Line streets with trees to prevent serious asthma attacks, say scientists

Asthma hospital admissions could be cut dramatically by lining streets with trees, the largest ever study has found. Researchers from the University of Exeter's medical school studied the impact of urban greenery on the respiratory condition and say the results suggest planting trees could help …


Trees Can Fight Air Pollution And Reduce Asthma Attacks In Urban Areas

We have a new weapon in the fight against air pollution.<p>A new study from the University of Exeter has found that trees could be serve an additional …


More tree cover reduces rate of asthma attacks, study finds

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Asthma Management App First of Many for Nemours

Other chronic conditions and well-child tools are next in the development process.<p>The Nemours app for asthma from <b>Nemours Children’s Health System</b> is …

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FDA approves AstraZeneca's asthma drug

(Reuters) - Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca Plc on Tuesday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its drug benralizumab, as an add-on treatment for patients with severe asthma aged 12 years and older.<p>The asthma drug will be marketed under the name Fasenra in the United …


Cats may prevent children getting asthma, scientists say

Keeping a cat in the home may prevent asthma in young children, according to Danish scientists.<p>A study of nearly 400 toddlers revealed that those growing up with a cat had a far lower likelihood of suffering from the inflammatory condition.<p>Researchers believe this is due to a genetic variation that …


Cats Protect Newborns From Asthma

A new study from the Copenhagen Studies on Asthma in Childhood Research Center (COPSAC) in Denmark has found that having cats around the house can …


Having a cat about the house can prevent asthma developing, Danish research shows

Cats are not just cute and cuddly – they can also contribute to keeping some children healthy

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Tesco recalls Mary Berryapos;s horseradish sauce over asthma attack and allergic reaction fears

Tesco has recalled a batch of Mary Berry's Horseradish Sauce over fears it could spark asthma attacks and allergic reactions due to a labelling …

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Obese children with asthma spend longer in hospital

Both asthma and obesity are becoming increasingly common in the United States. The latest research to examine relationships between the conditions …


Having a childhood dog may have prevented you from developing asthma and eczema

Attention, all kids currently assembling a PowerPoint presentation to convince your parents you need a dog: We’ve got some important facts you’ll …


Dogs may lower risk of childhood eczema, reduce asthma symptoms

Dogs are commonly hailed as "man's best friend," and two new studies emphasize why this title is so well deserved. Scientists have revealed that …


Contact with dogs could protect kids against eczema and asthma

Growing up in a household with dogs may protect children against eczema and asthma, according to two studies.

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Allergies are still on the rise, but parents may finally have ways to fight back

If your baby has eczema, head to an allergist.<p>If you want to get into a heated playground debate, tell someone you’re feeding your baby peanut butter. Parental advice is practically a blood sport—especially when it comes to potential anaphylaxis—and it’s not without reason. But the truth is that …


Here’s How One Inspiring Woman In Her 70s Lost 30 Pounds And Reversed Her Heart Condition

Ten years ago, Nancy Burnham was living with heart disease and asthma. Today, she's healthy and giving back to others who want to improve their lives. This is her story.<p>For my 70th birthday earlier this year, I gathered up my whole family, including my two marvelous grandsons, and took them on a …


Exercising With Asthma or Allergies

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Could a protein from intestinal worms lead to a cure for asthma?

Roundworms, a type of intestinal parasite, may yield a cure for asthma. Researchers have found that they secrete a protein molecule that stops …


Gasping for breath may spoil show

Saket, a 22-year old IT professional and a bronchial asthma patient from Bajaj Nagar in Jaipur, left for his village, about 48 kilometers far from …


Obesity may exacerbate asthma in children

In a <i>Pediatric Allergy & Immunology</i> study of children hospitalized for asthma, obesity was a risk factor for repeated hospital admissions.<p>The study …


Asthma study finds 40pc of patients using quick-fix treatment, putting their health at risk

Health experts are cautioning asthma patients not to rely solely on reliever medications, saying people are putting their health at risk.<p>A study by …


How to Prevent Asthma Attacks

You may think you know all there is to know about preventing asthma attacks. Just take a hit on a bronchodilator inhaler, right? Wrong. …


Propeller Health Unveils API to Provide Local Asthma Conditions Nationwide

Propeller Health, a digital health company developing solutions respiratory medicine has released the first ever API to provide local asthma …

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The Scary Side Effect of Using Inhalers You Need to Know About

Using inhalers to deliver steroids (to deal with lung conditions) has long been associated with impairing the immune system’s ability to fight lung …


Living with cats and cockroaches may reduce kids’ asthma risk

Children living in houses with cats, mice and cockroaches may have a lower risk of asthma, new research from Washington University shows.<p>The …


Northern Ireland mum's asthma video after death of son Tiernan Green touches hearts

A grieving mum whose 20-year-old son died from an acute asthma attack earlier this year has launched a social media awareness campaign to warn others …

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You Don’t Say? Children Exposed to Cockroaches, Mice, and Cats at a Young Age May Have a Lower Risk of Developing Asthma

A new study from Washington University — which examined 442 inner-city children and their risk for asthma when exposed to different allergens — …


Living with cats, cockroaches may reduce kids’ asthma risk

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>A new Danish study links taking fish oil pills during pregnancy to lower asthma risk in children. Sean Dowling (@seandowlingtv) has …


Cats and cockroaches may ward off asthma in kids - Futurity

New research links exposure to cat, mouse, and cockroach allergens as a baby to lower risk of asthma later.


Respiratory experts urge rethink of 'outdated' asthma categorisation

A group of respiratory medicine experts have called for an overhaul of how asthma and other airways diseases are categorised and treated.


Asthma and ibuprofen: What are the effects?

Ibuprofen is a painkiller that can be bought over the counter without a prescription. It is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug or …