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03 May

Adults with Asthma at Higher Risk for Obesity, Study Finds

Researchers say adults with asthma are more likely to develop obesity later in life, especially if they have non-allergic asthma.

26 Jan

Asthma Patients Share What It’s Like to Mask Up During COVID

The majority of asthma patients report that wearing a mask sometimes affects breathing, a new study finds.

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06 Oct
1 in 7 U.S. High School Students Now Vapes

1 in 7 U.S. High School Students Now Vapes

Teen vaping continues at concerning levels, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. <...

06 Oct
Move to Zero-Emission Trucks Could Save 66,000 U.S. Lives

Move to Zero-Emission Trucks Could Save 66,000 U.S. Lives

Replacing diesel-powered trucks and the toxic pollutants they spew with electric vehicles would save tens of thousands of U.S. lives, a new American Lung Association report says.

The benefit would accrue if all medium- and heavy-duty trucks sold have zero emissions by 20...

30 Sep
After Ian's Destruction: How to Safely Enter, Clean Flood-Damaged Homes

After Ian's Destruction: How to Safely Enter, Clean Flood-Damaged Homes

The devastation left by one of the strongest hurricanes to hit Florida in years is immense. But residents flooded out of their homes by Hurricane Ian must be cautious when they return, federal experts warn.

First off, always assume there's potential risk from

28 Sep
Study Probes Links Between Vaccines and Asthma in Kids, With Inconclusive Results

Study Probes Links Between Vaccines and Asthma in Kids, With Inconclusive Results

Aluminum in childhood vaccines has long been the cause of speculation about a potential link to allergies and asthma, but a new

21 Sep
Smoggy Days Could Help Send Kids With Autism to the ER

Smoggy Days Could Help Send Kids With Autism to the ER

Could air pollution land children with autism in the hospital?

A new study found that short-term exposure to air pollution is linked to a higher risk for hospitalization amon...

15 Sep
Men Exposed to Cigarette Smoke in Childhood More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids

Men Exposed to Cigarette Smoke in Childhood More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids

Smoking around your child is unhealthy, but it could also harm your future grandchildren, a new study finds.

Children are more likely to develop

02 Sep
Air Pollution May Do More Harm to Women Than Men

Air Pollution May Do More Harm to Women Than Men

Breathing in fumes from diesel exhaust may be more damaging to women than to men, a new, small Canadian study claims.

“We already know that there are sex differences in lung diseases such as

31 Aug
Widely Used Steroid Meds Could Alter the Brain

Widely Used Steroid Meds Could Alter the Brain

Long-term steroid use can reshape the structure of the brain, causing some parts to shrink and others to grow, a major new study reports.

People taking steroids -- even inhaled steroids -- appear to have less intact white matter structure in their brains compared with th...

22 Aug
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Cleanup Put Workers at Risk for Asthma

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Cleanup Put Workers at Risk for Asthma

Workers who cleaned up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico were more likely than others to have developed asthma or related symptoms, a long-term follow-up shows.

"This is the first study to ever look at specific chemicals from oil spills and link ...

10 Aug
Biden to Sign Bill That Helps Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burn Pits

Biden to Sign Bill That Helps Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burn Pits

President Biden was poised on Wednesday to sign a bill that expands health care benefits for U.S. veterans exposed to toxic burn pits.

Known as the PACT Act, the legislation is the biggest expansion of veterans' health care and benefits in more than 30 years, the White H...

28 Jul
More Than Half of Young U.S. Adults Have a Chronic Health Condition

More Than Half of Young U.S. Adults Have a Chronic Health Condition

Obesity, depression, high blood pressure, asthma: These are just a few of the chronic health conditions that are now affecting almost 40 million Americans between the ages 18 and 34, new federal d...

25 Jul
Neighborhood Factors Could Raise Your Child's Odds for Asthma

Neighborhood Factors Could Raise Your Child's Odds for Asthma

Inner-city kids are known to be at greater risk for uncontrolled asthma. Now, new research suggests that violent crime and poor school achievement may be two reasons why.

“Experiencing violent crime can result in toxic stress, and decreased educational attainment is as...

01 Jul
Stay Independent of Asthma, Allergies This July 4th

Stay Independent of Asthma, Allergies This July 4th

It's time to enjoy summer celebrations, but allergies and asthma can put a damper on the festivities.

They don't need to. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) offers some tips for keeping them in check.

"The 4th of July is a favorite holid...

22 May
Spring's Double Trouble: Asthma Plus Seasonal Allergies

Spring's Double Trouble: Asthma Plus Seasonal Allergies

If you have both asthma and seasonal allergies, there are ways to reduce the impacts of that double whammy, an expert says.

People with asthma, a chronic lung condition, should try to control or preven...

20 May
C-Section Antibiotics Show No Link to Asthma in Childhood

C-Section Antibiotics Show No Link to Asthma in Childhood

Giving antibiotics to a woman just before a cesarean delivery does not increase her baby's risk of asthma or eczema, a new British study says.

C-section is common, but can put new mothers at incre...

19 May
Two-Drug Inhaler Could Reduce Asthma Attacks

Two-Drug Inhaler Could Reduce Asthma Attacks

Two drugs are better than one when it comes to stopping asthma attacks in progress, a new clinical trial has found.

The study, of more than 3,100 asthma patients, found that a two-drug "rescue" inhaler worked better than a standard inhaler in thwarting severe asthma exac...

18 May
Pollution Killed 9 Million People Worldwide in 2019

Pollution Killed 9 Million People Worldwide in 2019

Pollution from varied sources caused 9 million deaths worldwide in 2019, accounting for 1 in 6 of all deaths, a new study says.

Of those pollution-related deaths, three-quarters -- close to 7 million -- were caused by

18 May
Asthma, Allergies Raise Heart Risks, Too

Asthma, Allergies Raise Heart Risks, Too

If you have asthma or allergies, you may be more likely to develop heart disease, and some medications may increase or lower that risk, a new review of clinical trials and lab research shows.

"Many people think of asthma as a disease of the lungs, but there's an importan...

17 May
Cutting Pollution From Power Plants, Transport Could Save 50,000 U.S. Lives Each Year

Cutting Pollution From Power Plants, Transport Could Save 50,000 U.S. Lives Each Year

More than 50,000 premature deaths would be prevented in the United States each year if fine particle air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels were eliminated, researchers say.

Curbing this source of pollution would also save more than $600 billion a year in health ...

02 May
Could Asthma Treatment Raise Your Odds for Obesity?

Could Asthma Treatment Raise Your Odds for Obesity?

Adults who suffer from asthma often need to take corticosteroids to open up their airways, but the medications may have an unintended side effect: New research shows the treatment, particularly when taken in pil...

04 Apr
Follow-Up Care Can Prevent Repeat ER Visits for Child's Asthma

Follow-Up Care Can Prevent Repeat ER Visits for Child's Asthma

After a child shows up in the emergency room in the throes of an asthma attack, follow-up care is the best way to avoid another visit to the hospital down the road.

But when researchers analyzed claims data on more than 90,000 asthma-related emergency department (ED) vis...

31 Mar
Bong Use at Home Quickly Fills Air With Toxins

Bong Use at Home Quickly Fills Air With Toxins

Smoking pot through a bong doesn't protect the nonsmokers in the room from the dangers of secondhand smoke, a new study warns.

Bongs have been touted as a safe way to protect nonsmokers from secondhand marijuana smoke. But it can expose them to extremely high concentrati...

29 Mar
Mom's Use of Workplace Disinfectants in Pregnancy Tied to Eczema, Asthma in Kids

Mom's Use of Workplace Disinfectants in Pregnancy Tied to Eczema, Asthma in Kids

If you're a worker who plans to get pregnant, take heed of a new study that warns that pregnant women who work in hospitals and are exposed to disinfectants may be more likely to have children who suffer from asthma...

28 Mar
'Live' Type of Flu Shot Is Safe for Kids With Asthma: Study

'Live' Type of Flu Shot Is Safe for Kids With Asthma: Study

Yearly flu shots are especially important for kids with asthma as any virus can trigger an asthma attack. But in the not-too-distant future, these kids might be able to get a spritz instead of a jab, new research hints.

Current recommendations suggest

18 Mar
'Zapping' Air Passages May Bring Relief for Severe Asthma

'Zapping' Air Passages May Bring Relief for Severe Asthma

Inhalers, pills or injections help most people control their asthma, but some with severe disease opt for cutting-edge surgery that "remodels" their airways to improve their breathing.

10 Mar

Your Houseplants May Help You Breathe Easier

Want to breathe better air indoors? Go green.

Houseplants can make your home or office air cleaner, according to British researchers.

In

07 Mar
Apps: They Help Manage Health Conditions, But Few Use Them, Poll Finds

Apps: They Help Manage Health Conditions, But Few Use Them, Poll Finds

Health and fitness apps are growing in popularity, but not among the people who might benefit most from them - seniors and people with chronic health conditions.

Nearly two out of three American adults are living with a chronic health problem like heart disease,...

04 Mar
Are Health Care Apps in Your Future?

Are Health Care Apps in Your Future?

Are you managing a chronic health problem, be it obesity or diabetes or heart disease or asthma?

There's likely an app for that.

Health apps are becoming more and more sop...

21 Feb
Does Your Child Have Asthma? Look for the Signs

Does Your Child Have Asthma? Look for the Signs

If you're wondering whether your child may have asthma, there are some tell-tale signs to look for, an expert says.

Asthma is the most common chronic respiratory disease in children and affects m...

28 Jan
Your Gas Stove Might Make You (and the Planet) Sick

Your Gas Stove Might Make You (and the Planet) Sick

That gas stove in your kitchen fires up quickly and cooks evenly. What's not to love?

A lot, as it turns out.

The emissions from gas stoves are considered major contributors to climate change and damaging to human health. Now, new research suggests they're troubles...

26 Jan
Many People With Asthma Have Mixed Feelings About Masks: Poll

Many People With Asthma Have Mixed Feelings About Masks: Poll

Although they report difficulty breathing and discomfort while wearing a face mask, most people with asthma still use them in public places during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study finds.

University of Illinois Chicago researchers conducted an online survey of more than...

06 Jan
Urban Air Pollution Drives Millions of Cases of Asthma in Kids

Urban Air Pollution Drives Millions of Cases of Asthma in Kids

Far fewer kids might develop asthma if there were less traffic pollution, suggests a new study that researched the issue worldwide.

"Our study found that nitrogen dioxide puts children at risk of developing asthma and the problem is especially acute in urban areas," said...

23 Dec
FDA Approves New Drug to Help Control Severe Asthma

FDA Approves New Drug to Help Control Severe Asthma

People who struggle with severe asthma now have a new treatment to get some relief.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an inje...

21 Dec
Make Asthma, Allergy Control Your Resolution for the New Year

Make Asthma, Allergy Control Your Resolution for the New Year

If your New Year's resolution is to keep your allergy and asthma symptoms under control in 2022, it's best to do so in small steps, an expert says.

"The best way to tackle health challenges is in small bits, and that goes for allergy and asthma control," said Dr. Mark Co...

13 Dec
New Drug a Good Treatment Option for Severe Asthma in Kids

New Drug a Good Treatment Option for Severe Asthma in Kids

Parents of children with moderate-to-severe asthma may have a much-needed treatment option: A new trial finds that an injected monoclonal antibody drug called dupilumab significantly reduces a child's odds of serious asthma attacks and improves lung function.

“We were ...

09 Dec
New Asthma Drug Helps Kids, But Price Tag Is High

New Asthma Drug Helps Kids, But Price Tag Is High

Children with hard-to-control asthma may get relief from adding an injectable antibody drug to their standard treatment, a clinical trial has found.

The drug, called dupilumab (Dupixent), has been available for several years to treat stubborn asthma in adults and teenage...

08 Dec
Another Benefit to Asthma Control for Kids: Less Bullying

Another Benefit to Asthma Control for Kids: Less Bullying

Kids can be cruel, and bullies often zero in on kids they view as weak or different, including those with asthma.

One in 10 children with asthma say they have been bullied or teased as a result of their condition, but tight asthma control seems to keep bullying at bay, <...

04 Dec
Keep Your Holidays Allergy-Free This Year

Keep Your Holidays Allergy-Free This Year

Planning ahead will reduce the risk of allergies and asthma interfering with your holiday plans, an expert says.

"In addition to concerns about COVID-19, those with allergies and asthma sometimes have an added layer of anxiety because they need to always be thinking abou...

01 Dec
Kids With Uncontrolled Asthma at Higher Odds for Severe COVID-19

Kids With Uncontrolled Asthma at Higher Odds for Severe COVID-19

Asthma is a tough disease for kids and their parents to manage well, but not keeping it under control may make these children up to six times more likely to wind up in the hospital with severe COVID-19, new research shows.

With the cold and flu season about to kick in an...

19 Nov
Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight Could Affect Odds for Child's Asthma, Allergies

Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight Could Affect Odds for Child's Asthma, Allergies

Can your weight before pregnancy determine your baby's chances of developing asthma or allergies?

Yes, claims a study that looked at that question, as well as whether weight gain during pregnancy might have an impact.

"We did find that there was a link bet...

19 Nov
Climate Change May Not Increase Allergies in Kids With Asthma: Study

Climate Change May Not Increase Allergies in Kids With Asthma: Study

While climate change gets a lot of notice for its numerous negative impacts around the globe, children's allergies may not be among them.

Despite climate change, with the longer growing seasons and larger pollen loads that are attributed to it, more than 5,800 children i...

05 Nov
Many Kids With Asthma Are Unprepared for Adult Asthma Care

Many Kids With Asthma Are Unprepared for Adult Asthma Care

Many young Americans with asthma aren't sufficiently prepared by their childhood care providers to transition to adult care, a small new study shows.

It's important for youth with asthma to understand their asthma-related medical needs will likely change as they age, and...

20 Oct
A High-Tech Pointer to Pollutants That Trigger Asthma in Kids

A High-Tech Pointer to Pollutants That Trigger Asthma in Kids

Dust mites and smoke are known triggers of asthma in children. Now, scientists have identified previously unknown combinations of air pollutants that appear tied to the respiratory disorder.

"Asthma is one the most prevalent diseases affecting children in the United Stat...

07 Oct
Western Wildfires Are Making Easterners Sick: U.S. Study

Western Wildfires Are Making Easterners Sick: U.S. Study

You might think that wildfires in the western United States would only affect folks in places like Colorado, California or Oregon.

But a new study estimates that three-quarters...

09 Sep
Is Your Workplace an Asthma Trigger?

Is Your Workplace an Asthma Trigger?

Workers, take heed: Your place of work can help bring on or exacerbate asthma, a new study suggests.

Common workplace triggers include poor ventilation and moldy air conditioning systems, cleaning products and even the toner used in printers, the researchers said. Employ...

08 Sep
New Insights Into Why Asthma Worsens at Night

New Insights Into Why Asthma Worsens at Night

Many people with asthma know their illness can flare up at night, and new research suggests the body's internal clock could be to blame.

The findings could prove important for treating and studying asthma, the researchers said.

"This is one of the first studies to ...

08 Sep
Mom's Exercise in Pregnancy May Help Baby's Lungs

Mom's Exercise in Pregnancy May Help Baby's Lungs

Exercising during pregnancy can benefit babies' lungs, Scandinavian researchers report.

"This study offers a fascinating hint that increased physical activity of mothers is associated with better lung function in their babies and, therefore, possibly their health in late...

08 Sep
No Lasting Damage to Lungs After COVID in Young Patients: Study

No Lasting Damage to Lungs After COVID in Young Patients: Study

Young people appear to have normal lung function after recovering from COVID-19, new studies find.

In one, Swedish researchers found that even asthma patients had no significant impairment in lung function.

In the other, German researchers found unimpaired lung fun...

07 Sep
Rising Ragweed Levels Mean Fall Allergy Season Is Near

Rising Ragweed Levels Mean Fall Allergy Season Is Near

While some may think of scents like cinnamon or pumpkin spice when the season turns to fall, others are breathing in something much less pleasant.

Autumn is also allergy season for those sensitive to ragweed.

"A spike in ragweed tends to mark the informal start of ...

18 Aug
Recall of Philips Breathing Machines Affects Millions of Americans

Recall of Philips Breathing Machines Affects Millions of Americans

A recall of more than a dozen types of Philips breathing machines because of potential cancer risks has millions of Americans struggling to find replacements to deal with sleep disorders, breathing problems and respiratory emergencies.

The recall involves certain Respiro...

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