Asthma

More than one million asthma sufferers at risk because of medication misuse

For Nina Kovach, it begins with a wheeze accompanying every breath. Persistent coughing soon follows as her asthma symptoms flare and it becomes …

Medicine

AstraZeneca, spurred by China’s respiratory demands, expands Australian plant

Air pollution in big cities and a high smoking rate have led to China’s growing demands in respiratory treatments, and AstraZeneca is feeling it. The …

China

Asthma warning after hospitalisation spike

Four hundred Australians are dying and up to 40 000 more are hospitalised each year due to asthma, says the National Asthma Council of Australia.<p>The …

Medicine

Main asthma drug makes it worse for some people - Futurity

Corticosteroids are the main treatment for the millions who live with asthma, but a new study has found the drug may make asthma worse for some …

Health

Asthma Versus Tech!

Asthma can be an absolutely debilitating condition if not properly monitored. Unfortunately, there’s never been an easy way to get to the root of the …

Medicine

ALK-Abello reports positive child asthma results from Grazax trial

ALK-Abello (OTC:AKBLF) releases positive results from a five-year Grazax astham clinical trial.<p>The study indicated benefits from Grazax if treatment …

Medicine

New Research Reveals Steroids May Cause More Harm Than Good for Asthma Patients

Use of Corticosteroids for Severe Asthma<p>Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences and UPMC have uncovered the …

Medicine

Eating Sugar During Pregnancy Is Linked to Kids' Allergies

How much sugar a woman eats while she’s pregnant may affect her future children’s risk of developing allergies and allergic asthma, according to a …

Sugar

High sugar intake in pregnancy linked to double risk of child asthma

Women who eat too much sugar during pregnancy are doubling the chance of their child going on to develop asthma, new research suggests.<p>A study of almost 9,000 mother and child pairs starting in the 1990s found a link between free sugars, such as those found in fizzy drinks and processed food, and …

Sugar

University of Chicago Medicine launching South Side asthma center for kids

About 20 percent of kids on Chicago's South Side have asthma — and those are just the children who've been diagnosed.<p>The actual percentage of South Side kids who have the lung disease but don't know it might be as high as 30 percent, said Brenda Battle, vice president of University of Chicago …

Medicine

How cats and cows protect farm children from asthma

It is a known fact that microbes on farms protect children from asthma and allergies. But even non-microbial molecules can have a protective effect. …

Medicine

A Stylish Inhaler Kids Won’t Mind Showing Off

No teenager has ever felt like James Dean when taking a puff from their inhaler. While incredibly important, the lifesaving devices have long been …

7 Annoying Ways Asthma Can Ruin Your Life

Not only is having asthma annoying, it's also annoyingly common. Overall, about 8% of adults in the U.S. have the condition, but that number has been rising for the past several years, according to the CDC. And it's more common among women than men. (Ugh.)<p>So what does it mean to have asthma? At its …

Alternative Medicine

Air pollution is as unhealthy as secondhand smoke, a new study says

A survey by Carnegie Mellon University of 1,200 children living near some of the biggest polluters in the Pittsburgh area shows that children who live near sources of pollution run the same risk of developing asthma as those exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke.<p>US Steel’s Edgar Thompson Works in …

Pollution

Connected Devices Double Symptom-Free Days for Asthma Patients

June 30, 2017 - By incorporating connected devices and sensor applications into a community wide wellness program, the city of Louisville, KY, …

Medical Technology

'Losing the war': Asthma complacency leading to unnecessary deaths

One in nine Australians have asthma and more than 400 people die from the condition every year.<p>But Ian Craig, chief operating officer of Asthma WA, …

Medicine

There's a link between your birth month and certain diseases

Seasonal variations in daylight may be the key, say study authors.<p>Are you more likely to develop stomach ulcers or asthma? Have issues with your …

Health

'Asthma is a killer - it took away my miracle daughter'

<b>Lisa Dennis is looking at photos of her daughter Olivia - a blonde girl with a radiant smile.</b><p>These are special moments, frozen in time. Olivia died four years ago, aged 10, after having an asthma attack.<p>Her parents did not even know their gymnastics-loving daughter had the condition.<p>But Olivia is …

Medicine

How does the new asthma app work?

GSK’s award-winning new asthma app, MyAsthma, helps patients suffering from the disease as well as the scientists researching it.<p>There is no doubt that the mobile phone has become one of the focal points of STEM advances for the 21st century consumer. It has the potential to act as a beacon for our …

Digital Health

Mylan Sells Asthma Treatments While It Quietly Invests in Coal

Mylan is one of the most loathsome companies on Earth. Usually, they are hated for charging people with life-threatening allergies extortionate …

Air Pollution

Racism tied to worse asthma symptoms for black youth

(Reuters Health) - African-American children and young adults with a hard-to-treat type of asthma may have a more difficult time keeping symptoms in check when they have experienced racial discrimination, a recent study suggests.<p>Researchers asked 576 black youth in the U.S. with asthma whether they …

Discrimination

EPA tweets about scented candles causing asthma, delays pollution standards that could save lives

At the same time, the agency is delaying regulations meant to cut down on dangerous pollutants.<p>“They are just distracting from the larger issues by …

Pollution

Cutting Out These 2 Foods Got Rid Of My Asthma & Depression (When Nothing Else Worked)

If you're suffering from an autoimmune disease, you need to read this....

Gluten

Value-Based Care Alone Won’t Reduce Health Spending and Improve Patient Outcomes

Despite spending twice what other developed nations spend on a per capita basis for health care, the United States has a longstanding trend of having lower life expectancy, greater prevalence of chronic disease, and overall poorer health outcomes. One proposed solution for this is to change the …

Health Care

How drying your wet laundry inside could be damaging your health

When you live in a city, space is at a premium.

News (Ireland)

How to know when noisy breathing in kids is a sign of something more serious

Babies and little children are loud and noisy, it’s a fact. While this is completely normal, when it comes to breathing, noisy is not always a good …

Health

Snus linked to asthma and sleep problems

(Reuters Health) - Snus, a moist, smokeless tobacco product, may contribute to breathing and sleep problems, Swedish researchers report.<p>Based on questionnaires answered by more than 16,000 never-smokers in Sweden, researchers found that snus users were over 50 percent more likely than non-users to …

Health

Self-management programs may not help teens with asthma

Researchers at the University of Warwick suggest that teenagers with asthma may not benefit from peer-led self-management programs.

Harvard Medical School

Starship specialist gets $4.9m for world-first study to prove if paracetamol use in babies causes asthma later

New Zealand researchers will carry out a multi-million dollar, world first study to prove whether there is a link between babies being given …

Medicine

Stop drying your laundry inside, immediately

When you live in a city, space is at a premium. Those of us who don’t have gardens, patios or even balconettes are forced to grow flowers in window …

Lifestyle