Researchers have identified a biological pathway that may play a direct role in human asthma and airway hyper-responsiveness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A physical therapy program of 7 to 10 days notably improved the quality of life in COPD patients in a recent study.
New research suggests that flu shots may be more effective when people get them in the morning as opposed to the afternoon.
Increased susceptibility to airway bacteria caused by an immune system defect may explain why patients with COPD experience persistent lung inflammation and disease progression even after they stop smoking.
Research has not shown a strong case for telemedicine as a means to improve quality of life for patients with COPD, says a new article in the International Journal of COPD.
As World Asthma Day (May 3) approaches, experts outline the growing problem of asthma and lung diseases as a result of air pollution.
In a recent study, immunotherapy tablets for dust mite allergy reduced the risk of an attack in individuals with moderate to severe asthma.
New research shows higher levels of antibody against a neuraminidase, a flu surface protein, are better predictors of protection against flu infection and its side effects.
International tobacco control experts are prompting FDA regulators to have a more "open-minded" perspective in regards to regulating vaporized nicotine products, including e-cigarettes.
PremieBreathe, a portable infant respiratory device, is being developed by students at Yale University to help treat premature infants in the developing world.
Scientists have used a novel gene therapy to halt the progression of pulmonary hypertension, a form of high blood pressure in the lung blood vessels that is linked to heart failure.
Blocking a certain signaling molecule can relieve symptoms such as mucus production, swelling, and constriction of the airways in the lungs, a discovery that may potentially improve asthma treatment.
In support of World Asthma Day, May 3, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) is calling for more collaborative action in asthma treatment.
A Yale University study suggests that death in older adults from the influenza virus may primarily be caused by a damaging immune response to the flu and not the virus itself.
The US FDA has approved Bevespi Aerosphere inhalation aerosol indicated for the long-term, maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with COPD.