WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- More than 100 wildfires are blazing through parts of the western United States, including one in California that has grown to become the largest fire in the state's history.
Fires that vast have created logistical nightmares and health concerns for residents within their reach, as well as the firefighters working around the clock to extinguish the flames.
FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 -- More than 4 in 10 women with asthma developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heavy smoking and obesity were among the significant risk factors, a new study found.
The research involved more than 4,000 women with asthma in Canada who were followed for about 14 years after being diagnosed with the condition. During that time, 42 percent of the women developed COPD.
MONDAY, June 25, 2018 -- Low levels of vitamin D are associated with an increased risk of a disease that causes lung inflammation and scarring, researchers say.
About 200,000 cases of interstitial lung disease (ILD) are diagnosed each year in the United States. Most cases are caused by environmental toxins such as asbestos or coal dust, but ILD also can be caused by autoimmune disorders, infections, or medication side effects. In some cases, the cause is unknown.