Don't Give Kids Medicines With Codeine, Tramadol: FDA

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Parents shouldn't give their children any medications containing the narcotics codeine or tramadol because they can cause life-threatening breathing problems, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday.

Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't Improve

(HealthDay News) -- If you've followed your asthma treatment plan without improvement, it's time to have a conversation with your doctor.

4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty Air

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Air quality in the United States is improving overall, but not enough for the nearly 40 percent of Americans who live in counties with unhealthy levels of air pollution.

Is It Wise to Take a Steroid for a Sore Throat?

TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers seeking new sore throat treatments report only modest success with a single dose of a steroid medication.

Slimy Frog Might Be a Flu Fighter

TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It sounds like weird science, but the slime that coats the skin of South Indian frogs might fight some strains of the flu.

When Parents Get Vaccinated, Their Kids Do Too

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When parents get a flu shot, their kids are more likely to be vaccinated against not only the flu, but also other diseases, new research reveals.

Flu Season All But Over in U.S.

FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- This year's flu season is rapidly winding down and is expected to end within the next couple of weeks, U.S. health officials predicted Friday.

Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's patients given sedatives such as Valium or Xanax may have an increased risk for pneumonia, a new study warns.

Health Tip: Asthma and Air Pollution

(HealthDay News) -- Air pollution makes the air unhealthy -- a particularly serious problem for people with asthma.

Droughts Tied to Climate Change Could Bring Health Risks for Seniors

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Severe drought can put older people at added risk of heart and lung illness -- and even death, a new study finds.