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Higher BPA levels linked to more asthma symptoms in children
28 Jul 2020 at 9:12am
Children in low-income neighborhoods in Baltimore tended to have more asthma symptoms when levels of the synthetic chemical BPA (Bisphenol A) in their urine were elevated, according to a new study.
Gene variations at birth reveal origins of inflammation and immune disease
28 Jul 2020 at 8:35am
A study has pinpointed a number of areas of the human genome that may help explain the neonatal origins of chronic immune and inflammatory diseases of later life, including type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and celiac disease.
One in three young adults may face severe COVID-19, study shows
13 Jul 2020 at 7:43am
As the number of young adults infected with the coronavirus surges throughout the nation, a new study indicates that youth may not shield people from serious disease.
Study says inhalers OK to use amid COVID-19 concerns
9 Jul 2020 at 11:15am
Researchers find that the benefits of inhalers for asthma sufferers outweigh the risks of contracting coronavirus, following concerns raised after WHO warned that steroids could reduce immunity.
Living close to green space benefits gut bacteria of urban, formula-fed infants
9 Jul 2020 at 10:56am
Living close to natural green space can mitigate some of the changes in infant gut bacteria associated with formula feeding, according to new research.
Links between parents' and children's asthma and allergies
8 Jul 2020 at 7:59am
New research found that, compared with a father's traits related to allergies and asthma, a mother's traits create a higher risk that a child will develop these same traits in early childhood.
Asthma and allergies more common in teens who stay up late
6 Jul 2020 at 7:08am
Teenagers who prefer to stay up late and wake later in the morning are more likely to suffer with asthma and allergies compared to those who sleep and wake earlier, according to a new study.
Asthma does not seem to increase the severity of COVID-19, research team finds
6 Jul 2020 at 6:41am
Researchers say further study is needed, but those with the chronic respiratory disease don't appear to be at a higher risk of getting extremely ill or dying from coronavirus.
Even minor heart defects are associated with long-term problems in adulthood
29 Jun 2020 at 9:01am
Long-term morbidity as well as a lower level of education and employment rate are common among adults who underwent congenital heart surgery during childhood, regardless of the severity of the defect.
Critical new allergy pathway
25 Jun 2020 at 1:22pm
Researchers have identified the sequence of molecular events by which tiny, tick-like creatures called house dust mites trigger asthma and allergic rhinitis.
Scientists uncover immune cells that may lower airway allergy and asthma risk
12 Jun 2020 at 2:22pm
Scientists offer a clue to why non-allergic people don't have a strong reaction to house dust mites. They've uncovered a previously unknown subset of T cells that may control allergic immune reactions and asthma from ever developing in response to house dust mites -- and other possible allergens.
Immune cells multiply and diversify in mouse lungs at birth
2 Jun 2020 at 8:43am
An explosion in the number and types of immune cells in the lungs of newborn mice likely helps them adapt to breathing and protects them from infection, says a new study.
New study from pandemic epicenter describes severe COVID-19 response in children
19 May 2020 at 11:11am
While most children infected with the novel coronavirus have mild symptoms, a subset requires hospitalization and a small number require intensive care. A new report describes the clinical characteristics and outcomes of children hospitalized with COVID-19, during the early days of the pandemic.
Mucus breakthrough could help patients breathe easy
13 May 2020 at 5:17am
New insights into the molecular mechanisms driving mucus viscosity were have been discovered. A discovery about how mucus thickness is regulated could help to improve airway-clearing treatment options for people with chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Chronic illness in childhood linked to higher rates of mental illness
4 May 2020 at 8:41am
Children with long-term health conditions may be more likely to experience mental illness in early adolescence than healthy children, according to new research.