Latest Lung disease News

UN declares 2025 to 2034 the decade to combat increasing sand and dust storms from Africa to China

Jul. 10, 2024 15:41 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday declared 2025 to 2034 the United Nations Decade on Combating Sand and Dust Storms — extreme weather events that are increasing and threatening health and economies from central Africa to northern China. Uganda's U.N....

US miners' union head calls House Republican effort to block silica dust rule an 'attack' on workers

Jun. 28, 2024 17:30 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The head of the national mine workers’ union on Friday condemned what he characterized as an effort by House Republicans to block enforcement of a long-awaited federal rule directed at curbing workers' exposure to poisonous, deadly rock dust, calling it “a direct...

US health officials strengthen endorsement of RSV shots for oldest Americans

Jun. 26, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Wednesday made a stronger endorsement for RSV vaccinations for people 75 and older, but offered a narrower recommendation for people 60 to 74. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention accepted the recommendations from a...

Gov. Hochul considering a face mask ban on New York City subways, citing antisemitic acts

Jun. 14, 2024 13:53 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday that she is considering a ban on face masks in the New York City subway system due to concerns about people shielding their identities while committing antisemitic acts. Hochul, a Democrat, told reporters the exact details of the...

Cooking and coughing: Respiratory diseases plague Kenya as more people burn wood to save money

Jun. 12, 2024 00:20 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Piles of firewood surrounded Jane Muthoni in her kitchen made of iron sheets. The roof, walls and wooden pillars were covered in soot. As she blew on the flame for tea, the 65-year-old was engulfed in smoke. “I’ve used firewood all my life," she said....

Insmed, Agios rise; DraftKings, Atlantica fall, Tuesday, 5/28/2024

May. 28, 2024 16:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Tuesday: United States Cellular Corp., up $5.24 to $48.22. T-Mobile is buying the telecommunications company's wireless operations and some spectrum assets in a deal valued at $4.4...

California moves closer to requiring new pollutant-warning labels for gas stoves

May. 13, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could require all new gas stoves sold in the state to carry a label warning users about pollutants they can release that have been linked to respiratory illnesses. The state Assembly approved a proposal Monday that would require the label on gas...

Insmed: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 09, 2024 07:23 AM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Insmed Inc. (INSM) on Thursday reported a loss of $157.1 million in its first quarter. The Bridgewater, New Jersey-based company said it had a loss of $1.06 per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations....

Inogen: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 07, 2024 17:55 PM EDT

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Inogen Inc. (INGN) on Tuesday reported a loss of $14.6 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Goleta, California-based company said it had a loss of 62 cents. The results surpassed Wall Street...

Bernie Williams to raise awareness of lung disease at May 3 event in Puerto Rico

May. 01, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Fresh off his New York Philharmonic debut, former New York Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams returns to his native Puerto Rico on Friday for an evening of discussion and performance to raise awareness for Interstitial Lung Disease. Williams will be...