Vitamin D reduces lung disease flare-ups

Vitamin D supplements can reduce lung disease flare-ups by over 40 percent in patients with a vitamin D deficiency, show a clinical trial.

Travelling with a smoker increases cancer risk

 While simply sitting in cars with people who smoke, non-smokers breathe in a host of potentially dangerous compounds that are associated with cancer, heart disease and lung disease, says a new research.

Possible key protein for curing pulmonary hypertension found

A new study has found that oxidized lipids, may also contribute to pulmonary hypertension, a serious lung disease that narrows the small blood vessels in the lungs.

US approves Boehringer`s once-a-day inhaler drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new long-acting inhaler drug from Boehringer Ingelheim to treat people with chronic lung disease.

`Lung disease linked to diabetes under-diagnosed in India`

An infectious lung disease - melioidosis - which is linked to diabetics is grossly under-diagnosed in India, according to a British expert.

Cholesterol-lowering drug statins could ease coughing in lung disease patients

Common cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins could provide relief to patients suffering from a chronic lung disease, a new study suggests.

Wheezing obese kids face lung disease risk

Obese children with a history of early childhood wheezing, a breathing problem that results in a whistling or rattling sound in the chest, are at risk of facing reduced lung function as they grow up, a study has found.

Ohio man, 87, skydives to aid sick great-grandson

An 87-year-old World War II veteran has parachuted from a plane in Ohio to support his ailing great-grandson.

Genetic risk factor for pulmonary fibrosis identified

Researchers have found that an important genetic risk factor for pulmonary fibrosis can be used to identify individuals at risk for this deadly lung disease.

Tuberculosis: 70% of cases occur in age group of 15-54 years

World Tuberculosis Day, which is marked every year on March 24, commemorates Dr Robert Koch’s discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB).

Antibody treatment may reverse fatal lung disease

PAH - high pressure in the blood vessels supplying the lungs- is a devastating condition that affects adults.

New drug to cut asthma attacks by 20%

Trials on nearly 1,000 people with uncontrolled asthma showed the drug tiotropium taken through a mist inhaler opened constricted airways and appeared to improve lung function.

Human lungs can sweep out intruders

Human lungs rely on sticky mucus to expel foreign matter, including toxic and infectious agents during a cold or an allergy that causes a running nose and a wet cough.

Baking soda helps alleviate symptoms of Cystic fibrosis

why people with cystic fibrosis are particularly vulnerable to lung disease.

Congested highways increase asthma risk

Living near a heavily congested highway correlates with a higher presence of asthma, a new study has revealed.

`Indians increasingly unaware of lung diseases`

Indians exhibit a "worrying lack of understanding" and concern about lung diseases - that kill nearly four million people globally every year, said a study Tuesday.

Actelion sees data on big drug hope in coming weeks

Actelion said it expects results of a pivotal late-stage clinical trial on heart and lung disease drug macitentan in the next few weeks.

Pot smokers don`t puff away lung health: Study

A few hits on the bong now and then don`t seem to have any detrimental effects on lung health, suggests a new study.

More fruits and veggies don`t help lung disease

A new study has found that adding extra daily servings of fruits and vegetables didn`t improve lung function.

Cyclists at higher risk from inhaled soot

Cyclists in cities inhale more black carbon than pedestrians -- and this may damage their lungs, evidence shows.