MONDAY, May 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Emphysema is missed more often in Black Americans than in white Americans, and now researchers report they have figured out why. The investigators found that many Black men who were considered to have normal results after race-specific interpretations of a common lung functionContinue Reading

MONDAY, May 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Occupational therapy or low-impact exercise might be the key to relieving long-haul COVID symptoms like extreme fatigue, breathlessness and brain fog, a pair of new studies from Ireland suggest. The studies reflect two different — in some ways, opposite — approaches to dealingContinue Reading

MONDAY, May 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) — British researchers are warning of one more rising health danger: a drug-resistant mold found in the environment that infects certain people’s lungs. Aspergillus fumigatus can cause a fungal lung infection called aspergillosis in people with lung conditions or weakened immune systems. Aspergillosis, whichContinue Reading

THURSDAY, April 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — An experimental vaccine given during pregnancy has shown early promise for protecting infants from a potentially severe respiratory infection. The vaccine, being developed by Pfizer, aims to protect babies from respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. Most of the time, RSV causes nothing moreContinue Reading

THURSDAY, April 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Larger and more intense wildfires in the U.S. Pacific Northwest are causing a spike in air pollution across North America that endangers millions of people, a new study warns. Wildfire smoke has been linked to significant respiratory problems, and may also cause heartContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Placing hospitalized COVID-19 patients on their stomach is helpful if they’re on a mechanical ventilator, but a new study suggests it’s not a good idea for patients who are not intubated. “Awake” COVID patients — as opposed to ventilated patients who are keptContinue Reading

THURSDAY, March 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Lying facedown may improve breathing in COVID-19 patients who are awake, but many can’t stay in a prone position long enough to reap the benefit, a new study finds. Prone positioning is standard for patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), becauseContinue Reading