Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Some Promise in Study

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gene therapy for cystic fibrosis has for the first time shown slight but significant benefit on lung function, new British research reveals.

Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk that any one American will die from cancer -- the cancer death rate -- is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports.

How to Avoid July Fourth Allergy Flare-Ups

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fireworks, picnics and parades are favorite Fourth of July traditions for many people, but for those with allergies or asthma these activities could be uncomfortable or even dangerous.

Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The prescription drops your child is using for ear pain could be among 16 unapproved medications targeted this week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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.