Could Blowing Your Horn Cut Your Odds for Sleep Apnea?

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Playing a wind instrument may reduce your risk of sleep apnea, a new study suggests.

Why Ringing in the Ears May Be Hard to Treat

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Tinnitus is associated with surprisingly wide-ranging brain activity, researchers report, and this may be why the hearing disorder is hard to treat.

Vaccine Spurs Immune Response to Fight Aggressive Cancers in Mice

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a step toward personalized vaccines against cancer, scientists report they have developed an immune-system therapy that knocks out several types of aggressive tumors in mice.

Bird Flu Poses Little Threat to People: CDC

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The bird flu outbreak that has resulted in the slaughter of millions of chickens and turkeys in the United States has little chance of sickening humans, federal health officials said Wednesday.

Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified a gene that affects whether children with asthma respond to corticosteroids.

5.3 Million Chickens To Be Killed After Bird Flu Outbreak at Iowa Farm

TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bird flu has been detected on an Iowa farm with a flock of about 5 million chickens, bringing the total number of chickens and turkeys affected by the virus to nearly 8 million nationwide.

Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer patients with less income and education are more likely to die within 30 days of cancer surgery than those with more education and money, a new study finds.

Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Lung Cancer

SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that boosts the immune system's cancer-fighting potential is showing early promise for some patients with advanced lung cancer.

Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a discovery that could eventually shed light on some diseases that plague modern society, a tribe in a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Venezuela appears to have the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever found.

Gene Variation Could Spur Longer Smoking, Earlier Cancer

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A gene variation associated with smoking longer and getting lung cancer at a younger age has been identified by researchers.