Clamping your nostrils and mouth shut during a sneeze might avoid disturbing others. But it could damage your eardrums or sinuses or cause an ear infection.
Lungs, Breathing & Allergies
Explore the latest diagnosis and treatment breakthroughs involving a wide range of common and complex allergy- and breathing-related conditions from our Respiratory Institute.
In 2012, a National Lung Screening Trial showed evidence in favor of using low-dose computed tomography to detect lung cancer early. In 2014, the CT scan has become the standard of care.
Lots of snow fell this past winter, which means there's lots of water in the ground. That can set the stage for a bad allergy season.
The best time of year to take a vacation is often the best time to catch a big whiff of pollen and get sidelined. Find practical tips for traveling with allergies, whether due to pollen, pets, dust food or bees.
Sometime soon, people with severe hay fever will be able to take a prescription pill -- rather than receive shots -- to control their symptoms. The FDA recently approved a drug for hay fever caused by certain grass pollens.
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.
When it comes to lung cancer, there are various diagnostic tests used to determine the stage as well as how stage 1 and 2 lung cancer are defined. The good news: If it is detected in stage 1, lung cancer has a high cure rate.
The acting U.S. surgeon general says smoking is directly responsible for an even greater number of disease and illnesses, including diabetes, colorectal and liver cancers, erectile dysfunction and ectopic pregnancies.