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Early exposure to antibiotics can cause permanent asthma and allergies
28 Jul 2022 at 10:41am
Early exposure to antibiotics kills healthy bacteria in the digestive tract and can cause asthma and allergies, a new study demonstrates.
Hospital readmissions for asthma on the rise among children
6 Jul 2022 at 7:08am
Hospital readmissions for asthma are increasing among children, according to a new study, highlighting the gaps in health care for the most common chronic pediatric illness.
Researchers propose widespread banking of stool samples for fecal transplants...
30 Jun 2022 at 8:45am
Changes in the way that humans live and eat have resulted in tremendous alterations in the gut microbiome, especially over the past few decades. These changes have been linked to increased rates of asthma, allergies, diseases of the digestive system, type 2 diabetes, and other conditions. Scientists propose that we can combat these trends by having individuals bank samples of their own gut microbiota when they are young and healthy for potential use later in life in an autologous fecal microbiota transplant (FMT).
Mugwort allergy: Study creates basis for vaccine
22 Jun 2022 at 7:13am
A research team has discovered key mechanisms of allergy to pollen from the common weed mugwort, thereby also laying the foundation for the development of the world's first vaccine. Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) poses a serious problem for allergic individuals in certain latitudes from July through to September. Currently, the symptoms, which often lead to asthma, can only be treated symptomatically. The recent findings are an essential first step toward causal therapy and prevention of mugwort pollen allergy.
Children who had bronchitis linked to adult lung problem
21 Jun 2022 at 11:18am
Study into the consequences of childhood infection finds Australian children who had bronchitis at least once before the age of seven were more likely to have lung problems in later life.
More than a quarter of people with asthma still over-using rescue inhalers, p...
15 Jun 2022 at 6:13pm
Researchers have found that more than a quarter of asthma patients are still over-using inhalers intended for rapid relief of symptoms. Overuse of these inhalers is linked to an increased risk of hospital admissions and severe asthma attacks. They also found that prescribing varies between GP practices, with some overprescribing rescue inhalers to 6% of their asthma patients and some to as many as 60%.
Food allergy is associated with lower risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection
1 Jun 2022 at 6:22am
A new study has found that people with food allergies are less likely to become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, than people without them. In addition, while previous research identified obesity as a risk factor for severe COVID-19, the new study has identified obesity and high body mass index (BMI) as associated with increased risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection. In contrast, the study determined that asthma does not increase risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Scientists solve long-standing mystery: Why do some asthma patients respond p...
30 May 2022 at 12:31pm
Identification of growth factors produced in patients with severe asthma may lead to new therapies, a study finds.
Longer duration of exclusive breastfeeding has protective effect on childhood...
25 May 2022 at 8:08am
A new study shows that a longer period of exclusive breastfeeding was associated with decreased odds of current asthma.
New research may explain unexpected effects of common painkillers
23 May 2022 at 8:55am
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and aspirin are widely used to treat pain and inflammation. But even at similar doses, different NSAIDs can have unexpected and unexplained effects on many diseases, including heart disease and cancer.
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.