Childhood asthma cases caused by traffic pollution are on the decline. But children in some parts of the country are faring better than others.
Pollen is ancient, but in recent times, it's getting worse. An allergist offers ways to manage the suffering and enjoy the spring.
Asthma affects around 339 million people worldwide. A new drug promises to lower risks of asthma attack and may eventually allow patients to reduce their dependence on steroids.
As organs go, lungs do not receive a lot of attention, and diseases associated with them, such as lung cancer, historically have been underfunded. Here's a look at how your amazing lungs function.
Chlorine has been used to disinfect drinking water for more than a hundred years. But new alternatives may be safer.
Even as the dust storm over NSW subsides, the unseen fine particles outside, or even inside your house, can still present a health risk.
More kids these days have asthma, and more people in the Western world, so do we know what causes it in the first place?
And wildfires rage along the West Coast of North America, parents should know the impact on their children's health, and how to protect them.
There may be additional long-term health harms from antibiotic exposure in early life and before birth, including an increased risk of infection, obesity and asthma.
New research shows that children who live in greener neighbourhoods are less likely to develop asthma, and that the more diverse the plant life is, the more they are protected.
People living close to mine dumps are more inclined to show symptoms of asthma.
As if having asthma wasn't bad enough news, your health condition is probably contributing to climate change.
Nearly 50% of cross-country skiers suffer from exercise-induced asthma.
Smoking ban in Bangladesh isn't working, and children are paying the price.
What you should be doing this thunderstorm asthma season.
Women have evolved to have stronger immunity than men. But this comes with downsides -
women are more likely to have autoimmune diseases due to their "reactive" immune systems.
A trial of methylprednisolone in kidney patients was halted recently because of safety concerns. But this doesn't affect people taking the drug for asthma, arthritis or other inflammatory conditions.
How stubbing out cigarettes helped to clear the air.
More of us are labelled as sick with the constantly changing diagnostic cut-offs for diseases. Now an international expert panel has drafted a list of things to consider before setting new thresholds.
Upping your intake of vegetables and fruits can do more than just reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer – it could also help you breathe easier.