| Apr 9, 2013
| 5:15 AM
PETOSKEY — The snow may not be gone yet, but you better grab a tissue — spring allergy season is on the way.
Each year, about 50 million Americans are impacted by nasal allergies, which is the sixth leading cause of chronic disease in the...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Inhaled corticosteroids are often used to treat asthma, but trying to figure out if the therapy is necessary — and at what dose — can be tricky.
Now, a new, noninvasive breath test called fractional exhaled nitric oxide, or FeNO, has taken...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:23 PM
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's annual report on metropolitan areas' spring allergy season is out and it has some news that local allergy sufferers may find hard to believe. The Lehigh Valley's ranking among the most sniffling, sneeziest...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 4:34 AM
By Anna Gorman CALEXICO—As the relentless wind stirs up piles of dust and dirt and creates a gigantic funnel of haze in the vast and sweltering Imperial Valley, children like Marco Cisneros battle to breathe. Marco wheezes and coughs and reaches...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 11:24 PM
Officials Monday night contained a massive fire that raged out of control at a Chevron oil refinery in the Bay Area city of Richmond, according to media reports....
| Mar 13, 2012
| 9:00 AM
South Florida has long been known for pollen-related allergies, often referred to as hay fever. An average of 15 percent to 20 percent of people in the United States suffer from it. It is important to recognize what pollen is, where it can be found, and...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 5:51 AM
PETOSKEY — While the early spring warm-up has been a welcome relief from the winter chill, it’s causing many to suffer. So if you’re sneezing and wheezing, you can probably blame Mother Nature.
“It appears tree pollen season is...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 3:22 PM
Nine year old Evan Smith was diagnosed as having Asthma at a young age. He is able to manage his Asthma and participate in sports without any trouble. "He can do pretty much anything, he skates, he plays hockey, he hikes, he's very active," says Evan's...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 9:17 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - While having a cat as a kid may protect against future allergies, getting one in adulthood nearly doubles the chances of developing an immune reaction to it -- the first step toward wheezing, sneezing and itchy eyes.
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Researchers working to discover why African Americans disproportionately suffer from asthma are planning to map the genetic code of 1,000 people of African descent in four years.
The Johns Hopkins-led team of experts in genetics, immunology, epidemiology...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 5:32 PM
Johns Hopkins researchers, in the largest study to date, will map the genetic code for asthma in people of African descent in hopes of better understanding why the disease and other allergy-related ailments disproportionately afflict that population....