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Cooking with wood or coal is linked to increased risk of respiratory illness ...
21 Sep 2018 at 6:24am
Burning wood or coal to cook food is associated with increased risk of hospitalization or dying from respiratory diseases.
Gut fungus exacerbates asthma in antibiotic-treated mice
20 Sep 2018 at 1:10pm
A non-pathogenic fungus can expand in the intestines of antibiotic-treated mice and enhance the severity of allergic airways disease, according to a new study. The findings suggest that alterations in gut microbiota induced by intestinal fungi might be a previously unrecognized but potentially important risk of antibiotic therapy in patients with asthma and other respiratory diseases.
Investigational steroid mirrors prednisone's benefits while taming its side e...
20 Sep 2018 at 1:08pm
A head-to-head trial comparing the decades-old steroid, prednisone, and a promising new steroid, vamorolone, finds both act on the same key set of genetic pathways involved in controlling inflammation, indicates a new study. However, the study suggests the new investigational steroid doesn't activate several additional pathways involved in prednisone's bevy of undesirable side effects.
Test could detect patients at risk from lethal fungal spores
20 Sep 2018 at 4:59am
Scientists have discovered a genetic mutation in humans linked to a 17-fold increase in the amount of dangerous fungal spores in the lungs. The study could allow doctors to screen patients at risk from Aspergillus, and could easily be developed into a test.
Green space near home during childhood linked to fewer respiratory problems i...
18 Sep 2018 at 3:05pm
Children who have access to green spaces close to their homes have fewer respiratory problems, such as asthma and wheezing, in adulthood, according to new research. In contrast, children who are exposed to air pollution are more likely to experience respiratory problems as young adults.
Father's obesity in early puberty doubles asthma-risk for future offspring
18 Sep 2018 at 8:09am
Boys who have considerable weight gain between childhood and puberty, double the risk of having asthma as an adult, and for future offspring.
Children with asthma are less likely to finish school and to work in non-manu...
16 Sep 2018 at 12:27pm
People who suffer with persistent asthma from a young age are more likely to leave school at 16 years old and those who make it to university are more likely to drop out early, according to new research. The research also suggests that when this group of children grow up, they are less likely to work in certain non-manual occupations such as police officer, clerk or foreman.
Cord blood clue to respiratory diseases
16 Sep 2018 at 12:27pm
New research has found children born during high pollen months may have a greater risk of developing respiratory diseases such as asthma.
People with asthma at higher risk of becoming obese
15 Sep 2018 at 7:35am
Obesity is known to be a risk factor for developing asthma but a new study shows that the reverse is also true: people with asthma are more likely to go on to become obese. The new research indicates that those who develop asthma as adults and those who have non-allergic asthma are at the greatest risk of obesity.
Inhaled steroids may increase risk of nontuberculous mycobacteria lung infect...
15 Sep 2018 at 7:35am
Patients using inhaled steroids to control asthma and other breathing problems may be at greater risk for developing nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung infections, according to new research.
How cells handle a sticky, toxic, but absolutely essential molecule
14 Sep 2018 at 11:14am
A team of researchers has solved a long-standing puzzle by identifying the protein that 'chaperones' free heme in cells.
Obesity alters airway muscle function, increases asthma risk
13 Sep 2018 at 8:39am
Obesity changes how airway muscles function, increasing the risk of developing asthma, a new study suggests.
Fighting the cold virus and other threats, body makes trade-off, says study
11 Sep 2018 at 12:25pm
A research team has revealed how cells in different parts of the human airway vary in their response to the common cold virus. Their finding could help solve the mystery of why some people exposed to the cold virus get ill while others don't, said the researchers.
Industry-certified masks offer better protection from volcanic ash exposure
11 Sep 2018 at 12:24pm
A new study finds that industry-certified particle masks are most effective at protecting people from volcanic ash, while commonly used surgical masks offer less protection.
Chronic diseases driven by metabolic dysfunction
9 Sep 2018 at 7:32am
Progress in treating chronic illness, where the cause of the problem is often unknown, has lagged. Chronic conditions like cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease defy easy explanation, let alone remedy. Medical researchers now posit that chronic disease is essentially the consequence of the natural healing cycle becoming blocked, specifically by disruptions at the metabolic and cellular levels.