Cured Meats Could Aggravate Asthma, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating cured meats such as ham and salami might aggravate asthma, researchers report.

Mothers of Kids With Severe Birth Defects May Have Shorter Lives: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A mother raising a child with a major birth defect may face a higher risk of dying early compared with a mother whose child doesn't have a birth defect, Danish research suggests.

Flu Season's Starting to Rear Its Head

FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Flu season is starting to take hold across the country, and U.S. health officials are urging everyone who hasn't gotten a flu shot yet to get one now.

Health Tip: Who Needs a Flu Shot?

(HealthDay News) -- Debating whether to get a flu shot? With few exceptions, most people will benefit and a few in particular really need the vaccine.

Another Menopause Side Effect: Shortness of Breath?

TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As if hot flashes and night sweats weren't enough, a new study suggests that a woman's lung function seems to decline during menopause.

Where You Live May Determine How You Die

TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People along the southern stretch of the Mississippi River are more likely to die from heart problems than anywhere else in the United States.

Immune-Focused Drug Shows Promise Against Lung Cancer

TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An immunotherapy drug called Tecentriq (atezolizumab) extended the survival of lung cancer patients for several months longer than chemotherapy and caused fewer side effects, according to a new study.

Just 40 Percent of Americans Vaccinated for Flu This Season

MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Only about two out of five Americans had gotten this season's flu shot as of early November, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

Study Sees Link Between Insomnia, Asthma

FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Insomnia is common in adults with asthma and tied to worse asthma control and other health problems, a new study finds.

More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shot, But Improvement Needed

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a flu shot during pregnancy can protect both a mom-to-be and her baby. And while the percentage of pregnant American women who got the vaccine has doubled in recent years, too many still go without the shot, researchers say.