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Exposure to smoke in cars may worsen asthma: study

People with asthma may faceincreased risk from secondhand smoke exposure while riding inthe close quarters of a vehicle,...

North Carolina lawmakers adopt tax on electronic cigarettes

North Carolina, the top U.S.tobacco-producing state, will levy a modest tax on increasinglypopular electronic cigarettes...

Two drugs are better than one for asthma control: study

People with asthma are likely tobenefit from combining medications to manage their symptoms, astrategy that requires doctors...

Measles cases reach 20-year high in the United States - CDC

Measles cases have hit a 20-year high inthe United States, a troubling increase fueled by internationaltravel by people who...

West Africa Ebola outbreak still spreading, "situation serious" -WHO

Guinea's capital Conakry hasrecorded its first new Ebola cases in more than a month, whileother previously unaffected areas...

Top scientists warn WHO not to stub out e-cigarettes

A group of 53 leading scientists haswarned the World Health Organization not to classifye-cigarettes as tobacco products,...

U.S. MERS Patient Did Not Infect Illinois Resident: CDC

U.S. health officials on Wednesdaywalked back their earlier conclusion that a healthcare workerwho traveled from Saudi Arabia...

Quality issues push e-cigarette production to U.S. from China

Some of the leading U.S. producers of electroniccigarettes are moving their manufacturing to the United Statesfrom China...

Good asthma management may stave off kids' anxiety

Children with asthma are no morelikely than their peers to suffer mental health problems -provided their asthma is well-controlled,...

Too little sleep can affect many aspects of young kids' health

In a new study, children whoregularly got too little sleep had worse physical, emotional andsocial health than those who...

Newborns of heavy mothers at risk for breathing problems

Babies of overweight and obesemothers are more likely to have oxygen-deprivation problems atbirth, according to a new study....

Advocates seek probe into ethics of U.S.-funded health study oversight

An advocacy group on Tuesday demandedan investigation into what it called interference by U.S. healthofficials in the oversight...

Texting improves link between sick teens and doctors

Adolescents with chronicdiseases who were allowed to text their doctors were betterequipped to manage their own healthcare...

Vaccines group seeks $7.5 bln to protect 300 million children

The GAVI global vaccines alliance issueda plea on Tuesday for $7.5 billion to help immunize another 300million children against...

E-cigarettes boost quitting success among smokers, study finds

Smokers trying to quit are 60 percentmore likely to report success if they switch to e-cigarettesthan if they use nicotine...

Missouri set to execute inmate who has rare health defect

Missouri is set to executeearly Wednesday a convicted killer whose lawyers have said has arare health condition that could...

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...

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