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What are the best ways to diagnose and manage asthma?
18 Jul 2017 at 12:24pm
Scientists have examined the current information available from many different sources on diagnosing and managing mild to moderate asthma in adults and summarized them. They determined that essential, effective treatment must involve a physical and breathing exam, a comprehensive health history of the patient and ask questions that may answer what triggers may cause an asthma attack.
Environmental pollution exposure during pregnancy increases asthma risk for t...
18 Jul 2017 at 8:35am
Exposure to environmental pollutants during pregnancy may increase the risk of asthma for as many as three consecutive generations, according to new research.
Ozone pollution connected to cardiovascular health
17 Jul 2017 at 8:05am
Exposure to ozone, a risk for impaired lung function, is also connected to health changes that can cause cardiovascular disease such as heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke, according to a new study of Chinese adults. A new study followed 89 healthy adults living in Changsha City for one year. They showed blood platelet activation and an increase in blood pressure, suggesting a possible mechanism by which ozone may affect cardiovascular health.
9/11 survivors may be at increased risk of heart and lung disease years later
17 Jul 2017 at 6:10am
People who were exposed to the dust cloud or sustained physical injuries during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 may be at increased long-term risk of asthma, other respiratory diseases and heart attack, according to a new study.
Half of kids who needed epinephrine didn't get it before trip to the emergenc...
12 Jul 2017 at 4:28am
Even kids who were prescribed an epinephrine auto injector didn't receive the life-saving medication when they needed it, new research has found.
Steroids may do more harm than good in some cases of severe asthma
6 Jul 2017 at 8:46am
Corticosteroids, the main treatment for asthma, may worsen the disease in this group of patients, new findings suggest. This will have important clinical implications, say the researchers.
How cats and cows protect farm children from asthma
6 Jul 2017 at 4:21am
It is a known fact that microbes on farms protect children from asthma and allergies. But even non-microbial molecules can have a protective effect. Immunologists have shown that a sialic acid found in farm animals is effective against inflammation of lung tissue. This study opens up a wide variety of perspectives for the prevention of allergies.
Sugar intake during pregnancy is associated with allergy and allergic asthma ...
5 Jul 2017 at 6:19pm
High maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the offspring, according to an early study involving almost 9,000 mother-child pairs.
Repurposed asthma drug shows blood sugar improvement among some diabetics
5 Jul 2017 at 9:32am
After 12 weeks of taking an anti-asthma drug, a subset of patients with type 2 diabetes showed a clinically significant reduction in blood glucose during a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, report researchers.
School's in for asthma medication adherence
3 Jul 2017 at 10:19am
Experts tried to reduce missed doses of daily medications, improve asthma control and tamp down on school children's asthma attacks by outsourcing morning delivery of inhaled corticosteroids to the school nurse.
Food allergies linked to childhood anxiety
29 Jun 2017 at 10:42am
Researchers studied the link between food allergy and childhood anxiety and depression among a sample of predominantly low socioeconomic status minority children and found that children with a food allergy had a significantly higher prevalence of childhood anxiety. Food allergies were not associated with symptoms of childhood depression or with symptoms of anxiety or depression among their caregivers.
Unique stem cells as a potential asthma treatment
28 Jun 2017 at 6:58am
A new therapy developed through stem cell technology holds promise as a treatment for chronic asthma.
Cystic fibrosis alters the structure of mucus in airways
28 Jun 2017 at 6:58am
Cystic fibrosis (CF) alters the structure of mucus produced in airway passages. In pigs affected by CF, mucus strands (made of MUC5B protein) are more tangled than normal, and the sheets of mucus (made of MUC5AC protein) that cover the strands are denser. These structural abnormalities may help explain why people with CF have difficulty clearing mucus from their lungs.
Study casts doubt about link between eczema, cardiovascular disease
16 Jun 2017 at 7:21am
Despite mixed evidence recently about an association between atopic dermatitis and cardiovascular disease, a new study that analyzed more than 250,000 medical records suggests there is no link.
Peer-led self-management programs may not help teenagers with asthma
14 Jun 2017 at 8:28am
A study suggests peer-led self-management programs have little impact on the quality of life or lung function of adolescents with asthma.