Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Lung Disease & Respiratory Health Center

News and Features Related to Lung Disease & Respiratory Health

  1. Florida MERS Patient Released From Hospital

    By Steven Reinberg and Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporters MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The second of three patients in the United States diagnosed with the MERS virus has been released from an Orlando, Fla., hospital, officials said Monday. The man, a 44-year-old health care worker from

    Read Full Article
  2. Third U.S. Man Tests Positive for MERS Virus

    By Steven Reinberg and Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporters SATURDAY, May 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A third U.S. man -- from Illinois -- has tested positive for the MERS virus but shows no signs of the illness, federal health officials reported Saturday. A business associate of the man who brought

    Read Full Article
  3. Hospital Workers Who Treated MERS Patient Fall Ill

    By Steven Reinberg and Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporters TUESDAY, May 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two Florida hospital workers who helped treat a man with the second diagnosed case of MERS in the United States have developed respiratory symptoms, according to published reports. The workers are be

    Read Full Article
  4. CDC: Second U.S. MERS Case Confirmed

    May 12, 2014 -- A second patient in the U.S. has been identified as having the potentially deadly virus known as MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome), the CDC announced today. The patient, like the first one identified earlier this month, is also a health care worker who lives and works in Saudi

    Read Full Article
  5. MERS FAQ: What You Need to Know

    Editor’s note: This story was updated on May 28, 2014. May 5, 2014 -- The deadly respiratory virus known as MERS is now in the U.S. The virus, which first surfaced in Saudi Arabia in 2012, has mostly been found in the Middle East. It is a close cousin of the deadly SARS (severe acute respiratory syn

    Read Full Article
  6. MERS Can Be Transmitted From Camel to Human: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research has confirmed that camels can transmit the deadly MERS virus to people. Virologists at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria, found that the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome viruses in camels

    Read Full Article
  7. 1st MERS Case Reported in U.S.

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first case of a deadly respiratory virus that initially surfaced in the Middle East two years ago has been diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Friday. The unidentified patient, a health c

    Read Full Article
  8. Exercise May Curtail COPD Complications

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise might help reduce the risk of hospital readmission in people with a progressive lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds. "Our findings suggest that regular physical

    Read Full Article
  9. Tuberculosis in U.S. Hits Record Low: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of tuberculosis in the United States are falling, with cases at a historic low, health officials reported Thursday. Improved screening of immigrants has helped reduce incidence of the highly contagious lung dise

    Read Full Article
  10. 2-Mile Daily Walk Might Help Fight COPD

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking daily walks of at least two miles can reduce hospitalizations from severe episodes of a life-threatening breathing disorder, new research suggests. Scientists found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (C

    Read Full Article
Displaying 11 - 20 of 335 Articles << Prev Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next >>

Today on WebMD

Living With Copd
VIDEO
Lung Disease Health Check
HEALTH CHECK
 
Cigarette butts in ashtray
Article
Household Hazards For People With Copd
Article
 

Bronchitis Overview
SLIDESHOW
Copd Myth Fact Quiz
QUIZ
 
Living With Copd
VIDEO
Energy Boosting Foods
SLIDESHOW
 

cigarette butts snuffed out in ashtray
SLIDESHOW
Healthy Home Health Check
TOOL
 
Senior woman stretching
Article
Diagnosing Copd
VIDEO
 

WebMD Special Sections