Latest global estimates illustrate the vast impact of the two most common chronic respiratory diseases, with 3.2 million deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and 0.4 million deaths caused by asthma in 2015, according to a new Global Burden of Disease study. Show More Summary
New study finds that elemental sulfur is linked to reduced lung function, more asthma-related symptoms and higher asthma medication use in children living about a half-mile or less from farms that use the pesticide.
Scientists have made a significant breakthrough in understanding the regulation of immune cells that play a pivotal role in allergic diseases such as asthma and eczema. They have identified a 'checkpoint' manned by these immune cells that, if barred, can halt the development of the lung inflammation associated with allergies.
Outdoor loving people are generally prone to seasonal allergies. February to August is the times when seasonal allergies strike people with low immune system. These allergies generally occur when the plants start producing pollen. Pollen is a substance that helps the plant to make new seeds and reproduce. By inhaling the pollen people get seasonal […]
Spring season and summer season, both are fun-filled seasons but is not the same for people who have allergies such as grasses, airborne triggers, pollen, etc. Below discussed are 7 foods and nutrients which can take care of these allergies. 7 Foods that Fight Allergies Pineapple Pineapple contains a powerful enzyme called bromelain, to help […]
Asthma patient should perform the correct procedure or correct sequence while using an asthma inhaler. The inhaled asthma medicine should reach the airways to work properly, many people do inhaler mistakes. Below discussed are few mistakes, we generally make, let us examine the details. Here are 10 common mistakes made when using a metered-dose inhaler […]
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
Even kids who were prescribed an epinephrine auto injector didn't receive the life-saving medication when they needed it, new research has found.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
A new therapy developed through stem cell technology holds promise as a treatment for chronic asthma.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.