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How to Decor your Home for Allergy Free

Home decoration is not just about the beauty. When you are decorating your house, you need to consider few other factors. Some of the most popular aspects include the theme, colors and space utilization. However, there exists another important aspect to consider, i.e. Show More Summary

New loci associated with asthma enriched in epigenetic marks

Scientists have discovered five new regions of the genome that increase the risk of asthma.

Another test to help clinicians diagnose asthma more accurately

A meta-analysis shows that fractional exhaled nitrous oxide (FeNO) is a good evidence-based adjunct test for asthma

Obesity can add five weeks of asthma symptoms per year in preschoolers

Asthma affects almost 1 in 10 children in the US and is a leading cause of emergency room visits and hospitalizations in preschoolers. According to new research, symptoms may be worse for children ages 2 to 5 who are overweight.

Allergens widespread in largest study of US homes

Allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to the nation's largest indoor allergen study to date. Researchers report that over 90 percent of homes had three or more detectable allergens, and 73 percent of homes had at least one allergen at elevated levels.

Breathing exercises help asthma patients with quality of life

A new study has found that people who continue to get problems from their asthma, despite receiving standard treatment, experience an improved quality of life when they are taught breathing exercises. The majority of asthma patients have some degree of impaired quality of life.

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.

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