PulmonaryInfo Center

FDA Recalls Balloon Catheter
Acclarent , Inc initiated a recall of their balloon catheter device designed to dilate and restore airflow to a patient's airways.
Climate Change Heating Up Respiratory Diseases
Mild winters and warmer weather year round may have some negative side effects. A new position paper believes that climate change will be responsible for even more respiratory disease cases.
Bone Disease and Enzyme-Replacement Therapy
A rare life-threatening bone disease that impairs breathing may soon be treatable. In a recent study, enzyme-replacement therapy was effective in improving lung function and motor skills.
Preemies Breathe Better With new Rx
Newborns who arrive early often face respiratory problems since their lungs may not yet be fully developed. A new drug approved by the FDA joins four others to treat these problems.
A Natural Killer That Can Help Flu Outbreak
Fear of a flu epidemic is a constant concern for scientists and researchers. A new study may help reduce those fears thanks to a “natural killer.”
The Dream of a Universal Flu Vaccine
It's the medical breakthrough that disease experts have long dreamed about: A “universal” flu vaccine that would last for years and protect against all strains of flu virus.
Garlic Repels More Than Just Vampires
Despite long traditional use, there is limited data about the influence of garlic on cold and flu treatment. Recent clinical trials are illuminating how this plant keeps us healthy.
Flu Vaccine Protects Newborns in Multiple Ways-EMBARGOED 21-Feb-2012 12:00 ET
The flu vaccine can do more than protect a pregnant mother and her baby from the flu. It also appears to reduce the risk of having an underweight baby.
Breastfeeding Improves Lung Function
Mothers now have even more reason to breastfeed. A new study shows breastfeeding led to better lung function in children, especially in children of mothers with asthma.
Lung Transplants Do Not Go to Those Most in Need
Unfortunately many people who need a lung transplant die waiting. This might be different if transplants were given based on need and not on location.