Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare should cover low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening for people at high risk for the disease, a coalition of more than 60 patient and medical groups says.

Health Tip: Help Keep Germs at Bay

(HealthDay News) -- If you want to avoid sneezes, sniffles and other signs of colds and flu, there are things you can do to help stop the spread of germs.

Lung Infections May Hamper Ability to Detect Lung Cancer

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A test used to diagnose lung cancer may not be as reliable in geographic regions where certain lung infections are more common, a new analysis says.

Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fear of losing your job can increase the risk for developing asthma, according to a new European study.

Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women appear to have an unusually strong immune response to the flu, according to a new study.

Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Coupled with worldwide marches demanding action on climate change, a new study warns that rising temperatures and altered weather patterns in the United States may soon exacerbate many existing health risks.

Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians are urging that all children aged 6 months and older be vaccinated for the upcoming flu season.

Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says

SATURDAY, Sept. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As flu season approaches, the best way to stay healthy and avoid infection is to get a flu shot and a checkup, according to an infectious disease specialist.

Avian Flu In Harbor Seals Could Infect People

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The avian flu that killed 160 harbor seals in New England in 2011 could be spread through respiratory drops and therefore poses a potential threat to humans, according to a new study.

Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have known that bacterial pneumonia can raise your risk of heart problems, but new research pinpoints why.