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When a common cold may trigger early supportive care

A new study shows that in infants who were born severely premature, human rhinovirus infections appear to trigger airway hyper-reactivity, which leads to wheezing, hyperinflation and more severe respiratory disease.

Possible new way to treat parasitic infections discovered

A chemical that suppresses the lethal form of a parasitic infection caused by roundworms that affects up to 100 million people and usually causes only mild symptoms has now been identified by researchers.

Polyunsaturated fatty acids linked to reduced allergy risk

High levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids in children’s blood are associated with a reduced risk of asthma or rhinitis at the age of 16 years, new research shows.

New approach to predict respiratory allergy in early childhood

A new study suggests that immune response in early childhood to a handful of allergen molecules can predict the onset of allergic rhinitis and asthma in adolescence. These findings could accelerate the development of preventive strategies and novel treatments for respiratory allergy in children.

Intestinal worms may solve allergy puzzle

While young people with parasite worms currently have a four times higher risk for developing allergies and asthma than others, their parents are generally unaffected. Researchers were surprised when they found that intestinal worms, so-called Helminths (Toxocara Canis) from animals, actually have an influence on allergy- and asthma risk in humans.

Insufficient evidence to guide recommendations on vitamin D in pregnancy

There is currently insufficient evidence to guide recommendations on the use of vitamin D supplements in pregnancy, conclude researchers in a new report.

People born premature have smaller airways causing respiratory problems

People born prematurely may have smaller airways than those born at full term, which can cause respiratory problems.

Research could strip wine of sulfites — and health worries — for pennies per bottle

A research drive is working toward the design and marketing of a low-cost, easy-to-use device that would filter up to 99 percent of sulfites from wine when it’s poured from the bottle.

Why do more women have asthma than men? Blame hormones

Women are twice as likely as men to have asthma, and this gender difference may be caused by the effects of sex hormones on lung cells. Researchers have found that testosterone hindered an immune cell linked to asthma symptoms, such as inflammation and mucus production in the lungs.

Asthma in infant boys may eventually be preventable

A new study shows that the family risk for asthma -- typically passed from moms to babies -- may not be a result of genetics alone: it may also involve the microbes found in a baby's digestive tract.

Atopic eczema: One size does not fit all

Five distinct subgroups of eczema have been identified by researchers, a finding that helps explain how the condition can affect people at different stages of their lives.

Allergy amplifier implicated in asthma also intensifies food allergy

Almost 8 percent of children under three years old and four percent of adults suffer food allergies, which trigger not only discomfiting symptoms like dermatitis and diarrhea but can cause deadly anaphylactic shock. Allergic responses...Show More Summary

New treatments help those with mild, moderate and severe eczema

Although many adults with eczema develop the disease in childhood and carry it through life, a large number are first diagnosed in adulthood. There are new treatments available to ease the symptoms.

Almost half of food allergies in adults appear in adulthood

A new study shows that almost half of all food-allergic adults surveyed reported one or more adult-onset food allergies.

What pediatricians tell parents about early peanut introduction to prevent allergy

Guidelines to help parents introduce peanut-containing products to infants to prevent peanut allergies aren't being discussed by pediatricians.

Dogs may protect against childhood eczema and asthma

Two new studies show there may be even more reason to love your dog as they may provide a protective effect against eczema and asthma.

New asthma biomarkers identified from lung bacteria

New research suggests that the lung microbiome plays a significant role in asthma severity and response to treatment.

Top 6 Tips to Relieve Dust Allergies

Many people are habituated in taking allergy medication to resolve seasonal allergies, but rather than going with the medication you can go on the natural and healthy way to avoid symptoms without spending much time, money, and stress on the medication each time.  There are few thousands of people who have this problem; this is […]

How to Allergy-proof your Home

Allergies can be very harmful when you are suffering from asthma; it will cause you extra pain and infection. So, it is very important to stay away from allergies and allergy-proof your home by following the below simple tips. To determine whether it is asthma or allergies is very difficult because allergies are sneaky; they […]

Amazing 8 Herbs which Treat Asthma Naturally

Asthma is a breathing ailment it can be from acute to chronic, both adults and children are can affect with this problem. This can be controlled by changes in your lifestyle and few other things including breathing techniques, diet, and medicine and including few medicinal herbs. Herbs are the best way to prevent and treat […]

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