Tag: Asthma

NYC, Los Angeles Among Cities With Highest Rate Of Childhood Asthma Cases Due To Traffic Pollution

New York and Los Angeles landed in the top 10 cities with the highest new cases of childhood asthma linked to exposure to traffic pollution around the world. The study examined childhood asthma incidence across 125 major cities.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 12, 2019

Can Food Allergies Be This Severe? 11-Year-Old Cameron Jean-Pierre Dies Due To Smell Of Fish Cooking

An 11-year-old boy from Brooklyn died from a severe form of an allergic reaction after smelling a fish being cooked. Experts said that hypersensitivity to food particles is increasingly becoming a problem among children.

Public Health January 9, 2019

Better Asthma Treatment May Be In Sight With New Genetic Study

One of the largest genetic studies involving people with moderate-to-severe asthmatic conditions offered interesting insights. The study findings revealed that the fundamental cause of the disease could help in early diagnosis and make the treatment more effective.

Public Health December 14, 2018

Study Finds A Link Between Obesity And Risk Of Asthma

Obese children have a higher risk of developing asthma than the ones of normal weight, according to a new research. The study aimed to look at how weight affects the development of asthma in children.

Public Health November 27, 2018

Eating Fruits And Vegetables Could Reduce Symptoms Of Asthma, New Study Claims

A new study conducted by French researchers claimed that maintaining a healthy diet of fruits and vegetable lessen the symptoms of asthma. The study was published in the European Respiratory Journal.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 13, 2018

Increasing Steroid Doses Does Not Prevent Sudden Asthma Attack, May Stunt Growth In Children

Experts do not recommend an increased dose of inhaled steroids for treating asthma in children. A new study suggests that frequent and high-dose steroid inhalation may affect a child's growth.

Public Health March 5, 2018

How To Prevent Asthma Symptoms While Using Household Cleaning Products

Got asthma while cleaning the house? The most common household cleaning products such as bleach, window and glass cleaner, and air fresheners trigger asthma symptoms and migraines. Here's a guide on how to prevent asthma symptoms while using cleaning products.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 26, 2018

Cleaning Products As Damaging To Lungs As 20 Cigarettes Per Day: Safety Tips To Protect Your Health

Working with cleaning products can have the same damaging effects to the lungs as smoking a pack of cigarette per day. What are some safer options for people who clean their homes?

Public Health February 19, 2018

Chemical Cleaning Product Use Linked To Lung Function Decline Among Women: Study

Women who use chemical spray cleaning products were found to have greater lung function decline comparable to smoking about 20 pack-years. Results show a need to ficus on the harmful effects of such chemicals.

Public Health February 17, 2018

GSK Recalls Around 600,000 Ventolin Asthma Inhalers In The US

GlaxoSmithKline voluntarily recalled over 593,000 inhalers due to a defect in its packaging, which caused suspected propellant leakage. The company confirmed that this issue was not a direct threat to patients inhaling the product.

Public Health April 6, 2017

How To Survive Spring Allergies And Limit Pollen Exposure

The early allergy season we are experiencing this year caused a spike in pollen counts, which trigger allergic reactions. Find out how to keep your home allergen-free and how to avoid pollen exposure outdoors.

Public Health March 20, 2017

Asthma Risk High Among Kids With Moms Short On Vitamin E

Children born to mothers with low vitamin E levels bear a higher risk of asthma and require medication in early years. In mothers, the problem is accentuated by the shortage of alpha-tocopherol that comes from sunflower and safflower oils.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2017

Children Suffering With Asthma At Higher Risk Of Becoming Obese

Children suffering from asthma are more likely to become obese, according to a new study. An early diagnosis and treatment of asthma may help in the prevention of obesity.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2017

Asthma May Be Misdiagnosed In One Out Of Three Adults: Study

Studying over 600 adults who have been diagnosed with asthma in the last five years, a team of researchers has found that one out of three adults may not have asthma at all despite their diagnosis and continued medication.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2017

Omega-3s Can Reduce Childhood Asthma Risk: Study

A new study from the University of Waterloo shows that taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can slash the risk of childhood asthma by almost one-third.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2017

Indoor Smoking Bans Helping Children Breathe Easier: Fewer Asthma-Related ER Visits In Kids Reported

The indoor smoking ban has remarkably helped children breathe easier, reported a recent study. Researchers have found that the number of asthma-related emergency room visits by children has been reduced following the ban.

Public Health January 1, 2017

Taking Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Help Lower Asthma Risk For Babies: Study

Researchers in Denmark have discovered a potential link between fish oil and better protection from asthma. Their study suggests that mothers who take fish oil supplements during pregnancy make their babies less likely to develop the respiratory condition.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 29, 2016

Researchers Uncover Molecular Events To Help Explain Allergic Reactions To Air Pollution

The rising level of air pollution is resulting in increased cases of asthma and other lung-related diseases. Researchers in Japan have uncovered the series of molecular events that can help explain the relation of allergic reactions to pollution in atmosphere.

Public Health December 26, 2016

Asthma Sufferers Should Avoid Eating Cured Meats Such As Ham And Salami: Here's Why

Consumption of salami and ham may not be good for asthma sufferers. Nitrite preservatives used in cured and processed meat products could be blamed for worsening respiratory conditions.

Public Health December 21, 2016

Researchers Discover ‘Off’ Switch For Asthma Attacks

Researchers have discovered a cellular 'off' switch that deactivates the compounds that result in asthma attacks. Deactivating M2 macrophages would control inflammatory responses and other related consequences.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 5, 2016

Fatal Thunderstorm Asthma Outbreak In Melbourne Claims 6th Victim

The thunderstorm outbreak in Melbourne, Australia claimed its sixth victim, who died Saturday, Nov. 26, after suffering from medical complications. A number of other patients are still in hospitals.

Public Health November 28, 2016

‘Thunderstorm Asthma’: Freak Weather In Australia Triggers Thousands Of Pollen Allergy Attacks, Kills At Least 4

Four deaths occurred due to asthma following a thunderstorm in Australia. The number of calls regarding this reached an unprecedented 6 times more than the usual, being most likely related to pollen activity.

Public Health November 24, 2016

Allergies In Children: Early Antibiotics Exposure Ups Risk Of Allergies Later In Life

Antibiotic treatment in young children could increase the risk of eczema and hay fever later in life. Children’s gut microflora are highly disturbed by antibiotics, resulting in a reduced immune response.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 8, 2016

Want To Lower Your Risk Of Serious Asthma Attack? Take Vitamin D Supplements

Vitamin D supplements alongside regular asthma medication could help reduce severe asthma attacks from 6 percent to 3 percent. In a new study, the risk of hospitalization was found to reduce with inclusion of supplements.

Medicine September 7, 2016

AstraZeneca's Benralizumab Treatment Can Reduce Symptoms Of Severe Asthma

The symptoms and risks of severe asthma are reduced by half with AstraZeneca’s benralizumab injection every four weeks. The drug works by destroying the eosinophils, which are responsible for causing allergy and asthma, in airways and bloodstream.

Medicine September 6, 2016

Infants Predisposed To Asthma May Find Protection From Respiratory Symptoms In Breastfeeding

Infants are fragile, susceptible to various conditions because of their delicate state. Those predisposed to asthma, however, may find protection from respiratory systems if they are breastfed.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 5, 2016

Children With Asthma Can Safely Take Tylenol: Study

Findings of a new study may help pacify fears about giving acetaminophen to asthmatic children. A study finds the drug does not worsen symptoms of childhood asthma.

Medicine August 18, 2016

Breakthrough Drug May Help Reduce Symptoms Of Severe Asthma

Hailed as a 'game-changer,' a new asthma drug has been found to significantly reduce the symptoms of severe asthma. Researchers believe the new drug offers hope for millions of asthma sufferers.

Public Health August 7, 2016

Stressful Days Make Kids More Prone To Nightly Asthma Attacks

Stressful days could increase the risk of nightly asthma attacks in children. Researchers found that kids who had a rough day are more likely to experience nocturnal asthma, missed school days and more visits to their doctors.

Public Health May 1, 2016

Eating Salmon During Pregnancy May Protect Baby From Asthma

A recent study has linked the intake of salmon during pregnancy to reduced risks of asthma in offspring.

Life April 9, 2016

New Study Links Asthma To Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Excess Weight

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and obesity may be more complex than we thought. A new study has revealed that these two may be related to an increased asthma risk.

Life April 4, 2016

Teaching Asthma, COPD Patients How Inhalers Work May Help Prevent Medical Emergencies

Teaching patients with COPD and asthma on how inhaler devices work helps reduce acute symptom flare-ups after hospitalization. Those with low health literacy appeared to benefit most from this information.

Life March 24, 2016

Cinqair Receives FDA Approval As Treatment For Severe Asthma

The U.S. FDA has approved Cinqair for treatment of patients with severe asthma attacks. The medication may be used in addition to current therapies to deliver more favorable patient outcomes.

Life March 23, 2016

Special Infant Formula Does Not Protect Babies From Asthma, Allergies

A new study found no consistent evidence that hydrolyzed infant formulas could lower the risk of asthma or autoimmune disorders in babies. Its researchers called for international infant feeding guidelines to stop recommending these products.

Life March 9, 2016

Children With Asthma May Not Actually Have Asthma: Study Points To Over-Diagnosis And Over-Prescription

Tens of thousands of children diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the condition, a new report suggests. Researchers have pointed to over-diagnosis and over-prescription.

Life February 26, 2016

Asthma Medication May Raise Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Risk

A new research found that asthma patients aged 50 and above carry amplified risks for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). A recent diagnosis for asthma is linked to AAA rupture risk by almost two-folds.

Life February 13, 2016

Use Of Paracetamol During Pregnancy Ups Asthma Risk Of Unborn Baby

Young children whose mothers used paracetamol during pregnancy were found to have increased risk for asthma. Experts however said acetaminophen is still the safest treatment option for fever, flu or pain among pregnant women

Life February 12, 2016

Sleep Apnea, Asthma Linked To Higher Risk For Keratoconus Eye Disease

Sleep apnea, asthma, Down syndrome, and certain ethnicities emerged as risk factors for keratoconus eye disease. On the other hand, there is a prevalent disease that may have "protective" benefits against this eye disorder.

Life January 15, 2016

Here’s A Patch That Monitors For Early Signs Of An Asthma Attack

The ADAMM is designed to catch asthma attacks before they strike.

Wearable Tech January 8, 2016

Asthma May Raise Risks Of Shingles, Says Study

Why do some people develop shingles and others don’t? Researchers are still unclear on the reason but they have discovered that having asthma raises risks of developing shingles.

Life December 30, 2015

Asthma Management Guidelines: Tips For Parents Of Kids With Asthma

Managing asthma attacks in children can be difficult for many parents but it can be made easy by having enough knowledge on the condition and receiving support from medical professionals. Here are a few simple steps on how to devise an asthma care plan for children.

Life December 29, 2015

Childhood Asthma Rates Dropping But Racial Disparities Remain

Asthma cases in children have been dropping, according to a study, signifying the beginning of a downward trend for the disease. However, researchers still saw clear racial disparities in the numbers.

Life December 28, 2015

C-section Children More Likely To Develop Asthma: Study

Babies born via caesarean section are more likely to develop asthma than those born vaginally. Asthma occurs in 37 per 1,000 children born via C-section, compared to 34 per 1,000 in children born vaginally.

Life December 6, 2015

Pre-Existing Asthma Early Indicator Of Chronic Migraine Attacks: Study

Have asthma and migraine? Here’s more bad news: researchers have found that those with the conditions are likelier to develop chronic migraines in the future.

Life December 3, 2015

Calpol Overuse May Lead To Asthma, Organ Damage

British health care experts have cautioned parents from treating mild fevers in children with paracetamol-based medicines too frequently. Overuse of the drug is now being linked to the development of serious health issues in children later in life.

Life December 1, 2015

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