RSV Season Has Started, and This Year Could Be Different
- Having Lung Problems? Eat Your Veggies, Science Says
August 16, 2023 — You know vegetables are good for you. But now, research shows that some may protect your lungs.
- A Breath of Fresh Air: Purifiers for Spaces Post-Pandemic
June 19, 2023 — Air purifiers spiked consumer interest post-pandemic as people sought cleaner air that lowered complications from illnesses such as COVID-19.
- Study Says Software for Common Lung Test is Racially Biased
June 2, 2023 — Lung problems in Black people are widely underdiagnosed or missed altogether because racist medical ideas stretching back centuries have been programmed into medical software used today, a new study shows.
- TB Cases Rise in U.S., Particularly Among Young Children
May 9, 2023 — Tuberculosis cases in the United States rose last year, particularly among young children, the Centers for Disease control says in a new report.
- What Does Vaping Do? New Research Shows Damage and Addiction
April 26, 2023 — What do scientists know about the harms of vaping? Evidence is still inconclusive and mostly based on cell and animal research, but these early studies show that vapers will likely face long-term health woes.
- Forgotten but Not Gone: Epidemic of Vaping Illness Continues
April 25, 2023 — Patients are still suffering from the effects of lung damage linked to vaping, and have been largely ignored by researchers and the government.
- Report Finds 1 in 3 Living with Unhealthy Air Pollution
April 19, 2023 — Almost 120 million people in the United States, or more than 1 in 3, live amid unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to the American Lung Association’s new “State of the Air” Report.
- Fungi That Cause Lung Infections Now Found in Most States: Study
November 30, 2022 — Soil-dwelling fungi that can cause lung infections are more widespread than most doctors thought, sometimes leading to missed diagnoses, according to a new study.
- Pediatricians Call for National Emergency as Flu, RSV Surge
November 17, 2022 — Pediatricians are imploring the federal government to declare a national emergency as cases of pediatric respiratory illnesses continue to soar.
- Work Absences Hit Record Amid Viral Outbreaks
November 16, 2022 — The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that viral infections are causing unprecedented child-care strains in the United States, leading to a record number of absences from work.
- RSV Hospitalizations 10 Times Higher for Older Adults
November 15, 2022 — Respiratory syncytial virus, the common, highly contagious, virus that infects the respiratory tract of many young children, is now sending more older people to the hospital.
- Cold Takes Your Breath Away: How to Breathe Easier in Winter
November 11, 2022 — People with respiratory disorders (like asthma, COPD, sinusitis, or allergies) or who may be dealing with long-term effects of COVID-19 often find breathing difficult in colder temperatures.
- Global Tuberculosis Cases, Deaths Rise During COVID Pandemic
October 28, 2022 — The number of tuberculosis cases and deaths in 2021 increased from the previous year as the COVID pandemic disrupted medical services globally, the World Health Organization reported.