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An itch you can't scratch: Researchers find 'itch receptors' in the throats of mice

Working with mice, researchers report they have found previously known skin itch receptors in the airways that appear to contribute to bronchoconstriction and airway hypersensitivity, hallmarks of asthma and other respiratory disorders. Show More Summary

All that You Need to Know About Childhood Asthma

Asthma is a disease which if not cured takes severe form and becomes tough to treat. Children who have asthma need to be taken care of in a compassionate manner. If your child is suffering from asthma then very often it becomes a struggle to handle and even scares you at times. Show More Summary

Genetic variant discovery to help asthma sufferers

Researchers have identified a genetic variant that could improve the safety and effectiveness of corticosteroids, drugs that are used to treat a range of common and rare conditions including asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Common biological features of different types of asthma identified

A team of researchers has identified biological variations in lung tissue samples that for the first time can help identify people with mild asthma from those with moderate or severe asthma.

Mesenchymal stem cell therapy: Holding promise for feline inflammatory diseases

Stem cell therapy is acknowledged as having great potential for the treatment of a variety of diseases in both people and animals. The use of bone marrow-derived stem cells is well established in the treatment of human cancer patients, and veterinary applications for bone marrow- and adipose-derived stem cells are being evaluated.

Serious asthma attacks reduced by temporary quadrupling of steroid inhaler, study finds

Serious asthma attacks in adults can be reduced by a temporary but significant increase in the dose of inhaled steroids during severe episodes of asthma, according to a new study.

Environmental exposures more determinant of respiratory health than inherited genetics

Researchers have found strong evidence that environmental exposures, including air pollution, affect gene expressions associated with respiratory diseases much more than genetic ancestry. The study analyzed more than 1.6 million data...Show More Summary

Short-term increases in inhaled steroid doses do not prevent asthma flare-ups in children

Researchers have found that temporarily increasing the dosage of inhaled steroids when asthma symptoms begin to worsen does not effectively prevent severe flare-ups, and may be associated with slowing a child's growth, challenging a common medical practice involving children with mild-to-moderate asthma.

Improving pediatric asthma care is possible

A new study shows improved personalized inpatient assessments can enhance the accuracy of the prescribed asthma therapy a child receives. A physician's asking of the six key asthma control questions can help.

Nervous system puts the brakes on inflammation

Cells in the nervous system can 'put the brakes' on the immune response to infections in the gut and lungs to prevent excessive inflammation, according to new research. This insight may one day lead to new ways to treat diseases caused by unchecked inflammation, such as asthma and inflammatory bowel disease.

Obesity not a risk factor for acute respiratory illnesses, study finds

Although obesity has been considered a risk factor for more-severe cases of the flu, a new study found that it is not a risk factor for severe acute respiratory illnesses, including the flu, in children or adults.

Receptor protects against allergies, asthma

A special receptor on cells that line the sinuses, throat and lungs evolved to protect mammals from developing a range of allergies and asthma, according to a new study.

Immune signature predicts asthma susceptibility

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease driven by the interplay of genetics, environmental factors and a diverse cast of immune cells. Researchers have now identified a subset of T cells, whose frequency serves as early childhood immune signature that predicts the risk of developing asthma later on.

Asthma drug potential treatment for aortic aneurysm

Aortic aneurysm – the dilation of the aorta – is a serious condition that lacks effective drug treatment. Researchers report however, that a common asthma drug can retard the development of aortic aneurysm in mice.


Anaphylaxis is very uncommon and rigorous allergic effect. The symptoms of this Anaphylaxis are many, but the first and primary indication is skin itchiness or a gooey nose. After sometime few more signs emerge and they are coughing,...Show More Summary

Treating Asthma With Honey

Asthma is a disease which is common among all age groups. Its severity depends on how progressively it is treated. Many people who have acute asthma face sudden attack problems very frequently. These attacks can be quite enervating and annoying at times and need to be managed instantly. Show More Summary

New explanation for why airways close in asthma holds promise for future class of drugs

Researchers have a new explanation for what causes the lungs' airways to close during asthma attacks that could change the lives of the 300 million people worldwide who suffer from asthma. The discovery holds promise for developing a new class of drugs that is radically different from the steroids currently used to treat it.

Is It A Normal Cough Or An Allergy?

Have you been coughing quite frequently? Aren’t you finding any relief in spite of undergoing several doses of antibiotics? Well, let’s first know what type of cough it is. The unexpected and cyclical occurrence of a cough will clear out many breathing channels. Show More Summary

How treating eczema could also alleviate asthma

Scientists have discovered insights for a possible new therapy for eczema that also reduces the severity of asthma. The findings are an important next step in understanding the relationship between the two inflammatory diseases and to developing effective therapies.

First vaccine in the world developed against grass pollen allergy

Around 400 million people world-wide suffer in some form or other from a grass pollen allergy (rhinitis) – with the usual symptoms such as a runny nose, cough and severe breathing problems. Medical researchers have now shown in a Phase...Show More Summary

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