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 witnessingContinue Reading

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

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 andContinue Reading

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 mightContinue Reading

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 ofContinue Reading

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 patientsContinue Reading

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 toContinue Reading

MONDAY, Dec. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The COVID virus strain circulating in the United States during the pandemic’s first wave spread so fast because it most often started with a cough, according to a new study. It’s likely that people with that strain — D614G — coughed and spreadContinue Reading

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.Continue Reading