Here’s yet another reason why you might want to stub out that cigarette for good.
A drug that's injected once a month to treat asthma can also be an effective remedy for hard-to-treat hives and itches, says a new study.
Apparently, fish oil is no snake oil.
Do you have allergies no matter what the pollen count outside says?
According to recent figures disclosed by the government’s Environment Protection Agency (EPA), there is an unprecedented reduction in the levels of lead in blood; however, there is also a marked increase in asthma cases among children.
For people born during the late 1950s, the workplace may be a leading cause for getting adult asthma, especially if the job is that of cleaning or involves close interaction with cleaning agents.
For many parents wondering why their child's inhaler does not seem to help their asthma, here's the reason. According to a recent study conducted by the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and the University of Dundee, one in seven children have been found to be resistant to Salmeterol. It is a regular ingredient of Seretide and Servent inhalers, also popularly known as the purple and green inhalers. These inhalers are prescribed to children whose asthma has become resistant to the normally used blue inhalers.
A new study from the Slone Epidemiology Center (SEC) at Boston University has linked childhood abuse to the adult onset of asthma in African-American women. According to the study, those who reported being abused before age 11 were more likely to contract asthma as adults when compared to women who were not abused either in childhood or during their teenage years. For the study, researchers followed 28,456 African-American women. They were asked to answer health questionnaires and were also asked about physical and sexual abuse during childhood up to age 11 or during adolescence, between ages 12 and 18.
A new study by Dutch researchers suggests that if children are fed fish in the first year of their life, it reduces their chances of contracting asthma in the future. The study was released Friday. Asthma affects over 40 million people around the world. "Asthma is a disorder that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing," the U.S. Public Health Med website states.
Research has given multiple evidence as to why pregnant women shouldn't smoke. Here is yet another research finding which adds to the ill effects of smoking during pregnancy. According to research by scientists from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in California, smoking during pregnancy is not only harmful to the child, but the negative impacts are carried on to the next generation as well. The research suggests that when a woman smokes during pregnancy, her children's children are also at risk of suffering from asthma.
New research shows that daily treatment of asthma by use of corticosteriods may not be needed, thereby saving those individuals and families significant healthcare dollars.