asthma Twitter posts
New research suggests that Twitter may help predict and prevent severe asthma attacks in a community.
aging compound COPD
Advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) accumulate differently in various parts of the body in people with COPD, according to research.
lung liver transplant surgery
Josiah Ferrell, a 25-year-old cystic fibrosis patient, received a dual lung and liver transplant and is the first patient to undergo the procedure in North Texas.
respiratory infection
Higher levels of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) are associated with a higher risk of respiratory infection among older adults independent of renal function.
propeller health
A Dignity Health study indicates that the use of digital health technology is an effective way to improve asthma control.
asthma link heat rain
A University of Maryland School of Public Health study shows that extreme heat and heavy rainfall are associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for asthma patients in Maryland.
scientists asthma treatment study
Researchers have identified a biological pathway that may play a direct role in human asthma and airway hyper-responsiveness.
YKL-40 COPD
Patients with acute exacerbations of COPD had elevated YKL-40 levels, which suggests glycoprotein may have a pathogenic role in the disease, according to a study.
e-cigarette teen use
Britain's leading physician organization has concluded that the nicotine-delivery devices are more likely to benefit, rather than harm, public health, and urged cigarette smokers to switch to the products.
marijuana-plant-500
One in six infants and toddlers admitted to a Colorado hospital with coughing, wheezing and other symptoms of bronchiolitis tested positive for marijuana exposure.
flag-lgbt-rainbow-500
The campaign will target lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young adults ages 18-24, who are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as other young adults.
teva-proair-respiclick-inhaler-500
Teva's ProAir RespiClick (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder is approved to treat bronchospasm in children 4 to 11 years of age with asthma and prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm.
tobacco smoke child
New research reveals that children who live with smokers may end up in the doctor's office or hospital more frequently than kids not exposed to tobacco smoke.
COPD anxiety
University of Toronto researchers show that levels of anxiety are up to three times higher in older adults with COPD than in patients without the condition.
brain injury sleep link
People who have had a concussion or a more severe traumatic brain injury are likely to have sleep problems that continue for at least a year and a half, according to a study.
teen smoking study
A study on teen smoking habits shows that a majority of young smokers do not light up every day and many smoke only a few cigarettes on the days they do smoke.
tropical influenza map
A recently presented study indicates that countries in the tropics and subtropics can be grouped into eight geographical zones despite varying patterns of seasonal influenza activity.
exercise-senior-treadmill-500
A physical therapy program of 7 to 10 days notably improved the quality of life in COPD patients in a recent study.
flu shot timing
New research suggests that flu shots may be more effective when people get them in the morning as opposed to the afternoon.
human metapneunmovirus study
New data shows that human metapneumovirus demonstrated seasonality by beginning in the winter and lasting until spring when compared with influenza and RSV.