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Topic: Asthma

10/5/2015

 

Health Tip: Live Better With Asthma
Take prescribed medication, and create an action plan

9/30/2015

 

Gut Bacteria Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids
Study suggests that antibiotics in infancy might also play a role

9/29/2015

 

Kids May Be More Likely to Get Asthma if Grandma Smoked While Pregnant: Study
Risk is heightened even if child's mother didn't smoke, research suggests

8/1/2015

 

Add Asthma, Allergy Plans to Your Back-to-School List
From students to teachers to school nurses, everyone needs to be on the same page to prevent problems

7/31/2015

 

Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report
Investigators found unhealthy ozone levels, haze plague many natural sanctuaries

7/2/2015

 

How to Avoid July Fourth Allergy Flare-Ups
Smoke, stings, mold are common summer allergens that can trigger asthma, allergy attacks, experts say

6/26/2015

 

Losing Weight May Ease Asthma in Obese People
Researchers also saw improvement in quality of life

6/23/2015

 

Health Tip: When Air Is Unhealthy
Stay indoors

6/18/2015

 

Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home
4 in every 10 U.S. households with a smoking parent had no 'smoke-free' rules in place, study finds

6/12/2015

 

Asthma Treatments Fail Older Patients More Often: Study
Having respiratory condition for longer time, lower lung function may be factors

6/11/2015

 

Aerobic Exercise Can Help Curb Asthma, Study Shows
Brazilian research found better airway function in those who had more vigorous workouts

5/26/2015

 

Soy Supplements Won't Ease Asthma, Study Finds
Clinical trial refutes prior notion that the nutrient might boost lung function

5/22/2015

 

Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?
New research finds an association, but doesn't prove cause and effect

5/18/2015

 

Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study
Parents may not realize that wheezing, shortness of breath could be allergy

5/11/2015

 

Environmental Concerns Led to Jump in Cost of Asthma Inhalers: Study
Price of 'rescue' medication nearly doubled, researchers say

5/5/2015

 

Women Hospitalized for Asthma More Often Than Men
Female hormones, differences in health behaviors may play a role, researchers say

4/29/2015

 

Curbing School Bus Pollution Might Reduce Absences
Improved emission controls produced big benefits for students with asthma, study found

4/22/2015

 

Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study
Chemical signal linked to how well corticosteroids worked

4/17/2015

 

Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies
Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity

4/9/2015

 

Asthma Rates Similar Among Black Children in Urban, Rural Areas: Study
Finding challenges theory that living in a city boosts risk of respiratory condition

4/9/2015

 

Work-Related Asthma Affects Millions of U.S. Adults: CDC
If you can't give up the job, try to minimize contact with irritants, expert says

4/3/2015

 

Childhood Trauma May Raise Odds of Asthma
Study finds divorce, death and violence appear linked to higher risk of respiratory illness

4/3/2015

 

Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections?
European study shows 'modest' effect, but cause-and-effect not clear

3/27/2015

 

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups
Emergency visits, hospitalizations for airway disease dropped by half after procedure, study finds

3/9/2015

 

Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk
Older, but not newer, antidepressants showed similar increased odds for respiratory condition, study found

3/6/2015

 

Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma
Lung problems before age 3 may have enduring impact, study says

2/23/2015

 

Host of Factors Influence Baby's Immune System
Breast-feeding, less sterile environment spurs healthier makeup of gut bacteria, researchers report

2/23/2015

 

Cat, Dust Mite Allergies Linked to Childhood Asthma
Study findings reveal possible early risk factors for asthma

2/23/2015

 

Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk?
Study found children from homes that hand-washed dishes had less allergic disease

2/16/2015

 

Moldy Homes May Mean More Asthma in Young Kids
Those with allergies at greatest asthma risk, study finds

2/6/2015

 

Preemies More Likely to Have Asthma, Study Finds
But, they will likely outgrow the airway condition, researchers report

2/3/2015

 

Workers May Be Afraid to Discuss Job-Related Asthma
People seem to be worried about how disease might affect their employment, income, experts say

1/20/2015

 

Researchers Rethink Inner-City Asthma Theory
Poverty, race, ethnicity are more accurate predictors, study says

1/13/2015

 

Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea
The longer a person had asthma, the more likely they developed the breathing disorder, study found

1/9/2015

 

Health Tip: Triggering Asthma Attacks
These factors may bring on an attack

1/6/2015

 

About 1 in 7 Older Adults Has Some Form of Lung Disease: CDC
COPD, asthma affect many aging Americans

12/20/2014

 

Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies
Some tips to avoid bad reactions to the seasonal good times

12/18/2014

 

Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction
Memory of correct way to use inhalers, epinephrine pens faded over time, researchers report

12/11/2014

 

Raised Asthma Risk Seen for Toddlers Who Share Bed With Parents
But researchers weren't able to show why the association was found

11/26/2014

 

EPA Issues Tougher Rules on Ozone Emissions
Health experts praised the new limits, but industry advocates said they aren't needed

11/26/2014

 

No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study
Once childhood respiratory illnesses were factored out, the pain relievers had little impact, researchers say

11/17/2014

 

Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests
Those who had trouble controlling condition particularly vulnerable, researchers report

11/4/2014

 

Poor Quality Housing Tied to Higher Asthma Rates Among Kids
As number of cockroach, mold infestations rose, so did hospitalizations for respiratory attacks, study found

10/30/2014

 

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma
Trick-or-treaters should bring quick-relief inhalers with them, experts advise

10/20/2014

 

Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study
To end this paradoxical practice, certain drug stores no longer sell tobacco products

10/6/2014

 

Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids
Expert recommends pregnant women avoid canned foods, plastics containing BPA

10/3/2014

 

Docs Offer Advice for Combating Respiratory Virus That's Striking Kids
Proper hygiene, including frequent hand washing, is important -- especially for children with asthma

10/1/2014

 

New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks
Finding provides new target for drug development, experts say

9/23/2014

 

Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says
Findings support idea that work-related stress contributes to development of respiratory disorder

9/22/2014

 

Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns
Experts predict surge in breathing problems, infections and food shortages

9/17/2014

 

Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids
Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

9/16/2014

 

Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study
Researchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates for the respiratory disease

9/12/2014

 

Few Students With Asthma, Allergies Have School Emergency Plan
Schools must be well prepared to deal with life-threatening reactions, researchers caution

9/8/2014

 

Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk: Study
Researchers suggest contact with natural microbes may offer protection

9/8/2014

 

Smoking Before Fatherhood May Raise Asthma Risk in Kids: Study
But no similar association was found between mother and children

9/4/2014

 

Health Tip: Things That Can Trigger Asthma
Tobacco smoke is among the most common

8/15/2014

 

Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk
Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis

8/4/2014

 

When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids
About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

8/1/2014

 

Older Women With Asthma Face Worse Health Outcomes
Making breathing issues a priority can help improve their overall condition, researchers say

8/1/2014

 

FDA Approves New Treatment for People With COPD
Striverdi Respimat is an inhaled spray that works by keeping airways relaxed, agency says

7/30/2014

 

Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms
Study finds people's negative expectations can play a role in flare-ups

7/22/2014

 

Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids
Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

7/18/2014

 

Health Tip: Thwart Mold at Home
Address any leaks or damp areas

7/3/2014

 

Health Tip: Take it Easy on Chemical Cleaners
Especially if a family member has asthma

7/2/2014

 

New Inhaled Drug Shows Promise Against Asthma, Allergies
Quilizumab quells production of protein that triggers reaction to allergens, researchers report

6/19/2014

 

U.S. Health Snapshots: Insurance Coverage Expands, but Gaps Remain
Federal reports capture nation's pre-Obamacare health status and health-care coverage

6/6/2014

 

Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies, Asthma: Study
Exposure to a little dust, dander in infancy might prime tots' immune systems, research finds

6/5/2014

 

Yoga May Not Help Ease Asthma, Study Suggests
But ancient practice not harmful and can improve overall health, experts say

5/22/2014

 

Costs a Barrier to Asthma Care for Some Kids
High co-pays prevent some children from seeing a doctor or getting needed meds, study finds

5/19/2014

 

Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Ease Asthma
Study did suggest the nutrient might help lower patients' dependence on inhaled steroids

5/19/2014

 

Children's Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester: Study
Preliminary research finds timing of exposure an important element

5/15/2014

 

Study Probes Link Between Early Antibiotic Use, Asthma
Infants given these meds may have both poor immunity and genetic risk for asthma, findings suggest

5/8/2014

 

Climate Change Will Make Breathing in Summer Harder: Study
As weather warms, some areas in U.S. will have many high ozone days

5/7/2014

 

Asthma Linked to Bone Loss in Study
Reason for connection isn't clear, experts say

5/5/2014

 

FDA Panel Says No to Over-the-Counter Allergy Drug Singulair
Experts expressed relief at the decision, citing safety concerns

4/21/2014

 

Health Tip: Getting Rid of Dust Mites
Keep your home clean

4/15/2014

 

Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study
More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say

3/28/2014

 

Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids' Asthma Attacks
Smoke-free policies offer health benefits for people of all ages, study authors say

3/27/2014

 

Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma
Among black kids in study, other factors appeared to play bigger role in asthma rehospitalizations

3/22/2014

 

Allergy Season Springs Into Bloom
Allergist outlines ways to minimize effects of pollen

3/13/2014

 

Preterm Birth May Raise Child's Asthma Risk, Study Suggests
The more premature the delivery, the higher the odds for respiratory trouble, researchers found

3/10/2014

 

September Peak Month for Kids' Asthma Flares: Study
Experts say rise in allergy triggers, summer medication 'breaks' and back-to-school virus exposure may all contribute

2/28/2014

 

Common Asthma Meds May Raise Sleep Apnea Risk, Study Says
Preliminary finding saw possible link between certain inhaler drugs and the sleep disorder, but more research needed

2/6/2014

 

Premature Babies and Adult Sleep Apnea
Are premature babies at higher risk for breathing problems in adulthood?

2/4/2014

 

Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby
Exposures in womb might raise risk of asthma, allergies in childhood, study suggests

2/3/2014

 

Black Children, Teens More Likely to Return to Hospital for Asthma: Study
Financial, social hardships were biggest reasons why, researchers report

1/28/2014

 

Premature Birth Linked to Asthma, Wheezing in Childhood
Study suggests respiratory problems don't improve with age in these kids

1/22/2014

 

Much More Must Be Done to Lower Smoking Rates, Experts Say
American Lung Association points to legislative inaction by states, stronger push by Big Tobacco

1/20/2014

 

Testing for Smoke Exposure May Predict Rehospitalization for Asthma
Study found kids subjected to secondhand smoke are more than twice as likely to be readmitted

1/18/2014

 

Many Asthma Patients Don't Stick to Treatment Plan, Study Finds
Better communication with their doctors might improve outcomes, researchers say

1/16/2014

 

Health Tip: Pay Attention to Air Pollution
Avoid outdoors when air quality is poor

1/10/2014

 

Less Variety in Babies' Gut Bacteria May Lead to Asthma Risk
Swedish study followed 47 infants for 7 years

1/8/2014

 

Ultramarathoners: How's Their Health?
Researchers launch long-term study of these intense runners

12/16/2013

 

Dogs May Guard Babies Against Asthma, Allergies
Researchers working with mice found presence of a pet reduced immune system response to allergens

12/11/2013

 

Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds
But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema

12/6/2013

 

Nebulizers May Not Deliver Full Drug Dose to Kids With Asthma
Small study found less than one-quarter of the medicine makes it to the lungs

12/5/2013

 

Too Few Americans With Asthma Are Getting Flu Shots, CDC Says
Report finds only half of this high-risk group gets immunized

12/5/2013

 

CDC: More People With Asthma Getting Flu Shots
However, vaccination rates still below goal for all

11/25/2013

 

Nebulizers Deliver Less Than Half of Prescribed Asthma Rx in Kids
Dose of prescribed corticosteroids inhaled from nebulizer varies with drug formulation

11/19/2013

 

Asthma Tied to Increased Time to Pregnancy
The negative effect of asthma on fertility increases with age, disease intensity

11/14/2013

 

Women With Asthma May Take Longer to Get Pregnant: Study
They ultimately had same number of children as women without the respiratory condition

11/14/2013

 

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Nov. 7-11

11/8/2013

 

Cat Allergies Double Among Asthma Sufferers, Study Reveals
Experts say findings may lead to improvements in diagnosis and treatment

11/8/2013

 

Study: Women at Higher Risk for Allergies, Asthma
Reasons for gender difference are unclear

11/1/2013

 

Proper Metered-Dose Inhaler-Spacer Technique Lacking
Findings among caregivers of urban, minority children with persistent asthma

11/1/2013

 

Few Parents Use Kids' Asthma Meds Correctly: Study
The result: inaccurate dosing and uncontrolled symptoms

10/29/2013

 

Last Two Ozone-Depleting Inhalers Being Phased Out
Deadline is Dec. 31, but FDA urges asthma patients to switch to eco-friendly versions now

10/25/2013

 

Investigational Drug Effective for Asthma and COPD
Drug is an effective bronchodilator, bronchoprotector, and anti-inflammatory

10/21/2013

 

Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan
Here's what it should include

9/27/2013

 

Health Tip: Dealing With a Child's Cough
Many times, it won't require medical treatment

9/27/2013

 

Health Tip: Exercising Despite Allergies and Asthma
Make sure you take your medication first

9/21/2013

 

Child's Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family
Care demands can create more stress than severity of illness, researchers say

9/18/2013

 

Geography, Income Determine Health Care in U.S., Report Says
'We are often two Americas,' according to Commonwealth Fund

9/16/2013

 

Asthma Care Critical During Pregnancy, Study Finds
Close monitoring needed, regardless of severity, researchers say

9/10/2013

 

Smoking Plus Asthma in Pregnancy May Make for 'Dangerous Situation'
The risk of poor health outcomes for mother and baby shouldn't be underestimated, researchers say

9/6/2013

 

More Asthma Hospitalizations in Middle-Aged Women Than Men
Findings among women in their 40s and 50s, despite controlling for common comorbidities

9/3/2013

 

More Menopausal Women Hospitalized for Asthma, Study Finds
Biggest discrepancy in rates between men and women seen during 40s and 50s

8/9/2013

 

Obese Youth More Likely to Develop Asthma
Asthma exacerbations needing aggressive tx more frequent with moderate, extreme obesity

8/8/2013

 

Many Kids With Asthma Live With Secondhand Smoke: CDC
These children have worse symptoms and more outbreaks, experts warn

8/8/2013

 

Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Higher in Children With Asthma
From 1999 to 2010, drop in percentage of children without asthma exposed to environmental smoke

8/7/2013

 

Caregivers, Children With Asthma Tend to Agree About QOL
But children report significantly better QOL than caregivers in domain of activity limitation

8/7/2013

 

Obese Kids More Likely to Have Asthma, With Worse Symptoms
Study analyzed medical records of more than 600,000 children

8/5/2013

 

Mother's Asthma During Pregnancy May Raise Child's Health Risks
Large study of Danish women followed their children up to age 6

8/5/2013

 

Asthma During Pregnancy Linked to Disease in Offspring
Higher risk of infectious and respiratory diseases

7/30/2013

 

About One in Five Children Outgrow Asthma
Less likely for females, those sensitized to animals, and those with severe asthma

7/30/2013

 

One in Five Kids May 'Outgrow' Asthma
Study found girls, those with animal allergies less likely to stop wheezing as they aged

7/24/2013

 

Study of Genetic Condition May Yield Clues to Cause of Allergies
Results from kids with Loeys-Dietz syndrome might help guide treatment of all allergic diseases, researchers say

7/23/2013

 

Poll: U.S. Adults Support Smoking Ban in Cars With Kids
3 of 4 also agree homes of children with asthma, other lung problems should be smoke-free

7/10/2013

 

5 Things Kids Should Tell Their Asthma Doctor
Experts list key topics to discuss for optimum care

6/28/2013

 

Genetic Risks for Asthma May Persist Into Adulthood
Continued disease, quality-of-life issues remain more likely, study found

6/8/2013

 

Summer Camp Health Tips for Parents
How to keep water sports from causing skin infections and other expert advice

6/5/2013

 

Recession Forced Cutbacks in Care for Special Needs Kids: Study
Some families curtailed dental visits, medicines for children with chronic health problems

6/3/2013

 

Health Tip: Is Your Asthma Getting Worse?
Symptoms may become more severe

5/21/2013

 

Sleepless Nights May Hurt School Performance of Kids With Asthma
Problems included carelessness, difficulty staying awake, study finds

5/21/2013

 

ATS: Dupilumab Safe, Effective for Moderate, Severe Asthma
Improvements seen in lung function and inflammatory-associated biomarkers

5/16/2013

 

Most Americans Say 'No' to Smoking in Their Homes, Cars
4 out of 5 adults have household bans, but millions of people still breathe secondhand smoke, CDC says

5/15/2013

 

Health Tip: Exercise With Allergies and Asthma
Speak with an allergist first

5/7/2013

 

Some Blackboard Chalks Might Spur Allergies in Kids: Study
Protein used in common classroom item may cause reaction in kids with milk allergies

5/7/2013

 

For Pregnant Smokers, Vitamin C Might Help Babies' Lungs
Small study suggests infants of women who take supplements have lower risk of wheezing

5/3/2013

 

Trees Plus Man-Made Pollution Creates Smog, Study Suggests
Interaction between pollution and molecules produced by nature may lead to lung cancer, researchers say

5/3/2013

 

Health Tip: Help Prevent Exercise-Induced Asthma
Breathe through your nose to warm the air

4/29/2013

 

Allergies: As American as Apple Pie?
U.S.-born children more likely to have asthma, hay fever and eczema than foreign-born kids, study finds

4/27/2013

 

Protect Your Kids From Pollen Allergies: Expert
Tips for keeping allergens away from their skin, out of air in your home

4/24/2013

 

Asthma Health Care Access Worse for Young Adults
Compared with teens, young adults have worse access to health care and use care less optimally

4/22/2013

 

Insurance Loss Hampers Young People With Asthma
Harvard researchers report on impact of health insurance in youths' disease management

4/12/2013

 

Breathing Problem Sometimes Misdiagnosed in Athletes
Study finds vocal cord disorder can be confused with asthma

4/2/2013

 

Got Asthma? Odds Are You Have an Allergy Too
Study found many U.S. adults suffer from both

3/29/2013

 

EPA Proposes Cleaner Fuel, Car Standards
Regulations will prevent thousands of early deaths, hospitalizations, agency says

3/27/2013

 

Genes and Early Wheezing Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk
Common cold symptom increased odds for asthma in study

3/27/2013

 

Genetic Variant Boosts Asthma Risk in Children With HRV
Findings underscore genetic, environmental interaction in understanding disease mechanism

3/26/2013

 

Sublingual Immunotherapy Effective for Allergies
But analysis of current studies shows that optimal dosing is unclear

3/26/2013

 

Oral Allergy Treatment May Ease Asthma, Hay Fever, Study Finds
This under-the-tongue alternative to shots is used in Europe, but not approved in U.S.

3/16/2013

 

Nip Springtime Allergies in the Bud
It's easier to prevent allergic symptoms than stop them, expert says

3/6/2013

 

Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Asthma in Inner-City Youth
Increased risk for wheeze at ages 5 and 6 seen even with low doses of exposure in 3-year-olds

3/5/2013

 

Single Combo Inhaler Beats Standard Rx in Asthma
Two studies show benefit of maintenance and relief therapy with single-combination inhaler

3/4/2013

 

Combo Inhaler May Give Better Relief for Some With Asthma
Inhalers containing both rescue and preventive drugs helped patients with moderate to severe condition in studies

3/1/2013

 

Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids
While study did not show cause and effect, expert said it's best to avoid exposure

2/22/2013

 

A Few Extra Pounds May Harm Lung Function in Black, Hispanic Kids
Differences in body fat distribution could boost asthma rates in some minorities, study says

2/18/2013

 

Lower Lung Function in Infancy Linked to Wheeze in Adulthood
Smoking also played key role in respiratory trouble for young adults, study found

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