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April 26, 2017

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April 26, 2017

When Air Pollution Is Bad, Know How to Protect Yourself

Mar. 23, 2017 — There are steps we can take to protect ourselves and our families from air pollution, which has well-documented negative consequences for childhood asthma, birth outcomes, pregnancy risks, ... read more

Asthma: Researchers Discover How Exposure to Microbes Protects Against Asthma

Mar. 21, 2017 — The incidence of asthma is increasing steadily. One of the reasons given for this rise is the excessive level of hygiene in our environment. Studies have indeed shown that exposure to a so-called ... read more

Support People With Asthma to Manage Their Illness, Researchers Say

Mar. 17, 2017 — Every person with asthma should have access to a personal action plan to help them control their condition, researchers say. Helping people with asthma take control of their own illness reduces ... read more

City Living Can Make Asthma Worse for Poor Children, Study Finds

Mar. 15, 2017 — Results of a new study using US national data add to evidence that living in inner cities can worsen asthma in poor children. They also document persistent racial/ethnic disparities in ... read more

Novel Technique Helps Diagnose Swimming-Induced Respiratory Condition

Mar. 13, 2017 — Exercise-induced obstruction of the larynx, or voice box, is often a cause of respiratory symptoms in athletes and is particularly prevalent in swimmers. A new report reveals a method to accurately ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — A study shows where and when Houston students with asthma were most likely to suffer attacks that required emergency treatment over a 10-year span. The study suggests how school districts can best ... read more

Breath of Fresh Air for Severe Asthma Research

Mar. 10, 2017 — New research points to immunological differences in responses to steroids in patients with severe asthma, suggesting why corticosteroids may paradoxically perpetuate inflammation in severe ... read more

Mar. 10, 2017 — Bedcovers that form a barrier to house dust mites appear to reduce asthma flare-ups in children, according to new ... read more

Asthmatics Less Able to Fight Off Flu

Mar. 9, 2017 — People with asthma are likely to have worse symptoms when they get the flu because they have weaker immune systems, new research has ... read more

Women Suffer from Asthma Symptoms More Frequently and More Severely Than Men

Mar. 7, 2017 — Women suffer more frequently and more severely from pollen and food allergies and therefore also from asthma. Firstly, female sex hormones increase the risk and symptoms of asthma and allergies and, ... read more

Mouse Arrest: Professional Pest Management No More Effective Than Do-It-Yourself Allergen Reduction in Improving Asthma Symptoms

Mar. 6, 2017 — A professional pest management intervention was no better in decreasing asthma symptoms in children allergic to mice than teaching families how to reduce the level of allergens shed by mice in the ... read more

New Technique Removes the Cause of Allergic Asthma: Antibodies Are Suctioned Off

Mar. 3, 2017 — Allergies are the most common cause of asthma. The immune system over-reacts to harmless substances such as birch or grass pollen, for example, forming immunoglobulin E antibodies (IgE). Together ... read more

Racial Gap in Children's Asthma Linked to Social Inequality

Mar. 1, 2017 — African-American and poor children in the United States suffer disproportionately from asthma. But according to a new study, racial and socio-economic gaps in the proportion of children in Houston ... read more

Study Brings Hope of a New Treatment for Asthma Sufferers

Mar. 1, 2017 — Improved treatments for people with severe asthma are a ‘step closer’ after a research team identified a breakthrough in the cause of airway ... read more

Inhaler Users Get About Half as Much Medicine as They Should from Each Puff

Feb. 28, 2017 — Tens of millions of Americans use aerosol inhalers each day, and new studies by electrical engineers and pulmonologists have identified critical errors that are causing many inhaler users to get only ... read more

Asthma Drugs Could Prevent Prevent Deadly Form of Pneumonia, Research Suggests

Feb. 22, 2017 — Two drugs used to treat asthma and allergies may offer a way to prevent a form of pneumonia that can kill up to 40 percent of people who contract it, researchers at the University of Virginia School ... read more

E-Cigarettes Popular Among Smokers With Existing Illnesses

Feb. 21, 2017 — Current and former smokers suffering from illnesses like chronic lung or cardiovascular disease are more likely to use e-cigarettes, investigators ... read more

Yeast Found in Babies' Guts Increases Risk of Asthma

Feb. 17, 2017 — Microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor that they will develop asthma in childhood. The new research furthers our understanding of ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — New research shows how epithelial cells naturally turn over, maintaining constant numbers between cell division and cell ... read more

Evidence Points to Fish Oil to Fight Asthma

Feb. 9, 2017 — Scientists have discovered new essential information about omega 3 fatty acids contained in fish oil and how they could be used for asthma ... read more

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