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What are the best ways to diagnose and manage asthma?

Scientists have examined the current information available from many different sources on diagnosing and managing mild to moderate asthma in adults and summarized them. They determined that essential, effective treatment must involve...Show More Summary

Half of kids who needed epinephrine didn't get it before trip to the emergency room

Even kids who were prescribed an epinephrine auto injector didn't receive the life-saving medication when they needed it, new research has found.

Steroids may do more harm than good in some cases of severe asthma

Corticosteroids, the main treatment for asthma, may worsen the disease in this group of patients, new findings suggest. This will have important clinical implications, say the researchers.

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. Immunologists have shown that a sialic acid found in farm animals is effective against inflammation of lung tissue. This study opens up a wide variety of perspectives for the prevention of allergies.

Sugar intake during pregnancy is associated with allergy and allergic asthma in children

High maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the offspring, according to an early study involving almost 9,000 mother-child pairs.

School's in for asthma medication adherence

Experts tried to reduce missed doses of daily medications, improve asthma control and tamp down on school children's asthma attacks by outsourcing morning delivery of inhaled corticosteroids to the school nurse.

Food allergies linked to childhood anxiety

Researchers studied the link between food allergy and childhood anxiety and depression among a sample of predominantly low socioeconomic status minority children and found that children with a food allergy had a significantly higher prevalence of childhood anxiety. Show More Summary

Unique stem cells as a potential asthma treatment

A new therapy developed through stem cell technology holds promise as a treatment for chronic asthma.

Pharmacists know more about penicillin allergy than MDs, study shows

Many physicians who treat patients with 'penicillin allergy' listed in their charts may not fully understand important facts about penicillin allergy, a new study shows.

Steps to manage an asthma episode- First Aid for Asthma

Asthma is a condition that affects the airways, causing them to tighten and go into spasm, making breathing difficult. Asthma attacks can be triggered by allergies, stress, exercise, colds, and changes in temperature. As asthma sufferer can have several different types of medication to help them manage their condition. Below discussed are 4 first aid […]

Natural and Effective Home Remedies for Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation that can happen in the tubes of bronchial which is located between the lungs and nose. Bacteria, Virus or colds can cause bronchitis; symptoms of this bronchitis include chest pain, coughing with mucus, fatigue, nasal congestion, muscle aches, difficulty breathing and fever. Here are few home remedies, which can help you […]

8 Powerful Anti-Asthma Foods

Asthma can come on swiftly and strongly. Some asthma attacks are so severe they can result in hospitalization or death. Many asthma patients get confused with the foods and diet choices, having a healthy, balanced diet and including certain powerful anti-asthmatic foods can help you to manage your health condition. Here below mentioned are top […]

Top 10 Essential Oils for Asthma

Essential oils can help to open up airways, reduce the inflammation that causes asthma attacks, and more. The best thing is there are multiple essential oils that effectively treat asthma. Below discussed are few best choices out there. Lavender oil Lavender oil helps to fight against airway inflammation and reduces the problems with breathing, Lavender […]

Cells change type to help or hinder immunity

In news that may bring hope to asthma sufferers, scientists discover a mechanism that provides a possible new target for allergy treatments. By observing the allergic response in mice with asthma, scientists at the Francis Crick Institute found that white blood cells that normally reduce the symptoms of asthma convert into cells that make allergies worse.

Gene therapy could 'turn off' severe allergies

A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by recent immunology research.

6 Tips to Manage Cold Weather Asthma

Cold air can literally take the breath away for a person who suffers from asthma. The lungs of asthma patients have become hypersensitive and inflamed causing the muscles around the bronchial tubes to constrict making the simple task of breathing more difficult. Plan ahead and talk to your doctor provide about treatment plans that help […]

Viral acute respiratory infections in infants may lead to recurrent childhood wheezing

Viral acute respiratory infections (ARIs) may lead to oxidative stress in some infants, and play a major role in the development of recurrent wheezing in early childhood, according to a new study. Oxidative stress is an imbalance between...Show More Summary

New hope for patients with severe lung disease

Patients suffering from severe lung disease could see their lives transformed thanks to a 'game-changing' clinical trial. The HOT-HMV trial (Home Oxygen Therapy-Home Mechanical Ventilation), which involved giving selected patients a breathing machine to be used in their home in addition to oxygen therapy, was found to reduce readmissions to hospital following an acute infection.

Graphene-based sensor could improve evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of asthma

Scientists have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing hospitalizations and deaths.

Traffic-related air pollution linked to DNA damage in children

Children and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports a new study.

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