Immunology

Food allergies can strike at any age

(HealthDay)—You might be surprised to learn that food allergies can start in adulthood and involve a food you've eaten without a problem for your entire life.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

FDA: Gout drug uloric increases risk of death

(HealthDay)—The gout medicine Uloric (febuxostat) carries a higher risk of death than allopurinol, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

About 1 in 7 older adults has some form of lung disease: CDC

(HealthDay)—Nearly 15 percent, or about one out of seven, middle-aged and older U.S. adults suffer from lung disorders such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), health officials said Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Yoga practice beneficial to patients with COPD

An estimated 24 million Americans may have COPD, which includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Patients with COPD have trouble pushing used air out of their lungs, making it difficult to take in healthy new air. ...

Health

Expert panel issues recommendations for 'Dyspnea Crisis'

An American Thoracic Society panel of experts is calling for better care for thousands of Americans who suffer severe shortness of breath as a result of advanced lung and heart disease. These episodes can be very frightening ...

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