Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination drug therapy aimed at opening the airways and reducing inflammation appears to be the best treatment for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), especially those with asthma, a new study finds.

Chest Radiation May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding chest radiation to chemotherapy allows some people with small-cell lung cancer to live longer and cuts recurrence rates by nearly 50 percent, European researchers report.

Few Students With Asthma, Allergies Have School Emergency Plan

FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too few students with asthma and food allergies have emergency plans in place at school, which can leave the schools inadequately prepared in a health crisis, a new survey finds.

Tear Gas Health Effects May Last Weeks

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tear gas can cause health problems that may last for weeks, and can also impact a wider area than targeted, two new studies find.

Smoking Before Fatherhood May Raise Asthma Risk in Kids: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who smoke before becoming a parent may put their children at increased risk for asthma, a new study suggests.

Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk: Study

SUNDAY, Sept. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who sleep on animal fur may be less likely to develop asthma later in childhood, new research suggests.

Single-Dose, Injected Flu Treatment Shows Promise

SATURDAY, Sept. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new single-dose, injected drug appears safe and effective at helping ease flu symptoms, two new studies show.

Health Tip: Things That Can Trigger Asthma

(HealthDay News) -- You're asthmatic and so is your best friend. But the things that trigger your asthma can be very different.

Number of Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs Tripled in 2 Years

MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than a quarter-million middle and high school students who were non-smokers say they used an electronic cigarette last year -- a threefold increase from 2011, a new U.S. study says.

New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug shows promise in treating respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading cause of pneumonia in infants, researchers report.