Prenatal phthalate exposure associated with reduced lung function during childhood

A study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center supported by the “la Caixa” Foundation, has found that exposure to phthalates in the womb is associated…

COVID-19 can cause long-term lung damage to children and teens

In a recent study published in the Radiology journal, researchers in Germany assessed the pulmonary dysfunction observed after pediatric coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Children and adolescents with severe acute respiratory…

World Lung Day: Shocking side effects of passive smoking in pregnancy

Smoking is not just injurious to the smoker’s health, but also for everyone else around the person. This World Lung Day, let us find out the side effects of passive…

Study gains new insights into heart and lung conditions in babies born with Down Syndrome

A study from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences has gained new insights into changes in heart function and blood pressure in the lungs of babies born with Down…

Attending daycare may increase lung complications in preterm children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Attending daycare in the first three years of life is linked with an increase in lung complications in children who were born prematurely and diagnosed with a form of chronic…

Childhood bronchitis increases the risk of lung diseases in adult life

Bronchitis in early childhood has been found to increase the risk of lung diseases in middle age according to research from the Allergy and Lung Health Unit at the University…

Researchers reveal possible way to treat newborns with rare genetic lung condition

When babies are born with alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins (ACDMPV), their skin starts to turn blue from the under-oxygenated blood in their systems. But unlike most…

Researchers identify genetic cause of rare interstitial lung disease in a young child

New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has solved the medical mystery of why a 2-year-old child — seemingly healthy at birth — succumbed to an…

Biologic agent dupilumab effective in improving asthma exacerbations and lung function, study shows

A new medication has been added to the treatment options for children with moderate-to-severe asthma. In a late-stage clinical trial, the biologic agent dupilumab reduced the rate of severe asthma…

Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone performs first-ever pediatric lung transplant

Surgeons at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone and the NYU Langone Transplant Institute reached a historic milestone when they used a lung transplant to treat a 16-year-old girl with…