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Good physical fitness in middle age linked to lower chronic lung disease risk
18 Jun 2019 at 4:20pm
Good heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness in middle age is associated with a lower long term risk of chronic lung disease (COPD), suggests new research.
Farm-like indoor microbiota may protect children from asthma also in urban homes
17 Jun 2019 at 9:51am
A child's risk of developing asthma is the lower the more the microbiota of the child's home resembles that of a farm house. This was shown by a study conducted by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare that analysed indoor microbiota from 400 Finnish and 1,000 German homes.
Childhood respiratory disorders may be diagnosed with a smartphone
5 Jun 2019 at 5:11pm
Automated cough analysis technology incorporated in a smartphone app could help to diagnose childhood respiratory disorders, according to a new study.
Occupational hazards account for more than one in ten people with range of lu...
31 May 2019 at 10:58am
More than 1 in 10 people with a range of non-cancerous lung diseases may be sick as a result of inhaling vapors, gas, dust or fumes at work, according to a new statement.
Pollen allergies occur more frequently in anxiety sufferers
28 May 2019 at 9:04am
Seasonal allergies to different types of grass or tree pollen are more common in people with anxiety disorders, while patients with depression are more likely to suffer from perennial allergies triggered by allergens such as animal hair. Conversely, food and drug allergies were unaffected by these psychosocial disorders.
Scientists (dis)solve a century-long mystery to treat asthma and airway infla...
23 May 2019 at 11:31am
Research groups have solved a century-long puzzle about the presence of protein crystals in asthma. Normally, proteins do not crystallize in the body, but there are some instances where this process does occur.
Skin patch shows promise for children with milk-induced eosinophilic esophagitis
22 May 2019 at 4:24pm
A new study finds that a skin patch may be useful in treating children with a painful, chronic condition called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) triggered by milk. Among 20 children with EoE who wore Viaskin Milk -- a skin patch measuring just over an inch long containing trace amounts of milk protein -- nine saw an improvement in their symptoms and normalization of their biopsies after 11 months.
Air pollution linked to childhood anxiety
21 May 2019 at 1:24pm
A new study looks at the correlation between exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) and childhood anxiety, by looking at the altered neurochemistry in pre-adolescents.
Benralizumab not effective reducing exacerbations in moderate to very severe ...
20 May 2019 at 8:56am
New research shows that the asthma drug benralizumab failed to decrease annual COPD exacerbation rates for patients with moderate to very severe COPD, a history of frequent moderate and/or severe exacerbations, and eosinophilic inflammation.
Children who use asthma tracking app have better disease control and fewer ho...
16 May 2019 at 12:53pm
An app that allows parents and doctors to monitor a child's asthma has a big impact on managing the disease. When families monitored symptoms with eAsthma Tracker and adjusted care accordingly, children had better asthma control and made fewer visits to the emergency department.
Diagnosing urban air pollution exposure with new precision
1 May 2019 at 8:44am
A new review of studies on levels of urban exposure to airborne pollutants and their effects on human health suggests that advanced instrumentation and information technology will soon allow researchers and policymakers to gauge the health risks of air pollution on an individual level.
Particulate matter takes away 125,000 years of healthy life from Europe's chi...
24 Apr 2019 at 12:35pm
A study analyzes the burden of disease of seven environmental hazards to children in the 28 countries of the European Union.
Microbial contaminants found in popular e-cigarettes
24 Apr 2019 at 5:34am
Popular electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the US were contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, according to new research.
Critical errors in inhaler technique common in children with asthma
17 Apr 2019 at 12:37pm
In the first study to evaluate inhaler technique in children hospitalized for asthma -- the group at highest risk for complications and death from asthma -- researchers found that nearly half of participants demonstrated improper inhaler use, which means they routinely were not taking in the full dose of medication. Adolescents most commonly displayed critical errors in inhaler technique.
Large multi-ethnic genome-wide association study of asthma identifies novel a...
16 Apr 2019 at 12:22pm
A large, multi-ethnic genome-wide association study (GWAS) of asthma identified novel associations with potential relevance for asthma susceptibility in older adults of diverse racial backgrounds.