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Stopping lung damage before it turns deadly
9 May 2022 at 1:28pm
New research shows that hypoxia can activate the same group of immune cells that cause inflammation during asthma attacks.
Can a messenger substance considered to be inflammatory alleviate asthma symp...
21 Apr 2022 at 11:16am
The messenger substance interleukin-3 produced by the body was previously considered to be pro-inflammatory in bronchial asthma. Researchers have now shown that the administration of interleukin-3, or IL-3 for short, can have a positive effect on chronic inflammatory respiratory disease.
Why are people with allergic asthma less susceptible to severe COVID?
30 Mar 2022 at 1:45pm
Scientists show how cells packed with SARS-CoV-2 detach from the upper airway and spread deep into lungs where severe COVID can take root. They also discovered how an asthmatic reaction to allergens battles the virus to hold severe COVID at bay.
Follow-up prevents repeat ED visits for kids with asthma
30 Mar 2022 at 8:13am
Follow-up care after an asthma-related visit to the emergency department (ED) may help prevent future ED visits for children, a new study found.
Genetic risk for asthma comes from changes in airway cells, study finds
28 Mar 2022 at 10:36am
A significant amount of genetic risk for asthma is likely mediated through altered gene expression within the airway epithelium. That is the conclusion of a new study to identify genetic variants that cause asthma by altering the function of airway cells.
Novel therapy could help people with asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis and cancer...
23 Mar 2022 at 9:51am
Scientists have developed a drug to treat the uncontrolled secretion of mucins in the airways, which causes potentially life-threatening symptoms in millions of Americans with lung diseases.
Researchers studying ways to ease asthma symptoms caused by seasonal allergies
21 Mar 2022 at 10:22am
Researchers are studying new ways to treat seasonal or intermittent asthma.
Higher exposure to bisphenol A in the womb associated with increased risk for...
18 Mar 2022 at 5:02am
An analysis of data from more than 3,000 mother-child pairs from six European countries indicates that prenatal exposure to bisphenol A may have negative effects on respiratory health in school-age girls.
Longer, more intense allergy seasons could result from climate change
16 Mar 2022 at 8:50am
Allergy seasons are likely to become longer and grow more intense as a result of increasing temperatures caused by humanmade climate change, according to new research.
'Long COVID' linked to lasting airways disease
15 Mar 2022 at 7:56am
Disease of the small airways in the lungs is a potential long-lasting effect of COVID-19, according to a new study. The study found that small airways disease occurred independently of initial infection severity. The long-term consequences are unknown.
Elevated inflammation persists in immune cells months after mild COVID-19
15 Mar 2022 at 6:50am
There is a lack of understanding as to why some people suffer from long-lasting symptoms after COVID-19 infection. A new study now demonstrates that a certain type of immune cell called macrophages show altered inflammatory and metabolic expression several months after mild COVID-19.
Ongoing 'immune injuries' might cause persistent breathlessness after COVID-19
9 Mar 2022 at 7:44am
Long-lasting immune activity in the airways might be the cause of persistent breathlessness following COVID-19, according to new research.
Antibiotic doesn?t prevent future wheezing in babies hospitalized with RSV
28 Feb 2022 at 6:11am
Antibiotics provide no benefit in preventing future recurrent wheezing in babies hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to a new study. And there is some evidence that antibiotics may make wheezing worse.
Molds and yeasts common in daycares ? could cause chronic asthma and allergy
23 Feb 2022 at 10:34am
Citizen science sampling of dust in outdoor and indoor surfaces led to the identification of building features that contribute to the prevalence of yeasts and molds in daycare centers. This information is important to understand environmental factors contributing to the alarming rise of respiratory chronic diseases in children.
Obesity may lead to a decline in lung function in premenopausal and postmenop...
23 Feb 2022 at 6:43am
Obesity has been linked to a wide array of health problems. A new study suggests that abdominal obesity as measured by body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference, may result in a greater risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.