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.

More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers who came to the rescue at the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, have some of the same chronic health problems that their colleagues in the police and fire departments do, a new study finds.

Dog Flu Outbreak Unleashes Warnings From Veterinarians

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With more than 1,000 dogs sickened by a highly contagious dog flu in the Midwestern United States, veterinarians urge pet owners to take precautions.

Ear Infections Common, But Often Missed, in Infants

FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although most babies will have at least one ear infection before they reach the age of 1, the infections can be hard for parents to recognize.

Too Few Kids With Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy Get Flu Shot: Study

FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with neurological disorders such as epilepsy or cerebral palsy are at increased risk for complications from the flu, but are no more likely to receive a flu shot than other kids are, a new U.S. study shows.

Asthma Rates Similar Among Black Children in Urban, Rural Areas: Study

THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma rates are essentially identical among black children living in Detroit and rural Georgia, researchers report.

Work-Related Asthma Affects Millions of U.S. Adults: CDC

THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Wheezing and coughing on the job from work-related asthma is more common than you might think, according to a new U.S. health report.

Childhood Trauma May Raise Odds of Asthma

FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who experience trauma such as divorce, death of a parent or domestic violence are more likely to develop asthma than other kids, new research suggests.

Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections?

THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A ubiquitous cleaning agent in most American homes -- bleach -- might increase children's risk for flu, tonsillitis and other infections, a European study suggests.