Losing Weight May Ease Asthma in Obese People

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Losing weight may help reduce asthma severity in obese adults, a new Canadian study finds.

Virus Mutation Explains Poor Performance of Last Season's Flu Shot: Study

THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The 2014-15 flu vaccine was less effective than expected due to a new mutation in the flu virus, a new study shows.

Lung Scans May Help Track Suspicious Masses, Study Says

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For people with noncancerous lung nodules, which are small masses of tissue, annual CT scans may be all that's needed to monitor their condition, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: When Air Is Unhealthy

(HealthDay News) -- Poor outdoor air quality may spur breathing problems among people with asthma or other respiratory issues.

Millions of Smokers May Have Undiagnosed Lung Disease

MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of long-term smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease, a new study finds.

Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home

THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In nearly 40 percent of U.S. homes with parents who smoke, those parents don't have smoke-free rules in place for their kids, a new study finds.

COPD Patients Less Active, Which Can Worsen Outcomes

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) become less physically active, leading to further declines in their health, a new study shows.

Smoking Blamed for Half of Deaths From Major Cancers in People Over 35

MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About half of U.S. deaths caused by certain cancers -- including lung, colon and pancreatic tumors -- can be attributed to smoking, a new American Cancer Society study estimates.

Asthma Treatments Fail Older Patients More Often: Study

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma treatments, especially inhaled corticosteroids, are less likely to work for older patients, a new study suggests.

Aerobic Exercise Can Help Curb Asthma, Study Shows

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Workouts that really get the heart pumping may help ease asthma in people with the respiratory condition, a new Brazilian study finds.