Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests.

MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic fragments of the deadly MERS virus were detected in the air of a barn where an infected camel was kept, a new study says.

Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms

SATURDAY, July 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many young adults don't realize that using hookahs can harm their health, a new study reveals.

Health Tip: Thwart Mold at Home

(HealthDay News) -- Exposure to mold isn't healthy, as it can trigger allergies, asthma and a number of other ills.

Study Finds Many Flu Patients Not Treated Appropriately

THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antiviral drugs aren't prescribed often enough for patients at high risk for flu complications, while too many of them receive unneeded antibiotics, a new study says.

CDC Issues Tough Report on Anthrax Scare

FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials have concluded that it's highly unlikely any lab workers were exposed to live anthrax during a safety mishap last month.

Obesity May Raise Risk of COPD

MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people, particularly those with excess belly fat, may face a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study suggests.

Possible Advance for Some Late-Stage Lung Cancer Patients

MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surgical biopsy is safe for certain late-stage lung cancer patients and could improve their chances of getting treated with newer types of drugs that target cancer-related genetic mutations, a new small study reveals.

Health Tip: Take it Easy on Chemical Cleaners

(HealthDay News) -- Using harsh chemical cleaners can be irritating for people who have asthma, especially children.

New Inhaled Drug Shows Promise Against Asthma, Allergies

WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new inhaled medication has the potential to treat mild asthma and allergies by interrupting the production of an immune system protein that triggers allergic reactions, a new study reports.