Welcome Spring and Still Survive Your Allergies

SUNDAY, March 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you have seasonal allergies, the arrival of spring on Monday is probably less about warmth and flowers and more about itchy eyes and congestion.

Centuries of Climate May Have Shaped Your Nose

THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Love your nose or hate it, you can perhaps blame ancestral climates for how it looks today, new research suggests.

Black Americans More Likely to Skip Flu Shot

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of American adults don't get an annual flu shot, and black Americans are even less likely to do so because of concerns about side effects, researchers report.

U.S. Medical Groups Sound the Alarm on Climate Change

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change is not only an environmental issue, but a major threat to public health, according to 11 U.S. medical societies.

Banishing Asthma-Inducing Mice Allergens on the Cheap

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Professional pest management may not be needed to control asthma in kids with a mouse allergy, researchers say.

City Tax on Cars Cut Pollution, Kids' Asthma Risk

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A tax designed to reduce mid-city traffic in Stockholm, Sweden, was tied to a reduction in asthma attacks in children, a new study suggests.

Asthma Much More Lethal for Black Children, Study Finds

SATURDAY, March 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma attacks can prove deadly to kids, but a new study shows that black American children are six times more likely to die of the illness than their white or Hispanic peers.

Can Mom's Vitamin E Head Off Child's Asthma Risk?

SATURDAY, March 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids born to moms with low levels of vitamin E might be more likely to develop asthma, new research suggests.

FDA Approves New Treatment for Dust Mite Allergies

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new treatment for dust mite allergies has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antiviral drugs to prevent or treat flu during pregnancy doesn't appear to put the health of the fetus at risk, a new study finds.