Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The whooping cough vaccine is safe for pregnant women, a new study indicates.

Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many smokers have symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) even before they've been diagnosed with the lung condition, according to a new study.

Drug Protects Lung Function in Kids With Sickle Cell: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with sickle cell disease may breathe easier when they're given hydroxyurea -- an effective, but underused, drug for the disease, new research suggests.

Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan

(HealthDay News) -- An asthma action plan can help people with asthma handle an attack quickly and safely.

COPD Discovery Might Improve Treatment

SUNDAY, May 15 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've found a new way to predict how chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will progress, a discovery they believe could improve COPD treatment.

Many COPD Patients Have Trouble Finding Care

FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease face high out-of-pocket costs and other significant barriers to adequate medical care, a new report finds.

Severe Asthma in Childhood Linked to COPD Risk Later

THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Though many children with persistent asthma get better as they get older, some may go on to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in early adulthood, a new study suggests.

Do You Know the 'Hidden' Signs of Asthma?

WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While most people know that wheezing is a sign of asthma, far fewer realize that trouble sleeping or a persistent cough may also be symptoms of the airway disease, a new survey shows.

Health Tip: Climate Change Affects Health

(HealthDay News) -- Climate change and associated extreme weather pose significant threats to human health.

Lung Cancer Surgery Worthwhile for Older Patients

THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older lung cancer patients are surviving longer when they have lung cancer surgery, a new study suggests.