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Asthma is the most common chronic disease among Olympic athletes
Based on data from the last five Olympic games, a study by the University of Western Australia has identified those athletes with asthma and airway hyper-responsiveness. (2012-07-31)
Vitamin D deficiency and poorer lung function in asthmatic children treated with steroids
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with poorer lung function in asthmatic children treated with inhaled corticosteroids, according to a new study from researchers in Boston. (2012-07-13)
Rewiring DNA circuitry could help treat asthma
Reprogramming asthma-promoting immune cells in mice diminishes airway damage and inflammation, and could potentially lead to new treatments for people with asthma, researchers have found. (2012-07-04)
New data reveals public ignorance about the impact of lung disease
The Forum of International Respiratory Societies is releasing new data which shows people are underestimating the impact of lung disease, which is now the world's biggest killer. (2012-06-26)
New £340,000 investment into asthma and allergy research at University of Leicester
A charity operating Britain's longest-running pollen database is investing over £340,000 into vital asthma and allergy research at the University of Leicester. (2012-06-26)
Dog-associated house dust protects against respiratory infection linked to asthma
House dust from homes with dogs appears to protect against infection with a common respiratory virus that is associated with the development of asthma in children. (2012-06-19)
Microbiome analysis helps understand cause of chronic sinus condition, suggests cure
A study of the microbiome of the human nose provides clues to the cause of a chronic sinus condition and potential strategy for a cure. (2012-06-18)
Web-based tool helps parents improve on kids' asthma treatment
New study results from Seattle Children's Research Institute found that parents who used an interactive website to track their child's usage of asthma controller medications, improved compliance with asthma controller medication use. (2012-06-13)
Children with asthma marginalized in movies, says Rutgers-Camden researcher
A Rutgers-Camden researcher says that movies fail to treat children with asthma with respect. (2012-06-12)
City kids more likely to have food allergies than rural ones
Children living in urban centers have a much higher prevalence of food allergies than those living in rural areas, according to a new study, which is the first to map children's food allergies by geographical location in the United States. (2012-06-07)
Study: Why hot, humid air triggers symptoms in patients with mild asthma
The study, appearing in the June print issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, found that patients who inhaled an asthma drug before breathing in hot, humid air were able to prevent airway constriction that volunteers without asthma did not experience in the same environment. (2012-06-06)
Maternal smoking disrupts retinoid pathways in the developing fetal lung
Maternal smoking can lead to lung disease in babies, including asthma. (2012-05-31)
Leading childhood asthma group supports federal asthma action plan to reduce disparities
During an event with leaders from three US federal agencies and the White House, the executive director of the Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (2012-05-31)
Smoking during pregnancy linked to severe asthma in teen years
African-American and Latino children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are more likely to suffer from acute asthma symptoms in their teens than asthma sufferers whose mothers did not smoke, according to a new study led by a research team at UCSF. (2012-05-31)
Viral infections in infancy are not associated with wheezing symptoms in later childhood
The number of viral infections during infancy is not associated with wheezing later in childhood, according to a new study from researchers in the Netherlands. (2012-05-23)
Phthalates in PVC floors taken up by the body in infants
A new study at Karlstad University in Sweden shows that phthalates from PVC flooring materials is taken up by our bodies. (2012-05-23)
Baseline characteristics of children with mild persistent asthma predict response to ICS
A further analysis of a previously published National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) funded study of children with mild persistent asthma reports the relative benefits of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) treatment varies among children with differing demographic and clinical characteristics. (2012-05-22)
Identifying asthma patients who tolerate lower doses of steroids remains problematic
Common respiratory measurements are not effective in determining which asthma patients are able to significantly decrease their use of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) medications without risk of flare-ups or exacerbations, according to a new study conducted by researchers in the United Kingdom. (2012-05-22)
Asthma medication linked with arrhythmias in children, young adults
Use of inhaled anticholinergics (IACs) has been associated with an increased risk of potentially dangerous heart arrhythmias among young asthma patients, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (2012-05-22)
Children failing asthma therapy may have severe asthma with fungal sensitization
New research presented at the ATS 2012 International Conference in San Francisco suggests that a significant proportion of children with asthma failing Step 4 or greater therapy may have severe asthma with fungal sensitization (SAFS). (2012-05-22)
Home damage following Sept. 11 attacks linked with higher levels of respiratory illness
Residents of Lower Manhattan who suffered home damage following the Sept. (2012-05-22)
Inflammation a possible cause of higher mortality rates in older asthma patients
Higher mortality rates among older adult asthma patients compared to their younger counterparts may be due, at least in part, to an increase in airway inflammation, according to a study conducted by researchers in Canada. (2012-05-21)
Risk factors for an exacerbation-prone asthma phenotype
A number of specific risk factors are associated with an exacerbation-prone phenotype of severe asthma, according to a new study from researchers in Sweden. (2012-05-20)
High prevalence of bone disease in patients referred for pulmonary rehabilitation
There is a very high prevalence of osteopenia/osteoporosis among male patients with pulmonary disease, according to a new study from researchers in California. (2012-05-20)
Study says children exposed to tobacco smoke face long-term respiratory problems
For more than three decades, researchers have warned of the potential health risks associated with exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), especially among children whose parents smoke. (2012-05-20)
Good Samaritan Hospital, the first and only Dayton hospital, to offer bronchial thermoplasty
Good Samaritan Hospital announced today that it is now offering an innovative procedure called bronchial thermoplasty for the treatment of severe asthma. (2012-05-17)
Brigham and Women's doctors research new treatments for severe asthma
Chronic asthma sufferers may have new hope for relief due to two new research studies that are getting underway at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). (2012-05-11)
ICU stays for worst asthma drop 74 percent, review finds
Researchers studied cases of patients with severe asthma who were admitted to a hospital's intensive care unit between 1980 and 2010. (2012-05-10)
Scientists discover new type of cell with a key role in treatment-resistant asthma
The discovery of a new cell type in mice and humans may help explain what's going on in the lungs of people with steroid-resistant asthma. (2012-05-07)
Secondhand smoke continues to vex children with asthma
Despite longstanding recommendations for children with asthma to avoid tobacco smoke, many youths are still exposed to secondhand smoke and their health suffers because of it, according to a study to be presented Tuesday, May 1, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Boston. (2012-05-01)
Many athletes with asthma may be using the wrong treatment
Many athletes with asthma may not be using the best treatment for their condition and could be putting their long term health at risk, according to a roundup by journalist Sophie Arie published by the BMJ today. (2012-04-24)
Positive results in Southampton-led patient trial for new asthma treatment
Scientists from the University of Southampton and Synairgen, a respiratory drug development company spun out from the University, can announce positive data from its Phase II clinical trial, into the effectiveness of the drug SNG001 (inhaled interferon beta) for asthma patients. (2012-04-19)
UC graduate and undergraduate psychology research to be presented at national conference
University of Cincinnati student research will be discussed at a national conference dedicated to the advancement of treating anxiety disorders. (2012-04-09)
Reducing hospital admissions for asthmatics
Children with moderate or severe asthma attacks who are treated with systemic corticosteroids during the first 75 minutes of triage in the emergency department were 16 percent less likely to be admitted to the hospital. (2012-04-04)
Asthma: A vaccination that works using intramuscular injection
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory and respiratory disease caused by an abnormal reactivity to allergens in the environment. (2012-04-04)
Changes in asthma treatment improve wait time and patient care in Emergency
Traditionally, for patients presenting with asthma arriving at the Emergency Department, the triage nursing staff would administer a relief medicine in a puffer or mask, to open the airways and ease breathing. (2012-04-03)
Children who develop asthma have lung function deficits as neonates
Children who develop asthma by age seven have deficits in lung function and increased bronchial responsiveness as neonates, a new study from researchers in Denmark suggests. (2012-03-30)
Researchers identify new regulator in allergic diseases
Researchers have taken a critical step in understanding how allergic reactions occur after identifying a genetic signature for regulation of a key immune hormone, interleukin. (2012-03-28)
Air pollution from trucks and low-quality heating oil may explain childhood asthma hot spots
Where a child lives can greatly affect his or her risk for asthma. (2012-03-27)
Are parents price-sensitive about their children's medication?
Health insurance policies that shift costs to patients through higher co-payments may have serious unintended consequences for children, including less use of effective treatments and an increased number of hospitalizations, according to a new study in JAMA by researchers from the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC. (2012-03-27)
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