Asthma

Is a Written Asthma Action Plan for Children Necessary?

New Rochelle, NY —Parents of children with asthma need ongoing education and guidance on this chronic condition and how to prevent and ...

Persistent Childhood Asthma Linked to COPD

The development of persistent childhood asthma – characterized by having trouble breathing on an almost daily basis – is not well understood. ...

Persistent childhood asthma sets stage for COPD

Lifelong attention may be needed to prevent worsening lung function ... Full story

Most Asthma Research May Not Apply to African-American Children

Newly Identified Genetic Risk Factors in Black Children Could Lead to Better Treatments ... Full story

Asthma linked to DNA damage

Allergies induced by dust mites can harm DNA in lung cells. ... Full story

Treating asthma

University scientists have made a discovery that could lead to improved treatment for asthma sufferers. ... Full story

Penn and Rutgers Researchers Discover New Pathway That May Trigger Asthma

Finding could lead to better drugs for the many asthma patients who don’t respond well to current medications ... Full story

Hormone drug could cure asthma and other fibrosis-related diseases

Relaxin is the hormone that aids women to give birth – produced by the ovaries during pregnancy it ensures that the pelvic ligaments soften, for a brief time, long enough to push the baby out. ... Full story

Women with unhealthy BMIs who smoke and drink at two-fold higher risk of asthma: worldwide study

By Kendra Stephenson - Dr. Jayadeep PatraUnderweight and obese women who also drank alcohol and smoked tobacco had a two-fold higher risk of being diagnosed with asthma than women with a healthy body mass index who did not drink or smoke, a St. Michael’s Hospital study found. ... Full story

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