Energy efficient homes linked to asthma

The drive for energy efficient homes could increase asthma risks, according to new research. ...

A Better Biomonitor for Children with Asthma

TAU takes groundbreaking new diagnostic technique from Ground Zero to the playground ...

Smartphone game helps children to improve asthma inhaler technique

Researchers at The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have developed a new interactive smartphone game can help children use a key asthma inhaler (‘a spacer’) far more effectively, allowing them to breathe more easily. ... Full story

Cold-related asthma attacks predictable with new test

People who have asthma generally suffer worse with colds caused by rhinoviruses than other people do. There are also asthmatics and patients with the severe lung condition COPD in whom the cold virus can trigger serious flare-ups of their condition. A team of researchers from the Institute of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research at the MedUni Vienna has now discovered how this risk group can be filtered out using a blood test. ... Full story

Asthma patients to docs: Can we talk about cost?

ANN ARBOR—Asthma patients concerned about their ability to pay for medical care would like to talk about cost-related concerns with their physicians but often don't get that opportunity, say researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. ... Full story

Surgery for sleep apnea improves asthma control

Surgical removal of the tonsils and adenoids in children suffering from sleep apnea is associated with decreased asthma severity, according to the first large study of the connection, published in the journal PLOS Medicine. ... Full story

Breathe Easier: Get Your D

TAU study finds asthmatics with Vitamin D deficiency are 25 percent more likely to experience acute attacks ... Full story

Study finds inconsistent achievement of guidelines for acute asthma care in hospital EDs

Evidence-supported guidelines for medication use largely met, but those calling for timely care often not achieved ... Full story

UCSF Team Learns More About Why Airway Closes Up During Asthma Attacks

The molecular regulation of smooth-muscle contraction is an important determinant of airway responses during an acute asthmatic attack. In acute asthma, various triggers, including viral illnesses and aeroallergens, can cause acute narrowing of the airways leading to a life-threatening respiratory crisis and sometimes death. ... Full story

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