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May 5, 2015

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May 5, 2015

Witnessing Drug Problems or Domestic Violence Causes Greater Asthma Incidence

Apr. 2, 2015 — Children exposed to greater number of adverse childhood experiences had increased risk of asthma incidence, research shows. The survey drew from interviews with parents of more than 92,000 children ... read more

Ozone Air Pollution Could Harm Women's Fertility

Mar. 29, 2015 — Many urban and suburban areas have high levels of ground-level ozone, an air pollutant that can adversely affect lung and heart health. New research in mice suggests breathing high levels of ozone ... read more

South-East Asian Haze Increases Risk of Respiratory Mortality

Mar. 19, 2015 — Research has shown a significant association between haze events in South-East Asia and mortality rates caused by respiratory illness on the west coast of peninsular ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — In diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the body produces too much mucus, making breathing difficult. New research provides clues to potentially counteract ... read more

Researchers Uncover a Mechanism Linking Inhaled Diesel Pollution and Respiratory Distress

Mar. 14, 2015 — Researchers have, for the first time, shown how exhaust pollution from diesel engines is able to affect nerves within the lung. Air pollution is a significant threat to health, they say, and ... read more

Bariatric Surgery Appears to Cut Risks for Serious Asthma-Related Events

Mar. 13, 2015 — Bariatric surgery can significantly reduce the risk of asthma attacks -- also called exacerbations -- in obese patients with asthma, research shows. The report is the first to find that significant ... read more

Scientists Open Door for Asthma Cure

Mar. 10, 2015 — Scientists have identified a way to target a recently discovered cell type that causes asthma, paving the way to cure the chronic respiratory disease that affects 25 million ... read more

Smoking When Pregnant Increases Cancer Risk for Daughters

Mar. 5, 2015 — Women who smoke when pregnant are putting their daughters at a greater risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer later in life, a new study has determined. Findings also demonstrated that mothers ... read more

'Life-Prolonging' Research for Cystic Fibrosis Patients Underway

Mar. 5, 2015 — Preventing lung infections in childhood could stop later life-threatening infections for people with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to recent research. Scientists are investigating how bacteria ... read more

Mar. 4, 2015 — A 20-year study shows that decreasing air pollution in Los Angeles has led to healthier lungs for millennials when compared to children in the '90s. The gains in lung function paralleled ... read more

Infant Gut Bacteria and Food Sensitization: Associations in the First Year of Life

Mar. 4, 2015 — New light has been shed on changes in intestinal bacteria of infants that can predict future development of food allergies or asthma. The research reveals that infants with a fewer number of ... read more

Marijuana: The Allergen You Never Knew Existed

Mar. 3, 2015 — As marijuana’s legal status throughout the country continues to change, people should know it can cause allergic ... read more

Pregnant Women With Asthma Need to Curb Urge to Ask for Antibiotics

Mar. 3, 2015 — Twice as many children born to mothers who took antibiotics during pregnancy were diagnosed with asthma by age 3 than children born to mothers who didn’t take prenatal antibiotics, a new study has ... read more

Feb. 24, 2015 — Teen girls who live in rural areas are more likely than their male counterparts to have undiagnosed asthma, and they often are at a higher risk of depression, according to researchers. ... read more

Marine Oil Supplement Has Positive Effects on Post-Exercise Muscle Damage

Feb. 24, 2015 — There may be a greater connection between mussels and muscles than previously thought. A new study has found that taking a pre-exercise supplement of the omega-3 PCSO-524, a marine oil lipid derived ... read more

Investigational Drug Can Reduce Asthma Flareups

Feb. 24, 2015 — An investigational drug appears to cut the risk of severe asthma attacks in half for patients who have difficulty controlling the disorder with standard medications, according to results from two ... read more

Advocacy, Race Affect Flu Vaccination Rates

Feb. 23, 2015 — A doctor's recommendation and a patient's race may influence flu vaccination rates, according to researchers. Researchers found that 90 percent of patients received vaccination if their ... read more

Breastfeeding, Other Factors Help Shape Immune System Early in Life

Feb. 21, 2015 — Researchers say that breastfeeding and other factors influence a baby's immune system development and susceptibility to allergies and asthma by what's in their ... read more

Protein Linked to Development of Asthma

Feb. 20, 2015 — Researchers have linked a specific protein, CCL28, to the development of post-viral infection asthma, which is the first step in generating a novel type of asthma therapy designed to prevent ... read more

Feb. 19, 2015 — The clinical efficacy of gallopamil in 31 patients with severe asthma has been demonstrated through a new study. This chronic disease is characterized by remodeling of the bronchi, which exacerbates ... read more

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