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Air pollution increases ER visits for breathing problems
18 Jan 2019 at 9:30am
As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest US study of air pollution and respiratory emergency room visits of patients of all ages.
Mechanism for impaired allergic inflammation in infants may explain hygiene h...
9 Jan 2019 at 8:01am
New research describes a mechanism in a mouse model of asthma that supports the hygiene hypothesis -- researchers found that infant mice need a higher exposure to a bacterial endotoxin, compared to adult mice, to avoid developing asthma-like reactions to house dust mites. The hygiene hypothesis suggests that decreased exposure to microbial products in industrialized nations is the main driver of increased allergic airway disease.
Engineers create an inhalable form of messenger RNA
4 Jan 2019 at 7:40am
In an advance that could lead to new treatments for lung disease, researchers have now designed an inhalable form of mRNA. This aerosol could be administered directly to the lungs to help treat diseases such as cystic fibrosis, the researchers say.
Flu is serious for pregnant women and others at high risk
19 Dec 2018 at 4:59am
Those at high-risk for flu complications such as hospitalization and death -- including pregnant women -- should be tested and treated as soon as possible, suggest new influenza guidelines.
Experimental findings support a connection between mucins in the lung and pul...
18 Dec 2018 at 6:30am
A team of investigators has identified a connection between mucus in the small airways and pulmonary fibrosis.
Scientists create most accurate tool yet developed to predict asthma in young...
13 Dec 2018 at 5:36am
Scientists have created and tested a decision tool that appears to be the most accurate, non-invasive method yet developed to predict asthma in young children.
Lengthy time to conception and fertility treatment might affect child's asthm...
4 Dec 2018 at 3:36pm
Children whose parents take more than a year to get pregnant and who use fertility treatment may be at heightened risk of developing asthma, suggests a large population-based study.
Weight likely cause for one-fourth of asthma cases in kids with obesity
26 Nov 2018 at 6:32am
A study including health data for more than 500,000 children in the US suggests obesity might be to blame for about a quarter (23 to 27 percent) of asthma in children who are obese. This could mean about 10 percent of all kids ages 2 to 17 with asthma -- almost 1 million children in the US -- might have avoided the illness by maintaining a healthy weight.
Environmental exposures early in life modify immune responses
21 Nov 2018 at 11:27am
The prevalence of allergic diseases has increased significantly over the last decades, creating substantial financial and societal burdens. Due to this, researchers are trying to discover new approaches to the prevention and treatment of these diseases.
Widely used reference for the human genome is missing 300 million bits of DNA
19 Nov 2018 at 1:00pm
Experts say additional reference genomes from different populations are needed for research.
Severe eczema may best be treated by allergy shots
16 Nov 2018 at 5:32am
A medically-challenging case found that allergy shots provided significant benefits to the eczema symptoms suffered by a 48-year-old man.
Sucking your baby's pacifier to clean it may prevent allergies
16 Nov 2018 at 5:32am
New research suggests a link between parental sucking on a pacifier and a lower allergic response among young children.
New inflammation inhibitor discovered
15 Nov 2018 at 11:49am
A multidisciplinary team of researchers have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule with a new mechanism of action. By inhibiting a certain protein, the researchers were able to reduce the signals that trigger an inflammation.
No link between 'hypoallergenic' dogs and lower risk of childhood asthma
15 Nov 2018 at 8:53am
Growing up with dogs is linked to a lower risk of asthma, especially if the dogs are female, a new study shows. However, the researchers found no relation between 'allergy friendly' breeds and a lower risk of asthma.
Can scientists change mucus to make it easier to clear, limiting harm to lungs?
12 Nov 2018 at 4:19pm
For people with conditions such as cystic fibrosis and COPD, mucus can get too thick and sticky; coughing alone can't clear it. Infections develop, leading to severe chronic disease and early death. Now, for the first time, scientists have shown why coughing often cannot tear mucus apart and away from the airway lining. And they showed how to make mucus thinner and less sticky so coughing can become a therapeutic aid.