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Pope Back in Public After Another Canceled Event
The Vatican says Pope Francis is experiencing exhaustion and advisors are encouraging him to slow down.
9 Big Breast Cancer Breakthroughs for 2013
Yes, it's true: One in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her life. Still. The fact is, "we've done a great job of increasing awareness of the disease, but prevention should be the goal for the next decade," says Marc Hurlbert, PhD, executive director of the Avon Foundation
'One-Lung' Rabbi Feels Kinship With One-Lung Pope
Pope Francis’ legion of new admirers includes a perhaps unlikely figure: a rabbi living along the Mississippi River. Like the new world leader, Rabbi Henry Jay Karp has just one healthy lung. “There’s a kinship, because when you lose basically the use of one lung,...
Health Tip: Keep Your Lungs Healthy
(HealthDay News) -- Your lungs may take a lot of abuse from the air that you breathe and an unhealthy lifestyle. The American Lung Association offers these suggestions to help improve lung health: Avoid cigarette smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke. Limit exposure to pollutants in the air,
Exposure to Common Pollutant in Womb Might Lower IQ
MONDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- Fetal exposure to high levels of a common airborne pollutant compound seems to threaten the intellectual development of children, a new study suggests. The finding is based on the experience of black and Dominican-American families living in the New York City
Teens' Lung Health Is Linked to Their Diet
Eating fruit and fish might lessen asthma, bronchitis symptoms, research suggests.
Health Tip: Help Reduce Your Risk of Lung Disease
(HealthDay News) -- By keeping your lungs healthy, you may be able to help prevent conditions including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The National Women's Health Information Center offers these suggestions for good lung health: Quit smoking, and avoid exposure to
Inhaled Corticosteroids Boost Pneumonia Risk in COPD
MONDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The use of inhalers containing corticosteroids to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) might increase the risk of pneumonia by as much as 70 percent, researchers report. Inhaled corticosteroids, used to treat asthma, are not approved for use in COPD
Health Highlights: Dec. 3, 2008
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by editors of HealthDay: Americans' Health May Decline: Report Americans' health improved by 18 percent between 1990 and 2000, but has leveled off over the past four years and may be about to decline, according to the 2008
Health Highlights: Dec. 2, 2008
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by editors of HealthDay: Gene May Protect Against Lung Cancer A gene that protects against lung cancer has been identified by British researchers, a discovery that may lead to earlier diagnosis and new treatments for the