Asthma

Stronger evidence found for link between prenatal exposure to paracetamol and the risk of developing asthma

Researchers have provided new evidence that developing asthma can be linked to pregnant women and infants being exposed to paracetamol; by testing ...

Air pollution exposure during pregnancy linked with asthma risk

Babies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asthma before the age ...

Why growing up on a farm protects against asthma and allergies

​ Bart Lambrecht and Hamida Hammad, both associated with VIB and UGent, have established a solid scientific basis for the claim that kids who grow up on farms – most notably the ones that house livestock – are far less likely to develop asthma or allergies. Leading a team of 14 researchers, their breakthrough conclusions were published in ‘Immunity’ and ‘Science’. ... Full story

UT Southwestern clinical trial reveals effective, targeted therapy for inner-city children and adolescents with chronic asthma

More effective treatment may be on the horizon for young chronic asthma sufferers living in urban areas, based on clinical trial findings that identified a targeted therapy to reduce severe asthma flare-ups. ... Full story

Beware, Asthma Suffers: Migraines May Worsen

CINCINNATI—Pre-existing asthma may be a strong predictor of future chronic migraine attacks in individuals experiencing occasional migraine headaches, according to researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC), Montefiore Headache Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Vedanta Research. ... Full story

New clinical trial to improve diagnosis of asthma

A research team at The University of Nottingham is calling on people diagnosed with mild asthma to take part in a clinical trial to see whether a simple new breath test can improve the diagnosis and treatment of the condition. ... Full story

Early childhood bronchiolitis increases asthma risk in adulthood

Persons who have had bronchiolitis in early childhood have an increased risk of asthma at the age of 28–31 and a weaker health-related quality of life than their peers. In lung function tests, they also demonstrate changes indicative of irreversible airway obstruction, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. ... Full story

Home-Based Educational Intervention Improves Asthma Among Hispanic Children

New Rochelle, NY —Significant improvements in frequency of asthma attacks and symptoms, hospitalization rates and acute care visits, quality of life, and asthma knowledge were reported among a largely Hispanic population with a high asthma hospitalization following a home-based approach to educating families that have children with asthma. The design, results, and implications of this study are published in Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free to download on the Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology website until December 10, 2015. ... Full story

Study Suggests New Way to Reduce Seasonal Asthma Attacks in High-Risk Children

Madison, Wisconsin - Adding targeted and short-term use of the drug omalizumab to guidelines-directed treatment just before the start of school cut in half the number of autumn asthma attacks, or exacerbations, in high-risk children. ... Full story

New technology will help define the environmental triggers of childhood asthma

UC Davis researchers receive funding to develop a wearable sensor device ... Full story

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