Number of Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs Tripled in 2 Years

MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than a quarter-million middle and high school students who were non-smokers say they used an electronic cigarette last year -- a threefold increase from 2011, a new U.S. study says.

New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug shows promise in treating respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading cause of pneumonia in infants, researchers report.

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's extremely rare, colds, flu and other minor infections might trigger a strong but brief period of elevated risk for stroke in children, a new study suggests.

Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research reveals that, long ago, sea mammals may have played a role in the global spread of the infectious disease known as tuberculosis.

All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for all pregnant women to get a flu shot.

Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The weeks after a hospital discharge may be a great time to help smokers quit the habit, and one study suggests a particular program might help.

Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk

FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Three common respiratory diseases seem to be associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, researchers report.

High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The high-dose flu shot protects seniors better than the standard dose does, a new study finds.

Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved

TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The XVIVO Perfusion System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help preserve donor lungs that ultimately may be used for transplant, the agency said Tuesday in a news release.

U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Falling Overall, Study Finds

MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overall lung cancer rates are dropping, according to a new analysis of nearly a half million Americans with lung cancer. But, the news wasn't all good -- the study also found that the rates of certain types of lung cancer are increasing, according to researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI).