Asthma

Stress-Fighting Proteins Could Be Key to New Treatments for Asthma

Investigators have discovered the precise molecular steps that enable immune cells implicated in certain forms of asthma and allergy to develop and ...

CSU researcher studies effect of pesticides, air pollution on asthmatic kids

FORT COLLINS - A new Colorado State University study will explore how the combination of pesticides and traffic pollution affects children with ...

Children who develop asthma in Toronto more likely to be born in neighbourhood with high levels of air pollution, study suggests

By Leslie Shepherd - Children who develop asthma in Toronto are more likely to have been born in a neighbourhood that has a high level of traffic-related air pollution, new research suggests. ... Full story

UC Davis study guides efforts to find new strategies, solutions to fight pediatric asthma

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - Low flu vaccination rates, medication compliance and limited access to primary care providers have contributed to the high pediatric asthma rates in California, say UC Davis pediatricians Ulfat Shaikh and Robert Byrd, who have published an extensive study describing the challenges faced by children with asthma in California. ... Full story

New study to examine fibre effect on asthma

Respiratory researchers from the University of Newcastle and HMRI are looking into whether a high-fibre diet can reduce airway inflammation in people with asthma. ... Full story

Common heart disease medication could help asthmatics too

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - A drug prescribed to prevent or stall the progress of heart disease may also relieve symptoms of asthma, according to a new study from pulmonary medicine specialists at UC Davis Health System. ... Full story

Food for thought: diet linked to asthma severity in pregnancy

A University of Adelaide study has found asthmatic women who eat a high-fat, high-sugar diet are more likely to have uncontrolled asthma while pregnant. ... Full story

Researchers find link between bacteria in infancy and development of childhood asthma

Bacteria colonising the airways of infants can increase their risk of severe respiratory illness and subsequent asthma, a new study led by researchers at the University of Melbourne has revealed. ... Full story

UTMB study shows cost-effective, expert recommended asthma test underutilized by physicians

Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found, for the first time, that spirometry was underutilized for asthma diagnosis and management in U.S. adults from 2001 to 2011, despite it’s accuracy, cost effectiveness and the publication of national guidelines advocating its use. ... Full story

Progress towards a new asthma treatment

University of Queensland researchers are developing a new asthma treatment that targets the underlying cause of asthma, rather than just the symptoms. ... Full story

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