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Lengthy time to conception and fertility treatment might affect child's asthm...
4 Dec 2018 at 3:36pm
Children whose parents take more than a year to get pregnant and who use fertility treatment may be at heightened risk of developing asthma, suggests a large population-based study.
Weight likely cause for one-fourth of asthma cases in kids with obesity
26 Nov 2018 at 6:32am
A study including health data for more than 500,000 children in the US suggests obesity might be to blame for about a quarter (23 to 27 percent) of asthma in children who are obese. This could mean about 10 percent of all kids ages 2 to 17 with asthma -- almost 1 million children in the US -- might have avoided the illness by maintaining a healthy weight.
Environmental exposures early in life modify immune responses
21 Nov 2018 at 11:27am
The prevalence of allergic diseases has increased significantly over the last decades, creating substantial financial and societal burdens. Due to this, researchers are trying to discover new approaches to the prevention and treatment of these diseases.
Widely used reference for the human genome is missing 300 million bits of DNA
19 Nov 2018 at 1:00pm
Experts say additional reference genomes from different populations are needed for research.
Severe eczema may best be treated by allergy shots
16 Nov 2018 at 5:32am
A medically-challenging case found that allergy shots provided significant benefits to the eczema symptoms suffered by a 48-year-old man.
Sucking your baby's pacifier to clean it may prevent allergies
16 Nov 2018 at 5:32am
New research suggests a link between parental sucking on a pacifier and a lower allergic response among young children.
New inflammation inhibitor discovered
15 Nov 2018 at 11:49am
A multidisciplinary team of researchers have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule with a new mechanism of action. By inhibiting a certain protein, the researchers were able to reduce the signals that trigger an inflammation.
No link between 'hypoallergenic' dogs and lower risk of childhood asthma
15 Nov 2018 at 8:53am
Growing up with dogs is linked to a lower risk of asthma, especially if the dogs are female, a new study shows. However, the researchers found no relation between 'allergy friendly' breeds and a lower risk of asthma.
Can scientists change mucus to make it easier to clear, limiting harm to lungs?
12 Nov 2018 at 4:19pm
For people with conditions such as cystic fibrosis and COPD, mucus can get too thick and sticky; coughing alone can't clear it. Infections develop, leading to severe chronic disease and early death. Now, for the first time, scientists have shown why coughing often cannot tear mucus apart and away from the airway lining. And they showed how to make mucus thinner and less sticky so coughing can become a therapeutic aid.
Air pollution is associated with increased emergency department visits for he...
8 Nov 2018 at 8:00am
Outdoor air pollution is a major health threat worldwide. New research found that exposure to certain air pollutants is linked to increased emergency department visits for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.
Trial finds diet rich in fish helps fight asthma
4 Nov 2018 at 5:51am
A clinical trial has shown eating fish such as salmon, trout and sardines as part of a healthy diet can reduce asthma symptoms in children.
Babies born at home have more diverse, beneficial bacteria, study finds
31 Oct 2018 at 5:05am
Infants born at home have more diverse bacteria in their guts and feces, which may affect their developing immunity and metabolism, according to a new study.
Air pollution leads to millions of ER visits for asthma attacks worldwide
25 Oct 2018 at 5:39am
Nine to 33 million visits to the emergency room (ER) for asthma worldwide may be triggered by breathing in air polluted by ozone or fine particulate matter -- pollutants that can enter the lung's deep airways, according to a new study.
Protein found in patients with severe asthma can help identify who would bene...
22 Oct 2018 at 9:28am
In a novel study, researchers succeeded in identifying patients with a form of severe asthma (type 2 endotype) by measuring periostin concentrations in their airways. These patients with the type 2 (T2) endotype may benefit from newly developed targeted treatments that have the potential to transform their quality of life.
Asthma's effects on airways at the single cell level
18 Oct 2018 at 11:11am
By sequencing genetic material at a cell-by-cell level, researchers have described how type 2-high asthma affects the airways and results in mucus production with more detail than ever before. These findings, which help move forward scientific understanding of the biology behind asthma and could inform the development of targeted treatments for asthma and other airway diseases.