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Ozone threat from climate change
23 Jul 2019 at 9:19am
We know the recent extreme heat is something that we can expect more of as a result of increasing temperatures due to climate change. But a new study warns that there's another impact -- worsened air quality due to an increase in the number and intensity of 'ozone alert' days.
Strong family relationships may help with asthma outcomes for children
18 Jul 2019 at 8:24am
Positive family relationships might help youth to maintain good asthma management behaviors even in the face of difficult neighborhood conditions, according to a new study.
Cracks in the skin of eczema patients promote allergic diseases
17 Jul 2019 at 8:03pm
Many babies with eczema go on to develop food allergies, asthma and hay fever, and researchers say it's not a coincidence. The cracks caused by eczema weaken the skin barrier, allowing allergens to penetrate the skin and cause a sequence of allergic diseases, what experts call the 'atopic march.'
Health insurance idea could help millions of Americans spend less
17 Jul 2019 at 11:26am
New federal rule could reduce out-of-pocket costs for key drugs and services for people with chronic conditions in high-deductible health plans with health savings accounts.
No link between flu vaccine in pregnancy and later health problems in children
10 Jul 2019 at 4:39pm
There is no association between exposure to the 2009 H1N1 'swine flu' vaccine during pregnancy and health problems in early childhood, concludes a new study.
'Chaos' in the home linked to poor asthma control in children
9 Jul 2019 at 11:12am
A chaotic household, as well as child and parent depression, are risk factors for worse asthma outcomes in urban minority children, according to a new article.
Integrated, multi-'omic' studies of asthma could lead to precision treatment
2 Jul 2019 at 8:28am
Carefully designed, integrated multi-'omic' studies could accelerate the use of precision medicine for asthma patients, according to researchers.
'Back to school asthma' linked to tripling in rate of health service appointm...
1 Jul 2019 at 3:46pm
'Back to school asthma' -- a seasonal peak in cases associated with the start of the school year in September -- is linked to a tripling in the rate of family doctor (GP) appointments across England.
New knowledge on the development of asthma
26 Jun 2019 at 1:03pm
Researchers have studied which genes are expressed in overactive immune cells in mice with asthma-like inflammation of the airways. Their results suggest that the synthesis and breakdown of fats plays an important part in the process.
Good physical fitness in middle age linked to lower chronic lung disease risk
18 Jun 2019 at 4:20pm
Good heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness in middle age is associated with a lower long term risk of chronic lung disease (COPD), suggests new research.
Farm-like indoor microbiota may protect children from asthma also in urban homes
17 Jun 2019 at 9:51am
A child's risk of developing asthma is the lower the more the microbiota of the child's home resembles that of a farm house. This was shown by a study conducted by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare that analysed indoor microbiota from 400 Finnish and 1,000 German homes.
Childhood respiratory disorders may be diagnosed with a smartphone
5 Jun 2019 at 5:11pm
Automated cough analysis technology incorporated in a smartphone app could help to diagnose childhood respiratory disorders, according to a new study.
Occupational hazards account for more than one in ten people with range of lu...
31 May 2019 at 10:58am
More than 1 in 10 people with a range of non-cancerous lung diseases may be sick as a result of inhaling vapors, gas, dust or fumes at work, according to a new statement.
Pollen allergies occur more frequently in anxiety sufferers
28 May 2019 at 9:04am
Seasonal allergies to different types of grass or tree pollen are more common in people with anxiety disorders, while patients with depression are more likely to suffer from perennial allergies triggered by allergens such as animal hair. Conversely, food and drug allergies were unaffected by these psychosocial disorders.
Scientists (dis)solve a century-long mystery to treat asthma and airway infla...
23 May 2019 at 11:31am
Research groups have solved a century-long puzzle about the presence of protein crystals in asthma. Normally, proteins do not crystallize in the body, but there are some instances where this process does occur.