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Topic: Asthma



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



Health Tip: When Air Is Unhealthy
Stay indoors



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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.



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



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



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



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



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



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



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