WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The most common test of lung function, spirometry, probably is not detecting signs of emphysema in some people with the lung ailment, a new study says. In particular, Black men are at greater risk of suffering from undiagnosed emphysema, since the way spirometry
FRIDAY, July 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Roughly 25 million children around the world missed critical vaccinations during 2021, as the pandemic continued to disrupt routine medical care, a new report from the World Health Organization and UNICEF shows. “This is a red alert for child health. We are witnessing
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 function
FRIDAY, April 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Many kindergartners fell behind on their childhood vaccinations during the pandemic, U.S. health officials warned Thursday. The drop has not been precipitous: About 94% of kindergarteners had their required vaccines during the 2020-2021 school year, a drop of about one percentage point and
FRIDAY, March 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) –The Omicron COVID-19 variant can cause croup in young children, including severe cases that require hospitalization and intensive care, a new study shows. “The relatively high hospitalization rate and the large number of medication doses our COVID-19 croup patients required suggests that COVID-19 might
TUESDAY, March 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Even after a mild case of COVID, some people suffer breathing problems that last for months. Now, a new study suggests many of them may have abnormalities in the small airways of their lungs. Researchers found that of 100 patients with “long COVID”
SATURDAY, Feb. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) — If your baby has a cough, you might immediately think it’s COVID-19, but coughing is a common wintertime symptom, a pediatrician says. Dr. Mona Patel of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles offers some advice on what to do when your baby develops a cough.
MONDAY, Jan. 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Workplace exposure to pesticides may boost a person’s risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds. COPD is a group of lung diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing problems. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two main types of
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People hospitalized for COVID-19 are not necessarily out of the woods once they’re discharged: Many land in the hospital again in the months afterward, a large U.K. study finds. The researchers found that in the 10 months after leaving the hospital, COVID-19 patients
TUESDAY, Jan. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Secondhand vapor from electronic cigarettes is harmful to others, causing bronchitis symptoms and shortness of breath in young bystanders, a new study reports. Secondhand exposure to vapor increased teens’ risk of bronchitis symptoms by 40% and shortness of breath by 53%, according to
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to fending off new viruses, baby has Mom and Dad beat. An infant’s immune system is better than an adult’s at combating new viruses, researchers say. Compared to adults, babies get a lot of viral respiratory infections, but babies are
THURSDAY, Dec. 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Regular physical activity has all sorts of benefits, and now researchers say it may help ward off serious pneumonia. Until now, it wasn’t clear how exercise affected the risk of pneumonia, an infection of the lung tissue usually caused by bacteria or viruses.