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Steroid inhalers/pills for asthma linked to heightened risk of brittle bones ...
20 Oct 2020 at 4:01pm
Taking steroid inhalers or tablets to treat asthma or control flare-ups is linked to a heightened risk of brittle bones (osteoporosis) and increased vulnerability to broken bones (fragility fractures), finds new research.
First reported UK case of sudden permanent hearing loss linked to COVID-19
13 Oct 2020 at 4:08pm
Although uncommon, sudden permanent hearing loss seems to be linked to COVID-19 infection in some people, warn doctors, reporting the first UK case.
Heat has stronger effect on health in less developed cities, study finds
8 Oct 2020 at 11:21am
Compared to high income cities, less developed cities in Brazil have a higher hospitalization rate associated with increased heat exposure, according to a new study.
A step toward helping patients breathe deeply
25 Sep 2020 at 8:36am
Researchers report that a protein called TL1A drives fibrosis in several mouse models, triggering tissue remodeling, and making it harder for lungs and airways to function normally.
Children who take steroids at increased risk for diabetes, high blood pressur...
17 Sep 2020 at 5:41am
Children who take oral steroids to treat asthma or autoimmune diseases have an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood clots, according to new researchers. The study is the first to quantify these complications of oral steroids in a nationwide population of children.
Imaging agent spotlights inflammation
14 Sep 2020 at 6:19am
Researchers have created a new PET imaging agent that detects signs of inflammation. Such a tracer could aid diagnosis and study of diseases ranging from cardiovascular disease to cancer to COVID-19.
Asthma patients given risky levels of steroid tablets
13 Sep 2020 at 1:29pm
More than one quarter of asthma patients have been prescribed potentially dangerous amounts of steroid tablets, with researchers warning this puts them at greater risk of serious side-effects.
Children with asthma could benefit from prescribing according to genetic diff...
7 Sep 2020 at 3:31pm
Selecting treatments according to genetic differences could help children and teenagers with asthma, according to new research. The trial, which compares patients treated according to small genetic differences with patients treated according to existing guidelines, is the first of its kind in children and teenagers.
Bronchitis as a child predicts worse lung health in middle age
3 Sep 2020 at 4:59pm
People who had bronchitis at least once before the age of seven are more likely to develop lung problems in later life, according to new research. However, the lung diseases they suffer from by the age of 53 were usually asthma and pneumonia rather than chronic bronchitis.
Exposure to cadmium in the womb linked to childhood asthma and allergies
2 Sep 2020 at 3:24pm
Babies born with higher levels of cadmium in their umbilical cord blood may be more likely to develop childhood asthma and allergies, according to new research.
Antibody blockade effective in treatment of severe COVID-19
31 Aug 2020 at 6:47am
Researchers find an overlap in the pathogenesis of cytokine release syndrome and COVID-19, and show that the symptoms of both can be alleviated by IL-6 signaling blockade.
Asthma may not be a significant risk factor for severe COVID-19
31 Aug 2020 at 6:01am
New research examines whether asthma is a significant risk factor for developing COVID-19 that is severe enough to warrant hospitalization and intubation.
Compared to placebo, vitamin D has no benefit for severe asthma attacks, stud...
25 Aug 2020 at 8:36am
Contrary to earlier observational results, vitamin D supplements do not prevent severe asthma attacks in at-risk children, according to the first placebo-controlled clinical trial to test this relationship.
Electronic alert reduces excessive prescribing of short-acting asthma relievers
23 Aug 2020 at 5:15pm
An automatic, electronic alert on general practitioners' computer screens can help to prevent excessive prescribing of short-acting asthma reliever medication, according to new research.
Air pollution linked to higher risk of young children developing asthma
19 Aug 2020 at 4:42pm
Children exposed to higher levels of fine particles in the air (known as PM2.5) are more likely to develop asthma and persistent wheezing than children who are not exposed, finds a new study.