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September 24, 2016

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September 24, 2016

Childhood BMI Linked With Asthma Hospital Admissions, but Differs Between Men and Women

Sep. 5, 2016 — Childhood body mass index (BMI) has been associated with hospital admissions for asthma in early adulthood, with overweight BMI measures increasing the risk of admission in women and underweight BMI ... read more

Decision-Making Tool May Help Doctors Cut Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescribing

Sep. 1, 2016 — Respiratory tract infections (RTI) with cough are the most common reason children are prescribed antibiotics by their doctors, but up to a third of prescriptions may be unnecessary. A new study of ... read more

Young Children's Antibiotic Exposure Associated With Higher Food Allergy Risk

Sep. 1, 2016 — Antibiotic treatment within the first year of life may wipe out more than an unwanted infection: exposure to the drugs is associated with an increase in food allergy diagnosis, new research ... read more

Career Advice for Young Allergy Patients

Sep. 1, 2016 — Approximately one-third of apprentices in Germany are at elevated risk of occupational asthma, allergies, and dermatitis. A new study used a systematic search of the literature as the basis for ... read more

Combination Drug Therapy for Asthma Patients Is Safe, Study Shows

Aug. 31, 2016 — A post-marketing safety study mandated by the US Food and Drug Administration has shown that a combination drug therapy for the treatment of asthma is safe and ... read more

Children With Asthma Attacks Triggered by Colds Less Responsive to Standard Treatment

Aug. 30, 2016 — A study confirms that respiratory viral detection, not child's age, explains the high rate of hospitalization for asthma attacks in children under ... read more

Asthma Care Costs UK at Least £1.1 Billion Each Year, Study Shows

Aug. 29, 2016 — Asthma costs the UK health service at least 1.1 billion pounds each year, research has ... read more

Aug. 26, 2016 — In adults with a house dust mite allergy, a cascade of inflammatory signals on the surface of the airways leads to airway remodeling. This process cannot be influenced by standard cortisone ... read more

Children With Food Allergies Predisposed to Asthma, Rhinitis

Aug. 25, 2016 — Children with a history of food allergy have a high risk of developing asthma and allergic rhinitis during childhood as well. The risk increases with the number of food allergies a child might have. ... read more

Late-Onset Asthma Linked to Increased Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

Aug. 24, 2016 — People diagnosed with asthma as adults may have an increased risk of developing heart disease and stroke. Cardiovascular risk factors should be closely monitored in patients with late-onset asthma, ... read more

Asthma Risk Increases When Child Had Bronchiolitis

Aug. 24, 2016 — Asthma risk increased 17 times when children who had bronchiolitis in the first two years of life also had a common variation of the Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 gene, new research ... read more

Asthma: Researchers Have Discovered a Type of Eosinophil That Plays a Protective and Beneficial Role

Aug. 22, 2016 — The eosinophils that contribute to inflammation and exacerbation of the asthmatic response had been known to scientists for some time. But another type of eosinophil has been discovered that, to the ... read more

Vaping May Lead to Fewer Respiratory Infections for Ex-Smokers

Aug. 19, 2016 — The majority of smokers who successfully switch to vaping say they have fewer respiratory infections, according to a study. The researchers say that this is because smoking increases susceptibility ... read more

Acetaminophen Does Not Aggravate Children's Asthma

Aug. 17, 2016 — Contrary to earlier reports, giving acetaminophen (Tylenol, etc.) for pain and fever does not worsen asthma in young children with the condition, concludes a randomized ... read more

Steroid Treatments With Fewer Side Effects?

Aug. 17, 2016 — An improved therapy to replace essential steroids in the body is a step closer thanks to new research. The treatment could help people unable to produce a class of steroids called corticosteroids, ... read more

Study Suggests Ways to Block Hypertension in Those With Sleep Apnea

Aug. 16, 2016 — Suppressing hydrogen sulfide production in the carotid body may block the hypertension associated with sleep ... read more

Pulmonary Complications in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Aug. 15, 2016 — A new article outlines the pulmonary outcomes among childhood cancer survivors. The study also evaluates the impact of complications such as asthma, chronic cough, emphysema and recurrent pneumonia ... read more

Aug. 8, 2016 — Researchers identified two types of olfactory receptors in human muscle cells of bronchi. If those receptors are activated by binding an odorant, bronchi dilate and contract -- a potential approach ... read more

Asthma Pill Could Reduce Symptoms in Severe Sufferers

Aug. 5, 2016 — The first new asthma pill for nearly 20 years has the power to significantly reduce the severity of the condition, a new study has ... read more

Discovery of Infants' Airway Microbiomes May Help Predict Lung Disease

Aug. 5, 2016 — In contrast to the general belief that the airways of an infant are sterile until after birth, researchers have found that the infant airway is already colonized with bacteria when a baby is born -- ... read more

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