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Exposure to HIV virus, treatment before birth linked to obesity later in life
Teens and young adults who were exposed to HIV and antiretroviral therapy before birth but are HIV-negative themselves are at increased risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms, according to research to be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La. (2019-03-24)
Adipose hormone may play role in obesity-related asthma
New research suggests a hormone released from fat tissue is critical in the development of obesity-related asthma and may be a target of future treatments for the disease. (2019-03-24)
Eating fish may help prevent asthma
A scientist from James Cook University in Australia says an innovative study has revealed new evidence that eating fish can help prevent asthma. (2019-03-18)
Study suggests painkillers taken during pregnancy not a cause of asthma in kids
A study of almost 500,000 women indicates that taking paracetamol or other painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for increasing the risk of asthma in children. (2019-03-17)
Follow-up of children for asthma after vitamin D supplementation in moms during pregnancy
This research letter reports on the follow-up of children for asthma whose mothers participated in a randomized clinical trial where they received high-dose vitamin D (2,400 IU/day) during the 24th week of pregnancy or placebo plus the recommended dose of 400 IU/day of vitamin D. (2019-03-12)
Academic performance of urban children with asthma worse than peers without asthma
A new study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows urban children with poorly controlled asthma, particularly those who are ethnic minorities, also suffer academically. (2019-03-11)
Vitamin D may protect against pollution-associated asthma symptoms in obese children
A new study finds vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children living in urban environments with high indoor air pollution. (2019-03-08)
New findings may help guide treatment of patients with asthma
Asthma patients often undergo tests involving inhaled methacholine, a drug that can cause narrowing of the airways, similar to what occurs in asthma. (2019-03-06)
Common chest infection puts babies at risk of hospitalization for asthma in preschool years
Infants who are admitted to hospital with the common infection bronchiolitis are at increased risk of further emergency hospital admissions for asthma, wheezing and respiratory illness in the first five years of their life. (2019-03-05)
Exclusive breastfeeding lowers odds of some schoolchildren having eczema
Children exclusively breastfed for the first three months of life had significantly lower odds of having eczema at age 6 compared with peers who were not breastfed or were breastfed for less time, according to preliminary research presented during the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2019 Annual Meeting. (2019-02-23)
Food allergies: A research update
Families impacted by food allergies will need psychosocial support as they try promising new therapies that enable them to ingest a food allergen daily or wear a patch that administers a controlled dose of that food allergen. (2019-02-22)
New method identifies which asthma patients respond to systemic corticosteroids
Physicians will be able to predict which of their patients with severe asthma are likely to benefit from treatment with systemic corticosteroids -- and which might only suffer their side effects -- with help from a dozen clinical variables researchers have identified using machine learning techniques, say researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. (2019-02-20)
Researchers find genetic clues to high rates of asthma in those of African ancestry
In the largest study of its kind, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found new clues into the parts of the human genome associated with the higher rates of asthma in those of African ancestry. (2019-02-20)
Birch pollen allergen immunotherapy normalizes nasal gene-expression and microbial community
According to a new study, birch pollen allergen immunotherapy modifies the gene expression and microbiome profile of the nasal epithelium to correspond to those of healthy controls. (2019-02-19)
Electronic tool has potential to improve asthma care, study finds
A new electronic decision support tool for managing asthma has the potential to improve the quality of asthma care in primary care settings, suggests a study led by St. (2019-02-14)
Asthma pill targets airway muscles to decrease attacks
Results from a phase II clinical trial, experimental work on cells and computational modelling have together shown why the first pill for asthma in 20 years can help reduce asthma attacks. (2019-02-13)
UCI biomedical engineers develop wearable respiration monitor with children's toy
Using Shrinky Dinks, a popular children's toy, engineers at the University of California, Irvine have created wearable, disposable respiration sensors that track the rate and volume of a wearer's breath. (2019-02-13)
Connection between home energy efficiency and respiratory health in low-income homes
A new study finds people living in drafty homes in low-income, urban communities are at a higher risk of respiratory health issues. (2019-02-11)
Among Latinos, Puerto Rican children less likely to use their asthma inhalers
Compared to Mexican American children, Puerto Rican children were more likely to have poor or decreasing use of inhaled medication needed to control their asthma, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2019-02-08)
When mucus can be key to treating colon and airway diseases
New research reveals how healthy cells in our bodies produce mucins -- the main component of mucous, which protects our intestine and airway from pathogens, toxins and allergens. (2019-02-01)
Calorie restriction prevents asthma symptoms linked to inflammation in mice
Experimenting with mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that a low-calorie diet prevented asthma symptoms regardless of the diet's fat and sugar content. (2019-01-30)
Fish oil does not appear to improve asthma control in teens, young adults
Fish oil does not appear to improve asthma control in adolescents and young adults with uncontrolled asthma who are overweight or obese, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2019-01-25)
Asthma Controller Step Down Yardstick -- treatment guidance for when asthma improves
The focus for asthma treatment is often stepping up treatment, but clinicians need to know how to step down therapy when symptoms improve. (2019-01-25)
White blood cells related to allergies may also be harnessed to destroy cancer cells
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that white blood cells which are responsible for chronic asthma and modern allergies may be used to eliminate malignant colon cancer cells. (2019-01-22)
Teens keep active despite asthma or eczema, study finds
A fresh look by the University of Bristol at how teenagers are affected by their asthma, eczema or obesity has some reassuring findings published in BMJ Open today (Monday 21 January). (2019-01-21)
Air pollution increases ER visits for breathing problems
As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest US study of air pollution and respiratory emergency room visits of patients of all ages. (2019-01-17)
Racial disparities in asthma related to health care access, environmental factors
In the United States, racial disparities in asthma prevalence, morbidity and mortality can largely be explained by looking at socioeconomic and environmental factors, such as access to healthcare. (2019-01-11)
Mechanism for impaired allergic inflammation in infants may explain hygiene hypothesis
Research published in the journal Immunity describes a mechanism in a mouse model of asthma that supports the hygiene hypothesis -- researchers found that infant mice need a higher exposure to a bacterial endotoxin, compared to adult mice, to avoid developing asthma-like reactions to house dust mites. (2019-01-09)
One in 10 adults in US has food allergy, but nearly 1 in 5 think they do
Over 10 percent of adults in the US -- over 26 million -- are estimated to have food allergy. (2019-01-04)
Vitamin D intake and obesity in occupational asthma patients and need for supplementation
The research was conducted to assess the vitamin D intake in occupational asthma patients and the relation with body mass index, comorbidities related to vitamin D deficit, lung function and quality of life. (2018-12-27)
Scientists found molecular 'switch' for allergic asthma treatment
A team of Russian scientists identified the role of the interleukin-6 molecule in the development of allergic asthma. (2018-12-17)
How does diet during pregnancy impact allergies in offspring?
A small percentage of women said they consumed fewer allergens during pregnancy to stave off food allergies in their newborns, according to preliminary research Karen Robbins, M.D., presented during the American College of Asthma Allergy and Immunology 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. (2018-12-14)
Scientists create most accurate tool yet developed to predict asthma in young children
Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have created and tested a decision tool that appears to be the most accurate, non-invasive method yet developed to predict asthma in young children. (2018-12-13)
UC researchers find chronic rhinitis influences hospital readmissions for asthma and COPD patients
Patients hospitalized for either asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a higher risk of being readmitted for a hospital stay within 30 days of release if they also suffer from chronic rhinitis, according to a trio of researchers at the University of Cincinnati. (2018-12-12)
Baby's first cold can last longer depending on nose-dwelling bacteria
New research on the types of bacteria living in babies' noses could offer clues as to why some recover quickly from their first cough or cold, while others suffer for longer. (2018-12-02)
Largest pediatric study shows obesity increases asthma risk in children
Ten percent of pediatric asthma cases could be avoided if childhood obesity were eliminated, according to research led by Nemours Children's Health System. (2018-11-26)
Weight likely cause for one-fourth of asthma cases in kids with obesity
A study including health data for more than 500,000 children in the US suggests obesity might be to blame for about a quarter (23 to 27 percent) of asthma in children who are obese. (2018-11-26)
Environmental exposures early in life modify immune responses
The prevalence of allergic diseases has increased significantly over the last decades, creating substantial financial and societal burdens. (2018-11-21)
One in 5 kids with food allergies treated in emergency department in past year
Researchers from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and colleagues estimate that nearly 8 percent of US children (about 5.6 million) have food allergies, with nearly 40 percent allergic to more than one food. (2018-11-19)
Safest way to dine out for those with food allergies is using up to 15 strategies
New research examined what tools people who have food allergies use to prevent allergic reactions at restaurants. (2018-11-16)
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