroids

  • Asthma Inhaler Type Could Boost Death Risk
    (08-Jun-2006)
    Study fuels debate over beta agonists such as Serevent and Advair

  • Cereal Grains Not So Bad for Baby
    (07-Jun-2006)
    Delaying their introduction until after six months boosts risk of wheat allergy, study finds

  • Special Care Keeps Nursing Home Residents Out of Hospital
    (06-Jun-2006)
    Canadian program, focusing on pneumonia, could save U.S. millions, study says

  • Severe Allergic Reactions Can Kill
    (03-Jun-2006)
    Experts offer tips on spotting anaphylaxis -- and getting help

  • Your Workplace Can Leave You Feeling Ill
    (26-May-2006)
    Toxins, irritants lurk in the home too, experts say

  • High-Dose Vaccine May Help Elderly Beat Seasonal Flu
    (24-May-2006)
    A bigger dose produced more antibodies and was safe, research found

  • Childhood Sensitivity to Cold Air May Predict Asthma
    (23-May-2006)
    It doubles the risk of getting the disease in adulthood, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Soothing a Bee Sting
    (22-May-2006)
    Calm your child first

  • Poor Doctor-Patient Communication Hinders Asthma Care
    (22-May-2006)
    Survey cites gaps in knowledge about disease and potential drug side effects

  • Poor Doctor-Patient Communication Hinders Asthma Care
    (22-May-2006)
    Survey cites gaps in knowledge about disease and potential drug side effects

  • Combo Vaccines Developed Against Bird Flu
    (22-May-2006)
    Inoculating poultry should limit threat of human pandemic, studies suggest

  • May's the Month for Free Asthma Screening in U.S.
    (18-May-2006)
    Experts nationwide will check for respiratory trouble

  • Baby's Rash May Predict Skin Ailment
    (17-May-2006)
    Outbreaks on arms and joints could point to atopic dermatitis later on, study finds

  • Baby's Rash May Predict Skin Ailment
    (17-May-2006)
    Outbreaks on arms and joints could point to atopic dermatitis later on, study finds

  • U.S. Experts Issue New Heart Disease Treatment Guidelines
    (15-May-2006)
    Among the changes: a lower recommended dose of daily aspirin, and more exercise

  • Technique Eases Patient Allergy to Plavix
    (12-May-2006)
    About 2 percent of people are allergic to the heart drug

  • Heat-Based Technique Could Ease Asthma
    (12-May-2006)
    Bronchial thermoplasty looks good in early trial

  • Health Tip: Prevent an Asthma Attack
    (12-May-2006)
    Avoid things to which you're allergic

  • Experts Argue Over Allocation of Bird Flu Vaccine
    (11-May-2006)
    Government puts elderly high on list, but others would choose young adults

  • Inhaled Corticosteroids Get Mixed Reviews in Kids' Asthma Studies
    (10-May-2006)
    Both studies find they don't change course of the disease in young children.

  • Bird Flu Vaccine Looks Safe, Effective
    (10-May-2006)
    But it might not work against new strains of the virus, experts warn

  • Experts Dismiss Bird Flu Film as Flight of Fancy
    (10-May-2006)
    But some say it was made possible by false fear instilled by scientists and the media

  • Corticosteroid Drugs May Boost Cardiac Arrhythmia Risk
    (08-May-2006)
    These meds are commonly used by asthmatics, arthritis sufferers, researchers note

  • Health Tip: Hives Signal an Allergic Reaction
    (04-May-2006)
    Foods and medicines often are triggers

  • U.S. Releases Bird Flu Response Plan
    (03-May-2006)
    Details outline containment policies; focus on worst-case scenarios may spread fear, experts say

  • Soaring Pollen Counts Spur Worst Allergy Season in Years
    (27-Apr-2006)
    Northeast hit hardest, but whole country suffering, experts say

  • Computers Predict Bird Flu Pandemic's Course
    (26-Apr-2006)
    Quarantining the sick will be key to limiting outbreak, study shows

  • U.S. Bird Flu Threat May Be Overstated, Experts Say
    (21-Apr-2006)
    But that's no reason to relax preparedness efforts, they add

  • Many Health Care Workers Won't Show Up in Flu Pandemic
    (18-Apr-2006)
    Poll results a 'wake-up call' for better preparedness training, experts say

  • Warmer Weather Brings Wheezing, Sneezing
    (16-Apr-2006)
    Springtime is prime time for allergic asthma, experts warn

  • Warmer Weather Brings Wheezing, Sneezing
    (16-Apr-2006)
    Springtime is prime time for allergic asthma, experts warn

  • Can Frequent Infections Damage a Child's Heart?
    (13-Apr-2006)
    Study suggests that elevated protein levels may signal future trouble

  • Emotions Plus Brain Hormone May Strengthen Memory
    (12-Apr-2006)
    Rat study might point to human memory-enhancers

  • Antibiotics May Control Asthma Flare-ups
    (12-Apr-2006)
    Use of the drugs has fallen out of favor in recent years, study notes

  • Lower-Dose Bird Flu Vaccine Study Begins
    (11-Apr-2006)
    Four U.S. centers will test the new formulation

  • Infant Snoring Tied to Parental Snoring
    (10-Apr-2006)
    Condition can lead to learning disabilities, heart disease, metabolic disorders, study says

  • Combined Therapy Cuts Inflammatory Cells in Pulmonary Disease
    (31-Mar-2006)
    Pairing 2 existing treatments reduces bronchial inflammation in COPD

  • Most Dissatisfied With Allergy Meds: Survey
    (30-Mar-2006)
    Nearly two-thirds of Americans polled said they'd try something new

  • Bird-Flu Pandemic Would Likely Start in California
    (30-Mar-2006)
    And it would sweep across the U.S. in less than a month, study predicts

  • Health Tip: Treating Poison Ivy
    (29-Mar-2006)
    How to soothe the itchy rash

  • Experimental Bird Flu Vaccine Falls Short
    (29-Mar-2006)
    Just over half of volunteers appeared immunized, researchers report

  • Second Drug Approved to Prevent Flu
    (29-Mar-2006)
    Relenza already sanctioned to treat flu's symptoms

  • Allergies Spring Into Action
    (25-Mar-2006)
    But the season doesn't have to mean misery, experts say

  • Health Tip: Key to Celiac Disease is Gluten
    (24-Mar-2006)
    But CD is not a food allergy

  • Health Tip: Key to Celiac Disease is Gluten
    (24-Mar-2006)
    But CD is not a food allergy

  • Health Tip: Inhaler or Nebulizer?
    (22-Mar-2006)
    Choices for young asthmatics

  • Studies Spot Obstacle to Human Transmission of Bird Flu
    (22-Mar-2006)
    Unlike seasonal flu, the avian form prefers spots deep in the lungs

  • Health Tip: Eczema Uncomfortable But Not Dangerous
    (21-Mar-2006)
    Often associated with allergies and asthma

  • Health Tip: When Asthmatics Should See a Doctor
    (21-Mar-2006)
    Parents should watch for these warning signs

  • Health Tip: Eczema Uncomfortable But Not Dangerous
    (21-Mar-2006)
    Often associated with allergies and asthma

  • Marital Status, Bereavement Influence Flu Shot's Effectiveness in Elderly
    (20-Mar-2006)
    State of mind affects antibody response, study suggests

  • Bird Flu Undergoing Genetic Change
    (20-Mar-2006)
    But that doesn't mean a human flu pandemic is imminent, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Asthmatics Often Have Pet Allergies
    (17-Mar-2006)
    But Fluffy or Fido don't necessarily have to go

  • Bird Flu Scarier Than Human Flu This Season
    (17-Mar-2006)
    Government report showed sales of antivirals spiked before any flu activity surfaced

  • Health Tip: Kids with Asthma Can Play Sports
    (16-Mar-2006)
    If they're careful and have a doctor's OK

  • 'Smoking Room' at Home Won't Shield Asthmatic Kids
    (16-Mar-2006)
    Quit, or smoke outside instead, researchers warn

  • Scientists Spot Potential Bird-Flu Pathway to Humans
    (16-Mar-2006)
    A mutation in a surface protein might lead to a pandemic, study says

  • Fat Hormone Leptin Affects Asthma Risk
    (15-Mar-2006)
    Heavier women with high levels of hormone more likely to have condition, study says

  • Immune System Cells May Be Cause of Asthma
    (15-Mar-2006)
    New finding could spur development of better treatments, researchers say

  • High Humidity Doesn't Ease Croup
    (14-Mar-2006)
    Cold air and medical treatments probably more effective, study suggests

  • Many Treat Asthma Only When Symptoms Appear
    (13-Mar-2006)
    But that's a potentially dangerous practice, researchers warn

  • Antibiotics May Boost Infant Asthma Risk, Study Suggests
    (13-Mar-2006)
    But at least one expert considers the conclusion flawed

  • Health Tip: Some Allergies Are Year-Round
    (10-Mar-2006)
    What's triggering your symptoms?

  • Bad Neighborhoods May Be Disabling
    (10-Mar-2006)
    Dirty, noisy surroundings triple risk for disability, study finds

  • Mystery Rash? Go for the Gold
    (09-Mar-2006)
    The metal is near the top of a list of likely allergens

  • Weight May Influence Asthma Care
    (07-Mar-2006)
    Study finds the overweight benefit more from specific medication

  • Health Tip: The Cold Facts
    (07-Mar-2006)
    What you may not know about the common cold

  • Kissing and Peanuts Can Be Deadly Combo
    (06-Mar-2006)
    Traces of allergen stay in mouth after rinsing, brushing teeth, research shows

  • Kissing and Peanuts Can Be Deadly Combo
    (06-Mar-2006)
    Traces of allergen stay in mouth after rinsing, brushing teeth, research shows

  • Officials Focus on Threat Posed by Food Allergies
    (05-Mar-2006)
    An estimated 11 million Americans suffer from the potentially fatal condition

  • Kids' Asthma Linked to Maternal Nutrition
    (04-Mar-2006)
    Researchers find Vitamin D could make a difference

  • First Generic Version of Flonase Approved
    (23-Feb-2006)
    Treats nasal allergy symptoms

  • Flu's Resistance to Some Drugs Causes Concern
    (23-Feb-2006)
    But experts say two antivirals, Tamiflu and Relenza, still work

  • Allergy Relief Can Come Cheaply
    (20-Feb-2006)
    Over-the-counter Sudafed as effective as pricey, prescription Singulair, study finds

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Could Fight Problem Asthma
    (16-Feb-2006)
    Etanercept suppresses an inflammatory protein linked to tough-to-treat cases

  • New Strategy Speeds Flu Vaccine Production
    (16-Feb-2006)
    Cell-based approach means shots could be made in weeks, not months

  • Taking Generic Form of Drug Boosts Regimen Adherence
    (14-Feb-2006)
    Cheaper alternatives help keep patients using medicines as directed, study finds

  • Health Tip: Echinacea Not a Panacea
    (14-Feb-2006)
    Doesn't prevent or weaken colds, research found

  • Little Progress Made in Closing Racial 'Asthma Gap'
    (13-Feb-2006)
    Black, Hispanics still suffer from higher disease incidence compared to whites, study says

  • Asthma Boosts Odds for Other Chronic Health Woes
    (13-Feb-2006)
    But it's not clear the respiratory disorder is the cause of these illnesses, experts say

  • Asthma Shouldn't Stop Wintertime Fun
    (11-Feb-2006)
    Expert offers tips on keeping cold weather wheezing at bay

  • Hispanics Can Head Online for Environmental Asthma Info
    (10-Feb-2006)
    EPA's Spanish-language Web page is just one of many centered on health

  • Health Tip: Avoid the Common Cold
    (10-Feb-2006)
    Wash your hands frequently

  • Carrying Male Fetus Easier on Asthmatic Moms
    (09-Feb-2006)
    Fetal testosterone could help ease breathing, researchers speculate

  • Health Tip: For Asthmatics, No Dust is a Must
    (08-Feb-2006)
    Suggestions to rid your home of dust

  • Health Tip: For Asthmatics, No Dust is a Must
    (08-Feb-2006)
    Suggestions to rid your home of dust

  • Even Olympians Get Exercise-Induced Asthma
    (08-Feb-2006)
    It's a common condition that shouldn't stop anyone from being active, experts say

  • Ill-Fitting Masks Hamper Child Asthma Care
    (07-Feb-2006)
    In some cases, almost no inhaled medication gets through, study finds

  • Researchers Uncover 4 Different Genetic Bird-Flu Strains
    (06-Feb-2006)
    Finding highlights need to improve vaccine-delivery system, experts say

  • The ABCs of a Healthy Cold and Flu Season
    (05-Feb-2006)
    Parents should encourage good habits, such as proper nutrition and plenty of sleep

  • The ABCs of a Healthy Cold and Flu Season
    (05-Feb-2006)
    Parents should encourage good habits, such as proper nutrition and plenty of sleep

  • Health Tip: Is it a Cold or the Flu?
    (03-Feb-2006)
    Telltale signs are different

  • Health Tip: Is it a Cold or the Flu?
    (03-Feb-2006)
    Telltale signs are different

  • New Test Quickly Spots Bird Flu in People
    (03-Feb-2006)
    It should benefit patients and help control potential outbreaks, officials say

  • Health Tip: What's Lichen Planus?
    (02-Feb-2006)
    A rare skin condition that could cause pain and itching

  • Health Tip: Food Allergies Can Be Deadly
    (02-Feb-2006)
    Be sure to check ingredient labels carefully

  • Influenza Resistant to Two Antiviral Drugs
    (02-Feb-2006)
    Almost all samples of virus not affected by amantadine and rimantadine, CDC says

  • Gas Stoves a Wheezing Hazard for Asthmatic Kids
    (01-Feb-2006)
    The problem seems largely limited to children in multi-family dwellings, researchers say

  • Gas Stoves a Wheezing Hazard for Asthmatic Kids
    (01-Feb-2006)
    The problem seems largely limited to children in multi-family dwellings, researchers say

  • U.S. Scientists Create Bird Flu Vaccine That Thwarts Deadly Strain
    (01-Feb-2006)
    Genetically engineered vaccine protected mice against the H5N1 virus

  • Health Tip: Before Mold Takes Hold
    (31-Jan-2006)
    Take these precautions

  • Taking Your Temperature? Lay Off the Snacking
    (28-Jan-2006)
    Food and drink beforehand can skew the results, new study finds

  • Scientists Unlock Genetic Information on Bird Flu
    (26-Jan-2006)
    Data could lead to insights on ways to prevent, treat human infections

  • FDA Panel Calls for Ban on Some Asthma Inhalers
    (24-Jan-2006)
    Certain over-the-counter products contain chemical that can damage ozone layer

  • Health Tip: For Some, Pneumonia Vaccine Essential
    (24-Jan-2006)
    Those over 65 should get it with flu inoculation, government recommends

  • Health Tip: Using a Nebulizer
    (23-Jan-2006)
    Easier breathing is the goal

  • Health Tip: 'Outgrowing' Asthma
    (20-Jan-2006)
    It can go away on its own, but there's no guarantee

  • Study Compares Kids' Asthma Drugs
    (19-Jan-2006)
    Inhaled corticosteroids provide more symptom control than a second class of drugs

  • Antiviral Drugs Weak Defense Against Bird Flu Pandemic, Study Finds
    (19-Jan-2006)
    These drugs won't do much to fight 'regular' flu, either, experts say

  • Health Tip: Some Risk to Indoor Pools
    (17-Jan-2006)
    Too much disinfectant can harm lungs

  • Study Compares Asthma Rates Among Hispanics
    (16-Jan-2006)
    Puerto Ricans' death rate from the disease nearly four times that of Mexican-Americans

  • Most Parents Unaware of Common Infant Virus
    (13-Jan-2006)
    RSV is leading cause of infant hospitalization

  • Common Asthma Medication Poses Risk to Black Patients
    (11-Jan-2006)
    Study found likelihood of asthma-related deaths slightly higher with salmeterol

  • Most OTC Cough Syrups Don't Work
    (10-Jan-2006)
    Finding part of new guidelines from chest physicians

  • Most OTC Cough Syrups Don't Work
    (10-Jan-2006)
    Finding comes as part of new guidelines from chest physicians

  • Avian Flu in People May Be More Common Than Thought
    (09-Jan-2006)
    Illness might not be particularly lethal, some experts suggest

  • Trans Fat Food Labels Are Coming
    (30-Dec-2005)
    Starting New Year's Day, labeling also will list potential allergens

  • Minorities Were Slow to Receive Asthma Inhalers
    (30-Dec-2005)
    Study shows how use of new technology may contribute to health-care disparities

  • Health Tip: Warning Signs of an Asthma Attack
    (29-Dec-2005)
    Parents should be alert to wheezing and shortness of breath

  • Minority Children Last to Get New Asthma Technologies
    (23-Dec-2005)
    Study of steroid inhalers finds black and Hispanic kids waited longest

  • Avian Flu Strains Show Resistance to Tamiflu
    (21-Dec-2005)
    Additional drugs may be needed to deal with possible resistant form of the virus

  • Is There a 'Secondhand Smoke' Gene?
    (16-Dec-2005)
    Smoke-linked illness more common in kids with a specific mutation, study found

  • 153 Child Deaths Linked to Flu During 2003-2004 Season
    (14-Dec-2005)
    Many were previously healthy; most were under 6 months old, CDC report finds

  • Vitamin D3 Boosts Asthma Drug Effectiveness
    (09-Dec-2005)
    Preliminary finding suggests it helps patients benefit fom steroids

  • Are U.S. Health Experts Inflating Flu Statistics?
    (09-Dec-2005)
    Journal article claims they are, but CDC expert denies the charge

  • Study: High Allergen Levels in U.S. Homes
    (07-Dec-2005)
    Microscopic particles are found in dust, bedding, floors

  • Study: High Allergen Levels in U.S. Homes
    (07-Dec-2005)
    Microscopic particles are found in dust, bedding, floors

  • FluMist Found Safe in Latest Study
    (06-Dec-2005)
    Two years after intranasal vaccine's introduction to market, new evidence backs its use in healthy people

  • Health Tip: Using a Nasal Spray
    (01-Dec-2005)
    Suggestions on how to breathe easier

  • Cat Allergens May Also Have 9 Lives
    (29-Nov-2005)
    They can trouble asthmatics long after the animal is gone, study finds

  • Cat Allergens May Also Have 9 Lives
    (29-Nov-2005)
    They can trouble asthmatics long after the animal is gone, study finds

  • Vaccinating Birds Might Limit Avian Flu Spread, Research Contends
    (28-Nov-2005)
    But experts don't think the approach is practical in the field

  • Simple Test Gauges Childhood Asthma Control
    (27-Nov-2005)
    The seven-question quiz helps parents and doctors improve treatment

  • Cold Prevention Nothing to Sneeze At
    (24-Nov-2005)
    'Tis the season for congestion, but simple precautions can help, experts say

  • Asthma Symptoms May Be Set By Age 6
    (23-Nov-2005)
    Study finds wheezing patterns don't change much over next 10 years

  • Kids May Outgrow Tree Nut Allergy
    (22-Nov-2005)
    About 1 in 10 lose their allergy to cashews, pistachios or other tree nuts, study found

  • Checklist Helps Asthmatics Choose Health Care
    (19-Nov-2005)
    Guide helps those with allergies, asthma find a plan to fit their needs

  • Checklist Helps Asthmatics Choose Health Care
    (19-Nov-2005)
    Guide helps those with allergies, asthma find a plan to fit their needs

  • Allergists Provide Better Asthma Care
    (18-Nov-2005)
    Patient survey finds they beat primary-care doctors in controlling symptoms

  • Allergists Provide Better Asthma Care
    (18-Nov-2005)
    Patient survey finds they beat primary-care doctors in controlling symptoms

  • Health Tip: Flu Can Kill
    (18-Nov-2005)
    But the vaccine is not for everyone

  • Bird Flu Triggers Immune System 'Storm'
    (11-Nov-2005)
    H5N1 virus spurs massive, and potentially deadly, inflammatory reaction, scientists say

  • Could a House Plant Clean the Air?
    (10-Nov-2005)
    As English ivy climbs, airborne contaminants fall, study finds

  • Could a House Plant Clean the Air?
    (10-Nov-2005)
    As English ivy climbs, airborne contaminants fall, study finds

  • Flu Vaccine Should Be Plentiful: CDC Chief
    (10-Nov-2005)
    But local officials are reporting shortages

  • Hair Bleach May Trigger Asthma
    (09-Nov-2005)
    Stylists' long-term exposure may also lead to rhinitis, study finds

  • Hair Bleach May Trigger Asthma
    (09-Nov-2005)
    Stylists' long-term exposure may also lead to rhinitis, study finds

  • Anti-Allergy Pill Still Not as Effective as Injections
    (07-Nov-2005)
    Review of studies finds oral meds more patient-friendly, however

  • Special Diet Curbs Colic
    (07-Nov-2005)
    Banning wheat, milk, eggs, soy, nuts and fish lessened crying time for breast-fed infants

  • Anti-Allergy Pill Still Not as Effective as Injections
    (07-Nov-2005)
    Review of studies finds oral meds more patient-friendly, however

  • Survey Finds Asthma Communication Gap
    (07-Nov-2005)
    Doctors and patients need to talk more about treatment, poll finds

  • Barriers Exist to Optimal Asthma Treatment
    (07-Nov-2005)
    They include preferred drug lists and preauthorization policies, studies find

  • Insect Sting Allergy May Be Undertreated
    (05-Nov-2005)
    Many at-risk patients aren't receiving needed medication, studies find

  • Health Dangers Ease in The Big Easy
    (04-Nov-2005)
    Mold remains the leading threat to those returning to New Orleans, experts say

  • Women More Prone to Asthma Than Men
    (04-Nov-2005)
    Hormone fluctuations may explain the higher rates, study finds

  • Health Dangers Ease in The Big Easy
    (04-Nov-2005)
    Mold remains the leading threat to those returning to New Orleans, experts say

  • U.N. Leader Outlines Bird Flu Fight Strategy
    (03-Nov-2005)
    Stockpiling won't be sufficient, Annan says in laying out seven-point plan

  • U.S. Details Plans to Combat Bird Flu
    (02-Nov-2005)
    20 million doses of vaccine and surveillance networks are part of the strategy

  • Bush Unveils Bird Flu Strategy
    (01-Nov-2005)
    A key would be $1.2 billion for enough vaccine to protect 20 million Americans

  • Kids With Neurological, Neuromuscular Diseases Need Flu Shot
    (01-Nov-2005)
    They're at a higher risk of flu-related respiratory failure, study finds

  • Health Tip: Coughing Can Help During Heart Attack
    (31-Oct-2005)
    It can push blood through your system

  • New Approach Could Speed Creation of Flu Vaccines
    (31-Oct-2005)
    But more research into reverse genetics is needed before widespread use, experts say

  • Asthma Needs to Be Individualized
    (24-Oct-2005)
    New parameters outline the personal touch

  • Seasonal Flu Is the Real and Present Danger
    (24-Oct-2005)
    Despite concern about avian flu, it poses little risk to humans so far, officials say

  • Most Asthmatics Can Boost Symptom Control
    (21-Oct-2005)
    Too many patients suffer needlessly, experts say

  • Flu Shots in Short Supply, So Far
    (20-Oct-2005)
    But U.S. health officials insist there will soon be enough to meet demand

  • Avian Flu Shows Resistance to Tamiflu
    (14-Oct-2005)
    Experts say finding may be cause for concern in face of potential flu pandemic

  • Avian Flu Vaccine Offers Hope Coupled With Questions
    (11-Oct-2005)
    It seems effective, but immunity requires 2 shots and longer time to take effect, researchers say

  • U.S. Not Ready to Handle Massive Flu Outbreak: Report
    (09-Oct-2005)
    As many as 1.9 million Americans could die in a pandemic, document says

  • U.S. Ill Prepared for Massive Flu Outbreak: Report
    (08-Oct-2005)
    As many as 1.9 million Americans could die in a pandemic, document says

  • U.S. Moves to Prepare for Possible Bird Flu Threat
    (07-Oct-2005)
    Steps include vaccines and antiviral drug

  • Health Tip: Makeup May Aggravate Allergies
    (06-Oct-2005)
    Here's how to reduce your risk

  • Many Kids' Asthma Hospitalizations Preventable
    (05-Oct-2005)
    Controlling triggers, taking meds and doctor visits help, study contends

  • 1918 Influenza Genes Similar to Modern Bird Flu
    (05-Oct-2005)
    Common genes may make both strains particularly deadly, experts warn

  • As Waters Recede, New Health Woes Rise
    (30-Sep-2005)
    Survivors of Katrina's and Rita's fury must now battle mold, tainted water

  • As Waters Recede, New Health Woes Rise
    (30-Sep-2005)
    Survivors of Katrina's and Rita's fury must now battle mold, tainted water

  • Insect Sting Allergies Undertreated, Study Finds
    (28-Sep-2005)
    Hospital emergency staff aren't always adhering to expert guidelines

  • Scientists Spot Treatment Target for Severe Asthma
    (22-Sep-2005)
    Curbing immune system compound could ease symptoms, study finds

  • Universal Flu Shots Urged
    (22-Sep-2005)
    City, county health officials also warn that U.S. is ill-prepared for pandemic

  • Flu Vaccine Only Mildly Effective in Elderly
    (21-Sep-2005)
    Second study found growing resistance to antivirals, especially in Asia

  • Long-Term Antibiotic Use May Raise Cold, Flu Risk
    (19-Sep-2005)
    In acne patients, use doubled odds for upper respiratory tract infection

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Other Illnesses
    (18-Sep-2005)
    Patients had higher rates of MS, asthma, arthritis and psoriasis, studies found

  • Health Tip: If Your Child's Sinuses Are Blocked
    (15-Sep-2005)
    Seek treatment to avoid an infection

  • Health Tip: If Your Child's Sinuses Are Blocked
    (15-Sep-2005)
    Seek treatment to avoid an infection

  • Flu Shot Priorities Outlined
    (14-Sep-2005)
    Government to first target high-risk groups, which now include hurricane survivors

  • Give Hay Fever the Heave-Ho This Fall
    (10-Sep-2005)
    Allergy-plagued can defend themselves against ragweed, experts say

  • Health Tip: How to Stop that Hacking Cough
    (07-Sep-2005)
    Drink lots of fluids

  • Health Tip: How to Stop that Hacking Cough
    (07-Sep-2005)
    Drink lots of fluids

  • Health Tip: How to Stop that Hacking Cough
    (07-Sep-2005)
    Drink lots of fluids

  • Dad's the Link for Childhood Asthma
    (01-Sep-2005)
    Researchers find genetic trail leads to fathers

  • CDC: Flu Vaccine Ready for New Season
    (01-Sep-2005)
    Four companies will supply up to 97 million doses, officials say

  • New Flu Vaccine Approved in U.S.
    (31-Aug-2005)
    GlaxoSmithKline's Fluarix increases supply for upcoming season

  • Asthma, Allergies an On-Campus Threat
    (26-Aug-2005)
    But college-bound students can arm themselves, experts say

  • Asthma, Allergies an On-Campus Threat
    (26-Aug-2005)
    But college-bound students can arm themselves, experts say

  • Gene Discovery Gives Clues to Immune Dysfunction
    (24-Aug-2005)
    Material called RNA plays key role in the body's defenses, researchers say

  • Gene Discovery Gives Clues to Immune Dysfunction
    (24-Aug-2005)
    Material called RNA plays key role in the body's defenses, researchers say

  • Butterbur Offers Hay Fever Relief
    (22-Aug-2005)
    Herb works as well as antihistamine, researchers find

  • Health Tip: When to Skip Your Workouts
    (22-Aug-2005)
    If you're sick, they'll do you no good

  • Health Tip: When to Skip Your Workouts
    (22-Aug-2005)
    If you're sick, they'll do you no good

  • Severe Allergies Bring Back-to-School Dangers
    (21-Aug-2005)
    Here are tips on helping children stay safe

  • New Method Identifies Asthma Attack Type
    (18-Aug-2005)
    Gene test is specific for virus-linked flare-ups, study finds

  • New for Back to School: Meningitis, Whooping Cough Vaccines
    (18-Aug-2005)
    They offer stronger protection against two worrisome diseases, experts say

  • Health Tip: Allergic to Drugs?
    (17-Aug-2005)
    Hives, rash, and itchy skin are possible symptoms

  • Germs
    (12-Aug-2005)
    Survey of U.S. teachers finds classrooms crawling with infectious 'bugs'

  • Countries Should Stock up on Anti-Flu Agent
    (12-Aug-2005)
    Zanamivir better than oseltamivir in event of epidemic, researcher says

  • Germs
    (12-Aug-2005)
    Survey of U.S. teachers finds classrooms crawling with infectious 'bugs'

  • Back to School, Back to Germs
    (11-Aug-2005)
    Survey of U.S. teachers finds classrooms crawling with infectious 'bugs'

  • Back to School, Back to Germs
    (11-Aug-2005)
    Survey of U.S. teachers finds classrooms crawling with infectious 'bugs'

  • Majority of Americans Sensitive to at Least One Allergen
    (09-Aug-2005)
    Most common culprits are dust mites, rye grass, ragweed and cockroach, study says

  • Avian Flu Vaccine Not Coming to Your Local Pharmacy
    (09-Aug-2005)
    Top U.S. health official says successful human trials don't translate to immediate use

  • Occupational Asthma on the Rise
    (08-Aug-2005)
    Now one of the most common forms of occupational lung disease, study says

  • Get Ready for Ragweed Season
    (05-Aug-2005)
    Tips on how to survive the onslaught

  • Asthma Drug Helps Kids with Sleep Apnea
    (05-Aug-2005)
    Anti-inflammatory pill an alternative to tonsil removal, researchers say

  • Get Ready for Ragweed Season
    (05-Aug-2005)
    Tips on how to survive the onslaught

  • Researchers Offer Battle Plans to Combat Avian Flu
    (03-Aug-2005)
    Anti-viral drugs and quarantining infected individuals are two keys, studies report

  • Scientists Spot Pollen Perpetrator
    (01-Aug-2005)
    An enzyme interacts with airway cells to help trigger asthma, allergy attacks

  • Scientists Spot Pollen Perpetrator
    (01-Aug-2005)
    An enzyme interacts with airway cells to help trigger asthma, allergy attacks

  • Young Athletes Warned of Asthma's Dangers
    (31-Jul-2005)
    Study linked 61 deaths to sudden attacks during play

  • Traffic Congestion Bad for Babies' Lungs
    (29-Jul-2005)
    Wheezing more common in infants from exhaust-infested neighborhoods

  • Traffic Congestion Bad for Babies' Lungs
    (29-Jul-2005)
    Wheezing more common in infants from exhaust-infested neighborhoods

  • Study Gives Echinacea the Cold Shoulder
    (27-Jul-2005)
    Herbal treatment ineffective in preventing or treating colds, researchers say

  • Did 1918-19 Flu Pandemic Begin Earlier Than Thought?
    (25-Jul-2005)
    Researchers suggest it appeared in NYC months before taking its colossal toll

  • Sesame Allergy a Growing Threat
    (22-Jul-2005)
    Reports of serious reactions are rising globally, experts say

  • Blacks Face Much Higher Asthma Burden
    (22-Jul-2005)
    Study finds they are 12 times more likely to be hospitalized than whites

  • Experts: Improve Efforts Against Animal-Borne Disease
    (18-Jul-2005)
    Mad cow, avian flu and West Nile highlight the threat, report says

  • Asthma, Allergy Genes May Ward Off Brain Tumors
    (15-Jul-2005)
    One mutation cut glioblastoma risk by 40 percent, study found

  • Chewable Antihistamine Approved for Adults, Children
    (15-Jul-2005)
    Dissolves quickly without water

  • Asthma, Allergy Genes May Ward Off Brain Tumors
    (15-Jul-2005)
    One mutation cut glioblastoma risk by 40 percent, study found

  • For Many, Work is a Real Pain
    (13-Jul-2005)
    Three out of 10 employees suffer on-the-job discomfort, survey finds

  • FDA Panel: Asthma Drugs Should Stay on Market
    (13-Jul-2005)
    But advisers recommend new safety warning on labeling for one drug, Foradil

  • This Vacation, Send Allergies Packing
    (10-Jul-2005)
    Planning ahead can help keep symptoms at bay this summer

  • This Vacation, Send Allergies Packing
    (10-Jul-2005)
    Planning ahead can help keep symptoms at bay this summer

  • U.S.-Born Mexican-American Kids at Higher Asthma Risk
    (08-Jul-2005)
    Those born in Mexico displayed fewer symptoms, and experts wonder why

  • Health Tip: Treating Croup
    (06-JUL-2005)
    Mild cases can be kept at home

  • Bird Flu Found in Wild Geese in China
    (06-Jul-2005)
    Deadly strain could pose threat to humans, researchers say

  • Summer No Break From Kids' Asthma Care
    (02-JUL-2005)
    Expert suggests ways to combine the fun and the caution

  • Fetal, Childhood Secondhand Smoke Can Spur Asthma
    (01-JUL-2005)
    It may cause nearly one-quarter of adult cases, study finds

  • Health Tip: Asthma at School
    (27-JUN-2005)
    Have a written action plan for your child

  • High-Salt Diet Raises Asthma Risk
    (17-JUN-2005)
    Exercise-induced attacks were more common, study found

  • Health Tip: Taking Care of Blisters
    (15-JUN-2005)
    Pay attention, or they could become infected

  • Black, Hispanic Diabetics Need Better Preventive Care
    (13-JUN-2005)
    Minorities receive fewer flu shots and eye, cholesterol tests, study finds

  • Peanut Allergy Testing, Without the Nuts
    (10-JUN-2005)
    Skin- and blood-based tests are safer and just as accurate, study finds

  • Adult Whooping Cough Vaccine Approved
    (10-JUN-2005)
    Boosts older shots that may have worn off

  • Day-Care Centers a Potent Source of Allergens
    (08-JUN-2005)
    Pet, cockroach, dust mite triggers abound, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Of Mold and Mildew
    (08-JUN-2005)
    Suggestions to keep them at bay

  • Day-Care Centers a Potent Source of Allergens
    (08-JUN-2005)
    Pet, cockroach, dust mite triggers abound, researchers say

  • Processing May Prevent Peanut Peril
    (06-JUN-2005)
    Allergen levels fall after fermentation, scientists say

  • Making Safety Part of Summer Camp Fun
    (06-JUN-2005)
    Experts issue new guidelines to parents, staff

  • Efforts in Infancy May Prevent Childhood Asthma
    (03-JUN-2005)
    Measures cut disease risk by 56 percent, study found

  • New Pertussis Vaccine Effective in Teens, Adults
    (02-JUN-2005)
    All should be vaccinated, researchers say

  • Asthma, Panic Attacks May Be Linked
    (01-JUN-2005)
    The finding might lead to better control of both disorders

  • Health Tip: Allergic to Fido or Fluffy?
    (30-MAY-2005)
    How to control pet allergies

  • Chronic Coughing Takes Emotional Toll
    (27-MAY-2005)
    Cough that lasts for years tied to depression, experts say

  • Adenoid, Tonsil Removal Improves Childhood Asthma
    (26-MAY-2005)
    Study finds dramatic reductions in need for medication after surgery

  • Asthma Tied to Irregular Periods
    (26-MAY-2005)
    Hormones, not medications, may be to blame, study suggests

  • Nitric Oxide Test Helps Monitor Asthma
    (24-MAY-2005)
    It allows for lower doses of medication, study finds

  • Laughter-Induced Asthma No Joke
    (24-MAY-2005)
    56% of asthmatics say the giggles get symptoms going

  • Health Tip: Conquering Celiac Disease
    (24-MAY-2005)
    A gluten-free diet is a lifelong commitment

  • Give Allergies a Spring Cleaning
    (22-MAY-2005)
    Experts offer tips on ridding homes of harmful allergens

  • Give Allergies a Spring Cleaning
    (22-MAY-2005)
    Experts offer tips on ridding homes of harmful allergens

  • Health Tip: Working on Occupational Asthma
    (19-MAY-2005)
    On-the-job suggestions

  • Babies at Celiac Disease Risk Should Wait for Wheat
    (18-MAY-2005)
    Timing of first gluten in diet could help ward off the illness

  • Asthma Doubles Risk Of Pneumococcal Disease
    (18-MAY-2005)
    And the worse the asthma, the greater the threat, study finds

  • Taking Action Against Childhood Asthma
    (13-MAY-2005)
    Parents can arm kids to fight the condition and win

  • Obesity-Linked Lung Stress May Trigger Asthma
    (12-MAY-2005)
    Harvard team spots links between overweight, respiratory trouble

  • Vaccine Industry Needs Shot in the Arm
    (10-MAY-2005)
    Reports find questions about supply, cost and availability

  • Daily Acetaminophen Use May Harm Lungs
    (03-MAY-2005)
    Study finds increased risk for asthma, COPD

  • Whooping Cough Booster Shot Wins Approval
    (03-MAY-2005)
    Also protects against tetanus and diphtheria

  • Health Tip: Itching for Skin Care?
    (27-APR-2005)
    A dermatologist can help

  • Missing Killer Flu Virus Sample Count Not Clear: CDC
    (21-APR-2005)
    Top official estimates two dozen samples still to be found

  • Health Tip: Understanding Cradle Cap
    (20-APR-2005)
    A head rash with hormonal origins

  • U.S. Seeks Cause of Flu Virus Mix-Up
    (14-APR-2005)
    Destruction of dangerous pathogen continues; no reports of illness

  • Some Asthma Sufferers May Not Need Daily Steroids
    (13-APR-2005)
    Those with mild cases might be able to use the drugs as needed, study finds

  • Deadly Flu Virus Mistakenly Sent to Thousands of Labs
    (13-APR-2005)
    Test facilities in 18 countries scramble to destroy 1957 killer 'Asian Flu' virus; U.S. health official says public exposure threat low

  • Health Tip: Help for Hay Fever
    (12-APR-2005)
    Ways to avoid allergy symptoms

  • Asthma Might be Linked to Grandma's Smoking
    (11-APR-2005)
    Grandkids may face double the disease risk, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Ringing in the Ears
    (07-APR-2005)
    What you can do about it

  • Once-Daily Asthma Inhaler Approved
    (01-APR-2005)
    For people age 12 and older

  • Health Tip: Day Care Diseases
    (01-APR-2005)
    Help your child avoid them

  • Health Tip: Can't Smell or Taste?
    (31-MAR-2005)
    You are not alone

  • Human Tests of Avian Flu Vaccine to Begin in U.S.
    (24-MAR-2005)
    d have early results within seven months

  • Football Star Keeps Asthma on the Run
    (23-MAR-2005)
    Jerome Bettis joins public education campaign

  • Science Closing in on Allergy Prevention
    (22-MAR-2005)
    New research tries to find ways to boost immune system early in life

  • Allergy Test Worth Taking
    (22-MAR-2005)
    Study finds it can save health-care dollars, patient confusion

  • Science Closing in on Allergy Prevention
    (22-MAR-2005)
    New research tries to find ways to boost immune system early in life

  • Allergy Test Worth Taking
    (22-MAR-2005)
    Study finds it can save health-care dollars, patient confusion

  • Test Suggests Kids More Prone to Allergies Than Their Parents
    (21-MAR-2005)
    Finding lends credence to belief that allergies, asthma are on the rise

  • Doctors Look to Reintroduce Penicillin Allergy Test
    (21-MAR-2005)
    New company would market skin test that has been unavailable for 18 months

  • New Food Label Law Eagerly Awaited
    (21-MAR-2005)
    But those with food allergies may find even more dietary restrictions with 'plain language' labels

  • Test Suggests Kids More Prone to Allergies Than Their Parents
    (21-MAR-2005)
    Finding lends credence to belief that allergies, asthma are on the rise

  • New Food Label Law Eagerly Awaited
    (21-MAR-2005)
    But those with food allergies may find even more dietary restrictions with 'plain language' labels

  • Study Confirms Effectiveness of Drug for Persistent Asthma
    (20-MAR-2005)
    Analysis of 7 prior studies finds Xolair works with other drugs to reduce number of emergency medical visits

  • Scientists Take to the 'Airways' to Find New Asthma Treatments
    (20-MAR-2005)
    Studies offer future possibilities of treatments other than steroids

  • Armed and Ready for Allergy Season
    (19-MAR-2005)
    Expert offers simple tips to beat back spring symptoms

  • Allergy Medicine Under The Tongue May Be Preferred Method
    (19-MAR-2005)
    Tests show definite advantages over shots, especially for children, researchers say

  • Corticosteroid Treatment Effective for Children's Asthma
    (19-MAR-2005)
    New studies confirm previous ones -- manufactured adrenal cortex steroids work well against asthma attacks

  • Corticosteroid Treatment Effective for Children's Asthma
    (19-MAR-2005)
    New studies confirm previous ones -- manufactured adrenal cortex steroids work well against asthma attacks

  • Allergy Medicine Under The Tongue May Be Preferred Method
    (19-MAR-2005)
    Tests show definite advantages over shots, especially for children, researchers say

  • Household Mold Doubles Child's Asthma Risk
    (18-MAR-2005)
    More evidence moldy homes harm developing immune systems

  • Household Mold Doubles Child's Asthma Risk
    (18-MAR-2005)
    More evidence moldy homes harm developing immune systems

  • Health Tip: Bird Flu Is Nothing To Sneeze At
    (17-MAR-2005)
    Be careful when traveling to affected areas

  • Obesity Ups Child's Asthma Risk
    (15-MAR-2005)
    Breathing problems during sleep may link the two conditions, experts say

  • Health Tip: Prevent Latex Reactions
    (11-MAR-2005)
    Symptoms are avoidable

  • Flying the Infectious Skies?
    (10-MAR-2005)
    Officials could do more to protect passengers from airborne disease, researchers contend

  • Flying the Infectious Skies?
    (10-MAR-2005)
    Officials could do more to protect passengers from airborne disease, researchers contend

  • Inner-City Asthma Risk Varies by Location
    (09-MAR-2005)
    Type of home also influences child's risk, study found

  • Childhood Asthma Can Flare Up in Young Adults
    (09-MAR-2005)
    But relapses are usually mild and treatable, study finds

  • Witnessing Violence Can Harm Child's Body, Mind
    (09-MAR-2005)
    Traumatized kids have higher rates of asthma, gastro and other problems, study finds

  • C-section Preemies at Higher Childhood Asthma Risk
    (03-MAR-2005)
    Genes, biology make these children more prone to severe airway trouble

  • Flu Season Hitting Its Peak
    (03-MAR-2005)
    After slow start, widespread activity reported, U.S. officials say

  • Health Tip: Asthma Plan for Kids
    (28-FEB-2005)
    They can be protected at school, too

  • Health Tip: Controlling Mold
    (25-FEB-2005)
    Is it making you sick?

  • Gene Insight May Improve Child Asthma Care
    (24-FEB-2005)
    Kids with worst cases display specific gene profile, researchers say

  • No Evidence Flu Vaccine Works For Toddlers
    (24-FEB-2005)
    More science needed on practice of vaccinating those under 2, report says

  • Health Tip: Dry Skin, Allergy or Something More Serious?
    (18-FEB-2005)
    How to recognize psoriasis

  • Asthma Pill Cuts Intermittent Flare-ups in Kids
    (16-FEB-2005)
    Singulair reduced exacerbations caused by infections, need for corticosteroids

  • Bird Flu Virus Can Cause Human Encephalitis
    (16-FEB-2005)
    Two deaths involving brain inflammation reported in Vietnam

  • Flu Vaccine Doesn't Shield Seniors as Much as Thought
    (14-FEB-2005)
    Study finds mortality rates flat since 80s, despite increased vaccination

  • Health Tip: Rhinitis + Sinusitis = Misery
    (11-FEB-2005)
    Some ways to find relief

  • Flu Shots for Kids Would Protect Many Adults
    (11-FEB-2005)
    Children transmit the virus more readily than any other group of individuals

  • Mouse Allergen Ups Asthma Risk in Inner-City Homes
    (10-FEB-2005)
    High levels of allergen in 84 percent of kids' bedrooms, study finds

  • Mouse Allergen Ups Asthma Risk in Inner-City Homes
    (10-FEB-2005)
    High levels of allergen in 84 percent of kids' bedrooms, study finds

  • Races Respond Differently to Asthma Drugs
    (07-FEB-2005)
    Blacks may require slightly higher doses than whites, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Be Mitey Careful!
    (03-FEB-2005)
    Mites in pet food can cause allergies

  • Hydrocortisone Fights Severe Pneumonia
    (03-FEB-2005)
    The drug could prove a lifeline for very ill patients

  • Tailor Asthma Treatment for Kids
    (02-FEB-2005)
    Study outlines how to tell which medicines to give which child

  • U.S. Moves to Expand Flu Vaccine Supply
    (27-JAN-2005)
    Officials also endorse local efforts to offer shots to all if surplus exists

  • Combo Therapy Gives Asthma Relief
    (20-JAN-2005)
    Offers patients break from bad episodes, researchers say

  • Combo Therapy Gives Asthma Relief
    (20-JAN-2005)
    Offers patients break from bad episodes, researchers say

  • Vitamin Intake During Pregnancy May Affect Respiratory Health of Kids
    (18-JAN-2005)
    But researchers say it's too early to say how changing maternal diet might help

  • Vitamin Intake During Pregnancy May Affect Respiratory Health of Kids
    (18-JAN-2005)
    But researchers say it's too early to say how changing maternal diet might help

  • Flu Vaccine Shortage Is Now a Surplus
    (17-JAN-2005)
    States starting to lift restrictions on who can get a shot

  • Eye Protein Plays Key Role in Allergy Response
    (13-JAN-2005)
    Sets up early stages of inflammatory reaction, study says

  • New Asthma Guidelines Issued for Pregnancies
    (11-JAN-2005)
    Expert panel's recommendations emphasize asthma control

  • Most Aerosal Asthma Therapies Created Equal
    (10-JAN-2005)
    But patients must know how to use them, new guidelines state

  • Chamomile Tea May Have Medicinal Value
    (07-JAN-2005)
    Scientists find ingredient in brew might ease colds, cramps

  • Flu Season a Mild One... So Far
    (07-JAN-2005)
    Experts caution the worst may be yet to come

  • Health Tip: An Herbal Myth?
    (06-JAN-2005)
    Echinacea didn't ease child cold symptoms in study

  • Protein May Protect Against Lung Disease Damage
    (04-JAN-2005)
    Same molecule thought to cause problems may guard against chronic conditions

  • Wintertime No Holiday for Allergy-Prone Kids
    (25-DEC-2004)
    More time indoors spells trouble; simple steps can help

  • Wintertime No Holiday for Allergy-Prone Kids
    (25-DEC-2004)
    More time indoors spells trouble; simple steps can help

  • Health Tip: A Remedy for Perfume Allergy
    (24-DEC-2004)
    Getting rid of it in a whisker

  • New Risk for Asthma, Allergy Found
    (23-DEC-2004)
    Changes in gut bacteria and fungi may increase chances of problems

  • New Risk for Asthma, Allergy Found
    (23-DEC-2004)
    Changes in gut bacteria and fungi may increase chances of problems

  • Asthma Shouldn't Spoil Winter Fun
    (19-DEC-2004)
    Experts offer tips on safe cold weather exercise

  • Loosening of Flu Shot Restrictions Urged
    (17-DEC-2004)
    Government panel seeks wider immunizations in areas with enough vaccine

  • Spray Approved for Nasal Polyps
    (16-DEC-2004)
    Treats benign growths that obstruct breathing

  • Spray Approved for Nasal Polyps
    (16-DEC-2004)
    Treats benign growths that obstruct breathing

  • U.S. Meeting Demand For Flu Shots... So Far
    (16-DEC-2004)
    Mild start to season, lack of demand easing potential problems, officials say

  • Health Tip: Dry Winter Air
    (13-DEC-2004)
    It's not good for your nose and throat

  • Some Expert Advice on Warding Off the Common Cold
    (11-DEC-2004)
    One key: Frequent handwashing, doctors say

  • Steroids Critical to Asthma Management
    (10-DEC-2004)
    Those who miss doses likelier to be hospitalized, study finds

  • Keep the Holidays Safe for Kids
    (09-DEC-2004)
    Expert offers tips on fire safety, food allergies, choking hazards

  • Indoor Pool Air May Pose Hazard to Kids
    (08-DEC-2004)
    Their lungs could be harmed by chlorine byproducts, study says

  • U.S. Imports 1.2 Million More Flu Shots
    (07-DEC-2004)
    German-made vaccine procured under investigational drug application

  • Farm Kids Fare Better on Asthma Front
    (03-DEC-2004)
    They wheeze less than peers in cities, other rural areas

  • Steps to Steer Clear of Colds and Flu
    (03-DEC-2004)
    Tips include lots of hand washing and plenty of rest

  • Steps to Steer Clear of Colds and Flu
    (03-DEC-2004)
    Tips include lots of hand washing and plenty of rest

  • Health Tip: Anaphylaxis
    (30-NOV-2004)
    An allergic reaction that can be deadly

  • Allergic to the Holidays?
    (29-NOV-2004)
    Seasonal triggers can spark reactions; here's help

  • Health Tip: Brrr... It's Cold
    (29-NOV-2004)
    So dress warmly

  • Health Tip: Stranded in Snow
    (29-NOV-2004)
    Suggestions on how to wait it out

  • Allergic to the Holidays?
    (29-NOV-2004)
    Seasonal triggers can spark reactions; here's help

  • Allergic to the Holidays?
    (29-NOV-2004)
    Seasonal triggers can spark reactions; here's help

  • Breathing Easier Through the Holidays
    (27-NOV-2004)
    Asthma, allergy control key to enjoying yuletide cheer

  • Breathing Easier Through the Holidays
    (27-NOV-2004)
    Asthma, allergy control key to enjoying yuletide cheer

  • Breathing Easier Through the Holidays
    (27-NOV-2004)
    Asthma, allergy control key to enjoying yuletide cheer

  • Breathing Easier Through the Holidays
    (27-NOV-2004)
    Asthma, allergy control key to enjoying yuletide cheer

  • Give Colds the Cold Shoulder This Season
    (26-NOV-2004)
    There are simple ways to stay virus-free

  • Stress Raises Asthma Risk in Children
    (24-NOV-2004)
    Attacks come two days, then six weeks after stressful event

  • Education Campaigns Cut Antibiotic Use
    (23-NOV-2004)
    Better public awareness may stem resistance to drugs

  • Education Campaigns Cut Antibiotic Use
    (23-NOV-2004)
    Better public awareness may stem resistance to drugs

  • Health Tip: Cold or Allergy?
    (16-NOV-2004)
    How to tell the difference

  • Drugs May Not Protect Against Cat Allergies
    (16-NOV-2004)
    Study finds not enough contain recommended doses

  • Health Tip: Cold or Allergy?
    (16-NOV-2004)
    How to tell the difference

  • Faster Allergy Immunotherapy Proves Effective
    (15-NOV-2004)
    New method deemed safe and increases compliance among patients

  • Teens With Asthma Feel Isolated
    (15-NOV-2004)
    They feel self-conscious, left out of activities

  • Vaccine Stops Food Allergy in Dogs
    (12-NOV-2004)
    Study provides hope for human sufferers

  • Respiratory Problems Plague Kids With Asthma
    (12-NOV-2004)
    Winter a particularly tough time for these patients

  • Vaccine Stops Food Allergy in Dogs
    (12-NOV-2004)
    Study provides hope for human sufferers

  • Eating Peanuts May Stop Peanut Allergy Return
    (09-NOV-2004)
    Recurrence rate lowest in those who challenge

  • Eating Peanuts May Stop Peanut Allergy Return
    (09-NOV-2004)
    Recurrence rate lowest in those who challenge

  • Flu Shot Decisions to Be Made Locally
    (09-NOV-2004)
    More vaccine being shipped to states, federal officials say

  • New Method Could Stretch Flu Vaccine Supply
    (03-NOV-2004)
    Won't work for elderly and for this season, though

  • Melatonin Helps Asthmatics Sleep More Soundly
    (02-NOV-2004)
    Counteracts effects of steroids that are often used for condition

  • Annual Flu Shot a Lifesaver for the Elderly
    (02-NOV-2004)
    Consecutive vaccines have cumulative effect, study finds

  • Allergies Can Crop Up Indoors
    (30-OCT-2004)
    Tips on how to protect children from irritants in home

  • Allergy, Asthma Risk Shows Up in Umbilical Cord Blood
    (28-OCT-2004)
    High levels of allergen antibodies linked to increased risk of problems

  • Allergy, Asthma Risk Shows Up in Umbilical Cord Blood
    (28-OCT-2004)
    High levels of allergen antibodies linked to increased risk of problems

  • U.S. Eyes 5 Million Imported Flu Shots
    (28-OCT-2004)
    Additional foreign vaccines would bring total to 66 million amid shortage

  • Extreme Heat Can Degrade Mail-Order Drugs
    (27-OCT-2004)
    Researchers advise against leaving them in hot cars, mailboxes

  • Over-the-Counter Drugs Cut Cost of Colds
    (26-OCT-2004)
    Study finds they reduce unnecessary doctor visits, lost days of work

  • Heartburn Drugs Linked to Pneumonia
    (26-OCT-2004)
    The longer you use them, the greater the risk, study finds

  • Web Not Always Safe Health Source for Some
    (21-OCT-2004)
    Doesn't help people with diabetes and other chronic diseases change behavior

  • One Million More Doses of FluMist On The Way
    (21-OCT-2004)
    Government says total vaccine supply now at 61 million doses

  • Gene Variant Offers Asthma Protection
    (20-OCT-2004)
    Not having it increases odds of having breathing disorder

  • Experts Urge Simple Steps to Prevent Colds, Flu
    (20-OCT-2004)
    Campaign gains added urgency in wake of vaccine shortage

  • Experts Urge Simple Steps to Prevent Colds, Flu
    (20-OCT-2004)
    Campaign gains added urgency in wake of vaccine shortage

  • U.S. Secures Another 2.6 Million Flu Vaccines
    (19-OCT-2004)
    Still leaves the nation well short of needed doses

  • The Truth About Colds and Flu
    (16-OCT-2004)
    Experts help you sift through misconceptions

  • U.S. Says No More Flu Vaccine
    (15-OCT-2004)
    Supplies from Chiron factory in England can't be salvaged, health officials say

  • Sinus Infections Crop Up in Autumn
    (14-OCT-2004)
    Fall marks start of more than cold and flu season

  • Sinus Infections Crop Up in Autumn
    (14-OCT-2004)
    Fall marks start of more than cold and flu season

  • Early Forecast: Flu Season Could be Harsh
    (14-OCT-2004)
    But existing vaccine supplies are good match for predominant strain, some experts say

  • Having Siblings Cuts Asthma Risk
    (12-OCT-2004)
    Kids with brothers, sisters less likely to have it

  • Air Pollution, Secondhand Smoke Pose Risks for Children
    (12-OCT-2004)
    Babies as young as 1 experience trouble breathing, study finds

  • Flu Shots Will Be Earmarked for Neediest
    (12-OCT-2004)
    CDC says it will allocate vaccine yet to be shipped

  • Many Make Mistakes with Asthma Medication
    (11-OCT-2004)
    Only half shake inhaler before use, study finds

  • FDA Denies Knowing Extent of Flu Vaccine Production Problems
    (11-OCT-2004)
    Top official says agency didn't realize British plant would be shut

  • Bed Covers Cut Down on Dust Mites
    (08-OCT-2004)
    Impermeable bedding benefits people with allergic asthma

  • Health Tip: If You Have Asthma
    (08-OCT-2004)
    Here's how your body reacts

  • Bed Covers Cut Down on Dust Mites
    (08-OCT-2004)
    Impermeable bedding benefits people with allergic asthma

  • Bed Covers Cut Down on Dust Mites
    (08-OCT-2004)
    Impermeable bedding benefits people with allergic asthma

  • Flu Shots Scarce Even for Most Vulnerable
    (07-OCT-2004)
    Only 55 million doses for 95 million people at risk

  • Health Tip: What Qualifies as Hypoallergenic?
    (06-OCT-2004)
    It's up to product makers to decide

  • Flu Shot Shortage: What Can You Do?
    (06-OCT-2004)
    CDC says most vulnerable should go to front of line; dilution proposed

  • Sudden Flu Shot Shortage Stuns U.S.
    (05-OCT-2004)
    Supplier halted; talk moves to rationing remaining doses

  • Coping With the Common Cold
    (03-OCT-2004)
    Pain relievers, decongestants and even chicken soup remain treatment staples

  • Flu Shots in Separate Seasons Still Protect Toddlers
    (03-OCT-2004)
    Study finds one in spring, another in fall easier than two a month apart in fall

  • Allergen-Free Homes Won't Stop Kids' Asthma
    (30-SEP-2004)
    Study counters belief that it results from dander, dust exposure

  • Allergen-Free Homes Won't Stop Kids' Asthma
    (30-SEP-2004)
    Study counters belief that it results from dander, dust exposure

  • More Clues to Cause of Asthma
    (27-SEP-2004)
    Researchers identify new T-cell that reduces airway inflammation in mice

  • More Clues to Cause of Asthma
    (27-SEP-2004)
    Researchers identify new T-cell that reduces airway inflammation in mice

  • Shots Urged as Flu Rates Rise
    (23-SEP-2004)
    Experts say it's especially true for the most vulnerable

  • Asthma Can Prove Fatal for Young Athletes
    (22-SEP-2004)
    Kids with the disease need to take precautions on and off the playing field

  • Steroid Tames Mild Cases of Croup
    (22-SEP-2004)
    But most mild cases would get better on their own anyway, doctors note

  • Breast Milk Cuts Asthma Risk for Kids
    (21-SEP-2004)
    Offers protection for first four years of life, study says

  • Breast Milk Cuts Asthma Risk for Kids
    (21-SEP-2004)
    Offers protection for first four years of life, study says

  • Dumbing Down Allergies
    (20-SEP-2004)
    New book offers practical guidance to allergy, asthma sufferers

  • Dumbing Down Allergies
    (20-SEP-2004)
    New book offers practical guidance to allergy, asthma sufferers

  • Dumbing Down Allergies
    (20-SEP-2004)
    New book offers practical guidance to allergy, asthma sufferers

  • White Blood Cells Play Role in Asthma
    (16-SEP-2004)
    Identifying action of eosinophils could lead to new treatment for the disease

  • Health Tip: Whipping Whooping Cough
    (15-SEP-2004)
    How to know when that persistent cough is more than just annoying

  • Flu Hospitalizations on the Rise
    (14-SEP-2004)
    Aging population and more virulent strains to blame, study finds

  • Ground Zero Workers File Billion-Dollar Health Lawsuit
    (13-SEP-2004)
    Suit blames Twin Towers' owners for exposure to allegedly toxic conditions

  • Alternative Remedy for Allergies
    (10-SEP-2004)
    Homeopathic treatments help sleep, reduce symptoms

  • Alternative Remedy for Allergies
    (10-SEP-2004)
    Homeopathic treatments help sleep, reduce symptoms

  • Smog Impedes Kids' Lung Development
    (08-SEP-2004)
    California pollution stems growth at most crucial age

  • Smog Impedes Kids' Lung Development
    (08-SEP-2004)
    California pollution stems growth at most crucial age

  • Routine Flu Shots for Toddlers Feasible
    (08-SEP-2004)
    Doctors surveyed said those aged 12 to 35 months could be vaccinated

  • Health Tip: Managing Food Allergies
    (07-SEP-2004)
    Avoidance is best

  • Health Tip: Managing Food Allergies
    (07-SEP-2004)
    Avoidance is best

  • Planning Ahead Helps Control Asthma in Children
    (06-SEP-2004)
    Emergencies less likely if parents monitor symptoms steadily, study finds

  • Bird Flu Found to Sicken Cats
    (02-SEP-2004)
    Finding raises worries about transmission to humans

  • Know How to Tame Asthma
    (30-AUG-2004)
    Many patients unaware of national treatment guidelines

  • Know How to Tame Asthma
    (30-AUG-2004)
    Many patients unaware of national treatment guidelines

  • Contamination Will Delay Some Flu Shots
    (27-AUG-2004)
    CDC expects half of doses to be a month late

  • Cleaners, Solvents May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk
    (26-AUG-2004)
    Household products add to indoor air pollution, study finds

  • Flu Shows Resistance to Popular Drug
    (26-AUG-2004)
    Tamiflu incidence higher than thought, but maker cites faults with study

  • Digestive Allergic Disorder Rising in Kids
    (25-AUG-2004)
    Eosinophilic esophagitis mimics gastric reflux

  • Smokers Fill Rooms With Toxins, Study Finds
    (25-AUG-2004)
    Airborne endotoxins hundreds of times higher in smoky environments

  • Breathing Easy When School Starts
    (20-AUG-2004)
    Students need to avoid asthma and allergy triggers when they return to classes

  • Breathing Easy When School Starts
    (20-AUG-2004)
    Students need to avoid asthma and allergy triggers when they return to classes

  • Parents Miss Some Effective Asthma Steps
    (17-AUG-2004)
    Many who try to get rid of allergens do the wrong things

  • Parents Miss Some Effective Asthma Steps
    (17-AUG-2004)
    Many who try to get rid of allergens do the wrong things

  • Vitamin E Thwarts Colds in the Elderly
    (17-AUG-2004)
    But it's not effective against lower respiratory infections, such as pneumonia

  • Vitamin E Thwarts Colds in the Elderly
    (17-AUG-2004)
    But it's not effective against lower respiratory infections, such as pneumonia

  • Stopping Pollen in Its Tracks
    (16-AUG-2004)
    Blocking cream may reduce allergies, study suggests

  • Stopping Pollen in Its Tracks
    (16-AUG-2004)
    Blocking cream may reduce allergies, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Anatomy of a Sneeze
    (13-AUG-2004)
    Involves lots of muscles working together

  • Health Tip: Anatomy of a Sneeze
    (13-AUG-2004)
    Involves lots of muscles working together

  • Last Year's Flu Shot Imperfect But Effective
    (12-AUG-2004)
    CDC finds it gave more protection than experts had thought

  • Health Tip: Bad Bee Stings
    (11-AUG-2004)
    Reactions could be serious

  • Sting of Bug Bites Can Linger Into Adulthood
    (11-AUG-2004)
    But allergy shots can protect for up to 20 years

  • Biofeedback Helps Asthmatics Breathe Easier
    (11-AUG-2004)
    Use of it reduces use of inhaled steroids, study finds

  • Lung Trouble Looms for Young Asthmatics
    (10-AUG-2004)
    Study finds 20% lost some lung function over 5 years

  • New Allergy Vaccine Shows Promise
    (09-AUG-2004)
    Genetically modified pollen does the trick for sufferers

  • Health Tip: Wildfire Smoke
    (29-JUL-2004)
    It can damage your health

  • Anthrax Attack Can Now Be Detected Quickly
    (29-JUL-2004)
    Symptoms, X-rays distinguish inhalation form when time is crucial

  • U.S. Getting Point About Vaccinating Kids
    (29-JUL-2004)
    CDC reports record-high childhood immunization rates

  • Bill Will Force Food Labels to List Allergens
    (21-JUL-2004)
    House passes bill mandating plain English

  • Steer Clear of Sneezing This Summer
    (17-JUL-2004)
    Experts offer tips for allergy, asthma sufferers

  • Steer Clear of Sneezing This Summer
    (17-JUL-2004)
    Experts offer tips for allergy, asthma sufferers

  • Health Tip: Air Pollution
    (15-JUL-2004)
    People with lung problems most susceptible

  • Health Tip: Ozone Pollution
    (14-JUL-2004)
    You can make a difference

  • Kiwi a Significant Food Allergen
    (13-JUL-2004)
    Severe reactions seen in some who eat exotic fruit

  • Tests Sniff Out Trace Elements of Nuts
    (13-JUL-2004)
    Help for those whose allergies can be dangerous

  • Kiwi a Significant Food Allergen
    (13-JUL-2004)
    Severe reactions seen in some who eat exotic fruit

  • Asthma Needs Right Treatment
    (12-JUL-2004)
    Many patients don't receive proper drugs

  • Asthmatics Have Higher COPD Risk
    (12-JUL-2004)
    Study finds chances are 12 times higher

  • Blood Test Predicts Kids' Food Allergies
    (09-JUL-2004)
    Helps decide whether to reintroduce offending items

  • Pet Allergens Found in All U.S. Homes
    (08-JUL-2004)
    Even those that don't have animals, study finds

  • Pet Allergens Found in All U.S. Homes
    (08-JUL-2004)
    Even those that don't have animals, study finds

  • A Little Dust Could Be Good for Tender Skin
    (07-JUL-2004)
    Bacterial toxin in house dust may protect infants from eczmea

  • Early Vitamin Use May Boost Risk of Asthma, Food Allergy
    (06-JUL-2004)
    Study found infants, toddlers given them more likely to have problems by 3

  • Early Vitamin Use May Boost Risk of Asthma, Food Allergy
    (06-JUL-2004)
    Study found infants, toddlers given them more likely to have problems by 3

  • Cough Syrup Doesn't Help Kids -- or Parents
    (06-JUL-2004)
    Study finds OTC products don't help either sleep

  • Cough Syrup Doesn't Help Kids -- or Parents
    (06-JUL-2004)
    Study finds OTC products don't help either sleep