- For millions of Americans with asthma, breathing problems are a real, everyday risk. Hispanic-Americans are more likely to have asthma than other groups of Americans, and researchers have been...
- Medical innovation often comes fast, but mainstreaming those discoveries into the clinic can come slowly. New federal guidelines for asthma treatment have been released for the first time in 13 years.
- Five surprising causes of asthma attacks that can make breathing difficulty, from pets to dust mites, and ways to prevent allergy triggers.
- Smoking puts you more at risk for developing a deadly lung disease, but your genes also play a huge role.
- Adding some plants to your office is more than just decoration — it can drastically improve the air you breathe while chained to your desk all day.
- A new study has found that the breathing disorder asthma is linked to another common condition.
- Lack of access to fresh fruits and vegetables may increase your risk of experiencing asthma by over 50 percent.
- Lots of presidents are known for their achievements, massive failures, and deaths. For some, however, the chronic medical conditions they battled through their lives show another side to their stories.
- Ahead of an annual climate change conference, UNICEF reported that air pollution causes or exacerbates disease in small children, and called for action.
- Air pollution and a symphony of honking horns tend to make people angry, so it makes sense they also raise our blood pressure — as much as being overweight.
- A new study has unraveled some of the physical and mental health risks associated with spending time in foster care.
- The research will be presented Sunday at the European Respiratory Society's International Congress.
Asthma (from the Greek άσθμα, ásthma, "panting") is the common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. It is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.