More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American kids suffering from asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the increase, with poor children being hit the hardest, researchers report.

Smog May Boost Risk for Several Cancers

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to fine particles of air pollution -- from cars, trucks, power plants and manufacturing facilities -- is tied to an increased risk of dying from several kinds of cancer, a new study suggests.

With Flu Shot, Timing May Be Everything

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Flu shots may be more effective when people get them in the morning than in the afternoon, a new study suggests.

Temporarily Turning Blue Sometimes Normal for Babies, Doctors Say

MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's a heart-stopping moment experienced by many parents -- they discover their baby has turned blue, is breathing irregularly, or won't respond to a gentle wake-up nudge. Yet, mere seconds later the infant is back to normal.

Climate Change May Mean More Smoggy Days to Come: Study

THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change could cause many major American cities to experience more days with heavy ozone pollution in the coming decades, a new study predicts.

Doctors Issue Call to Combat Climate Change

MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change is already harming people's health by promoting illnesses linked to warmer temperatures and changing weather patterns, a leading group of U.S. doctors says in a new position paper.

Lung Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Pneumonia in Kids: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lung ultrasounds may offer a safer, yet equally effective, alternative to chest X-rays for diagnosing pneumonia in children, researchers report.

Even Light Hookah Use May Cause Airway Problems

TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some people believe smoking from a hookah is safe because smoke passes through water before being inhaled. But, a new study found that hookah smoking may actually be more dangerous than cigarettes.

Cleaner Air in California May Mean Healthier Kids: Study

TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Southern California has cleaner air than it did 20 years ago, and children there may be breathing better because of it, a new study suggests.

A Mild Flu Season, and the End Is in Sight: CDC

TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- This year's flu season may not quite be over, but it's clearly winding down and will be recorded as a relatively mild one, U.S. health officials say.