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Study of nearly 41,000 women who almost died giving birth shows who's most at...
10 Oct 2018 at 3:07pm
Tens of thousands of American women each year need emergency treatment to save their lives while they deliver their babies, or immediately after. A new study shows how much their risk of a life-threatening birth depends on their racial and ethnic background, and their underlying health.
New way to eliminate allergen-induced asthma attacks
9 Oct 2018 at 6:15am
Scientists have discovered another way to help asthmatics breathe more easily by targeting treatment at the nervous system. A recent study performed on rats shows the carotid bodies, tiny collections of neurons on each side of the neck, may be responsible for causing lung airway narrowing during an allergen-induced asthma attack.
Asthma may contribute to childhood obesity epidemic
9 Oct 2018 at 4:57am
Toddlers with asthma are more likely to become obese children, according to the biggest study on the matter to date.
Have asthma and a pet? Re-homing your cat or dog may not be necessary
4 Oct 2018 at 8:26am
A study analyzed environmental exposures, like pet and secondhand smoke, to determine if they have a role in asthma control among children whose asthma is managed per NAEPP (EPR-3) guidelines. Researchers found that once asthma guidelines are followed, environmental exposures to pets or secondhand smoke were not significant factors in overall asthma improvement over time.
Indoor HEPA filters significantly reduce pollution indoors when outside air u...
25 Sep 2018 at 8:00am
Outdoor air pollution is a major contributor to indoor air pollution -- but high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters used in the home significantly reduce fine-particulate matter in the air compared with non-HEPA air filters, according to a new study.
Lung inflammation from childhood asthma linked with later anxiety
25 Sep 2018 at 4:51am
Persistent lung inflammation may be one possible explanation for why having asthma during childhood increases your risk for developing anxiety later in life, according to researchers.
Cooking with wood or coal is linked to increased risk of respiratory illness ...
21 Sep 2018 at 6:24am
Burning wood or coal to cook food is associated with increased risk of hospitalization or dying from respiratory diseases.
Gut fungus exacerbates asthma in antibiotic-treated mice
20 Sep 2018 at 1:10pm
A non-pathogenic fungus can expand in the intestines of antibiotic-treated mice and enhance the severity of allergic airways disease, according to a new study. The findings suggest that alterations in gut microbiota induced by intestinal fungi might be a previously unrecognized but potentially important risk of antibiotic therapy in patients with asthma and other respiratory diseases.
Investigational steroid mirrors prednisone's benefits while taming its side e...
20 Sep 2018 at 1:08pm
A head-to-head trial comparing the decades-old steroid, prednisone, and a promising new steroid, vamorolone, finds both act on the same key set of genetic pathways involved in controlling inflammation, indicates a new study. However, the study suggests the new investigational steroid doesn't activate several additional pathways involved in prednisone's bevy of undesirable side effects.
Test could detect patients at risk from lethal fungal spores
20 Sep 2018 at 4:59am
Scientists have discovered a genetic mutation in humans linked to a 17-fold increase in the amount of dangerous fungal spores in the lungs. The study could allow doctors to screen patients at risk from Aspergillus, and could easily be developed into a test.
Green space near home during childhood linked to fewer respiratory problems i...
18 Sep 2018 at 3:05pm
Children who have access to green spaces close to their homes have fewer respiratory problems, such as asthma and wheezing, in adulthood, according to new research. In contrast, children who are exposed to air pollution are more likely to experience respiratory problems as young adults.
Father's obesity in early puberty doubles asthma-risk for future offspring
18 Sep 2018 at 8:09am
Boys who have considerable weight gain between childhood and puberty, double the risk of having asthma as an adult, and for future offspring.
Children with asthma are less likely to finish school and to work in non-manu...
16 Sep 2018 at 12:27pm
People who suffer with persistent asthma from a young age are more likely to leave school at 16 years old and those who make it to university are more likely to drop out early, according to new research. The research also suggests that when this group of children grow up, they are less likely to work in certain non-manual occupations such as police officer, clerk or foreman.
Cord blood clue to respiratory diseases
16 Sep 2018 at 12:27pm
New research has found children born during high pollen months may have a greater risk of developing respiratory diseases such as asthma.
People with asthma at higher risk of becoming obese
15 Sep 2018 at 7:35am
Obesity is known to be a risk factor for developing asthma but a new study shows that the reverse is also true: people with asthma are more likely to go on to become obese. The new research indicates that those who develop asthma as adults and those who have non-allergic asthma are at the greatest risk of obesity.