Singer George Michael has canceled the rest of his European tour as he recovers from a bout with pneumonia at an Austrian hospital, his publicist and website announced Friday.
Country music legend Loretta Lynn described her unexpected trip to a Kentucky hospital as "one scary night," a statement from the singer's representative said Monday.
Country music legend Loretta Lynn has been hospitalized with pneumonia, according to the Ashland, Kentucky, theater where she was scheduled to perform Saturday night.
I am in 55 and just started having difficulty breathing on occasion. I am a usually healthy, slightly overweight, never smoker. Could I have developed asthma at this age?
Laura Finlayson, 40, from Westwood, New Jersey, just couldn't seem to shake her persistent cough. It lingered for months and was so violent that she ended up in the emergency room with bruised ribs.
Each year millions of children under the age of 5 in the developing world die of pneumonia and diarrhea. The vaccines to prevent deaths from these diseases do not need to be invented -- they already exist.
"Voodoo and Vaccines" explores how Benin is adopting modern medicine into a culture where voodoo healers are tradition.
In 1985, Edmund White had five or six published books behind him, a Swiss lover with him and the outcome of an HIV test ahead of him. When the results came in, White told his partner:
Antibiotics are often prescribed for children with asthma, when the need is not justified, as Ninette Sosa reports.
Actor Jeff Conaway, who was in the TV series "Taxi" and the movie "Grease," died Friday morning, his manager said.
Actor Jeff Conaway's prospect for recovering from pneumonia and sepsis grew "increasingly grim" as a blood infection reemerged Sunday, according to a source familiar with Conaway's medical condition.
HLN's Dr. Drew Pinsky says he is deeply saddened to learn that Jeff Conaway is in a coma.
Actor Jeff Conaway is on the "razor's edge," fighting for his life against pneumonia and a blood infection, according to a source familiar with Conaway's medical condition, who asked not to be identified.
Famed evangelist Billy Graham, 92, was being treated Wednesday at an Asheville, North Carolina, hospital for pneumonia following an overnight health episode, according to a spokesman.
I just learned that I have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema. Can you tell me about it and what the prognosis is? I also have coronary artery disease and have had stents placed.
The actress says she's had sarcoidosis for nearly a decade, but manages it with a healthy diet and exercise
Recently, more than 70 people from the same retirement neighborhood went on a five-day cruise. By the end of the cruise and right afterward, at least half of the people had colds and respiratory problems, with one person needing to be hospitalized with pneumonia. Could this illness be from the air conditioning or close quarters? What is the best way to notify the authorities to prevent others from contracting this illness?
Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was discharged from a South African hospital Friday after treatment for an acute respiratory infection, the nation's surgeon general said.
IndyCar and Nationwide driver Danica Patrick visited the SI.com offices recently to talk about her foray into NASCAR and her participation in the DRIVE4COPD campaign.
Physicians tell the BMX rider's family that they don't anticipate serious brain damage
Cleanup workers exposed to spilled oil may be at long-term risk for breathing trouble and other health problems, according to a new study examining the aftereffects of a 2002 oil spill in Spain.
Teenagers who take acetaminophen -- the active ingredient in Tylenol and many other over-the-counter remedies -- may be at increased risk of asthma and some allergic conditions, according to a new study of more than 320,000 children in 50 countries.
Rhonda McCullough is asking for $50,000 in damages in the suit which claims Dr. Rene M. Earles was negligent
A coroner's investigator dismissed online speculation that the pneumonia deaths of actress Brittany Murphy and her husband, Simon Monjack, may both have been related to viral mold inside their Los Angeles home.
When most people think of suicide, they think of psychological problems such as depression and anxiety. But new research suggests that lung trouble may also play a role.
If you've ever seen a brown haze of pollution hanging over your city, most likely your response was, "Ugh. How can I avoid breathing that stuff?" But let's face it, even if you know it's a bad air day, you probably need to grab some sunshine, get in an outdoor run, or get to work.
People who take vitamin E supplements regularly for years -- whether they are smokers or nonsmokers -- may lower their risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the lung condition that is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.
The former beauty queen stared into the camera, but this was no pageant or performance. She looked frail and thin, and her hair was rumpled. But Eva Markvoort smiled weakly.
When the twin towers of the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, they produced a dense cloud of smoke and vaporized concrete and drywall.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a new therapy for severe asthma patients.
Do you cough, wheeze, or get short of breath when you exercise in cold weather? You could have asthma, but you've got plenty of company. Exercise-induced asthma is surprisingly common among people who work out in cold climates, whether they're jogging around the neighborhood or gunning for gold in Vancouver.
The drugs involved in actress Brittany Murphy's death last December were apparently used to treat a cold or respiratory infection, the Los Angeles County coroner's autopsy concluded.
A restraining order against Charlie Sheen is temporarily lifted so he can talk to his wife in the hospital
In the rare cases when the H1N1 virus kills, scientists have found, it penetrates deep into the lungs, creating widespread damage -- a pattern similar to what killed millions during previous flu pandemics in 1918 and 1957.
Santa is asking for the H1N1 vaccine to protect himself and the children he'll be seeing this year. WFTS reports.
As H1N1 cases are rising, so are bacterial pneumonia cases, health officials are finding.
Nearly one-third, or 28 percent, of adults and children hospitalized with H1N1, also known as swine flu, have asthma. That's more than any other chronic condition, according to a recent analysis of cases published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
An analysis of the sickest swine flu patients in Australia, Canada, Mexico, and New Zealand suggests that relatively healthy adolescents and young adults are among the most likely to get very sick after an H1N1 infection, a pattern similar to that seen in the 1918 influenza pandemic.
Singer Stephen Gately, a member of the Irish band Boyzone, died of natural causes, a court spokeswoman on the Spanish island of Majorca said Tuesday.
A leading UK hospital has defended its practice of using organs donated by smokers after the death of a soldier who received the cancerous lungs of a heavy smoker.
If the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho scared you, here's another reason to scream: A new study says that potentially disease-causing germs can get trapped in showerheads and grow into biofilm, or coats of slime that deliver a bacteria blast along with your hot water.
If you could snap your fingers and make your allergies disappear, you'd probably do it in a second. But what if your pet is the cause of your watery eyes, sneezing, and runny nose?
About 1 in 7, or 13.5 percent of adults who encountered intense dust clouds after the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11 were later found to have asthma, compared with just 8.4 percent who had no dust cloud exposure, researchers in Atlanta and New York City reported on Tuesday.
There may be a reason that children's asthma rates are so high in urban areas. Youngsters with stressed-out parents and exposure to air pollution have a higher risk of asthma, according to a study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it is conducting a safety review of the asthma drug Xolair after data from an ongoing study suggested an increased number of heart attacks and strokes among patients who use it.
Britain's first salt cave claims to rid asthma and allergy sufferers of their breathing problems through halotherapy.
You've been coughing for weeks. How do you know if it's just a hard-to-shake cold or something more serious?
When she was 2 years old, Sonali Mavinkurve caught a cold. But this time there was nothing common about it.
Adults who were exposed to large amounts of secondhand smoke during childhood have lungs that look different on CT scans from those of people who grew up in a smoke-free environment, a new study suggests.
Can you look at a chest X-ray and tell if someone has asthma?
Vitamin D may protect people -- especially those with asthma and other chronic lung conditions -- from colds and other respiratory tract infections, according to the largest study to date to look at the link.
The actress, who suffered a collapsed lung, hasn't returned to the show's set
The Law & Order: SVU star won't miss any episodes of the hit show
Asthma affects 22 million Americans. It can cause wheezing, breathlessness and coughing. Asthma attacks are preventable, but they cannot be eliminated. Even though the condition is treatable, thousands die from complications each year. The National Institutes of Health provides guidelines for helping asthmatics cope with their illness. These guidelines, released in August 2007, include an "asthma action plan" for parents and schools, and recommendations to help keep asthmatics healthy.
His sister-in-law tells PEOPLE, "He struggled for his life. He couldn't breathe"
Comedian Steve Harvey mourns the loss of "Original Kings of Comedy" partner Bernie Mac, who died Saturday.
A publicist says Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor and comedian Bernie Mac has died at age 50
He's "being treated for pneumonia and expected to make a full recovery"
The comic actor "is responding well to treatment and will be released soon," his rep tells PEOPLE
Like a religious relic, the heart of composer Frederic Chopin rests in a Warsaw church, untouched since it was preserved in alcohol after his death in 1849 at age 39
Twice a day, 7-year-old Hannah Austin exhales all the air from her lungs. She then takes a puff of a low-dose steroid from a purple inhaler, holds her breath for a few seconds and exhales.
Wednesday's autopsy was unable to determine how Heath Ledger died, say officials. Additional tests and more time are required.
A certain type of meditation can lead to compassion for others. CNN's Judy Fortin reports.
A mutated version of a common cold virus has caused 10 deaths in the last 18 months, U.S. health officials said Thursday
Actor and singer Robert Goulet dies after suffering from pulmonary fibrosis.
Even elite athletes find it tough to work out; a new study shows that a surprising number of them suffer from exercise-induced asthma
The British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is trying wean just a little more revenue from its top-selling blockbuster Advair, and its ability to do so depends on whether FDA experts believe the allergy drug merits a larger patient population.
Do you toss and turn while your partner appears to be in a deep sleep, complete with loud snoring? You may not be the only one who is missing out on a good night's sleep.
A small biotech could get a big boost from the FDA next week, if a panel of expert smiles on the company's bronchitis drug.
Low-fat fizzles, not sizzles
An FDA advisory committee voted to take away over-the-counter status for asthma inhalers that use the chemical epinephrine and an ozone-depleting propellant on Tuesday, but the vote is not a final decision.
Surfers chasing waves off the coast of Australia gave researchers a clue to a cheap, effective treatment for cystic fibrosis.
Xolair, a treatment for severe asthma from Swiss drug giant Novartis, was approved by European regulators on Thursday.
The "art" of medicine -- a term that doctors often fall back on when the "science" of medicine is open to interpretation -- was illustrated by studies in the leading medical journals this week.
It is a time to take a breath and reflect.
With Pope John Paul II hospitalized for an acute respiratory infection, CNN Anchor Aaron Brown spoke with Father Tom Reese, editor-in-chief of "America" and the author of "Archbishop, Inside the Power Structure of the Catholic Church;" CNN Analyst Delia Gallagher at Rome's Gemelli Polyclinic; and Dr. John Cahill of St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York.
A 22-year-old design graduate has invented a gadget that could make asthmatics' lives a lot easier.
Asthma hits all areas of the United States, but Knoxville, Tennessee, is the worst, according to an organization's ranking of the nation's cities released Tuesday.
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