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Study questions role of vitamin D in asthma

Giving people with asthma andlow vitamin D levels extra doses of the vitamin doesn't do muchto help their lungs, a new study...

Illinois health officials say 3rd U.S. MERS case not infectious

An Illinois man who had tested positivefor antibodies to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus inhis blood is no longer...

Foreign doctors, nurses in Saudi Arabia could take MERS global

The biggest risk that Middle EastRespiratory Syndrome will become a global epidemic, ironically,may lie with globe-trotting...

Study ties breathing problems, asthma to bone loss

People with asthma-related breathing problems may be at increased risk for bone loss, according to a new study. The study...

U.S. EPA defends enforcement plan to focus on biggest polluters

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's plan to focus on cracking down on just the largest polluters will deliver "lasting...

Stress in pregnancy linked to children's asthma risk

Stress during pregnancy brought on by events like divorce, job loss or death of a loved one appears to be linked to an increased...

England wheezes through haze of Saharan dust cloud

It has shrouded England's most famous monuments for days, prompted a rash of calls to the emergency services over health...

'Spring Allergy Capitals' report released for 2014; Louisville, Kentucky tops list

The 12th annual "Spring Allergy Capitals" report was released today by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)....

Smoking bans cut premature births and child asthma attacks

Banning smoking in public places has helped to cut premature births by 10 percent, according to new research from the United...

China's face mask industry under scrutiny as pollution worsens

Chinese citizens are feverishly snapping up face masks as worsening air pollution fuels a multi-million dollar industry where...

Polluted air linked to 7 million deaths in 2012 - WHO

Air pollution killed about 7 million people in 2012, making it the world's single biggest environmental health risk, the...

Removing mold may reduce adult asthma risk

Mold exposure in the home raises the risk of asthma symptoms in middle age, according to a new study from Australia. The...

Chinese insurer offers Beijing residents cover against smog

A state-owned Chinese insurer will offer residents of Beijing insurance cover against health risks caused by air pollution,...

Rivals race to develop new biotech asthma drugs

Rival firms are racing to develop injectable biotech asthma drugs for patients with severe disease who don't respond well...

Police sent to enforce car ban as Paris battles smog

France deployed hundreds of police in Paris on Monday to enforce the most drastic curbs on car use in 20 years as authorities...

Hundreds of foods in U.S. contain "ADA" plastics chemical -report

Nearly 500 foods found on grocery store shelves in the United States, including many foods labeled as "healthy," contain...

Brussels sues Britain over dirty-air breach

The European Commission is taking legal action accusing Britain of exceeding limits on air pollution from traffic, forcing...

Calif. lawmaker proposes warning labels for sugary drinks

All sodas and other sugar-sweetened drinks sold in California would be required to carry warning labels for obesity, diabetes...

Study links steroid-dependent asthma to depression

People with severe asthma who rely on prednisone are more than three times more likely to be depressed than those with severe...

'Marlboro Man' who later warned against smoking dies of lung disease

Eric Lawson, one of several actors who depicted the "Marlboro Man" cowboy in a long-running series of cigarette ads for Philip...

China pollution wafting across Pacific to blanket U.S.: study

Pollution from China travels in large quantities across the Pacific Ocean to the United States, a new study has found, making...

Saliva reveals asthmatic kids' smoke exposure

Asthmatic children who are exposed to cigarette smoke are more likely to make repeat trips to the hospital for breathing...

U.S. wildfire smoke poses health hazards: report

Massive clouds of smoke spewed from U.S. wildfires raging ever more intensely in recent summers send soot, carbon monoxide...

Kids with asthma still exposed to secondhand smoke

Despite public health campaigns, too many people are still smoking around little kids with asthma, say U.S. researchers....

Skipping meds linked to more hospital visits for kids

Kids and teens with asthma and type 1 diabetes often don't take their medication as prescribed, and those that skip doses...

Probiotics linked to lower risk of allergies for kids

Babies whose mothers take probiotics while pregnant and those who are given the so-called "good bacteria" supplements early...

Asthma more common, severe among obese kids: study

Overweight and obese children are more likely to be diagnosed with asthma, according to a new study - and when they do have...

Kids' asthma more likely to linger with pet allergies

Though many children with asthma eventually grow out of the condition, a severe case in childhood or allergies to furry animals...

Antibiotics in infancy linked to eczema

In a new review of previous research, children who took antibiotics in their first year of life were about 40 percent more...

Evidence thin on osteopathic manipulation for kids

There is no clear evidence that osteopathic manipulation helps treat kids and teenagers with a range of ailments from asthma...

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