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Where You Live Might Affect Your Health
Living in a rural area may mean you face a raised risk of death, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Keeping Asthma in Check
Getting flu vaccinations and having asthma medications on hand at school may help keep kids with asthma healthy, according to two new studies.
Identifying Tough-to-Control Asthma
How difficult asthma is to control varies case by case. But new research may help one predict the tough cases.
How Late-Onset Asthma Might Affect Your Heart
Adults who develop late-onset asthma may face a raised risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study found.
Depression Might Affect COPD Rx Adherence
Depression may decrease adherence to medications for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study found.
Childhood Asthma Now, COPD Later
Childhood asthma with reduced growth of lung function may be tied to a raised risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in early adulthood, a new study found.
FDA Approves New COPD Rx
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
New Severe Asthma Rx Gets Green Light
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cinqair (reslizumab) to manage severe asthma.
Could Colds Be Behind Asthma Hospitalizations?
Right after schools reopen after break could be the most dangerous time of year for children with asthma, new evidence suggests. And the reason why may surprise you.
A New Rx for Chronic Sinusitis
Scientists don't know exactly what causes nasal polyps to grow. But they may have developed an effective treatment for these bothersome growths.