Electronic cigarette (e-cig) manufacturers claim that they are a safer alternative to cigarettes. But two important questions must be addressed: Are e-cigs safe? Are they effective for smoking cessation?
New research shows that cold solutions used in nasal irrigation after sinus surgery can cause bony growths in the sinuses. Doctors caution — use only room temperature solutions.
Swiss pharmaceutical company Actelion gets FDA approval on new drug for use in treating Group 1 pulmonary arterial hypertension. Compared with earlier drugs, macitentan caused side effects in fewer patients.
Pneumonia is treatable, but spotting it early can be difficult because it shares symptoms with colds and flu. Get some tips on how to recognize pneumonia.
Allergies to dust mites, mold, pollen and pet dander require that sufferers pay special attention to their sleeping space. Small changes can help people find relief from allergy symptoms.
To mark today’s World COPD Day, physicians here and abroad are reaching out to COPD sufferers to give them tips on taking control of their health.
If you're a smoker scheduled for surgery, know that smoking puts you at a higher risk for postoperative heart attacks, blood clots, pneumonia and even death. But there's also good news for smokers struggling to quit.
When avoidance and medication don’t control your allergy symptoms, consider allergy shots. The long-lasting, proven treatment for hay fever and allergies to pets, dust, mold and insect stings is effective but time-intensive.
Food allergies can put a damper on Halloween fun. Learn how to choose treats that are safe for kids with allergies, for school parties and trick-or-treat.
About 10 to 20 percent of people will experience chronic cough in their lifetime. Figuring out the cause can take some detective work. Here are some possible culprits and tips to conquer that cough.