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Got Asthma? Avoid Allergens

Posted 22 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, April 21, 2018 – If you have asthma, it may help to reduce your exposure to allergens. Previous research has shown that roughly two-thirds of all people with asthma also have an allergy, allergy experts say. "What many people don't realize is that the same things that trigger your seasonal hay fever symptoms – things like pollen, dust mites, mold and pet dander – can also cause ...

Preschool, Day Care Not Asthma Triggers: Study

Posted 13 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 – Breathe easy, Mom and Dad. Sending your young children to preschool or day care probably won't increase their risk of developing asthma. In fact, researchers report, it may help protect your kids against the respiratory disease. Investigators at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) based that conclusion on an analysis of 32 studies published between 1964 ...

AHA: Asthma as Kid, Stiffer Arteries as an Adult?

Posted 9 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Having asthma as a child is associated with developing stiff arteries earlier in adulthood, according to a new study. The study, published Monday in the journal Hypertension, sought to explore the link between asthma, a chronic lung disease that makes breathing difficult, and stiff arteries, which is associated with heart disease and stroke. ...

Boosting Steroid Dose May Not Reduce Kids' Asthma Flare-Ups

Posted 5 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, March 3, 2018 – Temporarily boosting the dose of inhaled steroids may not do much to reduce the frequency of severe asthma flare-ups in children, according to two new studies. Short-term increases in inhaled steroids might even be tied to slightly slowed growth in kids, one of the studies suggested. Asthma flare-ups in children are common and many doctors increase doses of inhaled ...

Female Hormones May Play Part in Asthma

Posted 26 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2018 – There may be a link between asthma in women and changes in levels of female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, researchers report. That could help explain why asthma is more common in boys than girls in childhood, but more common in females after puberty, according to the Scottish investigators. They reviewed more than 50 studies of more than 500,000 women with ...

Summer Camp Tips for Kids With Asthma, Allergies

Posted 25 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, Feb. 24, 2018 – Your children may already be looking forward to summer camp. But when it comes to kids with asthma or allergies, parents need to take extra steps in planning their outdoor experience. "Kids with allergies and asthma need an extra layer of preparation to ensure they stay healthy and enjoy their adventure," said Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American College of ...

Asthma Doesn't Have to Ruin Your Valentine's Day

Posted 14 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 – Asthma and allergies can put on damper on your Valentine's Day romancing, an expert warns. "Keeping everyone free of allergy and asthma flare-ups helps keep the focus on romance this Valentine's Day. Red or itchy eyes, runny noses, coughs and fatigue can ruin your celebration," Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology ...

Asthma Attacks on the Decline Among U.S. Kids

Posted 7 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 – Fewer U.S. children are having to deal with asthma attacks in recent years, federal health officials reported Tuesday. That also translates into fewer missed school days and hospital visits, the researchers noted. In fact, the number of kids with asthma who had one or more asthma attacks in the past year dropped from nearly 62 percent in 2001 to about 54 percent in 2016, ...

Easing Your Child's Asthma

Posted 6 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 – If your child is among the 10 percent of kids with asthma, you want to do everything you can to control it. Start by working with your child's allergist to identify his or her unique asthma triggers and ways to avoid them. Common asthma triggers include: Secondhand smoke from cigarettes, wood-burning stoves and campfires, Pet dander from furry or feathered animals, ...

Asthma in America Carries $82 Billion Price Tag

Posted 12 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 – The economic cost of asthma in the United States is nearly $82 billion a year, federal health officials report. That figure includes medical expenses and costs associated with work and school absences and deaths. However, the true cost of asthma is probably underestimated because the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study did not include people with ...

As CHIP Money Runs Out, Millions of U.S. Kids May Lose Health Care

Posted 12 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 – Time is running out for millions of American kids covered by the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Stopgap funding for the federal program for these kids will expire Jan. 19. Soon thereafter, states will begin to cut kids' coverage as the money runs dry, experts say. Nearly 1.7 million children on CHIP in 20 states could lose coverage by the end of February, ...

Asthma Worse for Overweight Preschoolers: Study

Posted 29 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 – Preschoolers with asthma may have worse symptoms if they're overweight. Compared to those with a healthy weight, heavy kids with untreated asthma had 37 more days with symptoms a year, according to a new report. The study findings show that "early life weight gain does worsen the severity of asthma in the youngest patients," said study leader and lung specialist Dr. ...

Boxed Warning Removed From LABA/ICS Combination Asthma Medications: FDA

Posted 21 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

New evidence regarding safety is spurring the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove a Boxed Warning from certain inhaled medications used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The decision applies to a class of medications known as Long-Acting Beta Agonists (LABAs) used in combination with inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) medicines. These medicines include brand name ...

Overweight Kids Don't Have to Be Overweight Adults

Posted 20 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 – Overweight children often become obese adults, with attendant problems such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. But a new study suggests there are "critical windows" where that path to weight gain can be changed. The study, involving more than 2,700 Finnish adults, found what many studies have shown before: Childhood body mass index, or BMI, is a good predictor of ...

Heavy Particles in Smog Up Kids' Asthma Risk

Posted 20 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 – Children who inhale coarse particles – like dust, sand or even rubber emissions from tires – increase their chances of developing serious asthma, new research indicates. The finding comes from the analysis of data on 8 million young people, 5 to 20 years old, in 34 U.S. states. It focused on the impact of their exposure to tiny bits of so-called "coarse" matter that ...

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