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February 19, 2017

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February 19, 2017

Research on Short-Term Effects of Air Pollution on the Health of Airways of Children With Chronic Respiratory Complaints

Feb. 6, 2017 — Starting in 2017, researchers will commence their study on the effects of days with high air pollution on respiratory complaints, medication use and lung function of children suffering from chronic ... read more

Missing Link for Fighting Viral Pneumonia Identified

Feb. 3, 2017 — According to the Centers for Disease Control, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes about 60,000 hospitalizations of children aged 0 to four, and nearly 200,000 hospitalizations and 14,000 deaths ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — In homes of children sensitized and exposed to cockroaches, a single intervention -- the strategic placement of insecticidal bait -- results in eradication of cockroaches and improved asthma outcomes ... read more

Better Diagnosis of Fungal Infections Key to Reducing Antibiotic Resistance

Jan. 17, 2017 — Poor diagnosis worldwide of fungal disease causes doctors to overprescribe antibiotics, increasing harmful resistance to antimicrobial drugs, according to a new ... read more

Innovative Imaging, Surgery Treats Lymph Condition in Adults

Jan. 10, 2017 — Researchers who developed a safe and effective procedure to remove thick clogs in children's airways are now reporting similar success in adult patients. In this rare condition, called plastic ... read more

Heartburn Pills in Pregnancy May Be Linked to Childhood Asthma

Jan. 9, 2017 — Children born to mothers who take heartburn medication during pregnancy may have a greater risk of developing asthma, research suggests. Advice for expectant moms should not change based on these ... read more

Why Is Asthma Worse in Black Patients?

Jan. 6, 2017 — African Americans may be less responsive to asthma treatment and more likely to die from the condition, in part, because they have a unique type of airway inflammation, according to a study. The ... read more

Genetics Play a Significant Role in Immunity

Jan. 5, 2017 — Nearly three-quarters of immune traits are influenced by genes, new research ... read more

Fewer Kids Visited ERs for Asthma After Indoor Smoking Bans

Dec. 28, 2016 — Emergency rooms in communities with indoor smoking bans reported a 17 percent decrease in the number of children needing care for asthma attacks, according to new ... read more

How Much Money Is Spent on Health Care for Kids, Where Does It Go?

Dec. 29, 2016 — Health care spending on children grew 56 percent between 1996 and 2013, with the most money spent in 2013 on inpatient well-newborn care, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and ... read more

New Mathematical Model Provides 'Disease Causation Index'

Dec. 27, 2016 — Patients with complex diseases have a higher risk of developing another. Multi-morbidity represents a huge problem in everyday clinical practice, because it makes it more difficult to provide ... read more

Dec. 22, 2016 — Scientists have pinpointed specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution. These findings provide a new therapeutic candidate to treat asthma and related respiratory ... read more

New Moms Moving Toward Pumped Milk in a Bottle

Dec. 7, 2016 — New moms are increasingly using expressed breast milk (either pumped or expressed by hand) instead of directly breastfeeding their babies, according to a Canadian ... read more

Inactive Lifestyle Linked to Ozone-Related Lung Disease

Dec. 6, 2016 — An inactive lifestyle may increase the risk of environmentally induced asthma symptoms. In a new study, researchers found that sedentary rats exposed to varying degrees of ozone, a type of air ... read more

High Rates of Respiratory Diseases and Exposures Among US Veterans

Dec. 5, 2016 — US military veterans have high rates of potentially harmful respiratory exposures--which are linked to an increased likelihood of respiratory diseases, reports a ... read more

Turning Off Asthma Attacks

Dec. 2, 2016 — Working with human immune cells in the laboratory, researchers report they have identified a critical cellular "off" switch for the inflammatory immune response that contributes to ... read more

Potential Asthma Treatment Worth Its Salt

Dec. 9, 2016 — Investigations into novel solid forms of the anti-inflammatory drug oxaprozin may lead to a new combined asthma ... read more

Almost Half of Kids Childcare Children Have Respiratory Virus, Study Shows

Nov. 28, 2016 — Forty-three per cent of children at two daycare centers researchers studied had at least one virus in their respiratory tract, a new study ... read more

Schools Environment Associated With Asthma Symptoms

Nov. 21, 2016 — Do air-borne allergens in schools affect students' asthma symptoms? A new study examined that question in a study that included 284 students (ages 4 to 13) enrolled at 37 inner-city schools in ... read more

Nov. 21, 2016 — A new method that stops allergic reactions by removing a key receptor from mast cells and basophils has now been developed by researchers. Their work has implications for the treatment of skin ... read more

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