Soy Supplements Won't Ease Asthma, Study Finds

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite hints from prior research that soy supplements might help asthma patients breathe easier, a major new study finds the nutrient has no beneficial effect on lung function.

Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests, but does not prove, that men with asthma may be less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer or to die from the disease.

Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smoking continues to decline in about half of American states, according to the latest U.S. government estimates.

That Lingering Cough Could Be Bronchitis

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you have a cold that lasts a long time or a persistent cough, you could have bronchitis and should see a doctor, a doctor says.

Breath-Holding Games Are Killing Swimmers, CDC Warns

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As more adults and kids head to swimming pools, lakes and the ocean this Memorial Day weekend, U.S. health officials are warning about accidental drownings from underwater breath-holding games and exercises.

COPD Raises Cardiac Death Risk for Those With Irregular Heartbeat

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) increases the risk of all-cause and heart-related death in people with the common heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, a new study finds.

Smoking May Make Return of Lung Cancer More Likely

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer survivors are at high risk for recurrence of the disease, and smoking is a major factor in that risk, a new study shows.

Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being poor and living in a rural area are two risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds.

Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study

SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sensitivity to peanuts is common among children with asthma, yet many children and their parents are unaware of the problem, a new study finds.

Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery

THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests infants may recover better after some kinds of surgery if they receive local anesthesia -- which only numbs part of the body -- instead of being "knocked out" completely with general anesthesia.