Asthma News

Prescription Drug Use on the Rise in U.S.
Many adults take 5 or more medications, often for preventable ills, study finds

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

VW Emissions Scandal May Cost 60 U.S. Lives, Study Claims
Added air pollution could take a toll, researchers say, but car company refutes the notion

'Green' Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier
Rates of asthma attacks lower in specially designed buildings

Health Tip: Live Better With Asthma
Take prescribed medication, and create an action plan

Gut Bacteria Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids
Study suggests that antibiotics in infancy might also play a role

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

Secondhand Smoke May Double Risk of Hospitalization for Kids With Asthma
Exposure can worsen symptoms and make the disease more difficult to manage, researchers say

Tai Chi Might Help People With Long-Term Health Conditions
Study shows ancient exercise improves physical ability in those with arthritis, heart failure, emphysema and breast cancer

No Evidence to Support Widespread Screening for COPD: Experts
U.S. panel says efforts should focus on cutting smoking to prevent the deadly respiratory disease